News 2019

Updated 12/2/2019

Student Council Fundraising

The proceeds from the recent Student Council non-uniform Christmas jumper day were presented to representatives of the Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes by members of St Patrick’s College Student Council. €1000.00 was raised and will go towards the cost of the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes. Students from St Pat’s have seen first hand the good work of the pilgrimage as they have accompanied it to help out in recent years.
L-R; Gavin Brady, Fr Kevin Fay, Mr Barney Cully, Ms Sheona Farrelly and Oisin Finnegan. Missing from photo, Ms Fiona Brady.
We continue to celebrate Catholic Schools Week in St.Pat’s. Activities have included a visit to the Pastoral Centre, inviting grandparents to visit the school, poster competitions, daily reflections and celebrating diversity. Pictured above are three of our students who gave a morning welcome to the College population in their own dialect.

St Pat’s U16 reach All Ireland Basketball Final!

Congratulations to St Patrick’s College, Cavan U16 basketball team and management Mr. Rowley and Mr. McGuigan in today’s All Ireland Semi Final, qualifying for the A Final. Well done to everyone involved on this great achievement.


On Wednesday the 23rd of January 2019, Transition Year students launched the first session of our coding club, “Road2Code”, with the First Years. Supervised by the TYs, it was very successful and the students worked on Blockly, a good introduction to block coding. The TYs running this programme (from left to right) are Matthew Chen, Dylan Brady, Conor Gannon, Andrew Gilcreest, Rory McCabe and Manus Graham. Alex Hetherston, was unable to attend that day. Ms. Corcoran is project co-ordinator. Report by Matthew Chen.

Silver Success for St Pat’s Intermediate boys cross country team.

Congratulations to the Intermediate boys cross country team and coach Mr Dara Tiernan on their success at Irvingstown yesterday.They came home with silver after coming second in the team event. All five students finished in the top 25. Team members are Ciaran O Brien, Mark McDermot, Caolan Smith, Jody English and Oran Daly.
Other good results came from Cian Keaney who came 7th out of 130 competitors in the Minor Boys category and Luke Gilmartin came 6th out of over 80 competitors in the Junior boys category.

DCU Scholarship Award for past pupil Barry Conaty

Congratulations to Barry Conaty on receiving a Scholarship Award from DCU. Barry sat his Leaving Cert last June and received his award based on his excellent results. Well done on this fantastic achievement Barry..

It is with great sadness that we at St Patrick’s College heard of Fr Dan Sheridan passing away. Fr Dan was a past pupil of St Pat’s and served on the Board of Management from 2005-2014. He will be sadly missed by all here at St Pat’s. May he Rest in Peace.

Congrats to St Pat’s Cavan Under 19 Basketball team and coach Mr Rowley on a fantastic performance qualifying for the All Ireland Quarter Final on Tuesday 5th February. Well done all!

BIPPS U19A Boys All-Ireland Qualifying Pool A
Venue: Colaiste Cois Life, Lucan
9:30am Colaiste Chiaráin, Leixlip 48 56 St Pats Cavan
12:30pm St Pats Cavan 42 36 St Aidan’s CC, Cork City
3:30pm St Pats Cavan 46 27 CBS, The Green, Tralee
St Pats Cavan qualify for All-Ireland Quarter Final on Tuesday 5th February
St Pats Cavan v The Bish, Galway City

St. Patrick’s College music department perform new choral, orchestral setting by Ciarán Tackney of Noel Monahan’s poem ‘The Music Of Snow’.

St. Patrick’s College music department perform new choral, orchestral setting by Ciarán Tackney of Noel Monahan’s poem ‘The Music Of Snow’.
For the last 6 years Ciarán Tackney has written a new piece for St. Patrick’s College to bring the choir, traditional Irish group, brass and woodwind instruments together to perform a solo piece in the carol concert in the Cathedral of Ss Patrick & Felim.
In 2018, by kind permission of the internationally acclaimed poet Noel Monahan Ciarán set Noel’s poem ‘The Music Of Snow’. It was an 8 minute piece for male voice choir, brass, woodwind, traditional Irish instruments, church organ, piano and vocal soloists. It also was a concerto type work involving a number of soloists, uilleann pipes (Daniel Brady), button accordion, (Pádraig Conroy), violin (Adam Kelly), trumpet (David English) and saxophone (David Hayden. It included no less than 76 performers and it was first performed in the Cathedral on the 12th December 2018 to an audience of over 800 people. The project was completed in a very tight schedule with the poem having been chosen in September, choral and instrumental parts then had to be written, distributed and rehearsed. Eileen Tackney who played organ on the night also helped prepare the choir for the performance. This piece was very well received by all who attended the event. The students involved in the concert put a huge effort into preparations for all the music involved in the concert and the school extends its congratulations to them.
This event also included performances by the Cathedral Choir, Cavan Singers, Cavan Sinfonia, the Song Sisters, the choirs of Breifne & Loreto Colleges, the Royal School and a host of solo contributions. The event was also a fundraiser for the pipe organ that is being installed in the Cathedral.

Under 16 Basketball success.

Congratulations to our Under 16 Basketball team and team coaches Mr Rowley and Mr McGuigan, who have qualified in the A Division Playoffs of the All Ireland Schools quarter finals, beating De Le Salle Waterford. Well done all!



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