Sports - Clongowes Wood College

Director of Rugby Tomas O’Leary

4th September 2021

We are delighted to welcome Tomás O’Leary to Clongowes as our new Director of Rugby. Tomás brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the role and we wish him well in his new position. Tomás is a well known former Ireland Rugby international who was part of the Irish team that won the 2009…read more

Staff vs Students Soccer Match

17th June 2021

On Monday, May 24th we saw the return of the much-anticipated Staff vs Students soccer match with the coveted Brendan Cullen Perpetual Trophy up for grabs.    Luckily the participants were greeted with the fine weather which drew a considerable crowd of students to the sidelines at the senior soccer pitch. Glasgow on an Old…read more

Clongowes Golf Open 2021

25th May 2021

On Sunday 16th May, Clongowes Wood Golf Course was a hub of activity as the 2021 Clongowes Golf Open Championship was played. We had an impressive 97 entries, and despite some inclement weather in the second half of the afternoon; it was a fantastic afternoon on the busy fairways.   The competition was for Handicap…read more

Lower Line Cricket Match Report

11th May 2021

On Saturday we had the Lower Line (3rd & 4th year) cricket match, this much anticipated clash had the Kildare Strikers facing the Thunder.   Match Report Saturday 8th of May:   Another cracking match this afternoon, the rain passed us by and we were left with perfect conditions for a great spectacle, and what a…read more

Triangle Race 2020

17th November 2020

It was an enjoyable, albeit wet and windy, autumnal afternoon for our Annual Triangle Race which took place on Sunday, October 15th. While none of the remarkable Jack O’Leary’s (OC’16) records were threatened, there were some commendable times from the boys. The 7.26 posted by overall winner Richard White (Rhetoric) was enough to see him…read more

TY Sports Week 2020

27th October 2020

The inaugural Clongowes TY Sports Week took place before midterm with a jam-packed itinerary of exciting and challenging sport-related activities. The boys were met with generally good weather which will have made the week even more enjoyable. Sports Week is a new important date in the transition year calendar – it offers the boys a…read more

Interhouse Sports Day 2020

19th October 2020

Our annual sports day took place on September 21st much to the excitement of the students. The boys were blessed with good weather and offered some welcome reprieve from the classroom!  Sports Day is an important date on the school calendar and is one that the students always look forward to – the boys compete…read more

Eric Donovan TY Visit

15th October 2020

Our Transition Year students donned their virtual gloves on September 25th as they welcomed the arrival of professional boxer Eric Donovan for a socially distanced sparring session.  Eric, a native of Athy in our home county of Kildare is a former five-time Irish Amateur Champion and twice European Championship bronze medalist. While in the professional…read more

Tantalus in Cold Storage

23rd September 2020

There are many cautionary tales abounding from classical times – as relationships among the gods [way-up-there!] worked out in their lives in a very human way – and also in human and divine interaction. The lives of the gods mirrored those of humans – or was it vice versa?! – for all the panoply of…read more

Leinster Rugby Update

13th March 2020

13th March 2020   We received the following statement yesterday afternoon from Leinster Rugby:   “All Domestic Rugby activities have been suspended until 29th March. The Irish Rugby Football Union, together with Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster Rugby, have announced the suspension of all Domestic Rugby activity from 6 pm this evening 12th March until…read more

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