1ST PRIZE

4 BALL + LUNCH AT DRUIDS GLEN

John Connolly Michael MullallyBrian O’Donnell Brian Tierney

2ND PRIZE

4 X LAMPS The “Grange” Collection

Michael Dowling Martin Devlin Eugene Ryan James Dowling

3RD PRIZE

4 BALL + LUNCH AT NAAS GOLF CLUB

Bobby Sweeney Ned Sweeney Michael Connolly Eddie Carter

4TH PRIZE

4 X POLO SHIRTS (Paul’s of Kilkenny)

Neville Collier Billy Stamp Ronnie Jacob Colin Tyner

5TH PRIZE

4 BALL + LUNCH AT KILKENNY GOLF CLUB

Angela Fitzsimons Enda Fitzsimons Des Coakley Richie Kelly

LADIES PRIZE

AFTERNOON TEA AND SPA TREATMENT FOR 4 AT NEWPARK HOTEL.

Maura Coe Sheila Connolly Niamh Connolly Valerie Gallagher

Non GUI 1st Prize

2nd Prize 3rd Prize

4 x LAMPS The “Grange” Collection
4 X POLO SHIRTS (Paul’s of Kilkenny) 
4 X UMBRELLAS

The O’Shea Family (Martin, Dermot,Brian & Ken)

Kieran Dempsey, Michael Fogarty, Colm Scott & Seamus Holland

James Young, Ben Hayes, Paddy Dalton, Declan Drohan

Longest Drive (Ladies) 14TH GREEN

SUNDAY LUNCH FOR TWO PEOPLE
AT DUNBRODY COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL

Tracey Dunlop

Longest Drive (Gents) 14TH GREEN

AFTERNOON TEA FOR FOUR PEOPLE
AT DUNBRODY COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL

James Young

Nearest Pin (Ladies) 17TH GREEN

1 X CRYSTAL VASE

Margaret Bower

Nearest Pin (Gents) 17TH GREEN

1 X CRYSTAL VASE

Michael Connolly

On Tuesday 15thMay 2018 360 of the Kilkenny College community (students and staff) participated in a Fun Walk/Run in aid of Pieta House.  

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Organising Committee with Chairperson Sarah Darker

 

A committee of Staff, Fifth Years and Second Years organised this event.   The route took in 6.2km of the College grounds and the Ring Road.  53 of the Transition Year pupils stewarded the event with their responsibilities including on campus traffic, stewarding along the route and providing well-earned water afterwards to the participants.  The event started with a warm-up lead by teachers Jeff Carter and David Lowry who set the tone for a fun-filled afternoon.

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Teachers Sarah Rice, Regina Ryan, and Nurse Henebry

 

The run was led by Leah Lyons member of the Irish Ladies Rugby team who was presented with flowers and a book ‘Where Swift and Berkley Learnt: A History of Kilkenny College”.

First across the line was TY student Luke Thompson in a great time of 22 minutes and 54 seconds, followed closely by Second Year’s Charlie Hackett.  The first girl across the line was Fifth Year’s Maria Cairns and hot on her heels was TY Co-ordinator Richard Willis.

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Attending the Fun Walk/Run: Principal, Simon Thompson, Transition Year Co-ordinator, Richard Willis, Teacher, Sarah Rice

 

But the day was about far more than times!  As a whole-school project there was great anticipation and excitement throughout the school. This event allowed each person to participate at their own pace and enjoy the afternoon out in the fresh air.  The TY stewards provided great encouragement along the route and a huge welcome awaited each and every person who crossed the line.  The comradery across years and between staff and pupils was wonderful.  The event is something that most of the Kilkenny College community will remember for a long time!  

As well as the benefit to each person’s Wellbeing the event raised just over €2000 for the nominated charity of Pieta House.

Please follow the link below to view pictures from Kilkenny College winning the 2018 Kate Russell All Ireland Championship.

Kate Russell Gallery

 

Please see attached the Extra Curricular Programme for the Summer term 2018 which will commence when the students return after the Easter break.

