On Monday 7th April, the TYs enjoyed a day trip to Dublin city centre. To start the day, we went to the Laughter Lounge on Eden Quay where we saw a comedy show based on the life of teenagers. We all found this relatable, enjoyable and funny. There were laughs from everyone and it was good to see the whole year out together enjoying themselves especially as the year is too quickly coming to an end.
After lunch we split into 2 groups with one group going to a Seamus Heaney exhibition, held in the Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage centre. The centre is full of Heaney’s original manuscripts, letters, diary entries, notebooks and unpublished works. The 2nd group went to the W.B. Yeats library, where they were given a guided tour of the museum where many original pieces had been donated by Yeats’ family.
We all enjoy school trips to new places and this one was no different. Overall it was an interesting and fun day for everyone in TY. Míle buíochas don foireann go léir a chur an turas le chéile. (Elena Byrne)
We are very proud of our two camogie teams who won the Dublin A Junior A and Senior A titles and made it all the way to the All-Ireland semi-finals. Unfortunately they met their match on the day and no doubt will come back stronger again.
Click here for a commemorative booklet.
Dominican College Senior(U 19) camogie team played St Marys Nenagh in an All Ireland B Semi-Final in Na Fianna on Saturday 9th. It was a pulsating game from start to finish with both set of backs dominating for large periods. Dominican College started well with 3 unanswered points from captain Caoimhe Walsh, corner forward Éile O'Ceallaigh and wing forward Anna Sullivan. Dominican College were against the breeze in the first half and Nenagh took advantage to reply with 4 unanswered points to go in at half time 04 - 03 ahead.
Points were traded throughout the second half - Anna O'Dwyer flawless at frees. the Dominican girls went ahead through a goal from Anna O´Dwyer with 5 minutes from the end to go 1-6 to 0-8 ahead. A last minute free decided the game with Nenagh trying to equalize. The ball somehow found its way into the net from the free to finish the game 1-8 to 1-6 for Nenagh. A fantastic year for the Dominican girls winning the Dublin A championship and showing they can match any team in the country. (Eoin Ryan)
Today is the day that we've been waiting for. The Senior Camogie team are in the All-Ireland Schools' B semi-final against a very strong St. Mary's from Nenagh. On "home" ground in Na Fianna, our team have trained well and are eager for the contest. It's the biggest game to date for these young players but for many it is just a stepping stone for bigger club and county games. We are proud of them all. Well done too to Mr. Ryan and Mr. Lahert.
Fiona Isdell, Rachel Dobbs, Rachel Fitzsimons and Kate O’Neill produced the attached commemorative booklet with the help of Mr. Costello.
Go n-eirí go geall linn.
School Sports Star Of The Week: Saibh Mangan (Dominican College) – The Evening Herald – January 24 2019
STAR OF THE WEEK - SAIBH MANGAN (DOMINICAN COLLEGE)
ON a day when the margins of error were always likely to be small, Saibh Mangan’s final haul of 2-3 was a decisive factor in Dominican College’s Dublin Senior ‘A’ Camogie Championship final victory over Loreto Beaufort last Thursday.
While both of her goals proved crucial towards their overall success, the full-forward’s 35th-minute goal was the catalyst for a powerful second-half showing. With her leadership qualities also on display, she is a worthy winner of this weekly award.