St. Patrick’s Secondary School has a long and established association with its near neighbors, O’Connor Coaches of Main Street, Castleisland and Thomas O’Connor, who runs a very successful and highly efficient business, is a past pupil of the school.
“O’Connor Coaches has provided a fantastic service to the school and this year has been exceptional year with basketball and Gaelic Football teams both enjoying many successful journeys from which the silverware was brought home,” said principal, Denis O’Donovan.
“So far we won two Munster Colleges football titles; The Joe O’Connor Cup; the first year All Ireland ‘A’ Basketball title; the U16 All Ireland ‘A’ Basketball runners up and second year All Ireland ‘A’ Basketball runners up.
Thomas and O’Connor Coaches have been a part of our success and very generously sponsored a set of basketball gear and school tops for the football teams.
We at St. Patrick’s Secondary School really appreciate the support of Thomas and his staff and look forward to any more successful journeys with them in the future,” said Mr. O’Donovan.
Meanwhile, Back at the Bank..
The photograph on the left shows fifth year students from St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland being presented with their school bank awards form Bank of Ireland this week.
The students set up and run a school bank for their peers during the school year in association with the staff of the Bank of Ireland, Castleisland branch.
“This was a very worthwhile learning experience for the students as each had their own role and responsibilities within the school bank.
All positions within the bank were assigned following an application process followed by an interview which introduced the students to standard practise in the workplace,” said principal, Denis O’Donovan.