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/.
Congratulations to Clifford Neale (Class of 2017) who received a Certificate of Distinction from the Engineering Technology Teachers Association (ETTA) at the National Finals held in Letterkenny on Saturday 18th November. A huge achievement to make the finals out of 5000 students that took the subject last year. Clifford qualified for the National finals by winning the Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford area finals of the ETTA. The Leaving Certificate project this year was based around the Sirosky Search and Rescue Helicopter. As part of the awards ceremony the coast guard arrived with the helicopter, which was great for all the award winners. Photographs shows Clifford with his certificate, Keith Kenna National Chairman ETTA and his teacher Mr Rossiter.
The very best of luck from all at Kilkenny College to the following players who partake in the Interprovincial Hockey Championships this weekend.
Hilary Balding capt
South East U16
Congratulations to Clifford Neale (class of 2017) who recently won the Area 9 (Carlow/Kilkenny/Wexford) Competition of the ETTA (Engineering Technology Teachers Association) for his Engineering Technology Project. This year was a Search and Rescue Helicopter.
Clifford’s project now goes forward to the National finals which will be held in Letterkenny on the 17th & 18th of November. The very best wishes to Clifford in the next stage of the competition.