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TOM TEARS IT UP AT THE K CLUB

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Tom McKibbin was invited by Rory McIlroy to play in the Irish Open Pro:Am on Wednesday 18th May at the K Club, Kildare.  He played the eighteen hole round with professional golfer David Lingmerth and former World Snooker Champion Dennis Taylor. …

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FORM I VISIT THE PLANETARIUM

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On Friday 13th May, 200 Form I pupils visited the Armagh Planetarium.  They were given a guided tour of the exhibits, built rockets and watched the “Astronaut” movie in the state of the art Digital Theatre.  The day was thoroughly enjoyed by …

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NIBFA LEAGUE CUP WIN

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Oliver McGrath, Form II, won the ‘National League’ cup with Linfield Football Club, last weekend.  The tournament is played amongst teams in the NIBFA league. There are twenty-five teams that take part in this competition, mainly academy clubs, clubs linked …

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JUNIOR IRISH FENCING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Kerrie Johnson (Form LVI) took part in the Junior Irish Fencing Championships on Saturday 30th April at Loreto Abbey, Dalkey.  Competing in the U20 Girls’ Epee competition (known as the “Junior” category), Kerrie was victorious over Aoife Duggan-McSweeney of Munster …

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G.B. LIFESAVING SQUAD TRAINING CAMP

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The Academy were delighted to welcome the G.B. Lifesaving Performance Squad for its first training camp of the 2016/17 season.  This is the first time the GB team has been to Northern Ireland, and it was a great privilege to …

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BBC ELECTION DEBATES

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With the Assembly election upon us, Matthew Wilson (Form MVI), a first time voter, writes about his experiences on three BBC programmes in the run up to the election. On 20th April, The Good Friday Agreement Generation gathered an audience …

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INTER-HOUSE SWIMMING GALA

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The results of the Inter-House Swimming Gala were: Shaw 418 Currie 290 Cairns 216 Pottinger 168

SHOW JUMPING QUALIFICATION FOR BALMORAL SHOW

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Congratulations to Ana Desmond (Form MVI), who has qualified for the Finlay Equi-Trek 1.35m Show Jumping Championship at Balmoral Show on Wednesday 11th May.  Ana will be competing against international riders in the main area at 11.30 in the morning.

LATEST SPORTS NEWS & RESULTS

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Cricket 1st XI beat Campbell College. Campbell scored 175-7 (James McMahon-Beattie took 3-24) with BRA 176-7 (Francis Collins 85n.o.) Under 15 XI beat Campbell by 1 run – BRA scored 120 – Campbell scored 119 Under 12s & 13s lost …

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“TAKEN” PERFORM eSAFETY CONCERT

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We were delighted to welcome Dublin boyband “Taken” to school yesterday.  The group performed for Forms I-IV before talking to the pupils about cyberbullying and social media safety, followed by an opportunity to meet the band and get a signed flyer. The …

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