Monday, January 21, 2019
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Debating for All Ireland

The Senior debating team from Coláiste Íde agus Iosef will this Thursday take the platform at the national  final of Comórtas an Phiarsaigh, organised by Gael-Linn.  They will defend the motion “ Tá an teideal ‘Oileán na Naomh agus na nOllamh’ tuillte go fóill ag Éirinn!” ( The title A nation of saints and scholars is still deserved by Ireland) In the final they will take on a team from Loretto in Clonmel, Gort in Galway and from Maynooth in Kildare. The final will take place at 6.30 in the Heritage Hotel in Portlaoise.

The three students on the team hail from fifth year.  Aran Reidy is the very able and compelling captain.  Also on the team are James Leahy, a fine articulate young man and Emer Murphy, who has impressed
the adjudicators on every outing with her heartfelt arguments.  These young debaters have had to contend with motions like “Is rud maith é go bhfuil deireadh ag teacht le cultúr an tí tábhairne in Éirinn” and
“Tá ár bhféiniúlacht mar Ghaeil caillte againn in Éirinn”. Their teachers on the staff of Coláiste Íde agus Iosef and their fellow fifth years have been hugely supportive from the outset, not alone with their ideas both for and against the various motions, but also in terms of moral support.  “Ar scáth a chéile a mhairimid” is a seanfhocal they have quoted more than once to bolster an argument but it’s one which also holds true with regard to this debating competition.  The team along with their friends, teachers and families are looking forward to the this Thursday night.  Go n-éirí go geal leo!

First County Limerick Sports in UL

The Colasite Ide & Iosef athletics team participated in a hugely successful and enjoyable Limerick V.E.C. Sports Day in sun drenched U.L on Thursday 29th. Despite being pipped for third place by a mere half a point it turned out to be a fabulous day of outstanding performances. The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the Boys Under 18 Medley team who put in a powerhouse performance to claim gold.U 18 Medley Team: Jakob Winnicki, Killian Murphy. Jamie O Connor, Gavin Dillon. The same team also placed second in the 4X100m relay. Other stand out results on the day were in the U 16 Boys Long Jump where Thomas Sexton and Shaun Palmer took gold and in the Boys U 14 Long Jump Jack Cotter & Shane O Connell also claimed gold.  Third place in the Boys U 16 4X 100 m relay went to Jason O Connor, Pa O Connor, Shane Kelliher and Thomas Sexton. Second spot in the Boys U 14 4X 100 relay was taken by William Sexton,Ian Sheehy, Darren Enright and Shane O Connor. The U 14 Boys U14 Medlley team also pulled off a fine second place in their event, Team: Jack Cotter, Ian Sheehy, Darren Enright and Ryan Maher. In the Girls U14 Long Jump Katie Madden & Emma Sexton took third place. Congratulations to all who took part and made this a wonderful day of sport. Finally a special thank you to Gavin Dillon for huge contribution he made in the preparation for this event.

And we missed some on the track yesterday so here is the full squad photographed today (Higher resolution version available here)

Take Away My Way

Margaret Stackpoole Second Year Home Economics student competed on Monday March 12th in the Junior Final of the All- Ireland Take Away My Way Cookery Competition held in St. Angelas College Sligo and Sponsored by Safe Food. She made it to the final 16 out of 900 entries.

Trócaire Lenten Appeal

Caroline Tierney (Trócaire Education Officer) visited our campus on Monday 5th March to raise awareness about this year's Trócaire appeal for Uganda. This presentation was attended by first and fifth year students who are currently raising sponsorship for this worthy charity organisation. Well done to all students who participated in the  'Give it up for 24 hours' campaign on 8th-9th March . Our donation to Trócaire will be announced in the coming weeks. Keep up the great work!

Transition Year Retreat

Recently Transition Year students attended a retreat afternoon on the school campus facilitated by Mary O'Brien, Kathleen Quirke and Fr. M Liston.

It was an immensely enjoyable way to spend an afternoon together.

The theme of this years retreat was encouragement and how this finds expression in prayer and supporting each other.

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School:   Coláiste Ide agus Iosef
Principal: Liam Murphy
Convent St., Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick
Phone: (00353) 68 30631


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