Rowing Ireland Schools Regatta 2016

Castletroy College under the tutelage of Castleconnell Boat Club had 11 crews entered in this year’s Rowing Ireland Schools Regatta which was held at O’ Brien’s Bridge, Co Clare on Sunday 24th April 2016. Weather conditions were perfect, sunshine and light winds. This year 71 schools, representing all four provinces …

Girls Rugby Success

Congratulations to our first year girls rugby team who won the Maire Hourigan Memorial Tag Rugby festival at Laurel Hill on Wednesday. They were unbeaten winning all their pool games, semi final and the final against CGL.  All 22 members of the squad who took part should be proud of …

Rugby players honoured.

Congratulations to Joey Conway and Dylan Reeves-Wasik who were both selected on the Munster Schools Rugby team of the tournament for the Senior Cup. The boys pictured after representing their provinces at under 19 level were selected on the back of excellent performances in the cup. Congratulations lads. Follow @CastletroyC

Annual First and Second Year Girls Gaelic Football Blitz

On the 15th of April 2016 six schools from all over Munster came to Castletroy College to participate in the annual mixed girls first and second year football blitz. Thirteen teams, including two teams from Castletroy, battled it off on three different pitches in three different groups to reach the …

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Girls Rugby Success

April 28, 2016 Featured, News, Rugby Comments Off on Girls Rugby Success
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Congratulations to our first year girls rugby team who won the Maire Hourigan Memorial Tag Rugby festival at Laurel Hill on Wednesday. They were unbeaten winning all their pool games, semi final and the final against CGL.  All 22 members of the squad who took part should be proud of their achievement. Well done girls.

Rugby players honoured.

April 28, 2016 Extra Curricular, Featured, News, Rugby, School Events Comments Off on Rugby players honoured.
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Congratulations to Joey Conway and Dylan Reeves-Wasik who were both selected on the Munster Schools Rugby team of the tournament for the Senior Cup. The boys pictured after representing their provinces at under 19 level were selected on the back of excellent performances in the cup. Congratulations lads.

Team Limerick Clean-up

May 5, 2016 Extra Curricular Comments Off on Team Limerick Clean-up
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Over 340 Castletroy College students and their Teachers  joined the 13,500 plus TLC volunteers early in the month before their Easter Holidays. throughout the week Teachers facilitated class groups in doing a clean up in allocated areas of our school and school grounds along with support from our schools Environmental team.
Well done to all involved volunteers involved. Plastic bottles were some of the most prevalent items picked up in last years TLC (1) so this year school volunteers were gifted with reusable Plastic bottles. A special thank you to all involved including our Caretakers Richie and Cathy Quinn, Teachers and classes with Mr Declan Fitzgerald, Ms Catherine Deegan, Ms Orla Lane, Ms Theresa Gunnigle, Ms Foley, Ms Brenda Cribbin, Ms Evelyn Cosgrave, Ms Martina Murphy, Ms Ellie Murnane, Mr Leonard Coughlan and Ms Eithne Vaughan and our many Co-op students
Also students, Andrea Crockett, Ellie Cosgrave, Anna Madigan, Sarah Nicholas, Sinead Callinan, Aisling Herbert, PJ Allen, Daniel Quigley, Niall Sweeney and Evan Cosgrave
Also,well done to the 13,500+ volunteers who took part in Team Limerick Clean-up2!
The biggest community clean up event ever undertaken in Limerick took place on Good Friday, March 25th 2016.

Team Limerick Clean-Up2 (TLC2), is an initiative sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and administered by Limerick City and County Council. Endorsed by Paul O’Connell, the official partners include Mr Binman, The Limerick Leader and Limerick’s Live 95FM.

Rowing Ireland Schools Regatta 2016

April 29, 2016 Featured, News Comments Off on Rowing Ireland Schools Regatta 2016
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Castletroy College under the tutelage of Castleconnell Boat Club had 11 crews entered in this year’s Rowing Ireland Schools Regatta which was held at O’ Brien’s Bridge, Co Clare on Sunday 24th April 2016. Weather conditions were perfect, sunshine and light winds.

This year 71 schools, representing all four provinces of Ireland, battled it out with each crew prepared to represent his/her school with pride and commitment. Castletroy College was led by Eoghan Whittle (triple gold medallist in European rowing).

The first event of the day was the men’s U23 single sculls. It was anticipated that this event would be very competitive and it did not disappoint with a total of 34 crews entered. The heats of this event were timed with the fastest twelve boats progressing to the finals.  The school was ably represented here by Patrick Silke who finished second in his heat and progressed to the finals finishing the day with a position of 11th from 34 crews.

The next event of the day was the womens U23 double sculls. Once more this event was timed with the fastest four boats progressing to the final.  Ciara Griffin and Clara O Brien did the honours for the school and against very competitive competition of 21 crews achieved the necessary time to qualify for the final where they finished third.

Next event for the school was the mens J16 double sculls with James Desmond and Rory O Neill being the representation.  James and Rory rowed an excellent race coming second in their heat to the ultimate winners.

