Community College Students win Garda Achievement Awards

Community College Students win Garda Achievement Awards

The Lee Strand/Garda Youth Achievement Awards took place in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee with over 200 people attending. The awards recognise the great contribution young people have made and continue to make in their communities. There were 20 individual awards, two group awards and one safety award – which Castleisland Community College students won…

Community College Young Social Innovators Win National Award

Community College Young Social Innovators Win National Award

‘The Global Gang’ comprising Transition Year students from Castleisland Community College won a national award at the Young Social Innovator’s competition held in Croke Park, Dublin. Young Social Innovators is Ireland’s largest social awareness and active citizenship and education programme. 400 Projects Entered Over 400 projects were entered this year and a total of 30…

Castleisland Community College Fair Trade ‘Cake Off’

Castleisland Community College Fair Trade ‘Cake Off’

Pupils, both senior and junior participated in last week’s Castleisland Community College Fairtrade Cake-Off. Pupils had been given the brief to design and make a cake for a special occasion using at least one Fairtrade ingredient. “The results were amazing,” said teacher and Fairtrade champion, Doreen Killington. Home Economics Room Pupils arrived early to the…

Lidl Ladies National League Division 2 – Opening Round

Lidl Ladies National League Division 2 – Opening Round

Clare 4-08 Kerry 1-17 Referee : S Curely, Galway Kerry came away from Doonbeg with a share of the spoils after a hard-fought well-earned point against Clare on Sunday. By Paul Murphy, PRO Kerry started off the better and registered the first three scores of the game. Sarah Houlihan with the first inside the opening…

Castleisland Became 50th Fair Trade Town in Ireland

Castleisland Became 50th Fair Trade Town in Ireland

Castleisland is now officially the 50th Fair Trade town in the country and only the second in Kerry – Tralee is the other. Castleisland Community College received confirmation from Fair Trade Ireland that it has been achieved by the work put in by the Transition Year students at the college and their teachers, Doreen Killington…

Croke Park Semi-Final Beckons for Community College Students

Croke Park Semi-Final Beckons for Community College Students

Five Transition Year students from Castleisland Community College have been selected to contest the semi-finals of the Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools’ Competition in Croke Park on March 14th. The students are: Denise Crowley, Paul O Connor, Liam Moloney, Conor O Sullivan and Robyn White. Students Worked Hard Under the directions of their teacher, Cáit McEllistrem,…

Community College Urges Shoppers to Buy FairTrade Products

Community College Urges Shoppers to Buy FairTrade Products

This year, Castleisland Community College Transition Year Students are taking part in the AIB Build a Bank Challenge. The competition sees a team of eight students selected to set up and manage a bank in their school with the full support of a dedicated AIB Student Officer. The students get involved in everything from developing…

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News Round-Up

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News Round-Up

John Mitchel’s 1-16 Ballymac 0-8 Ballymac travelled to John Mitchel’s in the St.Brendan’s League. Ballymac were very under strength without the St. Kierans contingent on duty. Eoin Maccen and Daire O’Reagan were very impressive as our two minors started their first competitive game for Ballymac seniors but unfortunately the results did not go our way…

Duagh and Ballymac U-16 Ladies in High Scoring Final Thriller

Duagh and Ballymac U-16 Ladies in High Scoring Final Thriller

After seeing a very defensive All Ireland Ladies final on Sunday we were treated to quite the opposite Monday evening in Ballymac as our U-16 girls took on Duagh in the North Kerry League shield final. Duagh 4-8 Ballymac 4-6 In a high scoring, entertaining game Duagh won by two points. Their ability to make the most…