Rowing Ireland Schools regatta 2015

Castletroy College Rowing team under the tutelage of Castleconnell Boat club had 13 crews entered this year’s Rowing Ireland School’s Regatta at O Brien’s Bridge Co. Clare on the 26th April 2015.   This year 71 schools battled it out to decide the winners of 38 Irish School’s events. The …

Tiarnan O Donnell makes the Irish wheelchair Basketball team

Congratulations to Tiarnan for his selection on the Irish Nathional Team   Tiarnan O’Donnell, of transition year has recently been selected for the Irish Senior Wheelchair Basketball. Not only has he made this team but Tiarnan has also made the Junior team and the Under 23 Irish team. He has …

Robyn Gleeson makes the Irish 7’s u.17 team

Congratulations to Robyn Gleeson 5th year on getting selected for the Irish U.17 Ladies 7’s rugby team. The journey started with a screening camp in LIT with 60 girls from all over Munster that was narrowed down to 16 girls,training started then in CIT Cork for 4 weeks twice a …

TY Factor Winners

Grainne 4 are winners of the TY Factor competition! There was stiff competition this year the third year of the competition at the school. The contestants, who were  mentored by Daragh Dukes and his colleague gave it their all when they sang to a captivated audience of TY students. The …

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Rowing Ireland Schools regatta 2015

May 22, 2015 Extra Curricular, Featured, News Comments Off on Rowing Ireland Schools regatta 2015
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Castletroy College Rowing team under the tutelage of Castleconnell Boat club had 13 crews entered this year’s Rowing Ireland School’s Regatta at O Brien’s Bridge Co. Clare on the 26th April 2015.

 

This year 71 schools battled it out to decide the winners of 38 Irish School’s events. The weather had improved from the strong westerly winds that made racing at Limerick Regatta the previous day extremely challenging at times.

 

The winners of the Victor Ludorum (Latin for “Winner of the Games”) were St Joseph’s College Galway. Second place was Portora Royal School Enniskillen and third place was Colaiste Iognaid from Galway with Castletroy College coming a very credible 4th place.

 

The boys this year were led by Eoghan Whittle (gold medallist from last year’s Coupe de la Jeunesse). Eoghan paired up with Patrick Silke in the men’s open double scull, they won their heat by a canvas and due to a technical issue they missed the final. Both boys went on to compete in the single sculls.

 

Next up where the Junior 15 boys- fresh from their 1st place in the men’s Junior 15 quad, the schools regatta promised to be just as rewarding. James Desmond rowed in the J15 single scull and Rory O Neill and Ben Froburg J14 1x. Rory won his final to add another medal to his growing collection. Ben was leading the field in his race when another competitor crossed into his lane and pushed him onto the buoys and disturbed his rhythm.

 

The girl’s crews began with the open under 23 double scull of Ciara Griffin and Clara O Brien, this event was timed heats, with a field of 21 crews. The girls came second in the heat and based on overall times they qualified for the final. Ciara also competed in the open 1X and Clara O Brien went onto the J16 1X where she came 3rd in the final from a field of 15 entries.

 

The Junior 16 double scull of Aoife Ryan and Naomi Sobczak was a new combination on the day and the girls did very well in a field of 18 crews.

 

Our youngest crews of the weekend were Lauren O Brien and Norma Silke in the Junior 14 1X and the Junior 14 2X. These girls have been rowing for the past two years and the hard work and commitment to training has proven to be rewarding. Wins in both events helped in a large way to ensure that Castletroy College was placed 4th overall from 71 schools representing the 32 counties of Ireland. These young ladies are destined to follow in the steps of other Castletroy College girls like  Hannah O’Sulllivan, Aoife Leahy, Ailish Griffin, Leah Quinlan and one day represent their Country in rowing.

 

Castleconnell Boat Club would like to acknowledge the support of Castletroy College in the promotion of rowing in the College and look forward to one day – bringing home the Victor Ludorum trophy.

Francis Moloney,

Tiarnan O Donnell makes the Irish wheelchair Basketball team

May 22, 2015 Basketball, Extra Curricular, Featured, News, Transition Year Comments Off on Tiarnan O Donnell makes the Irish wheelchair Basketball team
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Congratulations to Tiarnan for his selection on the Irish Nathional Team

 

Tiarnan O’Donnell, of transition year has recently been selected for the Irish Senior Wheelchair Basketball. Not only has he made this team but Tiarnan has also made the Junior team and the Under 23 Irish team. He has only been playing this sport for a year and a half, and for a student to accomplish something so big is a credit to the school. Tiarnan is the youngest Irish National player on the Senior team.

