Monthly Archives: October 2010

Desmond College Golf Team playing in Local Competition

October 26, 2010

Golf 2010-2011 : Tiger Woods eat your heart out

Some of our young golfers representing the school at a local competition. Contact Mr. Carey if you are interested in playing golf for the school.

Desmond College at the Interschools Show Jumping Competition

October 26, 2010


Each year Desmond College enters the Interschools Show Jumping Competition at Clonshire Equestrian Centre.

Horse riding is a serious hobby for some of our students, many who own their own horses and train diligently a couple of times a week.

Under the watchful eye of our experienced trainer, Mr. Terrance Leonard, the Desmond College Equestrian Team were guided along the right path when it came to training for Clonshire’s Interschools Competition 2010.

Our Teams for 2010-2011 were:

Senior Team

  • Killian Hough with Hardingville Mud
  • Jamie Byrnes with Ballingowan Rhythm and Blue
  • Rachel O’Sullivan with Inis Shannon Mayday


Junior Team

  • Patrick O’Sullivan with Ballynoe Castle Bond
  • Michael O’Flynn with Woody
  • Emmet Kelly with Diamond




On the day Killian completed a double clear while Jamie’s Rhythm and Blue unluckily clipped the last pole. Rachael did well on a very fresh young horse.



Killian completed a clear with one time fault against the clock. Jamie had four faults and Rachel was eliminated for refusals. Patrick O’Sullivan went clear and Emmett was unseated!!

We hope to ‘up’ our game next season!


If interested in getting involved in our equestrian team, please talk to Ms. Shirley Supple-Looney or Mr. Colum Lowe.

Any new, enthusiastic team members are welcome.