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Junior Basketballers narrowly lose out in All Ireland Quarter Finals

On Friday 7 February Knockbeg’s u16 Basketball team made a trip to the National Basketball Arena to face St. Aiden’s Whitehall in the All Ireland B Quarter Finals. Knockbeg would just fall short on a scoreline of 63-61. Knockbeg suffered a blow before the game started when Aodhan Lowry suffered read more

Mr Conway receives Carlow GAA Secondary Schools Award

The name Chris Conway is synonymous with the famed Gaelic Football nursery, Knockbeg College. As a pupil he was a decorated footballer and to the fore of his teams but his real impact has been since his return to the teaching staff in 2002. The school had decided to drop read more

Tony Monaghan retires as Caretaker after 20 years of service

Last Friday, January 31st, saw the end of an era for Knockbeg College as friends and family of Tony Monaghan gathered in The Lord Bagenal to celebrate his contribution to the College as caretaker over the past 20 years. Many teaching staff, current and former, kitchen and domestic staff, secretarial read more

Mr Murphy stars in “Love Thy Neighbour” Play with the Kilquan Players

The Kilquan players cast their Drama/play “Love Thy Neighbour” in Coon Hall, Co. Kilkenny. The cast includes some of our past students and of course, present teacher – Mr. Tom Murphy. This year, the players very kindly agreed to allow Knockbeg run the raffle on their first night, 7th February. All money raised will go towards the rising costs of producing this year’s College Annual.

South Leinster Schools Cross Country Championships

The South Leinster Schools Cross Country Championships proved to be a mixed bag for Knockbeg Colleges athletes. Held in Carlow Hurling Club, we didn’t have far to travel on the day. The minor team: Jack Milton, Cillian Whearty, Callum Hayden and Harry Byrne all ran strongly over 1500m but unfortunately read more

Extra-Time heartbreak for Senior Footballers as Leinster campaign ends

Knockbeg College 1-16 Colaiste Mhuire Mullingar CBS 1-18 (AET) Top Oil Leinster School’s Senior Football Championship Round 1 Knockbeg College’s Leinster dreams are over for this year after they were beaten in heartbreaking circumstances yesterday afternoon. Graiguecullen played host to a great game of football as the Knockbeg senior footballers read more

TY students progress in Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools Competition

Well done to Oisín Byrne, Eoin Brophy and David Fennelly who competed at the Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools competition which took place in the South Court Hotel limerick last Monday. They now progress to the next round.

Road Safety Authority Visit

The Road Safety Authority’s interactive shuttle bus and rollover seat-belt simulator visited the college on Wednesday. It is a great initiative to raise awareness about road safety and reducing accidents on our roads.

2nd Year Footballers fall to St. Mel’s in Leinster Final

Knockbeg’s 2nd Year Leinster dreams were ended by a rampant St Mel’s in the Top Oil Schools 2nd Year Leinster ‘A’ Football Final played in O’Moore Park last Thursday. The Longford side, led by Patrick Moran and Andrew Flynn, were far too strong in foggy conditions in Portlaoise. After a read more

Athletes shine at Laois Schools Cross Country Event

A very successful day was had for Knockbeg College at the Laois Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships at Emo Court, Laois on Wednesday. In fresh and sunny conditions, over 20 medals were won overall with the Minor team placing 2nd, the Junior team 3rd and the Inter team 1st. The read more

Junior Footballers bow out at Semi-Final stage

After a win and a loss in the group stages of the South Leinster football championship, Knockbeg looked to replicate the success of the junior team of the previous year by advancing to the South Leinster Final. In this game, Knockbeg were matched against a strong Clane side who had read more

Past Pupils’ Union AGM – Friday 24th January

St. Mary’s Knockbeg College Past Pupils’ Union will hold its AGM on Friday 24th of January. A tour of the new school buildings will be provided from 6.30pm prior to Mass at 7.30pm. The AGM will commence at 8pm to review the events of the year and plan for future activities. Light refreshments will be provided afterwards. All Past Pupils welcome!

Past Pupil Andrew Quinlan’s Visit to Knockbeg College

Mr Carew & Monsignor Byrne welcomed past pupil Andrew (Andy) Quinlan back to Knockbeg yesterday. A boarder from 1958-1963, Andy was educated at Knockbeg under the “Quinlan Burse”. He later went on to set up the first “Mobile Phone”System(088) in Ireland in 1983 on behalf of Ericsson for Eircell. Andy’s read more

Laois Secondary Schools Cross Country Race

A very successful day was had for Knockbeg College at the Laois Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships at Emo Court, Laois on Wednesday. In fresh and sunny conditions, over 20 medals were won overall with the Minor team placing 2nd, the Junior team 3rd and the Inter team 1st. The read more

January 2020 Newsletter

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PPU present Junior Basketballers with sports tops on reaching All Ireland Playoffs

Our Junior Basketball team and their coaches, Ms Dowling and Mr Maxwell, were presented with sports tops by Mr Bolger and Mr Conway, on behalf of the Past Pupils’ Union . Having Defeated Castleknock CC (65-36) and Rockwell College (52-42) in the All Ireland Playoffs, they now progress to the All Ireland Quarter Finals in two weeks time.