Extra Curricular Activities Summer Programme 2018

 

 

The 2018 Kate Russell All Ireland Senior Girls Hockey Championships were held at Kilkenny College on the 22nd and 23rd March 2018.  The event proved to be one of great celebration in its outcome as the Kilkenny College Senior Girls Hockey squad emerged at the victorious team in this years competition.  The College expresses its congratulations to Charlotte Cope Captain, Coaches, Mr. Richard Willis and Mr. Ross Harding and Manager Ms. Lesley Threlfall and the entire squad of the senior girls.   The competition was played to an exceptionally high standard across the course of both days and each of the Provincial Champion teams participating represented their Province in an outstanding manner, both on and off the field.

The Kate Russell Tournament was an occasion that brought together all strands of the College community in a unified manner working on behalf of the College and our students.  I would like to take the opportunity to thank all those members of staff, all the students, all the parents and friends of Kilkenny College who gave so willingly of their time on a voluntary basis to ensure that this event was planned, organised and run to such a high standard.  As a College we are grateful to everybody who supported the tournament.  On behalf of Kilkenny College, I would also like to express gratitude to the Irish Hockey Officials, the President and Branch Presidents, the Technical Delegates, the Umpires, Coaches of all teams and all from Hockey Ireland who were involved in the organisation and running of the event.

Congratulations once again to the Senior Girls Hockey squad on their outstanding achievement in being crowned All Ireland Senior Girls Hockey Champions 2018, winners of the Kate Russell Trophy.

Simon Thompson

Principal

 

(Tournament review article courtesy of The Irish Times - https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/other-sports/kilkenny-college-claim-first-all-ireland-schoolgirls-championship-1.3438332)

A Yasmin Pratt-inspired Kilkenny College won the school and the South East region’s first Kate Russell All-Ireland Schoolgirls Championship since 1994.

The speedy striker struck six times across their four games to lead them to glory, edging out Loreto Foxrock by points with Ulster side Rainey Endowed third overall.

Indeed, the crucial win came on Thursday when Pratt opened the tournament with a dipping shot, added to by Jessica Wagenaar en route to a 2-1 win over Foxrock.

A 0-0 draw with Rainey followed before they cut loose on day two of the campaign. Pratt’s hat-trick saw Kilkenny come from behind to beat Cork’s Mount Mercy 5-2, scoring the first two with superb solo runs before Megan Telford-Kelly and and Wagenaar built a 4-2 half-time lead.

Needing a win in their final tie against Galway’s Salerno, Pratt – an Irish Under-18 international who is also the top scorer in the Leinster women’s Division One – was also on the mark first before Sophie Thomas made the game and the title safe.

Foxrock beat both Rainey and Salerno on day two to secure silver in their first ever appearance in the competition while Rainey could not add to their day one points total but still hung for third on goal difference ahead of Cork’s Mount Mercy.

Kate Russell All-Ireland Schoolgirl Championships

Thursday: Kilkenny College 2 (Y Pratt, J Wagenaar) Loreto Foxrock 1 (E Reidy); Salerno 0 Mount Mercy 0; Rainey Endowed 0 Kilkenny College 0; Mount Mercy 1 (K O’Halloran) Loreto Foxrock 3 (C Hamill, S McCooey, S O’Brien); Rainey Endowed 3 (B Scott 2, G Scott) Salerno 1

Friday: Rainey Endowed 0 Loreto Foxrock 2 (C Hamill, S O’Brien); Mount Mercy 2 (A O’Farrell 2) Kilkenny College 5 (Y Pratt 3, M Telford-Kelly, J Wagenaar); Loreto Foxrock 1 (S O’Brien) Salerno 0; Mount Mercy 3 (K O’Halloran, L O’Shea, S Murphy) Rainey Endowed 1; Salerno 0 Kilkenny College 2 (Y Pratt, S Thomas)

There is a YouTube channel that will contain all the day's highlights and goals from all the matches. Please click the link below to subscribe to the channell.

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-hHc8StG3_vJApc2NK21Q