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.
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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.