News from Scoil Ruain, Killenaule 26/10/2018

November 9, 2018

Styling Class for Parents

A great morning was had in Fethard Community Hall with Margaret Doyle ( Stylist and Personal Shopper ). The parents class really enjoyed all Margaret’s “tips”.  We are taking a break next week for midterm and see you all back with Eileen Bowden on Wednesday 7th November for the next cookery class.

Maths Week Activities

Maths last week saw all our students engaging in all things maths – maths eye, posters, maths clocks, manga high, maths leagues, lunch time puzzles and lots more. Well done to all our students who won prizes, especially Shane Phelan who applied his brain power to our twitter competition and completed each daily puzzle correctly, well done Shane!  The winners of the 1st and 2nd Year Maths Leagues were as follows:- 1st Year – John Coady, Joseph Pollard, Brian Corcoran, Jenna Coen and Alice Cuddihy. 2nd Years – Eoin Fitzgerald, Leanne Heffernan, Patrick Horan and Chloe Hanly. Well done again to all who competed and a congratulations to our winners.

Wellbeing 5K

We finish for the Halloween holidays with our wellbeing 5k walk. The walk is one of the few activities which involves the entire school community. Run, walk, crawl it doesn’t matter the 5k is about community, wellbeing, stress release, time with our friends, mood booster, mental health, rising to the challenge, belonging and of course tea and biscuits afterwards. We are really grateful to the Gardai and Civil defence for their support every year.


Corn Uí Aonghusa Co. Post primary Schools Under 15 “B” Hurling Blitz

Scoil Ruáin narrowly miss out on place in final

Winning three of our four games in Group A was, unfortunately, not enough for Scoil Ruain to qualify for the final of the Hennessy Cup. Our opponents in our final game, Thurles C.B.S. “B”, who also won three of four games, advance to the final courtesy to a five point win over us.

It was decided to run this year’s Hennessy Cup on a blitz format to lessen disruption in schools in light of the Classroom Based Assessments which will soon be part of all Junior Cert subjects. There were 5 teams in group A and 4 in group B, the top team in each advancing to the final.

In our first game we scored a hard-earned win over local rivals, Presentation Ballingarry, on the score 3-01 to 1-03. Daire Luttrell and Jason Sinnott had first half goals for Scoil Ruáin and, despite a goal and a point from dangerous corner forward, Daithi Hogan, we held our nerve to win with a second half clinching goal from Luttrell. A number of missed chances in this game could have cost us dearly and wides from scorable chances became a trend that continued to torment us all day.

Our second game against Coláiste Dún Iascaigh was a nail-biting affair with nothing between the sides right through the game. Daire Luttrell contribution of 1-01 made up our first half return to which Colaiste replied with 3 points. Points from Luke Maqguire, Jamie Cashin and Eoin Byrne were all answered by Coláiste in the second half and the sides were deadlocked 1-04 to 0-07 with time almost up. Luttrell pounced for the decisive goal late on to keep us unbeaten.

We expected a tough battle from Borrisokane C.C. in our third game and so it proved. We led by a point at the interval courtesy of a goal for D.C. Hayes sandwiched between points for Eoin Byrne and Jamie Cashin to a goal and a point for Borrisokane. Byrne added a second point for us in the second period, but Borrisokane levelled the scoring with 2 points of their own. It took a late point from a coolly taken ’65 by centre back, Johnny Gleeson, to see us through by the narrowest margin, 1-04 to 1-03.

Our final game against Thurles C.B.S. “B” was a close affair until well into the second half. Thurles full forward scored a goal and a point early on to add to a point from the centre forward to which we replied with points from Daire (2) and Luke Maguire. Missed chances at the start of the second half would cost us dearly at the end. Thurles scored their second goal quickly followed by a point when our corner back, Jack Healy, was down injured. Late scores from Nathan Barrett and Daire Luttrell were not enough to peg back the Thurles advantage.

While we won three games, we never hurled with the fluency with which we think we are capable. All players tried their heart out and can hold their heads high. We will need to improve considerably to make an impact in the Munster championship after Christmas.

