All posts by Anthony Dowling

 

U15 Football Team Lose Away to Confey College.

On Tuesday the 23rd of October our Collinstown Park U-15 football team played away to Confey College in Lexlip. The game started off really well for Collinstown with great attacks from Darragh Dunne and Onasime Tembe creating good chances that they could not finish. Against the run of play Collinstown went down 1-0 after 14 minutes, followed by another quick goal to make it 2-0 after 17 minutes.

Collinstown started to move the ball a lot better after getting a wake-up call from being 2-0 down and found a way through the opposition defence to feed the ball through to Nelson Igunbor who placed it in the back of the net after 19 minutes to make it 2-1.

Soon after, a sloppy kick out by the opposition ‘keeper fell to Cian Somers’ feet, an optimistic shot at goal saw him find the back of the net from near the half way line. A truly wonderful goal from CPCC’s man of the match on the day.

Further pressure from the away side kept Confey on the back foot, but a mistake in the midfield led to Confey’s third goal of the day to put them 3-2 up after 25 minutes. Confey kept pushing the Collinstown defence and found a way through to find their fourth goal. Great link up play from Tembe and  Darragh Dunne allowed Dunne to chip the keeper and make it 4-3 coming up to half time. But Confey weren’t done yet and came straight back at Collinstown scoring their fifth goal just on the half time whistle.

The second half kicked off following a pep talk from the coach Mr Dowling who hoped to lift the team’s spirits going into the second half. However, a pep talk wasn’t enough as Confey, aided with a strong breeze, in the second half scored four more in a short space of time. The final kick of the game summed up the game for CPCC as Confey counter-attacked and scored their ninth goal.

The final result –  Confey College 9 : Collinstown Park 3.

Squad : Callum O’Rourke, Kane Casey, Martin Ikharo, Conor O’Flaherty, Ryan Doyle, Onasime Tembe, Darragh Dunne, Tadgh Curran, Nelson Igunbor, Akinola Adeyinka, Dylan Walker, Lee Greene, Cian Somers

Report and Pictures by Conor Nolan -Ty Press

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U16 and U19 Teams Suffer Unfortunate Defeats

On the 15th of October the U19s Basketball team travelled to Le Chéile Secondary School in Tyrrelstown near Blanchardstown to pursue their hopes of winning their second game in a row after they started off strong in their first game. They had no intentions of losing this one.

Collinstown started off strong with early buckets by Harvey Killeen and Conor Nolan, the end of the first quarter seeing Le Chéile take the narrowest lead going into the second quarter. The third quarter is where Collinstown slipped up and allowed Le Chéile to score some easy baskets which left Collinstown down a few points at the end of the quarter. They found a way back into the game but Le Chéile held on to their lead to see out the game and seal the victory with the final score being 57-54.

The lads were disappointed with their performance on the day but they kept their heads up and now are ready to push onto their next game.

 On the same day, Collinstown Park’s U16 basketball team also faced Le Chéile Secondary School. Unfortunately Collinstown suffered a disappointing defeat, losing 37-18. The U16 boys tried their hardest throughout the entire match but their efforts were not enough to beat their opponents. Collinstown’s top scorer was Eoighan Barry with 8 points.

Good effort to the boys and better luck next time.

U16 Team (1-2-0)

Cian Norman, Josh Collins, TJ Bambrick, Eoighan Barry, Jonathan Peppard, Onesime Tembe, Kyria Tembe, Nathan Brogan, Liam Bailey and Emmanuel Bankole.

U19 Team (1-1-0)

Dylan Downey, Harvey Killeen, Conor Nolan, Jamie Smith Oliver, Cian Smith,                    Rokas Galinauskas, Anthony Emmett, Kyria Tembe and Eoighan Barry.

Rokas Galinauskas and Conor Nolan (TY Press)

 

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2N Visit Fighting Words

2N English class had a creative writing workshop in Fighting Words today. They were introduced to all the volunteers and workshop leader before they began.

 

Fighting Words is about using the creative practice of writing and storytelling to strengthen children and teenagers – from a wide range of backgrounds – to be resilient, creative and successful shapers of their own lives.

 

The students were able to work on their own or collaborate using dialogue and character description as features in their stories. At the end they read aloud their varied and interesting stories to the group.

