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Talk for Parents 26th April: 'Forming Men and Women for Others'

Our next Parent Talk 'Forming Men and Women for Others' will take place on Thursday April 26th at 7.30pm in the Coulson Theatre. The talk will have three short presentations: a global perspective by Dr Krizan Vekic, Justice Education Co-ordinator for the Jesuit Education Desk; Siobhán McNamara our Librarian will then present on her Uganda experience; and Robert Quinlan on the Habitat for Humanity Zambia experience. All Parents, Staff and senior students welcome. Refreshments served after.

Trinity Rugby

Hugh Twomey (2017), Micheal O’Kennedy (2017) and Fiachra Keane (2016) pictured after representing DUFC in the final of the U20s All-Ireland (Fraser McMullen) Cup which Trinity won 41-21 against Clontarf RFC in Wanderers RFC on 22/04/18. All three of these players are currently combining their academic studies with coaching rugby in Gonzaga. [Photo courtesy of Brian O’Kennedy (1985)]

Remembering Darragh O'Connell

The unexpected announcement of Darragh’s death and funeral in Spain has touched us all with great sadness, all the more because there was no opportunity for his former friends, colleagues and students to come together to mourn him as we would have liked. No doubt a suitable memorial to mark his passing will be arranged in the near future. Some of his former students have already written of their unbounded admiration and respect for his talents as teacher and artist and their great affection for the man. A few whose work is well known both in Ireland and abroad have spoken of his guidance and interest in them as essential to their artistic creativity. In turn, he took immense pride in the va

Zambia Photos

Well done to the students and staff who built houses in Zambia over the Easter holidays with Habitat for Humanity. Photographs from their trip can now be seen online here.


Please remember in your prayers Mr Darragh O’Connell who passed away in Spain on 10 April 2018. Darragh taught art in Gonzaga for many years and is very fondly remembered by his colleagues and students. His funeral has already taken place in Spain. Beannacht Dé lena anam. The picture shows one of Darragh's paintings, which he kindly presented to the school earlier in the year and which is now hanging in the Sutherland Library.

Easter Camino Trip

Well done to a small group of parents and boys from Transition Year who have just returned from Santiago de Compostela, where they completed the Sarria to Santiago stage (115 km) of the Camino pilgrimage last week. The boys involved were Jack Doran, Mark Cloonan, Michael Wilson, Naoise Shaffrey, Cian Fahy, Cormac Donnelly, Conor Finlay and Hugh Torfeldt, and seven parents accompanied them.

Sailing News

Congratulations to Jack Fahy, who won his most significant sailing event to date on Sunday. Jack won the laser radial class at the ISA youth nationals and with it comes a nomination to the world youth sailing event in Texas in July. Tom Higgins was second. More details here.

Peter Carroll becomes Irish U19 Chess Champion

Over the weekend, several Gonzaga players played in the Irish Junior Championships for individual honours. Eoin Hunter came equal 4th in the U14's. Hugh Moran and Sean Hunter came equal 3rd in the U16's. Dermot Nolan came equal 2nd in the U19's. However the outright winner of the U19's was Peter Carroll. This is a serious individual achievement. Only four previous Gonzaga players have become the U19 Irish Champion - Adam Kelly (1998), Sam Collins (1999), Ben Cullen (2014) and Conor O'Donnell (2016). Now, Peter Carroll (2018) adds his name to the trophy. Massive congratulations to Peter who was 4th seed but scored 5/6 and went undefeated.

Quiz Winners

Gonzaga College SJ in three way tie for first place at 30th annual CAI-T Ides of March Table Quiz held at Mount Anville on March 21 2018. Congratulations to our four person team of 6th years Michael MacNulty and Jan Van Cauwelaert, and 5th years Donncha McDonagh and Malachi Hannon.

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