School Newsletter: April 16

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A busy final term is up and running, coinciding with a week of beautiful weather.
The Oral Irish examinations dominated the Leaving Cert. landscape in the past week and next week the focus shifts to the European Languages. Good luck to all the students involved. Not long left now and very important that everyone makes the most of all tuition and study time available. In this regard, full attendance at all classes is critically important.

The cast and crew of the joint school musical have been putting in long hours putting the final touches to the production of ‘Les Miserables’ which plays in St Michaels Theatre from Wednesday to Saturday inclusive. We wish everyone involved well and by all accounts this is a show not to be missed. Below are further details and a link to St Michaels Theatre website where you can purchase tickets online.


 21 Apr (20:00), 22 Apr (20:00), 23 Apr (20:00), 24 Apr (20:00)

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Returning for their bi-annual musical, Good Counsel College and St. Mary’s Secondary School present ‘Les Miserables’ in St. Michael’s Theatre from Wednesday 21st to Saturday 24th April.

Les Misérables is a musical that was composed in 1980 by the French composer Claude-Michel Schönberg with a libretto  by Alain Boublil, and lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer. Sung through, it is one of the most well-known and performed musicals worldwide. On October 8 2006, the show celebrated its 21st anniversary on London’s West End and became the longest-running West End musical in history. Based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel of the same name, it is set in early 19th-century France and follows the intertwining stories of a cast of characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution. The Tony Award-winning score features the song I Dreamed a Dream, sung as a solo by the character Fantine during the first act. The song On My Own by the character Éponine was among the major hit songs featured in the musical.

Nicholas Murphy, 3rd Year is in Wales this weekend representing Ireland in an International Badminton tournament. It is an enormous achievement to get to this level and all in ‘The Counsel’ are proud of him and wish him well.

School sports activity is winding down somewhat but there remain a few key events yet to take place. In house, the annual Madigan Cup will take place on Wednesday April 28th, with Matthew O’ Hanlon and Joe Lyng captaining the Wexford and Kilkenny sides respectively. The Madigan Cup is an annual hurling match between boys from the 2 rival counties and is always a game of high intensity and quality. The trophy commemorates the Madigan brothers, Keith and Alan, who played on Leinster and All Ireland winning sides while in the school and who both died tragically while still in their teens.
The All Ireland Schools showjumping championship takes place in Enniscorthy on Saturday, May 1st and as ever we will be well represented in an event we have been fortunate enough to land in the past. Anyone seeking further details on this should contact Ms. Wessley.

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