Last Friday our fifth and sixth year art students travelled to Limerick for their annual art history appreciation trip. They began by visiting Limerick City Gallery where they toured Elizabeth McGill’s exhibition, ‘Headland’. Following this, they made their way to the Hunt Museum to view both its permanent collection and the temporary exhibition of the works of Jack B. Yeats and Paul Henry, entitled ‘ Contrasting Visions of Ireland ‘. The students really enjoyed the contrast between the two galleries and in particular the chance to view the paintings of two Irish masters in the Hunt Museum.
Geography Field Trip
On Monday, the 18th of September our sixth year geography pupils travelled to Tramore to carry out an investigation into coastal erosion. While there, they conducted a cliff investigation and a wave survey and these practical studies will now form the basis of their Leaving Certificate projects. The project is worth 20 % of the overall marks on offer and so this field trip is a crucial element of their geography course.
First Year Hurling League
The final of the first year hurling league was played in the Railway Field last Tuesday afternoon and saw the team from 1E, captained by Darragh Fitzpatrick overcome their rivals from 1B in what was a very entertaining game. The final was the culmination of a series of games which have been played at lunch times over the last number of weeks. Teams from our five classes each played four league games before the leading teams faced off in the final. The league is a great way to give playing time to as many students as possible and this year over eighty of our first years participated.
Preparations for upcoming championship games continued last week with the Harty hurlers travelling to Fermoy to test themselves against St. Colman’s on Wednesday while the Dean Ryan panel hosted Kilkenny C.B.S. on the same day. The under-14s were also in action, getting their season under way on Friday afternoon with a challenge game against Cistercian College, Roscrea.
Our Munster Senior Cup players had their first run out of the season last Thursday, playing Colaiste Mhuire in a challenge match in Peake Villa. This was a good opportunity to give players some game time and over the course of the ninety minutes twenty boys got the opportunity to represent the school on the soccer field. Hopefully the game will stand them in good stead for their upcoming group games against Colaiste Dun Iascaigh and Nenagh C.B.S.
The school will hold its open evening for incoming first year students on Thursday next, the 5th of October. Parents and prospective students will be given the opportunity to inspect the school’s impressive facilities as well as the chance to meet the staff. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will be a good opportunity for sixth class boys to familiarise themselves with life in a modern, progressive secondary school.