Anois Week

Anois is a leadership course for young people run by the pastoral centre in limerick based In St Patricks College Thurles. Ciara, Emma, Kate, Niamh, Gráinne, Kathleen, Sean and Harry were the eight lucky students to be picked by the lovely Fr Chris and Aoife. Arriving at the bus we …

Castletroy College Fashion Extravaganza

Students and staff from Castletroy College gathered last week to announce details of their much awaited Spring/Summer Fashion event.  The Fashion show will take place on Thursday March 26th in the luxurious surroundings of Castletroy Park Hotel.  This is a popular event on the social calendar and has been running …

Munster Schools Indoor Games

On the 2/3/2015 the athletics team travelled to Nenagh Indoor Arena to compete in the Munster Schools Indoor Games.  Our athletes had a very enjoyable day competing in a variety of events.  They also enjoyed some real success.  Ciara Neville, a national and international star, took first in the Intermediate …

Business Thru’ the Ages

Our team, called “Milkin’ Thru’ the Ages”, took part in the “Business Thru’ the Ages” competition on Friday February 27th, hosted by the Limerick Chamber of Commerce and Dell in L.I.T. This competition was organised to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Limerick Chamber of Commerce.   As part of …

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Castletroy College Fashion Extravaganza

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Students and staff from Castletroy College gathered last week to announce details of their much awaited Spring/Summer Fashion event.  The Fashion show will take place on Thursday March 26th in the luxurious surroundings of Castletroy Park Hotel.  This is a popular event on the social calendar and has been running since 2007.  There will be one hundred Transition year students, staff and parents taking to the catwalk on the night, which will see over 400 guests showing their support for the school.

The show will commence at 7;30pm where guests will be treated to a cheese and wine reception and goodie bags sponsored by Glenstal Foods, Supervalu and Llyods Pharmacy in the Parkway.  Students will be joined by models from the Hilary Thompson Modelling Agency as they showcase some of Limerick’s hottest new Spring/Summer collections.  Some of the top stores include Frocks n Frills, Camden Square, Tippe Canoe, Sinead’s Boutique, Number 15, Gretta Gibbs, Virginijias, Stitch aswell as designers Marion Murphy Cooney, Fiona Whyte and Caroline Mitchell.  Shoes will be by Serendipity while hair and make-up will be by Catherine Hickey.

Once again, this year’s event is generously supported by local fashion houses and businesses.  There are some fantastic spot prizes to be won on the night which range from a 42’’ LED Flat Screen TV, sponsored by Finucane’s Electrical and Bed and Breakfast, sponsored by the Savoy Hotel.  One lucky lady will walk away with a beautiful hamper sponsored by Limerick City Gym.  All proceeds will be used for the benefit of present and future generations of Castletroy College students.  It promises to be a night full of glitz and glamour.  We look forward to seeing you for yet another great fashion show and a great cause.

Tickets for this year’s show are available from the school on (061)330785.

Anois Week

March 5, 2015 Extra Curricular, Featured Comments Off
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Anois is a leadership course for young people run by the pastoral centre in limerick based In St Patricks College Thurles. Ciara, Emma, Kate, Niamh, Gráinne, Kathleen, Sean and Harry were the eight lucky students to be picked by the lovely Fr Chris and Aoife. Arriving at the bus we headed for Thurles .We were excited and apprehensive not knowing what to expect from the week. Meeting the fellow students we did some ice breakers and games to get to know each other. Each day was filled with activities to build teamwork and trust. There was great craic and fun in events like Anois Idol, the table quiz and of course the Anois Olympics! We found that as a school group we grew closer. By the end of the week we had made so many new friends we didn’t want to go home! As part of Anois we have to undertake a project to put what we have learned to good use. Given a task to help benefit our school and our local area. We sat down as a group and decided that it would be a nice idea to help the homeless in Limerick. So in the coming weeks we would love your support in activities that we organise. We would like to thank Fr Chris and Aoife for the amazing week and memories and to thank Mr Griffin for giving us the opportunity.

Munster Schools Indoor Games

March 5, 2015 Athletics, Featured Comments Off
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On the 2/3/2015 the athletics team travelled to Nenagh Indoor Arena to compete in the Munster Schools Indoor Games.  Our athletes had a very enjoyable day competing in a variety of events.  They also enjoyed some real success.  Ciara Neville, a national and international star, took first in the Intermediate 60m Hurdles.  Chloe Tobin, who is also an outstanding athlete, took second in the same race.  Other successes were enjoyed by Mark Bromell and Anna Burke who took gold in the Shot Putt and bronze in the Intermediate 600m respectively.  Two of our relay teams took silver medals.  Our Junior girls: Annie Russell, Orla Gallagher , Laura Nash and Ellen Regan Magner took silver as did our Intermediate girls: Kate Cosgrave, Bronagh Kelly, Grace Donovan and Chloe Tobin.

