EGS BOYS BASKETBALL
Our under-16 and under-19 boys basketball teams played their first competitive matches of the season recently against St David’ s, Greystones.
Our under-16 team had a convincing win, with point guard Ben Hudson particularly to the fore. Adam Neil and Max Richards were very effective under the boards and Niki Moelders, Donal O’Donoghue, Adam Shepherd and Jack Jennings all showed strongly in their respective positions.
Our under-19 team is made up of a lot of players with no previous experience of playing basketball and so it was particularly satisfying to see them perform so well in their first outing. Hugh Bradshaw, Jonathan Howell and Robert Norse were particularly instrumental in securing a fantastic win. SPORTS COMMITTEE
A big thank you to the following students who have volunteered to be members of this year’s Form six Sports Committee: Rachel Armstrong, Hugh Bradshaw, Harry Noonan, JJ Power, Harold Stephenson, Luke Thompson. FIRST YEAR RUGBY
The boys had their first run out in a triangular tournament with Temple Carrig and Gonzaga. The lads had their first run out against their near neighbours with Scott Fitzpatrick and Calvin Kirya crossing the white wash in a one score defeat. Zak Hastie and Darragh Ivanoff putting in notable performances. We were unlucky to lose jack noble through injury along a try saving tackle.
In the second match EGS really showed their class with Eoin Gavigan controlling affairs. Their were notable cameos from the off loading prop James Waldron and the speed machine Harry Stevens. EGS ran out comfortable winners and look forward to their next nun out. CAREERS
Senior students enjoyed a talk by Dublin City University on the wide range of courses they offer. TY YSI PROJECT
The TY YSI group are running a fitness challenge. This week, they are holding a fitness test in first and second years’ games and PE classes. After completing the test, the TY’s will be running a six-week fitness challenge with many activities to improve the students’ fitness from October 9 to November 24.
If any students have any suggestions for activities that the TY’s could run at lunchtimes or before school, please let them know. The week of November 27, they will hold another fitness test to see how the students have improved over the six weeks. Written by Cara Ryan, Transition Year student. TRANSITION YEAR NEWS
Another busy week for our transition years has seen a flurry of activity taking place.
In the YSI program our students are busy launching their get active campaign aimed at the first and second years and promoting a healthy lifestyle and positive exercise choices. Also this week our bakers had to negotiate batter week.
A vast (and tasty) array of pancakes of all shapes and sizes were on display with some really creative ideas and ambitious bakes.
We have also started collecting the thesis proposal forms from the students. These are the first step in the process of completing the thesis. All ready we have some really exciting ideas, from drones to boat restoration.
In adventure sports the groups negotiated the Vartry river in kayaking and also enjoyed abseiling down the waterfall in the Devils Glen.
Finally the highlight of the week was having Revenue and Customs come down to us from Dublin airport along with two k9 companions. They talked to the students about their work and the issues they are faced with combating smuggling of various different substances. The talk ended with two fantastic demonstrations from the dogs. James Galligan being expertly sniffed out as a money launderer with over €5,000 found in his pocket .... Chloe Spurling was also found to have smuggled a suitcase full of illegal cigarettes into the assembly hall.