Thu, Feb 9th, 2017
Sky Sports Academy Day
On January 24th, nineteen students from St Kilian's Community School attended Sky Sports 'Living for Sport' Academy Day at the Ireland's new National Sports Campus in Blanchardstown. The event was part of the schedule for the opening week of this magnificent facility. The students representing St Kilian's were chosen for their sporting prowess and achievements, not only at club and school level but, in many cases, on the national and international stage.
On the day, students took part in a wide range of activities, where they were mentored and coached by a host of well-known sports stars. These included Aoife McDermott (Basketball), Jessie Barr (Athletics), Jenny Murphy (Rugby), Brian Gregan (Athletics) and Darren O'Neill (Boxing). GAA sports were represented by household names such as Christy Toye (Donegal), Shane McGrath (Tipperary), Darran O'Sullivan (Kerry) and Anna Geary (Cork). The Sky Sports Ambassador for the day was Ireland rugby legend, Gordon D'arcy, assisted by British sprinting great, Darren Campbell.
Activities included Athletics, Basketball, Rugby, Camogie, Taekwondo, Gaelic Football, Hurling and Boxing. The students, and accompanying teachers Ms Ryan and Mr Duggan, felt privileged not only to meet so many of Ireland's sporting greats, but to be able to use such a wonderful facility during its inaugural week. They had a fantastic time!
Best wishes to all of our Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied and Junior Certificate students over the next three weeks of exams. May all of your hard work be rewarded!
St. Kilian's CS held its 6th Year Graduation and Awards Night on Thursday, May 24th.
It was a night for reminiscing and celebrating, with the school's Sports Hall transformed into a top-class theatre for the event.
We congratulate all of our 6th Year students and wish them well in the forthcoming State Examinations.
The school's annual Sports Day was held on Wednesday, May 16th. In glorious sunshine, the day was a great success, with athletics, novelty events and chess ensuring that everyone could participate and have a great time.
In the afternoon, the 6th Years beat the Teachers' team on a scoreline of 5-2, in the annual, much-anticipated soccer match.
Congratulations to Daina Moorehouse (TY) who has won the Gold Medal, in the Light-Flyweight division, at the European Youth Boxing Championships in Italy.
The TY group spent a great few days in the West of Ireland in mid-April. The annual visit to Killary Adventure Centre in Leenane, County Galway, was another great success this year.
This has been another fantastic year for the TY Junk Kouture students. Well done to all of the students involved, and their teacher, Ms Ring.
The Choice Music Award winning rappers, The Rusangano Family, gave an amazing workshop for 4th and 5th Year Music students on Thursday, April 12th.
Congratulations to Nathan Flanagan (6th Year) and Ben Rowsome (5th Year), better known as Hail and Rain, on winning the Public Vote at Stepping Stones: Battle of the Bands in Greystones.
Multicultural Day 2018 was another outstanding success, with fantastic participation from students, their families and the staff of the school. The annual event is a tremendous celebration of the school's inclusive ethos and the diversity in our school community.
Welcome to our twenty-two student guests, accompanied by two of their teachers, from our partner school, Matthias-Grünewald-Gymnasium in Würzburg, Germany. This year, our Würzburg friends will visit from April 6th to 14th. This is the thirty-sixth year of the exchange, which started in 1983. We hope that everyone has a great time over the next week.