First Year Boys Qualify for League Semi-Final

The First Year Boys' Soccer team followed up their dramatic victory over Skerries recently with a convincing win against local rivals St. Oliver's Community College to qualify for the League semi-final. The team will now face Coláiste Rís from Dundalk in the semi-final, with a coveted place in the Oriel Park decider at place.



Aoife Walker is Leinster Junior Mace Debating Champion!

On Saturday January 31st, 6 of the Coláiste’s debaters took part in the Leinster Finals of the Matheson Junior Debating National Mace Competition. This day represented the best 80 speakers in Leinster from a total of over 350. After four preliminary debates on topics like Assassinating Dictators as a Legitimate Tool of Foreign Policy and Prisoner Clinical Trials in Exchange for Lighter Sentences, the top 8 were announced for the final. This group included third year dalta Aoife Walker who had finished the preliminary rounds second overall. On the final motion, That this house would allow corporations to use slave labour in exchange for educational opportunities, Aoife spoke in second opposition and after a very competitive debate, emerged victorious. In crowning her Leinster Champion, chief adjudicator Niamh Mulholland commentated that Aoife’s speech “was full of clever analysis, excellent oratory and great argumentation.” Special mention must also go to Medb Brereton Hurley and Daniel Molloy who, after finishing in the top 10 overall, have qualified for the national finals day in March.

North Leinster Cross Country Championship

Coláiste na hInse sent a number of runners and teams to the North Leinster Championships in January. The teams performed exceptionally well in difficult conditions, with the Intermediate team of Lee McGuinness, Cian Crowley, Sam Reddin and Lorcan Hughes proving particularly impressive. Best for the First Years were Paddy French and Ciarán Smith.



Materials Technology Wood Projects

Second Year Materials Technology Wood students have carved out quite a niche for themselves in Coláiste na hInse with an array of creations in recent weeks. Well done to all involved as they continue to fly the good flag CNI!

Success in Matheson Junior Debating National Mace

After months of preliminary rounds in the two largest junior debating competitions in the country, the results of who had qualified for the final rounds of both were published at the end of January. In the Matheson Junior Debating National Mace, after 5 preliminary rounds with over 350 participants, the top 80 were announced and invited to attend the Leinster Final in Coláiste Bríde. Of those 80, a fantastic 6 came from the Coláiste; Medb Brereton Hurley, Daniel Molloy, Eoghan Boland, Aoife Walker, Colm Brown and Saoirse O’Donnell. In the UCD run, Junior Schools’ Debating Competition there was fantastic news as the quarter final line-up includes all 5 Coláiste teams, make the school the most represented school in the knock out rounds. Huge congratulations to all, especially first years Harry Wilders and Aoife Cronin who have qualified for a tough quarter final at the start of February.