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The school Junior Debating of Josh Mac Pilib, Aindriú de Buitléir, Frances Ní Chonghaile Nic Aoidh agus Ellen Ní Bhriain defeated opposition from Rath Cairn, Co. na Mí and Bun Crannacha, Co. Dhún na nGall, proposing the motion “go bhfuil daoine óga ina sclabhaithe ag an idirlíon” (that young people are slaves to the internet) in Dundalk.

Nine students from Coláiste Oiriall travelled to the RDS in Dublin at the beginning of term to represent the school in the BT Young Scientist and Technology Competition in the RDS. This is quite an achievement as over 70% of the initial projects entries were rejected.

Congratulations to Frances Ní Chonghaile Nic Aoidh who reached the final of  the Poetry Aloud Competition in the National Library in Dublin. Frances was one of three students who had won through the local round in the Four Seasons Hotel in November and who also won through the semi-final earlier in the day. 

One of three Coláiste Oiriall projects clinched second place in the Social and Behavioural Sciences Junior Section of the BT Young Scientist in the RDS while a second project got the Marie Keating Foundation Award for best project dealing with cancer research.

Coláiste Oiriall under 19 Boys’ Basketball team have won the Basketball Ireland North League D Final. They defeated Scoil Uí Mhuirí, Dunleer by 37-31 to win the Basketball Irelain an exciting game in Gormanstown. Tomas Ó Ruanaí scored 17 pts while Conor Ó Maolfhaobhaoil also excelled.

Three students, namely Maitiú Ó Ruaidhe, Cillian Mac Cába and Lochrann Ó Donnghaile represented the Coláiste Oiriall in the School Boys’ Handball Competition in Kingscourt. This is the first time the school was represented in the event.

1st and 2nd Year Girls’ C Basketball North East League has started. Coláiste Oiriall was successful in both opening matches against Beech Hill College. The Boys’ competitions will begin next week.

Three Carrickmacross girls, representing Coláiste Oiriall, namely Áine Ní Fhlanagáin, Ailis Ní Bheirn and Aoife Ní Chonraoi were victorious in the Miscellaneous section of the Scléip talent event. They competed as a ballad group, singing Urchnoc Chéin Mhic Cáinte and Dúlamán in the Cultúrlann in Derry.

Coláiste Oiriall is delighted to announce that we will be organising a Concert in the Westenra Hotel on Monday, 14th March 2011 to showcase the musical talents within the school. Eilis Ni Mhaolfhabhaoil, a former student, who is now studying Music in Dublin Institute of Technology, will be guest musician on the night.

Amy Ní hAmaill clinched first place in the Minor Girls’ Under-14, 2,000 metres while Jessica Ni Dhruacháin got second place in the Intermediate Girls’ Under-17, 3,000 metres in the District D Schools’ Athletics in Kilmore in difficult weather conditions.

Thug Cathal Ó Foirréigh, léachtóir le Ríomhaireacht in Ollscoil Chathair Bhaile Atha Cliath cuairt ar Choláiste Oiriall le labhairt leis na daltaí sinsearacha le cur sios ar na cúrsaí atá ar fáil san ollscoil, go speisialta na cúrsaí trí mheán na Gaeilge. D’fhreagair sé ceisteanna uathu ar shaol na hollscoile i gcoitinne.

Coláiste Oiriall has enjoyed considerable success in Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball this week. On Tuesday, the 1st Year Boys’ team defeated Largy College in Clones by 34-8 with Francis Ó hAodha the main scorer with 10 points. Dylan Mac Cionna and Calvin Carlise score 6 points each. Cian Ó Conraoi and Calvin Carisle both played excellently.

Coláiste Oiriall’s new look website www.oiriall.ie has been selected as the Scoilnet Star Site for February 2011. Everybody at the school is delighted with this news.

The Star Site accolade is given to schools whose website display up-to-date content; well presented information about the school and the curriculum within the school; some evidence of student work; and for the general look and feel of the website.  The school may then display the Star Site logo as a mark of distinction for school websites. 

Coláiste Oiriall’s first year girls were slow to react in the opening quarter of their game against Largy College in Clones.  Grace Ní Ghrianáin scored the opening basket but Coláiste Oiriall was unable to add to the tally in spite of dominating the possession and having ample scoring opportunities. D’aimsigh Caoimhe Smith ó Choláiste Learga ciseán, rud a d’fhág na foirne ar chomhscór ag deireadh an chéad cheathrú leis an scór íseal dhá phointe an taobh.

Beidh Coláiste Oiriall ag glacadh páirt i gComórtas Seóléimní atá a reáchtáil ag Marese McCarra in Ionad Marcaíocht Capall Mhullach Mhóir i dTigh Damhnata. Beidh Charlotte, Lilly, Ellen agus Rachel ag marcaíocht mar fhoireann scoile thar cúig Shatharn idir seo agus deireadh mhí Aibreáin. Glacfar leis na pointí is airde a aimsíonn foireann i dtrí Shatharn agus ceithre cinn. Beidh taobh spraoiúil, eadróm ag baint leis an Satharn deireanach le bronnadh duaiseanna san áireamh.

Nach méanar don 48 dalta ó Choláiste Oiriall a chuaigh chun na hIodáile an tseachtain seo chuaigh thart? Thug siad cuairt ar an Colosseum, ar an Forum, ar an Pantheon, ar bhaisleac Naomh Peadair sa Vatacáin agus ar an tSéipéal Sistíneach.

Congratulations to Jessica Ní Dhruacháin, a fourth year student in Coláiste Oiriall, who clinched 15th place in the Avivia Ulster Schools’ Cross Country Championship in the Intermediate Girls’ event in Mallusk. She covered the 3,200 metres in a time of 13.35 minutes. She now goes on to the All-Ireland Schools’ Cross County Championship.

Tá an chéad Chomórtas Liteartha faoi lán seoil i gColáiste Oiriall. Seo a leanas an trí chomórtas difriúil atá ann: Aiste Phróis nó Alt Iriseoireachta, Gearrscéal nó Dráma Aon Ghnímh agus Dán nó Cnuasach Dánta. Clúdaíonn roinn A daltaí sóisearacha agus beidh a gcuid iontrálacha sa chéad dá chomórtas idir 400 agus 700 focal. Clúdaíonn roinn B daltaí sinsearacha agus beidh a gcuid iontrálacha idir 600 agus 900 focal. Beidh ar na hiarrachtaí a bheith rud beag níos faide sa leagan Béarla den chomórtas.

The first annual Literary Competition in Coláiste Oiriall, entitled Peann agus Pár,

Coláiste Oiriall will hold their first concert in the Westenra Hotel next Monday night at 8.00 pm as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge agus mar cheiliúradh ar an Fhéile Pádraig. The concert will provide a feast of traditional, classical, pop, rock and folk music, singing and dancing in Irish and English to patrons. 

Coláiste Oiriall’s first and second year team travelled to Scoil Uí Mhuirí in Dunleer on Tuesday last to play the only other undefeated team in the league to date. It promised to be a close encounter with both teams battling hard to finish top of the pool. At the end of the first quarter only a single basket separated the teams.