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St Brigid's Secondary School Killarney

St. Brigid's Presentation Killarney take to the slopes in Poland

On Friday last 2nd February, 60 brave 2nd Year students, accompanied by six staff from St. Brigid's Presentation Secondary School, Killarney departed Shannon for Krakow, Poland for a ski trip. On Saturday morning they travelled to the Kotelnica-Tatra ski area, where they enjoyed morning and afternoon ski lessons. Despite the falling temperatures, the ski enthusiasts continued to further develop their skills on Sunday and Monday. On Tuesday, prior to departure they enjoyed a brief break in Krakow where they experienced a guided walking tour of the magnificent city and had the opportunity to view some of the iconic sights such as Old Town Square, the University district, Wawel Hill and Cathedral, Cloth Hall and St. Mary's Church. Some further photos can be found in our gallery section.


 

First Year Soccer Team

St. Brigid’s soccer team continue their run of success, having beaten St. Caimin’s CS by 2-1 recently. Last week saw off their opponents Desmond College, Newcastle West with a resounding victory of 5-1. They face Colaiste Na Trocaire , Rathkeale in the last league game, and will play Crescent College , Limerick in the cup following midterm.


 

St Brigids Honoured with an award from the Municipal Council

Photographed above are members of the Junior A basketball team with Cllr. Niall Kelleher, chairperson of Killarney Municipal Council. The team were presented with an award at the first annual municipal awards held in Killarney House on Friday night. Julie Delaney, captain, accepted the award on behalf of the team and Treasa O’Sullivan spoke. Below is an extract of her speech 

I would like to thank Killarney Municipal Council for honouring the Junior A Basketball team from St. Brigid’s. It was a wonderful achievement to be crowned all Ireland champions last May but it is very special to be recognised by our own community. We are delighted to be joined this evening by so many other wonderful ambassadors for their sport. In an era where many young girls drop out of sport in their teens the members of the ladies golf team and rowing crews certainly set a great example for us. 

Our Junior team were crowned All-Ireland Junior A Basketball Champions in the National Arena in Tallaght, Dublin last May. This is an exceptional achievement given that there are in excess of 340 Post Primary girls school registered for the schools’ competition and St. Brigid’s play in the top division of the league. The panel of 18 girls comprised of sixteen 2nd Year students and two 1st Year students and were coached by Kate Donnellan and teacher Emma Bunworth. Our team was two years in the making as we were narrowly beaten the previous year in the All-Ireland final by a team from Portlaoise. It was difficult to pick ourselves up and start again but both Kate and Ms. Bunworth had enormous confidence in us and helped us believe in ourselves again.

 

   

St Brigid's Day

We wish a happy St. Brigid's Day to the staff and students of the school. The community attended Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral to celebrate the feast day of our patron, and were joined by parents, former teachers and members of the Presentation Sisters. The occasion afforded us an opportunity to gather and reflect on our thoughts and wishes as we face into a new season. Many thanks to the R.E. department, the Music department and to Fr. Kieran who celebrated the ceremony for us. 

 

Badminton News January 2018

Under14 Team 


Pia Hickey, Lucy O Leary, Ella Galvin and Yen Leneston. 
This team played Presentation Tralee, Milltown and Listowel and had to battle hard to get the final win against Milltown. This win saw them become Kerry Schools Under14 champions. 

They went to UL on 25/01/18 to represent Kerry and performed brilliantly. They won the first 2 games against Clare and Waterford reaching the final. They were narrowly beaten in final by St.Marys of Nenagh. 

Under16 Team 

Shona Doody, Albie Gammell, Abbey O Leary and Saibh Murphy. 
This team played 3 great matches against Listowel, Tralee and Tarbert.All these girls performed brilliantly but came up against really good opposition. They won 1 match which saw them o to bronze medal position. 

Under19 Team 
Sonia Smith, Fiona Galvin, Orla Tagney and Olivia 
This team played Listowel , Tarbert and Pres Tralee. These games were very competitive with 1 win against Tralee, a draw games with Tarbert and 1 loss against Listowel.They narrowly missed out on gold medal position but did receive silver medal. 




Well done also to their coach. Sinead Galvin. 

   

Extra Curricular January 2018

A full list of extra curricular activities for the new term can be found on the activities section of the website or by clicking on the link below.

There is something for everybody and all students are encouraged to get involved!

Extra curricular 2018

 

Junior Football News January 2018

On Wednesday the 24th January  St. Brigid’s Junior Football team emerged victorious against St. Flannan’s on a score line of 3-7 to 3-4 in the Munster PPS Junior B semi-final. The game was played in Rathkeale GAA grounds in extremely blustery conditions. 

St. Flannan’s had the breeze on their side in the first half and put St. Brigid’s under serious pressure as they lead at half time with a score line of 3-4 to 2 goals.

 With the aid of the wind St. Brigid’s upped their game and made a major come back. With five minutes to go the teams were level.  This made for a thrilling ending as St. Brigid’s hung in there and managed to keep their Ennis components at bay and came away with a 3 point lead.. 

All the St. Brigid’s  team played with great heart and displayed spectacular teamwork. It was a great test for the team. They now progress to the Munster final which will be played in the coming weeks. Well done to all involved.