Rang Cunningham Enjoy Visit to Borzalino Restaurant

Rang Shevlin were given the opportunity to practise their Italian when they visited the Borzalino restaurant in Drogheda. The students are currently learning Italian, and were very grateful for the opportunity to speak it, and there were handsomely rewarded for their prowess. They enjoyed a delicious, authentic Italian meal, and the Borzalino staff were impressed by their conversational ability.  The students described the food as "bellissimmo", and the prospect of a return visit prompted a chorus of "Si, prego!" Thanks very much to everyone at Borzalino restaurant for accomodating us.

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Cyber Bullying and Internet Safety Talk for Parents on Thursday, December 14th

Coláiste na hInse will be hosting a Cyber Bullying and Internet Safety talk for parents in the school at 7pm on Thursday, December 14th. The talk will be delivered by Jeremy Pagden, the Managing Director of Schools Websites.

All students received a letter today (Wednesday) and parents can reserve a place on the talk by filling out the form attached to the letter. For more information, please follow this link here

Fantastic Success in Leinster Debating Competitions

It's been a brilliant and successful month for both the Coláiste's junior and senior debaters. At junior level our pupils continue to shine in the UCD Junior Schools' Competition and as we reach the end of the preliminary rounds it looks like we are going to have a number of daltaí in the quarter finals. Last weekend also saw a fantastic achievement in the All Ireland Junior Debating National Mace Competition when second year Mark Hanley and third year Peter Phelan qualified for the final of the largest preliminary round in Belvedere College. As this competition moves on to the Leinster Finals after Christmas, it looks like the Coláiste could have as many as six competitors qualify. 


Finally at senior level we have had a number of significant achievements. Sixth year Medb Brereton Hurley recently won her regional heat of the All Ireland Soroptimist Public Speaking competition. Eoghan Boland qualified for the regional final of the Rotary Youth Leadership competition. And Eoghan, Aoife Walker and Saoirse O'Donnell have all qualified for the Leinster Quarter Finals of the All Ireland Debating competition.


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.

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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.

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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.