Panel: Jack Cashin (Killenaule); Colin Kinane (Mullinahone); Michael Corcoran (Ballingarry); Jack Healy (Killenaule); Gerard McGrath (Moyle Rovers); David Lanigan (Gortnahoe-Glengoole); Felix Quinn (Killenaule); Jack Sheehan (Mullinahone); Oisín Shelly (Killenaule); Johnny Gleeson (Killenaule); Luke Doheny (Gortnahoe-Glengoole); Oisín Lyons (Killenaule); Luke Fitzgerald (Killenaule); Luke Maguire (Grangemockler-Ballyneale); Ché Delaney-Scott (Mullinahone); Sean Ivers (Killenaule); Jamie Cashin (Mullinahone); ; Nathan Barrett (Killenaule); Kyle Colville (Naomh Pádraig); Eoin Byrne (Killenaule); Eoin Fitzgerald (Naomh Pádraig); D.C.Hayes (Moyle Rovers) ; Daire Luttrell (Moyle Rovers); Jason Sinnott (Gortnahoe-Glengoole); Luke Vaughan (Mullinahone); Cathal Linane (Ballingarry) ; Conor Quigley (Killenaule); Aaron O’Shea (Gortnahoe-Glengoole); Fionn Fitzgerald (Killenaule); Brandon Ryan-Webster (Gortnahoe-Glengoole); Finn Nolan (Killenaule); Cillian O’Halloran (Moyle Rovers); Darragh Linane (Ballingarry).

First Year Hurling Blitz       Day 1 2018

Scoil Ruáin win all 3 games to qualify for Sciath Uí Chatháin

Game 1: Scoil Ruáin 6-10     Nenagh C.B.S. “B”   0-01

Game 2: Scoil Ruáin 3-09     Thurles C.B.S. “B”   1-01

Game 3: Scoil Ruáin 3-11     Cashel C.S. “B”         0-01

Scoil Ruain first years had an enjoyable and most successful first taste of hurling at post-primary level with victories over the “B” panels of Thurles C.B.S., Nenegh C.B.S. and Cashel C.S. in Dr. Morris Park on Tuesday, October 16th.

These wins ensure that the team qualifies for the Sciath Uí Chatháin championship on Thursday, October 18th.

In our first game we were in control against the breeze in the first half and retired at the interval 4-06 to 0-00 in front courtesy of goals from Alex Greene (2), Brandon Ryan-Webster and Eoin Treacy and points from Brandon (3), Sam Rowan (2) and Alex (1). We continued to dominate in the second half with goals from substitute, David Lawlor, and Brandon again with further points from Sam (3) and Brandon (1). Centre forward, Darragh Linnane, sustained an ankle injury in this game and was forced to miss the next game against Thurles C.B.S.

Seven players who did not feature in the first game’s starting line-out began the second game against Thurles C.B.S. “B”. Again we elected to play against the breeze in the first half but were 3-05 to 0-01 ahead at half time, Eoin Treacy, Sam Rowan (with a wonderful strike) and Brian Corcoran supplying the goals with points from Brandon, Alex and Sam (2). The influential Sam Rowan added three excellent points after half time with Brandon finishing the scoring with a nice point.

Our third game against Cashel C.S. “B” saw further changes and positional switches in an attempt to find the best blend for future outings. Fionn Fitzgerald was drafted to centre forward for this game and caught the eye with 1-06 from play, 1-03 coming in a five minute scoring burst in the first half. Brandon netted twice in this period and added a point in the second half with further points from Luke Ryan (2), Darragh Linnane and Sam Rowan.

This completed an excellent trio of games for the Southerners and augurs well for Thursday’s games.

Goalkeepers : Niall O’Connor (Killenaule); Eoghan O’Shea (Gortnahoe-Glengoole)

Backs: Evan Holohan (Naomh Pádraig; Tom Smyth (Killenaule); Jake Coen (Fethard); Max Healy (Killenaule); James Carroll (Killenaule); Luke Ryan (Killenaule); Fionn Fitzgerald (Killenaule); Finn Nolan (Killenaule); Mark Maher

Midfielders: Sam Rowan (Mullinahone); Cillian O’Halloran (Moyle Rovers); Darragh Linnane (Ballingarry)

Forwards: Matthew Direen (Mullinahone; Alex Greene (Clonmel Óg); Eoin Treacy (Mullinahone); Brandon Ryan-Webster (Gortnahoe-Glengoole); Nathan Quinn (Mullinahone); Brian Corcoran (Ballingarry); David Lawlor (Killenaule); Jacob O’Brien (Naomh Pádraig); Aidan Flynn (Killenaule).

Unable to play (Injured): Cian McCarthy (Moyle Rovers)



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