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The vast majority of Coláiste Oiriall Leaving Certificate students have received their first choices at third level in the first round offers from the CAO last week. This follows on from the impressive results received by Coláiste Oiriall students in their Leaving Certificate the previous week, T’a muid an-sásta dóibh

 Many congratulations to Charlotte Nic Giolla Chomhaill who has received recognition from the Minister of Education for the essay she wrote in her Junior Certificate Irish paper one last year. Charlotte was one of only four students who received a certificate personally signed by the outgoing Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn T.D. The other three students were from Navan, Dungarvan and an Spidéal, Co. na Gaillimhe.

The following sixteen 4th Year students have just been appointed as cinnirí (prefects) in Coláiste Oiriall: Niamh Ní Chiaráin, Hannah Nic Sceacháin, Katie Ní Chléire, Cathal de Paor, Celine Ní Fhailigh, Laura Ní hUallacháin, Emma Ní Chléirchín, Shane Ó Cinnéide, Éadaoin Ní Labhraí, Deirdre Nic Airt, Tara Ní Chianáin, Caolán Ó Máirtín, Sarah Nic Cionna, Ailíse Nic an Fhailigh, Inza Nic Canna and Seán Ó Ruanaí.

 Déanann muid comhghairdeas ó chroí le daltaí Choláiste Oiriall a fuair a gcuid torthaí Teastais Shoisearaigh. Bhí siad ar fheabhas ar fad. 50 students or 70% of those who sat the examination in Coláiste Oiriall received As at Higher Level Irish and again 50 students or 70% did Higher level Maths of which 78% received an A, B or C. 86 % or 61 students did Higher level English of which all students received an A, B or C with the exception of two students. 

Aoibhín Nic Gabhann, a Transition Year student in Coláiste Oiriall, has won the winning prize in the 11-14 years old category of the prestigious RTE Guide-Puffin Ireland Short Story competition. Her story entitled ‘Minute of Decay’ was published in the edition of the RTE Guide of 14-20 June. She won a gift set of books from Puffin. Aoibhín’s photograph appeared in the magazine that same week.

Thug beirt dalta is seasca Idirbhliana Choláiste Oiriall cuairt ar Newgrange le gairid, 31 acu lá amháin agus 31 acu lá eile, áit a chonaic siad iontaisí ag dul siar go dtí 3000 bliain roimh Chríost. Tá cuairt ar Newgrange fite fuaite le Stair agus le hEalaín agus is iontach an áis í ar leic an dorais. Is turas bliantúil é do dhaltaí Idirbhliana Choláiste Oiriall.

On Monday a group from our TY Green Schools Committee, an Coiste Glas, took a trip to McElvaneys Waste and Recycling Centre based in Scotch Corner, Castleblaney, and then on to Shabra Plastics, Castleblaney, as part of their Green School’s campaign.

Accompanied by one of their Green Schools co-ordinators, Múinteoir Chloe Bhreathnach, the students were given

Thug ranganna Idirbhliana Choláiste Oiriall cuairt ar an Phlainéadlann in Ard Mhacha le déanaí mar chuid de mhodúl Réalteolaíochta a dhéantar sa scoil. Ghlac na daltaí páirt i gceardlann seoladh roicéid, bhí deis acu amharc ar scannán san amharclann dhigiteach faoin fhéidireacht nithe beo a bheith ar phlainéad eile agus bhain siad sult as na taispeántais shuimiúla laistigh den ionad agus lasmuigh san Astropark.

Chuaigh foireann díospóireachta sóisearach Gaeilge Choláiste Oiriall go Rath Cairn i nGaeltacht na Mí ar an Luan, áit a bhuaigh siad a mbealach ar aghaidh go dtí an chéad bhabhta eile de Chomórtas Díospóireachta Uí Chadhain a reáchtálann Gael-Linn.

