Colaiste Iascaigh News


Colaiste Iascaigh News 8th Feb 2012

Student Enterprise Awards
2nd Year Business Studies students are well under way on their mini companies for the Student Enterprise Awards. There are 6 mini companies in total and some great ideas, the students are showing a real flair for enterprise and there are some budding entrepreneurs among them.
From personalised hoodies, to baked goods, trolly key rings in association with Barretstown, commemorative badges and much more, the students are selling day in day out.
Now that the businesses are set up and running, the students are making headway on their business plans which have to be submitted to the judges by the end of February.
We wish all the students taking part the best of luck
Sligo VEC Concert
All the hard work and weeks of rehearsals paid off as Colaiste Iascaigh’s students along with other VEC students took to the stage to perform in the Hawkswell theatre last week. The concert ran over three days, a matinee on Tuesday 31st of January where primary schools were invited to watch and on Wednesday night 1st and Thursday night 2nd of February the students performed for parents, teachers and anyone who came to watch them display their talents.
The following are the students who took part from Colaiste Iascaigh; 1st Years Darragh Giblin, Oisin Connelly who sang and Ellie-May Culkin and Noeleen Ruane who accompanied them on Guitar, 2nd Year Niamh Deehan who danced a soft reel beautifully, 4th Years Rachel Twydell, Lisa Kilgannon and Kevina Dunleavy who sang accompanied by Marie Ruane on piano.
Well done to all those students from all the staff and students at Colaiste Iascaigh!
Gaelic news
Our 1st and 2nd year footballers narrowly lost out to Ballisodare on Wednesday last. Goals were aplenty and the final scoreline read Easkey 6-7 Ballisodare 7-8. Joe McHugh hit the majority of Easkey's scores from full forward and contributed 2-4 in total, whilst Hayden Gilroy scored 3-1 from midfield. Cian Murray also hit 2 points in what was a closely fought contest.
On Wednesday 1st February the 1st and 2nd year girl’s basketball teams played against the Mercy College and Grammar. The Mercy College held the games. Colaiste Iascaigh 1st and 2nd Year girls put up a strong fight in all their matches in what was a great day of basketball for all involved. The Mercy and Grammar had strong teams on the day. Thanks to both the Mercy and the Grammar for all their help in organising the day. The 1st Year team was Cassandra McCloat, Anne-Marie Kavanagh, Ruby Knibb, Zoe Kilgannon, Natasha Twydell, Charlotte Walsh, Chloe Weir, Ellie May Culkin, Noeleen Ruane and Alanna Queenan. The 2nd Year team was Chloe Crawford, Isabelle McPhilips, Nicola Flannelly, Geraldine Ruane, Emily Kilrehill, Molly McGowan, Aoife Connolly, Amy Kilgannon, Daisy Fairbrother, Niamh Deehan, Cathriona Cawley, Amy Cavanagh, Shauna Feeney and Ciara Flynn.

On Wednesday last our u14 team took on a selection from St Muredachs. On this our first competitive match, our lads managed a very impressive performance, with 2 tries from the very impressive Christopher Lavelle and one each for Hayden Gilroy and Joe Mc Hugh. Unfortunately we lost on this occasion by 2 tries, however a great start to build on, well done lads.

Let programme
Ten of our first year students including five girls, Ellie-May Culkin, Ruby Knibb, Cassandra Mc Cloat, Natasha Tywdell, Ann-Marie Kavanagh and five boys Darragh Cull, Jack Kelly, Cathal Finnegan, Brandon Kupczak and Aaron Conlon with Ms Cawley all set off on our second LET trip to Fermanagh for three days and two nights. Like the first trip the second trip proved very successfully. The students from Colaiste Iascaigh took part in such activities as Enterprise Training, Nightlines, Mountain Biking with another two schools from Derry and Belfast. The group also had the opportunity to take part in a Peace Players Activity Day in Omagh with other school groups from Northern Ireland. Overall the whole trip was a great success.

Student of the month
The student of the month for January 2012 are as follows: 1st year - Oisin Connolly, Conor Gordon, 2nd year - Molly McGowan, Chloe Crawford, 3rd year - Renee McGuinness, 4th year - Rachel Twydell, 5th year - Ciara Wall, LCA - Barry Duffy. Congratulations to all


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