School Newslettwer 25, 2011/12

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As part of a 1st year History project one student, Stephen Murphy, made a scaled model of a mediaeval catapult, correctly termed a ‘counterweight trebuchet’. For its detail and craftmanship, not to mention the fact that it actually works, it is a great credit to him. Googling ‘trebuchet’ will give you all the details of the historical significance of the device, a range of uses for which a full scale version on the grounds of the school come to mind! Well done to all those students and their teachers who produce such great work.


The 3rd Annual ‘Good Counsel’s Got Talent’ took place in the school on Thursday evening last with all proceeds going to the charity Goal. The standard of performance was higher than ever making it very difficult for the judges to choose a winner. Eventually the very polished Traditional group of Jon Reville, Aidan O’Sullivan Ryan, Sean Furlong and Michael Martin took 1st prize with the Eanna O’Broin award for best up and coming act going to Diarmuid O’Brien who played guitar and sang the Tracey Chapman song ‘Car’. The event was a great success and another reminder of the wonderful talent among the student body. Well done to the school prefects for organising the whole event and thanks to Mr Younger for all his work in co-ordinating it.

The Transition Year classes travelled to the City West hotel last week to the finals of the Young Social Innovators awards. All 3 groups had made it through to the finals from the regional stages, so well done to them and thanks to their teachers Ms Kinsella, Ms Bolger and Mr Huff.

The 3rd Tom Walsh Memorial hurling tournament for 1st years takes place in the school on Wednesday of this week. Teams from St Kierans, St Peters, Kilkenny CBS, Castlecomer C.S.,  De la Salle Waterford , Enniscorthy CBS and Blackwater C.S. will compete with the host school and holders for the trophy which honours a true gentleman who contributed so much to the life of Good Counsel especially in the areas of hurling and handball as well as through his work as an outstanding Geography teacher.

Congratulations to Rajiv Kumar who captained the Wexford Youths side to All Ireland victory at the weekend picking up the man of the match award into the bargain. Also involved from the school were Aaron Kinsella and Dale Flynn; well done to all of them.

A reminder that the 6th year Graduation Mass takes place on Wednesday night, May 23rd in the college Sports hall to which all 6th year students and their parents are invited. The annual Parents’ Association 6th year barbeque will be held on the Friday of the same week.

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