University College Cork’s Mardyke Arena was the venue for the FAI Post Primary Schools First Year Munster Futsal Finals on Thursday, November 19 (Girls). The 6 County winners in the boys and girls section took to the courts to do battle for the Provincial crown in a round robin format. Ashton School, Cork claimed the boy’s title while Colaiste Dun Iascaigh, Tipperary were crowned girls section winners.
Colaiste Dun Iascaigh, Tipperary won the Girls title, winning their first 4 games in a very impressive display defeating Gaelcolaiste Luimní 3-0, Intermediate School, Kerry 3-2, Spanish Point, Clare 3-0 and Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Cork 4-1. This was a great success for this newly formed team and their coach Mr. Gavin Berry. This is the first year that the Coláiste entered the competition and to finish up Munster champions is a magnificent achievement.
The Colaiste Girls will now play in the national finals in Tallaght on December 8th.
The Squad are: Emma Maher, Shannon Morrissey, Ciara Morrissey, Robin Carey, Rossana Kiely, Maeve Cowan, Clara O’Brien, Helen Burke, Roisin Condon, Lauren Flynn.
The Coláiste Dún Iascaigh open evening will take place on Monday 30th November at 7pm. Coláiste Dun Iascaigh opened its doors for the first time in 1997. It is a modern, well-equipped facility on an extensive site, providing progressive, broad-balanced, fully inclusive education for the local communities. The Coláiste offers a wide and extensive range of subjects and offers lots of extra-curricular activities to suit every student. Academic achievement is a high priority in the Colaiste while offering excellent supports for students with additional needs.
The Coláiste has an active Parents’ Association and Students’ Council. Facilities in the Coláiste include general purpose areas, library, PE hall, demonstration room, general classrooms and specialist rooms for practical/technological/scientific subjects. A recent addition is the facilities for an ASD class. Outdoor facilities include all-weather pitches, playing fields and basketball/tennis courts.
The Colaiste’s ethos includes a commitment to the pursuit of excellence, to fostering a sense of self-worth, providing the opportunities for each individual to reach his/her full potential and to forging strong visible links between the Coláiste and the local community. These aspirations are nurtured in a caring, safe and orderly environment, where equality, openness and a spirit of co-operation and mutual respect are promoted.
6th class students and their parents are welcome to visit the school and meet new Principal Mr. Peter Creedon in the Coláiste next Monday evening. More information is available on the school website www.colaisteduniascagh.ie .
High School Musical
The Colaiste Dun Iascaigh show, High School Musical will take place this week in the school hall on Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th of November. This show will be full of fun, with great acting and many wonderful sing-a-long songs. The Coláiste has a well-deserved reputation for delivering high quality musicals every year and High School Musical promises to continue this great tradition. It promises to be another rocking triumph for Colaiste Dun Iascaigh’s ever willing, ever talented, ever able Musical Department. The stage has been painted, the programmes printed, the costumes are ready to be worn. This incredibly popular show will take place in the Colaiste’s gymnasium on this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Tickets are available from the Colaiste itself, students may buy them at lunch time outside the staff room, others may get them from during office hours from the school office. Tickets are also available from The Heritage in the square in Cahir.