News from Nenagh College 25/04/2016

April 25, 2016

Science Magic Show

Nenagh College first year students were delighted to take part in a Science Magic Show on Tuesday April 19th. During the show, students got to see the creation of bubbles containing different gases. They set on fire bubbles containing butane gas. The flammability of different substances was also demonstrated including lighting alcohol flames in a jar and setting fire to paper without it burning. Students witnessed that trick of turning water into ‘wine’, then into ‘flat lemonade’, then into ‘fizzy lemonade’ and finally into ‘milk’. During the show, the students got to explore the fantastic world of physics and chemistry in a fun, vibrant way. Special thanks must be given to our science department for organising the event.

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Tipperary Schools’ Athletics Success

On Wednesday 20th April, 15 students from Nenagh College travelled to Templemore to compete in the Tipperary County Athletics Schools’ Competition. They were accompanied by their teachers Ms. Murphy and Ms. Hannigan. Students competed in a range of events including 100m, 400m, relays, long jump, hammer, discus and shot putt. All students gave a great performance, with many narrowly missing out on medals. Huge congratulations to all the students who participated. Nenagh College was delighted to win 11 medals on the day. The results are as follows:

Brian Naughton (3rd Year) Intermediate boys –
1st hammer, 1st discus, 1st hurdles and 2nd shot putt.
Joshua Delaney (1st Year) 2nd minor boys shot putt and 2nd junior boys discuss.
Jake Murphy (1st Year) 3rd minor boys hurdles.
Team –
Shane Steed
John Bray
Edmund Gray
Brian Naughton
(3rd Year)
(3rd Year)
Intermediate boys relay team – 3rd place.

Well done all!

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Millennium Cross Hike for First Year Students

On Monday 11th April, first year students and their teachers from Nenagh College challenged the Millennium Cross hike. Located 6km along the Portroe Road outside of Ballina, the 2.4km track passes through open bog land and steep inclines. The track brought students to the site of the Millennium Cross, erected in 2006. At the summit were breathtaking views of Lough Derg. Our first year students had a fantastic time and thank you to our teachers Mr. Heffernan, Ms. Heffernan, Ms. Maharaj, Mr. Shrahan and Mr. Quinn for organising the event. This walk was completed as part of the 1st Year Wellbeing program which combines aspects of PE and SPHE to promote wellbeing strategies and positive mental health. By promoting school wide awareness of the challenges involved with maintaining positive mental health, Nenagh College seeks to help every student reach his/her potential.


Congratulations to our junior girl’s camogie team who had a great win against Coláiste Mhuire, Thurles last week with Mr. Quinn.



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