The CPC school community enjoyed the annual sports day. Thanks to an improvement in the weather, this enjoyable event got the go ahead this week (having had to be postponed last week). It was a fun experience for the students.
Thanks to all who contributed to the day. The PE Department worked very hard to make it all possible.
Well done to all the students in the school who collected awards today in our annual Awards Day presentation. Thanks also to everyone who contributed to making it such a memorable and enjoyable occasion. Awards were presented for quite a number of categories … Academic Excellence, Application to Study, Student Council, Music, Prefects, Attendance, Subject Areas and Sport. We had a special guest (Kildare senior county footballer and past pupil Fionn Dowling) on hand to present the Sports Awards and honour our All Ireland winning Senior Girls Football Team (who were fittingly awarded Team of the Year).
The Principal’s Prize (Senior) was shared by Deirdre Conway and Aaron McLoughlin Sutherland – it marked their contributions to school life in CPC over six years. Congratulations to both students – most deserving winners! The Principal’s Prize (Junior) went to another deserving winner in Katelyn Hegarty-Kelly. An award (in the memory of Leo Brennan) went to Kate Kelly for her achievements during her time in CPC.
Well done to the Girls Basketball team and their coach Mr Wheeler on reaching the All Ireland Final. Unfortunately they came up short against a very good Castleknock team in the National Basketball Arena today.
Many students and staff attended the game in support of the girls. There was a good atmosphere in the arena as the crowd cheered on the CPC girls.
There was a warm welcome for the players and coach when they arrived back in school this afternoon.
It was great to have the opportunity to be involved in such a final and everyone in the school is very proud of the team and coach.
The students and teachers engaged in a variety of games as part of our annual CPC Sports Day. The weather was favourable and it was a most pleasant afternoon. A big thank you to everyone (the PE dept in particular) who contributed to making it such an enjoyable experience. Well done to all the students who participated in the sporting activities and to the teachers for organising and supervising them.
The school would like to congratulate past pupil Jennifer Murphy on her fantastic success as an integral part of the Irish Women’s rugby team. She plays centre for the team who won the Triple Crown last week. This also qualifies the team for the World Cup. Jenny was a sporting star in the school (L.C. 2008) and we wish her the best of luck in trying to win the Grand Slam!
The Cadette B Girls basketball team were unlucky in their All-Ireland qualifying tournament in Sligo at the weekend where they came up against strong teams from Oughterard, Sligo and Dungannon. They gave it their all but were eventually eliminated. Well done to all concerned, including (slow)Coach Wheeler and the parents who drove the players to the tournament.
The Senior Boys had an exhilarating win on Wednesday last when they overcame Naas CBS on a 6-1 scoreline. The game started off on a high note for CPC when the Naas keeper failed to stop a speculative shot from Chris Fenner. This settled our lads who continued to press and built up what looked like a commanding lead with goals from Lorcan O’ Rourke and an especially fine team effort finished by Sean O’ Brien. However Naas were given a lifeline with a goal just before half time. This was further compounded when they were awarded a penalty for what seemed like an innocuous challenge in the box. However keeper Richie Reddan made a fantastic save. After the break the next score was to be crucial and CPC took the opportunity, which knocked Naas back. They lost their composure at this stage and had a man sent-off. In the meantime CPC had lost Abdel to a nasty head wound. Chris Fenner finished the scoring with two lovely-taken lobs over the advancing keeper. Well done to all on a fantastic effort over the past 4 months.
Panel: Richie Reddan, Conor O’ Sullivan, Abdel Babiker, Sean O’ Brien, Dean Hill, Aaron Fattore, Ronan Dempsey, Ben Merrins, Brian Doran, Chris Fenner, Lorcan O’ Rourke, Kieron Domican, Andrew Talt, Hayden Rooney, Sean T. Ryan, Kevin O’ Neill, Joe Carey, Deane O’ Neill, Daire Noone.
Congratulations to Kelvin McNally & Adam Phelan, 6th Year, who were presented with their Leinster VEC GAA medals on Wednesday evening in St. Farnan’s, Prosperous. Kildare captain Johnny Doyle presented the lads with their medals and commended them on their success as they reached the All-Ireland final in the competition. Unfortunately, they were beaten by a point by a very strong Cork side on the day. We wish them every success in their future sporting careers.