Parents' Council Fundraiser

The Parents' Council are holding a fundraising bag pack in Tesco Extra this Saturday between 9:30am and 5:30pm. Any assistance would be most welcome. Please contact the school or write a note in your son/daughter's journal to let us know when you are available.

The Parents' Council will also be hosting a table quiz on Friday March 24th. Please keep the date free - more details to follow soon.

Parent Teacher Meeting details

Parents and Guardians of students in 1st and 3rd year are invited to the Parent-Teacher meeting which takes place this Thursday from 4:15pm. The meeting will continue until 6:15pm.

Parking is available in the middle yard.

As a result of the meeting, there will be no supervised study after school on Thursday.

League Champions! Coláiste Chú Chulainn 4 – 2 Ballymakenny

 

Coláiste Chú Chulainn is named after an Irish hero but the students on the Minor soccer team became legends in their own right by recording the school’s first significant team silverware by lifting the North East Leinster League Cup.

 

Beaten semi-finalists last year, they went the distance this time at only the second time of asking. Ballymakenny, also a newly formed school, were making their first appearance in the competition’s final – ensuring that there would be a new name engraved on the trophy whatever the result.

The sides had met twice this year with Ballymakenny winning 3-2 in the league and Cú Chulainn progressing in the Leinster Cup 3-1 at the expense of the Drogheda school.

Cú Chulainn started well and seemed to have their rivals pinned back from the off. But, spurred on by a vocal support, Ballymakenny took the lead on the ten minute mark. A long through ball was held up by the swirling wind and allowed the Ballymakenny striker to steal in and slot past the mistimed run of the outrushing Cú Chulainn ‘keeper.

Parity was restored with a sublime free kick from Adam Lennon, his effort rose up and over the wall and neatly past the sprawling Ballymakenny custodian. With the wind at their backs and in their sails, Cú Chulainn pressed on and dominated the first half although their second goal was a long time coming. It took another piece of magic, this time from Joe Mee, to undo the resolute Ballymakenny backs – he curled a long range effort in from distance to ensure the Dundalk side went into the break ahead.

Cú Chulainn had to defend much more in the second half but still edged out their opposition. They extended their lead when Caolán Mc Cable finally managed to poke home after a lengthy spell of football played around the BMK box.

BMK made their north Louth rivals sweat in the closing phases of the game. They scored to make it 3-2 and hit the bar thereafter before an injury time counter-attack resulted in McCabe notching a brace and putting the result beyond doubt.

They progress to represent North East Leinster in a Leinster Champions League Competition. 

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Coláiste Chú Chulainn students triumph at Gael Linn Irish-language quiz

A team of four students from Coláiste Chú Chulainn claimed the top prize in the finals of the Gael Linn Irish-language quiz that took place in Armagh last week.

The team of Katerina McCabe, Hannah Reilly, Gemma O’Reilly and John Campbell took on schools from around the country and some local competition in the form of St Mary’s College, De la Salle College and Coláiste Lú.

The table quiz competition is run by Gael Linn and after rounds of regional qualifiers, teams compete in a quiz with all of the questions in Irish. Students answered questions on general knowledge, sport, culture and politics.

Coláiste Chú Chulainn finished in first spot edging out Gaelcoláiste Dhoire from Derry and Coláiste Oiriall from Monaghan for the top prize

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1st Year Soccer

The 1st years CCC soccer team took on Ballymackenny CC in an exciting and competitive cup game at Oriel Park. Following some recent disappointing results the CCC players rallied together with a fantastic team performance which had the Drogheda school struggling to keep the CCC attack at bay.  It was nip and took throughout , with the local rivals exchanging chances end to end and excellent defending keeping it scoreless into injury time. However it was not to be CCC day when a last minute counter attack and strike found the net following a period of pressure by CCC.  Well done  to the lads on a great effort and showing such pride in the jersey.  #we'llbeback 

Soccer panel: Vincent Adejobi, Jimi Apesin, Laurynas Dabasinskas, Benjamin Dada, Itumelewg Matsasa, Ugonni Obi, James O'Connor, Brian O'Hanlon, Josh Reilly, Junior Shotayo, Marcal Soteras, Oisin Breen, Michael Flanagan Benny shi, Eugene Chan

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