Student Success

Limerick Leader: Students honoured for designs
celebrating Limerick Fair Trade’s 13th birthday

November 27, 2018

“Students from across Limerick have been honoured for Christmas cards they have designed to celebrate Limerick Fair Trade’s 13th birthday.

Hockey silver medallist Roisin Upton and Mayor James Collins were on hand to honour the budding designers in her new role as Limerick Fair Trade ambassador.

The cards reflected the Fair Trade message of promoting ethical practices between Ireland and developing countries.

Cards were created by pupils of all ages, ranging from five up to 17 years.
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Meanwhile, a number of students were highly commended for their entries.
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And Eva Kelly, Romina Chumo, from Laurel Hill Secondary School were honoured, as were Alan Wallace, from Desmond College in Newcastle West.”

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Limerick Youth Service Research Project

November 25, 2018

Well done to the 2nd and 5th-year students who participated in the Limerick Youth Service Research Workshop!


Nov 2018: 2nd year students who participated in the Limerick Youth Service Research Workshop!
5th-year students who participated in the Limerick Youth Service Research Workshop


Nov 2018: 5th year students who participated in the Limerick Youth Service Research Workshop!
2nd-year students who participated in the Limerick Youth Service Research Workshop

NFTE Student Enterprise

November 24, 2018

Dylan Moloney. & Thomas Curtin travelled to Dublin on Friday 9th Nov along with Mr Enright where they acted as comperes for the European Student Enterprise Finals, held in Croke Park.


Nov 2018: Dylan Moloney. & Thomas Curtin compering at the European Student Enterprise Finals, held in Croke Park.
Dylan Moloney. & Thomas Curtin compering at the European Student Enterprise Finals, held in Croke Park.

Students from Desmond College win First Prize at the Bord Bia Listowel Food Academy

November 24, 2018

The second year students attended the Food Academy and Bord Bia schools competition which is part of the Listowel Food Fair on Friday November 9th.

Martin Campbell, Orla Mullane, Natalia Labuda and Alzbeta Barisova won first place in the junior category competition for their innovative project. The project was completed under the guidance of their Home Economics teacher, Ms. Boohan.

To further congratulate the students of Desmond college on their wonderful achievement, Chef Nevin McGuire presented their teacher with a signed copy of his new cookery book “Home economics for Life” for the school library.


Nov 2018: Natalia Labuda, Martin Campbell, Ms Edel Boohan and Declan Coppinger, Marketing Manager Bord Bia.
Natalia Labuda, Martin Campbell, Ms Edel Boohan and Declan Coppinger, Marketing Manager Bord Bia.

Limerick Fairtrade Christmas Card Competition

November 23, 2018

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.

Nov 2018: Alan Wallace receiving his award from James Collins lord Mayor at City Hall Chambers.

SciFest 2018 National Finals

November 21, 2018

Ronan Mullane, Transition Year student in Desmond College picked up yet another STEM award at national finals of SciFest 2018. Well done Ronan.


Nov 2018: Ronan Mullane picks up STEM award at national finals of SciFest 2018
Ronan Mullane picks up STEM award at national finals of SciFest 2018

Nov 2018: Ronan Mullane picks up STEM award at national finals of SciFest 2018
Ronan Mullane picks up STEM award at national finals of SciFest 2018

thetimes.co.uk: “Schoolboy has a bright idea to make scrums safer”

November 12, 2018

November 2018: Ronan Mullane in "The Times"

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]

2019 Limerick Student Enterprise Launch

October 24, 2018

Desmond College students, Breda Manger & Evan Condon, attended the 2019 Limerick Student Enterprise launch in Thomond Park.

Evan and Breda were the 2018 Senior winners with their product CycleSafe 2000. They are pictured below with teacher Mr. Enright and organiser of the competition, Garry Lowe.


Oct 2018: Desmond College 2018 Senior winners attend the launch of the 2019 Limerick Student Enterprise awards


Oct 2018: Desmond College 2018 Senior winners attend the launch of the 2019 Limerick Student Enterprise awards


Oct 2018: Desmond College 2018 Senior winners attend the launch of the 2019 Limerick Student Enterprise awards

All Ireland Football Champions visit Desmond College & Colaiste

October 4, 2018

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!


Desmond College and Colaiste are visited by All Ireland Football Champions and past pupils, Catriona Davis and Rebecca Delee


Desmond College and Colaiste are visited by All Ireland Football Champions and past pupils, Catriona Davis and Rebecca Delee


Desmond College and Colaiste are visited by All Ireland Football Champions and past pupils, Catriona Davis and Rebecca Delee


Desmond College and Colaiste are visited by All Ireland Football Champions and past pupils, Catriona Davis and Rebecca Delee


Desmond College and Colaiste are visited by All Ireland Football Champions and past pupils, Catriona Davis and Rebecca Delee


Desmond College and Colaiste are visited by All Ireland Football Champions and past pupils, Catriona Davis and Rebecca Delee

LIMERICK LEADER:
“Junior Cert: West Limerick teens receive
hard-earned grades after first state exam”

September 18, 2018

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.

12th Sept 2018: Desmond College and Gaelcholaiste students celebrate their Junior Certificate Results

“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.

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Desmond College Junior Certificate Results

September 14, 2018

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results 2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results 2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results 2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results 2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results 2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results 2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

2018: Delighted Desmond College students receive their Junior Certificate results

Mark Enright

September 4, 2018

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!

Desmond College Past Pupil : Mark Enright, successful jockey

Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results 2018

August 29, 2018

August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results

August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results
August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results
August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results
August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results

August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results

August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results
August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results
August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results
August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results

August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results

Leaving Cert Results 2018

August 14, 2018

Desmond College in Limerick Leader

Aug 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate students

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.

Good Luck!

The Leaving Certificate Results are out ... what now?
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Limerick Leader: “Royal approval: Limerick student explains
homeless invention to Prince Charles”

June 18, 2018

Limerick Leader: Emily Duffy, pictured with her sleeping bag for the homeless on a previous occasion, which she discussed with Prince Charles on his visit to UCC

“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.”

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