School Newsletter : Nov 26th

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Joe Lyng and Matthew O’Hanlon receiving their entrance scholarship awards in UCD on Friday last.

On Friday last 5 Good Counsel students from the class of 2010 received UCD entrance scholarship awards in a ceremony in the O’Reilly Hall. Those honoured were Eoin Conway, College of Business and law, Jack Wall and Michael Walsh, College of Engineering , Joseph Lyng and Matthew O’Hanlon, Elite Athlete Academy. It was a proud occassion for all of them and their families. Best wishes to all of them for the future. (More pictures on Flickr)

Richard Hayden
Past pupil Richard Hayden who paid a visit during the week.
We received a visit during the week from past pupil Richard Hayden who received world wide recognition for his expertise in sports surface technology especially during the world cup in South Africa where he had responsibility for the playing pitches and for which he earned many plaudits. He has also been the chief consultant on the Aviva Stadium playing surface and on other major projects such as the Ascot racecourse, the london olympic games showjumping arena and Shaktar Donesk’s soccer pitch. He has many fascinating tales to tell about his experiences in his work.

The Parents’ Council Cookery evening with top chef Phelim Byrne was a huge success on Thursday night with over 250 people in attendance. Many thanks to all who came along and also to those who sponsored prizes and in particular Joyces Home Centre, New Ross who were the event’s main sponsors. Thanks also to students Robert Muldoon and adraic McGrath who provided some musical entertainment at the cheese and wine reception which preceeded the culinary display.

Good Counsel hosted the Co. Wexford U-19 Badminton Championships on Thursday with teams from Enniscorthy V.S., Ramsgrange C.S., St Peter’s College and the host school taking part. Our own team of Nicholas Murphy, Thomas Power, Tom Foran and Bill O’Brien emerged winners after a thrilling encounter with St Peter’s. The tie finished 3 games each but Good Counsel won on aces scored, 108 to 80. Well done to all who took part and a particular thanks to Mr Coffey who organised the event so efficiently.

The U-16 footballers qualified for the South Leinster semi final with a good win over Knockbeg during the week while the U-14’s will face either Naas or Newbridge in a South Leinster play off after losing out to St. Peters by 2 points in Wexford on Friday.

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