School Newsletter: Feb 12

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Hard to believe the mid term break is here already. Lot of work being done around the school in the past week with the Leaving Certificate Applied students having Task assessments and the DCG Leaving Cert. class busily getting their projects finished. All of this of course in addition to all the other work going on especially as the ‘mocks’start in the week we return.
The past week also saw a lot of preparatory work done for the 2010/11 school year as the incoming 1st years had their assessments on Saturday last while parents’information evenings on subject choices were held for current 1st and 3rd years on Monday and Wednesday nights respectively.
The  proceeds of last weeks ‘Good Counsel’s Got Talent’ came to a magnificent total of 2250 euro which was presented to the Haitian Appeal fund by the senior prefects on Thursday. The generosity of those who contributed is appreciated and will hopefully bring some much needed relief to those suffering the consequences of the earthquake. Well done to all the prefects, in particular, for conducting such a successful venture.

Haiti presentation
Senior Prefect, Sam Harte, Principal Fr. John Hennebry, OSA, Member of winning act, Conor Mernagh and deputy senior prefect, David Crowdle

Best wishes to the school swim team who represent Leinster in the National schools finals in the Douglas Pool in Cork this weekend. The team, which won numerous golds in the provincial final, is made up of Hugh Keenan, Brendan Browne, David Stebbing, Jack Kavanagh and Luke Fitzgibbon. The will compete in the Senior medley and freestyle relays and in a number of individual events.

2010 Swim Champs
Leinster Swim Champions: Brendan Browne, Hugh Keenan, Jack Kavanagh and David Stebbing.

On Saturday last our Senior hurlers relinquished their Leinster crown when going down to a superior St Kieran’s College side. In the game played in Carlow, St. Kierans led from the start and having built up a considerable half time lead were never in danger. Credit to the Good Counsel lads for the manner in which they battled and maintained their effort to the end. Thanks to the teachers involved in the campaign, Mr Purcell and Mr P.J. Walsh.

The Juvenile footballers experienced better fortune on Friday when they qualified for the Leinster ‘A’ final at the expense of Castleknock C.S.. After building a comfortable lead in the early stages, the Counsel boys had to endure a spirited fightback from the Dublin side before going on to win 4 – 8 to 3 – 6. They will now go on to meet St. Mels, Longford in the decider, bringing back memories of many great clashes over the years. Hopefully this team can add another title to the school roll of honour.

Lee Norris

A jubilant Lee Norris 

Liam Fennelly

4 goal hero Liam Fennelly

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