Junior Basketballers march on to All Ireland Quarter Finals

Well done to our Basketballers on their wins over Castleknock CC (65-36) and Rockwell College (52-42) in the All Ireland Playoffs which were held in Knockbeg over the weekend. They are one of six teams which will now enter a draw to determine the quarter and semi-final fixtures in two weeks time. Back row – Fionn Anthony, Pablo Byrne , Lewis Gannon, Jamie Conway, Jack Doyle, Aodhán Lowry. Front row – Conall Bergin, Matthew Farrell, Jack Byrne, David Cox, Conor Bowe.

Junior Certificate Timetable 2020

Please find below the DES Junior Certificate Timetable for June 2020.

Leaving Certificate Timetable 2020

Please find below the DES Leaving Certificate Timetable for June 2020.

Entrance Scholarships

Congatulations to our former students Donal Kaye and Oisín Chelmiah who received academic scholarships to the Institute of Technology, Carlow at a presentation ceremony this week. Both have entered the Faculty of Science. Donal is studying for a Bacholer of Science in Biosciences and Oisín is undertaking an Honours Bachelor of Science in Cybercrime and IT Security. Both had the highest points total of all entrants in their chosen area of study. Donal Kaye and Oisin Chelmiah, with Mr Carew (Principal), and Mr Hoyne (Careers & Guidance Counsellor) at the IT Carlow Entrance Scholarship Presentation Ceremony recently.

Retirement of Ms. Louise Dillon Reeves

Ms. Louise Dillon, a Meath native, joined the staff of Knockbeg College in 1989. Louise was the first female on staff in this era. She taught modern foreign languages (French and German), but is most noted for introducing the German language to the Knockbeg students. Her deep appreciation and love read more

Fundraising for St. Claire’s Hospitality Kitchen in Graiguecullen

Our students will be having a Raffle and Singing Carols in order to raise much needed funds for St. Claire’s Hospitality Kitchen in Graiguecullen in the lead up to Christmas. Please support them in their efforts. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for their generous read more

2nd Year Footballers Claim South Leinster A Title Over Good Counsel

Knockbeg 2nd years came looking for their first silverware of the year, facing Good Counsel of New Ross in Mount Leinster Rangers GFC, Borris. This was the inaugural year of this particular competition as it replaced the old U14 competition. Knockbeg hoped to replicate their away win over Counsel in read more

School Feast Day

To celebrate our College Feast day, Bishop Nulty, Monsignor Byrne and Fr. Dunphy led a prayer service in our sports hall with all staff and students in attendance. The day was particularly special for Brodie Feeney, Canice Whearty, Dylan Grufferty, Joshua Dunne, Conor Donlon, and Ciarán O’Hagan, as they were read more

Senior Footballers beaten by PDLS in Carlow Schools League Final

On a cold night in Carlow IT, Knockbeg faced a strong team in the shape of Pres De La Salle Bagnelstown in the Carlow Schools ‘A’ final. The game started with PDLS starting the brighter, racking up 1-3 before Knockbeg finally woke up. A fine kick pass by Ciaran Burke read more

Past Pupils’ Reunion

The Seven Oaks hotel was the venue on Saturday 23rd November for old friends from various year groups to catch up and reminisce about the good old times. Many stories were exchanged and a few tales were told. Class groups from the 1959/1960 era right through to 2009/2010 cohort gathered read more

Good start for Junior Footballers in South Leinster Championship

Knockbeg Junior Footballers got their South Leinster championship campaign off to a commanding start with a win against a strong St Peter’s side played in Eire Og GAA. Although the rain was able to hold off for the duration of the game, the pitch was very heavy and quite difficult read more

Senior Footballers beat Scoil Aodhain to top group in Leinster Championship

Knockbeg have progressed to the quarter final of the Senior ‘A’ Leinster Championship following a convincing win over St Aidan’s College of Dublin in the DCU Sports Campus on Wednesday. The game started off slowly but some great defending by the Knockbeg fullback line halted the Dublin side’s forwards. Some read more

Junior Basketballers claim Midlands League Title

Knockbeg went into this Midlands League B Final as underdogs having lost out earlier on in their campaign to an impressive Presentation College Carlow team by 6 points. Knockbeg raced off to a good start when captain Conall Bergin put the 5 to the good within the first 2 read more

1st Year Soccer Trip

Our 1st year students went on a soccer trip last weekend to see the Manchester City vs Chelsea game. They also took a tour around Liverpool’s stadium at Anfield.

