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Since 2012, St. Michael's College Junior School has offered a Rang Lan Ghaeilge in the Sixth Class. This provision allows boys to learn all subjects (apart from English) through Irish. In addition to the cultural benefits, as 50% of the Leaving Cert Irish exam will be based on oral and aural work, it is advantageous for pupils to avail of this opportunity before Secondary School. Increasing fluency in a second language also greatly enhances the study of a third language at second level and beyond.

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On Tuesday June 13th the St. Michael's College Senior Hurling team made history in Croke Park. Not only were they the first group of boys in the school to play a hurling match in Croke Park, they were also the first team to win some silverware in the amazing stadium. The final was played against St. Attracta's from Dundrum. The team put in a fantastic performance and won the game 7-9 to 3-4. Congratulations to the boys! I would also like to give a huge thank you to Darren O'Neill and Anthony Monaghan who put so much time and effort into the team over the final term.

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This is the Summer edition of the school Development Ezine. This shows all the great activities that both the Junior and Senior Schools have been taking part in over the Summer term of the school year. 

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Well done to the four boys who competed strongly in the Castle Golf Cup Tournament this year. The boys had a tough day with rain and windy conditions. They showed great spirit in spite of the awful conditions. They had great shots but just fell short of the winning scores. They placed runners up and showed great pride in their school. Well done to Frank Fagan, Cillian Doyle, Aiden O’Carroll and Enda Kickham.

Cricket Team make history

St. Michael’s first ever Cricket team make history once again by winning the Leinster Cricket title. St. Michael’s Cricket team won the Leinster Final against St. Mary’s School in a fine dual. Both teams had played each other before with St. Mary’s coming out on top. However, the St. Michael’s team showed great comradery and team work to achieve the amazing victory. Well done to all the boys involved.

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On Wednesday May 17th our Infant classes took part in their sportsday. This is a great day where all the boys are encouraged to have fun while being cheered on by their parents. Congratulations to all the boys on taking part and thank you to Ms Doyle our sports teacher on organising another brilliant day.

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The Junior School had a very successful outing to Irishtown Stadium on Friday May 12th for our annual sportsday. All the boys had great fun taking part in the different sports and activities. The highlight of the day were the races on the running track where I am sure we have seen many future athletes. I would like to thank Deirdre Doyle our Sports Teacher for organising the day and Cillian Hogan for all the hyelp he gave each class in Irishtown.