Student Awards

Student of the Year

A festive air prevailed in Cashel Community School on last Friday night for the annual Awards Night. In keeping with the school’s tradition, the guest of honour was a past student of CCS, namely; Ms. Norma Coffey. Away back in September 1994, Norma was a member of the very first First Year class to enter the school. After completing her Leaving Certificate in 1999 she pursued an honours degree in Mathematical Science of Computing in U.L. and later achieved a Ph.D. in Applied Statistics. Along the way she received numerous academic distinctions and awards. She is presently employed in Research and Development at NUIGalway.
Norma gave a brief outline of her years as a student at Cashel C.S. and encouraged the assembled students to pursue the dreams and ambitions that their schooldays at CCS offer them.

The highlight of the Awards Night was the naming of the student of the year 2011. The recipient for this year is Sixth Year student Katie Crosse. A native of the parish of Golden and Kilfeacle, Katie’s citation (reflecting the views of the school staff) spoke of her positive impact on the overall life of Cashel Community School listing, among other things, her unfailing courtesy, enthusiasm, co-operation, and her consistently pleasant presence in classroom and on corridors.

Katie was a Links student, caring for First Years. In her earlier years at CCS, she herself coped with and overcame serious injury, returned to the riding saddle and represented the school with distinction at inter-schools national hunter trials. She was a member of the CCS 2010 Niall Mellon house-building team where she did Trojan work for the poorest of South Africans. On top of all this, she herself missed only one day from school throughout a year that was notable for its harsh winter weather. All-in-all, a true role model. Congratulations to Katie Crosse on her well merited award.


Award Winners on the night

Student Awards 2011- Winners

First Year Class Awards

1 Foyle       Killian Darcy
1 Erne        Colm Hayde
1 Barrow    Richelle Hoare
1 Suir          Mitchell Murnane
1 Nore        Heather Jaffey
1 Lee         Aine Doyle

Full Attendance

Killian D’arcy (1F) Khaira Ferrolino (1F)
Louise Ryan (1F) Conor White (1F)
Nollaig Hulme (1B) Matthew O’Keeffe (1B)
Laoise Kennedy (1S) Eoin Hand (1S)
Thomas Lynch (1N) Aidan Ryan (1N)

Second Year Class Awards

2 Partry                Rebecca Skeffington
2 Nagle               Claire Moore
2 Kilworth           Nicola raymond
2 Bluestack        Rory O Donnell
2 Silvermines    James Cummins

Full Attendance

Aileen McCarthy (2N) Uchechukwa Egere (2K) Clodagh Devitt (2K) Kate Murphy (2K)
Julie Hassett (2B) Hee Long Lee (2B) Rory O’Donnell (2B) Emer Wade (2B) Megan Ryan (2S) Cormac Ryan (2S)

Third Year Class Awards

3 Gara                Niall Treacy
3 Leane             Edel O Meara Ryan
3 Allen                Thomas Grogan
3 Mask                Brian Burke
3 Ree                 Ciannait Walsh

Full Attendance

Caroline Hassett (3M)
Donnacha Quinn (3M)


Transition Year Class Awards

TY 1       Philip Falvey
TY 2       Sinéad Fitzgerald
TY 3       Joseph Cronin

Full Attendance

Shane Murphy (TY1) Conor Moore (TY1) Brian Hand (TY1) Thomas Hayes (TY2) Aoife McCarthy (TY3) Ben Quealy (TY3)


Fifth Year Class Awards

Patrick Morrissey (5A)
Timothy Ryan (5A)
Chelsea Hoare (5B)
Laura Lonergan (5B)
Lainey Cully (5C)
Orla McEniry (5D)
Michelle Maher (5E)
Ian Lonergan (5LCA)

Full Attendance
Jonathan Nowitzky (5B)
Lainey Cully (5C)
Alan Wade (5E)


Sixth Year Class Awards

Katie Crosse (6A)
Áine Kennedy (6B)
Maria Moloney (6B)
Jonathan Grogan (6D)
Zoe Hannon (6F)
Elizabeth Hogan (6F)
Aisling Heney (6LCA)

Full Attendance
Andrew Downey (6A) Paul Downey (6C) Eibhlís Maher (6C) Killian Heffernan (6D)
Zoe Hannon (6F) Ciarán Butler-Hallissey (6F)
Yash Gupta (6F) Ashan Wijesinghe (6F)

Full Attendance 2006-2001

 Ciarán Butler-Hallissey (6F)


Creative Writing Awards

Essay                        Cathal O’Donnell (6B) Patrick McElligott (2P)
Short Story                Eiren McLoughlin (TY1) Clíona Mahon (2N) Heather Laffey (1N)
Poetry                        Aileen McCarthy (2N) Pat Muldoon (1E)

Sports Awards

Basketball Senior                      Aoife Burke (6D)
Basketball Junior                      Megan Lonergan (3A)
Gaelic Football Junior              James Cummins (2S)

Gaelic Football Senior             Cathal Quigley (6A)
Hurling/Camogie Senior         Cathal Morrissey (6A) Niamh Maher (5A)
Hurling/Camogie Junior          Joshua Keane (3L) Ciannait Walsh (3R)
Soccer Senior                            Michael McDermott (5B)
Soccer Junior                            James Casey (2B)
Rugby Junior                             Stephen Hickey (2B)
Handball Junior                        Páraic O’Donoghue (3L)

Cultural Awards (8)

Art               Roseanne Perdue (6B) Lorna McEniry (3G)
Music         William Hickey (6D) Katie McDonnell (3M)    Thomas Grogan (3A)
Musical      Dónal Davern (6D)
Choir          Killian Heffernan (6D) David Ryan (2P)

Special Awards
Exceptional dedication and determination Michael O’Connell (6B)
Exceptional commitment to the school musical and school functions Nicole Campion (5C)
Exceptional commitment to dance Dayl Cronin (6F)

Best Results

Best Leaving Certificate 2010 Dearbhla Ryan

Best Leaving Certificate Applied 2010 Daniel Fryday

Best Junior Certificate 2010 Patrick O’Connell (TY1), Christopher Bowes (TY2), Sinéad Magner (TY3)



Student of the Year 2011 KATIE CROSSE (6A)