Girls’ Soccer Teams Reach Latter Stages of the Leinster League


The CNI Senior girls had a fantastic run in the Leinster League this season, eventually being narrowly defeated 2 - 1 at the quarter final stage against All Ireland champions Scoil Chroist Ri from Portlaoise. The CNI girls had the better chances during the game but were denied further goals due to fantastic saves by the Portlaoise keeper and the woodwork. Louise Murray found the net for CNI with a headed goal after a magical cross from Republic of Ireland international Ellie Ferguson. Ellie has had a fantastic season for CNI finishing top goal scorer with 12 goals. Ellie was backed up by outstanding performances over the season from Republic of Ireland international Katie Burdis. Katie was the outstanding player in both the quarter final and the previous round. Aisling Berney, Robyn McEvoy and Rebecca Gaffrey were also key to the fantastic run the girls had this season. 


The CNI under 15 girls had a heartbreaking penalty defeat against St Mary's Glasnevin last week in their Leinster League quarter final. The game finished 1 - 1. Outstanding for CNI were Kayleigh Noonan in goal who came to the girls rescue on many occasions, Sophie Beenham with her speed and tenacity in both defence and midfield and Eva Jean Quinn and Louise Murray up front.   

The CNI First Year girls faced Presentation Wexford last week in their Leinster Quarter Final. The girls dominated the game winning 6 - 3. Louise Murray claimed a hat-trick, while Eva Jean Quinn scored two with Molly Scott getting CNI's sixth goal.

Along with the goal scorers best for CNI were Ella Malone, Abbie Sherlock and Sophie Alright. The girls will now face St Dominican's of Drumcondra in the Semi Final.

First Year Boys Are League Champions!

The CNI First Year Boys’ team secured the North Leinster title following an impressive 3-1 victory against Marist Dundalk at DIFE in Drogheda. The team have been training from 7.30 in the morning every week and have gone unbeaten thus far this season. Along the way, they have defeated local rivals St. Mary’s and St. Oliver’s, as well as a thrilling 6-4 victory in the semi-final against De la Salle, Dundalk.

 CNI Team Presented with League Trophy

Art Success for Sarah and Erin

Congratulations to Sarah Gordon who captured the Robert Ballagh Art Competition in Drogheda. It was a very successful night for CNI students as Sarah’s success was followed by Erin Englishby winning the Junior Merit Award. Congratulations to both Sarah and Erin on this deserved success, which was a just reward for their talent and hard work.

Junior Merit Art Winner Robert Ballagh Award Winner 2018

Health Promotion Survey to be completed by Parents and Students

CNI is committed to promoting health for everyone who passes through our doors.  Please take 2 minutes to complete this parent survey on Health in CNI.  Link is below.  This will help us to create an action plan in order to continue health promotion in CNI and also to identify key areas where improvements are required.

Please also encourage your child to complete the survey that was emailed to them. The student survey can be completed here.

The survery for parents is here.

Thanks in advance,


Health Promoting Committee

Cupcake Competition

On the 22nd and 23rd of February Coláiste na hInse hosted an inter-school cupcake competition of four local schools. Four of the CNI teams qualified for the nine team final on the second day, where the finalists had to bake and present the same cupcakes once again. They had an hour and a half to create their stunning cupcakes with the level being raised significantly from the previous day with refinements to flavour and presentation as well as added detail to already exquisite decoration. The standard was extremely high and all 9 group produced a stunning array of cupcakes. However two Coláiste na hInse students, Caireann Bracken and Liam Burke Brady, who took 1st place with what can only be described as breathtakingly brilliant Disney Princess Lemon Drizzle Delights. They won a €50 ElverySports voucher as well as a 1st place certificate. Congratulations to the Home Economics department and all students involved.

 Cupcake Competition in CNI