Coláiste Cholmcille hosted the Under 16 Boys B All Ireland preliminary playoffs last week, and our own boys were successful in both their matches. Three schools took part: Coláiste Cholmcille, St. David’s, Arcane, and St. Declan’s, Cabra. Coláiste Cholmcille beat St. David’s 65-56, and St. Declan’s 54-43. Having won both matches Coláiste Cholmcille now play in the All Ireland playoffs in Glanmire, Co. Cork.
We are delighted to have three students representing Coláiste Cholmcille at the BT Young Scientist exhibition in the RDS, Dublin, this week. Andrea Mc Glynn, Ana Keon and Katie Slevin are presenting their presentation “Can mirror therapy improve basketball skills?” The exhibition runs until Saturday the 14th of January.
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Blurb, the CCBS Senior Students’ Book Club, met on Friday to discuss ‘The Road’ by Cormac Mc Carthy. There was a good turnout, with most finding the book a little depressing. Blurbers will meet again on January 20th to discuss Louise O’Neill’s ‘Asking For It’.
Well done to our U16 Boys Basketball team on coming runner-up in the North West Region B League. The boys lost in the regional final to Carrick on Shannon 35-32. They now progress to the All Ireland play offs.
Well done to all the First Year students who received certificates from Year Head Mr. Mc Glynn recently. These certs acknowledge the fact that the students earned ten positive stickers from teachers over the course of their first term at Coláiste Cholmcille.
Well done to our students Garbhán Mc Closkey, Una Britton, Neil Mc Carthy and Jack Scott on representing Ireland at the Euro Surf Championship which took place in Morocco recently. Garbhán was selected to act as a judge at the prestigious competition. Overall the team placed 5th out of 15 competing nations, a very respectable finish especially considering this was the first international competition for many.
Our senior rugby team beat Loreto Milford in Milford last week. The score was a decisive 29-17. Our try scorers were Sean Taylor, James McGonigle, Jakub Machnuk and Naoise Patton. Mr Reilly and Mr Doherty were very happy with the team’s performance and Mr Reilly stated they need to show the same conviction and belief again in order to win the next game. James McGonigle, James Cleary and Robbie Ryan impressed for Coláiste Cholmcille.
Well done to the Under-19 Girls A Basketball team for reaching the North West Regional Final. After a competitive battle and some fine performances on both sides, Ursuline College, Sligo proved stronger on the day. The final score was 57-43. Coláiste Cholmcille will now compete in a preliminary round match in a quest to reach the national play-offs in January.