Champion Jack O’Leary

14th February 2015

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 race, he showed great maturity and tenacity to beat a high-class field. News of Jack’s success will come as no surprise to those of us…read more

SCT hold on in cracker

10th February 2015

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 be repulsed time after time by the the defence. The Kildare school was leading by six points at the time and many of their supporters…read more

JCT just fall short

7th February 2015

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 that bore some resemblances to last year’s SCT final between the two schools, and ‘Clongowes Digest’ was lucky to have the talented pen of Barry…read more

European Youth Parliament

6th February 2015

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 (Jack Savage, Hugh Farrell, Steven-Thomas Gray and Andrew Corrigan) headed to Athlone to the Leinster Session of the European Youth Parliament. The theme of the…read more

A quiet success

4th February 2015

‘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 of playing professionally, I was no different, but back then you’re not playing for personal gain, you’re playing with and for your best mates… and…read more

Distinguished OCs

2nd February 2015

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 in the picture) was launched by Mr John Bruton the President of the Clongowes Union. The Headmaster Fr Leonard Moloney SJ introduced proceedings and the Rector, Fr…read more

Possunt quia posse videntur

30th January 2015

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 teacher, found himself back in the limelight in both capacities as Clongowes took on Castleknock at Donnybrook yesterday. Taking up his usual position on the halfway…read more

CWC in the NCH

28th January 2015

In the perfect setting of the National Concert Hall, The Dublin Youth Orchestras (DYO) Annual Gala Concert took place on Saturday 10th January from where Michelle Burke, Fundraising & Marketing Manager of the Clongowes Foundation and her cub reporter (and daughter) Nicole Tracey (wise beyond her 13 years) filed this report… Early in January four…read more

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