Tiarnan began trials in early June of 2014, there was a massive number of players who took part in the trials which was then cut to the final 12 who had made the Irish team for the European Championships. Trials consisted of shooting drills, fitness, and strength training. The selection process was done over the course of 6 weeks. During the trials athletes were required to travel to Dublin and spend the weekend there doing trials.

Tiarnan has been training strenuously for the last 9 months in preparation for the European Championships in Lisbon, Portugal in July of 2015. Training consumes a lot of Tiarnan’s free time as he spends every second weekend training with his teammates. Every other weekend Tiarnan either has a match or training with the Under 23 team or the Junior National Team. Training is packed with lots of different things, varying from strength and conditioning too speed and fitness and getting players in the right mentality.

In April 2015, Tiarnan travelled too England too train with the British National Senior Team. In June 2015, Tiarnan will be travelling to the top college in America for Wheelchair Basketball, here he will endure some thrilling training sessions by some of the best players in the world. This trip will last 2 weeks and the camp will be attended by Tiarnan and his club coach who also has been chosen to represent Ireland in the European Championships this summer. His Coach received a sports scholarship to study and play basketball in the college that Tiarnan will be attending for the camp.

Tiarnan will be representing Ireland in a number of competitions during the summer including international friendlies in June, European Championships in July and the Celtic Nations Cup (for the Under 23 Irish Team) in August.

Robyn Gleeson makes the Irish 7’s u.17 team

May 22, 2015 Extra Curricular, Featured, News, Rugby, Transition Year Comments Off on Robyn Gleeson makes the Irish 7’s u.17 team
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Congratulations to Robyn Gleeson 5th year on getting selected for the Irish U.17 Ladies 7’s rugby team.

The journey started with a screening camp in LIT with 60 girls from all over Munster that was narrowed down to 16 girls,training started then in CIT Cork for 4 weeks twice a week. A squad of 14 played in Dublin for the official Irish trials where the Munster team beat Connaught 33-10 and Ulster 27-10 , unfortunately they lost to Leinster. Two weeks later Robyn received an email letting her know she was one of the 18 players from all over Ireland selected from the trials in DCU Robyn will now have training camps during the Summer in preparation for competition next season as part of the Irish team .

Best of luck Robyn from all in Castletroy College

 

TY Factor Winners

May 19, 2015 Arts, Extra Curricular, Featured, Transition Year Comments Off on TY Factor Winners
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Grainne 4 are winners of the TY Factor competition!

There was stiff competition this year the third year of the competition at the school.

The contestants, who were  mentored by Daragh Dukes and his colleague gave it their all when they sang to a captivated audience of TY students.

The winner was chosen by the public, with over two thousand views of the songs at the time of writing. The most views were of the Grainne 4 song which you can listen to by clicking here.

“You deserved it, you’re a great class. This is your moment.” said the school’s music teacher in response to the announcement. Rumour has it that Simon Cowell has made enquiries and is particularly interested in Mark Bromell, the lead singer of the group. So this was another great year for the competition and who knows it may lead to a bright future for some of our TY students.

 

 

Padraig 1 History Visit to King Johns Castle

May 13, 2015 Trips Comments Off on Padraig 1 History Visit to King Johns Castle
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The rain poured heavily on April 28th but that didn’t stop us (Padraig1) from going on a remarkable history trip. King John’s Castle was marvellous; a must see for anyone who is a history fan. The castle provides superb information about Limerick during the Middle Ages. The now renewed castle offers great electronic facilities and plenty of activities. We spent about an hour exploring and learning about our city which was very interesting. We even tried on medieval clothing. Later on we stopped for some hot beverages in the cafe. We then took time to look at the incredible archaelogical sites. The towers were a must see, with many ancient rooms to explore. We had absolutely great fun. It was nice to get our minds off school and the upcoming exams. Thank you for this magnificent experience Ms Fogarty and thanks to King John’s Castle for having us (Olivia Kabat)

U16.5 County Champions

May 13, 2015 Featured, GAA Comments Off on U16.5 County Champions
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Congratulations to our footballers who won the Limerick Colleges A Football Championship on Wednesday 29th april.

In getting to the  final, Castletroy has a big win over Pallaskenry when Robert Maleady and Darragh Linehan were the main scorers with 5 goals between them. The semi final win over Hospital was a closer affair, but despite being short a number of key players, a John Hickey goal in the second half saw the Castletroy boys through to meet Colaiste na Trocaire in the final.

