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Please note: Closing date for applications - 1pm on 25th October 2017.
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Presentation College Athenry will be holding an information evening for 6th Class students on Thursday 19th October 2017 at 5pm in the school. Parents and sixth class students are welcome to attend.
Cathal Moore, Principal.
First year hurlers after attending a Galway Hurling blitz in Ballindereen on Tuesday 19th September.
Congratulations to 3rd year student, Saoirse Healey pictured here having captained the Galway U14 Soccer team who won the prestigious U14 Gaynor Cup in UL this June. The Gaynor Cup sees girls from all the leagues in Ireland representing their counties in an FAI run tournament played over 4 days. Saoirse led the girls off with a double goal strike in their first game against Wexford before accounting for some strong opposition including the Dublin Metropolitan league who are serial winners of the competition. The final was a first time all Connacht affair against local rivals Sligo-Leitrim which Galway won with 1-0 is a very close game. FAI Chief Executive John Delaney was on hand to present the cup to Saoirse.
Saoirse plays her club football with Cregmore Claregalway FC where she made it an incredible year by also capturing the All Ireland Club u14 title where Saoirse produced another double goal strike in the All –Ireland final to see off the Dublin opposition.
Congratulations to Thady Moran, Calum Carroll and Alex Haugh who represented Galway at the U14 Kennedy Cup held in Limerick over the summer.
The 1st year hurlers began their year by playing a number of challenge games against Tulla Community School, St. Raphael’s College, Loughrea and St. Flannan’s College, Ennis. Due to the large numbers interested in participating in hurling the overall 1st year group was split into two teams with Forms 1 – 4 coming together to create 1 team and Forms 5 – 8 coming together to create another. Doing this at the start of the year allowed everyone who was interested to get plenty of game-time. As the year progressed a 1st year panel was selected from the performances given in these initial games. Further games were organised throughout the year for those who were not selected as part of the Championship panel.
The Connaught 1st Year Hurling Championship kicked off on the 14th March when we played Gort Community School in Clarinbridge. Following a slow start, we gradually started to get on top and goals from Eanna Brady and Adam Stewart along with a 12 point (7 from play) contribution from Gavin Lee meant we pulled away to win comfortably on a scoreline of 2-16 to 2-03.
Our second game was against St. Raphaels College, Loughrea on the 28th April in Craughwell. This time we made an excellent start and early goals from Thady Moran (1) and Cian Shaughnessy (2) meant we were always in control. 2 further goals in the second half from Shaun Gilligan meant we ran out comfortable winners on a scoreline of 5-19 to 1-03.
Our last group game was fixed for 5th May where we took on St. Brigids, Loughrea again in Craughwell. This turned out to be a superb team performance with goals from Shaun Gilligan (4), Cian Shaughnessy (3), Eanna Brady, Adam Stewart, Thady Moran & Ryan O’Donnell giving us a comprehensive victory of 11-13 to 1-04.
The final was fixed for 17th May in Ardrahan against Gort Community School. Having elected to play with the breeze in the 1st half, we built up a 13 point lead by half time with goals from Luke Martyn, Adam Stewart & Shaun Gilligan along with 2 excellent points from play from full-forward Cian Shaughnessy. Gort, with the aid of the breeze in the second half, were unable to break through what was an excellent defensive display and the game was ended as a contest midway through the second half when Cian Shaughnessy and Ryan O’Donnell added 2 further goals. The final score-line on the day was Presentation College Athenry 5-09 Gort C.S. 1-06.
Overall it was an extremely successful year for our 1st year hurlers. They scored a total of 23-57 and conceded 5-16 in their 4 championship outings. They are a team with great potential for the coming years.
Presentation College Athenry 1st Year Panel (Scores 2016/17):- 1. Jamie Burke, 2. Cathal Shaughnessy, 3. Jack Finn, 4. Luke Clarke, 5. Darragh Burke, 6. Luke Martyn (1-0), 7. Ben Haverty, 8. Conor Rooney (0-4), 9. Liam Leen, 10. Adam Stewart (2-1), 11. Gavin Lee (0-30, 0-18f), 12. Eanna Brady (2-0), 13. Thady Moran (2-7), 14. Cian Shaughnessy (6-8), 15. Shaun Gilligan (7-3), 16. Eoghan Hickey, 17. Ryan O’Donnell (2-0), 18. Michael Molloy, 19. Eoghan Burke, 20. Niall Farragher (0-1), 21. Matthew Moloney, 22. Alex Haugh, 23. Mark O’Dwyer, 24. Ronan Jennings (0-4), 25. Hugh McCann, 26. Gabriel McCann.
History was made last Saturday in Lough Rynn Regatta in Co. Leitrim when two girls from Presentation College Athenry were on the winning ladies eight. The two members of the victorious Galway crew were Katie Diviney who rowed in the 2 seat of the 8 and Hannah Lane who had the very challenging task of leading, motivating and steering the boat.
The crew is coached by former international rower, living in Athenry for 20 years, Owen Diviney.