Thursday 20 June 2019

Micheál is guest of honour at the Coláiste Rís awards

The academic and students' contributions to life in Coláiste Rís were celebrated recently in Coláiste Rís at the annual prize giving ceremony. More than one hundred students and parents were saluted during the ceremony where retired RTÉ Sports' commenator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, once described as the voice of Sunday afternoons, was Guest of Honour.

An tUasal Ó Muircheartaigh spoke to his attentive audience about the values of sticking to the task and following through one's ideas, values exemplified by hundreds of individuals in the Gaelic Athletic Association and by Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice, the founder of the Christian Brothers.

The school's major academic awards went to Niall Quigley (Tony Fallon Award for Information Technology), David Mullooly (Corn Aoidh Mhic Thaidhg for Music) while Dearbhla Goggins received the award for Contribution to School Music. Keith Gamier was awarded Corn Uí Aoileáin for French.

The Junior Certificate Award for Art was presented to Caelum Green while the Senior Art award went to Jay O'Hagan. Sixth Year student Eamonn Quigley came away with a number of awards that included the award for Mathematics, Corn Thomáis Mhic Cana for English and the Institute of Physics award. Eamonn also shared Corn Sheáin Uí Cheallaigh with Peter Rice, the award made to the Student of the Year. Cillian Hennessy and Caoimhe Crichton shared the award for the best Junior Certificate results in 2018 while Yuri Dovhan received an award for the outstanding Leaving Certificate results in the 2018 examination.

Corn Phroinsias Uí Chuanaigh was awarded to Hannah Nic Dhaibhéid for proficiency in Gaeilge. The Junior Business Award was presented to Cian Jeffers while Patrick McGeough received the Senior Business Award. Other Academic awards were made to Cathal Purcell (Noel Lennon Cup for History), Rachel Rice (German), Oskar Gozdz (Spanish) and Alex Hoey (Home Economics). Maggie Schmit received the John Philip Holland Award for Junior Science while Liam Corrigan was awarded the Senior Science award. The Graphics' Award went to Ryan McDonnell.

Karolina Nadulska received the Brother Yorke Award for being the outstanding First Year student for 2019. Oisín Hughes was awarded the Endeavour Award. Éamonn and Deirdre Ó hUallacháin presented their special award to Paddy O'Callaghan for his outstanding contribution to school life during his time at Coláiste Rís.

The major sports' awards were made to Dean Murtagh (Gaelic Football Under14 Player of the Year), Dylan McKeown (Under 16) and Kieran Murtagh (Senior). The awards for the Squad Players of the Year went to Ronan Deery, Cathal Bradley and Conor Quigley. Dearbhla Tinnelly, Emma Duffy and Bláithín Mc Fadden received awards for Girls' Gaelic Football. The soccer players of the year were Liam O'Connor (First Year), Ebuka Kwelele (Under 17), and Seán Hill (Under 19) while the squad player awards went to Seamus McEntaggart Reid, (Under 13), Oisín McCumiskey (Under 17) and Mark Lee (Under 19).

The Rugby Player of the Year Awards went to Ronan Deery (Under 14), Jamie Callan (Under 16) and Cathal Purcell (Under 18) while the squad player awards went to Éinrí McMahon (Under 14), Mark Brady (Under 16) and Conor Stevenson (under 18).

The Junior Sportsperson of the Year award went to Fionn Cumiskey and Seán Hill received the award for Senior Sportsperson of the Year.

The Argus