On Wednesday 29th May representatives of the Credit Union came into the school to present 4 boys with a trophy. The 4 boys were David Kiely, Kevin Singleton, Seán Usher and Cormac Dempsey and they were being awarded this trophy for winning the All Ireland Credit Union Schools Quiz.
Ms. B. Dunne spoke about what they would be doing during the presentation and then Mr. Drewett gave a speech to thank the boys for representing their school and to congratulate the boys on their tremendous achievement. Then finally a Credit Union representative spoke and presented the boys with certificates. The two teachers, Ms. Dunne and Mr. O'Reilly, were also given a bunch of flowers and a sculpture of a blackboard with the word "Champions" etched into it.
Then when the presentations were over, everyone assembled in the middle yard for a photo for the Leinster Leader. The presentation then came to a close. It was a great day.
Article by Jack, photos by Kevin, School Website Team 2012/2013.
The 22nd annual All Ireland Credit Union Schools Quiz final took place on Sunday 7th April in the main hall of the RDS in Dublin. There was tension in the air as the finalists and their enthusiastic supporters gathered in anticipation of an enjoyable and competitive quiz.
Under the watchful eye of Quiz Master – Marty Whelan, the calls of encouragement from parents, grandparents and teachers were quickly quietened as the teams got down to serious business! It was a nail biting final few rounds but in the end it was our own St. Corban’s who triumphed in the U 13 competition.
The winning team were David Kiely, Seán Usher, Cormac Dempsey and Kevin Singleton. The team were prepared for the event by Ms. Breeda Dunne and Mr. Michael O’Reilly.
The school has a very proud tradition in quizzes and in fact the St. Corban’s U11 team also won the local area level quiz in 2013. That team were Dylan Stewart, Owen Sheridan, Tom O’Sullivan and Joe Morrin. Ms. Dunne has prepared many quiz teams over the years and is aware of the hours of hard work put in by the boys and their
Hopefully this is the first of many All Ireland titles for Kildare this year!
The school's basketball team made it to the semi finals this year. We had a huge interest from the boys trying out for the team and we thank them all for their interest.
The boys had great success as they reached the semi finals undefeated. Our first game, a friendly against Sallins, showed that the team were serious about winning. They showed great team work and great defence keeping the away team to a low score of 4 points!
Our first game of the league was against Ballymany, Newbridge. There were some fantastic scores from the boys and a great defence. Advancing to the next round we beat Gaelsoil, Cill Dara narrowly 13-14.
Unfortunately we lost in the semi finals to a very good Monasterevin team. Everyone on the team did extremely well to get to the semi finals and we look forward to get back training for an upcoming blitz.
After their successful blitz a few weeks ago, our Futsal squad were given a special reward today for their great work and success. Here is a photo of the squad. Missing from this picture is Cillian O'Brien.
Kilkenny's kit manager, Denis Cody, was in our school recently to celebrate the victory of our U11 hurling team in the County Kildare Schools League.
During the day the presentation was held in the GP room and there was a big thanks to Mr. O'Reilly and Mr. Broderick for coaching the team to victory. We were also reminded of the trophies Kilkenny won this year. We all had a great time and got to wear jerseys of our choice on the day.
Let's hope that St. Corban's have many more victories to celebrate in the future.
By Columb with photos below from Tony. School Website Team 2012.
Congratulations to the boys from fourth class who took part in the FAI Schools Futsal blitz in Newbridge on Monday December 3rd. The boys won all three games to gain overall victory on the day.
The three tough games ended as follows:
St. Corban's 3-0 Scoil Mhuire
St. Corban's 3-2 St. David's
St. Corban's 3-2 De La Salle
The games were all played in great spirit and everyone enjoyed the day. Well done to all the teams involved.
Our squad consisted of Cillian Delaney, Cillian O'Brien, David Muldowney, Conor Brady, Seán Hanafin, Craig Byrne, Adam Kane and our captain Kayier Lopez.
For more information about Futsal in Irleand, click here.
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