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.
The 5th Year LCVP students were recently the lucky winners of a wonderful prize. They got the opportunity to visit the RDS – the home of Leinster Rugby. The opportunity arose following a donation to assist the work of Barretstown. It was an exciting trip for the students of CPC who went along.
Local fundraising schools meet Leinster trio…
1 May 2012
Gordon D’Arcy, Devin Toner and Sean Cronin in training with David Nolan, from Cross and Passion College, Kilcullen, Co. Dublin, and Lisa Callan, of St. MacDara’s Community College, Templeogue.
On Tuesday afternoon, students from two lucky schools got the opportunity to travel to the RDS and meet Leinster and Ireland trio – and Barretstown ambassadors – Sean Cronin, Gordon D’Arcy and Devin Toner…
These fantastic students have been fundraising for Barretstown and were winners of a competition to meet with the Leinster players.
In Ireland, every week five children are diagnosed with serious illnesses including cancer. Barretstown is a Kildare-based camp uniquely designed for children who have been through a serious illness and their families. Barretstown works to assist in the recovery process through activity based therapy.
Barretstown was chosen as one of the Leinster charities for the 2011/12 season and during the year there have been some fantastic fundraising opportunities culminating in this schools fundraising competition. The pupils were from Cross and Passion, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare and St. MacDara’s Community College Templeogue, Dublin 6W who combined their love of rugby and creativity to help bring even more children to a Barretstown camp.
CEO of Barretstown, Dee Ahearn said,“We are delighted that the Leinster players have given so generously of their time to reward these young fundraisers for doing such a fantastic job raising money for Barretstown. Childhood cancer affects so many families in Ireland each year and through the support of so many schools across Ireland, we can continue to welcome as many campers as possible each year.”
Peter Breen, Media & Communications Manager with Leinster Rugby added, “Leinster Rugby is delighted to lend its support to this competition which helps raise awareness for children and their families who are affected by serious illness as well as the great work that Barretstown do. We would like to congratulate both schools Cross and Passion from Kilcullen, Co. Kildare and St. MacDara’s Community College from Templeogue and at the same time thank all those who entered.”
The Boys Senior Soccer team had a well-deserved win today in the final of the Midlands League against CBS Naas. Both teams played an exciting brand of football and it was CPC Kilcullen who broke the deadlock when Stephen Lawless curled an exquisite chip past the Naas keeper. CBS piled on the pressure then but were unable to find a way through due to some resolute defending. Then Kieran Sheedy popped up with a snap-shot that was rifled home. After half time CPC weathered the expected storm and Chris Fenner scored with a well-taken free kick. He then caught the Naas keeper off-guard with a low accurate shot to the side. So a 4-0 win for a fantastic bunch of footballers. Well done to all concerned, not just those that played today but also those that played their part in getting us to the final. The Champions League awaits!