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Saturday 19 April 2014

Coláiste Bhríde

FIRST YEAR FOOTBALL SUCCESS

Congratulations to our first year football team on reaching the quarter final stage of the competition following a recent win against Dunlavin Community College. The final score of 6-6 to 3-6 reflects the determination and teamwork of this impressive team. Particularly outstanding performances were witnessed on the day from Owen Byrne, Cian Moules, Sean Murphy, Killian Gilligan and Daniel Behan. HANDBALL UPDATE

Our handballers travelled most recently to Wexford to play in the Leinster League and came home satisfied with good performances all round. Wayne Kinsella was victorious in all his games and will now progress to the All-Ireland Semi Final at U17 level. Conor Hill-Doyle and Adam Doyle reached the final of the day to be narrowly beaten by a St. Peter's College duo.

Daniel Currry marched through his competition and advances also to the semis at U15 category. Aaron Kinsella and Aaron Patterson met stiff opposition in their final game and just lost out to a strong Wexford Vocational College team. GET YOUR TICKETS!

Get your tickets! The TY/Home First Annual Drama Night takes place on Thursday 31st January at 8pm in St. Brigid's Hall, Carnew. The students and older members of the community have again come together to work and rehearse on a trio of excerpts which will appeal to all, entitled 'The Musicians', 'Groundhog Day' and 'The Silver Dollar Boy'. Entry is payable on the door and your continued support for what is always a great cross-generational event would be most appreciated again this year. DEBATING

Hearty congratulations to the wonderful Concern debating team of Jessie Newsome, Eoin O'Donnell, Hannah Moroney and Aoife Smith who met St. Mary's CBS, Carlow in the final qualifying round of the Concern Debates. Coláiste Bhríde opposed the motion that 'The UN belongs on the scrap heap of history'. Their dynamic and creative style impressed the judges and allowed them to secure another win in the league phase of the competition. They are now down to the last sixteen schools in Ireland. We wish them continued success as they await their next motion for the knockout phase. PHYSICS AT NUI MAYNOOTH

The 6th Year Physics students travelled to NUI Maynooth last week and got a chance to complete some mandatory experiments for their Leaving Certificate in a fully equipped university laboratory. The students found it very worthwhile, in particular those who wish to pursue Science courses at 3rd level next year. HOCKEY

The Senior hockey team recommenced the South East Hockey League yesterday in Enniscorthy against Presentation Wexford. While the girls showed huge signs of improvement, they couldn't pull off a win and lost on a scoreline of 3-1. SOCCER

The U17 team had a tough game last week against Wexford CBS. Despite going a goal down in the early stages, they managed to score three goals to secure a semi-final place against Presentation, Bray. We wish them well. MEITHEAL AWARDS

Fifteen Meitheal leaders travelled to New Ross last week for the Annual Meitheal Awards Ceremony. Following some wonderful entertainment, guest speaker, Mr John Lonergan, gave an inspirational presentation. Student leaders were then awarded certificates in recognition of their participation in Leadership and Personal Development Training and for their commitment to working as a Meitheal Leaders in their school.

Congratulations to all students involved. They have played a crucial role in the induction of first year students and have helped them immeasurably as they have settled into secondary school since September. ERASMUS PROGRAMME

Presentation John Byrne, a Carlow IT international business student visited the school last week to speak to TY and 5th year students about the Erasmus programme. He explained many practical aspects of the programme and shared his own experiences of living and studying in Germany. The programme is available to universities in European countries and has played a key role in the development of foreign language studies in Irish for a number of years. YOUNG SCIENTISTS

Jessie Newsome and Orla Cleary represented the school recently in the BT Young Scientist Competition. Their project entitled 'Construction of a Wind-up Phone Charger and Support of its Advantages' attracted quite an amount of media attention with both TV3 and RTE interviewing the girls!

Simon Harris TD for Wicklow, who works with Irish Aid also spoke with the girls and was extremely impressed and keen to explore the possibility of developing the project for other applications such as charging laptops for use in developing countries. Well done to the girls for their hard work, commitment and innovation.

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