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Transition Year Students Visit The Zoo

On the 10th of October Transition Year went on a school trip to the zoo. We got to school at our normal time and were on the bus excited for the day ahead at 10 o’clock. Rather than jumping straight into our planned workshop with representatives of Dublin Zoo, we were given time to explore and walk around and look at animals till the workshop started.

When it was time, we all gathered up and went into a room where we could look around at animal bones and skulls that were on display on shelves. It was fascinating to see the size of an elephant’s skull!

Because our group of 45 students was so large we were divided into two groups. One group was brought into a room where they were put into groups of five and a zoo employee talked to us about the environment, what sustainability is and orangutans. They did a couple of activities to do with what we were talking about. In one activity we were given a few pictures of things that affect the environment and we had to put it in order of the least harmful to the most harmful. This activity made us aware of how we are directly affecting the environment, it was scary.

In the second activity each team was given a role and a situation and we had to come up with a solution, one scenario was a farmer whose crops were being stolen by an orangutan and we had to come up with a solution for the problem.

The guide then brought us to see the orangutans where she talked a bit to us about what they eat, their habitat, how they mate etc. We learned they are an endangered species and if poachers don’t stop hunting them then they could become extinct. At around one o`clock when the workshop ended we were able to have some free time, go around the zoo and eat lunch.

We went home later in the afternoon. Everyone was satisfied after a very informative and enjoyable day at the zoo.

 

By: Hannah Ingram (TY Press)

 

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Basketball Goals For The Year

Last year the U16s boys’ team were the most successful team in Collinstown Park history. This year most of the team has progressed to the U19s team, however the attitude of the group has not changed. The team’s goal this year is to succeed in making it past the semi-finals and hopefully take home the cup.

So far both teams have started off strong even though the U16s have lost their first game but the U19s have started off as good as they could have, with a 56-18 win over King’s Hospital.

The U19s have improved a large amount from last season with all their players improving in skill, endurance and technical ability. Their key to winning this season is to be able to move the ball up and down the court as fast as possible and to also trust each other on the ball to score points.

The U16s, however, are a new team who haven’t had a lot of experience with playing as a team and playing in matches. They are very determined to win and succeed. They try hard in training to improve their abilities in the game.

Overall, both teams have the ability to do very well this season and maybe even win the cup. The teams are made up of:

U16 Team

Cian Norman, Josh Collins, TJ Bambrick, Eoighan Barry, Jonathan Peppard, Onesime Tembe, Kyria Tembe, Nathan Brogan, Liam Bailey and Emmanuel Bonkole.

 U19 Team

Dylan Downey, Harvey Killeen, Conor Nolan, Jamie Smith Oliver, Cian Smith, Rokas Galinauskas, Anthony Emmett, Kyria Tembe and Eoighan Barry.

Rokas Galinauskas and Conor Nolan (TY Press)

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Transition Year Trip to Monaghan

On September 6th to 7th 2018 Transition Year students of Collinstown Park Community College went on a camping and activities trip in Tanagh, Co. Monaghan. Some students camped outside in tents and some stayed in the big house. All together about eighty students went on the trip. On the first day the group arrived before lunch time.

After the students got put into their rooms they ate the lunch which they were asked to bring. Following the lunch break they were split into groups to do activities, the students were allowed pick their own groups so everyone had all of their friends in their groups. Exciting activities such as canoeing were planned for the day. They left the grounds at at 1:30pm to go to the river where the canoeing took place. Some of the students who were asked said the canoeing was “a great experience” and it was even followed by a jump off the dock into the river. Everybody took part and had fun.

When the students got back to the grounds they did a slip ‘n’ slide activity. The slip ‘n’ slide is a sheet of tarp on a slope that measures about 100m long. Paul (one of the staff members) covered the tarp in water and soap, the students had wet-suits on, even some of the teachers took part!

The night time activity was a walk around the forest and there were some fascinating facts about the history of an old building there. Finally, to end the night the students and teachers all headed down to the dining room and took part in karaoke.

Before they returned home the next day all the students went into the forest and completed little activities in groups. These included activities called Minefield and The Leaning Tower of Tanagh. When all the activities were completed the students were allowed to jump into the bog! It was a fun day for teachers and students.

