CCM School News 12-4-2024

CCM School News 12-4-2024

Festival of Nations

CCM looks forward to hosting their annual Festival of Nations event. This is an event where students can showcase their culture, religion, language and traditional food. If you wish to display a stall or would like to give a helping hand, please find Ms Travers and/or contact her via MS Teams or

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TY kayaking

Our Transition Year students had the opportunity to take part in the first session of their kayaking training on Tuesday, 9 April. This is in conjunction with Baltinglass OEC. Despite the windy weather and the cold temperatures, the students took to the waters and were praised for their efforts. A great time was had by all. There will be one more session for our students later in the month.

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Gaisce Hike 2024

Well done to the third group of TY students who set out on the Gaisce Adventure on Wednesday, 10 April. Day One of the hike had a wet start, commencing in Rathdrum and following the Avonmore River on to Trooperstown for a total of 15km.

The sun came out for Day Two which was a 13K walk, this time from the Miners’ Village back once more to Trooperstown. The sun definitely helped keep spirits high and the challenge was enjoyed by all.

A special shout-out to staff members Mark and Stephen of Baltinglass Outdoor Education Centre for their incredible hospitality and enthusiasm throughout the hike. Thank you to Ms Doyle for organising such a brilliant and rewarding trip.

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First Year Leinster Hurling Championship
CCM: 6-6 - Patrician School Newbridge: 1-5

CCM had a hard-fought win over a battling Newbridge on Wednesday, 10 October, in CCM. Ground conditions made the going tough but our players’ skill levels showed in the end. All players showed great attitude and willingness to work hard in difficult conditions for hurling when taking the ball off the ground was often a struggle. However, our forwards managed to get vital scores, and CCM were inspired by two great performances in midfield from Alex McKenna and Jack Madden. Tommy Morrissey was excellent at wing forward alongside Ben O’Leary in centre forward. The backs worked extremely hard and defended very well, with stand-out performances from Rory Grove at full back and Luke Connolly and Bill Guinan at centre back and half back. Joshua Smullen and Sam Czwalina both made vital saves in goals. Having won their two group matches, CCM now move on to the knock out stage of the competition. Thanks to TY students, Senan, Adam, Bobby, Jack and Eoin, for helping with the team.

Senior Boys’ GAA Football:

CCM Senior boys GAA football team took on Presentation Bray in the Wicklow Schools A Plate final in Bray on Thursday, 11April. These two teams had already met in the group stage of the A cup where Pres Bray proved to be the more powerful team. On this outing, CCM did the early probing and forced goal chances that they just couldn't convert. However, they managed to secure a penalty, which Daniel Kavanagh dispatched into the net. This early tonic against a strong wind was quickly nullified by Pres in a counter attack that resulted in a goal. This was a brilliant first twenty minutes of the game which started with a blistering pace in Bray Emmett's 3G surface.

The teams struggled to keep up the early pace and Pres took a half time lead of 3-6 to 2-2. CCM rued a number of spurned goal chances at the end of the first half and early second half, which drained their energy. Pres Bray were able to counter attack CCM's drive to push forward for scores and this led them to a comfortable victory in the end, winning on a scoreline of 6-12 to 2-06. Best for CCM were Brendan Stone (Captain), Charlie Czwalina, Lorcan Byrne and Darragh Leacy.