Congratulations to the Minor 1st Tennis team who won the Leinster Cup Division 1 final yesterday vs Blackrock College. And hard luck to the Junior team, who came a very close second to Blackrock in the final of the Junior Cup. Thanks to Mr Howlett for the photos.
To mark Bike Week 2022, we carried out a travel survey on Wednesday 18 May. Cycling was the most popular way of getting to school, with 33% of the 291 students surveyed having cycled that morning. The next most popular transport options were public transport (29%) and walking (18%). We are very glad that so many students choose active and sustainable transport. As part of the survey we asked students why they cycle, and a team of TY students from the Green Schools Committee c
Four students represented Gonzaga at the Leinster schools track and field championships yesterday (Wednesday 18 May). Liam Glynn came third in the minor boys 75m hurdles. Eoghan Mac Muiris also took home bronze in the intermediate 100m hurdles and in doing so will represent Leinster in the Tailteann games. Harry Moran finished 8th in a very competitive minor 800m, while Bobby Colbert came third in the junior boys 200m. Thanks to Mr McCrossan for the photos.
Last Friday, 3C organised a soccer tournament for all 1st Years to raise money for the DSPCA. Well done to both organisers and participants on an excellent event. Thanks to Ben Carroll in Third Year for taking photos. See more on our Flickr page.
Comhghairdeas le Coiste na Gaelbhrataí, a bhailigh a mbrat is déanaí ag ócáid an-deas i DCU ar maidin. Buíochas le Ms Gillane as na grianghraif. Congratulations to the Gaelbhratach Committee, who collected the school's latest flag at a very enjoyable ceremony in DCU this morning. Thanks to Ms Gillane for the photos.
Congratulations to Kronos Racing who placed third in the F1 in Schools competition in Galway on Friday. They will now compete in the world finals in the coming months which will take place during the Grand Prix weekend. Check out their website here. Thanks to Mr Benson for the photos.
Last night we gathered in the Coulson Theatre to mark the 500th anniversary of St Ignatius of Loyola’s conversion. There was a talk by Pat Corkery SJ, who has authored a book on the topic, followed by a Q&A led by Ms Desmond. The Ember Group made a presentation to Pat to thank him for everything he has contributed to the school in the last two years, and to wish him well in the future. Photos by Ms McNamara. See more on our Flickr page.
Over Easter, five teachers and 37 students from 2nd and 3rd Year travelled to Berlin to get some practice speaking German and to learn about German history and culture. Thanks to Ms Morris for organising the trip, and to Ms F. McCarthy, Ms R. McCarthy, Ms O'Neill and Ms Wyer for accompanying the students. More photos on our Flickr page.
Last week all 1st Year students went to beautiful Glendalough for a one-day retreat. Thanks to Ms Desmond for the photos, and to all the teachers and senior students who accompanied the 1st years. See more photos on our school Flickr page. .
Fifth Year Geography students investigating soils on our school grounds yesterday as part of their Leaving Cert Geoecology option. Thanks to Ms Denny for the photos. Watch this space for the results of their investigation.
Congratulations to the Gonzaga Second and Third Years who were part of the Kilmacud Crokes team that won the Dublin Féile under 15 A hurling final in Parnell Park on Saturday 30 April, beating Ballinteer St John’s by 0-16 to 0-8. It was the first time in eight years that Kilmacud Crokes won the Dublin A Féile Hurling final. Left to right the boys are; Bobby Colbert, Ross Gargan, Hugh Brosnan (all Second Year), Eoghan O’Donovan and Dara O’Sullivan (both Third Year), Lochlainn
Jacques Murphy, Henry Li, Seán Radcliffe and Cormac Hannon have won the AILO team contest for Gonzaga. Here they are in Trinity College last week collecting their trophy from Prof Vincent Wade. Thanks to Mr Lynch for all his work with the AILO team.
Well done to everyone who competed in the recent East Leinster Track and Field championships. We had a successful day on Thursday 28 April, Day 1 of the championships, with three gold medals (Harry Moran minor 800m; Eoghan Mac Muiris inter 400m hurdles; Cillian McCabe senior 400m hurdles), one silver (Bobby Colbert junior 200m), and one bronze (Junior 4 x 100m) Three Gonzaga athletes also brought home medals at Day 2 of the championships on Tuesday 3 May in Santry. Liam Glynn
Well done to Niall Morahan, Joe Molloy and Leo Estevez Neill, who represented the school excellently at the DCU SciFest on Friday. Joe (1A) won the Physics Award from the Institute of Physics - a great achievement for his first year in the competition. Thanks to Mr McGroggan for the photos.
Bhuaigh Liam Ó Laoide ón séú bliain an dara duais náisiúnta ag léibhéal na méanscoileanna inné i gComórtas Tráchtaireachta Gael Linn 2022. Seo comórtas i gcomhar le Nemeton Teo agus CLG, Páirc an Chrócaigh. Bronnadh an duais air i bPáirc an Chrócaigh. Rinne sé tráchtaireacht ar chluiche peile Áth Cliath in aghaidh Chiarraí ó 2011. Bhuaigh sé duais airgid, 4 thicéad do mhúsaem Pháirc an Chrócaigh agus do thuras na staide, agus 5 thicéad iontrála do chluiche sraithe peile nó io
Yesterday the TY Latin students put on a workshop about Ancient Rome for 2B. Activities included Roman mosaics, discus competitions, a Latin treasure hunt, Roman sport, Roman music and the chance to assassinate Julius Caesar. Well done to the TYs, and thanks to 2B for taking part! Thanks to Ms Wyer for the photos.
On 12 May at 7pm a talk will be held in the Coulson Theatre to mark the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius of Loyola’s conversion. This event is being marked by Jesuit institutions across the world. The talk will be given by Patrick Corkery SJ, who has authored a booklet on St. Ignatius of Loyola’s conversion to mark the anniversary. There will be a Questions and an Answers session to accompany the talk and copies of his booklet will be on sale. Following the talk, a reception
Last weekend Gonzaga College SJ participated in the All Ireland Schools Team Racing Championships in Dun Laoghaire. Captained by Sixth Year Trevor Bolger, with Jacques Murphy and Archie Daly also at the helm over the two days, the Gonzaga team won every race sailed and were the overall winners of the event. This is the first time a school from Leinster has won this trophy and we are very proud of all the sailors on the team - from First to Sixth Year! Trevor Bolger (C) (Hel