A big thank you to Des O'Reilly, our sixth and final Careers and Guidance Spring Talks 2022 presenter from the Galway Campus of the Atlantic Technological University. Des spoke to a selection of Senior Cycle students about the range of Engineering Courses available for September 2022.
A big thank you to Anthony Finnerty, our fifth Careers and Guidance Spring Talks 2022 presenter from the Galway Technical Institute (GTI). Anthony spoke to a selection of Senior Cycle students about the range of PLC Courses available for September 2022.
A big thank you to Tom Costello, our fourth Careers and Guidance Spring Talks 2022 presenter from Solas. Tom spoke to a selection of Senior Cycle students about the range of Apprenticeships available for September 2022.
A big thank you to NUI Galway, our third Careers and Guidance Spring Talks 2022 presenters from the College who spoke to a selection of Senior Cycle students about the range of courses in the Arts and Commerce faculties in NUIG.
A big thank you to Orla Fitzpatrick, our second Careers and Guidance Spring Talks 2022 presenter from Galway Community College. Orla spoke to a selection of Senior Cycle students about the range of PLC courses in Galway CC.
A big thank you to Michael Geraghty, our first Careers and Guidance Spring Talks 2022 presenter from Byrne Mech. Michael spoke to a selection of Leaving Cert students about careers in the manufacturing sector with Byrne Mech who are based in Athenry, Co. Galway.
South Connacht Cross Country
The South Connachts cross country took place in Bushfield Loughrea on the 26th and 27th of January.
The minor girls took home a team silver medal. The team consisted of Isobelle Conroy, Ciara Farrell, Lillian Walsh, Ciara O Connor, Charlotte Loughnane, Abbie O Toole, Kate Murtagh, Nora Brady
Rian Collins placed 4th in the Minor Boys race and along with Conor Joyce qualified for the Connacht finals
In the Junior boys race Conor Byrne and Keelan Moorhead qualified to the next round
The Senior boys took home gold in the team event, with Oisin Davis winning individual gold and Ross McGuinness winning individual bronze.
The Senior boys team consisted of Oisin Davis, Ross McGuinness, Anthony Boyle, Luke Forde
Emily Miskella placed 4th in the Senior girls race, and along with Grace Leen qualified for the Connacht finals.
Our students took part in the Connacht cross country finals in Loughrea on Sunday 6th of February in tough conditions. The minor girls team ran their heart out placing 6th in the team event.
Rian Collins placed 5th in the minor boys race and has qualified for the All Ireland finals.
The senior boys team took home the Connacht shield by winning the team event. The team consisted of: Oisin Davis, Ross McGuinness, Anthony Boyle, Luke Forde
Oisin Davis put in a fine performance by winning the individual race with great ease.
Emily Miskella placed 6th in the Senior Girls race.
Rian, Emily and the Senior boys team will now head to Belfast on the 12th of March for the All Ireland cross country.
Congratulations to PCA senior hurlers on winning the Connacht A final on Saturday v Gort CS. It was a hard fought game in atrocious conditions and great credit is due to both teams for the high standard of hurling. Final score PCA 1-12 Gort CS 1-09.
PCA will now play Ard Scoil Rís from Limerick in the all-Ireland quarter final on the 19th of February.
Pres Athenry Senior camogie team overcame Loreto College Kilkenny in a dramatic sudden-death shoot-out to reach the All- Ireland final. An epic tussle in horrendous conditions ended level after both normal and extra-time, resulting in a shootout where both teams took 45's. In sudden death Pres emerged victorious 4-3. Cashel CS now await in the All Ireland on a date and venue to be announced.
Presentation College Athenry retained their Senior camogie title in a tense, hard- fought victory over St Brigid's Loughrea on Friday in Ballinderreen. The final scoreline of 1-13 to 0-6 was a reflection of an excellent last quarter from the Pres girls who responded to St Brigid's pressure with a decisive scoring burst. Next up for the Pres will be an All Ireland semi final against Leinster opposition in the new year. Well done to the girls and their coaches Eoin O'Sullivan and Maria Cooney.
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