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Former Coláiste Oiriall students receive UCD Entrance Awards

Coláiste Oiriall wishes to congratulate former student, Laura Ní Dhroma who received an Academic High Achievers Award and a UCD Bord na Gaeilge scholarship at a ceremony.

Former Coláiste Oiriall Student receives Trinity Entrance Exhibition Award

Fuair iarmhac léinn de chuid Choláiste Oiriall, Seán Mac Cionna, Gradam Taispeántais Iontrála i gColáiste na Tríonóide mar aitheantas dá ardfheidhmíocht san Ardteist. Tá sé ag déanamh staidéir ar Eolaíocht Bhainistíochta agus Stáidéar ar Chórais Fáisnéise

Former Oiriall student, Seán Mac Cionna, received an Entrance Exhibition Award in Trinity College in recognition of his high performance in his Leaving Certificate. He is currently studying Management Science & Information Systems Studies. Seán received his primary education in Gaelscoil Ultain and is son of David and Marie McKenna, Castleshane.

Students from every county in Ireland as well as 20 countries worldwide were awarded special Entrance Exhibition Awards this year. More than 400 students were presented with the high achievement awards for receiving 500 points or more in the Leaving Certificate. Seán received 613 points. Coláiste Oiriall is proud of Seán and indeed of all our past pupils. Tá Coláiste Oiriall iontach bródúil as ár gcuid iarscoláirí uilig agus guíonn muid gach rath orthu ina gcuid staidéir tríú leibhéal.

Former Coláiste Oiriall Student receives McManus Scholarship

Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister of State for Higher Education, presented a J.P. McManus All Ireland Scholarship to former Coláiste Oiriall student, Rebecca Nic Cionna, at a ceremony attended by Joe Schmidt, Ireland Rugby Head Coach, in the University of Limerick Concert Hall recently in recognition of her academic performance in the Leaving Certificate examination.

The scholarship is worth almost €34,000 over five years of undergraduate study. Rebecca is studying Biological and Biomedical Sciences in Trinity College. She was accompanied to the ceremony by her mother, Maria. She received her primary education in St. Louis Primary School and received 589 CAO points in her Leaving Certificate in Coláiste Oiriall.

Bhronn Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Aire Stáit don Ardoideachas, Scoláireacht Uile Éireann J.P. Mc Manus ar iardhalta de chuid Choláiste Oiriall, Rebecca Nic Cionna, ag searmanas i Halla Ceolchoirme Ollscoil Luimnigh mar aitheantas dá bhfeidhmíocht acadúil i scrúdú na hArdteiste.

As part of the programme, the Department of Education identifies the two best Leaving Cert results in each of the 26 countries, along with the next 48 most successful results countrywide. Eligible students in the Republic must be in receipt of medical cards.

Déanann Coláiste Oiriall comhghairdeas le Rebecca agus tá muid iontach bródúil aisti mar atá muid bródúil as ár gcuid iarscoláirí uilig. We congratulate Rebecca on her achievement and we wish her and all our past pupils well in their third level studies.

Culmination of Fundraising for An Tearmann Glas

Coláiste Oiriall held a very successful table quiz in the Westenra Hotel last Thursday night with loads of food, raffle prizes and spot prizes. A particular thanks to Nora Hegarty

An ghrian ag scoilteadh na gcloch ag Lá Spóirt

Bhí lá ar dóigh ag na scoláirí uilig agus iad ag glacadh páirte sa Lá Spóirt – an chéad cheann le ceithre bliana anuas. Bhí siad rannpháirteach i lear mór imeachtaí ó mhaidin go tráthnóna agus bhí iomaíocht láidir idir ranganna. Glacfaidh an chuid is fearr de na reathaithe ar aghaidh ag comórtais éagsúla luthchleasaíochta ar fud Chúige Uladh ar shon na scoile le linn na scoilbhliana seo. Chuir an aimsir ghrianmhar spion maith ar achan duine. Tháinig roinnt sárluthchleasaithe chun tosaigh Dé hAoine agus cloisfidh muid tuilleadh uathu amach anseo.

We held a very successful Sports Day in the football field in glorious sunshine. The more formal and official races were held in the morning while the novelty races such as sack race, three-legged race, wheelbarrow races and piggy-back races were held in the afternoon. The culmination was the inter-class tug-o-war competition while students also enjoyed the wide array of inflatables on site. Our last Sports Day was in 2015 as inclement weather in the meantime during September didn’t allow us to run the event.

Scoláirí ar bís leis na torthaí Ardteiste

Coláiste Oiriall congratulates the class of 2019 who received very impressive Leaving Certificate results. The results, again this year were substantially above the national averages with 28% of Coláiste Oiriall students receiving in excess of 500 points compared with the 13% national average, 65% received in excess of 400 points compared with the 37% national average. The average CAO points for Coláiste Oiriall students was 436 compared with the national average of 350 points. National averages are drawn from last year’s results, but they vary little from year to year.

