School Newsletter : March 25

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On Monday last John Joe Galvin, one of our 6th year students was laid to rest in Ballymitty having lost his life in a car accident the previous Thursday night. A large cohort of students from the college attended the funeral while prayers for John Joe and his family were also offered in school. His death cast a long shadow over the past week but there was great support among all members of the school community for each other. Again our thoughts and prayers are with John Joe’s mother, brother, other family and friends.

On Thursday night the second ‘Good Counsel’s Got Talent’ show takes place in the school at 7.30pm. It promises to be a wonderful evening’s entertainment with an array of student talent on display. Tickets for the event, available on the night are 5 euro with all proceeds going to the charity, Goal. A lot of effort has been put into organising the event by senior prefects, in particular Seamus Sutton, so all support would be most welcome.

On Saturday March 19th Good Counsel hosted the All Ireland Inter Schools Hunter Trials in Moorefields Kennels, Old Ross. Over 500 competitors took part in what was a very large scale operation. Thankfully the weather was dry until late evening which made life considerably easier for all involved. A huge debt of gratitude is owed to a great many parents, terachers, students and local people who put in an enormous amount of voluntary time and effort to ensure the smooth running of the event. We are also very thankful to all those competitors, their parents and schools, who travelled from as far as Clones, Portumna, Kinsale and many other places to take part.

Kieran Butler, 6th year, flew to Germany on Thursday last with the Irish Youths rubgy team to play an International against the home side. Ireland won the game comfortably with Kieran scoring a try. Well done to him on his fine achievement.

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