St. Kilian’s Community School
5LCA MOCK INTERVIEWS WITH ELAVON
On Monday 24th of March students of 5LCA took part in a mock interviews provided by Elavon. These interviews are part of the Skills @ work programme that St.Kilians takes part in with Elavon.
Students had to apply for a job in Elavon via their website and attend for interview with a number of Elavon staff members. This is no easy task but our students were well prepared thanks to Elavon's CV and interview skills workshop earlier in the year.
Students were given great feedback from the Elavon staff and presented themselves very well at interview. This will give them a great advantage in future interviews. Congratulations to all who took part and a very big thank you to Elavon. ORIENTEERING
On Wednesday 12th March, 32 students from St Kilian's C.S. took part in the Leinster Schools' Orienteering Championship. Hopes were high after a number of wins in the Leinster Schools' League as students had been showing consistently good form throughout the winter.
The Event was held in Djouce Woods in Co. Wicklow. The conditions on the day were ideal and made for good running. The courses were both technically and physically challenging with the steep slopes in the woods.
Many students who were expected to do well may have underestimated the complexity of the challenge and did not find the courses as easy as expected. Consistency and level headedness won the day for more cautious runners.
1st year Girls: Erin Connelly came 3rd and Ines Cueto 4th. TY Girls: Lucy Masterson was 2nd fastest individual finisher. TY Boys:1st Jessie Lopez II, 2nd Evan Williams, 3rd Abdullah Balasmeh and in 5th Dmitri Chizhikov. 5th/6th Year Girls: 1st - Sarah McGrath and Sophie Mooney in 3rd. 5th/6th Year Boys: Brendan Smith was the fastest finisher from St Kilian's.
All the students were happy with their results and are looking forward to travelling to Emo Court to take part in the Irish Schools Championship, which happens on the 8th of April. CONGRATULATIONS
Well done to two First Year students on their recent outstanding sporting achievements.
Chris Shortt (IC) has been selected to play on the Leinster U-15 Rugby team who are due to face Munster this weekend. This is Chris's second appearance for his province at this age. The Greystones club player faced Connaught in February and scored the winning try for Leinster in that match.
Congratulations are also extended to Michael Moorehouse (IC) who has won the Leinster Boys' 48kg Boxing title. This is a fabulous achievement for the young boxer from St. Fergal's Boxing Club. U-19 BOYS' LEINSTER SEMI-FINAL
Best wishes are extended to the senior boys' soccer squad who are due to play Scoil Mhuire, Strokestown in the semi-final of the Leinster Schools' B Champions' League competition in Mullingar on Wednesday 26th March. Full report to follow.
40 YEARS YOUNG CONGRATULATIONS TO Trish Parle Henry who celebrated turning 40 years young with a party in the Glencormac Inn on Saturday night.
Family, neighbours and friends danced the night away and the celebrations continued in the family home well into the early hours of Sunday morning.
A special word of congratulations comes from Alannah, Dylan and Catherine and from us all in Kilmacanogue.
APRIL HISTORY LECTURE THE KILMACANOGUE History Society April Lecture took place this week in the Glenview Hotel. Titled “The Merchant and Craft Guilds - From Medieval times to their modern equivalents”, it was presented by our own Dermot Cranny.
Dermot gave an illustrated talk reviewing the concept and structure of the Medieval Guilds System and relate the guilds to their modern equivalents.
The talk moved from antiquity to the present, outlining the origins of crafts and trades. In particular, described the ‘Merchants and Craft Guilds’, and discuss the influence of these guilds on the development of the Labour Organisation and the Apprenticeship System.
Some relevant memorabilia and exhibits were also on display during the night. Next up is the last in the series of lectures on May 6th. Titled “Do The Irish Speak English” it will be presented by Terry Dolan.
RACE NIGHT THE INDEPENDENT Organisation are holding a Race night in the Glenview Hotel on Saturday 26th April at 8.30pm to defray costs for the forthcoming local election.
A reminder to all that advertisements for the race booklet and sold horses/jockeys should be returned to Judy or Mildred before 9th April. KILMACANOGUE GOLF SOCIETY THE 2014 SEASON teed-off for the members of the Kilmacanogue Golf Society last Saturday in Powerscourt G.C.
Damian Whelan just beat Pat Kinlan on a count-back to clinch first prize after both members shot 37 points while Stephen Whelan came in 3rd with 35 points.
The front nine was won by new member William O’Reilly (17pts) with Michael Whelan taking the back nine prize (18pts).
The next outing will take place in Blainroe G.C. on Sunday 27th April at 2-30pm. SOCCER TWO OF The Glencormac United teams were in action over the weekend. The U8s faced Aughrim and suffered the heartbreak of a late goal defeat. They were 2 goals down after 10 minutes but levelled the matter with goals from Luke Honan and Daniel Moraghan before the last-minute winner.
They put in a great team effort throughout with Finn Kelly, Megan Bradshaw and Cian Redden all in superb form.
The U10s travelled to Carnew early Saturday morning and felt very hard done by after a 2-1 defeat.
Luke Kelly’s goal looked like giving the Glens a share of the points but a dubious free-kick was awarded late on to Carnew which was dispatched to the net to fire them victory.
Manager Karl Bradshaw was delighted with the efforts of all his players on the day and disappointed for them that they came away with nothing. NOTES & PHOTOS IF YOU want an item or a photograph of local interest to appear in the Kilmacanogue Diary, please contact Colm Mulligan on 086-8522653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before midday on Sunday as notes are submitted first thing Monday morning.
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