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Coláiste Oiriall will play Coláiste Teresa, Kanturk in the Basketball Ireland under 19C Schools Cup final in the Basketball Arena, Tallaght on Tuesday, 26th January. The school’s first chance at an All-Ireland title comes as a result of a victory over Wilsons Hospital, Mullingar in overtime in the Oblate Hall, Inchicore on Friday.

A new Students’ Council has been elected in Coláiste Oiriall and the members recently received their badges from Múinteoir Bríd Ní Bhraoin (Link Teacher). The following students, two from each year group, were elected by their peers. They will represent the student population until May 2017.

The following are the results of the 2015-16 Peann agus Pár Literary Competition held in Coláiste Oiriall before Christmas. The adjudicators were very impressed with the standard of entries in all sections commenting on the deeply personal, reflective and almost therapeutic nature of many of the pieces. Four sections of the competition were

The following Coláiste Oiriall groups participated: Amhránaíocht Aonair le Féintionlacan (Solo singing self-accompanied) –– 5th Year students reprise some songs from an tOsaralaí ó Oz; Comhaimseartha le Féintionlacan (Contemporary group self-accompanied) – na Painéil Bhána who were placed second – Darragh Ó Tuathail, Elaine Ní Chuinneacháin, Aoife Nic Roideáin, Megan Nic Oirc,

Four of the above Coláiste Oiriall athletes took part in the Ulster Schools’ Cross Country in Mallusk and performed extremely well. All five had won through to the Ulsters as a result of their impressive performances at the District D event a three weeks ago. Sa ghrianghraf thuas tá an cúigear luthcleasaí ó Choláiste Oiriall i gcuideachta a múinteoira,

Coláiste Oiriall has submitted four entries in this year’s Junk Kouture recycled fashion competition along with musical accompaniment. This is Ireland’s leading fashion and art competition for 2nd level students.

Six Coláiste Oiriall students, accompanied by Múinteoir Olivia Nic Canainn, travelled to Gaelcholáiste Dhoire, Dungiven, Co. Derry to participate in the ‘Abair’ public speaking contest. Katie Ní Chléire, Caoimhín Ó Ceallaigh and Lúsaí Ní Shiacais are the three senior representatives and Kayla Nic Cearáin, Helen Nic Criostail and Dearbhla Ní Ghallchóir

Tá neart cailíní ó Choláiste Oiriall ar na painéil contae mionúir, faoi 16 agus faoi 14 – seo mar a bhí sé le roinnt blianta. Coláiste Oiriall is well represented on the girls’ county panels with five on the minor panel and eight on the under-16 A and B panels.

Two of Coláiste Oiriall’s designs have made it through to the Junk Kouture’s regional finals which will be held in the Millennium Forum, Derry on 4th March. Eighty designs will go through to the Grand final in the 3 Arena the following month.

Congratulations to Amy Ni Amaill, a Leaving Certificate student in Coláiste Oiriall, who won gold in the 800m at the National Indoor Junior (under 20) championships a fortnight ago in Athlone. She defeated Rose Finnegan from Bohermeen AC in Co. Meath in a time of 2:18:96 – the same time as Finnegan.

Aimee Ní Bhraonáin, a Coláiste Oiriall TY student from Glaslough, received an presentation from the Business and Law Departments in the Aula Maxima, Maynooth University in recognition of achieving a grade A in higher level Business Studies in the 2015 Junior Certificate examination.

 Bunaíodh coiste dalta agus coiste múinteoirí chun tabhairt faoi na hullmhúcháin do Chomóradh 1916 a bheas ar siúl i gColáiste Oiriall ar Lá an Fhorógra ar an 15 Márta. Ar an choiste daltaí tá Donal Mac an Fhailí, Claire Ní Dhufaigh, Cillian Nic an Fhailí, Karen Ní Mhánais, Cathal de Paor, Jordan Ó Cleircín, Lauren Nic Cearáin, Eimear Nic Cionna, Lily Chueng, Marcus Ó Miocháin, Tara Nic Giolla Sheanáin agus Katie Ní Chléire.

Coláiste Oiriall TY Formula One team, Roicéidí Oiriall travel to the Eastern Finals of the Formula One in Schools Technology Competition in the Citywest Hotel to go head-to-head, testing the speed and engineering quality of our model F1 racer on the 20-metre lane.

Coláiste Oiriall was one of only twelve post-primary schools nationwide who was selected to exhibit at the first ever Taisce-sponsored Green Schools Expo which was held in the RDS last week. The guest of honour was Uachtarán na hÉireann, Micheál D. Ó hUiginn. The exhibition, which showcased outstanding Green Schools’ practice, was attended by more than 4,000-primary students from other schools.

Coláiste Oiriall was awarded the runner-up place in the senior section of the Co. Monaghan Student Enterprise Awards which was organised by the Local Enterprise Office and which was held in the Four Seasons Hotel last Thursday. They received a prize of €200. There were 35 entries in total. Ba mhaith linn comhghairdeas a dhéanamh leo.

Bonjour. Your precious little darlings arrived safely in Paris yesterday morning and spent the day sight-seeing – including the Louvre Museum, the Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe. They relaxed last night on a boat trip on the Seine before retiring to the hotel for a well-deserved night’s sleep.

Déanann muid comhghairdeas le beirt dalta Choláiste Oiriall, Michaela Ní Anluain agus Michaela Ní Dhonnghaile ar éirigh leo dul go Craobh na hÉireann le culaith s’acu ‘Cailín Báile Punc’ a bheas ar siúl i mBaile Átha Cliath i lár mhí Aibreáin.

Ca va from Paris. Our little treasures devoted their second day to Eurodisney and Aquaboulevard. They are now in Versailles and will visit the Eiffel Tower later. After their evening meal and they will bowling. Some pics to confirm to you that all the little (and big ones are enjoying themselves)

Tráthnóna maith daoibh ó Pharas. Good evening from Paris. Last few hours on French soil. Students enjoyed the behind-the-scenes tour of Stade de France but still would be very impressed with a similar tour in Croke Park. After lunch they enjoyed a few hours shopping – the most crucial few hours for some of the party.

Is laoch náisiúnta í Amy Ní Amaill agus ní thig í a mholadh go leor. Many congratulations to Amy Ní Amaill, Glaslough Harriers and Coláiste Oiriall, who won the Women’s under 19 800 metres title in the Glo Health National Juvenile Indoor Championships in the Athlone International Arena on Sunday in a time of 2:26:06.