Congratulations to the Colaiste Chiarain Concern Debate team who have made it through to the quarter finals of the all Ireland competition defeating Bandon Grammar School, Cork. They successfully upheld the motion that "In the age of social media activism, young people often prioritise virtue signalling over genuine commitment to social change." The team on the day were front row (L to R) Éle, Aimee, Antoni & Keela. Back Row (L to R) were the timekeeper, Aaron and Chairperson, Leah. Well done to the team who will now face Largy College, Monaghan in the quarter final in Dublin on March 12th.

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Action Talks Speech Writing Competition - Congratulations to Aristide who has won a place in the national finals. He is one of two students in the Leinster region to qualify and go forward to the national finals in the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin on March 20th. Best of luck!

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John Paul Awards 2023 - Congratulations to the students who received the John Paul Awards during the 1st Year mass on Wednesday 20th December 2023. The medals were presented by Bishop Kevin Doran for voluntary work done in community and parish during 2022/23.

L-R Aaron, Lochlainn, Patrick, Abigail, and Keela. Absent from photo, Aleesha.
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We wish Keela a 5th Year student the very best of luck as she progresses to the regional finals of the Soroptimist Ireland Public Speaking Competition.

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Congratulations to our U16 girls basketball team who won their Midlands regional final and best of luck as they continue onto the Leinster finals after Christmas.

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Congratulations to Rachel in 6th year, who won Third Place at Oireachtas Rince Connacht this weekend.

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Congratulations to Aristide in 3rd year, who won the Connacht Irish dance Championship this weekend in under 15 years boys category. Also to his sister Athénaïs in 1st year, who came 5th in under 13 years girls. They are both qualified for the World Championships.

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Cyra and Alice, standing on the Winner's podium after receiving gold medals while representing Ireland at the Unified World Kickboxing Championships in Italy. Both girls are returned as World Champions!

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James, a Transition Year student has been made Captain of the Ireland Team A for the upcoming JDC World Cup of Darts in Gibraltar. James is also the current Captain of the Athlone & Westmeath Youth Darts Teams & is the current West Coast Challenge Youth Champion. He recently won one of four events at the JDC European Open, finishing 3rd overall in that event. We wish James the best of luck going forward.

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Well done to Caimin in 5th Year for qualifying for the Athletics All Ireland. Best of luck in the challenges ahead!

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Congratulations to our local ladies who performed so well at the CRDM (Cumann Rince Dea Mheasa) Irish Dance Championships. The international competition took place on the 30th September & 1st October 2023 in Kent England. CRDM is a young dynamic and professional organisation whose aim is to unite and support its members and promote and preserve Irish dancing. The three local students all received podium placing with Ella winning her Preliminary, Caitlin taking 1st place and Aoife achieving 3rd place. Well done to the girls on this very special achievement.


Congratulations to Matilda, who was selected to represent Ireland at U16 level in Basketball. Matilda is currently a Transition Year student and we wish her well.

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It was a watershed moment on Tuesday 3rd October last as Colaiste Chiarain competed in the school's first ever Senior Golf Event in Tuam golf club for the All-Ireland series qualifier. The school was represented by Isaac and James. Isaac had tied the best gross score but unfortunately lost out on a count back. James came third in the nett category, missing out by just a single shot. While both unfortunately just missed out on the qualifying, it was a new challenge for both players and the school. Well done to Isaac, James and their School Coach, Mr. Paul Kelly.

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2nd Year Parent Teacher Meeting
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