Poetry Aloud Success!

On Monday 7 students took part in the senior category of the Dublin regional heat of Poetry Aloud 2019. Kene Obiefuna and Saleem Sita were successful in the heat and will be going through to the semi-final in the National Library in November. Sixth year history students also enjoyed the excursion to Dublin to take in the WWI in Ireland exhibition that is being run by the National Library and were able to read a variety of primary sources.

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Comórtas Díospóireachta an Phiarsaigh 2020

Díospóireacht: COMÓRTAS DÍOSPÓIREACHTA AN PHIARSAIGH 2020

B'ócáid speisialta í an tseachtain seo nuair a d'fhreastail dhá fhoireann ó Choláiste Chú Chulainn agus Coláiste Lú ar Chomórtas Díospóireachta an Phiarsaigh a bhí ar súil i gColáiste De la Salle, Dún Dealgan. Ghlac dhá fhoireann, ceann acu as an tríú Bliain agus ceann acu as an Chuigiú Bliain páirt sa díospóireacht.

Chun tús a chur leis an oíche, phléigh an fhoireann as an tríú bliain an rún "Laethanta scoile na laethanta is fear dár saol!"  sa chomórtas sóisireach.  Bhí an-phlé acu leis na foirne 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 "Léiríonn muid meas ar ainmhithe sa tír seo!" an rún a bhí ag na foirne le phlé.  Bhí go leor idir láimhe sa phlé ag na foirne. 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 chomórtas an bhliain seo chugainn chéana féin! Comhghairdeas ó chroí le gach duine a bhí ann.

It was a special occasion for students of Coláiste Chú Chulainn, Coláiste Lú and the Irish Department of the school this week when two teams attended the debating competition Comórtas Díospoireachta an Phiarsaigh which was held in the De la Salle Secondary school, Dundalk. Two teams travelled to the competition to take part in the junior and senior competitions.  

To begin the night the junior team discussed “School days are the best days of our lives” and argued against the motion. The students 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 “We show respect for animals in our country”. 

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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Gael Linn Tráth na gCeist success

Our students had a very enjoyable day at the Gael Linn Tráth na gceist and Céilí which took place at the Lisdoo Hotel on Friday 11th October. Congratulations to the the following students who secured second place for Coláiste Chú Chulainn:

Therese Dunne

Leah Townsend

Nicola Mc Elroy

Katie O' Reilly

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CCC vs Dundalk Grammar under 19 Basketball

The boys U19's basketball team played a blinder against Dundalk Grammar at Wednesday's match. With the final buzzer going off before our last shot, we had a heartbreaking 33 to 34 end.  The boys showed exceptional sportsmanship and respect so a massive well done to them for their performance. 

 

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Open Night 2019

A fantastic evening was had by all in Coláiste Chú Chulainn last night when we celebrated our first open night in our new school campus. Prospective students participated in a treasure hunt around the building visiting all the different subject departments and taking part in a series of activities including wood burning in the construction department, probability quizzes in maths, lino printing in art and experiments in the science rooms to name but a few.

A huge thank you to all the parents and young people who attended, the staff and students for their work in preparation for the night and the canteen team for the lovely refreshments!

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