School News April 3rd 2022

Borrisokane Community College School Notes

Wellfest Week

We celebrated Wellfest this week with all year groups being involved. Our theme this year was ‘Coping with Change’.  Fun activities were organised in all PE classes.  We had a teachers vs students volleyball game which yet again was very competitive but great fun.  The canteen served healthy smoothies and 1st years also had a health eating and living poster competition. On Friday we had our Colour Run.  It was great to see everyone involved and having a great time while exercising and having some time out.  The visit from the ice-cream van just topped off a fantastic week.

As part of Wellfest we also had a collection for Ukraine where our school community donated money and non-perishable food items and clothing. Thanks to everyone who participated.


Junk Kouture Final

Congratulations to Emma Connolly and Orlagh White on reaching the Junk Kouture National finals in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on Thurs May 5th.  Best of luck to the girls over the next few weeks as they prepare for the final.  Please keep an eye on social media for updates.


1st Year Girls Basketball.

Congratulations to our 1st year girls basketball team who have qualified for the Midlands Final. The team played brilliantly and won 48-13 against St. Leos Carlow last week.  We look forward to the final on Thursday April 7th in Portlaoise.

Borrisokane Community College First Year Girls Basketball Team with their coaches Marius Halmaghne and Sean Ryan.



First Year Boys Basketball

Hard luck to the first year boys basketball team who lost their semi-final to a very strong Killcullen side on Thursday last. It wasn’t their day but they can be proud of their achievements this year and we see lots of potential for this team in 2nd year. Well done.

Borrisokane Community College First Year Boys Basketball Team with their coach Ms Orlagh Heavey.

First Year Camogie

Our first year girls played St. Marys Nenagh on Tues in a friendly.  Well done to all involved and great skill was on display during the game.


U15 Hurling

On Tues 29th March Borrisokane U15 hurlers travelled to Ballingarry GAA Pitch where they fell short against a strong Presentation side.  With little separating the sides at half time, Ballingarry proved much the stronger outfit in the second half where they outscored the Borrisokane side.

The students of Borrisokane Community College should be very proud of their efforts, in particular Paul Molloy, William Murphy, Shane Cleary, Tommy O’Meara and Liam O’Dwyer who worked hard to the end of the match.


TY 4C& 4D Trip to Kairos

It was 4C & 4D turn to travel to Maynooth this week.  Yet again excellent productions were made and it has opened student s eyes to careers in TV  and Communications.


Carlow College Talk

Warm thanks to Aoife Fitzpatrick from Carlow College St Patrick’s for informing 5th & 6th year students on the range of courses they offer including Arts & Humanities; Psychology and Social Studies.