Careers Seminar

Our TY students visisted the Carlow Careers Seminar this week to learn about 3rd level courses and career possibilities available to them once they complete their Leaving Certificate.

Basketball

Our Junior Basketball team who beat Confey College last week, 47-31. They now advance to the Midlands League B Final on Tuesday 26th of November in St. Mary’s Hall, Portlaoise.

Athletics

The Three Counties Cross Country Schools League, Monday 18th November, finished well for Knockbegs athletes. We had teams in each category and all runners gave it their all on a very cold day at St. Laurence O’Tooles Athletics grounds. Evan English, Harry Gordon, Callum Hayden, Sean Murphy and Cillian Whearty read more

Debating

Our debating team of Alex Mofina, Alexi Gramatikov, Jack Ross & Finn Cummins who spoke in favour of the motion “the EU needs an Army”, against Pres De La Salle Bagenalstown recently.

Battle of Wits Competition

Well done to TY students Sean McDonald, Ronan Donlon, Sean Woods & Joshua Devereux, who came 1st place in the “Battle of Wits” Competition organised by Carlow County Library Services in the Seven Oaks Hotel on Thursday .

Junior Basketball

Knockbeg College secured an impressive victory over Heywood CS in the Midlands League last Friday to progress to a semi-final in the competition. Knockbeg started well with two layups from Jack Byrne and two free throws from Fionn Anthony, . Heywood were awarded two free throws which were both read more

South Leinster 2nd Year Football Championship Semi-Final

By Conor Loughman TY Mikey Murphy led the way with three goals and five points, as Knockbeg ran out winners against Naas CBS in South Leinster A semi-final. Following victories against St Peters and Good Counsel Knockbeg had a home semi final. On a cold Friday morning in Graigeucullen, the read more

Leinster A Colleges Senior Football Championship 1st Round

Knockbeg College 2-9 Maynooth CC 1-6 Knockbeg got their Leinster football campaign off to a good start with a hard-fought victory over Maynooth Community College. Goals from Paddy Regan and Oisin Byrne proved vital as Knockbeg claimed victory in poor conditions. The Carlow School, supported by their large group of read more

Non-Uniform Day

Non-Uniform Day Our Students’ Council organised a non-uniform day last Wednesday, where students were encouraged to wear Green to raise awareness about our Environment and our Wellbeing.

Parents Presentation Final Part 2

Parents Presentation Final Part 1

Transition Year 2019/2020 – Parents Information & Overview.

Return to school Newsletter 19/20

Welcome Back to School Welcome back to everyone – to all our students, parents and teachers. I hope you all had a lovely summer and are ready for the year ahead. A special welcome to all our new students and parents in 1st year and other year groups and read more

Permanent Position for a Caretaker

School Caretaker St Mary’s Knockbeg College, Carlow The Board of Management of St. Mary’s Knockbeg College invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of School Caretaker to take effect from Monday 14th October 2019 Please click this link for a full job description  https://www.knockbegcollege.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Caretaker-Job-Description.docx Please click this link read more

Presentation for Parents of 1st Year Students

Please click the link below to open the presentation for parents of incoming 1st students from the Principal  https://www.knockbegcollege.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Incoming-1st-years-2019.pptx 

January 2019 Newsletter

Young Scientist We are delighted to be able to advise that a project from our school will be exhibited at the Young Scientist Exhibition this year. Oisin Chelmiah and Luke Conroy have been working extremely hard on this project for the past 12 months under the guidance of Ms. Hott read more

November 2018 Newsletter

Board of Management The Board of Management is elected to serve a three-year term with the specific intention of managing and guiding the school in the direction supported by our patron, Bishop Denis Nulty. Our new Board took office on October 15th. Fr. John Dunphy (Chairperson), Fr. Michéal Murphy, Mrs read more

October 2018 Newsletter

New School Buildings The Board of Management is delighted to be able to announce that Mythen Construction handed back to us the newly renovated 1960’s Block and the remaining new buildings on Friday. This is a little later than expected and we apologise for any inconvenience that this may have read more

Return to school Newsletter 18/19

Welcome Back to School Welcome back to everyone – to all our students, parents and teachers. I hope you all had a lovely summer and are ready for the year ahead. A special welcome to all our new students and parents in 1st year read more

Best wishes

Best wishes to our #juniorcert & #leavingcert2018 students who start their exams tomorrow☘????#DoYourBest