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JES JUNIOR AND JUVENILE GAELIC FOOTBALLERS QUALIFY FOR CONNACHT FINAL

Jes Juvenile Gaelic Squad

The Jes Junior footballers have qualified for this year’s Connacht final by virtue of a hard fought and highly entertaining 2-7 to 1-7 victory over St.Endas at Pearse Stadium. The Jes led by 1-06 to 1-02 at half time with their first goal coming from a penalty by Niall Rooney. A strong Jes defence held out against multiple St Endas ... Read More »

JES STUDENTS COMPETE IN NATIONAL JUNIOR DEBATING FINAL

Jes Finalists at Belvedere College

Congratulations to Third Year Coláiste Iognáid pupil, Harry Redfern, who qualified in the top eight of the National Junior Debating Final 2017. He spoke in the final opposing the motion ‘This House Would Not Allow Former Terrorists to Run for Public Office’ This schools’ competition is second only to the ‘BT Young Scientist’  in terms of size. Harry beat more ... Read More »

JES TAKE CONNACHT SENIOR CUP FOR SECOND YEAR IN ROW

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Coláiste Iognáid 13 Summerhill College 7 The Jes retained the Top Oil Connacht Senior Schools Cup with a dominant display over Summerhill College at the Sportsground on Wednesday 15th. Gary Keane scored the only try in the first half and a successful penalty and conversion  by  Jes captain Diarmuid Codyre meant the Jes led 10-0 at half-time. A late penalty by ... Read More »

JES JUNIORS AND SENIORS QUALIFY FOR TOP OIL CONNACHT SCHOOLS CUP FINALS

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For the first time since 2006 both the Jes Junior and Senior Squads will represent the school in the Top Oil Connacht Schools Cup Finals in the Sportsground on the 15th March.  The Seniors won a decisive victory 29-7 over Sligo Grammar in terrible conditions in Newcastle on the 2nd.  They will face Summerhill in the finals. The Juniors saw ... Read More »

JES SENIOR HOCKEY TEAM WIN THE CONNACHT PALMER CUP

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Congratulations to the Jes Senior Hockey team who beat Salerno 2-0  in the Palmer Cup Final on March 3rd. Despite the terrible conditions in Dangan on the day, they held firm against a strong Salerno team.  They now go on to compete against the best schools in Ireland in the national school championships in Banbridge on the 23rd and 24th March. ... Read More »

JES CHRISTMAS DEBATE

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Christmas lovers will be happy to learn that the Coláiste Iognáid debating society does not endorse the actions of ‘Festive Terrorist’: the Grinch. The motion was defeated by a sound 63 to 23 in the Annual Christmas Debate in aid of the Simon Community. Liam Carton won best rhyme. Read More »

U14 JES RUGBY BEAT SUMMERHILL COLLEGE 25 V 0

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Jes 20: Summerhill 0 Foul weather: fair rugby.  Even in the team photo, the hair looks battered, the eyes squinting and the boys cruelly pummeled by the Atlantic ‘Yellow Warning’ weather.  Upwind, a squad of very adult-looking boys from Summerhill loitered with wind; gradient and size on their side. But the Jes U14s play rugby well. Where they lacked in stature, they ... Read More »