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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

T. McDonagh

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’

book club and ty 2

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 »

President returns for a big day at his kids’ old school


The President of Ireland highlighted his family’s special connection with Coláiste Iognáid when he was guest of  honour at the official opening of three new buildings at the school on Friday. President Michael D. Higgins pointed out that all four of his children were past pupils of the school, affectionately known as the Jes, which has been revamped at a ... Read More »

Jes Debating Success at Oxford Union…

Neill representing Ireland in Oxford on Saturday

Congratulations to Frank O’Neill and Eoghan Finn on their successful trip to the UK for the International Competition for Senior Debaters at Oxford. They finished in the top third of all teams. Congratulations to Kate Duggan and Philip Buckley who qualified for the International Competition for Young Debaters and will represent Ireland in Cambridge on 5th May. Read More »

Jes Success at Connacht Debating Finals….


The Connacht Debating Finals were held in Coláiste Iognáid last Saturday, 2nd March. It was a hugely successful day for Jes debating and in all nine Jes pupils will now progress to the All-Ireland Finals on April 5th. Congratulations to Kate Duggan and Philip Buckley who won The Matheson Junior Debating Connacht Final. Kate was also awarded Best Speaker in ... Read More »

Jes Ski Trip to Lavarone


This year’s 5th year ski trip was another fantastic success.   Sixty-two Jes students took to the slopes of Lavarone in the Italian Dolomites over the February mid-term break for some great times and great skiing.  Many thanks to the teachers and staff who organised the trip and accompanied the students: Liam Parkinson, Hugh Lavelle, Paul Kilraine, Rian Carney and Riona ... Read More »

New Website


Our new website is under development and is currently being updated!! Read More »