Calasanctius College Oranmore 19 - 16 Coláiste Baile Chláir
Calasanctius College claimed the honours in the Connacht Junior Development Cup after a nail-biting final in the Sportsground on Wednesday 22nd March. The Calasanctius team took on Claregalway in a tough and strongly contested final. We took a commanding lead in the opening half. The first try came after an extended period of pressure with Shane Cotter touching down. Bill Walsh added a second from close range soon after as captain David McCarthy kicked both conversions. At half time our junior team were leading 14-3. Claregalway made a strong start to the second half and entering the last 10 minutes they had pulled it back to 14-11. Calasanctius scored with a try from Lucas Joyce and in the closing minutes to lead 19-11. Claregalway finished strong with a try to bring the final score to 19-16. A victorious Calasanctius College lifted the cup to mark a proud day for both players and management. Congrats to all involved.
Students Leaders Congress In UL
A group of 54 students attended the Students Leaders Congress in UL on Wednesday 18th Jan. The day is a huge event organised by Cycle Against Suicide and is attended by thousands of students. The focus of the day is mental health and delivering home the message "its ok not to be ok and its absolutely ok to ask for help". The day involved many celebrities including Dustin, Gerry Duffy and Dr. Eddie Murphy, bands and dj s and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Calasanctius College is an Ambassador school for Cycle Against Suicide which is all part of our mission in promoting positive mental health in our school.
This coming Saturday 21.1.17 Calasanctius College student Ronan Manning will line out for the Republic of Ireland against Austrailia. Well done Ronan and the best of luck!
Congratulations to Karl Eastwood & Maggie Gibaldo who recently received their Prestigious Gold John Paul 2 awards in NUIG chapel. Pictured here with Aine O Connell from Calasanctius College, who initiated the programme.
Calasanctius College received a special Green schools travel flag and certificate for being involved in a car free day last May along with 6 other schools in Galway City. We were the only secondary school that received the flag. Look out for our next Car free day the 16 th December