Coláis­teChill Mhantáin



Last week the stu­dents of First Year and Sec­ond Year came to­gether to cel­e­brate and com­mend the achieve­ments of the stu­dents who achieved the high­est re­sult in their Christ­mas ex­ams in all aca­demic sub­jects. Dur­ing the Award Cer­e­mony stu­dents re­ceived a cer­tifi­cate and had a pho­to­graph taken which will be sent home as a re­minder of their achieve­ment. This is a great op­por­tu­nity to recog­nise and com­pli­ment those stu­dents who have ex­celled in a par­tic­u­lar sub­ject. It was a very proud mo­ment for all the stu­dents in­volved and we hope that this will mo­ti­vate them to­wards their sum­mer ex­ams.


On Fri­day, Jan­uary 27, our En­vi­ron­men­tal Team con­sist­ing of James Byrne (Cap­tain TY1), Luke Duffy (fifth Year) and Joshua Rawl (third Year) had their sec­ond round of the Wicklow County Coun­cil En­vi­ron­men­tal De­bat­ing com­pe­ti­tion. The boys were op­pos­ing the mo­tion that ‘Ire­land is fail­ing to take ac­tion against cli­mate change’.

The propo­si­tion was Bless­ing­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege. They de­bated the mer­its of Ire­land’s leg­isla­tive at­tempts at re­vers­ing the ef­fects of cli­mate change such as the re­cent fos­sil fuel di­vest­ment bill, re­new­able en­ergy, biodiesel and sus­tain­able homes to name but a few. While the com­pe­ti­tion was fierce our boys walked away with a vic­tory and are through to the third round of the com­pe­ti­tion.


Cake dec­o­rat­ing re­turned last week with First Year stu­dents com­pet­ing in teams in an ‘Ul­ti­mate Cake Off’. The theme of the day was ‘Tex­tiles’ to cel­e­brate the launch of the Sewing Club as many meme­bers are part of both clubs. It was very hard to pick a win­ner but Is­abella Vossa and Kate Hughes were cho­sen as the win­ners by their fel­low com­peti­tors.


A great suc­cess for the first Art Club meet­ing with 18 stu­dents at­tend­ing. They be­gan with Pop Art self-por­traits us­ing dif­fer­ent ex­pres­sions. Art Club will con­tinue ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 3.30-4.30 in LG15 with Ms. Mur­phy. All First and Sec­ond Years are wel­come.


nity Col­lege last Wed­nes­day in the un­der-19 girls’ Basketball. Both teams got off to a very good start. Coláiste Chill Mhantáin started off re­ally well with the play­ers geared up for a good game. Emma Cruise, Weronika Kuzio, Lucy McGet­ti­gan and Lucy Hobbs were on fine form in the first quar­ter and helped to keep the score­board equal.

The sec­ond quar­ter be­gan as an equally close af­fair, how­ever Avon­dale put their stamp on the game and took the lead. The girls from Coláiste Chill Mhantáin bat­tled hard with some great plays from Cara Seller, Kerry O’Toole and Wik­to­ria Dol­garuki. The mo­men­tum shift con­tin­ued with Avon­dale get­ting some im­por­tant scores. Great shoot­ing from Emma Cruise helped the home­side by ad­ding bas­kets to the score­line.

In the fi­nal quar­ter Avon­dale took the lead de­spite Lucy McGet­ti­gan man­ag­ing to get away for a num­ber of fast breaks. The home­team bat­tled all the way to the fi­nal whis­tle and the fi­nal score­line of Coláiste Chill Mhantáin 20, Avon­dale Com­mu­nity Col­lege, 28. Well done to all in­volved.

COLÁISTE CHILL MHANTÁIN 18 DOMINICAN COL­LEGE 30: This game was keenly con­tested by both sides. Coláste Chill Mhantáin took the lead with Emma Cruise, Lucy McGet­ti­gan and Weronika Kuzio to the fore. Great shoot­ing from Emma Cruise, who opened the score for the home team and Eva Franey and Zoe Bryne worked very hard in de­fence. How­ever Dominican Col­lege be­gan to push ahead in the sec­ond quar­ter and man­aged to outscore Coláiste Chill Mhantáin. Once again Emma Cruise scored some great bas­kets to bring the home­side back into it. How­ever, the quar­ter ended with the vis­i­tors tak­ing the lead for the sec­ond time.

Dominican Col­lege proved too strong for the home­team in the fi­nal quar­ter. Nev­er­the­less Coláiste Chill Mhantáin never gave up and bat­tled bravely with Lucy McGet­ti­gan and Eva Franey fight­ing for ev­ery ball. But it was not meant to be and Dominican Col­lege pulled away, outscor­ing the home­side. The fi­nal score­line did not re­flect how close an en­counter it ac­tu­ally was. Well done to one and all. teams who were both nar­rowly de­feated by Avon­dale in the first group match of the South East Re­gional games. Both teams played very well de­fen­sively but it was their missed op­por­tu­ni­ties in the of­fence that let them down. No­table play­ers for the Sec­ond Years in­cluded Daniel Mur­phy, Aaron Byrne and Oisín Tim­mons while novices Luke Mes­sitt, Ethan Power and Jack Bourne de­serve credit for their enor­mous ef­forts in the first year game. They play Ark­low CBS in their next game so hope­fully their ex­pe­ri­ence gained from to­day’s game will prove ben­e­fi­cial.


On Mon­day, Jan­uary 30, CCM sent a team of two, Dy­lan O’Dono­van from Sec­ond Year and Patrick Keogh from Tran­si­tion Year, to Coral Leisure Cen­tre, Ark­low to com­pete in a Gala or­gan­ised by Keith Bent­ley, a Tran­si­tion Year stu­dent in GCM. Ap­prox­i­mately 80 stu­dents at­tended the gala from se­condary schools in the Wicklow and Ark­low area. In­di­vid­ual and team events events cov­ered 25 and 50m, with swim­mers rang­ing in abil­ity from novice to ad­vanced. Over­all this was a very suc­cess­ful day for the CCM swim­mers who were placed in all of their events.

St Ger­ard’s School 1 Loreto Beau­fort 1 – (Beau­fort won on penal­ties): Hard luck to our Mi­nor Cup Hockey Team, who were de­feated in their sec­ond round of the Mi­nor Cup by Loreto Beau­fort last week. It was a thrilling match and played at a very high stan­dard for this age group. There is no doubt that this is a very tal­ented group mov­ing for­ward. We wish our Mi­nor A team the very best in their re­main­ing league games against St An­drew’s and Holy Child Killiney.


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