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World Silver medals for two junior cycle students

Two students from the school won silver medals in kick boxing at the WMO (World Martial Arts Organisation) world championships which were held in Rugby, England last week. Kori Goad and Noel Roche are seen here with their medals and with principal Jim Tierney and Vice Principal, Liam Murphy.

Three students invited to trial for Irish Maths Olympiad Team

Three students from Colaiste Ide agus Iosef in Abbeyfeale recently received invitations to participate in the Irish Junior Maths Olympiad. This contest will eventually lead to six students representing Ireland in the World finals in Hong Kong, next year. In this photo School Principal, Jim Tierney congratulates William Reynolds, Emily McCarthy and Aine Curtin on their invites. The invites are based on exceptional results in particular subjects at Junior Cert level.

Golf Success for Senior Student

Ronan Cross, a student in senior cycle at the school was a member of the Ballybunion golf club team that recently won the Jimmy Bruen Shield. This was only the second time the Kerry golf club had won the National competition. 

Meanwhile Anna Lyons was also congratulated by principal Jim Tierney after it was announced that she was to play on the south west regional Basketball team.


School Team play in Aviva Stadium

Colaiste Íde agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale were just one of the schools who were invited to participate in the first ever Irish Rugby School Festival in the Aviva Stadium on Sunday the 11th October. 

When they arrived the girls were treated very well, being shown to their dressing rooms, escorted back to the pitch for their photo to be taken and getting a practice game on the astro-turf against a strong Northern Ireland team from Oldcastle Post-Primary School. As the girls soaked up the atmosphere they came back to draw this match with 2 tries each.

Within a few minutes of this game being over they were then shown into the Aviva Stadium via the tunnel where they got to enjoy the facilities before heading onto to the pitch for their next match, they played St. MacDaras from Dublin. This time each and every girl played exceptionally well with tries coming left and right. C.I.I's Larissa McCarthy started the trend with the first 3 tries followed by a Stephanie Woulfe try and the next coming from the captain herself Sinead Leahy. C.I.I's Sadhbh O’Connor got her try down on the right side and Mai Fitzgerald was next to finish the first half with her try on the left hand side.

The second half saw more tries with one from Amanda Tony, Sinead Leahy, Anna Lyons and Noreen Nolan getting hers just on the full time buzzer making the final score 11 tries to nil.

A fantastic experience for the girls and the team who can be proud of themselves as they played on the Aviva pitch with great pride.

After they met Irish player Jenny Murphy as she walked around the pitch to take photos with the girls. The team's next treat was a short tour of the stadium followed by complimentary food while watching the Ireland v France match on multiple screens in the President’s Suite.

Well done to all involved, the team, the supporters, the helpers and their principal for organising Colaiste Íde agus Iosef girls team to be part of an historic event.

The girls rugby team who played in Aviva Stadium  with principal Jim Tierney and coach John Moloney in front of large flag they made themselves.

TY groups in Kilfinane

There is three TY (Transition Year) classes this year, 2015-16. In early September, they all attended Kilfinane Outdoor Education Centre for teambuilding days. Over a action-packed and fun two days, they participated in riverwalks, rockclimbing, archery, orienteering and kayaking. 

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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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