St Brendans College Killarney

Welcome to St Brendan’s College

St. Brendan’s College has an energetic, expert staff, focused on the provision of a holistic education for all of our students.  We enjoy a rich educational heritage, we are housed in an exceptional building, excellently formatted to ensure progressive facilities for a 21st century education. Under the Major Capital Works Programme, we are now planning a €20 million re imagination of these buildings.

We offer a broad curriculum, beginning with a first year taster programme, the Junior Certificate and a breadth of Senior Cycle programmes including Transition Year, Traditional Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate…

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Well done to Kerry and our nine Sem boys after their National Shield win in the Kennedy Cup today with a great win over North Dublin in the final. MOTM our own Darragh Keane. Well done boys, great achievement 🏆⚽ See MoreSee Less

Well done to Kerry and our nine Sem boys after their National Shield win in the Kennedy Cup today with a great win over North Dublin in the final. MOTM our own Darragh Keane. Well done boys, great achievement 🏆⚽

A heartfelt thank you to Alanna Kiely and Evolve Physiotherapy Killarney for their generous donation to our Olympic Handball Team. Their support has been instrumental in helping us reach our fundraising target of €10,000, allowing our team to proudly represent both our school and country at the upcoming World Partille Cup on July 1st.
We are deeply grateful to Evolve Physiotherapy and the wider Killarney community for their unwavering support. Thanks to your contributions, our team is ready to compete in the world’s largest youth games this summer.
Thank you once again for your incredible generosity!
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A heartfelt thank you to Alanna Kiely and Evolve Physiotherapy Killarney for their generous donation to our Olympic Handball Team. Their support has been instrumental in helping us reach our fundraising target of €10,000, allowing our team to proudly represent both our school and country at the upcoming World Partille Cup on July 1st. 
We are deeply grateful to Evolve Physiotherapy and the wider Killarney community for their unwavering support. Thanks to your contributions, our team is ready to compete in the worlds largest youth games this summer. 
Thank you once again for your incredible generosity!

Best of luck tomorrow to Kerry and nine of our SEM boys in the Kennedy Cup Shield Final vs North Dublin. See MoreSee Less

Best of luck tomorrow to Kerry and nine of our SEM boys in the Kennedy Cup Shield Final vs North Dublin.

A Callout For The Sem-1974 Class Reunion in October …

This is an appeal to anyone who can connect us with members of the 1974 Leaving Cert Year.

Already 35 members from this 1974 Leaving Cert Year have come together online to make plans for a physical get-together in Killarney in October 2024, to celebrate our 50 years out of school.

But now we need to raise more awareness, to track down the whereabouts of our other 55 fellow members from that same year – so we might have the largest possible attendance at our October reunion.

How can you help?

If you know the whereabouts of any of our classmates, or can give us any leads as to where we might make further inquiries, please reach out to us.

And, if you can’t offer any direct information yourself, please spread the word of this notice to others who might be more connected to the 1974 era.🎉

You can contact us via email at michaeljoc5@gmail.com or text 0872314808 – and, help make this Sem 1974 Class reunion a resounding success!
Thank you

The Organising Group – Jimmy Bambury, Pat Donovan, Pat Foley, Michael J O’Connell, Tom O’Connor, & Seamus O’Sullivan of the Class of 1974.

Pictured below is the Sem team who won the Munster Cup in that 1974 year.
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A Callout For The Sem-1974 Class Reunion in October …

This is an appeal to anyone who can connect us with members of the 1974 Leaving Cert Year.

Already 35 members from this 1974 Leaving Cert Year have come together online to make plans for a physical get-together in Killarney in October 2024, to celebrate our 50 years out of school. 

But now we need to raise more awareness, to track down the whereabouts of our other 55 fellow members from that same year – so we might have the largest possible attendance at our October reunion.

How can you help?

If you know the whereabouts of any of our classmates, or can give us any leads as to where we might make further inquiries, please reach out to us. 

