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All Ireland Champions

The Senior A girls basketball team from Colaiste Ide agus Iosef won the All Ireland Under 19 A Schools Cup Final on Thursday January 24th. The final was played in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. The school team with players drawn from West Limerick and North Kerry defeated Holy Faith Clontarf (2012 All-Ireland Schools League Final winners) on a scoreline of 59 to 42. Abbeyfeale had a convincing 42 to 21 lead at half time. Lead scorers for Abbeyfeale were Eilis Dillon with 23 points, Sorcha McNulty with 10 and Under 16 Irish International Aislinn O Connell scored 6 points. Eilis Dillon was awarded MVP.

Full match report here

Many action photos from match here

The school team had reached this highest level of schools basketball following wins over Mercy Secondary School (Waterford), Mounthawk (Tralee) and a emphatic semi final win, 66-59, over favourites St. Vincents (Cork). The Cork team with three Irish internationals in their starting line were not able to stop this Abbeyfeale team from reaching the final.
The Abbeyfeale team was not short of Internationals either, with Sorcha McNulty and Aislinn O’Connell both having appeared for Ireland at under 16 level. School trainer Clare Sheehy who is assistant coach to Irish under 16 (1997) squad said of this years team 
“ Despite small numbers, they are one of most committed squads ever. They never miss training”. 
Sisters Leanne and Tina Mangan along with Eilis Dillon have all played at county level for Kerry. Eilis, Leanne and Sorcha have previously won all-Ireland medals in schools basketball. They were joined on the court by Laura Broderick, Katie O Connell and Sarah Curtin.
Holy Faith Clontarf the opponents in the final are the current holders of the All-Ireland Schools League Final

It's a farmers life in Ireland!

Despite the challenging weather conditions, earlier in the week, the school remained open and our Irish debating team prepared themselves for an important heat of Comórtas Díospóireachta an Phiarsaigh 2013. The debate held in Scoil Chuimsitheach Naomh Padraig, Sionna, Co. an Chláir on Thursday 24th saw the school team successfully defend the motion

Is aoibhinn beatha an fheirmeora in Éirinn! - its a farmers life in Ireland!

Arguing in favour were

captain- Laura O' Donoghue

2nd speaker- Patricia Murphy 

3rd speaker- Niamh Morris

All of the winning team are second year students. We had 14 supporters, special thanks to Emily Collins who's on the debating panel and organized the bus.
This was the second round and now we are through to the Munster final which should be held after the mid-term break

School Talent Show

Great musical skill was on display in a special talent show held in the GP Area before Christmas. Performances ranging from hip-hop to traditional, from dance to piano pieces thrilled the huge crowd. The event was run by the Transition Years.

More photos here

Evening Courses 2013

Evening Classes start next week.

Keep fit,



and Empowered Parenting.

All courses €30

More Information or booking 068-30631


Sarah McGarry


We are deeply saddened to announce that Ms. Sarah McGarry, our P.E and English Teacher has died following a short illness. Ms. McGarry was a treasured colleague and valued friend. She will be greatly missed by the entire school community.

Reposing at her home this Tuesday evening from 5.00pm to 7.00pm followed by removal to Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Ennis Road. Requiem mass on Wednesday at 12.00 noon with funeral afterwards to Castlemungret Cemetery

The School will be closed on this Wednesday, 16th January as a mark of respect.


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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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