7th December 2012


Sixth year business and accountancy students from CCA had a very enjoyable day last week when they were invited to visit DIT school of business by Laura Cuddihy, a marketing lecture at the college. The students were afforded the opportunity to visit a vast array of marketing, economics, accounting and management lectures and experience first-hand the life of a first year student at DIT. The students really enjoyed the day and are now in the process of completing their CAO forms. 


Congratulations to the Senior boys’ soccer team for their great win against Coláiste Chill Mhantáin. 3-1 was the final score with goals from Aaron Byrne, Luke Martin and Jack Moran Lowry. Man of the match was captain Ciaran Lawless who played very well in defence. The quarter final will be played shortly and we wish the team best of luck. A great win also for the under 15 boys’ soccer team against Gaelcoláiste na Mara, Arklow. The team won 3-2, with goals from Ryan Heffernan, Ben Fleming and a last minute winner from captain Kenneth Turner. Well done to all the team. Man of the Match was Jack Bellamy of second year. 


Hard luck to the Junior Camogie team who lost against Dominican College, Wicklow recently. It was a great team effort but was not to be our day! Training continues for all players on Mondays 4 – 5pm. Many thanks to Ms Donnelly for her work with the team.


A fantastic result for our under 17 footballers who had a great victory over New Ross CBS in the second round of the Leinster Cup last Wednesday. A superb team performance, the lads showed a great work ethic and played some excellent football, to run out comfortable winners on a scoreline of 6-0. Goals coming from Aaron Byrne, Ross Davis, Michael Doyle, Dillon Carthy and Ciaran Daly (two). We now go onto play Presentation College, Bray in the next round. Best of luck to the team and thanks to Mr Morahan for his support of the players. 


Congratulations to Killian Carlin Hannon of Second year, who won a gold medal in the Irish Taekwon-do Open in Blanchardstown recently. Killian is a rising star in Irish Taekwon-do, and recently came first in his category in a European youth event in Barcelona. Killian is a member of East Coast Taekwon-do and has won several competitions in Ireland and the UK already. He is now building on his success to compete in the European championships in Barcelona next year. Well done Killian and we look forward to following your achievements in the future. 


Many thanks to the parents and students who attended our parent-teacher-student meeting for Second year students last Thursday. It was a great opportunity for parents and guardians of our Second year students to meet teachers, along with students, to discuss their academic and personal progress at school. The parent-teacher-student format allows for the student to take an active part in discussions about their studies and progress at school, and allows them to take personal responsibility for their actions and to plan their progress together with their parents and teachers. 


Our Sixth year Leaving Certificate students are well advanced in their preparations for the months ahead, as they continue to make their first CAO choices, helped by Ms McDonagh, our career guidance counsellor. Students are also engaging with their teacher mentors, to discuss their third level choices and to review how their study is progressing. Many thanks to Ms McDonagh for her work with Sixth year students this term and to all teachers for their commitment to the senior mentoring programme.


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