And, if you can’t offer any direct information yourself, please spread the word of this notice to others who might be more connected to the 1974 era.🎉

You can contact us via email at  michaeljoc5@gmail.com or text 0872314808 - and, help make this Sem 1974 Class reunion a resounding success!
Thank you 

The Organising Group - Jimmy Bambury, Pat Donovan, Pat Foley, Michael J OConnell, Tom OConnor, & Seamus OSullivan of the Class of 1974.

Pictured below is the Sem team who won the Munster Cup in that 1974 year.

All-Ireland Schools Track and Field Championships.

On Saturday last 10 of our students took to the track in Tullamore for the All Ireland Track and Field Championships.

Minors: Ryan Vickers began his day with a a silver medal (12.51 seconds) in a stacked 100m field. 40 minutes later Ryan switched his focus to the 800m where he dominated the entire race cruising to the finish line in first place in a time of 2 mins 5.71 seconds.
Our 4x100m relay team of Eoin Brosnan, Hammad Atiq, Aidan Hickey and Ryan Vickers battled hard to finish in the bronze medal position in a time of 50.36 seconds.
The combined efforts of our minor boys saw them crowned the best minor boys school in Ireland and they were presented with the Minor Boys Track and Field Perpetual Shield.

Juniors: Conor Duffin clocked a personal best time of 4 mins 26.34 seconds in the 1,500m to finish 8th.
Our Junior boys 4x100m team of Rafsan Bhuiyan, Leo Allen, Conor Duffin and Junior Mayunga ran strongly but were just outside the medals.

Intermediates: Dominik Wasila competed in the long jump, the wind played a big role in this competition which made things very challenging. Dominik finished outside the medals.

Seniors: Finishing off his schools’ athletics career on a high, the performance of the day goes to Oisín Lynch who is the 2024 All-Ireland Senior 800m Champion. Oisín ran a blistering race from the gun clocking 53 seconds in the first lap. Despite the challenge of his opponents running on his shoulder with 150m to go, his unwavering drive and determination saw him pull away on the home straight and win the gold medal in 1 min 53.34 seconds. An incredible end to a stellar schools athletics career, well done Oisín.

Well done to all our students and thank you to their teachers Ms. Bowler, Ms. Hallissey and Mr. Fitzgerald for their coaching and the work they put into the athletics in our school.
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All-Ireland Schools Track and Field Championships.

On Saturday last 10 of our students took to the track in Tullamore for the All Ireland Track and Field Championships. 

Minors: Ryan Vickers began his day with a a silver medal (12.51 seconds) in a stacked 100m field. 40 minutes later Ryan switched his focus to the 800m where he dominated the entire race cruising to the finish line in first place in a time of 2 mins 5.71 seconds. 
Our 4x100m relay team of Eoin Brosnan, Hammad Atiq, Aidan Hickey and Ryan Vickers battled hard to finish in the bronze medal position in a time of 50.36 seconds. 
The combined efforts of our minor boys saw them crowned the best minor boys school in Ireland and they were presented with the Minor Boys Track and Field Perpetual Shield. 

Juniors: Conor Duffin clocked a personal best time of 4 mins 26.34 seconds in the 1,500m to finish 8th.
Our Junior boys 4x100m team of Rafsan Bhuiyan, Leo Allen, Conor Duffin and Junior Mayunga ran strongly but were just outside the medals.

Intermediates: Dominik Wasila competed in the long jump, the wind played a big role in this competition which made things very challenging. Dominik finished outside the medals. 

Seniors: Finishing off his schools’ athletics career on a high, the performance of the day goes to Oisín Lynch who is the 2024 All-Ireland Senior 800m Champion. Oisín ran a blistering race from the gun clocking 53 seconds in the first lap. Despite the challenge of his opponents running on his shoulder with 150m to go, his unwavering drive and determination saw him pull away on the home straight and win the gold medal in 1 min 53.34 seconds. An incredible end to a stellar schools athletics career, well done Oisín. 

Well done to all our students and thank you to their teachers Ms. Bowler, Ms. Hallissey and Mr. Fitzgerald for their coaching and the work they put into the athletics in our school.Image attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

Wishing all students sitting their junior and leaving certificate over the next few weeks the very best of luck from all at St. Brendan’s College. See MoreSee Less

Wishing all students sitting their junior and leaving certificate over the next few weeks the very best of luck from all at St. Brendans College.

