GAA Coaching Course

March 29, 2019

A number of 5th and 6th Year students received their certificates for successfully completing the GAA Foundation Coaching Course under the guidance of Ms.Ryan.

Aoife Corbett receiving her certificate for successfully completing the GAA Foundation Coaching Course
Aoife Corbett receiving her certificate for successfully completing the GAA Foundation Coaching Course

Dylan Moloney, Michéal Murphy and David O'Donovan receiving their certificate for successfully completing the GAA Foundation Coaching Course
Dylan Moloney, Michéal Murphy and David O’Donovan receiving their certificate for successfully completing the GAA Foundation Coaching Course

Jason Ryan, Emmett Wren and Calvin Wolohan receiving their certificates for successfully completing the GAA Foundation Coaching Course
Jason Ryan, Emmett Wren and Calvin Wolohan receiving their certificates for successfully completing the GAA Foundation Coaching Course

Thomas Curtin, Alice Duffy, Tiernan Mason, Amy O'Shea and Hannah McMahon receiving their certificates for successfully completing the GAA Foundation Coaching Course
Thomas Curtin, Alice Duffy, Tiernan Mason, Amy O’Shea and Hannah McMahon receiving their certificates for successfully completing the GAA Foundation Coaching Course

Rayse the Game Programme

March 28, 2019

Desmond College was delighted to invite Ray Langan, study skills coach and motivational speaker where he covered key topics relevant to young people including:

  • goal setting,
  • attitude,
  • self-motivation,
  • independent decision making,
  • organisation skills,
  • scheduling, study skills,
  • note-taking,
  • memory techniques,
  • gamification of school work,
  • well-being
  • and stress management.

Amy O Shea and Alice Duffy enjoying the ‘Rayse the Game’ study skills programme
Amy O’Shea and Alice Duffy enjoying the ‘Rayse the Game’ study skills programme

Dylan Lenihan Neville and Gavin Massey enjoying the 'Rayse the Game' study skills programme
Dylan Lenihan Neville and Gavin Massey enjoying the ‘Rayse the Game’ study skills programme

Desmond College enjoying the 'Rayse the Game' study skills programme
Desmond College enjoying the ‘Rayse the Game’ study skills programme

2nd and 3rd Year students enjoying the 'Rayse the Game' study skills programme
2nd and 3rd Year students enjoying the ‘Rayse the Game’ study skills programme

Seachtain na Gaeilge Activities

March 27, 2019

Comhghairdeas mór to the first year students in Ms. O’Leary’s Irish class who took part in a Tráth an gCeist.

The winners were Alannah Heaslip, Nora O’Brien, and Iona Collins. Second place went to Leah Fitzpatrick, Patrick Ó’Grady, Josh Dore and Jan Fasicka.

Second place in the Tráth an gCeist in Ms O Leary’s class Leah Fitzpatrick, Patrick Ó Grady, Josh Dore and Jan Fasicka.
Second place in the Tráth an gCeist in Ms. O’Leary’s class Leah Fitzpatrick, Patrick Ó’Grady, Josh Dore, and Jan Fasicka.

Winners of the Tráth an gCeist in Ms O Leary’s class Alannah Heaslip, Nora O Brien and Iona Collins
Winners of the Tráth an gCeist in Ms. O’Leary’s class Alannah Heaslip, Nora O’Brien, and Iona Collins

Transition Year Adventure Trip to Killarney

March 27, 2019

On Wednesday 13th March, the Transition Year students along with Ms. O’Mahony and Ms. Corkery travelled to Killarney for an overnight trip to take part in adventure activities including mountain hiking and biking and kayaking. Unfortunately, due to bad weather conditions, the students didn’t kayak.

The group stayed in Killarney International Youth Hostel and went to the cinema and enjoys walks around Killarney and got an insight into the history associated with the National Park.

Thank you to Ms. Collins for organising a fantastic trip.

Some of Desmond College Transition Year getting ready to Mountain bike in Killarney
Some of Desmond College Transition Year getting ready to Mountain bike in Killarney

Some of Desmond College Transition Year getting ready to Hike in Killarney
Some of Desmond College Transition Year getting ready to Hike in Killarney

Some of Desmond College Transition Year enjoying the scenery in Killarney during their adventure trip
Some of Desmond College Transition Year enjoying the scenery in Killarney during their adventure trip

BT’s 11th Business Bootcamp Programme for students

March 20, 2019

BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp

Thirty students of the exhibiting intermediate and senior students from the 2019 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition were invited to take part in a BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp in March in conjunction with UCD where they experienced the world of technology commercialisation and entrepreneurship.

Included in these carefully selected students was Ciara Brouder from Desmond College.

This was an excellent platform where students were introduced to real-world problems and they had to work as a team to help find the best solutions. In the past, many new companies have been formed from this event and several of the past participants have successfully opened and operated their fledgling companies.

Desmond College students participating in BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp

Seachtain na Gaeilge activities in Desmond College

March 20, 2019

A number of activities took place through out the week in Irish classes to promote Seachtain na Gaeilge. These activities included a ‘Tráth na gCeist’ and a ‘Comórtas Postaeir’ organised by Ms Hennessy.

Winners of the ‘Comórtas Postaeir’ Alzbeta Barisova and Leanne Byrnes
Winners of the ‘Comórtas Postaeir’ Alzbeta Barisova and Leanne Byrnes

Winners of the ‘Tráth na gCeist’ Emma O Shea, Ethan Kirwan and Rebecca Enright
Winners of the ‘Tráth na gCeist’ Emma O’Shea, Ethan Kirwan and Rebecca Enright

Ms Keane organised for the Trad Group to visit the Desmond Complex on Thursday 14th March to start the St Patrick’s Day celebrations. They played a variety of Marches, Polkas, Jigs and songs. They were accompanied by Paddy Heffernan on bodhran, Sean O’Gorman on triangle and Ms Keane on guitar. A very enjoyable morning of trad and ballads was had by all.

The Trad group performed again in the reception area of Desmond College at lunchtime to entertain both staff and students.

Desmond College Trad Group performing in Desmond Complex as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and St Patrick’s Day Celebrations
Desmond College Trad Group performing in Desmond Complex as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Desmond College Trad Group accompanied by Ms Keane performing for Desmond College’s staff and students as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and St Patrick’s Day Celebrations
Desmond College Trad Group accompanied by Ms Keane performing for Desmond College’s staff and students as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Desmond College Trad Group accompanied by Ms Keane performing for Desmond College’s staff and students as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and St Patrick’s Day Celebrations
Desmond College Trad Group accompanied by Ms Keane performing for Desmond College’s staff and students as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and St Patrick’s Day Celebrations