A huge thank you to every member of staff that volunteered and contributed in any way
Runners up of LCETB sports day on March 20th in UL.
Our Athletics team continue to go from strength to strength .We had great success on a local and National level. In particular Jenna Bromell 5th yr and Ciara Neville 3rd yr look to have very promising futures in athletics .We have 9 students who have qualified for the All Ireland track and Field finals, in Tullamore on May 30th, Best of luck to all the individuals and our four girl relays minor, junior, intermediate and senior teams.
Our 4×100 m relay team: Ciara Neville, Chloe Tobin, Bronagh Kelly, Ellie Nolan, broke the championship record taking gold at the Munster Track and Field Championship in Cork on Saturday 16th of May. Further successes went to Jemma Bromell who took gold in the senior 400 m & bronze in the 200m, Emma Doyle who took bronze in the intermediate steeplechase, Chloe Tobin who took gold in the intermediate 300m Hurdles and silver in the 80m Hurdles and Ciara Neville who took gold in the intermediate 100m and in the 200m. We wish all the athletes the very best of luck at the All Ireland Track & Field Championship which takes place in Tullamore on the 30th May.
Horse Outside Project – completed by some art students during Summer 2014 in association with Limerick City of Culture – has donated two completed horses to the school –we are delighted by this and arranged collection last term. We plan to incorporate them into the courtyard for the use by students in future years
Senior girls: The u.19 girls won the County final against Crescent comp 30-26 in the UL arena
Cadette : Reached the county semi-finals beaten by Crescent
2nd yr: Runners up in County plate final to Salesians 26-23
1st yrs; Reached the county plate semi final
All teams competed in the All Ireland south West B league against Ballybunion, Causeway and Mount Hawk Tralee but we didn’t reach any finals
Tiernan O’Donnell TY I son the Irish Senior mixed team.
Competed in Munster U18 and U16 competitions.U.16 were knocked out in first round by St Anne’s Killaloe and Desmond College. We reached the U.18 County B final. Many thanks to Jim Flavin Butchers who sponsored us a beautiful set of Jerseys.
This group of students has been meeting regularly some of the work from the group will be published in the school magazine.
8 students from TY and 5th year had a successful and enjoyable time participating in the National Concern Debates. Students were successful in the first round of 4 debates but were beaten in the knock out phase. The eight students thoroughly enjoyed the experience –teamwork, discussions, excitement and anticipation before each debate. Each student was awarded a certificate from Concern and they were grateful for our attempts to raise Third World issues
34 second years and 9 TY girls took part in French trip to Paris for 5 days prior to Easter holidays. An excellent time was had by all and the trip to Paris proved hugely popular with our students
Train every Tuesday after school, popularity steadily growing- great enthusiasm among current students, took part in a one day blitz in Kilkenny, had a great day out
1st yr hurling: Competed enthusiastically
First year football: County runners up
U.14 Hurling: Competed enthusiastically
U.15 Hurling: Beaten in Munster ¼ final, team has made huge progress this season with wins over Killaloe, Ard Scoil and Clements
U.15 Football: Played in Munster post primary schools competition beaten narrowly by a strong Mallow side
U.16 Hurling: Reached the Munster B semi-final, where they were narrowly beaten by eventual winners Rochestown in November
U.16 Football: Won the County Championship beating Rathkeale in the final. They also beat Hospital and Pallaskenry en route to the final
Harty Cup: Got to Harty Cup semi-final where we lost to eventual winners Thurles C.B.S In the group stage we beat De La Salle in the opening game .In Round 2 we beat Gaelscoil Criost Ri from Cork. Doon beat us in game 3 to leave a winners takes all game against St Colmans in Ballyagran which we won by 2 points. We topped the group for the first time in our brief Harty Cup history. Quarter final was against Youghal which we stole by 2 points to set up a semi-final clash against Thurles C.B.S in Toomevara .It was a heroic display, lost by a point
This group of students have been working towards their award all year and will have their adventure hiking trip in Kilfinane Co Limerick in May
Ms D Lynch and the pupils of the leaving cert class took part in a very successful and enjoyable trip to Berlin in November. They stayed in a city centre hostel. Students got to visit the Christmas markets, Reichstag, Berlin Wall and the old headquarters of the Gestapo .Students then completed a project on their trip which they were able to use and discuss in their Leaving Cert Oral in April 2015
Castletroy College organised 2 football blitz, one in March and one in October. Both were very successful, teams travelled from Clare, Limerick and Tipperary.
