The U 16’s won the Midlands Final against De La Salle Waterford on Friday 2/12/16 in St Mary’s Hall. Well done lads!

TY students have been busy with science activities. TY students Ben Conroy, Kilian McGannon and Alan Bowe are comparing e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes with their Young Scientist project ‘smoking is killing, vaping is ??’

Well done to third year student Cian MacGearailt who has qualified for the All Ireland Final in the prestigious Poetry Aloud competition. The Semi Final was last week in Dublin and Cian was one of 66 semifinalists who were narrowed down to the last 28 finalists. The final will be in two weeks’ time. We are all wishing him well and very proud of his achievements so far. Watch this space!

Our U16 Basketball Team beat Rathangan in the Semifinal on Monday 25th November. This takes them to the U16 Finals which will be played on Friday 2nd December when they will play De La Salle, Waterford at 11.30.

One of our Transition Years has been selected to participate in the Solicitors of the Future Programme. Only one student from each selected school may be the lucky participant, and Adam Holden will represent our TY class. The 2017 Programme will take place at the Law Society of Ireland in Blackhall Place, Dublin 7, from Tuesday 7 February to Friday 10 February 2017.

Facilitated by Law Society staff, trainee solicitors, and expert practitioners, the activity-based programme features a visit to the Criminal Courts of Justice, a tour of a large commercial firm, expert-led workshops, guest speakers, courtroom activities, a careers seminar and a mock trial.

Open to schools around the country, Solicitors of the Future encourages TY students to consider a career in law and offers an insight into the role of a solicitor in practice. In addition, the programme shows how the law can be relevant to the daily lives of participants and promotes awareness of the legal processes, constitutional principles, and values which underpin the rule of law in Ireland.