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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.

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