First year mentor training

First Year Mentors commenced their training on Friday, 28th April, 2017 in the local Youth Centre with Kevin and Ciarán.  
They had a very productive and beneficial workshop. This included some team building activities and brain storming sessions to establish their duties as mentors.  
These mentors will support the incoming first years as part of the college’s Tús Maith programme and their aim is to be a ‘go to’ person for the incoming students should they need help or have questions, especially as they transition into their new school in September. 
The mentors are now waiting patiently and looking forward to meeting the incoming first years on Wednesday, 10th May to introduce themselves and answer any questions they may have.


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. 






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