Well done to our 1st year students on winning the ETB 1st year basketball tournament in Tipperary Town. Two teams from Coláiste Mhuire were entered for this tournament and while both sides competed well, it was our A team that enjoyed more success with victories over Scoil Ruáin Killenaule and Newport College. Consequently, we qualified for the final that pitted us against a well drilled Borrisokane College. This transpired to be a tense encounter in the early stages until some early three pointers from Jack Kennedy settled the team and instilled a sense of confidence in our play. The final score read 15-12 for Coláiste Mhuire in an enthralling game that saw us claim our first piece of silverware this year! Excellent on the day were Jack Kennedy, Daniels Egle, Eoin Craddock, Gavin Ryan and TJ Ryan.
In u15 soccer our students played an excellent 1st round match against Comeragh College in the Munster Cup. Two very even sides displayed outstanding commitment and determination to win this contest. Despite succumbing to an early Comeragh goal, Coláiste Mhuire kept pressing and were a rewarded with a fortuitous but well deserved Jack Keogh goal. Ultimately however, Comeragh scored again to record a 2-1 victory. Superb performances on the day came from Luke Galvin, Jack Kennedy, Danny Slattery, Conor Ryan, Gonzalez and Ismael Liébana.
Trip to Source
Our 1st year students made the short journey to the Source in Thurles for a most enjoyable talk by renowned author Brian Gallagher. Brian spoke about his works, inspirations and creativity in writing. This was thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance.
Trip to the Aviva
The 1st & 2nd year students of Coláiste Mhuire ventured off to Dublin to watch Martin O’Neill & Roy Keane’s Ireland triumph over Georgia in their World Cup qualifier. Despite a late kick-off, spirits were high as many of the group prepared to visit the Aviva for the first time. Feedback was most positive from the group as they listed among their highlights Séamus Coleman’s goal and a stop-off at junction 14!