Kilkenny College Hockey Dept was delighted to welcome Irish and World number one goalkeeper  David Harte to the college last Thursday. David was here as a Guest Speaker for Tranisition Year where he spoke on succeeding at the highest level of his chosen sport. This was followed by a Q&A with the students.

With 203 caps to his name, his presentation was warmly received by the audience where it transcended sport. Later on in the day David met the junior goalkeepers where the girls and boys were given masterclass from a player who is at the very top of his game. This was followed with a session with the senior ‘keepers'. Again David was very generous with his time and expertise.

Despite the bitterly cold conditions David took all the ‘keepers through various drills and spoke about the psychology of goalkeeping. David has been voted World Goalkeeper of the Year for the last two years and has been nominated again this year. You can vote for David at the following link http://www.fih.ch/global-stars/hockey-stars/2017/goalkeeper-of-the-year/.

The very best of luck from all at Kilkenny College to the following players who partake in the Interprovincial Hockey Championships this weekend.

Leinster U18

Ellie McLoughlin

 

SouthEast U18

Ciara Orr

Hilary Balding capt

Sophie Thomas

Yasmin Pratt

Grace Donald

Charlotte Cope

Iseult Cahill

Isabel Bourke

Elva Kerr

Dara Scobie

Jessie Wagenaar

 

South East U16

Faye Neill

Dwena Bradley

Alison Finlay

IzzyWalshe

Roisin Jordan

Julie Greene

Radinka Pratt 

NOVICE COMPETITIO N

01.  Kilkenny College - white team.

02.  Kilkenny College - red team. 
03.  Ard Scoil na Mara, Tramore.
04.  CBS Kilkenny
05.  Gorey Community School.
06.  Newbridge College - black team.
07.  Loreto Wexford / Bridgetown VS / Saint Mary’s, New Ross.
08.  Scoil Mhuire, Trim - red team.
09.  Scoil Mhuire, Trim - navy team.

     Followed by the Novice Individual Competition.

     Followed by the White Cup.

     

THE WHITE CUP 2017.

01.  Kilkenny College -white team.
02.  Newbridge College - black team.
03.  St Leo’s Carlow / Borris Vocational School.
04.  Loreto Secondary School, Clonmel.
05.   Presentation Secondary School, Kilkenny - green team.
06.  Newbridge College - white team.
07.  Saint Declan’s, Kilmacthomas.
08.  Borris Vocational School - wine team.
09.  Ramsgrange Community School, County Wexford - TBC.
       Second Course Walk.
10.  Wesley College.
11.  Gorey Community School.
12.  Saint Kieran’s College - black team.
13.  Loreto Kilkenny - blue team.
14.  Good Counsel College, New Ross - blue team.
15.  Borris Vocational School - grey team.
16.  Presentation Secondary School, Kilkenny - black team.
17.  Saint Mary’s Sec School, New Ross.
18.  Kilkenny College - red team.

     Followed by the Open Individual competition.

     All enquiries to Paul Cuddihy, 087-2618927.

The timetable for our Autumn sports programme for the upcoming year can be found at the link below.

Sports Activities 2017

 

 
Calling all College Show-jumpers.
 
Saturday 29th April sees the All-Ireland Showjumping Championship for teams in the County Showgrounds in Enniscorthy. 
 
There is a team competition with terrific prizes. 1st place team wins a €1500 HSI training bursary and a €500 cheque and championship cup, with other prizes for 2nd and 3rd and rosettes 1-6.  The top 10 teams qualify for Millstreet on Sunday 6th August next, along with an individual championship.
 
Enniscorthy also is the day for the open individual championships and the novice individual championships with a €500 HSI bursary in each competition.  As this is outside the League there is no restriction on team formation. If you are coming to Enniscorthy please remember that it is a grass arena and studs should be worn to keep a good grip.
 
It would be really good to end our year on a high note, so I am appealing for as many riders as possible. I hope that you might consider attending if at all possible. If you are in a position to attend could you please text me the details of rider and pony and whether you wish to have your son or daughter on a team and/or the individual open or individual novice championships.
 
In the meantime I hope that you have a very happy Easter with your family.
 
Many thanks,
 
Paul Cuddihy.

Please see attached the Extra Curricular Programme for the Summer term which will commence when the students return after the Easter break and also the Easter Term Newsletter outlining some of the activities and achievements of the past term.

pdf Extra Curricular Activities Summer Programme 2017 (213 KB)

pdf Easter Newsletter 2017 (9.27 MB)