School News January 15th 2023

Borrisokane Community College School Notes

Junk Kouture ‘On Pointe’

Well done to Emma and Orlagh and Ms Forde who represented Borrisokane Community College on the World Stage on Wed 11th Jan in Abu Dhabi. They did themselves and the school community proud.  It was an amazing opportunity, and we look forward to being involved in Junk Kouture events again over the next few years.

BT Young Scientist

Well done to Darragh and Cian who represented the school this week in BTYS in the RDS.  Our 1st years and TYs got to visit the exhibitions on Thursday, and it was a great opportunity to see the stands and see the important role Science and STEM has to play in schools and society. The team won a Highly Commended Award at the Exhibition.

Borrisokane Community College students at the Young Scientist Exhibition. L to R: Darragh Egan, Cian Hayes, Ms Rachel Ahern Science teacher.

Senior Hurling

Our senior hurling team went out of the championship on Monday last at the hands of Hazelwood College Dromcollogher on the 4g pitch in UL. It was a very entertaining game with Borrisokane CC getting the better of the early exchanges with a three-point lead after the ten-minute mark. However, two penalties from the Limerick side swiftly put them into the driving seat only for an Eoin Carroll goal before half time putting three between the sides at the half time whistle in favour of the Limerick side. Both sides traded scores early in the second half, however, with Hazelwood having the wind and getting some excellent long-range scores and two further goals they began to put distance between the sides. Our boys did not stop working and this resulted in two more goals from the stick of Eoin Carroll who finished with a personal tally of 3-9 to continuously narrow the gap. The game ended on a score line of 4-18 to 3-14 in favour of Hazelwood college. Borrisokane CC had some fine performances on the day through Eoin Carroll, Adam Stanley, Cathal England and substitute Shane Cleary. They put in great work since September and should be very proud of themselves as a result.

One Good School

On Wednesday our OGS Peer Educators had their final training session with Jigsaw in Thurles.  The peer educators had the opportunity to rehearse their delivery of the ‘Lets Talk change’ workshop.  Ove the coming months our Peer Educators will deliver this workshop to some of our junior students and endeavour to encourage them to consider ways they can mind their mental health during times of change.

TY Future Leaders

Ms. Cunninghams’ TY Future Leader class ran a quiz for all 1st years this week. Great teamwork and leadership was displayed by all involved.

Active Schools Fencing.

Our TY Active Schools group were involved in a Fencing Workshop this week.  Our students learned the discipline and skill involved in the sport. Thanks to Patrick Dight Munster Blades Fencing Club for delivering the workshop.

Staff Training

On Thursday January 19th all teachers will be involved in a training day for Junior Cycle.  As a result students will not have school on this date.