Coláiste Oiriall senior Art students, accompanied by their teacher, Múinteoir Faela Mhic Dhomhnaill, visited the Old Library in Trinity College on Tuesday to view the famous Book of Kells. The Book of Kells is celebrated for its lavish decoration. The manuscript contains the four Gospels in Latin and is written on vellum.

Reáchtáladh cruinniú cinnbhliana Chumann Tuismitheoirí an tseachtain seo chuaigh thart. Tugadh caint an-suimiúil mar gheall ar shláinte intinne agus toghadh coiste nua i ndiaidh na cainte.

Coláiste Oiriall Parents’ Association held their AGM last Thursday night.

D’fhreastail tríocha cuig dalta soisearach o Cholaiste Oiriall ar bhlitz camogaiochta agus iomanaiochta a bhi ar siúl sa Chlochan an tseachtain seo chuaigh thart. B’iad an Muinteoir Micheal O Suilleabháin agus an Múinteoir Chloe Bhreathnach a bhí ina gcuideachta. Bhain siad an-sult as an fheasta spóirt, a bhuiochas sin do Bhord an Chontae.

Seo a leanas cuid de na grianghraif a thóg na cinnirí ag Coisir Samhna na chéad agus na dara bliana a bhí ar siúl thuas staighre in Amharclann an Gharáiste ar an Aoine.

Coláiste Oiriall fundraising campaign to buy a 34 seater bus is in full swing and the Parents’ Association and the school are delighted with the support of parents so far. We are asking all remaining families to pay a one off subscription towards the cost of this bigger bus.

Tá Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna an Chabháin agus Mhuineacháin ag súil le scaifte mór a bheith i láthair ag an Taispeantas Gairmeachta a bheas ar siul i gColaiste Oiriall ar an Cheadaoin, 26 Samhain. Beidh an la buntaistiúil do dhaltaí agus iad ag roghnú cúrsaí agus coláistí tríú leiabheál sna míonna atá romhainn.

Three former Coláiste Oiriall students, Andriú Mac Siacais, Aimée Ní Ghallchóir and Caoimhe Ní Ghallchóir, received Entrance Scholarships at a function in Maynooth University on Monday night. The scholarship is awarded to students admitted with 525 points or more and the value of the award is €1,000.

Tá sé fógraithe ag Cumann Peil Gael na mBan Uladh go bhfuil gradam Sárimreora le bronnadh ar Ellen Ní Bhriain – an chéad uair a bronnadh a mhacasamhail de ghradam ar dhalta ó Choláiste Oiriall. Déanann gach duine i gColáiste Oiriall comhghairdeas ó chroí le Ellen.

Coláiste Oiriall Girls under 16 basketball team who will play in the Basketball Ireland North East Regional Final on 9th, 10th or 11th December against Scoil Mhuire, Longford after victories over St. Vincent’s, Dundalk and Our Lady’s, Castleblayney. The under 19 Girls will also play in the Regional League final on the same date against the same opposition. Sa ghrianghraf thuas ar chúl ó chlé: Micha

Twenty two first year students in Coláiste Oiriall have raised the massive sum of €1,300 under the supervision of their English teacher, Múinteoir Aoife Nic Liam. Students who deserve special mention for substantial sums collected are Hannah Nic Eindrí, Eoghan Ó Cianáin, Doireann Ní Cheallaigh, Caoileann de Blaca, Ava Ní Mhaoildearg, Dylan Ó Ceallaigh, Niamh Ní Mhaolábhail.

A mention also to the six students in rang Roisin who collected €200 with the help of their teacher, Múinteoir Brian de Grannt.

Coláiste Oiriall Girls under 19 Girls B basketball team defeated Loreto on Stephen’s Green by 42 points to 36 last Thursday. Oiriall was losing by 10 points to two in the first quarter due to poor free throw line shooting. They improved dramatically as the match evolved with great personal displays by Morgan Nic Cionna and Ellen Ní Bhriain.