Last Thursday saw the opening of a new additional training facility at Kilkenny College. On hand to cut the ribbon of the new facility were a number of past pupils representing the Hockey and Rugby Departments, the College’s two main sports. Representing girls hockey was Charlotte Cope (Class of 2018) captain of the All Ireland Kate Russell winning side from that year. Charlotte was joined by current Irish hockey international Jeremy Duncan (Class of 2012) who currently plays as a professional in the Belgian League with Royal Oreé in Brussels. Representing the Rugby Department was Shane Delahunt (Class 0f 2012),who has played with Connacht for last six years. As it happens both Shane and Jeremy won a Leinster league title at U18 level as Jeremy was a dual player at the time. All three, like many past pupils are regular visitors back to their Alma Mater. Also attending the opening were captains of a number of boys and girls hockey teams as well as captains of girls and boy’s rugby teams, as well as many coaches.
Speaking at the opening Headmaster Simon Thompson said :”This facility has been provided for our teams to support their health and fitness throughout the course of their seasons play. Our board wishes to ensure our sports teams can be the best they can be, fit ,healthy and supplement free, ready and able to compete against any other school. We are committed to ensuring our teams understand the importance of healthy nutrition and diet while being able to challenge themselves and to perform in competition”
S&C coach Stephen Gray who works with all athletes warmly welcomed the new facility. ”We are incredibly fortunate to have this facility and the support of the College community to develop the potential of all our young athletes whatever their chosen discipline”
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Due to the large number who have confirmed to attend the AGM and talk by David Coleman will now be held in The Newpark Hotel and not the McAdoo hall as originally advertised. Refreshments from 7pm.
Clinical Psychologist, David Coleman, to address Kilkenny College Parents Association AGM
The Kilkenny College Parents Association has invited Clinical Psychologist, David Coleman to speak to parents at the AGM of the Association on 26th September 2019.
David Coleman is a practicing Clinical Psychologist and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Psychology in UCD. He also presents television programmes, contributes regularly to RTE Radio 1, writes a weekly column for the Irish Independent and has authored three books so far. Best known in Ireland as the presenter of the RTÉ television series Families in Trouble, 21st Century Child, Teens in the Wild and Families in the Wild and most recently Bullyproof
More details will be posted on Facebook and the Website in early September. We hope to see as many parents as possible at the AGM.
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