Seán Ó Braonáin, a transition year student, will this week receive an award for the best Junior Cert Higher Level Technology (male) result in Ireland. Seán will receive his award at the Engineering Technology Teachers Association annual conference in Galway. This is a wonderful achievement and all in GCC are very proud of Seán. Many thanks also to Seán's Technology teacher, Máistir Ó Flaithearta for his excellent guidance and support.
The Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach golf team competed in the Leinster Schools Match Play recently against Carlow CBS. Both teams had won their previous three matches. They finished level after 18 holes so extra holes had to be played. A fantastic birdie on the 19th hole from Cian Ó Dudhghaill put the team ahead and they went on to win the match.
They now progress as winners to the knock out stage. The team members are James Ó Lionnáin, Cian Ó Dubhghaill, Dylan Ó Lúáin and Mark Ó Duaig. Maith sibh
The U16 boys football team took part in a Blitz along with three other schools. The boys played three matches in total and won all three. Maith sibh.
The TY classes began a three week course entitled "Wake Up". The course is run by Stephen Dargan and deals with life skills and how to get the most out of the year.
TY also began a Bootcamp with Joe Dunny, to get everyone fit for Christmas.
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Three teams from Gaelcholáiste travelled to Kilkenny for a Feachtas table quiz as Gaeilge. There were four members on each team, two junior and two senior students. The team with Simon Ó Cearnaigh, Seán Ó Braonáin, Conor Ó Ceallaigh and Rónán Mac Alastair came first and go on to the All Ireland final next March. The other two teams did very well, one team coming third, missing out on second place by just 1 point.
This year, as part of a Health and Fitness initiative, 5th and 6th year girls are currently undertaking a fitness programe in conjunction with "Inches-A-Weigh" gym. The students are learning about the importance of exercising for health, along with experiencing the benefits first hand. Well done to all involved and keep up the good work.