Well done to all our athletes and to their coach Ms. Noelle Morrissey.

Business Thru’ the Ages

March 3, 2015 Extra Curricular, Featured Comments Off
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Our team, called “Milkin’ Thru’ the Ages”, took part in the “Business Thru’ the Ages” competition on Friday February 27th, hosted by the Limerick Chamber of Commerce and Dell in L.I.T. This competition was organised to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Limerick Chamber of Commerce.

 

As part of the competition we were asked to investigate an entrepreneur operating in Limerick in the past 200 years and analyse how they would function in the present and future. For our project we chose Sir Thomas Cleeve of the Condensed Milk Company of Ireland, functioning in the 19th century.

 

The day began with speeches from the Presidents of the Limerick Chamber and Minister of Education Jan O’Sullivan. Soon later we presented our poster with our findings and projections to the panel made of four judges from the Chamber and Dell. We discussed Cleeve’s qualities as an employer, compared him to an entrepreneur in a dairy company today and speculated about how Cleeve would function in the future. We also introduced our Innovation idea, which we named “Earn as You Learn”.

 

After a brief lunch we attended the awards ceremony. Following long minutes of tension we heard the verdict- first place in the Senior category of Business Thru’ the Ages! We were awarded with Dell tablets, too!

This day was truly marvellous for the three of us. We found this competition to be a thrilling experience!

We would like to thank Ms Geraldine McGrath for her patience and valuable advice.

 

By Julia Banasiak, Charlie Mullowney, Gráinne O’Mahoney

Juniors overcome Munchins in thrilling quarter final.

February 25, 2015 Extra Curricular, Featured, News, Rugby Comments Off
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During Wednesday’s quarter final  Castletroy College had to withstand a storming second half comeback from St Munchin’s before securing a precious victory.

Two tries in the opening quarter from Mike Ryan and Darragh Cullimore, both converted by David Moloney, helped Castletroy into a sizable 14-0 lead. St Munchin’s had halved their opponents advantage by half-time with a Mark O’Driscoll try, converted by Killian Markham.

A third Castletroy try from flanker Conor Bermingham helped the Juniors into a 21-7 lead before St Munchin’s came storming back. Tries from Ben Shanahan and Shane Kelly, both converted by out-half Markham, tied the scored at 21-21. However, Castletroy had the final stay in stoppage time when the impressive Paul Clancy showed great pace to cross for the match-winning try in added time.

The remaining quarter-final takes place this Thursday when Glenstal Abbey face PBC at the Mardyke. The semi-final draw takes place after that game with CBC and Crescent Comp making up the numbers.

Well done to all.

CASTLETROY COLLEGE: David Moloney; Ian McCarthy, Conor Cosgrave, Paul Clancy, Eoin Murphy, Michael Kitt; Conor Lyons, Ronan Keaveney, Mike Ryan, Adam Myers; Darragh Cullimore, Sean Devitt; Eoin O’Shea, Conor Bermingham, Darragh McCrann. Replacement: Sean Mulkern

Castletroy College's Darragh McCrann charges through the St Munchin's College defence in their Munster Schools Junior Cup quarter-final at Thomond Park this Wednesday

Castletroy College’s Darragh McCrann charges through the St Munchin’s College defence in their Munster Schools Junior Cup quarter-final at Thomond Park this Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Players react to the last minute try.

Players react to the last minute try.

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Hockey and Tennis Update

February 12, 2015 Extra Curricular, Featured Comments Off
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Hockey Update

