Coláiste Cholmcille 2nd year Boys basketball team travelled to Báile an Chlair in Claregalway on Thursday to compete in the All Ireland Quarter finals. Their drawn pool consisted of Marian College Dublin, Granard Vocational School Longford and the host’s, winners of the Galway region, Báile an Chlair. The first game against Marian College allowed the North West winners settle in and played well in a good team performance that settle the nerves. In this game, they dominated the defensive boards
The U14 Girls Gaelic team put in a tremendous effort on Monday against Coláiste Feriste at the Tyrone Centre of Excellence in Garvaghy in the Ulster semi-final. Despite their best efforts the girls were narrowly defeated by a single point in extra time. It was a game that had everything, from fine scores, diligent passing to intense defending. The pace and tenacity of the game kept everyone on their feet on the sideline. Final score 6-2 to 5-6. Miss Cooney said ‘The team put in a performan
The Cycle Against Suicide will ride into town again on May 3rd. Our TYs helped organisers launch the event yesterday down town. Cycle Against Suicide is an initiative started in 2013 to raise awareness of the considerable help and supports that are available for anyone battling depression, self-harm, at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide. The cyclists tour the country spreading the message that ‘It’s ok not to be ok’. The main cycle takes place from April 28 to May 7t
TY Éoin Rooney arranged for a number of TYs and other students to help collecting money for the Special Olympics at the roundabout in Ballyshannon last week. Éoin organised a rota of helpers from 8.30 in the morning until 5 in the evening. The money collected will go towards the Nemo swimming club’s Special Olympics fund.
The Home Economics department held a bake-sale last week in aid of the Temple Street Children’s Hospital. A wide variety of homemade goodies were available, and quickly snapped up, at break-time on Friday. Jessica Doherty made her award winning lemon drizzle cake. Apple tarts, fairy cakes, tray bakes and sausage rolls were also on sale. €320 was raised on the day. Thanks to all who contributed by buying food and anyone else who helped out.
Micheál Martin called in to Coláiste Cholmcille today for a quick visit! The Fianna Fáil leader was greeted at the door by Head Boy Conall Sweeny and Head Girl Mary Flora Scott. Mary Flora took a moment to show Mr. Martin one of her own campaign posters featuring a photograph of the two of them at the Ploughing Championships last year. Mr. Martin then addressed a Fifth Year History class, explaining how his interest in history led him to politics, and talked about the importance of politics in I
April is World Autism Awareness month and here at Coláiste Cholmcille we are encouraging everyone to take the 29 Day Challenge. This challenge invites everyone to celebrate the autism community, and highlights the difficulties autistic people face in society. Follow the links on twitter and Facebook. World Autism Month: The #AsIAmChallenge
The Under-14 girls secured another victory last week over Dungloe in the Fr. Tierney park. They play their final group game on Friday against St. Catherine’s Killybegs which will determine their place in the Ulster schools preliminary round.