Deele College Notes 26-9-2014

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Some of our senior students had a fantastic day out on Thursday, when they attended the National Ploughing Championships in County Laois. At 5.00 am, forty eight students, accompanied by three of the school’s teachers, headed off to enjoy an action packed day on the 800 acre site. This was a great educational trip, which was also very enjoyable for the students, who attended.

Our U-14 GAA team played their first game of the season on Wednesday morning where they were defeated by Colaiste Ailigh from Letterkenny. Despite the defeat, the team will be looking to put together a few results and challenge for the league.

Deele College vs Colaiste Ailigh

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Deele College 1-1 Colaiste Ailigh 5-13
By Christopher O’Neill

Deele College U14 Gaelic football team suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Colaiste Ailigh by a score of 1-1 to 5-13.

The throw-in was at 10:30 and the away side Colaiste Ailigh got off to a quick start by scoring a goal inside the first 2 minutes. From then Colaiste Ailigh were in control converting point after point with Deele going into half time 20 points behind.The second half didn’t get much better for Deele but we did get our first point when full foward Jack O Donnell put it over the bar from around 20 metres out. We got a goal when substitute Dylan Nesbitt tucked away a parried shot from the opposing keeper.

Deele College 4-13 Mulroy College 0-0

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By Christopher O’Neill

Deele College senior Gaelic football team strolled past Mulroy college by a score of 4-13 to no score to get their league campaign off to a good start.

The match began at 12:30 and Deele got on top with an early point from half forward Kenan Gibson who kicked a nice point with his left boot to give Deele the lead. After that it was all Deele with no response from Mulroy who didn’t seem up for the match. Deele continued pressing Mulroy who struggled to even get out off their own half for the entire game. Deele’s four goals came off the boots off Simon McGlynn, Dylan McLaughlin(2) and Michael Gibson.

Deele College Students Interview Boxing Champion Jason Quigley

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As part of their English and Communication course, the 5LCA class had to carry out an interview with a person of their choice. As a class group they chose to interview professional boxer Jason Quigley.

On Monday 8th September Jason arrived at the school and spent an hour with the 5LCA class. The students questioned Jasonon his career to date and his hopes and aspirations for the future. The interview was a great success as Jason really engaged with the students and gave very detailed honest answers. The students were very attentive throughout the course of the interview.

We were very grateful to Jason for agreeing to the interview in between training sessions. We wish him every success in his future career.

Deele College Student Receives International Call-Up

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By Christopher O’Neill

Deele college student Zoe Mc Glynn has been selected to play against Denmark for the Republic of Ireland U17 Ladies’ squad.  There will be two matches taking place and Zoe is hopeful of playing in both games.

The matches will be played on Tuesday the 23rd of September and Thursday the 25th of September. Both games are being played in the AUL Complex in Dublin. Zoe leaves for Dublin on Sunday, although she will also have an eye on the All-Ireland final as she also played for the Donegal underage girls’ Gaelic football team.

Brett Aiming for European Gold in Russia

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By Christopher O’Neill

Deele College’s very own boxing champion, Brett McGinty is currently preparing for one of the biggest competitions of his life, as he prepares for the European Youth Championships, which will take place in Russia in October.

The young St Johnston man, who is a TY student in the school, is no stranger to success at this level, having previously won a bronze medal in this prestigious competition.

Deele College Student Impresses in Poland

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By Christopher O’Neill

Deele College student Alex Carolan represented Northern Ireland against Poland in Kolobrzeg last week, where he played in front of a crowd of 2,500 people.

Alex, who is a TY student in Deele College was selected to play for the Northern Ireland U-16 team, who played out a 1-1 draw with their Polish counterparts.

Deele College Notes 19-9-14

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The school turned green and yellow this week, to show our support for the Donegal Senior and minor teams, who will play in the All-Ireland finals on Sunday in Croke Park. The first years, with the help of art teacher, Ms Gallagher, showcased their talents in the GP area. Pictures of their work can be seen on the school website.

Jersey Day

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The students of Deele College had a Jersey day to raise funds to send students to the Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes which takes place from May 22-27, 2015

High Praise for Deele College Poet

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Alisha Coll, a Transition Year student in Deele College in Raphoe has been praised for her poetry, following her entry into a national poetry competition, organised by the Navan Education Centre.