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Friday 4th - Cadette final, bus leaves at 11:30. Junior and minors v High school home starting at 2:30pm

Saturday 5th - Juniors and Minors v Rathdown away starting at 9am


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Well done to our Cadette B who beat Loretto Beaufort in the semi-final on fri 21st jan (45pts-23pts)
Final will be held on fri 28th at 12:30 in the Oblate in Inchicore.


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Well done the swimmers who participated in the Leinster schools swimming gala (15th -16th January).

Junior relay team – bronze medal 

Senior relay team – bronze medal

Aoife Byrne – gold and silver medal

Aoife Murray –silver and bronze medal 

Good luck to the junior relay team and to Aoife Byrne who are taking part in the all Ireland swimming gala in Galway at the end of January. 




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Hockey is one of our most popular sports in school and has been for many decades. 


At the start of the hockey season this year, there were hundreds of girls coming out to run laps and improve the hockey skills.


Now all of these girls have been split into 20 teams, 17 of which are competing in Leinster school leagues. As a very successful hockey school many of our teams reach the finals each year. 


The five senior teams are made up of 6th years, 5th years and older 4th years. All of whom have made time in their busy schedule to come out to training, which has really paid off! 


Our Senior 1 team plays in the premier division which is the top school division in Leinster. To play at this level a high playing standard is required. Shannon Clarke played for the Leinster under 16 this year and is one of many girls to have represented Muckross at this level of hockey. 


The junior teams are made up of 3rd years and 4th years. This is the first time for some of the girls to play with other years and it seems that they are really enjoying it. All the work they are putting in is really paying off. Three teams in the next round.


The minor teams are made up of 2nd years. As they are now more experienced players after their year of basic training, they are learning more advanced techniques which are being put to the test, with positive results!


The first years have really shown a very strong attitude to hockey with over a hundred coming out for training! We are only able to enter two teams into school leagues at this level. Both of which are doing really well. The remaining teams are enjoying friendly matches where they are improving their skills and game technique. Later on in the year they will have some tournaments to participate in.


Equestrian Team

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This year's Equestrian team has, so far, been a great success. Currently competing for the team are Maggie Brennock (3rd) Sarah Eustace (3rd) and Sonja Egan (6th). Ruth Byrne, Emma Eustace and Kate Green will be competing for the school also later on in the year. We are hoping more people will come forward so we can make our team bigger!
'We turn up on the day with our  horses or ponies to compete and the team competition is jumped Aga Khan style, that is 3 or 4 riders per team with the best 3 scores to count. After our first round we  then go on to jump in the jump-off which is against the clock, 2 riders are picked to compete in this round were they  try get the fastest time and go clear to be within the placings. There is usually an individual competition on the day aswell.  

We are currently competing in the hoofprints interschools league. The league is contested with on average 30 or more teams from schools  all around the country at each competition. So far we have come 4th in the teams and achieved a 4th place, 3rd place, 7th place and 10th place in the individuals.  We are hoping for even more success throughout the year.  
We would like to thank Ms.Lundy for her permission to start up the team. Mr.Mc Carthy for his support and Mark Brennock our Chef D'equipe for his help and support at events.


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Congratulations to Julie Byrne who managed to win two matches at the European Tennis Championships. Well done!
Fourth Year students have been taking part in yoga, aerobics, self defence, and dancing held in the independant theatre workshop since the start of the year and are really finding them great ways to keep fit. Well done girls!

Due to the snowey conditions all hockey matches have been cancelled until after the Christmas break, so Janurary will be a very busy month

24th Nov 2010

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Congratulations to Julie Byrne, 1st year Cabra who is currently representing Ireland in the European Tennis Championships in Sweden this week! Good Luck!

Well done to the under 16 basketball team who have made it to the quater finals of their legue! Basketball training is now being held on a Saturday morning from 10-12 all standards welcome.

The Muckross hockey teams will play all their matches in their sections before Christmas so will be very busy until then. Good Luck to all!

Best of luck to the new equestrian team who will be participating in several events this year!

We are all very excited for the new Muckross sports tracksuit which will be  introduced very soon!


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Sarah Twomey, 4th year, achieved a gold and silver medal at the Karate World Championships in October. A fabulous result, well done Sarah!

1st year B team drew 0-0 after an unlucky game against Newbridge College.

1st year A team are playing their first league match next week. They are unbeaten in all their friendlies so far. Good luck girls!

Junior D and Junior C team both remain unbeaten.

Junior E team were 2-0 down to Foxrock at half time, but came back to win 3-2. Well done!

Junior B team won 5-0 against the Our Ladys Grove A Team.

Senior 3 team won 6-0 against St.Raphaelas.

Senior 1 team drew with Mount Temple 0-0.
The 4th year fitness class recently played Gonzaga in hockey and won 6-2. They are scheduled to play them again in hockey and tag rugby this November.


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