This event was followed by mens J14 single sculls, straight finals. Daire Scully on the water for the school rowed a great race finishing in second place.

Next up for the school was a new combination of Ben Christie and Ben Frohburg in the mens J15 double sculls, straight finals.  The two Bens rowed excellently finishing in third place.

The spectators barely had time to draw breath when the next race of the day came into view – the womens J15 single sculls, again straight finals.  Norma Silke was the representative for the school here. A very competitive and sporting race ensued with Norma the ultimate winner – The first medal of the day for Castletroy College.

The event was running to schedule when Castletroy was represented in the womens U23 single sculls – another timed event with the fastest four boats progressing to the final.  The school had two boats in this event, Ciara Griffin and Clara O Brien with Clara qualifying for the final and giving her an overall result for the day of fourth from a field of 18 boats.

Next event on the river was the mens U23 double sculls – again a time trial with the fastest four boats progressing to the final. Like the U23 single sculls this event is always competitive and this year was no exception with a total of 30 crews lining up for the heats.  The race was contested for the school by a new combination of James Quinlan and Eoghan Whittle. A win in the heats ensued for the boys however they had no time to relax as the next event of the day for them was Mens U23 coxless quadruple sculls.  The crew for the school in this event was James Desmond, James Quinlan, Patrick Silke and Eoghan Whittle. First over the line in the heats qualified for the final in this event.  The boys rowed a superb race finishing second in their heat to the ultimate overall winners.

It was the turn of the mens J15 coxed quadruple sculls next with Ben Christie, Ben Frohburg, Rory O’Neill, Daire Scully and cox Lauren O Brien sitting in the boat for the straight final.  The boys rowed well and finished 3rd in their event.

James and Eoghan, to the delight of the supporters, qualified for the finals of the Mens U23 doubles. This final was expected to be well contested and it did not disappoint. “Heart stopping” was the consensus, with the race still not decided 5 meters from the end.  However the Castletroy boys dug deep and surged over the finish line to win by a length to the delight of the spectators.  Two more medals for the school and a great finish to the day’s rowing.

Castleconnell Boat Club would like to acknowledge the support of Castletroy College in the promotion of rowing in the school and look forward to many more years of pleasant days by the river at the Rowing Ireland Schools regatta.

Francis Moloney,

Castleconnell Boat Club President

 

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Annual First and Second Year Girls Gaelic Football Blitz

April 21, 2016 Extra Curricular, Featured Comments Off on Annual First and Second Year Girls Gaelic Football Blitz
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On the 15th of April 2016 six schools from all over Munster came to Castletroy College to participate in the annual mixed girls first and second year football blitz. Thirteen teams, including two teams from Castletroy, battled it off on three different pitches in three different groups to reach the semi-finals. All matches on each of the three pitches ran smoothly thanks to the expertise of our excellent referees and umpires. Incredibly three out of the four teams in the semi-final were from Abbeyfeale School and the last team came from Spanish Point. Both semi-finals were full of action with a team from Abbeyfeale and the Spanish Point coming out victorious. The final was tense but very exciting with both teams showing immense skill. However, against all the odds, the Spanish Point team managed a victory with some last minute goals and points. The whole day was organised and ran by the TYs who were a great help on the day. Without them the blitz wouldn’t have been able to happen. Also a big thanks to Mr. Hussey and Ms.McGrath for all their contribution to girls Gaelic football in the school as well as their help in organising and running the blitz. Many thanks for all the teams for travelling for such a great day of sport.

Written by: Aoife O’Driscoll

121 Digital

April 21, 2016 Featured, News Comments Off on 121 Digital
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Earlier this year, Deirdre 4 started the 121 digital programme which involves teaching adults in our local community how to use modern technology for 4 weeks. We arranged with our typewriting teacher Ms.Carmody for 10 learners from the local area to come in on Thursday for 2 hours from 9am-11am. Over 30 people applied but we could only take 10 learners. Each learner brought a different piece of technology with them that they couldn’t use but by the end of the 4 weeks they were all delighted and even bragging about what they could do!

The idea of the 121 Digital is for people not to be afraid of technology and to use it to help them. The learners got to pick what they wanted to learn and each learner went at their own speed. Each learner had a personal tutor who was a transition year student and worked with that student each week. This way the bond between the learner and tutor grew from week to week and a good learning atmosphere was created.

Throughout the programme the progression of the learners was astounding and we saw how our skills with technology, no matter how small, have made a huge difference in their lives. Each tutor couldn’t help but feel an immense sense of pride as they watched their learner grow and develop.

Learn Storm Ireland

April 8, 2016 Featured, News Comments Off on Learn Storm Ireland
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Powered by Khan Academy, Learn Storm is a 9 week maths challenge designed to build confidence and competence. It rewards progress and perseverance equally giving students of all abilities in maths an opportunity to succeed. As educators, one of the most important lessons we can teach our students is that they can learn anything. LearnStorm meets students where they are by celebrating both achievement and hustle. Not only do students earn mastery points for mastering maths skills, but they can also earn hustle points for hard work and perseverance. 30 second year students participated in Learn Storm 2016 from the end of January to the start of April as part of their maths and ICT class to pilot the initiative at Castletroy College.

