Senior Gaelic Football Reach All Ireland Semi-final

The Senior Gaelic Football team broke new ground over a week in early March. Having already qualified for the North Leinster final, the team were convincing winners against Mullingar. The team then qualified for the Leinster play-off against Baltinglass. In a much tighter encounter, the team displayed admirable grit and teamwork to eke out a two point win and a semi-final place. 

The All-Ireland semi-final against Boherbue Comprehensive School of Cork was the team’s third game in six days (with many players representing their club sides during the week as well). A slow start saw the team fall seven points behind, but the team showed the fight, determination and skill that has characterised their campaign to fight their way back into the match. However, they were unable to draw level, and lost narrowly. Congratulations to the team on a fantastic season as they progressed further than any previous CNI team. 

North Leinster Champions and All Ireland Semi Finalists

Coláiste na hInse Hosts Matheson Mace Competition

CNI hosted the national finals of the Matheson Mace Competition on April 6th, with schools travelling from across the country to attend. Our dáltaí spoke exceptionally well in a challenging format, and Laragh Philips was crowned the National Oratory Champion on the day, as well as reaching the National Final. Laragh and Aoife Forkin will travel to Cambridge over Easter to represent Ireland.

Congratulations also to Kyla Boyle for a fantastic speech at the Junior Schools Debating Final in UCD.

Mairead McGuinness with CNI dlta at Matheson National Mace National Oratory Champion with Mairead McGuinness MEP

Matheson National Mace was hosted by CNI

Idirbliain Trip to Germany

Our Idirbliain dáltaí enjoyed a wonderful trip to Germany. The sun shone throughout the four days as the group visited the Lindt Chocolate Factory, the Sports Museum and El-De Haus in Cologne, as well as Cochem Castle and Phantasialand.

IB Dlta in Boppard on their Germany Trip

First Year Boys' Basketball Team Win League Title

Our First Year boys’ team enjoyed a fantastic run of results as they claimed the North East league title. In an exceptionally tight semi-final, the CNI team emerged as narrow winners, 34-32, against Castleblayney College. Two days later the team returned to the court to grind out a victory in Carrickmacross. Congratulations to the team on a wonderful season and a fitting reward for their commitment.

First Year Basketball Champions

Uniform Suppliers to Visit Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa this month

Uniform suppliers School Uniforms Direct will visit Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa on Tuesday April 8th, April 30th, May 14th and May 28th from 3pm-4pm to allow incoming First Year students to order their new school uniforms for Coláiste na hInse. More information can be found here

 

School Uniforms Direct will be visiting Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa again on August 6th, 13th and 20th, from 2pm-4pm.