News – 25th February


Our junior and senior quiz teams took part in a highly competitive   tráth na gceist as part of Culture Day in Nenagh last Thursday. Schools from all over Tipperary competed in this event and whilst our junior team fared well in coming 4th, our senior team went one step better in coming 3rd. They achieved a most commendable 57 out of 60. Our senior team included Pádraig Troy, David Walsh, Michael Holohan, and Pádraig Grace. Our junior team included Evan Mc Cormack, Bríd Gleeson, and Philip O’Sullivan. Over the next couple of weeks, as part of Lá Cultúrtha in Nenagh, our students are preparing hard for other
competitions such as órádaíocht, díospóireacht, agus drámaíocht tré mheán na Gaeilge.


On the sports front, our u-15 footballers are training hard for their last outing in competitive  football this year, the Cusack Cup. Our opposition will be Killenaule’s Scoil Ruáin. This promises to be an exciting encounter as many of our students performed superbly earlier this year against similar strong opposition in Munster competition, before succumbing at quarter-final stage to Killorglin C.C. from Kerry.


Our Transition Year students undertook a life skills personality test on Monday last. This proved to be fascinating for all students national and non-national as they learned a huge amount about their personalities in terms of characteristics, traits, and qualities. It was enjoyed by all and seen as a nice way to learn a little about psychology.

Also this week, a trip has been arranged to visit St. Mary’s Famine Museum in Thurles. Our German, Swiss, Norwegian, finnish and Swedish TY students are especially looking forward to this excursion as most of them were not aware of the Great Famine that was experienced in Ireland of the 1840’s. It is also of great interest to our local students who have an opportunity to empathise and learn about life in
Thurles and the wider hinterland during the c.1845 to c.1850 period.


Our sincere sympathies are extended to the family of recently deceased Pádraig Stapleton. Pádraig was an iar-scoláire of Gaelcholáiste naSiuire/Coláiste Mhuire Co-ed. He will be fondly remembered by staff
and classmates as a pleasant, friendly, and popular student who met you with a smile and got on well with everyone. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam