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We had a great win against Carrick on Suir in the first round of the Munster Championship and everyone is training hard for the next round. We played Pallaskenry in the first round of the County Championship but were, unfortunately, beaten on the day, in our toughest match of the year.
This year’s hurling for second years has been successful. We have all stepped up a gear this year, by beating Hazelwood College and Colaiste Mhuire Askeaton. They were two of our toughest matches this year but we have to thank Mr. Bourke and Olly Coffey for training us every Tuesday and Thursday after school. Beating Hazelwood and Askeaton gave the team a great boost on the playing field and in the next few weeks we will be playing a semi final.
Our new crop of hurlers got our year off to a great start with wins over Colaiste Mhuire, Askeaton, St. Clement’s College Limerick and Coláiste Ide agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale in the 1st year competition. The team had further success in a ‘Blitz’ in Mick Neville Park where they emerged victorious with some fantastic displays, to win all three matches. With some key matches left in the year, the squad is looking forward to battling for some silverware in both County and Munster competitions.
Open Night for incoming 1st years will be held on Thursday, 25th October 2012, 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
Principal’s address at 8.00pm.
As part of our Induction Programme we run a Mentoring or Buddy System between First Year students and TY students.
Each First Year has a TY Buddy. This Buddy meets with the First Year regularly and helps them to settle into life in a busy school. Events and trips are organised so that the students get to know each other better.
The latest in ‘school hurling’ is that we are currently running a 7-a-side ‘Hurling Blitz’. The ‘Blitz’ takes place at lunchtime for both boys and girls, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The winners will get a set of jerseys and with a teacher in charge of every team the motivation and level of competition is at an all time high.
The senior boys will be working very hard over the coming months to get ready for Harty Cup Hurling Championship next year. The creation of Colaiste Iar Luimni means that students in Desmond College get the chance to play hurling at the highest possible level.
Hazelwood College, Dromcolligher and Colaiste na Trocaire, Rathkeale have joined forces with our school in entering the Harty Cup. We hope by playing in the best competition, against the toughest teams, we will give every hurler in the school a chance to play to the best of their ability.
1st Year Hurling County VEC Finalists:
Back L-R: Larry Ward, Eoin Considine, Cillian Brouder, Brian Hartnett, Liam Dowling, Diarmuid Curtin, Killian McMahon, Patrick Moriarty, Daragh O’Shea, Robert Meehan
Front L-R: Conor Leahy, Tony Harnett, John McCoy, Seamus Hurley, Eamonn Browne, Dwayne McCoy, Conor Kennedy, Shane Cahill, Cian Cremin
Missing from Photo: Jack Forde, Christian Whyte, Nathan Hough, John Paul Geoghegan