Dean through to All-Ireland Boxing.

Dean WardFirst Year student, Dean Ward, from the St Ailbhe’s Boxing Club, won the County finals in West Side, Galway in February to progress to the Connacht finals, which were held in Oughterard last weekend. Dean won  in his category and will now represent his club at the All-Ireland competition later this month, which will be held in the National Stadium, Dublin.
Congratulations to Dean and we wish him the very best of luck!

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St. Jarlath’s through to Connacht Final Debating

Connacht semi-final All Ireland Debating 2014On Wednesday evening, 26 March, two teams representing St. Jarlath`s College contested the Connacht semi-final of the All- Ireland Schools debating competition. Having won the prestigious All-Ireland second-level title in 2011 St. Jarlath`s boasts a recent run of success. Stephen Moriarty, a 5th year student, paired with Adam Cronin from the Junior Certificate year. A second team, Oisin Donnellan and James Glynn, both Junior Certificate students, also worked in tandem. The motion ” That this house believes that forced labour is an acceptable form of punishment ” was indeed challenging.
However, all four Jarlath`s boys delivered fine responses that resulted in both teams securing their passage to the Connacht final due to be held on Wednesday 2 April. This great achievement means that the school will eagerly await the final hopeful of further success.

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Fifth Year Agricultural Science Farm Visit.

Class photo 1The 5th year Agricultural Science class recently visited The Massmore Dairy Farm as part of their Farm Enterprise Project accompanied by teachers Pat Qualter, Michael Talty and George Moran. The farm is run by the Martin family, brothers John, Michael, James, Patrick, who are all past students of our college, and father TJ. This is the second year that the college has visited the Martin farm who are always very welcoming and accommodating.

 

 

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First Year Championship Win

Sjc 1st yrs 017St. Jarlath`s 5-9   St. Gerald`s 2-6
After a league campaign that saw many highs and lows in terms of results, a vibrant SJC 1st year team produced their finest performance to date this year in beating a strong St. Gerald`s outfit in their first championship outing.
Friday 21st March in the GAA centre in Ballyhaunis witnessed an absorbing encounter between two very committed teams in extremely adverse conditions. In the face of sleet, rain and a fluctuating breeze the young Jarlath`s lads nevertheless endeavoured to play the traditional Jarlath`s good, fast attacking football; while staging a strong rearguard action at the back. The speedy astro surface poses many challenges, but all starting 15 and substitutes coped admirably well in this regard- indeed the impact of several substitutes on the pattern of play in the 2nd half was one of the most pleasing aspects of a heartening victory.
With the aid of the breeze SJC built up a lead of 2-5 to 0-1 at half-time. A fine finish to the net from Keelan Creavan and an eye-catching point from distance by Sean Raftery arguably the highlights. But it was a blistering start to the second period that would prove decisive; Jarlath`s struck for a rapid 2-3 in the opening 5 minutes of this half and thereafter coped very well with the conditions in consolidating a lead that would keep them in charge to the final whistle. It is worth noting however that Gerald`s provided a stiff challenge throughout the game and it was a hard-earned victory for the Jarlath`s boys. Captain for St. Jarlath’s boys was Keith Boyle and his tenacious performance was one of many for his team on the day.
St. Jarlath`s will return to the Ballyhaunis venue for the 1st year A championship semi-final against Rice College Westport, week ending 28/3/14. Match photos here.

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Ryan Mangan’s work selected for Irish Times!

BNWCongratulations to Leaving Cert student, Ryan Mangan, whose poem ” Nursing Home” has been selected for publication in the Irish Times supplement “Fighting Words”.
A couple of months ago Ryan submitted his work to be included in this supplement, which is “Fighting Words”  third annual magazine. Ryan’s poem will feature with a collection of  about thirty various pieces, from inspired  secondary school students all around Ireland.
Ryan, a repeat student, discovered writing himself this year, he said “ I began writing a short story every week and surely began to love it. I could write about exciting characters and events that stemmed from my own previous instances and exaggerate them into entertaining work”.
Ryan is delighted with the idea of getting his work selected , especially as he is new to writing and the piece to be published is his first poem. The supplement is due out with the Irish Times in May.
Ryan is pictured here, on the left, with Kieran Donohue and Joe Lowry. The three boys are due to take to the stage the stage in the Black Box Theatre, Galway, on Tuesday, April 1st, for the Inspireland regional poetry finals.

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