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Historic first Camogie win for Abbeyfeale

A historic first Munster title for an Abbeyfeale team in Camogie was achieved last Sunday in Tournafulla, when Colaiste Ide agus Iosef convincingly saw off the challenge of Salesians, Pallaskenry to win the Munster Intermediate crown. A large crowd witnessed a convincing early performance by Colaiste Ide agus Iosef, which led to a 10 point lead at half time. Despite a flurry of goals in the second half this margin was never eroded and the Colaiste Ide agus Iosef ran out eventual winners on a scoreline of 7-10 to 3-3.

The historic journey to this title began back in mid-October when Colaiste Ide agus Iosaf took on GaelCholáiste Luimnigh in the first round of the Munster championship. Teachers Rebecca Delee and Marie Lenihan had worked hard with a panel of 23 players and it showed as despite an early setback the  team dug deep and advanced to the Munster quarter final on a score line of 4-12 to 2-2. Colaiste Ide agus Iosaf played Scoil Pól Kilfinane in that quarter final in extremely bad weather conditions, but despite the rain, frost and even snow the girls fought hard for every ball, showed great team spirit and were victorious on a score line of 1-6 to 1-1. North Presentation School were Colaiste Ide agus Iosaf’s opponents in the Munster Semi final, played in extremely frosty conditions. The result was 3-9 to 4 points in favour of Colaiste Ide agus Iosaf and although the result may not suggest it, this was the girl’s toughest match of the campaign.

Thoughout this championship, the girls showed great determination, heart and skilful passages of play. There were fantastic scenes of joy on Sunday when Mike Nash presented captain, Shannyn Foley with the Hayes Intermediate Camogie Cup. Thanks to Tournafulla Development Association and Tournafulla Community Alert for the preparation of food and hospitality after the match.

 Panel: Elise Buckley, Rachel Doody, Shannyn Foley (c), Roisin Scanlon, Ellen Scanlon, Ellie Lane, Michelle Curtin, Larissa McCarthy, Stephanie Woulfe, Noelle Curtin, Aoife Curtin, Sarah O’ Brien, Noreen Nolan, Muirne Lane, Siobhan Sheehy, Caoimhe Hickey, Shona Hickey, Ciara Ward, Amy Brouder, Lily Doody, Roisin Egan, Lauren O’Connor, Lisa Nolan

(For the final, CII had to wear jerseys inside out due to a clash of colours)


Christmas Market

This December saw the return of the annual Christmas Market to Colaiste Ide agus Iosef. Each year the TYs organise a Christmas Market. In the weeks prior to the event , the TY students & Mrs Reidy Fitzgerald's craft class made Christmas decorations/hampers & parcels of sweets. They also did baking on the evening before the market at home and sold the cakes and buns at the market. The money collected went to the twin school in South Africa and also to another charitable organisation.


Basketball updates

Congratulations to the U19 girls basketball team who are now the newly crowned Division A South West Champions. The girls now progress to the All Ireland Quarter Final in the New Year still holding an unbeaten record.
Also congratulations to the U16 boys who are the runners up in the south west region and along with the u16 girls team will also now progress to the Preliminary All Ireland Play Offs in the New Year.

Gaeilge 24

Transition Year students who organised activities in the school for Gaeilge 24.

Thomond Trip to see Maoris

On Friday the 11th November, the first year rugby girls were treated to an adventure they won't forget in a hurry as they travelled to Thomond Park to watch Munster v All Maori Blacks. It was a fairly wet evening but the girls soaked up the atmosphere and got so engrossed in the game that they didn't even notice when the rain was gone. The game became an even more enjoyable memory as Munster won. It was some of the girls first time in Thomond and they were amazed with the crowd, the atmosphere, the venue and just the whole experience of the game. Thanks to Mr. Browne and John Moloney who organised and accompanied the girls on what was another historic night for Munster. 

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Contact Information

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


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