Killarney Golf Competition
Our past and present staff played Killarney Golf Club this Wednesday in the annual P.J.Luddy Memorial Golf Tournament. Congratulations to our new champion David Clifford with a wonderful score of 45 points. Well done also to Hugh Rudden in 2nd place.
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Killarney Golf Competition
Our past and present staff played Killarney Golf Club this Wednesday in the annual P.J.Luddy Memorial Golf Tournament. Congratulations to our new champion David Clifford with a wonderful score of 45 points.  Well done also to Hugh Rudden in 2nd place.

All-Ireland Schools Track and Field Championships.

The countdown has started for our 12 national finalists as they look ahead to the National Track and Field Championships which will be taking place in Tullamore this coming Saturday 1st June. This is one of the most highly anticipated competitions on the athletics calendar.

Our Minor and Junior relay teams have been out on the track training early in the morning before their exams with Ms. Bowler, Ms. Hallissey and Mr. Fitzgerald. We are very proud of their dedication and we are positive they will do themselves, their teachers and their school very proud.

There will be a live stream available on Youtube for anyone who would like to tune in and watch our students compete against the best in the country. If you go to Youtube and search ‘athletics Ireland live stream’ on Saturday it will bring you straight to the action in Tullamore.
The timetable is as follows:

11am – Ryan Vickers – Minor Boys 100m final.

11.45am – Ryan Vickers – Minor Boys 800m final.

12.05pm – Isaac Vickers – Intermediate boys 800m final.

12.15pm – Oisín Lynch – Senior Boys 800m final.

1.00pm – Dominik Wasila – Intermediate boys long jump final.

3.00pm – Conor Duffin – Junior Boys 1500m final.

4.00pm – Minor Boys 4x100m relay final – Eoin Brosnan, Hammad Atiq, Aidan Hickey, Ryan Vickers.

4.20pm – Junior Boys 4x100m relay final – Rafsan Bhuiyan, Leo Allen, Kiernan Kelly, Junior Mayunga, Conor Duffin.

We wish them the very best of luck.
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All-Ireland Schools Track and Field Championships.

The countdown has started for our 12 national finalists as they look ahead to the National Track and Field Championships which will be taking place in Tullamore this coming Saturday 1st June. This is one of the most highly anticipated competitions on the athletics calendar.
 
Our Minor and Junior relay teams have been out on the track training early in the morning before their exams with Ms. Bowler, Ms. Hallissey and Mr. Fitzgerald. We are very proud of their dedication and we are positive they will do themselves, their teachers and their school very proud. 

There will be a live stream available on Youtube for anyone who would like to tune in and watch our students compete against the best in the country. If you go to Youtube and search athletics Ireland live stream on Saturday it will bring you straight to the action in Tullamore. 
The timetable is as follows:

11am - Ryan Vickers - Minor Boys 100m final.

11.45am - Ryan Vickers - Minor Boys 800m final.

12.05pm - Isaac Vickers - Intermediate boys 800m final.

12.15pm - Oisín Lynch - Senior Boys 800m final.

1.00pm - Dominik Wasila - Intermediate boys long jump final. 

3.00pm - Conor Duffin - Junior Boys 1500m final.

4.00pm - Minor Boys 4x100m relay final - Eoin Brosnan, Hammad Atiq, Aidan Hickey, Ryan Vickers.

4.20pm - Junior Boys 4x100m relay final - Rafsan Bhuiyan, Leo Allen, Kiernan Kelly, Junior Mayunga, Conor Duffin. 

