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Annual American Exchange

Coláiste Chiaráin pupils are getting ready to travel to the USA on Saturday morning! The excited students are packed and ready to go, as part of our annual American Exchange with Spring Ford Senior High School, Philadelphia. Headmaster Mr. Noel Malone and Mr. Matt Kelly will be travelling with the students over the next two weeks! Pictured are the group who are about to embark on this wonderful experience!! We wish them a safe and fulfilling journey!! Watch this space for frequent updates!!

Rotary Youth Leadership 2011

Interviews for the Rotary Youth Leadership competition took place on 11/11/11. The program
aims to identify and support young people who demonstrate leadership qualities. Six students took part in the school interviews to determine who will represent the school at the club final Monday at the Strand Hotel, Limerick.
The interview panel from the Limerick Thomond Rotary club where extremely impressed by the candidates who did the school proud. The six candidates were:
Aoife Costello, Brian Gabbett McNamara, Janet O'Carroll, Sarah O'Farrell, Maria Power & Alexander Storey-Cosgrave.
There was very little to choose between the candidates but Alexander Story-Cosgrave narrowly edged out the others. He will compete in the club final on Monday and if successful go on to compete in the regional final at the Greenhills Limerick on Wednesday 16th.
If successful at the area final Alex will be jetting off to the European Parliament Strasbourg to take part in the Euroscola Programme early next year. The winners debate major EU issues in the European Parliament Building with 600 other students from most countries across the European Union. The winners, representing Rotary International in Ireland at Euroscola Day in Strasbourg, will be making new friends, experiencing challenges and having plenty of fun throughout the LDP Week.
The competition runs every year so be sure to contact Mr. Power if you wish to enter next year. Rotary is an organisation that aims to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Special thanks once again to Mr. Fergus Quinlivan and Mr. Tony Brazil who facilitated the schools entry to the competition.

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Congratulations to our PLC Graduates

Coláiste Chiaráin’s Further Education/Post-Leaving Certificate graduations took place in the South Court hotel on Wednesday 16th November. The night consisted of students graduating with impressive results in; Childcare, Horsemanship, Applied Science, Animal Care, Nursing Studies, Healthcare Support and Sport and Recreation. The cap and gown ceremony also featured guest speakers including Ms. Nora Mulcahy. The night was a huge success with thanks to the dedicated teaching staff within Coláiste Chiaráin. Ms. Rio McGonigle, Chris Kiely, Jean O’Farrell, Lisa Horgan and Claire O Shea are course directors in their specialised areas. Congratulations must be given to the students who were recipients of Special Awards for excellence in their subject who are pictured. Overall it was a fantastic evening! The students did themselves and Coláiste Chiaráin proud! We are currently accepting applications for 2012/2013 courses. Log into our website (www.cco.ie) or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Information also available on 061-397700.

Coláiste Chiaráin Camogie

Congratulations to Colaiste Chiarain U16 Camogie Team who reached the semi final of the Munster Schools Blitz on Tuesday November 22nd last. Fifteen enthusiastic second and third year students travelled to Mallow Sports Complex and played Ard Colaiste Mhuire, Corbally and Scoil Póil Kilfinane in the group stages. The girls qualified out of the group beating Ard Colaiste Mhuire and Corbally and narrowly losing to Scoil Póil. In the semi final Colaiste Chiarain played Pallaskenry and after three though physical group games and a number of injuries on our side we were defeated by a strong Pallaskenry outfit. There were some very impressive performances from Chloe Murray, Becky McCarthy, Suzanne Malone and Aoife Shanley. The full panel that travelled to Mallow include Shellie Lynch, Oonagh Pierce, Chloe Murray, Becky McCarty, Kyra Hogan, Sarah Cregan, Chloe Marshall, Suzanne Malone, Sarah Lyons Butler, Leah Conway, Fiona Hogan and Aisling Hourigan. Well done girls!!!

Vote Now - Doodle4Google

You have the chance to help pick three out of the six entries for this years Doodle 4 Google competition. Thanks to Mr. Delohery for coordinating the entries - the standard is extremely high!
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To vote, click here and enter the number of Doodle you want to vote for:

u16 Boys Basketball

Well done to our U16 boys team who missed out on a place in the southwest regional final by losing to St Muchins college 33 points to 32 points. The team played excellent and only lost by a three point shot in the last second of the game.Thanks to their coach Mr. Cathal Fitzgerald.

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