School Newsletter: Jan. 21, 2011

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Parent/Teacher meetings for all years took place on Thursday and Friday running to 6.45 each evening. Many thanks to everyone, staff and parents, who contributed to the smooth running of the event. A particular thanks to Mr Younger who took care of all the Sports Hall arrangements and co-ordinated the whole schedule. Thanks also to Sr Mary and the kitchen staff for the ever availabe cup of tea, scone and slice of apple tart.

A reminder to 3rd and Transition Year students, and their parents,  that 5th year subject choice forms must be completed and returned by Wednesday, Feb. 2nd. To help inform the decision making process, students will have a presentation from Career Guidance teacher, Ms Byrne, on Friday next.

Both Junior and Senior football teams had championship victories during the week, The Juniors won their final group game against Carlow CBS and advance to the South Leinster semi finals. The Seniors travelled to Athy on Wednesday to take on local school, Ard Scoil ns Trionoide, and despite being considered underdogs, gave a spirited performance to ensure a place in the Leinster quarter finals where they will meet St Marys Edenderry, themselves 17 point winners during the week, on Feb. 5th.

Eoin Power, TY, an Irish schools international last summer, won bronze last Sunday in the junior men’s 60 metre hurdles held in Nenagh where he returns this weekend to compete in the combined events. An exceptional athlete, we wish him well.

In swimming, Ben Curran, 1st year, recently finished 3rd and 5th in his events in the Leinster Schools championships held in Portmarnock pool. He and Luke Fitzgibbon, 3rd, will now take part in the Irish Schools championships which take place in Galway on Friday next. Best of luck to both of them.

The school hosts the annual All Ireland Inter schools Hunter Trials on March 19tth in Old Ross, near Ballinaboola. Forms are available from the ‘Hunter Trials Secretary’ at the school address or online.

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