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Jes TY’s compete at National Mock Trial Competition

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Preparation for the National Mock Trial competition began in February. Dozens of applicants vied to emulate the unprecedented achievements of last year’s team who tasted national and international success at the National Mock Trials in Dublin and the Empire World Mock Trials in New York. The sight of last year’s trophies for best team and best individual (Alex Burke) no ... Read More »

Jes Senior Debating Success at West of Ireland Debating Competition

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Senior Debaters Alastair Richardson, Frank O’Neill and Eoghan Frank achieve ‘The Double’ for only the second time in the thirty year history of the West of Ireland Debating Competition by winning both sections of the Grand Final in NUIG last month. Alastair won the best Individual Speaker in his opposition to the motion ‘This House Would Not Tell the Public ... Read More »

Junior Rugby Tour to Narbonne Easter 2014

Coláiste Iognáid Junior Rugby Team and College Victor Hugo Junior Rugby Team in Narbonne – Easter 2014

In the early hours of the last Friday of term a squad of 29 players accompanied by two teachers, nine parents and one sister left from Sea road for their end of season tour to Narbonne in the South of France. Excitement was high as we pulled off to start our four day adventure in the Mediterranean coastal city. Having ... Read More »

Junior Debating National Mace Finals

'Jes Abu...! Finals' Day competitors and winners (missing from picture: Ailbhe McDonagh, Dylan O'Halloran, Aoife Dempsey)

The Junior Debating National Mace Finals were held on Saturday 5th April, 2014 in UCD when the top 80 speakers in Ireland competed in the 500 speaker competition. Huge congratulations to the Jes debaters who took part – special congratulations are due to:                                   ... Read More »

Jes Students Win All-Ireland Gold and Silver with Moycullen


Three Jes Basketball Players were playing with Moycullen when they finished second in the top division of the Under-14 All-Ireland Club Championship. Ciaran Anthony, Mark Convery and James Duggan played for Moycullen in their dramatic wins, including a very impressive semi-final win against much-fancied Templeogue  in double-overtime. Catherine Connaire was on the Moycullen Under-16 Girls’ Team that won the All-Ireland ... Read More »

Tony McDonagh Runner-Up in All-Ireland

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Tony McDonagh (2L) competed in an All-Ireland Boxing Final in the National Arena on Saturday during the 11.00am session. Tony had defeated Kasper Bora and Leon Gallagher (6 All-Ireland Titles and 1 European Title between them) on route to the Final. Tony faced Anthony Johnston (3-time All-Ireland Champion) in the Final and despite fighting very well, Tony lost out to finish ... Read More »

1st Year Boys Win Regional Title

1st Year Boys

For the first time in seven years the First Year Boys’ Basketball Team have won the West Boys ‘B’ Regional Title after a very convincing performance against Scoil Chuimsitheach Chiarain Carraroe in the final in NUIG Kingfisher. The team, captained by James Duggan, have been the surprise package of the year with a lot of the players not having played ... Read More »

Senior Book Club and TY Library Crew at ‘War Horse’

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Senior Book Club and the TY Library Crew headed to Dublin yesterday (1st April) to watch the much acclaimed show ‘War Horse’ in the Bord Gáis Theatre in Dublin.  In all the trip was  a huge success – the show was spectacular and it was a happy if exhausted group of 3rd, 4th and 5th years who returned to the ... Read More »