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School Calendar 2016/17


Weekly Calendar - Vol. 2 Issue 29.                    Week from Monday 24th– 28th April, 2017

Summer Sports Programme begins today – Details on our website and Notices have been placed around the school

24th April

Final Boys Tennis Trials after school.

25th – 27th April

Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science Practical Assessment Interviews

25th April


Minor Boys Leinster vs. C.U.S. – Away

11.15 am departure

25th April

Form 1U Be Smart Internet Safety Workshop.

TY I.T. Internet Safety Workshops

26th April

Tickets for sale on Wednesday 26th April for the School Play from Lunchtime at School Office. Adults: €10.    Students and Staff: €5

26th April

TY Challenge Event run by Army Officers at Tramore

12:00 – 5:30 pm

26th April


Minor Boys home to St. Gerard’s at Kilkenny Tennis Club

Junior B Boys   home to St. Gerard’s at Kilkenny Tennis Club

Junior A Boys away v Wesley College

Senior Boys away v Presentation Bray

1:00 pm

1:00 pm

1:30 pm

1:00 pm

27th April Tennis

Junior A Boys home to Naas at Kilkenny Tennis Club

12.00 noon

27th April

Form 1 Boys & Girls Vaccinations

27th April

Tractor Run in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

7:45 pm expected arrival time to the School.

28th April


South Leinster Athletics Championships

27th - 28th April

Form 1 Boys & Girls Vaccinations

28th   – 30th April

TY Class Trip to The Burren

Advanced Notice



3rd May


Junior A Boys home to Sandford Park at Kilkenny Tennis Club 1:30 pm.

Junior B Boys away to Sandford Park 1:30 pm.

Senior Boys away to St. Andrew’s 1:30 pm.

Minor Boys away to St. Andrew’s 1:30 pm

4th May Tennis

Junior B Boys home to St. Killian’s at Kilkenny Tennis Club 1:00 pm

4th May

Leaving Certificate Art Exam.

4th May

South Leinster Athletics Championships

4th May

Form 1W & Form 1T Science/Biodiversity class trip to Dublin Zoo

5th May

Form 4 Parent / Teacher Meeting from 1.10 pm – 3:40 pm.

9th May

Form 1V Internet Safety Workshop

10th May

Leaving Certificate Ag. Science Practical Examination

10th May


Senior Boys away to Monkstown 1:30 pm.

Junior A Boys away to Blackrock 11:30 am.

Junior B Boys home to Temple Carrig at Kilkenny Tennis Club 1:00 pm.

11th May

Junior Certificate Art Exam.

12th May

Leaving Certificate Art Craft Exam.

16th/17th/18th May

School Play: One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest in McAdoo Hall at 7.30 pm sharp. Doors open at 7.10pm

Open to all Students Parents and Guests. Tickets for sale on Wednesday 26th April from Lunchtime at school office. Adults: €10.    Students and Staff: €5

22nd May

Incoming Form 1 2017 Information Afternoon.

23rd May

Musical Evening commencing at 7.30 pm.

25th May

T.Y.   Expo.

29th May – 2nd June

Summer Examinations commence for Forms 1, 2, 4 & 5.

7th June

State Examinations commence for Forms 3 & 6.

8th June

4th Annual Kilkenny College Golf Classic at Kilkenny Golf Club.

21st June

Second-hand Uniform and Book Sale.

                                                                                                           ETR: Estimated time of return to Kilkenny College

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Kilkenny College                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Rugby Fixtures Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th April 2017

Team Opposition Venue/Pitch Competition Time Leave Class/Food Depart/Return
 SCT St Gerard's  Donnybrook Tuesday  SCT Plate Final  3.30pm 

11.20am/class till 12.15pm





 U15 A  CC Roscrea   Home/Hollow Wednesday  Friendly  2.30pm 11.20am/class till 1.35pm   
 U 14 A  Castletroy College Home/Floodlit Wednesday   Friendly 2.30pm  11.20am/class till 1.35pm  1.40/4.10
U 14 B  Castletroy College   Home/Little  Friendly 2.30pm 11.20am/class till 1.35pm  As above 




Girls Hockey Fixtures Wednesday 5th April






Leave Class/Food


Senior 1st

Senior B Boys

Home-Pitch C



Senior 2nd

Newtown Waterford


Senior B Cup Final


Leave Class: 9.45am

Get changed

Collect packed lunch

Bus: 10am


Senior 4th

Abbey Community College

Home-Pitch C

Inter A League Final


Leave Class: 11.20am 

Lunch: 1.35pm 

Minor A

Loreto KK

Home-Pitch C

Minor Cup Final


Leave Class: 12.55pm

Early Lunch: 12.55pm

First year A

End of Season Bowling Trip to KBowl Kilkenny

€4 each person to be paid at training on Monday.

