De La Salle College Waterford

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February 2015

Cross Country

On Friday the 30th January our Minor, Junior, Intermediate and Senior teams participated in the East Munster Schools cross country in St Augustines, Dungarvan.
Our minor team were unlucky on the day. On the team were of Tomisin Adenik, Bryan Jose, Adrian Power and Callum Stringer.
The Junior team had great runs again from Shane O'Neill and Conor Signorelli. Both qualifying for the Munster championships next week. Craig O'Brien and Jack Doyle made up the team which was unfortunate to lose two other athletes (Luke Kervick and Robert Tobin) to injury during the race. 

In the Intermediate race David McGlynn finished second and led the team to second place. Conor Quinn finished 7th and Jonathan Crowley 10th and Craig McAuliffe ran well to complete the team.
The Senior 5km race was won by High School Clonmel and De La Salle finished second. On the team were Fiachra O'Mahony, Tadgh Brennan, Darragh Morgan, Denis Lynch and Cathal Daly and Mark Condon. Both the intermediate and Senior teams qualified for the Munsters and we wish them the very best of luck.

Pictured above: Names from left to right
Robert Tobin, Luke Kervick, Shane O'Neill, Craig O'Brien, Conor Signorelli and Jack Doyle.

Team Maths

The South East Team Maths quiz took place last Friday night in the Mercy Convent School, Waterford. This is a quiz for sixth year students and organised by the Irish Maths Teachers Association with questions based on the Leaving Cert. 

The quiz takes place throughout the country in various venues at the same time. Two teams participated for De La Salle College and were placed first and joint second with CBS Kilkenny. 

On the winning team were Carl Beadle, Jack Casey, Cathal Gallagher and Raymond O'Mahony. The runners up were Colin de Barra, Conor Giles Doran, Denis Lynch and Ruairí Nevin Maguire. The winning team now qualify for the national finals in NUIG on Saturday the 7th March. Well done to all who participated.

Picture of Team Maths Winners Names left to right:
Carl Beadle, Raymond O'Mahony, Jack Casey and Cathal Gallagher

U/14 Hurling

Congratulations to the Under 14 hurlers who defeated Blackwater Community School in the Waterford County Championship on Wednesday 4th February. At the final whistle in Fraher Field the result was De La Salle College 3 – 10 Blackwater 0 – 1. DLS won in impressive fashion showing discipline, teamwork and skill throughout the match. Paddy Flynn and Darren Kenneally performed the role of co – captains. They showed fantastic leadership throughout the championship. In the group stages DLS had victories against Blackwater CS, Dungarvan CBS and St. Augustine’s College.   

This panel trained hard since September with the aim of retaining the title. The lads played many challenge matches and their hard work came to fruition in the final. It was a team effort with all the players on the panel contributing to this success. Thanks to the backroom team and supporters for their support on the day.  Ms Meagher and Mr Tallon are looking forward to bringing this team to the Brother Anselm Tournament on Friday 6th March.

Starting team:

Mark Kilgannon, Eoin O’Brien, Ciaran O’Neill, Paul Cotter, Sean Harney, Cian Wadding, Cillian Lynch, Kevin Mahony, Dean Casey, Darren Kenneally, Mikey Cummins, Paddy Leavy, Gavin Corbett, Tadhg Ryan, Paddy Flynn. Subs used: Eoin O’Reilly for Gavin Corbett and Conor Berry for Cian Wadding.

Art News

Congratulations to Ben Sheridan ,Jack Walsh and Nathan Long in Ms Lee's 6th year art class  who are semi finalists in this years doodle for Google fingers crossed for the finals !

Well done to Steven Cody and Eoghan Flynn fifth year who received some surprise visitors on Friday when Junk Kouture arrived in Class to personally present them with their Silver ticket which means they get to the semi finals in the concert hall in Limerick in March.Best of luck to them both .

Maths News

The National Final of the IMTA  Team Maths Quiz takes place in NUI Galway on March 7th. We wish Carl Beadle, Jack Casey, Cathal Gallagher  and Raymond O'Mahony the best of luck in the final.

Mathletes Challenge

The MATHletes Challenge is a pioneering online and in-person maths tournament for students from Ireland and Northern Ireland. Nathan Keenan a fifth year student entered this competition in January. As a challenger he works with the Khan Academy which help him master maths skills and as a result he earns mastery points. Nathan was the winner of the January Cup in this competition and continues to be top of the leaderboard as we end the month of February. We wish Nathan continued success.