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Avondale Community College
Week beginning January 30th 2012
U14 Boys’ Football: South Leinster Final
Avondale Community College U14 Boys’ Football team have qualified for the South Leinster Final after they defeated Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach in a very exciting game. The team was captained by Liam Kinsella, who performed strongly on the day, as did Harrison Penn, Damien Hanlon, Conor Byrne and Andrew Doyle. The team are now through to the South Leinster Final where they will play Athy Community College. Best of luck to the boys on the day.
Senior Boys’ Football
Avondale Community College senior boys gave a gutsy display against St. Kevin’s Community College, Dunlavin on Wednesday 25th January. Despite a strong performance the team were defeated on a score line of 3-10 to 2-05.
Senior Boys’ Basketball
Avondale Community College Senior Basketball team met Gorey Community School on Wednesday 26th January in a friendly game. Avondale Community College came out victorious on a score line of 20 - 16.The best players on the day were Mark Murphy and Michael Morrisroe. Well done to the team and the best of luck in the season ahead.
Wii Play for Hope
As part of their C.S.P.E Action Project students from 3 Larch held a Wii Tournament to raise funds for The Hope Foundation. This charity looks after the street children of Calcutta. Hope merchandise, including chocolate and wrist bands were also sold as part of this enterprise. All money raised was gratefully received by The Hope Foundation, which is situated in Cork. Many thanks to all those who participated in this event.
The Merchant of Venice Trip
2nd Year English students enjoyed a trip to The Helix, DCU on Monday 23rd January to experience a production of The Merchant of Venice by Cyclone Repertory Company. This was an extremely engaging, educational and entertaining version of the play.
L.C.V.P. Guinness Trip
As part of the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme students from Avondale Community College visited the Guinness factory in Dublin. They were brought on a tour of the factory, where they observed the many processes involved in the production of Guinness. They witnessed a range of areas, from the processing of ingredients to the old machinery that is still used. They also examined the advertising campaigns used by Guinness over the years and how these have developed and adapted to the changing markets. The students learnt about the history of Guinness and the 9,000 year lease which was signed by Arthur Guinness in 1759. This trip was extremely informative and enjoyable.