The twelve students who received in excess of 500 points are: Aisling Ní Ghallchóir, Andrew Ó Loideáin, Chloe Nic Giolla Bhríde, Colm Ó Ruanaidh, Darragh Ó Faolaoin, Enya Ní Dhuibhne, Isabelle Zechner, Laura Ní Dhroma (601), Marie Louise Nic Aodha, Rebecca Nic Cionna, Seán MacCionna (613) and Yvonne Nic Giolla Rua. This cohort of students averaged 551 points.

Fuair 28% de scoláirí Ardteistiméireachta Choláiste Oiriall breis agus 500 pointe CAO i gcomparáid leis an meán náisiúnta de 13% Dé Máirt agus is é 551 pointe an meán atá ag an dá scoláirí dhéag seo, ina measc Laura Ní Dhroma agus Seán Mac Cionna a fuair 601 agus 613 pointe faoi seach. Fuair 65% corradh le 400 pointe i gcomparáid leis an mheán náisiúnta de 38%. Is é 436 pointe an líon meánach pointí CAO a bhíonn ag scoláirí Choláiste Oiriall i gcomparáid leis an meán náisiúnta de 350. Comhghairdeas libh, a scoláirí uilig, agus ádh mór oraibh sna hollscoileanna agus sna hinstitiúidí eile tríú leibhéal san fhómhar.

65% of students received in excess of 400 points compared with the 37% national average. The average CAO points for Coláiste Oiriall students was 436 points compared with the national average of 350. Students will study Management, Science and Information Systems in Trinity College, Biological and Biomedical Sciences in Trinity College, Physiotherapy in UCD, Politics and Law in DCU, Business in DCU, Architectural Technology in TU Dublin, Health and Society in DCT, Biology and PE Post Primary Teaching in DCU, Law and Business in Trinity College, Engineering in NUI Galway, Journalism in DCU, Marketing in Maynooth University, Irish and Music in Maynooth University, Home Economics and Irish Post Primary Teaching in St. Angela’s, Sligo, Computer Science and Business in Trinity College, Primary School Teaching through the medium of Irish in Marino Institute of Education, Economics, Politics and Law in DCU, Computer Science with Business in Trinity College, Arts in Galway, Early Childhood Education in DIT, Mental Health Nursing in DKIT, clinical Measurement Science in DIT, Languages in DCU, Primary School Teaching in DCU, European Studies in University of Limerick, Sports Management in DKIT, Sports Science in IT Athlone, Engineering in GMIT

Tá muid iontach bródúil ag gach scoláire a rinne an Ardteist i mbliana, fuair siad torthaí ar dóigh agus tá tairiscintí tríú leibhéal faighte acu. Cinnte glacfaidh sé tamall orthu socrú isteach san ollscoil le modhanna nua teagaisc agus iad ina gcónaí as baile don chéad uair ariamh. Ádh mór oraibh uilig. Comhghairdeas leo uilig

Tús maith leis an seasúr cispheile

Opening Game of the season Coláiste Oiriall under 16 boys faced Largy College. Cillian O Haicéid was quick out of the blocks and scored 6 unanswered points in the opening quarter. Intense defence resulted in Colaiste Oiriall gaining control of a lot of possession, which they duly turned into points. Half time score 18-8 in favour of Oiriall. Donncha O Anluain who was tightly marked in the first half managed to find his shooting range and contributed 11 points to the scoreboard in the second half. Oiriall ran out winners 38-27. Top Scorers Conál O Harpain 12, Donnacha O Anluain 11, Cillian Haiceid 8.

The Under 19 boys’ game was played at a ferocious pace with both teams picking up players in a man to man defence. Turlough O hAnluain had a great individual game by scoring 31 points, including 5 three pointers. Josh Mag Uidhir added 11 points to the board. Nathan O Dochartaigh was immense on the boards and Luke Mac Giolla Comhail was at the end of many fast breaks to contribute another 8 points to the team tally. The game finished 62-24.

The girls under 16 team began their season by taking on Dunshaughlin Community College. It was neck and neck for the first quarter with the lead swopping on numerous occasions. Oiriall managed to pull away before half time with a three pointer on the buzzer from Hannah Nig Uidhir. Half time score was 15-10. The team were heavily reliant scores from Holly Nic Uaid in the second half and along with the 10 point contribution from Abi Ni CHearrullain, Oiriall managed to secure a well earned win on a scoreline 35-32.

