School Fields Upgrade

Castletroy college has always strived to provide a broad based education for the young people in the community and to provide the conditions for the fullest development of each pupil as a person. Participation in sport has always been central to this aim.


In order to facilitate a broad range of activities Castletroy College gained 5.5 Acres of land in 2010 allowing it to provide 3 grass pitches for the benefit of its pupils. At the time the college was unable to invest adequately in the drainage of these fields resulting in a requirement for a major upgrade now. The fields remain unplayable for much of the school year making it difficult to provide the quality extra curricular experience that the pupils deserve. This means extra travel time for matches that should be played at home with knock on costs in facilities rental and bus costs. It also means that our teams miss more class contact time than they should have to.


What are we doing?


There is a requirement in the medium term to invest approximately €200,000 in these fields to bring them up to an acceptable standard. As a first phase of this investment Castletroy College has identified 2 projects costing approximately €40,000 which will greatly improve the GAA field and one Rugby field. It is our ambition that both of these projects will commence this Summer but that will depend on fundraising.


The current realities of how schools are inadequately funded means that we have to turn to the community to fund this upgrade. We are actively seeking local businesses to help us improve our facilities for the betterment of the community that they serve. Information relating to this can be got by emailing


Castletroy College would like to take this opportunity to thank the many ex-pupils, parents, teachers and members of the community who give their time to sport in Castletroy. We would also like to thank the parents/guardians who have supported the school financially through the voluntary contribution over the years.

Joy Neville Visit

Joy Neville, a former Ireland rugby international, has been named world rugby referee of the year at an awards ceremony in Monaco.

Joy Neville became the first woman in history to take charge of a men’s rugby international when she refereed Denmark v Norway in October. She was part of the Ireland women’s squad which completed a Six Nations grand slam before she became a referee.

She took time out of her very busy schedule to pay a visit to the school and speak to the Under 16 girls rugby team.

Well done to the Junior Cup squad

Well done to the Juniors on reaching Junior Cup semi final by beating St Clements College in Tuesdays quarter final.

Castletroy College – R Murphy; D McDonagh (P Ross 33), J Awlward, A Rowsome, L Cunneen (N Nyamakazi 61); A Shanahan, M O’Hanrahan; J McCormack (S O’Neill 55), R Magill (D McGinn 68), S O’Shea, J Moloney (S DenDikken 60), O O’Shea (R Kiely 33), S Quirke, C White (J McNamara 61), D McMahon.

Limerick Leader report

CASTLETROY College booked their place in the semi-finals of this season’s Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Junior Cup thanks to a hard-earned 17-7 quarter-final victory over St Clement’s College at ULs 4G rugby pitch this Tuesday.

Two tries from exciting full-back Rory Murphy helped the Newtown school, winners in 2008 and 2013, advance to the last four after a highly competitive fixture.

Castletroy, who scored a nail-biting victory over Bandon Grammar School in the opening round, led their Limerick ricals 12-7 at half-time.

The winners opened the scoring after 12 minutes with a Robert Magill try, which was converted by Andrew Shanahan.  St Clement’s deservedly drew level when Dylan Counihan scored a fine, which Evan Barrett converted.

Castletroy quickly regained the lead with the first of Murphy’s try on 32 minutes. The winners made the game safe in the 47th minute when Murphy bagged his second try of the contest.

The quarter-finals of the Clayton Hotel  Munster Schools Junior Cup continue this Wednesday when the three remaining ties will be played.

Junior Cup holders Crescent College Comprehensive face a trip to Tipperary Town where they will take on Rockwell College at Clanwilliam Park, 2.30pm.

Two more Limerick sides travel to Cork for a double header at Musgrave Park. St Munchin’s College will lock horns with PBC at 1.15pm, while Ardscoil Ris take on CBC at 3pm.

The semi-finals in both the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior and Junior Cups will be played on the week beginning Monday, February 27.

Well done lads.

Congratulations to Joey Conway

Joey training with Ireland.

The school would like to congratulate Joey Conway on the occasion of his first Ireland U20 Cap.

Joey who completed his leaving certificate last year was a Junior Cup and Bowen Shield winner with the school. He progressed on to fill the number 1 jersey for the SCT for 3 years.

Joeys work ethic and commitment were rarely matched and we are delighted with his success.

Joey Conway’s Munster Rugby interview.

Well done Joey

Prize Draw Update

Castletroy College would like to say a big thankyou to anyone who supported our Rugby Development fund prize draw. The draw which took place last week was a great success and raised over €2600. The money will be put towards the long term development of rugby in the school. Congratulations to all the winners and a big thankyou to everyone who sponsored prizes.


  1. Edel Keavney – Signed Canterbury Ireland Jersey
  2. Mary Gore – A signed Munster Jersey
  3. Charlie Hanrahan – A pair of Pro 12 tickets
  4. Sharon Mulkern – A pair of Pro 12 tickets
  5. Caroline Connell – A pair of Pro 12 tickets
  6. Margot Marsden – A pair of Pro 12 tickets
  7. Mr J Keehan – A pair of Pro 12 tickets
  8. Laura Gill – Family tour of Munster’s High Performance Centre
  9. Timmy Collins – A Spero Ollie racing robot
  10. Caoimhe O’Neill – €50 voucher to Ivan’s Restaurant
  11. Majella O’Gorman – €25 voucher to Mr Jeeves Laundrette
  12. Jack Pinson – €25 voucher to Mr Jeeves Laundrette
  13. Grainne Murphy – €25 voucher to Mr Jeeves Laundrette
  14. Claire Kiely – Carvery lunch for 2 in O’Connell’s Bar
  15. Jack Oliver – €50 worth of Castletroy College Gear
  16. Paul Clancy – A Castletroy College Jersey

Prize Sponsors – Cantebury, Munster Rugby, Finucane’s Electrical, Ivan’s Restaurant, Mr Jeeves Laundrette, O’Connell’s Bar.