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Spring time Athletics

Our Athletes represented the school very well at two meetings in March. Firstly, we competed in the Munster Schools Athletic Association Indoor games which were held in the indoor track in Nenagh. This saw us bringing home 8 medals. This was surpassed a week later when the school had excellent performances in the County VEC Sports day held in U.L. Competing in team relays against athletes from 9 other schools in the county, we ended up with 37 medals and a very respectable place. The overall winners were Castletroy College.

Abbeyfeale in County VEC Sports

Abbeyfeale in County VEC Sports

Abbeyfeale in County VEC Sports

Abbeyfeale in County VEC Sports

Abbeyfeale in County VEC Sports

Abbeyfeale in County VEC Sports

Abbeyfeale in County VEC Sports

Abbeyfeale in County VEC Sports

All Ireland Debating Champions

The Irish debating team from Colaiste Ide agus Iosef (Abbeyfeale) were crowned all Ireland champions in the Comórtas Díospóireachta an Phiarsaigh on Thursday 21st March in Portlaoise. Pitted against teams from Athlone, Thurles and Lucan in the final, they successfully opposed the motion that “Is feidir linn in Eirinn ár muinin a chur sa chead ghluin eile” (We in Ireland can put our trust in the next generation). The successful trio of students, Laura O’Donoghue, Patricia Murphy and Niamh Morris are all in second year in the school.

Over 150 teams from schools throughout Ireland competed in Comórtas Díospóireachta an Phiarsaigh.  During their successful progression through the competition the Abbeyfeale team have been supported by their teachers Ms. Patricia Hennessy and Ms. Eileen Lawlor.

Last year a team from Colaiste Ide agus Iosef also reached the last four of this All Ireland competition before losing out in the final.

Masquerade Show Time !


Transition Year students and staff from Coláiste Íde agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale, are currently preparing from their upcoming masquerade fashion show which will be held on Thursday 21st March at 7:30 pm in the college.   This event will showcase the Spring/Summer collection of 2013 with collections from over 17 local boutiques in Abbeyfeale, Newcastlewest, Listowel, Tralee and Killarney. Contributors  showcasing include  Annette’s, Esther’s, The Closet, Adrenaline, Sue Ryder, Little Rascals, Heavenly Gifts, Glamorous,  Dress2Impress, Utophia, Tae Lane, Scanlon’s, Moran’s, Gatsby’s, Bella Sola, Tuexedo, Jasmine and Macbees. Hair and makeup will be generously sponsored by local hairdressers and beauticians on the night.

Apart from modelling the latest fashions, our Transition year students will also be providing entertainment on the night.   The proceeds from the night will go to the Irish Cancer Society in memory of our colleague the late Sarah Mc Garry.  There will be spot prizes and a raffle on the evening and music provided by local DJ and student Killian Murphy.  Tickets are €5 and are available in the school from Tuesday 19th March.  This promises to be a night filled with glamorous fashion and entertainment.  Your support will be greatly appreciated.  

Students raise over 500 Euro for neighbouring school

Students from Colaiste Ide agus Iosef recently presented a cheque for €524.11 to the The Nano Nagle school in Listowel. This money was raised by the Fionn and Muire third year religion classes in the school. They organised a bake sale which took place at Chistmas where both classes made numerous goodies, cakes,biscuits,tarts etc with the aim of giving the proceeds to The Nano Nagle School. 200 euro was donated also by Aisling Scanlon who raised money as part of the Wren in her local area at Christmas.

The Principal of the School Mrs.Bridie Murphy came to Colaiste Ide & Iosef to accept the cheque. She spoke at length to both Fionn and Muire 3 about her school and how much they do for special needs children. She was hugely appreciative of the efforts made by our students to donate money. She explained how with cut backs and lack of funding, times are tough for their school. This money raised she explained could go towards buying I-pads for students as they find that particular apps benefit students with verbal and visual problems in a myriad of ways.

After the talk the cheque was presented to Mrs. Murphy by several students, deputy principal of Colaiste Ide agus Iosef, Mr. Liam Murphy and class teacher Ms. Laura Heffernan.There was more chat over tea and baked goodies, all baked by the students. Several of the special needs students accompanied their principal Mrs. Murphy on a mini tour of C.I.I. with several of the third year students and their class teacher Ms. Heffernan. They were thrilled to meet and converse with our students and to see our brand new school.

Two in a row for Abbeyfeale Senior team

Colaiste Ide agus Iosef are the County Limerick Gaelic Football champions at 'under 18 and a half- A' for the second year running after defeating S.M.I Newcastle West 3-11 to 1-10 last Friday in Tournafulla. In a tight game, Abbeyfeale narrowly lead 1-6 to 1-4 at half time.

Teacher Diarmuid O'Connell and Trainer Tom Cahill looking on during first half.


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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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