De La Salle College Waterford

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April 2015

Mathlete Challenge 2015

 Congratulations to Nathan Keenan winner of the Munster Mathlete Challenge Competition last Saturday in CIT Cork. Nathan for the past 4 months has worked online increasing his confidence and competency in Maths using the Khan Academy free online learning service. Nathan now advances to the National Final which will be held in DCU on May 9th. Congratulations and good luck in the final.
Waterford Schools Track and Field
De La Salle won the overall cup on Wednesday 22nd April in the RSC. The following were medal winners

Minor Boys: Leke Daniel, Adrian Power, Liam Barber, Tomisin Adenifi

Junior Boys: Lance Baylon, Hassan Ali, Cillian Drohan, Conor Signorelli, Shane O'Neill, Niall Murphy, Samuel Adebayo

Inter/Senior: Sean Whittle, Conor Quinn, Tadhg Brennan, Fiachra Mahony, Eoin Kenny, Jonathan Crowley, Favour Eddy,Pelumi Daniel, Craig McAullife
Calling All Past Pupils!

The Annual Reunion will take place on Sat 16th and Sun 17th May and all past pupils of The College, St Declans and Stephen St are invited to attend. This Reunion will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Leaving Cert Class of 1965. A Dinner/Social Evening will be held in the Woodlands Hotel at 8pm on the Saturday, On Sunday, Mass in the College at 11am will be followed by College Tour and light refreshments. The events are open to wife/partner.

Details of the booking arrangements will be announced at an early date and all details will be posted on the College website. Early booking would be advisable.

De La Salle Legends To Return!

A special reunion of DeLaSalle past pupils will take place in Waterford in mid-May. The events will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Leaving Cert Class of 1965.

During the 1960’s, the College had a good mix of boarders and dayboys, who blended to bring great scholarship and sporting achievements to Waterford. In those years, DeLaSalle had lots of success in Athletics and Gaelic games, winning Munster titles in Hurling and Football, and unluckily missing out on All-Ireland titles. Many of those pupils went on to significant achievements in the world of business and sport.

It would be impossible to mention all of them, but here are just a few:-

Ned Quinn. Mooncoin man Ned is Chairman of Kilkenny GAA, and has been at the head of the GAA in Kilkenny for decades.

Brendan O’Sullivan. Brendan was Principal of Thomastown Primary School and is also prominent in GAA circles in Kilkenny.

Liam Griffin. Liam is Head of the Griffin Hotel Group, and, has also been very prominent in the GAA for decades. He managed Wexford to an All-Ireland victory in 1996.
Tim O’Neill. Tim is a Scholar and Calligrapher, who has published books on Manuscripts in Ireland and collaborated with Seamus Heaney to produce a Limited Edition of the Poem, ‘Columcille, The Scribe’.

The Geaney Brothers. Dick Geaney was one of the stars of the football team, who went on to All-Ireland glory with the Kerry minors, and now lives in Chicago, where he has a Medical Practice. His brother, Father Niall Geaney, is still active doing missionary work in Kenya.

Joe Delahunty. Joe is principal of Accountants, M K Brazil & Co, in Waterford.

John McLoughlin. John won Schoolboys and Youth International honours during his time in the College. In the European Youth International Tournament in Germany in 1965, John marked Johan Cruyff, who, according to John, didn’t get a kick off the ball! Anyway, Ireland beat the Dutch, 2-1 to achieve 7th place in the Tournament which was won by East Germany, who beat England in the Final. John went on to become Hon Secretary of the Schoolboys FAI during one of its most successful periods and led them to become Champions of the prestigious Montaigu Nations Tournament in 1982, when Ireland beat Italy in the final. This was the first ever victory by an Irish team in an International Tournament.

The attendance at the reunion events will include many local men such as the Stokes brothers, Gerry, John and Joe, Eddie O’Keeffe, who is a noted Designer and Illustrator and Christy Nolan, who was another star of the football team, playing both in goal and outfield. Other prominent local men who will join the celebrations are John Hartley, who is Chairman of the DeLaSalle Fraternity (Past Pupils). The Nevins brothers from the Cork Road will be there, with Daithi as Secretary of the Fraternity playing a lead role in the organisation of the celebrations.

These celebrations present a great opportunity for past pupils from DeLaSalle College, Saint Declans and Stephen Street to renew friendships with school pals. They are advised to book in good time. The celebrations will start with a Dinner/Social evening in the Woodlands Hotel, Dunmore Road, at 8pm on Sat 16th May. (Anyone wishing to stay overnight at the Hotel should make a reservation direct with the Hotel, where a special rate has been agreed.)

Booking is essential for the social evening and wife/partner will be welcome. Booking details are available from the College and are posted on the College website.
On Sunday 17th, a Mass will be celebrated in the College at 11am, followed by College Tour and light refreshments.

Photo Gallery.
The College has started work on a Photo Gallery which will feature on the College Website, and would be pleased to receive photos from past decades which can be emailed to Brendan McGrath at [email protected]