Senior Football, Moynihan Cup Quarter-final

Presentation Milltown 2-13  St. Michael’s Listowel 1-11

In a thrilling game of football played In Cahersalee on Wednesday 23rd of October, Pres Milltown were victorious over their Listowel counterparts by 5 points.  Joseph Clifford kicked Milltown’s first 3 points, 2 absolute beauties from play from the the sideline.  Listowel fought back to level and coming up to half-time with the scores at 6 points apiece Chris Doncel and Dara Coffey combined and Chris struck the Listowel net with a bullet of a shot to send us to the break 3 ahead.  St. Michael’s fought back with a goal of their own to level after 10 minutes of the second half.  Momentum swung between the two teams right throughout the next 10 minutes until Conall Murphy, who had been very prominent in attack  for Milltown, scored a great goal.   A fine point from Conor Keane gave Pres. Milltown a 6 point cushion.  Listowel fought valiantly to close the gap to 5 but the Milltown boys held out for a deserved victory.

We can now look forward to the Moynihan cup semi-final after mid-term.

Team:                         Luke Flynn


Dara O’Connor             Kieran Courtney                      Darragh O’Shea

(M’town/C’Maine)        (Legion)                                  (Listry)

Cillian O’Regan             Cathal O’Connor                    Brian kennedy

(Dr. Crokes)                  (M’town/C’Maine)                 (Listry)

Keith Moloney               Chris Doncel

(Beaufort)                     (Dr.Crokes)

Gavin Evans                            Conor keane                                      Dara Coffey

(Keel)                          (Listry)                                   (Beaufort)

Joseph Clifford              Conall Murphy                        Eoin O’Mahony

(Listry)                          (Firies)                                     (M’town/C’maine)



This team has qualified for the Joe O’Connor quarter-finals after a fine victory over Castleisland Community College.

Under 15

Had a great victory over Killenaule of Tipperary in the second round of Munster.  An unlucky 1 point defeat to Rice College Ennis put an end to a fine campaign on Tuesday 22nd October.  This team has a very bright future indeed and should be looking forward keenly to their Kerry competition in the spring.

First year

The first year lunchtime league is at the semi-final stages and has unearthed some wonderful talent.  More on this to follow!

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TY Trip to Dairymaster

TY Students 2013-2014

On Monday the 21st of October Transition year students went on a visit out to Dairymaster in Causeway. We got to see all the possible job opportunities on offer at Dairymaster as well as all the amazing new agri technologies that they are developing such as the Moo Monitor. It was a valuable insight into software, design and Computer Aided Manufacturing. We never realised the farming industry could be so automated. It was a valuable and enjoyable day out.

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Poetry Aloud

Poetry Aloud winners!

Poetry Aloud is an annual poetry speaking competition organised by the National Library and Poetry Ireland.  This year’s regional heats took place in St. Bridget’s Presentation Convent, Killarney on Tues 15 October and four students from Presentation Miltown participated, accompanied by their English teacher, Ms. Kennefick. 

E. Canavan, E. Griffin and D. Leane competed in the Junior category, and Gabriel Galway represented the school in the Senior section. Each student gave a fantastic performance with Eoin Griffin and Gabriel Galway winning their heats and going through to the semi-finals in the National Library in Dublin at the end of November. 
Seamus Heaney, patron of Poetry Aloud, cited the extraordinary way in which the competition seeks to celebrate the joy of speaking and listening to poetry.  We wish Eoin and Gabriel the very best of luck in the semi-finals.
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Bin It!

Today, Friday 18th October, the Bin It! roadshow presented their award-winning and educational workshop. This aims to help students understand their personal and social responsibilities to their local environment.

One way to stop littering is to change behaviour and the Bin It! show aims to do just that. The roadshow is sponsored by the Gum Litter Taskforce and supports the Green Schools programme in the school.

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Green School Success

‘Think Green, Do Green, Be Green’ is the school’s Green Code. This recently led to the attainment of the school’s first green flag. Transition year students over the past two years formed green school committees to come up with initiatives to make our school more environmentally friendly.  The first green flag for litter and waste acknowledges the dedication and hard work of these committees.

Indeed each student in the school deserves huge credit in complying with the many projects undertaken by the green school committees.  From introducing new recycling bins,  to carrying out research and surveys on what was required, to delivering a power point presentation and talk to every class in the school, making them aware of the importance of recycling and having a litter-free school.

Many thanks to is also due to Micheál O’Coileáin, environmental officer with Kerry County Council, who visited and inspected the work carried out by students and sent a report to An Taisce, who awarded the green flag. Liam Hurley, the school’s caretaker, supported the students tirelessly and deserves great credit for his work. Mr. Bonner, Mrs. Harkin, the entire staff and the school community are very proud of the school’s achievement. Well done to all concerned.

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Listowel Writer’s Week

This year writers, poets, songwriters, playwrights and members of the public of all ages will gather at Listowel to celebrate and participate in the 42nd annual Listowel Writers’ Week. Young talent is celebrated in a many ways throughout this famous literary festival. A week dedicated to literature and love of the written word, it is indeed a very famous event attracting highly acclaimed writers who give workshops, advice and their valuable time to the members of the public.

‘A man who will misuse an apostrophe is capable of anything.’… so said Con Houlihan, whether in jest or otherwise, we can`t claim to know. Either way, entrants to the inaugural Con Houlihan Young Sports Journalist Award were careful to mind their grammar. The renowned Castleisland journalist, wrote with an unrivalled wit and a warmth celebrated by the Irish people. So it seemed fitting that Listowel Writers’ Week chose to honour his memory by encouraging young writers to capture sporting moments or personalities in words.

In conjunction with Kerry County Council, a number of competitions for all ages are offered to encourage and reward those with a literary turn of mind.  In a happy coincidence this year, the joint writers of this article both won accolades within our categories and in another serendipitous twist of fate, we happen to be sisters. ‘Sun’ (Amy; TY) won the under 16 Creative Writing Competition.  The story is centred around an elderly woman who throughout the course of this story reflects on her life, with each milestone in her life being represented by a season. While ‘Mná na hEireann’ (Emily; 2yr) was the winning entry in the Con Houlihan Young Sports Journalist Award. It is a huge honour and we will both be attending the festival’s opening ceremony to receive our prizes on May 29th. We are both very excited not only to attend this festival, but also to be given the opportunity to read aloud our winning entries at the event.  We would like to thank our teachers, Ms. Costello and Mrs. Kirby for their encouragement.

Amy and Emily Cahill

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Fantasy Writing Success

The John West Fantasy Writing competition has been taking place for many years.  It encourages students to tap into their creative talents and compose their very own original fantasy short story.  This competition offers so much fun and excitement in promoting each child’s imagination and their individual journey of success.

The theme for this year’s national competition was ‘Under the Sea’, and Mick Clifford 1K was selected as one of only seven finalists in the Junior category of the competition.  Mick’s wonderful tale entitled “The Trial of the Sea Angler” wowed judges and his story was selected from thousands of entries submitted from all over Ireland.  The story is about a fisherman who drowns and is transported to a fantasy world where he is put on trial for the mass murder of innocent salmon.

Mick was invited to the Mansion House in Dublin with his family on the 29th April to attend the prize giving and receive a kindle for his work. Many congratulations to Mick and his teacher Ms. I. Costello on his achievement and his continued success in the future.

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