School News – 22 Mar 2024


Massive congratulations to our u16 Girls Badminton team who have just won  All Ireland on Thursday 20th March. Their first game was against Salerno of Galway and they beat them 4-2. Up next was The Presentation Kilkenny and they overcame them on a score of 5-1. And finally they took on Sullivan Upper and beat them on a scoreline of 6-0.

Congratulations to Ciara Crofton, Fia Dooley, Abi Marks, Roan Carney and Tierna Conlon McLoughlin as well as their mentors Ms. O’Meara, Ms. Coleman and Ms. Moloney. A super achievement from a super group.


Scoláireacht Gaeltachta

Comhghairdeas ó chroí le Tommy Wooster-Delaney a bhuaigh scoláireacht arbh fhiú €1200. Rinne EDCU (Education Credit Union) urraíocht ar an scoláireacht seo agus tá áthas an domhain orainn go bhfuil an scoláireacht seo buaite ag Tommy. Caithfidh Tommy trí seachtaine sa Choláiste Samhraidh ‘Spleodar’ i rith an tSamhraidh. Táimid cinnte go mbainfidh sé taitneamh agus tairbhe as an gcúrsa agus go gcabhróidh sé go mór leis le cúrsa na hArdteiste amach anseo.


Response from an Author

Ms. O’Donoghue’s 5th Year students are seen here with their copies of ‘Small Things Like These’ by Claire Keegan as well as a copy of their responses to the novel, which they sent to the author. The class were delighted when Claire was kind enough to send a lovely note back to them thanking them for their work. Well done to all.


Road Safety Seminar:

On Tuesday March 19th our 5th and 6th year LCA classes attended a Road Safety Seminar in Templemore Garda College. Below is a summary of the days key messages from a students perspective.

‘The key message that I learned on the day was that it is always better to be safe than sorry. The shocking story told by a crash survivor about the danger of sitting in a comfortable position, with feet up in a car really had an impact. The Virtual Reality goggles that allowed us to experience a visual of being in a crash and how the emergency services respond. The impact of speed was also a key point, reducing speed by 5km/h can lead to significantly less chance of a collision and much less damage as a result. It was shocking to think that when travelling on a motorway at 120km/h that it actually means 1 km every 30 seconds and 100m in 3 seconds. It would be easy to spend several seconds checking your phone or changing the radio and in that time so much could change on the road.

By the end of the day I felt relieved to a certain extent, as I now have a clear understanding of how easily things can go wrong in a car and I won’t be afraid to tell my friends what they can and cannot do in the car.’ Kayleigh Guidera 6th LCA.


Transition Year Trip to Paris

Before the Easter Break our TY students travelled to Paris for their school tour. With a jam-packed agenda, they hit the ground running and really immersed themselves in the best of what Paris has to offer. Thanks to Ms. Mulrooney for coordinating and all the teachers who travelled and made the trip possible.