JOHN LONERGAN TALK
Former Governor of Mountjoy Prison Mr. John Lonergan will be visiting Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed on the Tuesday 9th of February to deliver a talk entitled ‘Presenting the challenges and the rewards’. This will pertain to young people and the challenges they face in society of today eg. peer pressure, while also focusing on the rewards of a good education, participation in sport etc..This promises to be an excellent and enthralling talk. Parents of students, both present and incoming, are most welcome to attend at 7.30 pm next Tuesday. An opportunity not to be missed!
Just a reminder from our ever-diligent Parents’ Council to bring in any old or unwanted clothing, including old footwear for our upcoming clothes collection. Míle buíochas.
Well done to our u-15 hurling team that enjoyed a comprehensive victory last week over Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí from Kerry in the first round of the Corn Uí Mhearáin. Coláiste Mhuire settled into this contest from the offset and produced some excellent scores from Jack O’Riordan, Éamon Ryan, and Pádraig Gleeson. As the game progressed, it became clear that the Kerry side, despite some good individual performances, were finding it difficult to counteract a better balanced team that were superior in most positions throughout the field. The final score of 3-16 to 1-6 was well deserved but undoubtedly sterner tests lie ahead as we await our next opponents. Among those who excelled on the day were Martin Reilly, Danny Slattery, Seán Ryan, Luke Galvin, Gary Delaney, and Dylan Molumby.
Our 1st year soccer team travelled to Tipperary Town recently to take on St. Ailbe’s in an important cup match to determine who progressed to the next stage of the County Cup Challenge. With so much at stake, both sides gave a committed performance that produced an exciting and highly entertaining contest. Ultimately however, Ailbe’s capitalised on their chances and converted them to bring to an end our interest in this year’s competition with a 4-2 scoreline. Best on the day for Coláiste Mhuire were Luke Galvin, Danny Slattery, Caylum Gooney, and Seán Ryan.
Congratulations to TY student and international cricket player Aaron Cawley on receiving the prestigious ‘Annerville Award’ for his outstanding contribution to cricket in 2015. Aaron played in the European Championships in 2015 and delivered superb performances that have culminated in his selection for this season’s u-17 Ireland squad. Best of luck and every success into the future.