On returning home everybody said it was a great overall experience and that they would love to do it again and even go for longer.

Mckayla Costigan and Kyle Grant.

 

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Cian McCabe Success At Journalism Awards

Congratulations to Cian McCabe (Transition Year) who was recently awarded at the Press Pass Awards ceremony at Twitter Ireland HQ. Cian was presented with his award by Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton and  NewsBrands Ireland Chairman Vincent Crowley.

Cian is a member of Mr Dowling’s journalism class and his feature article ‘My Life With Epilepsy’ earned him second place in that category.

There were 10,000 participants in the Press Pass Programme this year which is run in conjunction with NewsBrands Ireland and Twitter Ireland. In 2012 NewsBrands Ireland devised a new Newspapers in Education (NiE) initiative aimed at Transition Year students and designed to support its own and the Government’s youth literacy objectives by getting more students reading newspapers. That initiative is Press Pass.

This is the first year that Collinstown Park has taken part in the initiative and it has proved to be a successful enterprise. To be shortlisted in the top 16 was a huge achievement and winning second place in the category is one that his family and school are very proud of.

Well done to all the Collinstown TY students who entered the Press Pass competition this year and well done to Cian on his success.

You can view the entry by clicking the following link http://presspass.ie/pp/wp-content/uploads/Features-CianMcCabeMyLifeWithEpilepsy.pdf

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Repro Free: 26/04/2018 Daragh Keany, member of the judging panel is pictured with Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education and Skills presenting Cian McCabe, Collinstown Park Community College, Clondalkin, Dublin with 2nd place in the Features category at the NewsBrands Ireland Press Pass awards with Vincent Crowley, Chairman NewsBrands Ireland. Picture Andres Poveda
Daragh Keany, member of the judging panel is pictured with Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education and Skills presenting Cian McCabe, Collinstown Park Community College, Clondalkin, Dublin with 2nd place in the Features category at the NewsBrands Ireland Press Pass awards with Vincent Crowley, Chairman NewsBrands Ireland. Picture Andres Poveda
Repro Free: 26/04/2018 Scarlett Rodrigues, Dominican College, Taylor’s Hill, (left) Winner of the Features category in the NewsBrands Ireland Press Pass awards is pictured with 2nd place Cian McCabe, Collinstown Park Community College, Clondalkin, Dublin nad 3rd place winner Gemma Good, Carrigallen Vocational School, Co. Leitrim. Picture Andres Poveda
Scarlett Rodrigues, Dominican College, Taylor’s Hill, (left) Winner of the Features category in the NewsBrands Ireland Press Pass awards is pictured with 2nd place Cian McCabe, Collinstown Park Community College, Clondalkin, Dublin and 3rd place winner Gemma Good, Carrigallen Vocational School, Co. Leitrim. Picture Andres Poveda

 

3 S Bake Sale in Aid of Crosscare

On Wednesday the 11th April 3S held a bake sale in aid of Crosscare. The bake sale was a part of the CSPE Action Project on homelessness.
The event was a great success and in total the class raised €180 for Crosscare homelessness and prevention.
Thank to Colm Shinners for the photographs
 
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1M Visit Renowned Author Andy Mulligan

Class 1M visited a school in Jobstown yesterday where they sat and listened to Andy Mulligan author of well known novels such as ‘Trash’ and ‘Ribblestrop’.

He talked about his time in the Philippines and the children he met that inspired some of the characters in his book ‘Trash’. One boy in particular was the inspiration for the character ‘Rat’.
After the hour long talk the class got to sit and chat with Andy. They asked some of their own questions. At the end he signed all of their books.

The class will continue reading and studying the novel ‘Trash’ with their teacher Ms McEvoy and Ms Maguire.

 

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3M Enjoy Trip To National Art Gallery

In preparation for the upcoming Junior Cert exams, 3M went on a trip to the National Art Gallery on Monday, December 4th.

An enjoyable trip was made all the better as an informative tour guide took the class to every part of the gallery. Among the themes examined was that of war from the point of view of different artists.

Louis le Brocquy, Sir William Orpen and Kathe Kollwitz were among the artists whose work was examined.

An enjoyable day was had by all and the trip will prove valuable for the upcoming Junior Cert write up.

 

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