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Monthly Archives: May 2017

ULSTER RUGBY LEGEND VISITS BEN MADIGAN RUGBY TOURNAMENT

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Prep 6 at Ben Madigan took part in a round-robin Tag Rugby ‘Blitz’ tournament at the Castle Grounds on Wednesday 17th May. There were over a hundred rugby players, both boys and girls, at the grounds, playing a mixture of …

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KICKBOXING

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Congratulations to Form V pupils Anna Sullivan (right) and Lorna Maginnes (left), who recently won Gold and Silver and two Silvers respectively at the Northern Ireland Kickboxing Qualifiers for Semi Contact and Light Contact.  Both girls are members of the Ballysillan Freestyle Kickboxing …

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ULSTER MINOR SCHOOLS’ SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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The Junior Swim team headed to Ballymena for the annual Ulster Minor Schools’ Swimming Championships over the weekend.  The team won a total of 34 medals, with Siobhan Baine, Giulia Allen and Jericho Balgos winning 4 medals each, and Lucy McKnight, …

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ULSTER SCHOOLS’ ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Ulster Schools’ Athletics Championships Results Friday 19th & Saturday 20th May Antrim Forum The Irish Championships will be held in Tullamore on Saturday 3rd June Senior Girls Erin Moffett – 1st Hammer (33.10) Katie Ritchie – 2nd Pole Vault (3.05 …

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A PORTRAIT OF SIR HENRY POTTINGER

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Thanks to the support of former pupils, the school has acquired an impressive portrait of a distinguished former pupil. The subject of this work is Sir Henry Pottinger, who was born on 25th December 1789 at Mount Pottinger, Co Down. …

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FOOTBALL

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Congratulations to Form II pupil and footballer, Abbie McHenry, who has been selected to compete in the Lennart Johansson Academy Trophy in Sweden, as part of the Northern Ireland Development squad.  The event takes place on Thursday 25th May through to …

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INTER & SENIOR DISTRICT ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Intermediate & Senior District Athletics Championships Results Antrim Forum Saturday 13th May The top 3 in each event qualify for the Ulster Schools’ Championships (19th & 20th May at Antrim Forum) Girls – Inter Harriet Dougan – 1st 300m Hurdles …

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MINI, MINOR & JUNIOR DISTRICT ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Mini, Minor and Junior District Athletics Championships Results Antrim Forum Tuesday 9th May The top 3 in each event qualify for the Ulster Schools’ Championships (19th & 20th May at Antrim Forum)   Girls – Mini 1st 800m – Anna …

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WATERPOLO BOYS WIN CANADA TROPHY

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Congratulations to the Senior Boys’ Waterpolo team, who have won the Ulster Schools’ Cup (Canada Trophy).  This is only the second time in the 80 year history of the competition that the Academy has won this prestigious award.  The boys have …

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DRAMA SHOWCASE

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On Wednesday 3rd May, the AS and A Level Drama classes put on a showcase for pupils, parents and friends in Wingfield.  The showcase consisted of 4 performances, all of which displayed a very high level of skill and understanding …

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