The sugar craft club

The sugar craft club are busy with Halloween cupcakes, preparation for Christmas, and competitions. Students made a range of interesting Halloween themed cupcakes (3D ghosts and pumpkins, 2D pumpkins). They are now working on an Olaf figurine for a Christmas cake/cupcakes.   We were delighted that our First Year student …

Harty Cup team see off Gaelcholáiste

Castletroy College 2-13 Gaelcholáiste Mhuire AG 0-18 Despite playing most of the second-half with 14 players, Castletroy College held off a late Gaelcholáiste Mhuire surge to secure their second set of points in a lively Harty Cup clash at Charleville yesterday. The sides were tied at the break but Castletroy …

Unbreakable

Castletroy College are delighted to host a screening of ‘Unbreakable, The Mark Pollock Story’ on Tuesday 4th November at 1pm for all Transition Year students. Unbroken by blindness at 22, Mark competed in ultra-endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice caps including an epic 2 month expedition race …

Hockey Blitz

Pictured  are some of the first year hockey players who travelled to Crescent College to play in the regional hockey blitz against Laurel Hill Colaiste and Secondary, Crescent and Villiers. Over 200 girls participated on the day. 45 Castletroy players took part and represented their school very well. With nearly …

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Unbreakable

October 29, 2014 Featured, News Comments Off
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Castletroy College are delighted to host a screening of ‘Unbreakable, The Mark Pollock Story’ on Tuesday 4th November at 1pm for all Transition Year students.

Unbroken by blindness at 22, Mark competed in ultra-endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice caps including an epic 2 month expedition race to the South Pole. He won silver and bronze rowing in the Commonwealth Games. In July 2010 the challenge chose Mark. A tragic fall left him paralysed. Now Mark is living his own lessons, a pioneer exploring the frontiers of spinal cord injury recovery.

Unbreakable will be screened later that evening, 4th November, in the Omniplex, Dooradoyle for anyone interested in attending.

Hockey Blitz

October 16, 2014 Featured, Hockey, News Comments Off
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Pictured  are some of the first year hockey players who travelled to Crescent College to play in the regional hockey blitz against Laurel Hill Colaiste and Secondary, Crescent and Villiers. Over 200 girls participated on the day. 45 Castletroy players took part and represented their school very well. With nearly 60 1st year girls playing hockey this year, we had enough players to form another panel of 15 players who were brought to Crescent for an afternoon with the 2nd year players to take part in an 8 aside league. Well done to all involved. Our senior and junior teams also played challenge games against Villers on their pitch on the North Circular Rd recently. The North Munster League will start after midterm break for all players. Best of luck to all the players and coaches.

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Munster Schools claim Interpro Title

September 29, 2014 Extra Curricular, Featured, News, Rugby Comments Off
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Congratulations to David Rowsome, Mark O’Mara and Joey Conway who represented Castletroy College on the Munster Schools side who claimed the Interprovincial Championchip in a thrilling victory over Leinster in Cork on Saturday..

To put the achievement into context, 2003 was the last time that Munster won the Schools Interprovincial Series. It’s the first time since 1973 that Munster have won the four-province Schools Interpro Series after Connacht’s absence between 1979 and 2006.

Munster started superbly and played some brilliant rugby to race into a 19-0 half-time lead.
Winger Billy O’Hora scored the Munster try in the right corner after a period of pressure as captain Bill Johnston added the conversion and four penalties.

It was by no means one-way traffic in that first half, however, with some excellent Munster defence keeping the visitors at bay.

Leinster were reduced to 14 men on 51 minutes but back in the game when winger Jordan Larmour touched down with scrum-half David Duggan also crossing to make it 19-10.

Crucially, however, both conversions were missed which allowed Munster some vital breathing space and superb defence helped the hosts see out the game and claim the Interprovincial title.

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The sugar craft club

November 13, 2014 Extra Curricular, Featured Comments Off
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The sugar craft club are busy with Halloween cupcakes, preparation for Christmas, and competitions. Students made a range of interesting Halloween themed cupcakes (3D ghosts and pumpkins, 2D pumpkins). They are now working on an Olaf figurine for a Christmas cake/cupcakes.

 

We were delighted that our First Year student Aoife Larkin competed in Decobakes ‘Cakes for Grace’ competition over mid-term. She won her age category 10-12 year olds. She baked Halloween cupcakes, decorated with spiders, pumpkins, scream, a witch’s hat, and a blood shot eye. Aoife is the first member of the sugar craft club to be a competition winner!!!

 

Students are also using their skills for their young entrepreneurs project…. Well done to sugar craft students Jack Moloney and Aoife Larkin whose cupcakes are selling really well!!

