Continued Athletic Success for CNI Dáltaí

On the 17th of May, three students from Colaiste na hInse travelled to Morton Stadium in Santry to compete in the Leinster schools track and field championships. Twins, Aaron and James Smith, competed in the junior boys 1500m and 800m events respectively. Stefan Bors also took part in the junior boys triple jump. A special mention must go to James Smith who ran a superb 800m race in his fastest ever time of 2:07:79, earning himself a bronze medal and a place in the All-Ireland track and field championships. These take place in Tullamore on the 3rd of June and we wish James the very best of luck.


First Year Students Reach Final

First year Science Student Enrichment Programme students Jacob Dean and Arsalan Malik reached the final of the Irish Junior Maths competition held in Catleknock College recently. A huge congratulations to Jacob and Arsalan on a marvellous achievement.


Dáltaí Complete CNI's First Ever Silver Gaisce Adventure

On 11-13 May, the first ever CNI GAISCE Silver Adventure Journey took place. GAISCE is a self-development programme for young people and at Silver Level this involves a minimum of 78 hours of commitment in the following areas: Community Involvement, Personal Skill and Physical Activity. The final and most daunting challenge for us, an 8 strong CNI band of merry men and women, was a three day expedition on the River Barrow in Carlow. A huge thanks to Charlie at Go With the Flow for making this trip possible and so enjoyable. In typical Irish fashion, we started off in glorious sunshine and experienced every season imaginable on a fun filled open canoe adventure. We battled weirs, sun burn, terrible singing; we endured torrential rain, wind, no showers; we cooked under the stars and played Finnish skittles; We picked each other up and we paddled, oh how we paddled. The sight of the beautiful riverside village of Saint Mullins was an awe-inspiring one – it’s done and we have a Silver GAISCE Award for the mantelpiece. Gold beckons but only the fearless may continue.


Run Against Hunger

On 17th May CNI hosted its first ever RUN AGAINST HUNGER. €1400 was raised by students who were sponsored per lap they ran around the school grounds. Overall, 1370 kilometers were ran on the day or the equivalent of Bettystown to Basel, Switzerland! The money will go to the charity Action Against Hunger which targets food poverty around the globe. This is also part of a European eTwinning Project with schools in France and Sweden, who are also holding fun runs in May. A huge thanks to Relish Café for sponsoring this event. Because of the success of the run this year, we are hoping to make it an annual event.


Lucas O'Callaghan Wins CNI Talent Show

The Coláiste's annual Talent Show took place on Thursday evening the 6th of April. It was a fantastic night with talented acts from every year group taking part. The three judges had some difficult decisions to make narrowing the 17 acts down to just 3 finalists. Joint Third place was awarded to Michael Mc Donnell, a first year guitarist, and Toochi Oguama, a 5th year dancer. Second place was awarded to Katie Power and Emily Sheil for their wonderful performance of Katie's composition 'forcefield'. First place went to Lucas O'Callaghan, who gave an incredible performance on piano, a truly deserving winner of the night!