Congratulations to Alan Wallace prize-winner in the Limerick Fairtrade Christmas Card Competition. Alan received his prize from James Collins lord Mayor at City Hall Chambers.
A 16-year-old schoolboy from Limerick has developed a device to help young rugby players to avoid getting injured during scrums.
Ronan Mullane, from Desmond College, Newcastlewest, said his team did not practise scrums in training despite them being a large part of matches. He came up with a piece of equipment shaped to match an opposing front row, complete with lights and mirrors to improve technique.
“I was at rugby training one day and noticed that although our team was scrummaging in matches, it was never practiced. Scrummage machines for adults could not be used because they were the wrong size and too heavy for under-age players,” he said.
Ronan has made it to the final of SciFest, a national competition for second level students … [Click to read the full story]
All Ireland Football Champions paid a visit to Desmond College and Colaiste today.
The visit was extra special because the two players who brought the cup were past pupils Catriona Davis and Rebecca Delee. They brought the Cup following their great win this year making them Junior All Ireland Football Champions.
Staff and students were delighted to welcome the past pupils. A very proud day for Desmond College and Gaelcolaiste!
“Junior Cert: West Limerick teens receive
hard-earned grades after first state exam”
JUNIOR Cert results day is a “milestone” that deserves to be marked, says principal of Newcastle West’s Desmond College, Vourneen Gavin Barry.
The principal was speaking after 68 beaming students opened up their envelopes in the west Limerick school this Wednesday morning (12th September) shortly after 10am.
“It’s been a wonderful morning,” said Ms Gavin Barry. “They came in with their parents, so the families got to meet the teachers and celebrate the occasion together.” The principal said that although it is “a low-stakes exam”, for the pupils, it’s the most important thing in their lives when they’re doing it.
“We had a bit of a celebration at the school because it’s important to mark it. It is a milestone in their lives and their education.”
“The students went home with their families after getting the results and we have them back in school tomorrow. We had nanas and granddads and parents in, and they all go home together afterwards. That encourages responsible behaviour in their celebrations as well – it should be a family occasion,” said Ms Gavin Barry.
And the school had plenty to celebrate.
“We had lovely results. Lots of As, and we had a couple of students with all As. We noticed that the English results were particularly strong, with lots of distinctions and merit. We have a very happy English department. Maths was also very positive. We are very happy,” said the Newcastle West principal.
As a new academic year begins and we reflect on what was a fantastic summer of sport for Limerick, we at Desmond College would especially like to congratulate past pupil and jockey, Mark Enright, on his recent achievements on the horse racing circuit.
August 1st 2018 brought one of his greatest successes to date when he guided trainer Gordon Elliot’s “Clarcam” to victory in the summer’s most prestigious steeplechase – The Galway Plate.
Huge Congratulations Mark from all at Desmond College!
On behalf of the School community we wish each of our Leaving Cert students well as they collect their results tomorrow Wednesday 15th August.
Results can be collected from the school from 9.30-12.00 or on line after this time.
A number of staff will be available if any student or parent would like to talk. Our Guidance Counsellor Ms Collins will be available and has asked you to read the attached document for your information.
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“Emily met Prince Charles on Thursday when he visited UCC and where she, along with other high-achieving and talented students such as disability advocate Joanne O’Riordan, had been invited to meet him.”
“Since the 2015 Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition when she was a student at Desmond College, Newcastle West, Emily has gone on to become joint winner of the Spirit of Community Awards becoming an All Ireland Youth Volunteer of the Year.”