Month: November 2016


Colaiste Muire student comes joint first in Leaving Cert Biology

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Luke Fehily, of the 2016 Leaving Cert Class, was awarded a gold medal for his excellent Biology result at a ceremony in the Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin on November 18th.  Luke and one other student scored 99% in the exam. The medals were presented by the Institute of Biology of Ireland.

Coláiste Muire news: week ending on 25th November 2016

  • First and Second Year boys participated well in a Rugby blitz on Thursday. Thanks to their coach ,Mr.Haydon and those who assisted,Jack,Ben and Diarmaid from T.Y.
  • First year boys had a very successful outing on Monday at their soccer match. Thank you,Mr .O’ Rourke.
  • The under 19 C girls basketball team were very unlucky in the last few minutes of their match. The under 16 and under 19 B teams are both through to the next round. Thanks to Ms. Griffin and Ms. Nangle.
  • The boys basketball teams are still doing well in their matches.The under 16 team qualified to play in the quarter final against the Patrician Academy ,Mallow. The under 19 team are playing in the semi final against Kinsale next Thursday.Thank you,Mr O’ Flynn.
  • Hard luck to the girls camogie team who have just arrived back from Dunmanway. Thank you Ms. Mc Carthy.
  • Alicja Drapula and Alison Bell are competing in the schools equestrian event today in Timoleague. Thank you Ms Lehane .
  • This Friday and next Friday some of our students are participating in Vex Robotics. Thanks to Ms  Gleeson  Walsh and Mr Mc .Glade .
  • Well done to 3A1 for their excellent behaviour and participation in Dublin when they visited the Circuit Court.Ms Ni Laoi organised this with them as part of their C.S.P.E action project.Mr.O’ Flynn who accompanied them said it was the most educational trip he has ever been on.

Hockey season off to good start

On the 16th Of November 2016, Crosshaven’s Senior Team started their season off well. They played Cobh and it was by no means an easy match. Crosshaven began strongly. At the beginning of the game Alice Brady passed an exceptional ball to Sarah Ahern who let it off to Fiona Pêche. Fiona took a shot but Cobh’s goalkeeper made a strong save. Out of nowhere Caoimhe Ronayne made a massive rebound and she got Crosshaven going with the first score. Cobh did not give up as they continued pushing and testing Crosshaven backs but Aisling O’Mahony and Phoebe Piper were not letting anyone pass. Crosshaven continued to work as a team and kept possession with excellent team play from Eimear Brady and Emily Russell. The first half ended with a score of 1-0 to Crosshaven but Cobh was not finished just yet. Cobh began the half very strong but Sorcha Conway made some exceptional saves in goal and no score was going in against her! The game continued with Alice Brady taking a tough hit to the chest but she ventured on and continued playing. Niamh Scriven , Andrea Long and Katie Bowen took some strong shots and were very unlucky not to get a score but Cobh were not giving up. Captain Casey Smith continued to encourage the players which kept all of Crosshaven going. The match ended with a final score of 1-0 and Crosshaven started their season off with a win.

Science week #mannequin challenge

Coláiste Muire students and teachers took part in the mannequin challenge as part as Science week. See the RTE report here.

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Transition Year Adventure week 2016




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Comhghairdeachas le foireann díospóireachta na scoile


Well done to Eva Lehane, Luke O Donovan and Ava Maloney who got through to the next round of the GaelLinn Irish Debate competition. Colaiste Muire hosted the debate on Tuesday 15th November with visiting teams from St Coleman’s College Fermoy, Kinsale Community School and Millstreet Community School.

Comhghairdeachas libh agus go n-eirí an t-ádh libh sa chéad bhabhta eile!
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Science week – Transition Years visit Biopharmachem


Transition Year students visited Biopharmachem Ireland (BPCI)  as part of Science week. Students were invited in conjunction with the Cork Training Centre Biopharma Facility to participate in their Smart Futures Science week activity.

Smart Futures is a Government initiative, supported by Science Foundation Ireland, which works with industry, research and education partners to promote STEM careers to post-primary students in Ireland.

The objective is to grow awareness and improve perceptions of what people working in STEM do and what skills they use/require thus enabling students to make informed choices regarding subjects and career paths.

More on Science week here and here

Science week – Seaweed foraging in local beach

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TY students enjoyed seashore foraging in Fennels Bay on Tuesday taking advantage of the very low spring tide whish resulted from the supermoon. They later helped prepare some delicious food using the foraged ingredients. The event was facilitated by Zita Dennehy of Wild Atlantic Way products. See more on Science week here.

Maths week

As part of Maths Week 2016 some of our first year students visited Blackrock Observatory. Here, they attended a Math-a-Magic workshop with Dr Fernando Blasco, followed by a show in the planetarium and a computerised gaming experience called “Cosmos at the Castle”. The day was enjoyed by all.


As part of Maths Week 2016, all second year students took part in a maths table quiz on Wednesday 19th. The quiz was organised by a team of our hardworking 4th Year students. The winners of the quiz were Ruthy O’Donnell, Conor O’Leary, Abaigeal O’Leary and Adam Power (not present in photograph).

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Science week November 14th – 18th


Science week will take place in Coláiste Muire next week (November 14th – 18th)

Events include

Science Photography competition

Seashore foraging

Play “The cube”

Scientific Treasure hunt

Science Quiz

Science Exhibition in Library




Science week from Coláiste Muire on Vimeo.