Friends Across the Border

Portora return to Clongowes Once again Clongowes hosted our friends and colleagues from the Royal School, Portora, Enniskillen for an overnight return visit to Kildare. It’s always like welcoming friends…

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New GAP Students

New GAP Students in Clongowes Patrick Sunderland, Tim McGrath, Edward Jude, Ben Quinn and Hamish Fuller (left to right above) arrived from the Australian heat to the inviting wind and…

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Field of Dreams

All Ireland Schools’ and Universities’ Cross Country Championships If you build it, they will come! As the course for the All Ireland Schools’ and Universities’ Cross Country Championships started to…

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Visit of President Higgins

On March 4th 2015, 201 years to the day after Fr Peter Kenny sj signed the Deed of Purchase for Clongowes Wood, Ireland’s First Citizen, Uachtarán na hÉireann, President Michael D…

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What might have been

In a match that bore eerie resemblances to last year’s final against Blackrock, the Clongowes SCT almost pulled off one of the great escapes of this (or any other sporting)…

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Clongowes v Belvedere

At 4 pm tomorrow (or today if you’re reading this tomorrow…), in Donnybrook, the purple and white will line out against the black and white, in the semi-final of the…

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All Ireland Athletics at CWC

All Ireland Schools and Universities Cross Country Championships While cross country running in Clongowes may have its origins in the arcane ‘Paper Chases’ of the Victorian school two centuries ago,…

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Lenten Reflection

Have you ever thought of Lent as a yearly second chance? Each year the Church gives us six weeks to take a long, loving look at our lives to see…

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How Many Miles to CWC?

Not many students get to meet the author of their Leaving Certificate text but just before the Mid-Term Break (Tuesday 10th, February) 31 members of Rhetoric were present to hear…

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Fr Moloney leaving CWC

Last Tuesday (10th February), Fr Leonard Moloney SJ announced that he would be stepping down as Headmaster of Clongowes Wood College in August, after eleven years in the position. In…

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Champion Jack O’Leary

Leinster Senior Champion Major congratulations are due to Jack O’Leary (Poetry), who won the Leinster Senior Cross Country title in Santry last Wednesday (11th February). In a pacy and tactical…

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SCT hold on in cracker

For three heart-stopping minutes and forty nail-biting seconds yesterday, the spellbound crowd in Donnybrook watched as wave after wave of St Michael’s players broke on the Clongowes line, only to…

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JCT just fall short

Relentless Clongowes Fall Short The Clongowes JCT drew something of a short straw when faced with favourites Blackrock in their first outing last Friday (February 6th). It was a match…

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European Youth Parliament

Making the ordinary, extraordinary On the 16th January, six boys from Syntax (Lorcáin O’Shea, Lorcan Barrett, Michael O’Brien, Shane Hogan, Sean Ojejinmi and Conor Galvin) and four boys from Poetry…

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A quiet success

‘I’ve won Heineken Cups, I’ve played for Ireland, I’ve been to a World Cup; but some of my best rugby memories come from my days in Clongowes. Every kid dreams…

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Distinguished OCs

Clongownians of Distinction: A guide to the Serpentine Collection Last Tuesday evening, 27th January, in Clongowes Clongownians of Distinction: A guide to the Serpentine Collection, by Dr Harman Murtagh (on the right…

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Possunt quia posse videntur

SCT v Castleknock College Although he might have assumed that he would quietly slip away into the sunset upon his retirement, the enigmatic Mr. Tony Pierce, erstwhile Latin and Maths…

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