Harty Cup team see off Gaelcholáiste

November 6, 2014 Featured, GAA, News Comments Off
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Castletroy College 2-13 Gaelcholáiste Mhuire AG 0-18

Despite playing most of the second-half with 14 players, Castletroy College held off a late Gaelcholáiste Mhuire surge to secure their second set of points in a lively Harty Cup clash at Charleville yesterday.

The sides were tied at the break but Castletroy moved seven points clear by the three-quarter mark, only to be almost hauled back in a close and exciting finish. These two sides now share top spot in Group 2 but Castletroy have a game in hand.

With a clash in colours, both teams wore their county jerseys and served up a massively entertaining opening half during which the scores were deadlocked six times. But, overall, it was the performance of the Limerick minors that proved significant — Lorcan Lyons was immense at midfield, while Andrew La Touche Cosgrave and Barry Nash were always threatening up front.

It was honours even early on with Nash scoring three points from play but the switch of Eddie Gunning to centre-back helped settle the Gaelcholáiste. Along with white flags from Gunning, his bother Dan and David Braham they went ahead after 20 minutes, 0-8 to 0-5. But a goal from La Touche Cosgrave, who netted in spite of an initial save from Darragh O’Connell, swung the momentum back Castetroy’s way.

A Braham free then ensured parity at the break, 0-10 to 1-7.

Crucially, Castletroy dominated the restart, hitting 1-5 against a solitary placed ball for the Cork outfit. Again, O’Connell was unlucky to be beaten for Eoin Hourigan’s goal but credit must also be given to Lyons in the first place for a smart delivery into his forward line. Castletroy went on to lead 2-12 to 0-11 with the fourth quarter to play.

Playing deeper, Cork minor Dayne Lee came more on the ball and the tide began to turn for Gaelcholáiste Mhuire. Evan Sheehan also impressed as they landed five points between them. A Nash point alleviated the pressure but when Dan Gunning put one between them in injury time, it made for a nervous finale. However, the fightback just came up short.

Castletroy College scorers: A La Touche Cosgrave (1-4, 0-3 frees), B Nash (0-5), E Hourigan (1-0), L Lyons (0-2, frees), A Kennedy and I Coates (0-1 each).

Scorers for Gaelcholáiste Mhuire AG: D Braham (0-5, 0-3 frees, 0-1 65m), E Ó Siocháin (0-2 frees), É Ó Conaing (0-2 frees), D Ó Conaing and D Lee (0-3 each), L Ó Cochlan (0-1).

CASTLETROY COLLEGE: J Power (Monaleen); Brian Nash (South Liberties), E Enright (Ahane), F Hourigan (Murroe Boher); D Garry (South Liberties), C Carroll (Ahane), K Gleeson (Monaleen); L Lyons (Monaleen), C O’Meara (Ahane); A La Touche Cosgrave (Monaleen), Barry Nash (South Liberties), I Coates (Old Christians); A Kennedy (Murroe Boher), E Hourigan (Burroe Boher), M O’Dwyer (Monaleen).

Subs: J Nicholas (Monaleen) for A Kennedy (40).

GAELCHOLÁISTE MHUIRE AG: D Ó Conaill (Na Piarsaigh); É O Conaing (Na Piarsaigh), C Ó Suilleabháin (Na Piarsaigh), R Ó Meara (Na Piarsaigh); A Breathnach (Na Piarsaigh), B Ó Ceallacháin (Na Piarsaigh), A Ó Donnabháin (Glen Rovers); L Ó Cochlan (Glen Rovers), E Ó Laoire (Na Piarsaigh); C Ó hAinifin (Na Piarsaigh), P de Faoite (Glen Rovers), D Braham (Glen Rovers), D Ó Conaing (Na Piarsaigh), D Ó Laoi (Na Piarsaigh), E Ó Siocháin (Na Piarsaigh).

Subs: K Ó hEathairn (Na Piarsaigh) for C Ó hAinifin (bs 34-38), K Ó hEathairn for D Braham (44), J Ó Muireasa (Na Piarsaigh) for P de Faoite (47).

Referee: R Moloney (Limerick).

