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All Ireland Senior Colleges Title 2010

St Kieran's College 2-11


Ard Scoil Rís, Limerick 2-8

Semple Stadium, Thurles


St Kieran’s College returned to the throne of colleges hurling they claimed our first Croke Cup since 2004 following a gutsy and determined comeback against Ard Scoil Rís, Limerick.

With 10 minutes remaining, Kieran’s trailed by 5 point however, Kieran’s scored 1-5 without reply to finish out the game.


Contesting their first All Ireland, Ard Scoil Rís lay down a marker early and led by 0-3 to no score, Kevin Downes and John Fitzgibbon scoring. John Power opened Kieran’s account after 10 minutes before Paul Buggy bagged a goal. Fitzgibbon landed his third point to level the game after 24 minutes. Both teams were guilty of missed chance but it remained level at the break. 1-2 to 0-5.

Michael Brennan and Paul Buggy edged Kieran’s in front off the restart but Ard Scoil fought back. Goals by Brendan O’Connor and Fitzgibbon and a point from Mark Ryan in a three minute spell put Ard Scoil in charge with 11 minutes remaining. Kieran’s never say die spirit kicked in and Michael Brennan netted in the 51st minute. Scores from Willie Phelan, Padraig Walsh and Thomas O’Hanrahan pushed the Kilkenny school ahead with 5 minutes left. Padraig Walsh and Phelan sealed the win with further points and Kieran’s were champions for a 17th time.


St Kieran’s Scorers: Michael Brennan 1-2, Paul Buggy 1-1, Padriag walsh 0-3, William Phelan 0-2, Cillian Buckley, Thomas O’Hanrahan, John Power (0-1 each).

St Kieran’s College Team:

Michael Donnelly (Thomastown), Cathal O’Neill (Danesfort), Robert Lennon (Bennetsbridge), Sean Phelan (Lisdowney), Aidan O’Dowd (Blacks and Whites), William Phelan (Dunnamaggin), Donal Brennan (Conahy Shamrocks), James Gannon (St Patrick’s, captain), Cillian Buckley (Dicksboro), John Power (Carrickshock), Ben O’Conor (Danesfort), Padraig Walsh (Tullaroan), Paul Buggy (Tullaroan), Michael Brennan (St Patrick’s), Thomas O’Hanrahan (Thomastown).

Subs: Richard Reid (Ballhale Shamrocks) for O’Connor, Conor O’Shea (Clara) for O’Hanrahan.

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Key Dates

Wednesday 25th
Staff Day (No school for students)
Thursday 26th
6th Years return to school at 8:50am
Thursday 26th
Induction for First Year students at 2pm
Friday 27th
Third and Fifth Year students return at 8:50am
Monday 30th
Second Year and Transition Year students return to school at 8:50am
Friday 3rd
Leaving Certificate Results
Friday 17th
Sports Day (To be confirmed)
Monday 11th
TY Work Experience Begins
Friday 22nd
Mid-Term Break Begins
Monday 1st
School Reopens after Mid-Term Break
Thursday 4th
LC Careers Information Evening (TBC)
Thursday 11th
Sixth Year P/T Meeting (TBC)

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Key Dates

Please note: It may be necessary to reschedule some of the below times and dates. Please check the school website throughout the year for confirmation of the most up to date information.

Monday 2nd
School Closed (Bank Holiday)
Thursday May 5th
3rd Yr Parents Evening for TY
Friday 3rd
Summer holidays begin @1pm
Thursday 25th
Staff Day - No school for students
Friday 26th
6th Year students return to school at 8:50am
Friday 26th
1st Year Induction begins at 11am
Monday 29th
3rd & 5th Year students return at 8:50am
Tuesday 30th
2nd Years & Transition Year students return at 8:50am
Monday 17th - Friday 28th
TY Work Experience
Friday 28th
Midterm Break Begins at 1pm
Monday 7th
School reopens after Mid-Term Break at 8:50am
Thursday 10th
6th Year Careers Information Evening at 7pm
Thursday 17th
6th Year P/T meeting (4:15 -6:45pm)
Thursday 24th
3rd Year P/T Meeting (4:15 -6:45pm)
Friday 25th
Staff Training Day - No school for students
Monday 28th
JCT Cluster Day - No school for students
Thursday 8th
5th Year P/T Meeting (4:15 -6:45pm)
Wednesday 21st
Christmas Holidays begin at 1pm
Thursday 5th
School reopens after Christmas at 8:50am
Tuesday 12th
Subject Choice Meeting for 1st Year Parents
Thursday 19th
1st Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Thursday 26th
2nd Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)

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