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Congratulations to Piper’s Hill College Camogie team who beat Presentation College Carlow 9-4 – 0-0 in the final of the Carlow Kildare Shield Post Primary School League. The game got off to a great start when the ball was won in midfield then quickly cleared into the half forward line for Ciara Smith who created a goal scoring chance superbly taken by Ella Kearney. Piper’s Hill went on to create more goal scoring opportunities with Ella Kearney and Ciara Smith both completing hat tricks. Goals were also scored by Laura Cahill and Jenny Cahill. Kaitlin Miley scored four points from midfield leading to a resounding first shield victory for Pipers Hill College. Well done to all team members and their coaches.
Transition students were treated to a robotics workshop in conjunction with Naas Library Services on March 7. The workshop was aimed at exposing the students to design skills and highlighting the basics of mechanical and electrical engineering as part of National Engineering Week. The students thoroughly enjoyed the hands on experience with robots, exploring this interdisciplinary branch of engineering and science, and building and battling their way to the end product.
Well done to Piper’s Hill College U 16 Boys Basketball team who secured a well deserved win against Carrick-on-Shannon Community School in the National Basket Ball Arena in Tallaght. The team were competing for the first time in the Category B All Irelands Schools Semi Finals. The team secured a comfortable position by the end of the first quarter of the game and continued to show their excellence throughout. Jack Maguire played exceptionally well despite being put under a lot of pressure from the opposing defenders. Players, Ben Kelly, Alex Durero, Cian O Connor, Jack Hogan and Daniel Kane produced a fantastic team effort. Although Carrick-on-Shannon Community College responded valiantly Pipers Hill were determined and came away with a comfortable 12 point lead. The scoreboard read 80 – 68 at close of game, to the delight of Piper’s Hill College. The team will face Colaiste Pobail Setanta in the finals. We wish the team the very best in their upcoming encounter.
The school will be hosting the Women’s Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour on Wednesday 29th March. Lots of activities will be organised around this date promoting girls rugby. Pictured above: Piper’s Hill Junior Rugby team
The U16 Boys Basketball team have secured themselves a place in the All Ireland League Category B Basketball Competition. The boys achieved notable success against their opponents in the playoffs which took place in Glanmire Co Cork on Sunday January 15.
The team beat both Glanmire Community College Co Cork and Colaiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal with scores of 45 – 27 and 50 – 20 respectively. This is Piper’s Hill College third time in a row to reach the All Ireland Semi Finals . In addition they have advanced to grade B this season which is a huge achievement. The finals will take place in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght on February 4.
Best of luck to the boys.
One hundred and fifty students from First and Second Year in Piper’s Hill College travelled to the RDS in Dublin to explore the Young Scientist Exhibition. Students enjoyed a great selection of stands, experiments and live demos. Some went to see the Titian Robot, others explored the mystery of the Exploring Jug while some met RTE broadcaster Ryan Tubridy and entertainer Nicky Byrne. Everyone had a tremendous day. Many thanks to the Science Department for organising the trip.
Congratulations to Piper’s hill College under 16 camogie team on their success against Presentation College Carlow in the Carlow Kildare Schools Camogie League.
After the TY exposition 3 students were really interested in volunteering for ‘The Hope Foundation’. Rebecca Shaw organised a stall in the foyer on Thursday the 13th of October where herself Alannah Wade and Meadhbh O’Meara sold Butlers Milk Chocolate Truffle Bars for €2 each during break and Lunch. The girl’s sold 315 bars altogether and raised €634 for the HOPE foundation. They plan on doing more with the HOPE foundation as it was a great experience for them.