All posts by Anthony Dowling

 

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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School Chess Team Perform Well In Tournament

Last Thursday the 30th of November Collinstown’s chess team competed in a chess tournament organised by St Kevin’s College Crumlin. There were sixteen teams at the event which was fiercely contested throughout.

This was the first competitive match for our players and they will have learned a lot from it. Most importantly everybody had an enjoyable time and enjoyed the pizza on offer after the tournament had ended.

The team members were: Lorcan McGee, Pamela O’Mahony, Karolis Pocius and William Cooke.

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Double success for Collinstown basketball teams

U-16 Basketball Report CPCC v Lucan Community College

On Thursday Collinstown Park Community College U-16 basketball team played Lucan Community College in what was the first clash of a double header for the school against the same opponents.

The squad were going for their third win of the league campaign.

The lads posted an early lead through points from Anthony Emmett and Dylan Downey. The visitors then got two lucky breaks in quick succession to take the lead. At the end of the first quarter Lucan led 12-8.

The start of the second quarter saw LCC build on their lead. Persistent fouling by Lucan made it hard for CPCC to play the ball. The guests had an 8 point lead going into the 3rd quarter, 19-27.

The start of the 3rd quarter finally saw the home side get out of first gear with four buckets from Emmett, this gave the hosts a spark that they needed to kick on from. CPCC soon took the lead after some relentless pressure to tie the close affair. The lads showed real character to come back and lead 37-35 going into the last quarter.

It was certain that the fourth and final quarter was going to be intense with both sides trying to grind out a win.

Again a fine individual surge from Emmett saw the hosts CPCC get the win and a convincing one at that.

Final score: CPCC 51-45 LCC

MVP: Anthony Emmett

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U-19 Report – CPCC v Lucan Community College

The second game  saw Collinstown Park’s U-19 team also face Lucan Community College. The lads were going for their third consecutive win in as many weeks and a place in the quarter final beckoned. They started off brightly with Harvey Killeen impressing early doors with him taking all of the team’s baskets leaving the sides  level 10-10 at the end of the first.

The hosts continued in the second quarter how they ended the first. Buoyed by a strong spirited team performance, in particular by Cornelia Tembie, CPPC held a narrow lead going into the third quarter 22-20.

The third quarter saw CPCC maintain their performance and lead. Although LCC had other plans in mind as they began to put the pressure on as the game opened up and became free scoring for both teams. The hosts managed to hold out and went into the final quarter 36-31.

The last quarter started with CPCC’s Harvey Killeen impressing with yet another fine individual performance. Kileen added a mountain of points to his already high tally.

Overall however, it was not  any individual performance which won Collinstown the game. The team work rate, intensity and effort by the U19s was a joy to behold. The team should be proud  they represented the school with such esteem. In the end they came out on top with a 49-39 win and into the quarter final they go.

Final score: CPCC 49-39 LCC

MVP: Harvey Killeen

 

Report By: Josh McDonagh and Jamie Whelan