Colaiste cycle for sport

Coláiste Dún Iascaigh is pleased to announce its first ever cycling event with the Fun Cycle 2012 taking place on Sunday, April 22, at 10am.

Coláiste Dún Iascaigh is pleased to announce its first ever cycling event with the Fun Cycle 2012 taking place on Sunday, April 22, at 10am.

This is a fun cycle to help support and develop sports within the school. The 60k cycle will leave the school at 10am that morning and will visit many of the towns that students and staff of the Coláiste live in, visiting Kilcoran, Burncourt, Clogheen, Goatenbridge, Newcastle, Ardfinnan and back to Cahir.

Entry is allowed on the day of the cycle with registration taking place in the Coláiste between 9am and 9.45am. Participation is open to all, whether connected with the Coláiste or not. The cost for adults is €E20 and students (secondary and college/university) can enter by collecting money with sponsorship cards.

There will be refreshment stops on the route with further refreshments upon completion of the cycle in the Coláiste.

Cycling has become hugely popular in recent times and there are now many clubs in the area. An invitation is extended to all to participate in what promises to be a fun event. Many students are taking part and parents/guardians and friends of the school are invited to take part on the day in any way they can. We would love to see the cyclists supported along the route and encourage everyone to come out and cheer them home.

Support on the day will be provided by the Red Cross, the Gardai, Pat Beary of Abbey Service will provide technical support, Dinny Whelan Bus Hire will provide vehicles on the day to support cyclists. Thanks are also extended to Sureprint who produced the posters and sponsorship cards.

If you feel you are in a position to assist on the day please contact the Coláiste at 052 7442828 or email, leave your details and you will be contacted in advance of the day.

Some of the school’s recent achievements in sport include: All Ireland junior camogie finalists 2012, All Ireland ladies basketball champions 1998 and 2000, All Ireland senior boys football champions 2009, All Ireland junior ladies football champions 2006, 2011, Munster junior camogie champions 2010, Munster junior football title 2009, Munster ladies football senior champions 2009, junior champions 2006, 2011, Munster camogie intermediate and junior champions 2008, Munster camogie 7’s champions 2010, County Futsal champions 2010 and individual students on county football teams (boys and girls).

Last Gasp Coláiste Girls into All Ireland ‘A’ Final

Coláiste Dún Iascaigh 5-08 St Leo’s Carlow 3-12

The remarkable Junior Ladies football team are into another All Ireland Final, this time in the ‘A’ grade, after a dramatic two point victory over St Leo’s from Carlow on Thursday last in Waterford’s Walsh Park. They went into this game as massive underdogs as their much vaunted opponents have been the standard bearers in Ladies football for many years. The Coláiste were without the services of injured duo centre back Emma Buckley and corner forward Rebeeca English -both of whom had started the Munster final- so were forced into a few changes with two girls making their debuts. The game was played at a pulsating pace throughout and those present were treated to a fantastic spectacle of football. In the first four minutes the St. Leo’s goalkeeper pulled off three brilliant saves to prevent the Coláiste girls from taking early control of the game. Roisin Howard got them off the mark though with a point and Aishling Moloney added another to settle her side down. St Leo’s then reeled off two goals and three points without reply to punish the Coláiste for their earlier misses. In response to this the management made a number of positional switches in defence and these seem to work as the tide was stemmed and up front the girls earned themselves a penalty. The resultant kick from Roisin Howard would have graced any premiership ground as she hit an unstoppable shot into the top corner. Once again though St Leo’s powered forward and added two more points before Rachel Moloney grabbed a vital goal for the Coláiste. Roisin Cositgan scored an excellent point and Caoimhe Condon reduced the deficit to a single point. St Leo’s scored the final point of the half to leave the half time score 2-6 to 2-4 in favour of the Leinster champions.

This lead was soon wiped away as the Coláiste girls came out all guns blazing at the start of the second half and they scored two goals through Aoife Nugent and Caoimhe Condon to give them a four point advantage by the thirty fifth minute. However these were to prove their last scores for over twenty minutes and St Leo’s regained the initiative, scoring a goal and three points. It wasn’t looking good for the Munster champions and some wayward passing up front made the prospect of reaching the final remote. St Leo’s looked to have secured their place in the decider when they added three more points to leave five points between the sides with four minutes remaining. What they didn’t realise is the Coláiste girls never believe they are beaten and they kept going. The outstanding Aishling Moloney scored a wonderful point from out near the sideline to start the fightback. Rachel Moloney then scrambled home her second goal of the game before on the stroke of full time Roisin Howard scored an excellent point from the most acute angle to level it. St Leo’s were shell shocked and they conceded a needless free in front of the goals which Aishling Moloney converted and then she set up Roisin Howard for the point that sealed the win in the second minute of injury time. St Leo’s launched one last attack but the tireless Megan Burke made a great interception and the final whistle unleashed scenes of fantastic excitement among the Coláiste players, management and supporters. This was an unbelievable team performance full of guts, courage, and skill and they can now look forward to an All Ireland final on March 31st against Tyrone opposition Loreto Grammer School from Omagh. The dream of back-to-back All Irelands lives on.