U.16 ½ competed in the Munster competition
Well done to Darragh Neville, Darragh Murphy, Jeff Hogan and Donal Dooley who won the North Munster Regional Boys golf championship in Adare Manor golf club. They were unlucky in the Munster finals where they were beaten in the semi-final on the final hole in Muskerry Golf Club, Co Cork
Ciara Flavin represented her school in the girls’ schools golf in Charleville
Sinead Callinan a fifth year student was placed 1st in the National Issue Category of the All Island History Competition “A Decade of Centenaries” run by UCC, Mercier Press and the Department of Education. She received her prize on 14th May in the Aula Max in UCC from Minister Jan O’Sullivan. Eminent Irish historian Gabriel Doherty introduced her topic and paid tribute to the investigative work she had done.
First year, second year, Junior and Senior girls participated IN North Munster leagues.
Second years – Runners up in North Munster league
Siansa – Traditional group competed in the All Ireland semi-finals in April 2015
TY – each class had two days of music workshops and competition of songs
Choir –performed at November Mass, first yr Mass, 6th yr graduation,
2nd years and 1st years music students visited the Cork pops orchestra in City Hall in March 2015
Seinn 2015– 19th March twenty students took part in a concert in UL with 19 other schools. Soloists, Musicians and Choir were learning 25 hymns since October with Ms Callinan. Seinn 2014 was showed on Nationwide RTE on Friday 12th March which featured students from Castletroy College. Seinn 2015 will be broadcast latter this year
1st yr –
45 students are training, there are no competitive matches but there are participation games for A, B, and C teams
U.15 –competed in the Mc Carthy cup and city cup ,a lot of tight battles that will stand to them for next year upcoming Junior cup
Lost in first round to Pres Cork but came back to win ¼ final against Munchins in Thomond Park .It was a huge achievement for this team to reach the semi-final, they were narrowly beaten in the semi-final by Crescent in the first ever schools game played in Thomond park under lights
Seniors-Won first round against Glenstal, lost ¼ final to PBC in Thomond Park
Mark O Mara, David Rowsome, Joey Conway represented Munster schools on the winning u.18 interpro competition, it was the first time in 12 years that Munster won it
Robyn Gleeson 5th Year selected onto Ladies U17 Irish rugby team.
The All Ireland schools rowing regatta was held in Castleconnell boat club in April,9 students represented our school .Congratulations to Rory O Neill 2nd yr who won the scull u.14 boys 1000m final .Congrats also to Norma Silke And Lauren O Brien 2nd yr who won the sculls and double girls u.14 1000m finals
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.
Three students entered the competition and Gareth Power 3rd yr won the Limerick Chamber of commerce Best Business potential award for his project Surfware
Senior team won their class on Easter Sunday in Clonlara in the interschool’s competition –Lisa Sweeney, Brannagh Maguire and Emily Knapp. The junior team came second in their class after a jump off for first – Shane Kelly, Megan and Caoimhe Ryan and Aisling Carmody
Great advancements in the skills of Sugar craft club. Great uptake from first years A variety of techniques e.g. dying fondant, making buttercream icing, 3D figures , icing cakes .An excellent demonstration from ’Cathys ‘ icing has given the students greater confidence .Students have since designed and iced their own cakes with the skills gained from the workshop
20 students represented Castletroy at the Munster schools gala in December. Medal winners on the day were Bronnagh le Gear, Shona Hickey, Rory Mc Evoy, and Sarah Carey. The girl’s senior relay came 1st and the junior girls relay can 2nd
Rory Mc Evoy 5th year – represented Castletroy College in the Interprovincial schools Completion at the National Aquatic centre in Dublin and won the 100m backstroke. On June 23rd -27th he will take part in the European games in Baku in Azerbaiyjan. August 25th -30th Rory will be part of 4 junior swimmers who will represent Ireland at the World junior championships in Singapore where he will swim his preferred backstroke .Brodie and Nancy Edmead 5th yr and Shona Hickey 3rd yr are representing Munster at the Portuguese open this summer.
