School Newsletter 17, 2011/12

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Tom Walsh's seat

Seat dedicated to the memory of late colleague and friend, Tom Walsh 

In a busy week during which the Mock Examinations strated on Wednesday, there were Parent/Teacher meetings for 5th and 2nd years on Friday and Monday last respectively. There was also an information night for parents of 3rd years and TY students on programme options and subject choices for next year; this was held in the school church on Wednesday night. In addition the Assessment Day for incoming 1st Years, Sept. 2012, takes place on Saturday next as per details sent out to those concerned.

In a short prayer service on Thursday after school, an outdoor bench with an engraved plaque commemorating our colleague,Tom Walsh who died 2 years ago, was blessed and unveiled. The bench which is situated just outside the church will, hopefully, be a place for a quiet thought or a moment of rest in memory of a quiet, soft spoken friend and gentleman, Tom.

The U-14 Football squad landed a comprehensive win over St Peters College in the South Leinster Final played in Enniscorthy on Friday last. The school was landing this trophy for the 3rd consecutive year and will now bid for a hat trick of Leinster titles with the not so minor matter of St Patricks, Navan to overcome in the semi final on Tuesday next.  Well done to all concerned. (A full report of the game can be accessed in the P.E./Games section of this website)

In a game played in atrocious wind and rain on Wednesday last, our Senior Footballers made a gallant exit from the championship  when losing out by a single point to a highly rated Colaiste Eoin team. In an inevitably tight game with a final scoreline of 1-5 to 1-4, Counsel led mdway through the second half until the Dublin side got a goal which put them one point up. Despite a huge effort the boys could never quite get the initiative back as the conditions made it extraordinarily to pick off scores. They did the school proud, nonetheless, and can be very proud of their contribution to school life. The time put in after school and during shool holidays may not have brought glory but it will no doubt have cemented strong friendships which will hopefully last many years. We thank them and their mntors for all of those efforts.

Rehearsals for the joint school musical, ‘The Hot Mikado’ have begun and will continue over the next number of weeks in preparation for a series of performances in March. Good luck to all those involved in the production.

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