We wish them the very best of luck.Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

Palpable excitement and warmth filled the air on Friday night last, May 24th, as 50 current 6th year students (recipients of ‘An Gradam Spiorad Naomh Bréanainn’) gathered with awarded students from the LC class of ’23, as St. Brendan’s College held its annual senior awards evening.
Gathering in the Chapel, together with invited parents and staff, event co-ordinator Mr. Kieran Herlihy spoke of the achievements of the Class of ’23. Nostalgic reminiscences of shared experiences were enjoyed as returning honorees had a lovely, relaxed opportunity to catch up with each other’s lives.
Special Guest speaker on the night, former St. Brendan’s student, Mr. Donal Hickey regaled all with wonderfully unique anecdotes and some inspiring words. The environmental columnist with ‘The Examiner’ presented UCD Engineering student Sam Bolger with the Gold Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement.

Additionally, Ben Gaughran was recipient of the Dr. Tadgh MacCurtain Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Maths & Physics which was presented by his former teacher, Mr. Turlough O’Brien.

Jack Costelloe was awarded the medal for Outstanding performance in Arts and Humanities.

Muinteoir Michéal Ó Dubháin presented the Bishop Ó Súilleabháin medal for outstanding achievement in Irish went to Callum O’Leary, who was represented by his father Peter.

The medal for outstanding results in Business was awarded to Niall Coffey, who studies Law and Business in UCC

Liam Kerrisk received outstanding achievement in Design Technology

Outstanding LCA student was Cian Farndon.

Mrs. Sinead Sugrue representing the Board of Management presented an award for academic excellence to:

Philip Lyons, Conor Gammell, Oscar McCarthy, James O’Carroll, Brian Titus, Rory Coyne, Frank Titus, Thomas Knoblauch, Daniel Horgan.
Pricipal Mr. Sean Coffey closed events by presenting the Clann Bréanainn Medal to Mr. Donal Hickey.
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Palpable excitement and warmth filled the air on Friday night last, May 24th, as 50 current 6th year students (recipients of An Gradam Spiorad Naomh Bréanainn) gathered with awarded students from the LC class of 23, as St. Brendans College held its annual senior awards evening.
 Gathering in the Chapel, together with invited parents and staff, event co-ordinator Mr. Kieran Herlihy spoke of the achievements of the Class of 23. Nostalgic reminiscences of shared experiences were enjoyed as returning honorees had a lovely, relaxed opportunity to catch up with each other’s lives. 
Special Guest speaker on the night, former St. Brendans student, Mr. Donal Hickey regaled all with wonderfully unique anecdotes and some inspiring words. The environmental columnist with The Examiner presented UCD Engineering student Sam Bolger with the Gold Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement.  

Additionally, Ben Gaughran was recipient of the Dr. Tadgh MacCurtain Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Maths & Physics which was presented by his former teacher, Mr. Turlough OBrien.

Jack Costelloe was awarded the medal for Outstanding performance in Arts and Humanities.

 Muinteoir Michéal Ó Dubháin presented the Bishop Ó Súilleabháin medal for outstanding achievement in Irish went to Callum OLeary, who was represented by his father Peter.

The medal for outstanding results in Business was awarded to Niall Coffey, who studies Law and Business in UCC

Liam Kerrisk received outstanding achievement in Design Technology
 
Outstanding LCA student was Cian Farndon.

Mrs. Sinead Sugrue representing the Board of Management presented an award for academic excellence to:

Philip Lyons, Conor Gammell, Oscar McCarthy, James OCarroll, Brian Titus, Rory Coyne, Frank Titus, Thomas Knoblauch, Daniel Horgan.
Pricipal Mr. Sean Coffey closed events by presenting the Clann Bréanainn Medal to Mr. Donal Hickey.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Preparations are well underway for the Partille Cup in July. Our U16 handballers enjoyed two days of coaching from Joao and Caroline from Olympic Handball Ireland who willingly shared their skill and expertise while putting the boys through their paces!
A massive thank you to everyone who has supported us on this journey so far, every donation is greatly appreciated. Olympic Handball Ireland
www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/StBrendansCollegeOlympicHandball
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Yesterday we celebrated the heartwarming occasion of our therapy dog’s graduation. JJ was the man of the moment as he received his cap and certificate from Karen – My Canine Companion.

JJ has been in a puppy training programme for the last 18months. He completed rigorous obedience classes and advanced training to earn his certificate as a school therapy dog. He is permanently placed in our school. We are so proud!

