Well Done Grainne !

Grainne Murphy was all smiles when she came to collect her leaving certificate results. She has much to celebrate and a bright future ahead. She was pleased with her leaving certificate results but Mr.Wallace congratulated her not only on those results but also on her outstanding achievements at the European Long Course Championships in Budapest.

The school supports students who strive for excellence in whatever field they choose. Grainne is a wonderful success story and it was a delight to have her bring her silver in the 1,500m freestyle to school to share in her success.

Congratulations Grainne!

Congratulations Grainne Murphy

 The staff of Castletroy College congratulate all students who received their leaving certificate results. There was however a special welcome for Grainne Murphy when she came to collect her results.

Grainne won silver in the 1,500m freestyle in 16:02.29 at the European Long Course Championships in Budapest on Saturday only days before her visit to collect her leaving certificate.She now lies eighth in the world in the 800m freestyle and second fastest in the world in the 1,500m freestyle.

Well done Grainne!

Kukri Rugby Sponsorship

Pictured with the new school playing pitches in the background are Martin Wallace, Principal. James Rael , Irish Schools Player and School Captain and Graham O’Sullivan, Marketing Manger (Munster) of Kukri Ireland.

Kukri are the company that supply the school with our PE Gear and School Jacket. They also supply playing kit for many of the schools other sporting teams. Kukri have kindly sponsored sets of post pads and flag poles for the pitches. It will make such a difference for our students, teachers and parents to have this facility available to the school from September 2010.

Return to School 2011


School Re-opening                              Friday, 26th August, 2011.

 Mid-Term Break                                  Mon, 31st Oct, 2011 – Fri, 4th Nov, 2011

 Term Ends                                            Thursday, 22nd Dec, 2011( half day) 


 School Re-Opening                             Monday, 9th January, 2012

 Staff Development Day                     Friday, 27th January, 2012

 Mid-Term Break                                  Mon, 13th Feb, 2012 – Fri, 17th Feb,2012

                                                                St. Patrick’s W/end – 19th Mar, 2012

 Term Ends                                            Friday, 30th March, 2012


 School Re-Opening                             Monday, 16th April, 2012

 Bank Holiday                                      Monday, 7th May, 2012

 Term Ends                                            Friday, 1st June, 2012

 State Exams                                         Wednesday, 6th June, 2012

Proposed Parent Teacher Meetings

Monday, 7th November, 2011                 –         6th Years

Thursday, 17th November, 2011            –         3rd Years

Monday, 5th December, 2011                 –         T.Y.

Thursday, 26th January, 2012                 –         5th Years

Monday, 30th January, 2012                   –         2nd Years

Monday, 6th February, 2012                    –         1st Years

Staff Planning Day

Friday, 27th January, 2012 (School Closed)


Castletroy College Take Munster Hurling Title In Style

The Castletroy College under 15 hurling team won the munster Corn Solo Cup for the second time in six years with an impressive eight point victory over Bandon in Charleville on Friday the 23rd of April. This was a well deserved victory for a group of players who over the school year have shown a great will to work hard for each other and to develop both their hurling and football skills. This coupled with a very positive attitude has brought them respect and complements from each team they have played.

The final was a game of high intensity and an impressive level of skill displayed by both sides. Castletroy got of to a great start when a ball from Kevin Mulcahy was flicked to the net by Tom Morrissey after Edward Doyle had created the space in front of the posts. This was followed by points from Jamie Porter, Barry Nash(2), Edward Doyle, Stephen Power(2), Tom Morrissey, Kevin Mulcahy and an impressive team worked score taken by Pat O’Kane. This left the Castletroy lads with a good lead but a late goal from the Bandon boys left the score at half time at 1-9 to 1-3.

 The team now had to face a strong freeze for the second half and when Bandon reduced the deficit to 3 points, with three scores from their very able mid-fielder things began to look a bit suspect for Castletroy 10 minutes into the second period. The introduction of Ronan Murphy at centre back and the moving of John Nicholas to wing forward allowed Aidan Hanley to move into midfield where he took control. This laid the foundations for the recovery as shortly afterwards John Nicholas took a fine goal which put the team back on track. Andrew La Touche-Cosgrave and Jeffrey Enright really came into their own clearing ball after ball with great skill and composure. This was also true of the full back line lead by the outstanding Darragh Kennedy and well supported by Paddy Morrissey and John Sheahan.

Bandon were unlucky when they had a goal effort strike the crossbar and a couple of good efforts dealt with ably by Cian O’Dwyer in goals. When Stephen Power added a point from a free, to cap off a fine display in his sweepers role, and Edward Doyle another fine score from play the win looked likely. With Jamie Porter, John Fox and Pat O’Kane working hard around the middle of the field and Kevin Mulcahy catching great ball it was no surprise when Tom Morrissey raced clear to score the insurance goal late on.

Cian O’Dwyer accepted the Corn Solo on behave of his team mates from Michael Forrestal (Secretary of the Munster Colleges). Another players who contributed to this victory through their play in previous rounds were Cian O’Brien, Aidan Walsh, Mark Dillion, Sean Power and Conor Bartley.  

Congratulations to all involved on a superb occasion for the school. A special word of thanks goes to Trevor Griffin, Liam O’Mahoney, Paudie Fitzmaurice, Leonard Coughlan, Donal Morrissey and Michael Nash.

It has proven to be a very successful season for the Castletroy College GAA teams. In total there were six trophies won. They Include :

Dr O’Neill Cup                   U16 1/2 Football   – Captained by Sean Moran

Kennell Cup                       U16 1/2 Hurling    – Captained by Seamus Hartnett 

Corn Cup                            U15 Hurling            – Captained by Cian O’Brien

Russell Cup                        U14 Football          – Captained by Jamie Porter

Peadar Clohessy Cup     1st Year Hurling    – Captained by Barry Nash

Manning Shield                1st Year Football   – Captained by Edward Doyle