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Abbeyfeale girls in Cork rugby blitz

Our Girls Rugby squad took part in the Munster Girls Rugby Blitz day in CIT Cork last week.  The Senior Girls A won their two matches very convincingly and our Senior Girls B drew their first match and were denied a second match due to the weather conditions.

Junior Girls team A won both matches and the Junior B team drew one and won one match.  This was the first time the girls teams were playing as part of the school. It was a most successful and enjoyable day.

Reading Initiative

Innovative Joint Initiative between Co. Limerick V.E.C. & National branch of JCSP (Junior Certificate Schools Programme) - 2011/2012 Academic Year
All Coláiste Íde agus Iosef first year students are taking part in this initiative in response to the "National Strategy to improve Literacy & Numeracy among children and young people 2011 - 2020".  Currently underway as and from Monday 16th January 2012 is a six week "Reading Challenge Programme" where first year students are challenged to read a book per week, purely for pleasure.  With the support from voluntary involvement by the local community and a further initiative applied for under the JCSP Programme the Abbeyfeale Active Retirement group are coming in to our school for an hour per week to provide one to one reading to selected 1st year students.This is an initiative lead by the JCSP team in the school, ran by the English department and supported by all staff.   It is envisaged and hoped that reading levels among all our first year students will see an improvement and that we will collectively develop an interest and desire for reading among our students.  This is just one of the many initiatives being run as part of the JCSP programme that has at its heart "that all young people are capable of achieving real success in school".

Basketball update for January

Our girls senior and cadet basketball teams are nearing the business end of their respective seasons. Both teams will be participating in the league play-offs with the cadet team travelling to Cork on Saturday 21st while the seniors are Dublin bound on Saturday February 4th. In the meantime the 1st and 2nd year teams kicked off their campaigns with matches against Presentation Tralee. Our 1st years recorded their maiden win while the 2nd years went down valiantly against last year's All-Ireland finalists.

Twinning with Amawele

On 22nd December 2011, transition year students from Colaiste Íde agus
Iosef, Abbeyfeale organised a tablequiz fundraiser for the Amawele
charity. A sum of €464 was raised which was presented to Jackie O
Rourke, a student of U.L who will be undertaking her teaching practice
in Cape Town, starting in late January. Jackie's work will involve
going to various South African schools and townships and helping them
through twenty different workshops on how to grow their own food and
become self sufficient. the sum raised by these transition year
students will also help these students learn about many other cultures
and especially that of Abbeyfeale and their twinned school Colaiste
Íde agus Iosef

First County title for the School

Colaiste Ide agus Iosef in Abbeyfeale are county champions for the
first time after a convincing 1-15 to 0-6 win over St Munchins in
Rathkeale yesterday (11th of January). The new community college which is open
since September 2011 led the Senior Gaelic Football decider at half
time by 1-7 to 0-5. Top scorers for the victors were Eamon Prendiville
with 1-2 and Adam Barry with 0-4. Ryan Carroll and Adrian Enright
scored (0-3) each.
Team: J O’Mara, S Fitzmaurice, M O’Connor, T O'Keeffe, D Greaney, J
Quirke, K Harnett, A Barry, S Cahill, G McCarthy, A Enright, D Daly, R
Carroll, E Prendiville, J Breen, Subs: C  Kiely, S Murphy, D
Fitzgerald, K O’Mahoney, TJ Lane, D Harnett, P Browne, D Foley, P
Lane, C O’Sullivan, G Nash, M Brouder, K Lucey, D Keane

More photos from the match are available by clicking here.

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Contact Information

School:   Coláiste Ide agus Iosef
Principal: Liam Murphy
Convent St., Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick
Phone: (00353) 68 30631


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