Blessington Community College
Congratulations to Lorraine Quigley (2nd Year) and Shona Conroy Tivnan (1st Year), who were successful in the Credit Union Art Competition this year.
Congratulations must also be extended to Josh Grey (Transition Year) who has recently achieved a place in the South Leinster finals for the All Ireland school talent search.
Congratulations and well done also to Leah Auld (First Year) who has been selected to play with the Leinster Badminton Team MIDLANDS LEAGUE SENIOR SOCCER
The senior soccer team from the college secured the Midlands league title for the first time in 6 years last week. In a very competitive and hard fought game, it was Blessington who emerged victorious against a resolute St Farnan’s (Prosperous) side 4-2. The early exchanges were tight and it saw both sides not willing to concede on any part of the pitch. Blessington took the lead with a well worked move and it was from the boot of Alex Lynch that the ball finally ended up in the net. A further goal followed from Cian Long and it seemed that Blessington were well on their way at this stage.
A bright start to the second half from St Farnan’s was improved upon with their first goal of the game. Pressure was building on the Blessington defence but they seem to weather the storm and went on to add a third goal shortly after. Again the never say die attitude from St Farnan’s reaped dividends when a long free kick ended up in the back of the Blessington net. Time however was not on St Farnan’s side and minutes from the end Blessington added a fourth to run out winners 4-2. It was an outstanding team performance and Blessington rounded of a successful campaign being crowned Midland league, Senior Soccer Champions. CONCERN DEBATE
On Tuesday December the 4th the Blessington Community College Debating team played host to the third round of the Concern Debating competition and welcomed Newbridge College to the school. A riveting debate ensued on the motion that “An AIDS free world will be achieved in our lifetime”. Both sides worked extremely hard to convince the audience to believe their team, with the Newbridge College team finally convincing the adjudicators to oppose the motion.
The chief adjudicator on the night, Marie Griffin praised both sides for an excellent debate and described the adjudicator’s job on the night as ‘very difficult’. Congratulations to the Newbridge team who are now topping the league table. The next and final debate in the league will be held on Tuesday the 29th of January when the Blessington team will visit St. Colmcilles Community School in Knocklyon to oppose the motion that ‘The world is unable to sustain its growing population.’ Best of luck to the team on the night. LEGO LEAGUES
We would like to extend our best wishes to the transition year team for Lego Leagues who will be making their way to Galway this weekend to present their project with another 27 teams nationwide. This years’ team is to be commended for their hard work and commitment they have shown the project. Molly Cullen, Amy Nugent, Aoife Ward and Sarah Doyle deserve a particular mention for the consistent hard work done during the year.
Despite multiple setbacks they have managed to complete a project the school is proud for them to present at the competition. It has been a valuable learning experience in team work, co-operation and organisation and I’m sure all involved have come away a little wiser from the experience.