Congratulations to the school showjumping team who have won inter school trophies over the past 2 weekends in events hosted by Newbridge College and Kilkenny College. In the latter competition both Good Counsel teams reached the jump off being the only teams from 41 entries to do so. Of course a great debt of thanks is owed to the parents who organise, advise and transport the boys and their horses/ponies to the many venues. It should be said that we often receive feedback from event organisers and other schools complimenting our boys on their manner and behaviour which is most gratifying. Well done to them and continued success.
8 students from the 2012 Junior Certificate class were honoured in W.I.T. on Tuesday evening for having achieved an ‘A’ grade in higher level Business Studies.In saying well done to them we also thank their teachers for the great work done.
5 of our visiting Spanish students left us this week to return to their own school in Madrid. They have been with us since September and have been a very colourful and audible addition to the school population. They certainly embraced all things Irish and were never seen around the campus without a hurley in their hands. Given a little longer with us one or two of them might well have made the school team. We wish them well and look forward to seeing them visit again.
The junior golf team of Michael Ryan, Ronan Whelan and qualified for the Leinster final with a clear cut win over earlier in the week. Well done to them and coach, Mr Teague, and congratulations also to the Senior footballers who have opened their league campaign with successive victories against Colaiste Eoin and Knockbeg College.
Kevin Browne and Conor Dempsey
We are very honoured to have 2 school representatives, Conor Dempsey and Kevin Browne, on the Leinster Schools rugby team; both played in the inter-provincial games against Munster over the past few weeks winning the tie. We wish them the best of luck in the remaining games in the series and perhaps Irish caps might yet follow.