Castletroy College is a Community School in Newtown, Castletroy, County Limerick, Ireland. It was founded in 2000.[1] It has over 1,200 students.[citation needed][4]

Castletroy College
Coordinates52°39′47″N 8°32′27″W / 52.663134°N 8.540899°W / 52.663134; -8.540899
TypeSecondary school
MottoUt Sint Unum (That They May Be One)
PrincipalPádraig Flanagan[2]
Colours  Turquoise

Achievements edit

Sport edit

The school's girls basketball team have won the Senior Munster Cup final four times in a row and the senior all Ireland three times in a row. The school's girls' soccer team have been in more than 6 All-Ireland finals, winning more than half of them. A number of players from the school have also played at provincial and county level.[citation needed]

In March 2008, Castletroy won both Munster Schools rugby premier competitions, the Munster Schools Junior Cup and the Munster Schools Senior Cup.[5] Limerick hurler Paudie Fitzmaurice is a former teacher at the school. Competitive swimmer, Gráinne Murphy also attended the college.[citation needed]

Other events edit

In 2004, Castletroy pupils Aisling O'Brien and Naomi Guerin won the regional "Young Chef of the year" awards. In the same year, Patrick Collison, a student of the school, won second prize at the EsatBT Young Scientist of the Year Awards. Patrick and his brother John Collison are now billionaire entrepreneurs.[6]

Another student, Galin Ganchev, won twice the Irish Maths Olympiad and the Fergus Gaines Cup (2006 & 2008), got silver medals at the 5th European Union Science Olympiad (2007) and the Irish EU Science Olympiad (2007),[7] a silver medal at the Balkan Maths Olympiad (2008),[8] and was a co-winner of the PRISM Irish National Maths Contest (2007). Subsequently he went to Cambridge University to study Mathematics.

In December 2010, a Leaving Certificate student Aislinn Hayes was awarded a medal from the Institute of Physics for coming joint first in the Physics 2010 examination.[9]

Notable alumni edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Welcome". Castletroy College. Archived from the original on 7 November 2018. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Contact". Castletroy College. Archived from the original on 14 February 2019. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  3. ^ Department of Education (2021). "School Detail:CASTLETROY COLLEGE". Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  4. ^ Department of Education (2021). "School Detail:CASTLETROY COLLEGE". Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2008.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "The billion-dollar Collison brothers". 24 January 2014.
  7. ^ "News - headlines - DCU".
  8. ^ "The British Mathematical Olympiad Subtrust (BMOS) and Committee (BMOC)".
  9. ^ "Girls come first in physics - The Institute of Physics blog". 13 December 2010. Archived from the original on 13 December 2010.

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