 

Weekly leader boards were published by Learn Storm and many of our students featured in them. In fact, one student, Aran Quid came 3rd overall in his category in Ireland and will be presented with prizes in two ceremonies in Cork and Dublin over the next few weeks. Over the course of the challenge our students collectively mastered 2248 skills, earned 1870909 points and clocked up 7693 minutes.

A celebration ceremony was held on Wednesday 6th April to celebrate the effort and persistence shown by this group of 2nd year students. All students were presented with a lunch voucher and a certificate for successfully completing the Math Marathon. Some students received an additional certificate for earning a place in the top 100 Mastery or Hustle table and either a cinema  or Penneys voucher to reward their achievements.

Learn Storm is an excellently run and highly enjoyable challenge and our students gained hugely from their participation. The teachers can monitor and track the progress of individual students and assign appropriate challenges for them to complete. Each student can work and achieve success at their own level. There was great engagement and excitement as well as some healthy competition when the class leaderboards were revealed every week!

 

We aim to increase participation next year and hope that all 1st and 2nd year students will take part. For further information see http://www.learnstorm2016.org/ireland/overview

P.E. Exbo 2016

April 7, 2016 Featured, News Comments Off on P.E. Exbo 2016
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PE Expo 2016 was held on March 11th in Trinity Comprehensive, Ballymun, Dublin. Nine TY students presented their project on the day: Conor Nicholas, Iain Campbell, Rory Nevin, Dion Lynch, Paul Hurley, Jack Fitzpatrick, Kerri O’Donoghue and Nicole McNamara, under the guidance of Ms.McCarthy.

A month ago we started working on our Games Development project. In PE class we had to think of a game to create. Our aim was to increase enjoyment and engagement in TY PE. There were two games created by the group, and Ball Polo was voted the favourite by most. We further developed the game over the next two weeks and renamed it Cúlahoop.

The day of the competition we left Castletroy at 6.45am with Ms. Jones and Ms. McCarthy, all tired, but excited to be heading to Dublin, with our A4 pages, sticky tape, laptop, ball and hula hoops!
We presented Cùlahoop and RTE Sports Presenter Darragh Moloney interviewed us and was hugely impressed by what we had to say. He was very interested in our overall result which was that 97% of students in the study increased their enjoyment and engagement in PE by making their own game. Also we were one of the few groups who were called up on stage to be interviewed by the organiser- scary experience!!
140 projects were entered with 400 students competing in seven categories:

ICT and PhotograPE Exbophy
Power of Sport – mental, social, cultural
Components of Fitness
Nutrition
Games Development
Health Promotion
Performance Psychology

 

Unfortunately we didn’t win, but we had a great day and there was two hours of activities that included: cricket, soccer, zorb ball, fencing, tag rugby and olympic handball. We got to take part in two.
The overall experience of this project was amazing and would highly recommend TYs in the future to get involved.

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School Calendar 2015-16

FIRST TERM

First Day of Term Monday, 31st August, 2015 (Incoming First Years 9.00am to 3.50pm)
Tuesday, 1st September, 2015 (1st, 2nd and 5th Years –full day)
Wednesday, 2nd September, 2015 (All Students – full day)

Mid-Term Break Monday, 26th October, 2015 – Friday, 30th October, 2015

Term Ends Tuesday, 22nd December, 2015

SECOND TERM

School Re-Opening Wednesday, 6th January, 2016

Mid-Term Break Monday, 15th February, 2016 – Friday, 19th February, 2016

Term Ends Wednesday, 16th March, 2016

[Includes St. Patrick’s Day and Easter Holiday]

THIRD TERM

School Re-Opening Monday, 4th April, 2016

Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd May, 2016

Term Ends Friday, 3rd June, 2016

State Exams Wednesday, 8th June, 2016

News

Rowing Ireland Schools Regatta 2016

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Castletroy College under the tutelage of Castleconnell Boat Club had 11 crews entered in this year’s Rowing Ireland Schools Regatta which was held at O’ Brien’s Bridge, Co Clare on Sunday 24th April 2016. Weather conditions were perfect, sunshine and light winds. This year 71 schools, representing all four provinces …

Girls Rugby Success

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Congratulations to our first year girls rugby team who won the Maire Hourigan Memorial Tag Rugby festival at Laurel Hill on Wednesday. They were unbeaten winning all their pool games, semi final and the final against CGL.  All 22 members of the squad who took part should be proud of …

Rugby players honoured.

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Congratulations to Joey Conway and Dylan Reeves-Wasik who were both selected on the Munster Schools Rugby team of the tournament for the Senior Cup. The boys pictured after representing their provinces at under 19 level were selected on the back of excellent performances in the cup. Congratulations lads. Follow @CastletroyC