Senior Basketball Team Narrowly Defeated in Leinster Final

Our U19 Boys basketball team were the first basketball team in the school to make it to a Leinster Final. The venue was the National Basketball arena in Tallaght on Friday the 1st of Feb. A majority of the lads were in the middle of their mocks, but that didn't stop their commitment and dedication to the cause, continuing to train right up until the Thursday evening before the game.

Our opponents were St Mary's College, Rathmines. They brought their whole school out on the day for support matched with 150 daltaí from CNI which made for an electric atmosphere in the Arena.

Our lads had a decent first quarter finding ourselves a couple of points down at the end of it but we were taking our time to settle in. The second quarter did not go our way however, missed buckets led to fast breaks from our opponents and a 4 point turn around on a number of occasions. We found ourselves 29-16 down at half time with a little bit of an uphill battle.

The lads came out a different team in the second half. They fought, they defended and they left absolutely everything on the court. They chipped away at the Rathmines lead and every score and block was cheered on both sides. There was a battle on the court but also in the crowd as to who could cheer the loudest. With 2 minutes to go in the last quarter the game stood at 43-40. Both teams were on team fouls and everything was on the line. It was not to be for us on the day. We lost 46-40 but the bród our men showed was to be admired. They could have easily dropped their heads at half time but no, they stood strong and showed what they were made of. It has been a fantastic journey, a majority of this team having played together under the coaching of Ciaran McGroggan for the last three years, with a few additions here and there. They are a fantastic group of gentlemen and they will be sorely missed on the basketball court next year.

Parents' Association Update

The Parents' Association would like to thank everyone for their support over the last few years and welcome the new committee of Chair Emer Reilly Corrigan, Secretary Fiona McMurray and treasurer Cathy Mooney. Dermot Scallon and Linda Burke will also be finished their four year run as parent representatives on the Board Of Management, so if any parents are interested they should watch out for information regarding the upcoming elections and put their names forward.

The school will no longer send out text reminders reminding parents about the PA monthly meetings so please just remember that out meeting are on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.30 in the library.

Over 1,500 People Attend We Will Rock You

Coláiste na hInse's performances of We Will Rock You have come to an end. Over 1,500 people attended the performances over four days, with Coláiste na hInse rocking to the beats of 25 Queen songs every evening. Indeed, many of the songs are still being hummed, sung and whistled through the corridors of the school. Thank you to all local businesses who supported our show.

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CNI 10 Year Anniversary Gala Dinner on March 15th

The Coláiste na hInse Ten Year Anniversary Gala Dinner takes place on Friday, March 15th at 7pm in the school. Students, parents and staff members, past and present, are welcome to attend. There promises to be much nostalgia on the evening as we reflect on our beginnings in the Neptune Hotel, the move to the Dánlann and the opening of the school building in 2012.

Dinner will be served at 7.30pm sharp. Tickets are only €20 and can be purchased at www.cni10gala.eventbrite.ie

Gala Dinner March 2019

 

 

 

Senior Basketball Team Reach Leinster Final at National Stadium

The Under 19 Men’s Basketball team have qualified for the Leinster final. The team travelled to Mountmellick for the semi-final and, following a tense opening quarter, the team managed to open a lead on their hosts. Whilst Mountmellick produced a stirring effort in the final quarter, CNI held them off to win 37-34. The team are now preparing for the final against St. Mary’s of Rathmines on Friday, February 1st at the National Basketball Arena.

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