Boys’ Basketball Teams Reach League Final

We had a very successful U16 and U19 boys’ basketball campaign this year with both teams getting to the North East Final. These finals were played on the 6th of December in The Phoenix Leisure Centre in Carrickmacross, and the opponents for both games was Castleblaney College.

Congratulations to the CNI Under 19 Boys’ team on triumphing in their league final against Castleblaney. Despite a slow start that saw them seven points down at the end of the first quarter, the team showed tremendous resolve and spirit to slowly reduce and overturn the deficit.

The Under 16 team were unfortunate to be narrowly defeated in their final. With the match tied at half-time, Castleblaney pulled away from CNI in the third quarter and held on to win the league. As with the Under 19s, the squad had offered full commitment since the beginning of the year, and were unlucky to lose on the day.

For the first time this year this competition goes onto an All-Ireland series, so our U19 boys will be facing Mountmellick of Laois on the 16th of January in a bid to a have a place in the All Ireland Final on the 1st of February in the National Basketball arena.

Well done to both teams on their massive commitment and work ethic shown this year.

Under 19 North East League Champions

Rang Lennon Raise €280 for Dogs’ Trust

The students of Rang Lennon, in An Cuan, raised €280 for Dogs’ Trust. This money will 'get a dog ready for their Forever Home by covering all the essentials including full vaccinations, microchipping and neutering'; and will also 'fully vaccinate an adult dog which protects them from dangerous diseases.'

They cannot thank everyone enough for their support.

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New Jerseys for Rugby Team

Thank you very much to Callaghan's Butchers for their generous sponsorship of a new set of jerseys for the Coláiste na hInse rugby teams. We are also grateful to Boyne Rugby Club for arranging for the European Champions' Cup and Pro 14 trophies to visit the school recently. Many of the players had the opportunity to raise the trophies in their new jerseys, and it may inspire them to similar feats of glory.

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Rang Cunningham Support Team Hope

Rang 3 Cunningham as part of their CSPE project filled over 90 shoe boxes for the Team Hope Shoe box appeal. Team Hope deliver shoe boxes to children in Eastern Europe or African Countries where there is no social welfare system, allowances or benefits. The shoe boxes bring laughter and excitement to a child who may never receive a gift.

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Christmas sa Coláiste at 7pm on Thursday, December 13th

Coláiste na hInse invites you to help them celebrate ten years of music in the Coláiste on Thursday, 13th December at 7pm. This free annual event has become an incredibly popular staple of the Festive Season in the area, and all are welcome to attend. There will be performances on the evening from the choir, orchestra, ‘We Will Rock You’ cast and past students. See you there!

Christmas at the Coliste 2018