Open night will showcase Coláiste

Coláiste Dún Iascaigh's annual Open Night and viewing of the College will take place on Monday, February 14, from 7.15pm. This is an ideal opportunity in particular for incoming students and their parents/guardians to visit the College and view the excellent facilities available.

Coláiste Dún Iascaigh's annual Open Night and viewing of the College will take place on Monday, February 14, from 7.15pm. This is an ideal opportunity in particular for incoming students and their parents/guardians to visit the College and view the excellent facilities available.

The Coliste offers a wide range of subjects to the junior student. A supervised after-school study is also available.

Student welfare is paramount, and the Coliste has skilled and well-established teams in the areas of Pastoral Care, Learning Support and Guidance Counselling. Transition into second-level is also aided by senior student Caras, while all year groups are represented on the Student Council.

Coliste Dn Iascaigh is widely known for sporting success, and fields teams in various competitions and age levels in girls and boys football, hurling, camogie, basketball, golf, rugby and equestrian events. This year the junior girls camogie team have added to that fine tradition by capturing the Munster title.

The Coliste stages a musical annually, and with over one hundred students involved on and off stage there are opportunities to show and develop new talents. Recent years have also seen the establishment of a Debating Club, and this year for the second successive year the Coliste has qualified from the league phase for the knock-out stages of the national Concern debates. Junior students are encouraged to participate in the in-house debating competition.

The Green Flag Committee has also been established in recent years and last year the Coliste was awarded Green Flag status.

Pre Junior and Leaving Cert exams

The pre exams for Leaving and Junior Cert students will begin on Wednesday, February 8, and Thursday, February 9, respectively. The timetable may be downloaded at www.colaisteduniascaigh.ie. Best of luck to all those involved.

Junior Ladies Footballers Reach Munster Final

Coliste Dn Iascaigh 7-05 Ballincollig 4-08

Coliste Dn Iascaigh's Junior Ladies footballers reached their first Munster Final at this grade since 2006 with a hard fought victory over Coliste Choilm Ballincollig in Glanworth recently. They started the game in blistering fashion. Kirsty Downey goaled within thirty seconds of the throw in, and from the resultant kick out Roisin Howard grabbed her first goal of the day after a solo run. The same player added a point to leave her side seven clear with less than three minutes on the clock. This Ballincollig team contains a number of Cork inter-county players and they responded with a goal and two points of their own. Points from Aisling Moloney, Lauren Fitzpatrick and two more from Roisin Howard helped settle the Cahir girls again. Just before half time Roisin Howard got her second goal to leave eight points between the sides at the break. Ballincollig started the second half very well, notching two points in a row, before Lauren Fitzpatrick goaled to give her side the perfect boost and leave nine points between the sides. Slowly but surely Ballincollig gained the upper hand, scoring two goals and two points without reply to reduce the lead to one point. With eight minutes remaining Ballincollig looked the likely winners but Coliste Dn Iascaigh scored three goals in a devastating three minute spell to put the game beyond doubt. Roisin Howard completed her hat trick for the first after a brilliant team move, captain Siobhan Heffernan scored the second and Lauren Fitzpatrick crashed home the third to leave them ten points clear. Ballincollig rallied somewhat and scored a goal and a point. At the full time whistle the Cahir side were victors by a six point margin. The girls showed great heart to dig out this victory and they now go on to face Macroom in the Munster Final on Saturday, February 12.

Team and scorers; Fiona Rees; Claire Walsh; Emma Corcoran; Maureen Murphy; Emma Buckley; Marie Claire Murphy; Megan Burke; Siobhan Heffernan (1-0); Laura Keating; Kirsty Downey (1-0); Laura Dillion; Aisling Moloney (0-1); Caoimhe Condon; Lauren Fitzpatrick (2-1); Roisin Howard (3-4). Subs used: Aoife Corcoran for Walsh

Boys Senior Footballers Bow Out

Coliste Dn Iascaigh 1-08 Abbeyfeale 3-09

The senior footballers made a surprising exit from this year's Munster Championship after a below par performance against St. Joseph's Abbeyfeale, in Croom recently. They went into the game as favourites but after suffering a crippling injury crisis in the lead-up to the game the management knew they would need luck on their side to get through. They started brightly. Shane Lowry scored an excellent point but was injured himself in doing so and had to be replaced. A brilliant Cormac Crowe goal gave them hope but it was short lived, as defensive lapses allowed Abbeyfeale back into the game. At half time the sides were level 1-05 apiece. The Coliste briefly led at the start of the second half but gradually the injuries, sickness and some silly errors allowed Abbeyfeale to gain control and they ran out seven point winners. The boys will now concentrate on defending the McGabhann trophy, and that county final will complete their football for the year.