Bus: 2.15pm from McAdoo

Return 4.45pm

First Year B

First Year C1

First Year C2


Boys Hockey Fixtures

Team Opposition Venue/Pitch Competition Time Leave Class/Food Depart/Return
Senior A Newbridge Away League 3pm    
Senior B Newbridge Away League 3pm    
Junior A Newbridge Away League 3pm    
Minor A Newbridge Away League 3pm    
U13 A Newbridge Away League 3pm    
U13 B Newbridge Away League 3pm    
U13 C Newbridge Away League 3pm    



Educational trips

Trips to exhibitions, shows, lectures, factories, careers exhibitions etc. are arranged for pupils taking subjects such as Geography, Science, Art, Physical Education, English, History and Agricultural Science.

School Tours

Visits usually take place during the school holidays to Northern Ireland, England and the Continent.

Team sports

Players and supporters enjoy matches played ‘home and away’. There are regular rugby and hockey competitions during the season against local schools, Dublin schools and further afield, including trips to Ulster, Munster and occasionally to England and the Continent. The senior rugby team has travelled to Canada and France.

Cultural Excursions

These also take place to various locations, more recently to mainland Europe through our involvement in European Studies and the Comenius Project.

Language Exchanges

Language exchange programmes to France and Germany have been operating for several years.

Debating and Public Speaking

Both Debating and Public Speaking enjoy high profiles in Kilkenny College. The junior and senior clubs thrive and pupils who participate are equipped with invaluable lifelong skills. We enter many International, National and Regional competitions.

Chess and Draughts

Chess and Draughts Clubs are active with pupils taking part in competitions, both inside and outside the College.

An Gaisce

Participation in the President’s Awards – Gold, Silver and Bronze – takes place each season. Some continue their involvement into Third Level.


This activity teaches pupils how to participate in an adventure activity in a safe and controlled way.


International adventure has brought pupils as far away as Vietnam and to Kenya. Training commences with regular hill walking in the uplands of the South East. Pupils train and prepare for two years, learning how to fund-raise for themselves and be fully fit for the rigours of trekking in difficult terrain and climate.

Community Work

Within Kilkenny, the College plays its part in raising money for charity, e.g. Bake sales, clothes and mobile phone collections to name but a few. There is also an Annual Musical Evening held every May and Carol singing at Christmas time to raise funds for local charities.


‘The Swift Review’ is a news magazine with articles and news written by volunteering pupils. It gives a flavour of life in the college and beyond.



Four rugby pitches accommodate over a dozen teams of boys playing the game. Teams take part in the premier sections of the Leinster Senior and Junior Cup and League Competitions enjoying considerable success. Boys have attained representative honours for Leinster and Ireland.

spreadsheet RUGBY FIXTURES 2016/17 (39 KB)


Boys and girls play on two synthetic pitches and two shale pitches. Girls play within the South-East area while boys play in the Leinster competitions and have been very successful in recent years. Players, both girls and boys, have won interprovincial and international honours at under-16 and under-18 level.

Girls Hockey Training Times


This sport is undertaken largely on an individual basis but junior and senior teams take part in various competitions particularly in the summer term. Our pupils have attained international recognition in recent years.


We have many pupils who enjoy golf and some who represent the college with distinction in various local, provincial and inter school competitions. Some pupils take part in the Past Pupils’ Annual Golf Outing.

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do is on every Friday in the Macadoo from 3.50-4.50. We have 2 black belts in 1st yr - Ashton Botha and Lydia Berry. They are pictured with Aoife Botha, past pupil and Master Michael Botha, instructor. 

Other Sports

Outdoor sports include tennis, cricket, soccer and cross-country running. The large Sports Hall is the venue for various indoor activities including physical education classes, indoor hockey, indoor soccer, basketball, weight training and table tennis.


Every first year pupil is taught swimming with organised lessons every week. The more competent swimmers can learn lifesaving and seniors can train to become Assistant Swimming Teachers.


Boys and girls receive coaching in the sport in our P.E. Hall. There is much interest and pupils recently won a national championship.


Our Equestrian Club was founded in 1993 and is still going strong, due the support, advice and enthusiasm of many of our students and their parents. Our club is best described by some of our members, both past and present.


“I enjoyed jumping for the College, because I was proud to represent it and be part of a good team spirit.”

Dean Wilson, showjumper and breeder, based in the UK.


“lt was a great experience competing on the school teams, the team spirit helped me learn to deal with the pressure of competing as a team.”

Richie Moloney, Showjumper, based in the USA.


“There was always great camaradrie amongst our teams and I was thrilled to be going to a school with a renowned equestrian background.”

Elizabeth Sterling, eventer and post-graduate university student in UCD.