January 21, 2013 – News

Gaelic Football

Our senior Gaelic football team enjoyed a well deserved victory last Wednesday in the Munster Cup competition. The match itself was played in inclement conditions in Golden GAA pitch and both sides at times had difficulty in countering the elements. Clonmel College were our opposition, and played some lovely football in the initial stags scoring a goal and a point within the first five minutes. We weathered this early onslaught however, and Sean Butler opened our accounts with a fine score from play. This seemed to settle us. Our captain Aaron Ryan Casey followed up with another point and the man-of-the-match David Slattery scored the first of his four goals. The score at half time read Clonmel 1-04 to Coláiste Mhuire 2-03. The second half was a close encounter with very little between the two teams until the final seven minutes when we pulled away scoring 2 well taken goals from Gary Donnelly and Michael Buwa. The final score line read Coláiste Mhuire 6-08 to Clonmel 3-07. We now face Nenagh in the next round.


Our junior volleyball boy’s team played the second round of the Leinster Volleyball Tournament at the Dome in Thurles. Despite the fact that we had home advantage we came up against very strong opposition against Euro Campus from Dublin and Portlaoise from Laois. In both games we performed well and finished second in close score lines. Huge commitment has gone into our volleyball teams from students and their trainer Ms Byrne which undoubtedly will result in success in the near future! Among those who excelled on the day were Stephen Troy, David Shorley and Kevin McLouglin.


Under the guidance of our member of staff and guitar maestro, Mr Cornally, there has been a huge interest generated in guitar playing at Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed! Guitar lessons are been held during school time for transition year and senior cycle students who are interested in learning the basics or merely enjoying the relaxed session like atmosphere during lunch break on Thursdays.


Here at Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed, music plays an important role in many of our student’s extra- curricular activities. Our students are guided through many musical genres and are free to explore their own area of individual musical interests.

In recent years the music department has been instrumental in producing our school show.

At lunchtime, students may also avail of tuition in singing/choir, guitar and Irish traditional music on the tin whistle and flute, amongst other instruments.

Rehearsals take place throughout the year for the instrumental groups and culminate with an end of year production on our student awards night in May each year.

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December 2012 – News

Carol Service

On Tuesday the 18th of December the students of Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed will held a Carol Service in Bóthar na Naomh Church at 2.30pm. It was a celebration of music, word and reflection in the spirit of Christmas. Beannachtaí na Nollag ar gach duine.

Art exhibition ‘Eclectic Mix’

‘Eclectic Mix’, a collection of paintings supported by Anne Marie Brophy, Thurles Library, ran from November 6th – 29th, provided a facility for second level students to prepare for the Art Appreciation section of the Leaving Certificate State Exams. Students from Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed took full advantage of this fantastic opportunity to prepare for their exam question at the Source Arts Centre, Thurles. As one of our students put it, ‘ it’s great to have exhibitions like this here at our doorstep, the works of art impacted on me as soon as I entered the gallery.” Well done to the ‘Source’ and well done to our students for their continued hard work and for becoming involved in the diverse opportunities that we offer all our students.

The Coláiste Mhuire & Lisheen Mine Venture

Monday the 3rd of December saw the first session in our exciting new partnership with Lisheen Mine. Our 5th year classes have been selected to participate in this new school business partnership. On the day, Mr. Jim Dunne, assisted by Christine Walker gave an excellent presentation to our students on the work done in Lisheen Mine and on the numerous and varied career opportunities presented by the mine and its ancillary industries. Eleanor Walsh also facilitated a group work session on the partnership and assisted the students in setting goals for the following modules.

Coláiste Mhuire’s school business partnership with Lisheen Mine, offers our students an invaluable insight into a leading, progressive company and empowers ours students to take control of their futures. Through an appreciation for education and the real opportunities available through it, we know that our students will find the keys to open the doors onto their greatest tomorrows.