 

Castletroy College Host the Annual First Year Girls Gaelic Football Blitz

October 14, 2014 Extra Curricular, Featured, GAA, News Comments Off
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On Wednesday the 8th of October 2014 Castletroy College hosted the annual first year girls Gaelic football blitz. Mr.Hussey and Ms. McGrath along with Transition Year students organised this very successful event. A total of 7 visiting school from 3 counties including Counties Limerick, Clare and Tipperary took part in this event. The blitz began with registration at 10am and the first games commenced at 10.30am sharp with 6 teams playing at any one time. A total of 11 teams played in an all day long blitz. The participating schools included Abbeyfeale, Castletroy College, Ennis Community College, St. Annes Tipperary, Killkee Community College, Coláiste na Trinóide, Doon and Salesians Pallaskenry. This was a fantastic sporting event for all the coaches and players with many of the matches displaying excellent football skills. Each Transition Year student was assigned a job; team assistants, umpires, score runners, referees, photographer, coaches and shop assistances. Thanks to SuperValu in Castletroy who delivered the supplies early on Wednesday morning in time for the mobile shop to begin trading. Both Abbeyfeale teams played each other in the final which was a very close game. The winning team were presented with a cup and medals. Many thanks for all the teams who travelled from all 3 counties. Thank you to all Transition Year Students who volunteered and especially coaches Ms. McGrath and Mr. Hussey who were super organised and guided us for the day. We look forward to the next upcoming blitz!

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Great start to the Harty Cup

October 13, 2014 Featured, GAA, News Comments Off
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Our Harty Cup Hurling team saw off a gallant De La Salle Waterford comeback to secure a six point victory at Cahir on Wednesday. The first score of the game arrived in the 3rd minute when De La Salle scrambled a goal. The teams shared the next four scores before Castletroy drew level in the tenth minute courtesy of a Barry Nash goal. The Castletroy defence were now well on top, with Mark O’Dwyer and David Garry excelling, holding De La Salle scoreless for the rest of the first half as the conditions worsened due to the heavy rain. Castletroy gradually stretched their lead out to four points before an Aaron Kennedy goal in the 27th minute gave the Limerick school a 2-6 to 1-2 interval lead.

De La Salle began the second half in much more determined fashion, hurling with a directness missing in the first half. After opening the scoring with a quick point from play, the Waterford College went on to score the next four points to leave just two between the sides with 20 minutes remaining. Castletroy finally opened their second half account in the 44th minute with a pointed free to stem the tide. Despite the heavy conditions, both sides now threw everything in to the battle for scores in what was a physical but fair contest.


The game was decided in the 51st minute when Castletroy’s Andrew la Touche Cosgrave took on the DLS defence and finished to the net to put his team five points in front. De La Salle tried valiantly to score a goal to get them back in to the game in the closing stages but despite their best efforts, the Castletroy defence held firm to secure a six point win at the final whistle.

 Well Done to the team and the coaches.

Castletroy College 1. Jamie Power 2. Brian Nash 3. Evan Enright 4. Finn Hourigan 5. David Garry 6. Colum Carroll 7. Kevin Gleeson 8. Ciaran O’Meara 9. Lorcan Lyons 10. Andy La Touche Cosgrave 11. Barry Nash 12. Ian Coates 13. Aaron Kennedy 14. Conor Nicholas 15. Mark O’Dwyer.

Scorers – Lorcan Lyons 2pts, Andy LaTouche Cosgrave 1gl 6pts, Barry Nash 1 gl, Aaron Kennedy 1gl, Mark O’Dywer 1pt.

 

 

Dromtrasna Challenge

October 5, 2014 Featured, News Comments Off
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If you feel like getting fit and raising some money for a very worthy cause, then the Dromtrasna challenge might be for you. The challenge takes place on October 18th in nearby Abbeyfeale, and either a 5 mile run or a 4 kilometre walk can be done in aid of Milford Hospice.

As part of the fundraising initiative, Castletroy College teacher Mr Kieran Flannery will also be running the New York Marathon on November 2nd. Good man Flan!

For further details of the challenge and associated events, please log onto http://dromtrasnachallenge.com

If you cannot make it on the 18th October to the Dromtrasna Challenge and you wish to support the event,  you may donate directly to Milford Hospice on Kieran’s behalf by clicking on this link www.mycharity.ie/event/dromtrasnachallenge/

 

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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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Harty Cup team see off Gaelcholáiste

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Castletroy College 2-13 Gaelcholáiste Mhuire AG 0-18 Despite playing most of the second-half with 14 players, Castletroy College held off a late Gaelcholáiste Mhuire surge to secure their second set of points in a lively Harty Cup clash at Charleville yesterday. The sides were tied at the break but Castletroy …

Unbreakable

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Castletroy College are delighted to host a screening of ‘Unbreakable, The Mark Pollock Story’ on Tuesday 4th November at 1pm for all Transition Year students. Unbroken by blindness at 22, Mark competed in ultra-endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice caps including an epic 2 month expedition race …

Hockey Blitz

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Pictured  are some of the first year hockey players who travelled to Crescent College to play in the regional hockey blitz against Laurel Hill Colaiste and Secondary, Crescent and Villiers. Over 200 girls participated on the day. 45 Castletroy players took part and represented their school very well. With nearly …