2nd Year French Students

May 17, 2019

2nd Year French students enjoying reading their French language magazines to develop their literacy and comprehension skills.


2nd Year French students enjoying reading their French language magazines to develop their literacy and comprehension skills.


2nd Year French students enjoying reading their French language magazines to develop their literacy and comprehension skills.


2nd Year French students enjoying reading their French language magazines to develop their literacy and comprehension skills.

Limerick Sports Partnership Transition Year VIP Programme

May 17, 2019

A big congratulations and well done to Aoife Lee and Sarah Cashin, both 3rd Year students in Desmond College who have been selected for The Limerick Sports Partnership Transition Year VIP Programme 2019/2020.

With near 300 applicants and 2 rounds of interviews, the girls should be very proud to get chosen. The programme is provided by Limerick Sports Partnership at the University of Limerick and will be carried out every Monday from September to May.

The girls will get certified in a range of coaching courses and work with Primary School children throughout the Year.

Sarah Cashin and Aoife Lee

Active School Week 2019

May 16, 2019

Active School Week took place in Desmond from the 29th April to 3rd May 2019. The week of activities was organised by the fantastic PE Department, which consists of Ms. Ryan, Ms. Creed, and Ms. Quaid.

It was a hectic week, jam-packed with a range of exciting activities for both students and staff. Some of the activities included zumba, obstacle courses with active kingdom, strength and conditioning sessions, spinning, walking a mile with a smile, teacher versus student volleyball, long puck, soccer tournament, Sound Bath, table tennis and much more.

It was a great week, which highlighted the importance of physical activity for both the body and the mind.


5th Year Students Enjoying Zumba
5th Year Students Enjoying Zumba


Deirdre McMahon and Kristina Horan during Active Week
Deirdre McMahon and Kristina Horan during Active Week


Eoghan Collins steps up in the Penalty Shootout
Eoghan Collins steps up in the Penalty Shootout


Students enjoying a gym session in the arena as part of Active Week
Students enjoying a gym session in the arena as part of Active Week


Nicholas Pitaru during Active Week
Nicholas Pitaru during Active Week


Long Puck Winners Iris Kennelly, Mr Hegarty, Darragh Collins and Josh Daly
Long Puck Winners Iris Kennelly, Mr Hegarty, Darragh Collins and Josh Daly


Iris Kennelly in action in Long Puck Competition
Iris Kennelly in action in Long Puck Competition


Liam Cantwell from Limerick Sports Partnership giving a talk to second years about the importance of exercise for our mental wellbeing
Liam Cantwell from Limerick Sports Partnership giving a talk to second years about the importance of exercise for our mental wellbeing


Some of the 5th Year boys doing some strength and conditioning in the Arena Gym
Some of the 5th Year boys doing some strength and conditioning in the Arena Gym


Bryan Mortell and Jack Grimes in the Arena Gym
Bryan Mortell and Jack Grimes in the Arena Gym


Adam Greaney and Cameron Wright enjoying Wii-Wednesday in Grandin
Adam Greaney and Cameron Wright enjoying Wii-Wednesday in Grandin


The Winners of the Soccer Tournament
The Winners of the Soccer Tournament


Ethan Kirwan Star Goalie and Michael O Brien player of the soccer tournament
Ethan Kirwan Star Goalie and Michael O Brien player of the soccer tournament


Ms Audrey Cussen taking on John English in a game of table tennis
Ms Audrey Cussen taking on John English in a game of table tennis


No hard feelings for Ms Creed after she was narrowly defeated by Mr Hegarty in the table tennis final
No hard feelings for Ms Creed after she was narrowly defeated by Mr Hegarty in the table tennis final


Students engaging in Sound Bath as part of mindfullness during Active Week
Students engaging in Sound Bath as part of mindfullness during Active Week


Some of our 1st Year students about to 'walk a mile with a smile'
Some of our 1st Year students about to ‘walk a mile with a smile’

Alan Wallace and Shane Scanlon on the obstacle course
Alan Wallace and Shane Scanlon on the obstacle course

European Action Week Against Racism

May 16, 2019

European Action Week Against Racism was the 16th to the 24th of March 2019 as part of CSPE.

A poster competition was organised by Ms. Griffin and the CSPE Department to promote Anti-Racism.

Winners of anti-racism poster from Rang Katie: Dylan O’Connor & Jasmine Salamah
Winners of anti-racism poster from Rang Katie: Dylan O’Connor & Jasmine Salamah

Winners from Rang Kenneth: Ibrahim Khalil Ur Rahman & Camily De Oliveria.
Winners from Rang Kenneth: Ibrahim Khalil Ur Rahman & Camily De Oliveria.

Darragh Leahy, student in Desmond College,
on a recent Pilgrimage to Lourdes

May 15, 2019

Darragh Leahy student in Desmond College on a recent Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Gaisce Silver Award

May 15, 2019

Congratulations to Evan Condon (5th Year) on being awarded a Silver Medal from the President’s Awards (Gaisce).

The Award Ceremony took place in Thomond Park on April 30th 2019 where Evan was presented with his medal by the CEO of Gaisce, Yvonne McKenna and by Marcus Horan, the former Munster Rugby player.

I really enjoyed the awards programme, I feel I have acquired new skills and have become an active member of my community.

I worked on 4 key areas including Community Involvement (Certified Desmond College as a Fairtrade School), Personal Skill (Speech and Drama, Grade 10), Physical Recreation (Gym Work and Swimming) and I undertook an Adventure Journey (Hikes around the Kerry Area).

This has all helped me to further develop my self-esteem and has given me the confidence to unlock my full potential. I am very grateful for the opportunity presented to me via the President’s Award, and from my PAL leader, Miss Margaret O’Connor and look forward to pursuing the Gold Award at a later date“.

Evan Condon with Ms O'Connor at the Gaisce Award Ceremony where Evan received a silver award


Evan Condon on receiving his Gaisce President's Award


Evan Condon pictured with Desmond College principal, Vourneen Gavin Barry, on receiving his Gaisce President's Award


Desmond College's Evan Condon receiving his Silver Gaisce Award


Gaisce The President's Award