News 2018

Updated 11/5/18

St Pat’s Rannafast Champions 2018.

St Pat’s Rannafast Champions 2018. A huge congratulations to our D’Alton, Corn na nOg and Rannafast teams. What a great night. Special thanks to D McVeety and Fr. Kevin who presented the medals.What a presentation night.

Cor Na nOg Champions 2018

Dalton Champions 2018

Rannafast, Dalton and Cor na nÓg Cup winners.
Rannafast Cup Winners.
Dalton Cup Winners.
Cor na nÓg Cup winners What a great achievement for foot ball at St Pat’s. Rannafast, Dalton and Cor na nÓg Cup winners. Congratulations to all our team coaches and team players on a very impressive result. Looking forward to seeing you all at the Medals Presentation in the Kilmore at 8pm this Friday 11th May.

A Night with The Cavan Singers

St Pats are HUGE success at Cavan Singers Summer Proms.
What a night! Thank you to the Cavan Singers for a wonderful nights entertainment. From “The Writing on the Wall” to a beautiful rendition of “Loch Lomond” and a very intricate “Polovstian Dances”, the night was complimented by the St Pat’s Trad Band, Jazz/Blues, Brass and full choir. A well deserved standing ovation to all involved. Thank you Mr Tackney for all you and your students hard work.
Thanks to Cavan Singers and Ms Eileen Tackney for a wonderful nights entertainment.

D’alton success for St Pat’s Cavan

D'alton success for St Pat's Cavan 2018
D’alton success for St Pat’s Cavan
St Pat's Cavan D'alton champions 2018.
Huge congratulations to our D’alton team and Mr. McNerney who coached our St Pat’s, Cavan D’Alton team to an A Ulster title along with Mr. Mcloughlin and Mr. Harper.. Massive achievement! Pictured are the full school cohort paying tribute to our D’alton team.
A huge thank you to past pupil Sean Gallagher for visiting our TY students last week. Pictured above are Ms Orla Murphy (TY Co-ordinator) with Mr Sean Gallagher, Joel Sogi and David Leddy (TY)
Congratulations to TY and Ms Guinan on a very successful Muffin Morning which raised
566.40 euro forTemple Street Children’s Hospital.
Congratulations to David English who is One of five Irish students selected to take part in an international Youth Activism programme for 3 weeks in Vermont, USA this coming July. Details of the programme can be found here …
St. Patrick’s College Law Team recently held a mock trials tournament with Our Ladies Secondary School Castleblayney Co. Monaghan as part of their preparations for the National Mock Trials competition on Saturday April 21st 2018. St. Pats Law Team wish to thank Our Ladies Secondary School Law team and their Coach Mr. Paul Mac Cormack, (Solicitor) for their visit to St. Pats today Wednesday 18th April.
Senior Innovation Category at the Enterprise Ireland
Pictured above are the winners of the Senior Innovation Category at the Enterprise Ireland Mini Company awards recently.
Dylan Greenan and Cormac Reilly. Teacher Gavin McNerney.
St. Pats Law Team Workshop
St. Pats Law Team Workshop
St. Patrick’s College Law Team took part in a recent Law Day workshop as part of their preparations for the National Mock Trial Championships taking place on Saturday April 21st in the Criminal Courts of Justice Dublin.
Always hugely popular with Law students, this unique Legal workshop involves a Barrister or Senior Counsel visiting the school and providing an overview of the Irish legal system in the morning session and presiding over a Mock Trial in the afternoon. The visiting Barrister Ms. Ruth Colgan BL along with St. Patrick’s College Law Team Coach Mr. Conor Mc Guigan facilitated the workshop providing students with a unique insight regarding the workings of the Irish and European Legal systems.
This workshop also included Ms. Colgan informing students of her daily experience of the legal profession. The Law students gained an excellent insight of the entire Legal system, the Judiciary and its functions and wish to thank Ms. Colgan for visiting the school.

Many Young Men of Twenty

Congratulations to all concerned on last nights opening performance of “Many Young Men of Twenty” at St Patrick’s College, Cavan. What a fantastic performance by all.

Click on this photo to read Áine Conaty’s news article about our drama in the Anglo Celt.

Many Young Men of Twenty at St Patrick's College, Cavan.


Members of the cast for Many Young Men of Twenty, St Pat's, Cavan.
Members of the cast for Many Young Men of Twenty
Orchestra and Choir members, St Pat's.
Orchestra and Choir members, St Pat’s.


Double champions in North East A Division Basketball.
Congratulations St Pat’s 1st and 2nd year teams are now double champions in North East A Division Basketball. St Pat’s defeated St Mary’s, Drogheda, 58 42 in first years and defeated Dunshaughlin Community College, 44 25 in second years. Well done to all concerned and trainers Ms Marie McGovern and Mr Bogue.


Many Young Men of Twenty promo video.

Pictured above are our TY students on a visit to Newgrange Megalithic Tomb.

Phil Speaks

Phil Speaks
Congratulations to Aaron O’Connell and David English who recently took part in the Phil Speaks Debating Competition in the Philosophical Society in Trinity College, Dublin. Each debate consists of four teams of two; Opening Government, Opening Opposition, Closing Government and Closing Opposition. The motion for the first debate was “This house would ban UFC”. St Pat’s spoke in favour for Opening Government, and came second out of the four teams in that debate. Pictured above is Ms Briody with debaters Ryan O’Reilly, Odhrán Maguire, Joel Sogi and Aaron O’Connell.

National Mock Trial Competition

National Mock Trial Competition
The St. Patrick’s College law team are preparing to participate in the Public Access to Law, National Mock Trials Competition 2018 which will be held in the Criminal Courts of justice (CCJ). Under the direction of Mr. Mc Guigan, students will acquire research, presentation and public speaking skills and also a knowledge of the role of advocacy. The competition provides a significant platform for students to excel in areas of legal reporting, role play and court room artistry, aspects of legislation and the workings of the legal system.
The competition invited teams from over 30 schools across Ireland to present themselves before real judges of the court where students assume the role of Barristers, Solicitors, Jurors Witnesses and Garda. The overall winner of the competition will be asked to participate in the World Championship competition which takes place in the USA in the autumn.



Journalist Paul Williams and artist Jacki O'Neill
Thank’s to Crime Journalist, Paul Williams who gave our Transition Year students a talk about life as a journalist in today’s Ireland. Pictured above is Paul with students, David Leddy and Joel Sogi, along with TY coordinators Ms. McMahon and Ms. Murphy, presenting him with an Art work by Cavan artist Jackie O’Neill.
Pictured above are members of TY along with teachers, Ms Carolan and TY coordinator Ms Murphy during a visit to the Garage Theatre in Monaghan where they saw the French film “My life as a courgette”. This was followed by a guided tour of Monaghan Museum of History with a focus on archeology. A great day thoroughly enjoyed by all.

German Debating Team

St. Patrick’s College German debating team with the winning team from St. Finian’s, Mullingar. It was a terrific debate on the topic of “Naturwissenschaft is Mannersache” (Science is a man’s world) Our lads did themselves proud!! L-R David English, David Emmo, Adam Kelly and Daniel Rowley.

TY Fund raise for CAPS.

Transition year students raised money for local charity Cavan Autism Parents support. Pictured are the TY coordinators Ms Orla Murphy and Ms Fiona Mc Mahon with Dylan Greenan, top TY fundraiser presenting a Cheque to Bernie Nelson from CAPS

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