JJ plays an essential role in supporting all our students, he creates a positive environment, and he spreads joy. He is our collective best friend. His wagging tail, gentle eyes and unconditional love touched the hearts of students, teachers, and staff alike.

You can follow JJs school journey on jj_our_school_dog.
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Yesterday we celebrated the heartwarming occasion of our therapy dog’s graduation. JJ was the man of the moment as he received his cap and certificate from Karen - My Canine Companion.

JJ has been in a puppy training programme for the last 18months. He completed rigorous obedience classes and advanced training to earn his certificate as a school therapy dog. He is permanently placed in our school. We are so proud!

JJ plays an essential role in supporting all our students, he creates a positive environment, and he spreads joy. He is our collective best friend. His wagging tail, gentle eyes and unconditional love touched the hearts of students, teachers, and staff alike.

You can follow JJs school journey on jj_our_school_dog.Image attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

Our U15 football team played their final game of the school year against our great rivals Tralee CBS. In a highly anticipated game played in strong winds in the John Mitchell’s Complex our lads once again showed their skill, work rate, camaraderie, and determination to break down the green defence to win on a score line of 2-10 to 0-10. The Russell Cup was presented to captain Samuel Scroope by Mr Paul Barden.
This young team made of first, second and third years have had a superb year winning the Bro Taft Cup (Munster), the inaugural Tralee CBS Super 9’s Tournament (All Ireland) and the Russell Cup (Kerry). Congratulations to all the lads that have been part of each team throughout the year and to their coaches Mr Ed O’Neill, Mr Diarmuid O’Callaghan, Mr Brendan Falvey and Mr Paul Moriarty.
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Our U15 football team played their final game of the school year against our great rivals Tralee CBS. In a highly anticipated game played in strong winds in the John Mitchells Complex our lads once again showed their skill, work rate, camaraderie, and determination to break down the green defence to win on a score line of 2-10 to 0-10. The Russell Cup was presented to captain Samuel Scroope by Mr Paul Barden. 
This young team made of first, second and third years have had a superb year winning the Bro Taft Cup (Munster), the inaugural Tralee CBS Super 9s Tournament (All Ireland) and the Russell Cup (Kerry). Congratulations to all the lads that have been part of each team throughout the year and to their coaches Mr Ed ONeill, Mr Diarmuid OCallaghan, Mr Brendan Falvey and Mr Paul Moriarty.

Leaving cert. Applied students finding direction on their class trip to Dinis Cottage and boat trip on Muckross lake today. See MoreSee Less

Leaving cert. Applied students finding direction on their class trip to Dinis Cottage and boat trip on Muckross lake today.Image attachment

Some of the 5th year biology students headed across the road to our National Park to complete an ecology study as part of their Leaving Cert.
We are blessed to have such an amazing resource that allows the students to study the various flora and fauna growing in a Woodland habitat
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Some of the 5th year biology students headed across the road to our National Park to complete an ecology study as part of their Leaving Cert. 
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St Brendans College Killarney Graduation Mass, Class of 2024 See MoreSee Less

Below is the link to our live 6th year graduation mass which will begin this evening at 6.30pm

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Last Thursday out Transition year students had a soccer blitz on the Astro. Team Holland won with James Dempsey Captain. Here is the link to watch the match on YouTube

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Last Friday our Transition year students did their final hike of the year and walked 15km up Torc Mountain and stopped at muckross on the way back. See MoreSee Less

Last Friday our Transition year students did their final hike of the year and walked 15km up Torc Mountain and stopped at muckross on the way back.Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

Transition years 4A went to Mallow school of driving today. The got to do a lap of the track and information on driving tests See MoreSee Less

Transition years 4A went to Mallow school of driving today. The got to do a lap of the track and information on driving testsImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

20 of our transition year students visited Munster Joinery in Ballydesmond today on a Buisness trip. They got a tour of the factory, wind turbines and production facilities. See MoreSee Less

20 of our transition year students visited Munster Joinery in Ballydesmond today on a Buisness trip. They got a tour of the factory, wind turbines and production facilities.Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment
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