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Fáilte & Welcome

A sincere and heartfelt welcome to all members of our school community at Dominican College, Griffith Avenue.

Céad Míle Fáilte to all our readers, whether parent, student, teacher, past student or someone interested to find out about our fine College.

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Mission Statement & Ethos

We strive to realise each individual's full potential in a Catholic environment

Our Roman Catholic traditional motto - Veritas - imbues all aspects of school life.

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Glory Days for Junior Gaelic Footballers

Dominican juniors produced a magnificent display of  football on Thursday, combining tremendous determination with some wonderful skill against a tough Hartstown team to win the Dublin championship. The first 15 minutes were very close with Dominican edging ahead thanks to an opportunist goal from Irene Dempsey after being set up by Niamh O Brien. That score spurred on the team and further scores followed from Dayna McDonald, Lucy Collins and another Dempsey goal. Hartstown had their chances but were kept scoreless in the first half thanks to the excellent defending of Jenny McGuire, Sinead Leonard and Aisling Frier in the full back line. Dominican went in at half time 2-2 to 0-0 in front.

Dominican started the second half as they ended the first with Hannah McInerney and Roisin Murphy taking control at midfield and points following from Jenny Nulty and Kate Mulvey. The tie was soon wrapped up with a smashing goal from Nuala O Donavon. Hartstown treid to come back late in the game but Katie O Shea was outstanding in goal and defenders Lorna Meleady and Grainne Field were giving nothing away in the half backline. Late in the game substitutes Grace Geoghan ,Laura Murphy and Orla McKinney came on to help seal the 3-4 to 1-0 victory. Scenes of wild celebration followed the final whistle with the D.C supporters invading the pitch to congratulate the new champions, for whom a Leinster final and the prospect of even greater glory now awaits.

Student Quiz Night 2008


Student Quiz Night 2008
Hosted by Dominican College
Wednesday 23rd April 2008 at 7.30 pm

The BSTAI is delighted to announce that the Woodgrange Technologies Business 2000 student quiz nights are continuing again this year. Dominican College is delighted to host the quiz this year.

Outlined below is some general information and rules for the Irish Times Business Student Quiz 2008.
• There must be four student members on each team.
• There will be 11 rounds in total. 10 team rounds and 1 individual round.
• Question/answer sheets will be distributed at the beginning of each round and will be collected after each round. There will be a break after Round 5.
• The team name and table number must be written on each question/answer sheet. Table numbers will be allocated in advance of the quiz. Students can select their own team name.
• There is one bonus round with 10 questions. This is an individual round. Instead of the Team name, students will be asked to include their name and table number on their answer sheet.

The Irish Times and participating organisations from the Business 2000 11th Edition sponsor each event.

Approximately 30% of all the questions in the quiz will be based on the business, economics and accountancy curricula.The business round is closely based on the case studies from Business 2000 11th Edition. Other rounds will include general knowledge, History, Science, sports and entertainment questions.

This year the prizes are better than ever. There will be cash prizes for the winning teams; €400 for 1st place, €200 for 2nd place and €100 for 3rd place.  In addition, there is a special prize for one lucky student who gets the highest score in a special round based on the case studies from Business 2000 Eleventh Edition.

Good Luck to All!  Enjoy the evening!

Sean Dunne Young Writers’ Awards

Sean Dunne Young Writers’ Awards
(Sean Dunne (1956 - 1995 ) was a talented young poet, editor and writer. This is the twelfth year of the Sean Dunne Festival and Young Writers’ Awards).

The Junior National Section of the Sean Dunne Young Writers’ Awards 2008 was won by Mollie Bruton, a First Year student (1.4).  Mollie was presented with the winner’s trophy by Cllr. Mary O’Halloran, Mayor of Waterford, at a ceremony in Waterford on 3rd April 2008. Mollie wrote a wonderful drama, The “Geografairy”, – a play in two acts. 


An Nuacht Díospóireacht is Deanaí

Ghlacamar páirt sa Chraobh Reigiúnach I gComórtas Díospóireachta an Phiarsaigh ar an Luan, 25ú Feabhra 2008. Faraoir ghéar, nior éirigh linn fáil tríd chuig Craobh na hEireann.
An rún a bhí again ná “Is maith an rud é go bhfuil an Comhaontas Glass sa Rialtas”. Bhíomar ar son an rún. Ní raibh mórán idir na foirne agus rinne na cáiliní, Saoirse Ní Bhaoil, Laura-Ann Ní Cheallaigh agus Siobhán Ní Dhonnacha go hiontach. Bhíomar an-bhrodúil astu.
Beidh lá eile ag an bPaorach!

Mini Med Week 2008

Two of our students were lucky enough to partake in the Mini Med Week 2008. Here is an account of that week from Ciara Horan.

The Mini Med Week took place between the 28th of January and 1st of February. The week was divided between the Royal College of Surgeons, St. Stevens Green and Beaumont Hospital. The week consisted of a number of lectures and practical sessions that showed us different areas of the medical profession. We had a lecture from the State Pathologist, Dr. Marie Cassidy where she discussed crime scene investigation in Ireland. We had other lectures on breast cancer, cystic fibrosis, broken bones, advanced trauma, kidney failure, diabetes, cardiovascular surgery and tropical diseases.

Another new experience we had was seeing a live surgery. Prof. Arnold Hill performed laparoscopic or keyhole surgery on one of his patients who needed her gall bladder removed. We watched the patient's surgery through the camera in the patient's abdomen. The week was a really good experience.

I learnt a huge amount and got a great insight into medicine as a career.