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Success for Senior Hurlers

Congratulations to the Senior Hurling team who beat St. Munchins College in the first round of the county championship yesterday on a score line of 1-14 to 1-13. Thanks to their coaches Mr. Colm Hanley and Mr. Richie Flannery.

Anti-Bullying Awareness Week

Coláiste Chiaráin is in the middle of its annual “Anti-Bullying Awareness Week”. Coláiste Chiaráin takes a positive role in dealing with bullying issues. The school has a Personal Safety Board (P.S.B.) which is made up of 23 teachers who investigate any complaints. This team, which is coordinated by Ms. Mairead Murphy, has been in existence for over 7 years and has proved to be very helpful and successful in rectifying any bullying instances. Coláiste Chiaráin takes the issue of bullying very seriously and to have a team within the school to pay particular attention to this matter is excellent.

The school’s “Anti Bullying Awareness Week” consists of lesson plans dealing with the issue of bullying, video presentations, guest speaker (Humourfit theatre group), art and poetry competitions and a survey to be completed by students.

Watch this space for updates and photos

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal!!

Attention all students!!! Please read the following and fill a shoe box!! Bring your filled boxes to the staffroom for Ms. Casey and Ms. Murphy Hanley! It's a very worthy cause!!! Thanks!


  • Get an average size shoebox (or a plastic storage container would also be great), and wrap it with Christmas paper. Please wrap the box and lid separately
  • Choose who you’d like to receive your gift – a boy or a girl, in one of three age groups:   2-4 years, 5-9 years or 10-14 years
  • Cut out the appropriate sticker from our promotional leaflet, available from your local teams, or by calling 01 2940222 (or download it from this website), and stick it to the top of your box
  • Fill your box with appropriate gifts
  • Include €3* (in the attached envelope, either on top of the gifts, or taped to the inside of the lid).
  • Close the box with an elastic band, but please don’t seal it with tape, as we need to check it
  • Drop the box into your local drop off point before November 11th.

* Your €3 goes towards the promotion, transport, processing and distribution of your shoebox. Anything extra you can give is very welcome and will be used by Team Hope in our year round work with similar needy children and families in the same countries.


Please put in a selection of small gifts from the options below: (but out of respect for the children we ask that all items be new, or good as new)

TO WRITE - Items for school – like a pen, pencil, copy book, paper, colouring book, felt pens, sharpener, eraser, solar calculator.

TO WASH - Some hygiene items – toothbrush and toothpaste, soap (wrapped please), facecloth, hairbrush, comb.

TO WEAR - Small clothing items – a hat, scarf, gloves, socks or underwear

WOW ! - A treat – sunglasses, game, small Irish gift, a photo of yourself, sweets (must be in date until at least March 2012), make up, a small musical instrument, toys like a doll, a car, cuddly toy, skipping rope, yo-yo, a finger puppet.


Food (apart from sweets), chocolate, medicines of any kind,  war related items, large clothing items, anything breakable, any liquids that could spill or freeze,  sharp items, scary things (like halloween stuff, or skull and crossbones or books with words.


Well done to our u-16 boys basketball team who defeated Cresent Comprehensive School 39 to 30
Victory was also secured against St. Enda's school by 30  to 17.
Our boys are now top of the league so far!! Well Done!

Congratulations also to Adam Barry and Stephen O'Shea, pictured below, who have been picked for the Southwest Regional under 15 basketball team!

Girls Gaelic Football

Please note that training will take place Monday after school at 4 o'clock with Mr. Browne for under 16 1/2.

Senior Hurlers

Please note that training will take place after school on Tuesday with Mr. Hanley for all Senior Hurlers.

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