Castletroy College Hockey is now at mid season with all teams competing in their appropriate North Munster League Competitions. There is a summary below of all the results to date in the competitive games.
Senior C League: Laurel Hill Colaiste 1-0 Loss; Villiers 2-0 Win, Loreto Clonmel 5th March; Presentation Thurles TBA; Laurel Hill Secondary TBA
Junior B League: Crescent 1-0 Loss; Ursulines Thurles 24th February; Loreto Clonmel 5th March;  Laurel Hill Secondary TBA; Rockwell TBA
2nd Year B League: Crescent 2 5-0 Win; Laurel Hill Colaiste 3-0 Win; Ursulines Thurles 1 and Ursulines 3 24th February; Loreto Clonmel March 5th
First Year B League: Crescent 2 3-0 Loss; Laurel Hill Colaiste 3-0 Loss; Ursulines Thurles 10th February
First Year C League: Laurel Hill Colaiste 3 1-0 Loss; Laurel Hill Colaiste 4 1-0 Win; St Mary’s Corbally 1-0 Win; Ursulines Thurles 4 and 5, 10th February; Villiers 3 1-1 Draw
We would like to thank staff members Gail O Hara, Fiona Dee, Aedin O Leary, Annemarie Fogarty and Lena O’ Connor for their involvement in hockey season. Also Mr Declan O Brien and Ms Jenny Lyttle who’s coaching expertise has been invaluable to us.
Tennis Update
Castletroy College are represented in the Munster Cup and Shield School Tennis Competitions 2015. There is a girls and boys under 14 shield team and an under 16 cup team. There are currently panels of 5 players for each team, with training taking place each Wednesday at 3.30-4.45pm in Monaleen Tennis Club. We appreciate their support while our own courts are not available to us. If there are any other students who wish to get involved, they are asked to speak with Ms Lena O’ Connor or Mr Frank O Keeffe.

The following are the details of the round robin stages of the competitions:

Under 14 Girls Shield: Laurel Hill Colaiste by Friday 13thFebruary; St Mary’s Secondary School, Nenagh by Friday 6thMarch; St Anne’s, Killaloe by Friday 27th March

Under 14 Boys Shield: St Annes Killaloe by Friday 13thFebruary; Glenstal Abbey by Friday 17th April

Under 16 Boys Cup: Ard Scoil Ris by  Friday 6th March;  St Francis, Rochestown by Friday 20th March; PBC Cork by Friday 17th April.

We would also like to congratulate our colleague Mr Frank O Keeffe who has been selected to represent Ireland at the Veteran World Championships in Tennis in Turkey in March. He has also been awarded the captaincy of the team itself. Congratulations!

Best of luck to all players in their upcoming fixtures.

Munster schools swimming results  December 2014

February 2, 2015 Athletics, Featured Comments Off
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Congratulations to the 20 students who represented Castletroy College at the Munster Schools Swimming Gala in UL on December 7th .The overall results were :

Individual results

  • Bronagh Le Gear 5th yr came 1st in the 100m butterfly,
  • Shona Hickey 3rd year was 1st in 100m freestyle and got a P.B., and 4th in the 100m backcrawl
  • Rory Mc Evoy 5th yr was 1st in 100m backcrawl and 1st in 200IM
  • Sarah Carey 3rd yr was 4th in 100 butterfly

 

Relay results

  • Girls Senior relay came 1st in the freestyle and 2nd in the IM Relay – Bronnagh Le Gear ,Nancy Edmead ,Brodie Edmead, Sinead O Halloran
  • Girls Junior relay came 2nd in the freestyle – Iseult O Connail ,Eve Scully, Kate Gaffney ,Shannon Smith

 

Well done to all who competed on the day

Spanish Exchange Concert at Dolan’s Warehouse

February 2, 2015 Extra Curricular, Featured Comments Off
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Castletroy College and Staff of the Spanish Department recently hosted a visit from students and teachers from Argentina . This has become an annual event with students from both countries presenting to each other various aspects of their culture, sports and language. It has become an enjoyable and enriching experience for both groups.  The Argentinian students will host a concert in Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick on  Friday, February 6th at 6p.m. All interested students are welcome.

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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

News

Castletroy College Fashion Extravaganza

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Students and staff from Castletroy College gathered last week to announce details of their much awaited Spring/Summer Fashion event.  The Fashion show will take place on Thursday March 26th in the luxurious surroundings of Castletroy Park Hotel.  This is a popular event on the social calendar and has been running …

Juniors overcome Munchins in thrilling quarter final.

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During Wednesday’s quarter final  Castletroy College had to withstand a storming second half comeback from St Munchin’s before securing a precious victory. Two tries in the opening quarter from Mike Ryan and Darragh Cullimore, both converted by David Moloney, helped Castletroy into a sizable 14-0 lead. St Munchin’s had halved …

Harty Cup team just fall short after heroic performance

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THERE was disappointment for Castletroy College on Saturday afternoon in Toomevara when they were beaten 1-9 to 0-11 by Thurles CBS in the Harty Cup semi-final. In what was the Annacotty school’s first-ever appearance at this stage of the competition, they put up an incredibly brave fight after being reduced …