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Animal Awareness Day

Coláiste Muire hosted an animal awareness day on the 16th of March. Students met puppies from the “Munster Lost and Found” charity and donated €2 to help reunite lost pets with their families and to help re-home stray animals.

Forty students from all Years entered a photography competition. This competition was judged by a representative from the charity.  FREE Munster Lost and Found 2017 Calendars were given to the entrants and valuable prizes were awarded.

The sum of 355 euro was raised for the charity and students enjoyed the experience. Thanks to everyone who supported the project.

First Year girls reach Cork Basketball final

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The first year girls under the guidance of coach Carol Ann O’Driscoll have reached the Cork final. Having won their pool, they went on to defeat Carraignabhear in the Quarter Finals. They defeated a strong side form St. Al’s Carrigtwohill today in the semi finals.

The Crosshaven side went into an early lead through the scoring prowess of Rachel Stack. The Carrigtwohill girls rallied and there were three points between the teams at half time, Coláiste Muire enjoying a slender lead. Great scores from Katy Mulcahy and tenacious defence from Aoibhe O’Sullivan and Holly Fegan saw the girls go into a lead of 10 points, a lead which they maintained until the end. Emily Russel put in a strong performance while Gabriel Corcoran showed great  vision in setting up several scores. Alana de Courcey, Kate O’Brien, Clara Neaves and Shona Mulcahy and Sophie McCarthy all contributed to an excellent result.

 

Minor Hockey girls win

The minor girls hockey team (a combination of 1st, 2nd and 3rd years) headed to Harlequins on Tuesday the 14th of March, to play Christ King Girls Secondary School. After a tough defeat to Cobh last week the girls were determined to get the result this time.

The Crosshaven girls came out all guns blazing at the beginning of the first half, dominating possession in the opposition’s half. Crosshaven put together some nice passing sequences through the centre of the pitch leading to shots on goal by many of the girls, but the Christ King goalkeeper held strong managing to keep the scoreboard at 0-0. After numerous efforts the Crosshaven girls were rewarded with a penalty corner but unfortunately could not capitalise on the opportunity. The Christ King defence worked well together to keep their team in the game.

Crosshaven girls began to show signs of fatigue giving the Christ King forwards more opportunities to score, but first year; Holly Feagan made some fantastic saves in the Crosshaven goal. To make matters worse Crosshaven’s rock in the midfield, Eimear Brady had to leave the pitch after a follow through strike from an opposing stick left her winded.

The Crosshaven girls showed great character, scoring the opening goal against the run of play. A strong cross from Niamh Scriven was deflected into the goal by Roisín Flannery. This concluded the first half. Despite the goal the girls came off the pitch at half time feeling deflated. A motivational team talk by Ms. Breen and Erica lifted spirits heading into the second half.

The girls came onto the pitch with a new mind set and this reflected in their play. An early goal by Niamh Scriven put Crosshaven 2-0 ahead in the opening minutes of the second half. The goal began with a seemingly innocuous ball from the defence but was picked up and carried into the circle by Niamh before she took her shot.

After returning to the field of play at the start of the second half Eimear Brady’s persistence in the centre of the field lead to her winning a short corner for the team. A strong injection from Sorcha Conway was gathered by Eimear. With no hesitation she slapped the ball; it flew past the keeper’s outstretched arm sitting nicely in the bottom right hand corner.

Crosshaven took their attention away from play after the goal, which led to a chance for Christ King which was again saved by Holly. The girls soon refocused winning their third penalty corner of the match. Once again Eimear took the shot which came up off a Christ King stick hitting Rachael Sisk on the side of the head.  She was persuaded to come off the pitch and played no further part in the game.

The Crosshaven girls showed great mentality and didn’t let the scare phase them, returning to their attacking ways. This resulted in the final goal of the match; a shot on goal by Danni Claffey rebounded off the keeper landing on Roisín’s stick concluding in her second goal of the match.

On a warm day in harlequins the girls from Crosshaven put in a shift to be proud of winning 4-0 against Christ King. Good luck in the rest of the tournament girls!!

 

Second Year students visit Blackrock observatory

Second Year students went to Blackrock Castle observatory on 12th March.  Students were informed about the history of Castle and surrounding areas and a looked at the astronomy projects that are done in the local area.

Colaiste Muire, Crosshaven victorious in Bank of Ireland Bond Trader Challenge.

 
     
On Wednesday March 8th Colaiste Muire, Crosshaven entered two teams in the Bank of Ireland Bond Trader Challenge. The teams were made up of six 5th year Economics students who had to manage a portfolio of stocks and bonds given nine different scenarios. They had to decide how these scenarios affected their bonds and shares and had to manage their portfolios accordingly. The winners were the team who had made the most economically sensible decisions and ultimately most money.
There were teams from many other schools in Cork city and County.
The top 3 places went to Colaiste Muire, Crosshaven in 1st place- Evan O’Hea, Holly O’Donnell and Eva McCarthy; Colaiste Muire, Crosshaven in 2nd place- Leo Conway, Eoghan Gethings and Rhea Downing; Carrigaline Community School in 3rd place.

Tour of Rome and Florence: February 2017


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Senior students of Coláiste Muire travelled to Rome and Florence on February 16th 2017. The tour had a historical and art-history theme involving tours of the Colosseum, Vatican and the  Uffizi  and Borghese Gallaries. Students also got to make their own pizzas and embarked on  night-time walking tour of Rome. For a full itinerary, click on this link: Rome booklet 2017 – Copy.

Literacy Week (Monday 27th Feb – Friday 3rd March)

In Coláiste Muire, we are constantly endeavoring to promote literacy in our school. Our Literacy Week is taking place from Monday 27th February to Friday 3rd March, to tie in with World Book Day, on Thursday 2nd March. A range of activities are organised throughout the week.
A ‘Pop-up Bookshop’ will take place in the Assembly Hall on Wednesday 1st March from 12-5pm. Members of Waterstones Bookshop will be coming to the school with a selection of books, for both students and parents. Students will be able to avail of vouchers worth €1.50 for World Book Day, which can be redeemed with Waterstones on that day. Below are some of the books available to buy, with these tokens.
Other books will be priced between €10 and €15, with special offers and other discounts also available. Parents are invited to come to the school from 4-5pm, to avail of this exciting venture.
There will be many other events and activities for students throughout the week.

Vex Robotics

Vex Robotics competition final was held in CIT on Jan 27th. Sam Barrett, Eimear Kelly, Shane Williams and Andrew Nash represented the school there. Coding, building, design and teamwork were key skills involved. They had been working on the project since September. The aim was to build a robot, which could catch and throw the foam stars, over a target height. Ms Gleeson Walsh and Mr McGlade were the teachers involved.

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Coláite Muire students attend European Youth Parliament

Coláiste Muire students Eoghan Gethings, Pau Calnan, Susan Cotter and David Cotter attended the European Youth Parliament Regional conference last weekend.

Foireann díospóireachta na scoile

Comhgairdeachas le foireann díospóireachta, Ava Moloney, Ava Lehane agus Luke O’ Donovan a bhí páirteach sa dara chraobh reigiúnach de chuid an Chomórtais Díospóireachta na Phiarsaigh i Mala ar an Mháirt in éineacht le foirne maithe eile. Bhí an bua ag Scoil Áine ó Tiobraid Árann ach bhíodar go hiontach. Táimid an-bhródúil ar fad asaibh!