Congratulations and well done to Luke Spellman (2H), Sophie Gardner (2C), Sophie Mc Donnell (3S) Sarah Reynolds( 4C) and Jack Moore (1O) who won the Halloween poster competition. It is safe to say we have a very talented group of students in the school. Enjoy the treats and prizes. All posters are on display in the main hall; make sure you come have a look.
Special word of thanks to Ms Strumble and Ms O’Connell for judging the competition.
There was a spooky atmosphere around the corridors of Collinstown today as many of the school staff dressed up for Haloween. Teachers have a reputation of being scary at times but some of the costumes were downright terrifying!!
Members of the Gluais team (5th Year students) judged the best costumes on the day and there was prizes for the winners. Well done to all who dressed up and roll on Mid-term.
It has been over 600 days since football graced the hallowed pitches of Collinstown Park. A global pandemic at fault for halting most extra curricular in schools the length and breadth of the country. But on Tuesday the U19 Boys team took on Heywood Community school of Laois, bringing life back to the pitch and excitement back to the players.
In what was a windy day, conditions played a big factor throughout the game. Playing with the wind in the first half Collinstown just couldn’t finish any of the number of chances they created. A final ball too long or a shot just off target seemed to happen time and time again. Just before half time and totally against the run of play Heywood made hay from a corner kick which was poorly defended to nod past keeper Alex Dunne. This left CPCC trailing at the break 1-0.
The second half was a completely different affair, playing against the wind CPCC passed the ball and controlled possession. The enigmatic Onesime Tembe terrorised the Heywood defence time and time again down the wing, with Eoin Watson and Taidgh Curran controlling things in the middle. However, it was captain Cian Somers who finally got CPCC on the score sheet and what a goal it was. Falling to Somers 40 yards out, the Heywood ‘keeper was left scrambling as the ball nestled into the bottom corner of the net.
Another goal from the captain followed soon after and the home side were leading. An equaliser by Heywood against the run of play did not dampen the teams spirits and soon after Ryan Doyle who was excellent in defence buried the ball in the top corner, Collinstown led 3-2. The football was flowing at this stage and when Tembe was taken down once again (this time in the box) Somers stepped up to seal his hat-trick and end the game as a contest.
Jake O’Reilly added a fifth goal with ten minutes to go and Collinstown had booked their place in the next round of the Leinster Schools Cup.
Final score 5-2.
Alex Dunne made some great saves in goal, Martin Ikharo was a rock in defence and Kane Casey worked tirelessly on the wing but Tembe and Somers sealed the headlines with great performances by both.
Collinstown Team: Alex Dunne, Bradley Coleman, Martin Ikharo, Ryan Doyle, Nathan Brogan, Kane Casey, Eoin Watson, Cian Somers (C), Marvin Ikharo, Onesime Tembe, Taidgh Curran.
Alex Dunne, Bradley Coleman, Martin Ikharo, Ryan Doyle, Nathan Brogan, Kane Casey, Eoin Watson, Cian Somers (C), Marvin Ikharo, Onesime Tembe, Taidgh Curran.
Subs: Jake O’Reilly for Marvin Ikharo, Reece Gallagher for Coleman, Dylan Walker for Brogan, Lee Greene for O’Reilly, Sean Kavanagh for Watson.
This is the class of 2027 and their year head is Ms Mohan. The five tutors are Ms Lucey, Ms Mulholland Ms Devine, Ms Campbell and Ms Keatley.
Even though many of the new first year students were initially nervous about entering a new school, they have settled in nicely in a matter of weeks. They previously got a tour of the school while they were still in sixth class to show them what it would be like to join and attend Collinstown Park and also know their way around the school.
On Monday students from first year had their photographs taken with their year Head Ms Mohan.
Story by – Millie Byrne, Alex O’Reilly and Tracey Ijezie – TY press
Every month teachers nominate a student for student of the month, then there is a vote amongst the teachers to decide who gets the award for the different categories. This month in 6th year there were four winners.
Thanks to Ms Connolly for the information.
LCA student of the month for September: Kaci Joyce
Most improved LCA student: Reece Gallagher
Leaving cert student of the month for September: Karolis Pocius
Most improved LC student: Martin lkharo
Story by: Kayla Desmond and Sean Savage – TY Press
In press class we update the school website with new information about things happening in the school such as clubs, events and competitions. We get stories and events sent to the class, us students then write about them to be posted on the school website. We work on our stories in the computer room with our press teacher, Mr Dowling. We add photos along with our writing for everyone to see what events, clubs, etc are going on. This shows all the fun activities and events that take place in Collinstown.
When do we do press class?
Press class is a subject option when you go into 4th year. If you choose press class, you will have the subject for the whole year. There are 10 students in press who all contribute to whatever is posted on our school website. We do Press every Monday for a double at the last two classes of the day. If you like writing or using the computer, this subject could be an interesting subject for you to do.
Meet the reporters:
Story by Millie Byrne, Tracey Ijezie and Alex O’Reilly.