Fáilte & Welcome
Céad Míle Fáilte to all our readers, whether parent, student, teacher, past student or someone interested to find out about our fine College.
Students were grouped in teams of four for 9 rounds. There were 10 questions in each round. At least four questions in each round were based on the business curriculum. Other questions were based on general knowledge, pop culture, history, geography, science and sport. There was picture question in each round. While we thought these questions were tough, every team scored well.
Cash prizes were also awarded to the top three winning teams in each region. €400 was awarded for 1st place, €200 for 2nd place and €100 for 3rd place. These generous cash prizes were given by AIB. We would like to extend our thanks to AIB for the continued support of the BSTAI/ Irish Times Business 2000 quizzes. Musgrave Group also sponsored a special Individual Round. The winner of this Bonus Round won a brand new ipod Nano.
We would also like to thank Musgrave for their continued support. Refreshments for the students were provided courtesy of Musgraves. We would like to thank them for their sponsorship.
The Financial Regulator also generously provided pens and notepads for the students. Thank you.
Well done to all who took part…
The first Prize winners were Dominican College, Griffith Avenue.
Teachers: U. Concannon, D. Mohan & M. Norris.
Students: Rachel Cleary, Rebecca Doyle, Laura Ann Kelly and Edel Shannon.
The second prize winners were Loreto College, Beaufort.
Teacher: Marina Taylor
Students: Niamh Mc Dermod, Aisling Tobin, Dayna McHugh and Jennifer Duffy
The third prize winners were from St Colmcilles, Knocklyon.
Teacher: Margaret McDonnell
Students: Cillian Walsh, Daniel Matthews, Niall Wallace and Oisín Cannon
The individual prize winner was Ronan O'Reilly, from St. Colmcilles.
Teacher: Margaret McDonnell
Year Competition Division
1997 Dublin S.S.A Junior Premier
1998 Inter-Dominican Cup
2000 Dublin S.S.A Minor Premier
2000 Inter-Dominican Cup
2001 Dublin S.S.A Minor Premier
2001 Dublin S.S.A Junior Premier
2001 Dublin S.S.A Senior Premier
2002 Dublin S.S.A Senior Premier
2002 Inter-Dominican Cup
2003 Dublin S.S.A Senior Premier
2003 Inter-Dominican Cup
2005 Dublin S.S.A Minor Premier
2005 Dublin S.S.A Junior Premier
2007 Inter-Dominican Cup
2008 Dublin S.S.A Senior Premier
2008 Inter-Dominican Cup
If they were slow to start the first half then the second was quite the opposite. Dominican came storming out of the blocks with fantastic points from Dayna McDonald, Kate Mulvey and the magnificent Lucy Collins who stormed forward from centre back to bisect the posts with a brilliant shot. Then followed some more brilliant defending from Dominican. Aisling Freir was reading the game brilliantly and seemed to be getting in the way of every Grennan attack. On the one occasion they broke through Katie O Shea produced a superb save. Grannie Field, who played through the pain barrier after sustaining a pre-game injury, was as brilliant as she was brave, tigerish in her tackling. Grennan managed to get two points back but Dominican responded with another two from the free-scoring McInerney and Mulvey,whose enthusiasm was infectious. In midfield Roisin Murphy was getting on the ball as much as anyone, totally unselfish, she was the origin of many Dominican attacks. The same could be said of the energetic Irene Dempsey who played her part in a smashing goal from the hard working full foward Nuala O Donavon. Jenny Nulty was at the centre of nearly every Dominican attack and unlucky not to score. Just as Dominican had one eye on the trophy Grennan came again and scored two goals near the end, but Dominican held out with Grace Geogheogan also doing very well when she came on.
The final whistle was met with scenes reminiscent to Croke Parke in late September. The pitch was invaded by the hoards of Dominican followers as the celebrations began. Captain fantastic Dayna McDonald received the trophy from Leinster chairman Bill Daly and her emotional speech will live long in the memory. Altogether this will going down as one of the greatest achievements in the history of Dominican Gaelic Football and is a day the girls will cherish into the future.