Archive | February, 2016

TY’s at Start Up Grind Talk by John Quigley

TY's and  John Quigley

Entrepreneur and CEO of News Whip; John Quigley give a talk as part of the series of ‘Start Up Grind’ Fireside Talks at the Strand Hotel in Limerick last Thursday evening 25th February 2016. We (George Downing, Conor Booth, Ronan Leahy, Arthur Moore and Colm Mealy) were invited by Mr Pat Carroll the organiser and he warmly […]

Senior 2nds v St. Clements – February 2016

Senior 2nds v St. Clements - February 2016

Photos by Colum Grogan

TY Poetry Workshop with Stephen Murray


On Wednesday the 10th of February Transition Year students were given the opportunity to attend a poetry workshop with Stephen Murray. Stephen is a multi-award winning poet from the West of Ireland. His critically acclaimed debut collection ‘House of Bees’ was published in 2011 and his second collection ‘On Corkscrew Hill’ will be released later […]

Former SCT Centre Partnership Lock Horns

Jamie and Tim

Last years SCT centre partnership, Tim Costigan & Jamie McAleese locked horns last Sunday, starting for UCD and Clontarf’s U20’s respectively.  Tim’s UCD team won an exciting game in windy conditions 32-12. The result moves them to within two points of last year’s SCT and Ireland U19, Colm Hogan’s Trinity team for the title with […]

Ski Trip 2016 Photos


Photos from the 2nd Year Ski Trip can be viewed online Skit Trip 2016

Munster Schools X-Country 2016

Munster Schools X-Country 2016

Gold for Glenstal at Munster Schools X-Country


Having qualified from the North Munster event two weeks previous, a team of 15 athletes set off to the scenic environs of Tramore Valley Park, overlooking Cork City to represent the school in the GloHealth Munster Schools Cross Country Championships. At Minor level (u-14) we had a team of 6; Ted Collins, Patrick Johnson, John […]

JCT v Ard Scoil Rís – An Account – February 2016

(Extract from an email received Feb 9th) Despite the wind and the rain which threatened, the minute the first whistle blew it was one of those occasions when you knew you were experiencing something special. And this particular occasion was the Glenstal JCT versus Ard Scoil Ris in the Quarter Final of the Munster Junior […]

JCT v Ard Scoil Rís – February 2016

JCT v Ard Scoil Rís - February 2016

Photographs by Robert Sweeney and Br. Denis

Defying Gravity Lecture in U.L. – Ben O’Sullivan(TY)

Defying Gravity Lecture Ben O’Sullivan(TY)   On Friday the 29th of January 2016, Transition Year students went to the annual Tyndall lecture; “Defying Gravity” in the University of Limerick concert hall. The interactive session conducted by physics enthusiast Laura Thomas, covered several topics in relation to real world physics including the “physics of spaceflight”, which looks […]