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
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
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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.
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.
Please find below the DES Junior Certificate Timetable for June 2020.
Please find below the DES Leaving Certificate Timetable for June 2020.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 .
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
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
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 to our #juniorcert & #leavingcert2018 students who start their exams tomorrow☘????#DoYourBest