Handball, Soccer and Rugby Updates
On Monday 20th November, CNI hosted the North East GAA Handball regional blitz. There were some fantastic games on the day, with fine displays of all the skills you expect to see in competitive handball - agility, power and speed. On the day, CNI were edged out by a more experienced St Mary's team, but the group will learn from the experience and continue to develop as players.
Our Junior Rugby team continued their impressive start to the season by beating Ratoath 22-12 in a tough encounter. This win takes them onto the quarter-finals of the cup. The Senior team however lost out to Boyne CS 14-34. The Coláiste showed fantastic spirit throughout, finishing the match with a great try in the last play of the match.
The Senior Girls' Soccer team have kicked off their season with two high-scoring draws. An Ellie Ferguson hat-trick was not enough to see off Loreto Balbriggan in a 3-3 draw, before the girls secured another draw in a 4-4 thriller against St. Louis of Dundalk.
The Under 19 team saw their league campaign come to an end following defeats to St. Oliver’s and St. Mary’s of Drogheda, with Henry Ndebumadu, Aaron Kirby and Daniel Bohan among the goals for the Senior team. The team continued their impressive Leinster Cup run with a comprehensive defeat of Skerries, before St. Mary’s once again had the upper hand in their last-16 tie.
The Under 15 Team followed up their cup win in October with a league win over Skerries, before losing 2-1 in the final moments to St. Oliver’s. The First Year began their league season with a 2-1 win against St. Mary’s.
Rang Cunningham Invite Homeless Aid to CNI
Congratulations to Rang Cunningham for organising a visit from Homeless Aid Drogheda to CNI to discuss the growing homelessness crisis in Ireland and locally. The talk formed part of Rang Cunningham’s Contemporary Issues Task, and it proved to be especially informative.