The group of TY and Fifth Years boys, parents and Mr Conway who set out to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania have returned safely after a highly successful trip. The group ‘summitted’ last Wednesday. We will have a full report on the website in August when school...
Best wishes to 44 Transition Year students, Mr Hayden, Mr Furlong and Mr Stirling who begin the Gaisce Hike today. They are setting off for Glendalough this morning and will return on Wednesday...
The Br. Dooley Invitational Shield Competition
The Br. Dooley Invitational Chess competition took place in the school library on Tuesday last. It was well oversubscribed by club members, so the final number of competitors had to be reduced down to 16. This enabled us to run four rounds of twenty minutes per player. The first round started with a heavy and somewhat unfair draw for the junior players against the senior members of both the A and B teams. The senior players took no prisoners and simply waded through the valiant efforts of their opponents with the single exception of Conor Dunne. Conor stood firm and resolute playing with a determination the likes of which you would only see in a young life’s struggle against nature’s harshness....
Pope John Paul Awards
Twelve of our students, who travelled to India last February, were the recipients of Pope John Paul Awards at the CYC on Aran Quay last night. They were accompanied by Ms McCabe, Ms Ni Bhrosnacháin, Mr Dalton and Mr Stirling who also made the trip to India and Mr...
Drama Society prepares for late November performances
Coláiste Éanna Drama Society presents All in Favour Said No by Bernard Farrell on November 21st, 22nd and 23rd. Rehearsals have been under way since late September. At present we are sourcing props and building sets for the stage. Tickets are available from the school office costing €10 for adults, €5 for students and there is a special family ticket for €20 which admits two adults and two children. For more information, click
U16 Basketball Team maintain their unbeaten record
The U/16 Basketball Team had another victory yesterday in UCD. After their very convincing win over Rathcool a couple of weeks ago, the team met with Marian College for their second league match. With a very shaky start in the first quarter (ending on a scoreline of 22-5) it took a lot of hard-work and determination to get back in the game. We won the second quarter by 12 points which brought us back into the game and our team went from strength to strength. Winning the next two quarters confirmed our victory. Every player played their part during the match and we saw some excellent basketball from all involved. Top scorer was Divin Matabisi with 28 points of our 55. MVP was...
Senior Hurlers reach Leinster Championship
Coláiste Éanna secured their 3rd Senior title in four years with a four point win over favourites Ardscoil Ris yesterday in St. Brigids. On a day in which the elements made the game more a war of attrition than skill, the determination and will to win of the Coláiste Éanna lads is what made the difference. Playing into the wind and rain in the first half, both teams started slowly and missed scoreable chances, before Eamon Gorman knocked over the first 2 points of the game. Ardscoil fought back to level it up and then the teams shared scores until Keith Robinson converted the first goal of the game after 20 minutes after great work from Johnny Madden. Half time...
French debating team make their début
Coláiste Éanna entered the Alliance Française Joutes Oratoires French debating competition for the first time in a first round encounter with St. Raphaella’s Secondary School, Stillorgan on Tuesday 9th October. An all sixth year team represented Coláiste Éanna captained by Ruairí Coppinger with Alex Cardas, Alvin Fung and Hugh Breslin. They proposed the motion that ‘Notre système scolaire ne nous prépare pas pour la vie’ (Our school system doesn’t prepare us for life). Several weeks of preparation went into what was an excellent first outing for the school in this prestigious competition which has been in existence for over twenty years. The boys were unfortunate to be narrowly defeated by their opponents, however they gained much from the experience not least...
The Knights of Éanna & the Visit to the Dark
When the school bell rang at 12.55 on Wednesday 8th September, the day was just beginning for the members of the Knights of Éanna Chess Club. We were travelling to the Dark Side of School Chess – our first meeting with Gonzaga College, the All Ireland Chess Champions in 2011. Our excitement was high as we saw this as a golden opportunity to announce the arrival of the Knights of Éanna on Chess in Dublin. As the club was only established last year, with the help of Mr. McGovern and Mr Grant, we were realistic enough to accept that we would not beat Gonzaga, but at least we might create a dent in their armour. Upon arrival at...
The Knights of Éanna v Terenure College
The Knights of Éanna travelled to our neighbours Terenure College for the local derby game. Terenure, like Coláiste Éanna, have only set up their chess club this year so there was no previous form to guide the team. We were treated to a very warm welcome by our hosts before settling into the match which involved a team of eleven players from each school. The Knights, who are 1st and 2nd year students mostly, were a little surprised but undaunted to learn that their opponents were transition year students. In an enthralling match the Knights of Éanna achieved a comprehensive 7-4 victory. Highlights included Luke Pendlebury in 1st year seeing off his opponent in under a minute and...