Congratulations to our u16.5 hurling team on their comprehensive victory over Coláiste Mhuire Askeaton in the second round of the Munster Cup that was played in Boher GAA grounds Limerick. Having enjoyed a win the previous week our u16’s hurled with fluency and aplomb from the very offset and picked off scores with considerable ease. We now look forward to the quarter finals where undoubtedly we will face sterner opposition. Best on the the day for Coláiste Mhuire were Luke Galvin, Conor Ryan, Dylan Molumby, Éamonn Ryan, Jack Fitzgerald and Martin Reilly who finished with an impressive personal tally of 6-01!
Our 5th year students traveled to The RDS in Dublin for a Wellbeing seminar. Among the guest speakers at this event were Bressie and Elma Walsh whose own son Donal lost his battle with cancer in 2015. Feedback from all in attendance was most positive and deemed to be an enlightening experience. They listened to the personal accounts and experiences of public figures in Irish society who shared with students their own challenges and tribulations in life, and how they have endeavoured to overcome them.
Well Read Awards
A number of students attended the PDST Well Read National Award 2016-2019 Ceremony at Citywest Hotel in Dublin 12th October. This involves a collaboration of staff, students, parents and the wider community to promote and foster a reading culture in the school. There is an array of initiatives involved including DEAR, paired reading (intergenerational readers), book clubs, author’s visits, word millionaire etc. Coláiste Mhuire are very proud of this achievement especially as only forty schools nationwide received this prestigious award.
Well done to all involved in our Open Night last Tuesday that transpired to be a most successful evening with huge numbers of parents and 5th/6th class students in attendance.
Excitement is palpable as we near the opening night of this year’s musical HAIRSPRAY. Preparations have been going very well and a limited number of tickets are still available for our production that takes place on 26th & 27th October in The Dome. Go néirí leo go léir!