School Newsletter : Nov 5th

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On Monday last the staff of Good Counsel met with the staff of the only other Augustinian school in Ireland, St Augustine’s, Dungarvan for the 3rd annual Joint schools meeting where the shared  values of Unitas, Veritas and Caritas were considered and what it means to be an Augustinian school was explored. It is always great to meet our colleagues from Dungarvan; best wishes to all of them.

Poetry Aloud - Seamus Sutton
Seamus Sutton, left, with the other successful students and the judging panel at the Poetry Aloud competition.

Congratulations to Seamus Sutton who, on Thursday, in St Kieran’s College, Kilkenny qualified for the All Ireland semi final in the schools’ national Poetry Aloud competition. From 35 performers 4 were chosen to go forward to the semi final which will take place in the National Library on December 3rd. Well done to Seamus who recited poems by Yeats and Sassoon and a thank you also to his English teacher, Ms Cushen.

On Friday November 19 five students from last year’s Leaving Certificate class will be awarded scholarships in the O’Reilly Hall in U.C.D.. Eoin Conway will receive a College of Business and Law scholarship while Jack Wall and Michael Walsh both receive College of Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Scolarships. Michael receives a further UCD Choral Scholarship. Two other students from the class of 2010, Matthew O’Hanlon and Joseph Lyng will be recipients of UCD Elite Athlete Academy awards on the day.
Jack Wall, who achieved 600 Leaving Cert. points will in addition to the above, be honoured on Saturday with a J.P. McManus bursary in University College Limerick.

Congratulations to all of them; they have done themselves, their families and indeed Good Counsel College proud.

Congratulations also, and best wishes, to Jack Allen, who has been selected to represent Ireland at the upcoming World Age Group Gymnastics Championships in Metz, France. Jack has has already represented his country many times winning international medals on several occassions.

The senior hurlers started their campaign on a winning note with victory over Carlow schools in the Leinster league on Wednesday. They have 2 further fixtures in this league in the coming weeks, the results of which will determine their seeding for championship.
The senior and junior golf teams played in New Ross and Enniscorthy respectively during the week with the seniors being successful while the juniors just fell short.

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