February, 2019 - Clongowes Wood College

Juniors Bow Out

28th February 2019

Clongowes Wood College 12: Newbridge College 14 The proverbial ‘game of two halves’ in Donnybrook yesterday concluded with a late win that put Newbridge College into the semi-finals of the Leinster Schools’ Junior Cup and left Clongowes players and supporters alike to wonder what might have been and how a game that we had often…read more

Dave Rudden Author Visit

25th February 2019

Knights of the Borrowed Dark On Wednesday, February 6th, award-winning author Dave Rudden returned to Clongowes to talk to the boys in Elements about his very popular novel, ‘Knights of the Borrowed Dark’ after which he ran a workshop to help them do some writing of their own. College Librarian, Ms Jane O’Loughlin takes up the tale…read more

Seniors into the Semis

15th February 2019

Clongowes Wood College 38: CBC Monkstown 10 A match that had see-sawed for much of the first half and appeared to be heading for a 3-3 score at the interval was effectively decided in the ‘championship’ minutes either side of half time by two converted tries and two penalties for Clongowes that left 20 points…read more

Cup Teams Advance

15th February 2019

The cup season is well and truly upon us and the Junior and Senior campaigns continue apace as their competitions reach the quarter and semi final stages respectively… The seniors were first into the arena in a tough encounter with Wesley College. The men from Clongowes led 8-0 at half time when John Maher’s try…read more

Elements on Tour

11th February 2019

Elements’ Belfast Tour In the week leading up to the January break, the Elements boys departed on their traditional tour to Belfast, where their action packed itinerary over four days included a whole range of educational, cultural and sporting activities. Aodhan McGuinness and Hugo Johnston sent us this report… It was an early start in Clongowes for…read more

Science Week

8th February 2019

Last week the Clongowes Wood College Science Department hosted our first ever Science Week from Tuesday 29th January to Friday 1st Feb.The week kicked off with Elements (appropriately for a Science Week!), travelling to Dublin Zoo on Tuesday in the company of their Science Teachers. Ms Nolan had prepared a biology themed treasure hunt for…read more

Catholic Schools’ Week

5th February 2019

Catholic Schools’ Week is an all-Ireland annual event, which invites Catholic schools to give expression in a special way to the ethos of Catholic Education. It is a celebration of Catholic schools throughout Ireland, North and South, which acknowledges the tremendous contribution that our Catholic primary and post-primary schools make, not just to Irish society,…read more

Juniors Advance

4th February 2019

Clongowes Wood College 18: Castleknock College 14 Forty years ago this month the Clongowes Junior team captained by Paul Dowling (OC’81), defeated Castleknock College in a first round match that is remembered as much for the snowstorm in which it was played as for the result. Yesterday in Donnybrook Paul, whose son Leo was to…read more

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