The Special One

While the IRFU was founded in 1874 it was some fourteen years more before some Clongowes students asked the Higher Line Prefect to have rugby posts erected and not until…

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Launching the Pool

Minister Simon Coveney opens new Swimming Pool The long awaited new 25 metre, five-lane swimming pool in Clongowes, which quietly entered service before Christmas was officially opened last Wednesday (October…

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Representative Rugby

Clongowes has a long tradition of pupils and past pupils playing representative rugby at provincial and international level (including selections for the Lions). Daniel Ross from Hollywood, Co Down, became…

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Canoeing Success

Not paddling their own canoes… The ancient and noble sport of canoeing has been rekindled in Clongowes in recent years and last Saturday (15th September) was another red letter day as…

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Citius, Altius, Fortius

Legendary American author Damon Runyon may have quipped that, while ‘the race is not always to the swift that’s how the smart money bets’ most of the time, but the…

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Rugby Kicks Off

It’s that time of year again, when the young men of Clongowes begin to don the purple and white to represent the school on the rugby field and there is…

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The Beautiful Game

Staff v Students Soccer Last week saw 67 Rhetoric students take a break from their books to venture against a very prominent Magistri side in this years annual Staff v Students…

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En Garde!

Irish Interschools Fencing Championship Eight teams from four schools contested the 2018 Inaugural Irish Interschools’ Championship hosted by Clongowes Wood College on Saturday 19thMay: Clongowes Wood College Dunamase College Glenstal…

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Shooting Hoops

Past v Present Basketball The evening of the Thursday 24thof April saw several OCs arrive confidently back to the sports hall to take on our current Senior basketball team, in…

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The Auld Triangle

2018 TRIANGLE RACE The origins of racing ‘The Triangle’ in Clongowes, while hardly lost in the mists of time, are certainly unclear. It is such an obvious course that it…

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Representative Rugby

Clongowes has a long tradition of pupils and past pupils playing representative rugby at provincial and international level (including selections for the Lions). Daniel Ross from Holywood, Co Down, became…

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Senior Soccer Final

The Beautiful Game in Clongowes Best of luck to the Senior Soccer Team and coaches Mr Noel Mason and Mr Liam McAuley in the Joe McGrath Shield Final tomorrow (or…

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Pool Launch Delayed

DUE TO THE ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS, IT HAS BEEN DECIDED TO CANCEL THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE POOL THIS COMING SATURDAY (MARCH 3RD). THE HEADMASTER WILL RESCHEDULE ANOTHER DATE IN THE…

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Courage and Determination

Belvedere College 26 Clongowes Wood College 7 The highest decoration given on Union Day in Clongowes is the Aloysius Award, named in honour of our patron, St Aloysius Gonzaga. The…

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Juniors Back In Action

The cup season is well and truly upon us and the Junior campaign continues apace as they reach the quarterfinal stage… At 3 pm tomorrow (or today if you’re reading…

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Seniors Go Down Fighting

St Michael’s College 22 Clongowes Wood College 13 It seems a long time ago now since Rory Delap addressed the school at Morning Prayer on the first day of spring…

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Cup Teams Advance

The cup season is well and truly upon us and the Junior and Senior campaigns continue apace as their respective competitions reach the quarterfinal stage… The seniors were first into…

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Cometh the Hour

There was a moment early in the second half of the Junior Cup match in Donnybrook this afternoon when we wondered whether things would indeed go according to the coaches’…

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Juniors Enter the Fray

The cup season is well and truly upon us and the Junior and Senior Campaigns continue apace. The Seniors were first into the ring last Thursday when they emerged victorious,…

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Launching the Pool

New Swimming Pool to be officially opened by Tánaiste, Simon Coveney The long awaited new 25 metre, five-lane swimming pool in Clongowes quietly entered service before Christmas and has been…

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