Kilkenny College Senior Girls 7's Squad emerged victorious from the Leinster 7's Tournament held in the Energia Stadium, Donnybrook. The tournament got under way with a series of matches in a pool of 4 teams. Kilkenny College was set against Sacred Heart Tullamore. The squad began with Melanie Griffith as scrum half, Alex MacNeill, Lilly Onilenla, Grace Jackson, Sadie Hyland, Abby Bennett and Lynda Watchorn. With a 5-point lead at half time, substitutions were made; Robyn Hutchinson, Ciara Orr, Doireann Doyle, Maria Cairns, Wren Higgins, Holly Talbot and Mary Adewuyi. By full time the team had claimed the win and were well and truly set into the tournament. The next match was against Temple Carraig Secondary School. The squad, following the same team tactics, led by coaches Ms. Sue Shirley and Mr. Jeff Carter, once again climbed up the table with a final score of 20-10. The last team to beat in the pool was Eureka Secondary School and after a tough 14-minute game Kilkenny College were into the semi-finals. 

The team fought hard against Dundalk coming to an even score at half time. However, with a series of trys from winger Lily Onilenla and scrum half Melanie Griffith the team won 20-10 and made it into the final. 

Kilkenny College faced Eureka Secondary School once again. The final began with a try from Kilkenny College however Eureka made a quick come back before half time levelling the score. However, thanks to the determination of the team two more trys had them back in the lead. The team managed to keep a defensive line until the final whistle with a final score of 15-5. Kilkenny College had won the Cup and are now Leinster 7's Cup Champions. 

Try Scorers: Melanie Griffith Mary Adewuyi Grace Jackson Lily Onilenla Wren Higgins Abby Bailey Alex McNeill Holly Talbot.

 

There will be a dinner to launch the Kilkenny College South Africa 2021 tour in the Dolmen Hotel in Carlow on Friday the 18th of November at 8pm. In attendance will be our professional and international past pupils, and some ex-international rugby legends. All freinds, supporters and past players from Kilkenny College are invited and encouraged to attend. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for ticket enquiries.

 

 

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