Jim Gavin at Sports Awards.

 sports awards in 1995 when Dublin beat Tyrone in the All Ireland

Jim Gavin at the Sports Awards in 1995 when Dublin beat Tyrone in the All Ireland.

The Annual Sports Awards take place at 7.30 on Monday 11 May and we are delighted to announce that Jim Gavin, the Dublin Manager, will be making the presentations. All involved with sport in PCS this year are welcome as are their families. Thanks to all of the teachers who mentored their teams this year which involves a huge time and energy commitment.

Community and Comprehensive Schools Athletic Championships.

Shot Putt Santry

Thursday 7th of May proved another successful day for PCS Athletics. The venue was Morton Stadium, Santry and again we were very lucky with a rain free day!!

The day started successfully with numerous athletes finishing in the top 3 of the heats to make the finals. Later in the day Karl Lynch won the senior boys 200m, Fia Donnelly won the senior girls 200M, Mark Morris came 2nd in the 1st year boys 100m. The 800m proved a very strong event for PCS with gold medals for Alannah Byrne, Killian O’Driscoll, Stephen James and Craig Giles. Craig not only won the 800m but also set a new CCSAC record! The record breaking continued with Darragh Bolger breaking the senior boys record for shot put later in the day! The relay teams all did very well making the finals but were unlucky just to finish outside the medals. The afternoon tracks events were finished beautifully with a great win in the boys 1500m by Aaron Cullen. In the field events Johannes Borries came 2nd in the senior boys high jump and Grace MacKeever won silver in the 2nd year girls long jump.Athletics in Santry

Thanks to Ms Bunnett and Ms Cronin. Also to Brian Gillen for some excellent photographs here and in the Flicker feed.

Variety Show a great success..

Variety Show

Well done to all of the performers and organisers who made this year’s Variety Show a glowing tribute to the talent within so many of our students. Thanks to Ms McGlynn, Mr Maynes and especially Ms O’Driscoll for their time and expertise. The night was capped off by a most impressive dance routine from the teachers.

Almost €2,500 was raised for Pieta House and the theme of Darkness into Light was reflected in a night of our very own rising stars.

Ms O'Driscoll's Music Class Paricipated in the Pieta House 'Darkness into Light Walk'.

Ms O’Driscoll’s Music Class Paricipated in the Pieta House ‘Darkness into Light Walk’.

2F on the Velvet Strand.

2F on the beach

2F had a productive trip on Friday the 1st of May, navigating their way from the classroom to Portmarnock beach. They had perfect conditions to carry out some geography experiments and put into practice all they had learned in the past year.

2F at work on the beach.

Diving into their tasks, all pupils measured and identified rocks as well as drawing sketches of the beach. Thanks to Mr Cogavin and Ms Sweeney.

MapLesotho News: Facebook Competition.

Global Citizens Mapping the Future –
accreditation for Development Education
Global Pssport
The team were awarded a Diplomatic Development Global Passport by Sean Sherlock, Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Annual WorldWise Conference in the Aviva Stadium.

To be in with a chance of winning a €40 voucher for the Pavilions Shopping Centre in Swords simple “like” AND “share” the Facebook page MapLesotho. The winner will be announced on Tuesday the 5th of May.


Girls Volleyball (Junior and Senior)

Both Senior and Junior teams entered the U-18 Club All-Ireland Blitz competiton on Sunday 19th April. As last years winners, the competition was held in PCS. Unfortunately the Senior Team couldn’t retain their title, being hampered by injuries and some LC Students with Oral Exams the next day. This was a valuable learning curve for the Junior Team, while also an emotional farewell for some of our 6th yr and Spanish students. Well done to all involved.

Hard luck to the Girls Junior Volleyball Competition in getting knocked out at the Quarter final stage in the All-Ireland Competition. The team has come on in leaps and bounds in the last two months, and trained hard in the mean time. The team lost both their games to Rockford Manor, Blackrock and eventual qualifiers St. Rapheals, Loughrea. (Photo in stream)