Monthly Archives: September 2011

First Rugby Match of the Season

September 29, 2011

2011-2012 Desmond College Rugby U16 : 1st match of the year

Our U16 Rugby Team put on a great show against Askeaton on Friday 23rd September, but unfortunately things didn’t go our way. The final score was 34-24 to Askeaton.

Our next match is against Tarbert Comprehensive School on Monday 3rd October, followed by a local game in two weeks time against SMI in the King Cup.

(Mr C. Lowe)

Bank of Ireland Awards for Top Students

September 29, 2011

Two students from Desmond College received a special award from Bank of Ireland after receiving the results of their Junior and Leaving Certificate Examinations this year.

Both students received their awards for achieving exceptional results in their state exams.

Parents’ Association AGM

September 27, 2011

The Parents’ Association AGM will take place in Desmond College on Tuesday 4th October at 8.00.

Please come along and get involved in our very active Parents’ Association.

Success for Students in their Junior Certificate

September 19, 2011

Newly Appointed Deputy Principal Congratulates Students

September 19, 2011

Desmond College Junior Certificate Students being congratulated by Principal and Deputy Principal

Newly appointed Deputy Principal, Ms. Elizabeth Cregan congratulating students who received their Junior Cert results on Wednesday, 14th September 2011.


Ms. Elizabeth (Eilis) Cregan, newly appointed Deputy Principal of Desmond College

Ms. Cregan said it was wonderful to see students’ hard work being rewarded.

Desmond College 1st Year 2011 – 2012

September 18, 2011

Group Photo of Desmond College 1st Years 2011 - 2012

National Famine Commemoration Day

September 14, 2011

First Year students, along with Transition Year students, stood for a minute’s silence in Desmond College on Friday 9th September, to mark National Famine Commemoration Day.

The TY class, under the direction of their teachers Margaret O’Mahony and Kerrie Collins organized the school event. It was a poignant and moving ceremony, as TY students commemorated the Great Famine in prose, poetry and song.

The Principal, Vourneen Gavin Barry, in calling for a minute’s silence, asked the students to remember not only the victims of the Great Famine of our own country, but also to give thought to those people living with famine today across the world.

National Famine Commemoration Day

Desmond College’s First Year Students

September 5, 2011

Desmond College would like to welcome all the new first year students to the school!