Our basketball teams play their first game in our new Gym!

Historical occasion today as CCC had a win in the first game to be played in our new gym! Thanks to coaches Bean Ui Shabhaois and an tUasal Mac Íomhar for all their hard work!

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Coláiste Chú Chulainn ag Comórtas Díospóireachta an Phiarsaigh

B'ócáid speisialta í an tseachtain seo nuair a d'fhreastail dhá fhoireann ó Choláiste Chú Chulainn ar Chomórtas Díospóireachta an Phiarsaigh don chéad uair riamh.  Thaistil dhá fhoireann, ceann acu as an Dara Bliain agus ceann acu as an Chuigiú Bliain go dtí Ceanannas agus go léir scoláirí eile a bhí ann chun tacaíocht a thabhairt. 

Chun tús a chur leis an oíche, phléigh an fhoireann as an dara bliain an rún "Ba cheart dúinn fáil réidh le ham coigilte sholas an lae!"  sa chomórtas sóisireach.  Bhí an-phlé acu leis na foirinn eile a bhí ag glacadh páirte sa chomórtas agus bhain an lucht féachana an-sult as an díospóireacht.

I ndiaidh sin, thosaigh an comórtas sinsireach agus ba é "Tugamaid aire mhaith dár seanóirí in Éirinn" an rún a bhí ag na foirinn le phlé.  Bhí a lán idir láimhe sa phlé ag na foirinn; seirbhís sláinte, taisteal saor in aisce, agus obair charthanachta ina measc.  Labhair na daltaí uilig go han-mhaith le muinín agus líofacht agus moladh iad go léir go hard ag na moltóirí ag deireadh na hoíche.  Bhain na daltaí agus na múinteoirí an-sult as an oíche agus tá muid ag súil go mór leis an chomótas an bhliain seo chugainn cheana féin! Comhghairdeas ó chroí le gach duine a bhí ann.

It was a special occasion for students of Coláiste Chú Chulainn and the Irish Department of the school this week when two teams attended the debating competition Comórtas Díospoireachta an Phiarsaigh which was held in Kells, Co. Meath.  Two teams, as well as their supporters, travelled to the competition which was held in Eureka Secondary School to take part in the junior and senior competitions.  

To begin the night the junior team discussed Daylight Savings Time and argued against the motion that it should be done away with.  The students, who came from a range of classes across 2nd year, spoke very well and made their points clearly and with passion.  Following that, the senior team made up of 5th year students argued in favour of the motion that elderly people are taken care of well in Ireland today.  The senior team made reference to the health service, free travel and the charity work that happens all across Ireland.  

The judges praised all the speakers and commended them on their confidence and fluency.  Teachers  and students enjoyed their night and are already looking forward to next year's competition.  Congratulations to all involved!

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Autographed Leinster Jersey Raffle Winner!

Congratulations to our latest raffle winner, Amanda Nel. Amanda won a Leinster Jersey signed by last years winning Champions Cup team. Thank you to Charlie Irwin, who received the Jersey on behalf of Amanda Nel. Also, a big thank you to everyone who took part in the raffle. The funds raised will go towards some new equipment for our football and rugby minor team.

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Colaiste Chu Chulainn host Careers Information Morning as part of College Awareness Week

Coláiste Chú Chulainn hosted a careers exhibition as part of College Awareness Week on Monday morning. 13 colleges from across the country were represented, and gave our students a wonderful opportunity to discuss career opportunities and further education options. 

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RSA Rollover Shuttle Visits Coláiste Chú Chulainn and Coláiste Lú

The senior students of Coláiste Chú Chulainn and Coláiste Lú Chulainn were given a ‘crash’ course in road safety last week when the RSA Rollover Shuttle visited the sister schools at their new campus at the Marshes.

All TY, 5th and 6th year students had the opportunity to visit the shuttle which promotes safety on the road and focuses on the 6 major road dangers in an effort to reduce road deaths across the country.  Students made the most of the opportunity and experienced the rollover which simulates what happens when a car rolls in an accident and highlights the importance of wearing a seatbelt correctly to help prevent serious injury. 

Bláithín Uí Ríodail is leading the focus on road safety in Coláiste Lú and Coláiste Chú Chulainn.  Transition Year students in both schools will undertake the ‘Wrecked’ road safety programme this year, as well engaging with material in preparation for the driving theory test. 

“Ten people were killed on Co Louth roads in 2017, an increase from 2016,” said Ms Uí Ríodail, “Our aim is to reduce this number by educating our students about safe road practices. The road safety day was a huge success and senior prefects from Coláiste Chú Chulainn will be supporting the road safety campaign each morning this week by acting as Road Safety Stewards at our new designated crossing area at the campus gates.”

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