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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The Best of Rivals

Clongowes Wood College 29 The King’s Hospital 21 Relations between Clongowes Wood College and The King’s Hospital go back a long way and run deep. As our closest rugby playing…

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And so it begins…

‘Anois teacht an earraigh, beidh ‘n lá dul chun síneadh ‘S tar éis na Féil’ Bríde, ardóidh mé mo sheol…” These opening lines from the classic Irish poem Cill Aodáin…

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New Coaches-in-Charge

In line with our strategic development of Sport in Clongowes, the Headmaster, Mr Lumb has confirmed the appointment of a number of ‘Coaches-in-Charge’ of individual sporting disciplines to new positions…

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Vinny Murray Pitch

There was a lot of emotion and no little joy in Clongowes when our newly laid all-weather pitch was re-opened on Saturday (13th January). The state-of-the-art facility was blessed by…

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Lifesaving Skills

In recent weeks Jack Hilliard has been one of 40 boys, who are taking Lifesaving lessons in our new swimming pool as part of the Transition Year programme of activities.…

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Cross Country Medal Haul!

The third and final event of the Three Counties Developmental Cross Country League took place in Graiguecullen GAA grounds on a bright but bitterly cold Tuesday, November, 28th. The date…

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Leinster Schools Squad Reps

Leinster Schools Squad Representatitives Congratulations to the players pictured above who were selected to train as part of the Leinster Schools squad during the summer. They trained three days a…

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The Beautiful Game

Elements display South American flair to become Regional Futsal Winners With origins in 1930’s Uruguay, ‘futebol de salão’ or Futsal is becoming increasingly popular in Ireland; for Clongowes it was…

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Cross Country Success

Bouyed and enthused by the success of the Sports Day a few weeks ago, the gentlemen of the Cross Country Team betook themselves to Carlow last week for the first…

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Sports Day

Sports Day Having been thwarted by inclement weather last year, the students were not to be denied on Wednesday (September 6th) when the Inter House Sports Day took place in…

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Tennis Success!

Congratulations to the boys of the Clongowes Minor I tennis team who overcame their opponents from St. Gerard’s in Castleknock Lawn Tennis Club last week (Monday 22nd May) to win…

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Paddle Your Own

The Liffey Descent The ancient and noble sport of canoeing has recently been rekindled in Clongowes Wood College, which had a fine record in the sport was in the 1970s,…

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The Auld Triangle

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 is likely that…

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Cricket Tour

On the May Bank Holiday Weekend a group of cricketers from Clongowes accompanied by Fr. Michael Sheil SJ, Tom Carroll, Joe Flannery and Niall Black journeyed to Mount St. Mary’s…

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Cup Success At Last!

Forster Cup Final It may have come as something of a (pleasant) surprise to some to note that the cup rugby season for Clongowes had not terminated with the departure…

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