SCT Bow Out

2nd March 2016

Roscrea 24 Clongowes 18 Sad to relate the Clongowes’ Senior Team was unable to emulate the last minute heroics of their junior colleagues at Donnybrook yesterday as they made their exit from the cup following a narrow defeat to holder’s Roscrea in a semi final that was in doubt until the last kick of the…read more

Macbeth Unlimited

29th February 2016

Murder, suspense, intrigue, ambition and power? Sound familiar? No, we are not talking about Macbeth as you know it, but ‘Macbeth Unlimited’ adapted by Syntax and to be performed on Thursday and Friday, March 10th and 11th at 19.00 in the Music Performance Area. We are all familiar with Macbeth, the warrior hero who kills…read more

Gary skis for Ireland

29th February 2016

It will come as no surprise to regular readers of Clongowes Digest to learn that Gary Skinner (Poetry) represented Ireland in February (12th to the 21st) at the Youth Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway. He took part in four events, Super-G, Alpine Combined, Giant Slalom and Slalom where he reached speeds of 80 to…read more

JCT advance to Semis

26th February 2016

What a finish! Goodness what a finish! A game that had ebbed and flowed for 59 action-packed minutes was tied at 26 points apiece at the death and flowing in favour of Monkstown as they neared the Clongowes line with intent. We would be fibbing to say that we wouldn’t have settled for a replay…read more

Return of the MACSI

24th February 2016

The Poetry physics and applied maths classes welcomed Professor James Gleeson back to Clongowes for his second visit with this year’s mathematical modelling group. The boys have been working since October on the problems which the Professor set for them and he returned with great interest to see what kind of progress had been made on…read more

Jack Retains Title

11th February 2016

Conditions were bright but chilly in Santry last Wednesday (February 10th) for the Leinster Cross Country finals where Jack O’Leary was attempting to retain his senior crown. Although the race was a tactically tight and cagey affair for the first half of the 6,000 meters, Jack made a decisive move at the right time to…read more

Old Familiar Faces

11th February 2016

‘The Clongowes Union means the desire of Old Clongownians by coming together to be able to renew old memories [and] to see once again old familiar faces’. These words of John Redmond, M.P., (Vice-President) proposing the toast of the Clongowes Union at the second annual dinner, continue to ring true in the ears of Old…read more

SCT v CBC Monkstown

10th February 2016

On Tuesday last (February 9th) the Clongowes Senior team showed their junior counterparts the way to the semi finals of the Leinster Cup with a disciplined 27-5 victory over a gritty and determined CBC Monkstown, who never gave up. Richard McElwee (OC’05) Leinster Rugby PRO & Sports Enthusiast was there for ‘Clongowes Digest’… A GAME…read more

Gary skis for Ireland

9th February 2016

It will come as no surprise to regular readers of Clongowes Digest to learn that Gary Skinner (Poetry) represented Ireland in February (12th to the 21st) at the Youth Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway. In all, 71 nations competed in the Games in over 15 winter sport disciplines. Gary, from Terenure, Dublin – Ireland’s…read more

Elements of Belfast

8th February 2016

From the moment they awoke on the morning of January 18th the first years were all but uncontainable with excitement at the prospect of the annual trip to Belfast. Cub reporter Charlie Reilly takes up the story… The excitement was high on Monday 18th January when Peter (our brilliant ‘bus driver) set off with his merry…read more

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