Busy week at Colaiste Choilm in Tullamore

Success for school soccer team and a concert on the way this week

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Busy week at Colaiste Choilm in Tullamore

Coláiste Choilm First Year Soccer team

Traditional Music Concert

As part of the school's Seachtain na Gaeilge programme of events for 2018, Coláiste Choilm is hosting a Traditional Music concert in the school on Thursday March 15 at 7.30pm. The concert will feature traditional music groups from school in the county including the Sacred Heart Secondary School, Coláiste Naomh Cormac and Coláiste Choilm. Admission on the night is free and everyone is welcome. This is a ticket-free event.

Soccer Success

The photo (above) shows the Coláiste Choilm First Year Soccer team who are the newly crowned West Leinster Champions 2018. The game was closely contested throughout but the first year boys showed great character to edge out their opponents, St. Joseph’s Rochfortbridge, on a scoreline of 1-0.

In a game with very few clear chances Coláiste Choilm took the lead on the ninth minute when a partially cleared corner fell to Jack Daly. Jack showed great composure to lift the ball over the defence and into the path of Agbo Babatunde.

Agbo displayed all his ability by killing the ball dead with a great touch and from the narrowest of angles squeezed the ball past the keeper to score a goal that even Roberto Firmino would have been proud of. From that minute on the game ebbed and flowed with Coláiste Choilm’s defence holding out resolutely when they needed. In what was a superb team performance on the day the back four of Dan Maguire, Jack Daly, Dan Bourke and Alex Cuddy were outstanding. The man of the match award on the day was shared between Jack Daly and Alex Cuddy.

Past Pupils' success

Pictured are past pupils Ted Conway, Ronan Bell and Johnny Byrne of Chasing Abbey, who won the RTÉ Choice Music Prize - Song of the Year 2018 with their hit song “That Good Thing”.

All of the staff and students of Coláiste Choilm would like to congratulate the boys on their success and are extremely proud of their achievements.

Enterprising Student

Pictured is First year student from Coláiste Choilm Tullamore Cian Lewis receiving his second place certificate from James Maloney Enterprise Ireland and Liam Quinn Cathaoirleach of Offaly County Council in the Junior section of Offaly LEO student enterprise Programme.

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