The under 19 girls faced the same Dunshaughlin opposition and the Oiriall girls were very rusty from the outset. They allowed Dunshaughlin establish a commanding lead early on and the Oiriall girls were chasing the game from then on. The girls clawed back the deficit to a mere three points but Dunshaughlin held out for a 36-30 win. Lara O Mairtin 4 points Amy Ni Dhaighre 11 points Bríd Nic an Fhalaigh 9 points.

Tús maith leis an seasúr cispheile

Ceapadh ceathrar cinnire dhéag nua ag tionól san Amharclann Deardaoin seo chuaigh thart. Téann na cinnirí nua i mbun a gcuid cúraimí láithreach agus déanann an scoil comhghairdeas leo. Fógraíodh Ardchinnirí na bliana seo fosta ag an tionól.

Aimee Ní Dhufaigh and Ryan Ó Murchú were announced as Head Girl and Head Boy respectively and were presented with their badges by Múinteoir Bríd.

The following fourteen 5th Year students have just been selected as cinnirí (prefects) in Coláiste Oiriall for the coming year: Mia Ní Raghallaigh (Emyvale), Emma Ní Mhiacháin (Carrickmacross) , Helen Ni Criostail (Muineachán), Ellen Nig Fhloinn (Rockcorry), Aaron Ó Gamhna (Shercock), Niamh de Paor (Muineachán), Rory MacCléire (Muineacháin), Hugh Mac Domhnaill (Clones), Aoibheann Ní Mhathúna (Threemilehouse), Reannán Ó Donnghaile (Tír Eoghain), Dearbhla Ní Ghallchóir (Muineachán), Alannah Nic Grianna (Carrickmacross), Hannah Ní Thurlaigh (Muineachán), Emma Nic Giolla Easpaig (Smithboro).

The new prefects proudly received their badges from the incoming Head Boy and Head Girl, after having earlier received a day’s training about the duties involved and the school’s expectations of prefects. In May interested students from 4th Year submitted a written application outlining how they could contribute to the role.

Tá Coláiste Oiriall ag súil le bheith ag obair leo agus tá muid cinnte de go nglacfaidh siad lena gcuid cúraimí go dáiríre. Cuireadh gach gné den phost faoina mbráid ag an lá oiliúna ag tús na seachtaine seo chuiagh thart. Déanann muid comhghairdeas leo agus guíonn muid ádh mór orthu ina gcuid dualgais.

The prefects’ duties in Coláiste Oiriall include opening the lost and found room, opening lockers, helping with, Halloween party, Christmas funday Open Day and Open Night an helping with the book rental scheme.

Obair ar dóigh ag Banc Beo CO

Tá ag éirí tharr barr leis an BBC – Banc Beo CO i gColáiste Oiriall a osclaíodh i ndiaidh na Nollag. Ní raibh súil ar bith ag na hoifigigh leis an oiread scoláirí a bheadh ag iarraidh cuntas a oscailt. The officers of BBC, Coláiste Oiriall’s student bank had no expectation of the number of students who would wish to open school accounts. Almost 200 accounts have been opened. The school bank officials treated their customers to buns specially baked by themselves.

The six officers were appointed before Christmas and with the help of Una Ní Chorráin (past pupil) and Aine McNally from AIB they are handling accounts for at least half the school’s population. Students found the bank appealing with the 20% interest, which was promised. Mar shampla má chuireann scoláire €10 i dtaisce gach seachtain ar feadh 12 sheachtaine, gheobhaidh sé €144 (sin ús 20% san áireamh).

Ceapadh an seisear oifigeach do Bhanc na Scoile roimh na Nollag: Alannah Nic Grianna (Príomhoifigeach Fedhmiúcháin), Faolan Ó Cathmhaoil (Bainisteoir Airgeadais), Ellen Nig Floinn, Cait Nic Domhnaill (Bainistíocht Margaíochta), Helen Nic Criostail (Bainisteoir Bainc) agus Emma Ní Mhiacháin (Bainisteoir Cumarsáide).

This initiative challenges a team of six students to build a bank and affords them an opportunity to showcase their creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Coláiste Oiriall is delighted to be part of the challenge.

The school bank officials have organised a plethora of activities including The Chase, An Cluiche Mór and Jersey Day, Slam Bacála (Bake Off), collecting for the mental health charity, Solas. Tháinig scoláirí ó Ghaelscoil Ultain chuig an Díolachán Cistí. Ba mhaith leo siúlóid a eagrú agus an t-airgead a thabhairt do Monaghan Cavan Palliative Care.

BBC Banc Beo CO has been the outstanding event in this year’s TY and Alannah, Faolan, Ellen, Cait, Helen and Emma have worked extremely hard to bring it all to fruition and have received widespread recognition for their industry.