St Josephs College Borrisoleigh Notes: Oct 6th 2014

Munster U18 1/2 Hurling

St. Joseph’s College Borrisoleigh , claimed their maiden victory  in this year’s Dr.Harty “C” competition following a very comprehensive victory over local rivals Nenagh Vocational School, in very warm Dolla, on Wednesday last. Although the scoreline of 8-18 to 6 points rather flatters the victors they did not have it all their own way and were indeed very sloppy in possession and with their finishing particularly in the opening half.

They lead 2-09 to 5 points at the interval and were far from comfortable as Nenagh Vocational were giving their opponents  lots of questions to answer particularly by applying a sweeper role in their defence. However St. Joseph’s managed to up the anti-following their half time team talk and a quick fire 2-3 inside the opening twelve minutes of the second half ultimately guaranteed victory as their forwards really began to find a clinical streak and take full advantage of the gaping holes in the Nenagh defence.

They will now face St.Colemans college Midleton in their final group game where a victory will ensure top spot in the group and secure automatic qualification through to the quarter finals of the competition.


There will be a new award at the SciFest 2014 national final which is to be held in the Marino Conference Centre, Griffith Avenue, Dublin on 7 November. This award the SciFest 2014 INESPO (International Environment & Sustainability Project Olympiad) Award, sponsored by SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) will be presented at the final to the best project from the 15 SEAI award winners from the SciFest@College 2014 events.


The prize will include a trophy and an opportunity to represent Ireland at the INESPO international science fair which takes place at the end of May/beginning of June (the date has not yet been finalised). We are very grateful to SEAI for generously agreeing to sponsor the prize which will cover an all-expenses paid trip to Amsterdam for the teacher and a group or individual project.

Hurling and Camogie Fixtures

U15 Hurling in Boherlahan on Monday 13th at 1pm vs Coláiste Dun Ioscaigh
First year hurling blitz Thursday 9th October.

Senior Camogie
County blitz this Thursday.


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Well done to Aaron Reid who qualified for the Irish European Union Science Olympiad (IrEUSO) which is an individual, subject based (biology, chemistry or physics) science competition for students who are sixteen years of age or younger on the December 31st prior to the competition. It is held annually in Dublin City University (DCU). Finalists qualify through the Junior Certificate Examinations in Maths and Science.