Only a week to Christmas Day. School wraps up for the break on Tuesday as 1st, 2nd and 5th years finish their exams. School reopens again on Thurs., January 7th.
Early in the week the senior prefects and caretaker Ciaran decorated the school entrance with lights, a crib and Christmas tree to bring a festive feel to the school. The prefects are also holding a competition for the best decorated classroom which Ms Cushen clearly has her heart set on winning – been a while Offaly won any title so maybe this will buck the trend!
We should again congratulate the TY classes for the great work they carried out for charity over the past weeks. The most recent event was a homebake cake/bun sale to raise further funds. Another winner on the evidence of the queues at the stall. All the food and hygiene products will be handed over to tghe Simon Community for distribution.
A great win on Tuesday for the Juvenile football team when they beat Knockbeg by 7 points and thereby qualified for the South Leinster semi final where they will play Newbridge after the break.
The senior footballers played a friendly with Enniscorthy CBS in advance of the draw for the last 16 in Leinster which sees them pitched against old foes, St Patricks of Navan. Definitely the tie of the round on paper and a big challenge for the college lads on the evidence of the 22 point beating Navan dished out to Naas CBS in the preliminary round. This game is fixed for Jan. 13th in Carlow or Athy.
Well done also to the U -16 Badminton team who qualified for the Leinster finals during the week. A special thanks to their coach Ms Karen Murphy for the work done with the team.
There is tremendous interest in the reunion of 89 -99 college teams and friends scheduled for the Brandon House on Dec 28th. Some of the past pupils from that era have been trawling through the archives to find old reports, photos etc. It promises to be a mighty night and again an invitation is extended to anyone who might like to come along especially those who went through the college in those years and in particular those involved in the teams of that decade. Tickets can be purchased on the night but as numbers are limited we would need advance notice if you plan to attend. just send an e mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior A Hurling Champions 91-92
It just remains for us all here in Good Counsel College to wish everyone, parents, staff, pupils, past pupils and friends a very happy and peaceful Christmas.