Captain of the Irish Youths Rugby Team, Tadhg Furlong.
Tadhg Furlong, 6th year, this week flew to Treviso, Italy with the Irish Youths Rugby squad to play in the European Championships. Tadhg was bestowed with the further honour of being named captain of the side before they left, something which will come as no surprise to all us who know him in the school. It is a great honour for himself, his family and the New Ross club and all in Good Counsel wish him and the team well.
Continuing the rugby theme, congratulations to the school Junior team who won the Leinster Junior Section A Shield during the week, beating St. Patricks, Navan in the final. The game ended dramatically as Good Counsel trailed by a point with a minute remaining when they were awarded a penalty. Robert Vallejo displayed nerves of steel, however, to send the ball between the posts from a difficult angle and ensure victory for the Counsel boys. Particular thanks to the coaches, Mr. McGinley and Ms. Langton for all their work and committment.
Congratulations and best wishes also go to Nicholas Murphy, 3rd year, who has been selected on the Irish U-15 Badminton team to compete in a quadrangular event in Llanelli, Wales on April 22nd to 26th next. Also competing in the event is the home country along with England and Scotland. There will be both team and individual competitions and for Nicholas to have reached this level is a testament to his dedication to the sport.
Preparations for the joint school musical production of ‘Les Miserables’ have intensified as the cast and crew prepare for the opening night on April 21st. There are a number of rehearsals scheduled during the Easter break highlighting again the committment of staff and students. The show runs until April 25th and promises to be an outstanding success. Continued good wishes to all those involved.
Two speakers from Alcoholics Anonymous this week addressed the 5th year group in a very worthwhile presentation on the dangers of Alcohol. As recovering alcoholics themselves, the speakers related their own experiences, and their humility and honesty was inspiring and could not fail to have an impact on anyone who heard them.
Finally, from all in Good Counsel College, may we wish everyone a very happy Easter.