U.14 boys and girls, u.16 boy’s teams participated in the Munster schools tennis competitions .Unfortunately they did not qualify for the knock out stages but they all really enjoyed the experience
Central Statistics Office Apps4Gaps – Students from Castletroy College won the Best Working App (Student) and also judged overall winner of the Alice Perry medal “Infinite Path”. Students involved Jack English, Harry Knapp and Robert Quille and their teacher Lisa Kiely.
On Friday last we had an Engineering Showcase in the school. Shane Quilligan, Director of Modular Automation in Shannon, along with Vivian Farrell and Ian Moore visited the school and the sixth year engineering students presented their Leaving Certificate projects to them. The students individually outlined the journey they went through from analysis, investigation through to the realisation of their finished design. Modular Automation sponsored a crystal trophy and €150 prize to the best project. Ciaran O Mara, Oisin 6, was the winner of best overall project this year. Our visitors were completely taken back by the quality of the student work and spoke very highly of the experience. This is a collaboration which has grown over the past 3 years and something that will be nurtured into the future to the benefit of all involved.
Fashion Show –Over 100 TY students participated –very successful, enjoyable evening, it was a full house in the Castletroy Park Hotel .The event raised a profit of €8,300
School Feis – It was a great success, this year was its fourth year and raised over 5,000 again. Next year’s Feis is Sunday 20th Sept parents, staff and students all worked well together to make the day a great success
French interschool exchange 7 TY and 1 fifth year student took part in the exchange programme with a ‘lycee’ (secondary school) in Angers ,N.W. of France .French students were in Castletroy College for 2½ weeks in April and Irish students attend school in Angers for 2 weeks in May
French Course 10 TY students and 10 5th yr students completed an 8 week French course in Castletroy College followed by an exam. Successful students will receive a diploma in French as a ‘foreign language’ D.E.L.F. from the Alliance Francaise in Limerick
Forensic science –workshop for all during science week
Great Limerick Run – 40 TY students volunteered to give up their Sunday morning on May Bank Holiday to help out steward at the run. They were fantastic, very willing and very reliable and their support was greatly appreciated
Hope Foundation Programme to Calcutta five TY students and their teacher travelled to Calcutta /Kolkata
Outdoor Education –very successful Transition year trips to Kilfinane
Ski –Trip –.very successful trip to Italy
St Vincent’s Lisnagry soccer coaching – 25 students volunteered on rotation every second Friday morning to help coach the clients from Lisnagry in Aisling Annacotty or in the sports hall in St Vincent’s .It was an amazing experience for the TY students and a fantastic link with the PE department and St Vincent Lisnagry
Cloughjoran-All TY’s attended day trips to the cookery school and organised farm visit.
Air Venture – All TY’s attended Shannon Aviation Centre, they met with pilots, learned about aviation business and flew simulators.
Young Entrepreneurs /Student enterprise awards
Three teams entered at junior level and one in Intermediate –County final took place in March. Aoife Larkin junior level received a merit award and Leah Marshall, Siun Lynch and Kiva Langan came third in the Junior Category. Jack Moloney in second year won the best stand on the day
This year science competitions were very successful with two students qualifying for the BT Young Scientist, Gareth Power 3rd yr received highly commended