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!
The school's inaugural Soundwaves music festival was held this week, May8th to 12th. The week's events were a showcase for the school's many talented students, as well as providing opportunities for masterclasses, recitals and collaborations with a host of local and national figures from across the music world. Many thanks to Ms Louise O'Sullivan for making this wonderful event such a tremendous success.
On Monday, May 8th, a group of fourteen senior students were audience guests on the Claire Byrne Live show on RTE1 television. It was a great experience of how live television programmes are put together. Thanks to Ms Tracey Brophy for all of her organising.
Bon Voyage to the group of fourteen St Kilian's CS students, accompanied by Mr Donohoe and Ms O'Shea, who will be visiting our twin school, Matthias-Grünewald-Gymnasium in Würzburg, Germany from April 21st until April 29th. This is the 32nd year of the exchange.
Seventy hardy TY souls spent an unforgettable few days at Killary Adventure Centre, County Galway in late March.
The school's gallant Under-17 Boys' Football team narrowly lost the FAI Leinster Schools Final to Balbriggan CC on a 2-1 scoreline, despite playing most of the game with just 10 men. Hard luck to the team and their manager, Mr Jenkins, but hearty congratulations to everyone, too, on a very successful year.
Last year, Megan O’Daly (6th Year) won the Leinster region of the Blackrock Education Centre’s 1916 poster contest, titled “What will Ireland look like in 2016?” The competition was held to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising of 1916. Her winning entry is now part of an exhibition at the National Gallery of Ireland on Merrion Square.
Supervised Study takes place from 9.00am to 1.00pm during the Easter Holidays (Mon-Thurs in Week 1; Tues-Fri in Week 2). Lunch is supplied at 11.00am.
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The school's annual Multicultural Day was held on Friday, January 27th and was, as always, a hugely interesting and enjoyable event.
On January 24th, a group of St Kilian's top sportsmen and sportswomen had a memorable time at a Sky Sports Academy Day at Ireland's new National Sports Campus, where they were mentored by a host of Ireland's sporting heroes.
Congratulations to Colin Keogh (Leaving Cert 2007) who has made the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Europe. Colin, who is a research engineer at UCD, was nominated for his work in the area of Science and Healthcare