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The under 16 Girls football team in Coláiste Oiriall who received their Ulster winners’ medals from Aoife Mac Anespie at a buffet function in the Westenra Hotel. Tá Deirdre Nic Cionnaith agus Orla Ní Riada, comhbhainisteoirí na foirne sa ghrianghraf fosta.

Many congratulations to Cathal de Paor, Glen Road, Monaghan town who has received recognition from the Minister of Education for the essay he wrote in his Junior Certificate Irish paper last year.

Coláiste Oiriall End of Year ceremony and presentation of Awards was held in the Garage Theatre last Thursday afternoon. The five nominees for Mac Léinn na hIdirbhliana (TY Student of the Year) were Éadaoin Ní Labhra, Katie Ní Chléire Eimear Nic Con Midhe, Tara Ní Chianáin, Eimear Nic Cionna and the winner was a delighted and shocked Tara Ní Chianáin. Sarah Louise Nic Gafraidh received Gradam Spiorad na hIdirbhliana (Spirit of TY Award). Other awards presented were:

At the recent Comóradh Imeachta na Séú Bliana or the 6th Year Farewell function in Coláiste Oiriall attended by staff, Leaving Certificate students and their parents, Príomhoide, Brendan Ó Dufaigh, complimented the students on their ongoing contribution to the school during their six years in post-primary education in the school.

Coláiste Oiriall’s project in the One Good Idea competition, spearheaded by an Muinteoir Chle Bhreathnach, entitled Cuma Mhaith Orm, Cuma Mhaith Ort (You Look Good, I Look Good), was one of twenty schools out of 200 entries nationwide who recently reached the national finals and won €500.

Déanann Coláiste Oiriall comhghairdeas ó chroí le Amy Ní Amaill, a member of the Glaslough Harriers AC and a Leaving Certificate student in the school. For the second year running she is double All-Ireland champion.

Amy Ní Amaill took silver in the 800m at the Celtic Games in Scotland and was a member of the 4 x 100m Irish relay team who wins gold on the same day.

Bhí siad ar siúl in Albain ag tús mhí Lúnasa agus ghlac sí páirt sa rás 800 meadar agus rásaí sealaíochta in eadán reathaithe as Albain agus an Bhreatain Bheag.

 25% of the Coláiste Oiriall Leaving Certificate class received 500 CAO points or more in comparison to the national average of 10% and thus are in the top 10% nationally. 63% of the Coláiste Oiriall Leaving Certificate class received more than 400 CAO points in comparison to the national average of 33%.

Coláiste Oiriall has again been named as the top school in Ulster by The Sunday Times for student progression to universities based on data from 30 third level institutions over the last three academic years. This is the fourth time they have been placed at number one in Ulster in the past five years.

 A selection of third level courses accepted by outgoing Coláiste Oiriall Leaving Certificate students include Physics and Astronomy, DCU; History and Politics, Trinity College; Music and Irish, University of Ulster; Physics, Music and Politics, Maynooth University; Business, UCD; Business, Maynooth University; Actuarial Maths, DCU; Humanities, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick; Nutrition, UCD and Business through Irish, DCU

Déanann muid comhghairdeas ó chroí le daltaí Choláiste Oiriall a fuair a gcuid torthaí Teastais Shoisearaigh an tseachtain seo chuaigh thart. Bhí siad ar fheabhas ar fad.

The following sixteen students received 80 higher level As and 72 higher level Bs between them from ten subjects each

Eagróidh Cumann Tuismitheoirí Choláiste Oiriall caint leis an siceolaí áitiúil, Shane Martin ar an Luan seo chugainn ag 7.30 pm. Pléifidh sé an t-ábhar tuismitheoireacht dearfach. Reáchtálfar cruinniú gairid chinnbhlliana na dtuismitheoirí i ndiaidh na cainte chun coiste a thoghadh don chéad scoilbhliana eile.

As part of the Transition Year programme in Coláiste Oiriall, Daithí Mac Carthaigh, Barrister, delivered a one day Law workshop in Irish recently. He focused on criminal law culminating with the re-enactment of a High Court criminal case. Ó chlé: Daithí Mac Carthaigh, triur dalta Idirbhliana Sadhb, Caoimhe,  Ellen agus an Príomhoide.

Bhí spraoi agus cuideachta go leor ag daltaí Choláiste Oiriall nuair a reáchtáladh an Lá Spóirt agus aimsir ghlórmhar ghrianmhar ann. Bhí idir shugradh agus dáiríre sna rásai agus chothaigh sé an-spiorad i measc daltaí.

Rinne an tEaspag Liam Mac Daid DD, aifreann a cheiliúradh i gColáiste Oiriall le gairid. Seo an chéad uair a thug sé cuairt ar an scoil. B’iad Cathal de Paor agus Niamh Ní Chiaráin, na hArdchinnirí, a léigh na léachtaí. B’iad na daltaí chéad bhliana seo a leanas a rinne guí an phobail: Jane Nig Fhinn, Ciara Ní Chonghaile, Liam Ó Faoláin, Saloni Arya, Rory Mac Cléire agus Niamh de Paor.

Coláiste Oiriall TY students got the opportunity to visit the Armagh Planetarium as part of their Science module. Armagh Planetarium is the only place in Ireland where you can experience the amazing 360o digital theatre.

Roghnaíodh triúr as gach scoil le bheith mar bhaill de Chomhairle na nÓg a bhí ar siúl in Ostán an Westenra inniu. Roghnaíodh roinnt daoine fosta le hionadaíocht a dhéanamh ar shon eagraíochtaí mar Foróige. Seo a leanas an ceathrar a roghnaíodh as Coláiste Oiriall: Leah Ní Mhurchú, Aimee Ní Bhraonáin, Niamh Nic Aonasa agus Seán Mac Cionna.

Bhuaigh an fhoireann sóisearach díospóireacht Gael-Linn tráthnóna. Ba iad na cainteoirí Rossa Nic Giolla Sheanáin, Isabelle Zechner agus Colm Ó Ruanaidh. Labhair siad in eadán an rúin “go bhfuil a gcearta a bhfáil ag mná i gcúrsaí spóirt in Éirinn” Fuair Gaelcholáiste Lú fríd go dtí an chéad bhabhta eile fosta.

Coláiste Oiriall has launched its first Spelling Bee which will take place in the Garage Theatre after Halloween. Five teams of four spellers on each team, drawn from the 1st Year, 2nd Year, 3rd Year and 4th Year students, will take part in the contest. The event is adapted from the successful Easons Spelling Bee concept at primary school level in association with the Ryan Tubridy Radio 1 show.

Coláiste Oiriall 1st Year Girls won the county Futsal competition in the Phoenix Centre in Carrickmacross last Wednesday when the defeated teams from Our Lady’s, Castleblayney, Collegiate School, Monaghan and Inver College, Carrickmacross.