The final was a close game throughout, Cathal Carew kicked 1-5 in the first half but there was only one point separating the sides at half time.  Rathkeale egded ahead early in the second half but points from Darragh Linehan, Niall Loughran and a goal from Cian Ryan had Castletroy two points ahead heading into the final quarter.

In a tense and hard fought final 12 mins, Rathkeale could only add one further point from a free to leave Castletroy the victors on a scoreline of 2-7 to 1-9.

 

Captain and man of the match, Niall Loughran collected the cup on behalf of his jubilant team mates.

Panel: James Regan-Magnier  Rory Cusack Daniel Minihane   Gerard Clancy   Niall O’Brien    David Moloney     Dion Lynch    Niall Loughran  (Capt)   Cian Ryan    Darren Coughlan    Dara Neville   John  Hickey    Cathal Carew  Mark O’Dwyer  Darragh Linehan  Sean O’Kane  Robert  Maleady  Alex O’Donoghue   Barry Richardson  Jack Fitzpatrick Christopher Murphy    Peter Cusack  Sam Burns Conor Nicholas,  Shane Donegan, Muiris Rowesome

Limerick for Engineering Showcase

May 11, 2015 News Comments Off on Limerick for Engineering Showcase
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The Thomond region is proud to be associated with the Limerick for Engineering Showcase.  This event gives CAO students (2015 and 2016), those considering enrolling in an engineering course, parents, guidance counsellors and technology teachers an opportunity to discover more about interesting engineering careers in a range of organisations in the mid west.  Attendees will meet with industry professionals who will provide information about their own chosen fields and demonstrate some of the interesting technology they work with.  There will be opportunities to meet current students, recent graduates, academics and professional engineers from the region.

  • Date :  Wednesday, 13 May 2015
  • Time : From 7:00 PM
  • Venue : South Court Hotel, Limerick

This showcase provides all you need to know about local course options and opportunities.The event is heavily sponsored by industry and there  will be 2 iPads given out on the night. Come along………….. you might discover your future in engineering!

Eoghan Whittle rowing for Ireland!

May 11, 2015 Featured, News Comments Off on Eoghan Whittle rowing for Ireland!
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Congratulations to Eoghan Whittle, fifth year student, who has been selected to represent Ireland at the following international rowing events this summer:-

Junior Europeans rowing competition which will be held in Czech Republic at the end of May.  Eoghan will row in quadruple sculls with a crew drawn from Shandon, Waterford and Athlone.  This is a fantastic achievement for this crew as they are making history by being the first Irish junior quad to qualify for this category at this competition.

Eoghan and this crew have also been selected to row at the Coupe de la Jeunesse international rowing competition which will be held in Hungary in early August.  This will be their second year competing at this event, having had a very successful outing last year culminating in them bringing home gold for their country.

The staff and the students of Castletroy College wish Eoghan and all the crew the very best of luck as they represent Ireland in Europe this summer.

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FIRST TERM
First Day of Term Tuesday, 26th August, 2014
Mid-Term Break Monday, 27th October, 2014 – Friday, 31st October,
2014
Term Ends Friday, 19th December, 2014
SECOND TERM
School Re-Opening Monday, 5th January, 2015
Mid-Term Break Monday, 16th February, 2015 – Friday, 20th February,
2015
St. Patrick’s Weekend – Tuesday, 17th March, 2015
Term Ends Friday, 27th March, 2015
THIRD TERM
School Re-Opening Monday, 13th April, 2015
Bank Holiday Monday, 4th May, 2015
Term Ends Friday, 29th May, 2015
State Exams Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015

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Rowing Ireland Schools regatta 2015

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Castletroy College Rowing team under the tutelage of Castleconnell Boat club had 13 crews entered this year’s Rowing Ireland School’s Regatta at O Brien’s Bridge Co. Clare on the 26th April 2015.   This year 71 schools battled it out to decide the winners of 38 Irish School’s events. The …

Tiarnan O Donnell makes the Irish wheelchair Basketball team

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Congratulations to Tiarnan for his selection on the Irish Nathional Team   Tiarnan O’Donnell, of transition year has recently been selected for the Irish Senior Wheelchair Basketball. Not only has he made this team but Tiarnan has also made the Junior team and the Under 23 Irish team. He has …

Robyn Gleeson makes the Irish 7’s u.17 team

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Congratulations to Robyn Gleeson 5th year on getting selected for the Irish U.17 Ladies 7’s rugby team. The journey started with a screening camp in LIT with 60 girls from all over Munster that was narrowed down to 16 girls,training started then in CIT Cork for 4 weeks twice a …