Gorey Community School
At the forefront of education in North Wexford since 1993
2016 - Congratulations to our Senior Rugby Girls who won the ALL IRELAND schools seven championship in Donnybrook. They beat Collegiate, Monaghan, Mary Clare, Bandon, Rockwell College and Presentation Thurles in the final.....click here for gallery.
2016 - Well done to Naoise Fitzgerald, Euan Keightey and Niall O'Loughran who came 3rd in the regional senior science quiz.
2016 -Well done to our U16 Gaelic footballers who defeated Colaiste Bride, Carnew with a scoreline 2-14 to 2-10. Man of the match performance from Paudie Hughes.
2016 - Very well done to Sean O'Brien 3rd year...... Who completed a 26km trek " moonlight challenge" at the weekend in aid of the Glen of Immal mountain rescue unit.
2016 - Congratulations to Mignon Strydom who won first place in 'TALBOT ARTIST OF THE YEAR' as part of this years Opera Festival also congratulations to Aoibhinn Kinsella who claimed second prize and to Matthew Goff who was runner up....click HERE or HERE further information.
2016 - Congratulations to Amanda Dobre 2nd year who won 1st place in the Wexford County Council Bio-Diversity art competition and also to Amy Francis 2nd year who won 2nd place in this years competition.......their work in currently on exhibition in Gorey library.
2016 - Congratulations To Ruby Annesley Doyle, Nicole Brooks, Michelle Hughes and Abby Spencer who came 4th place in the Novice Team Competition in Boswell, Ashford at the Interschools Showjumping Competition hosted by St. Gerard's, Bray....click HERE for more information.
2016 - GCS 5th year student Vivien Ryan's artwork has been selected as the Senior Post-Primary winner in the Ireland 2016 All Island Art Competition entitled 'Imagining the Ireland of 2116' which is a partnership initiative between the Department of Education & Skills, the Department of Education Northern Ireland, the National Gallery of Ireland and the Education Centre Network.....Her work will be exhibited in the National Gallery, Dublin in the coming months....click HERE to see this amazing work.
2016 - Congratulations to the under 14 Hurling team who won the Leinster ....Click HERE for further information.
2016 - Congratulations to Michael Duke (TY) and Sean Newens (TY) who had they're video submission to Project Proclamation shortlisted for inclusion on an RTE show.....Click HERE fro further information.
2016 - Congratulations to Michael Duke and Sean Newans on winning 1st prize in Innovate Enterprise Competition and the cash prize of €1000.
2016 - Congratulations to Corrine Kenny 1st year who won the minor girls 800M at the Leinster finals.....she won in a time of 2 minutes 17 seconds.....breaking all previous records by 10 seconds.....Corrine will represent the school at the all Ireland finals on the 4th June.
2016 - Congratulations to 5th year student Chantelle Esper who came 2nd overall in Ireland in her Spanish Junior Certificate. She was presented with an award at the Spanish Embassy on May 4th. She was accompanied by her parents and her Spanish teacher Ms. Freda Yague.....Click HERE for photo
2016 - Congratulations to our equestrian club members who brought home the ribbons in the All Ireland Interschools Showjumping in Enniscorthy on Saturday 30th April. Jade Cody 2nd, Ryan McDonald 3rd and Sarah Dunne 4th in the Novice Individual.
Well done also to Doireann Ryan, Rebecca Steacy, Lucia Merrigan and Michelle Hughes who qualified for the Championships in Millstreet....click HERE for gallery.
2016 - Well done to Lucy Fahey on being awarded a special merit in this years Texaco Art Competition.
2016 - Three of our 3rd Yr students represented the school in the Irish Schools Open played in Milltown Golf Club Dublin.The girls Katie O Hart , Megan Lanigan and Holly Mulvey won 2nd place in the Junior Cup. This was great achievement as it was our first time getting to this stage.....Click HERE for photo.
2016 - Well done to the 3rd year history quiz team who put up a brave battle at the finals to achieve a top 10 place in what was the biggest competition to date.
2016 - 'Congratulations to Patrick O'Connor, Sean Callaghan, Robert Kelly & Aindreas Heaphy who came 3rd in The Leinster ChessZ Secondary Schools Final 2016. Fantastic result, well done guys!' click HERE for more information.
2016 - Congratulations to Lucia Merrigan who came 4th in the 1.10m at the Equesterian Interschools National League Final in Mullingar.
Well done to all our members who helped achieve points in the league to gain us 4th place in the National League Table.
2016 - Congratulations to the Junior Girls who won the Mid-Leinster team golf competition.....Katie O'Harte, Megan Lanigan and Holly Mulvey....also well done to the boys for reaching the quater finals....John Bolger, Cillian Hughes, Adem Spencer and Donal McCann.
2016 - Well done to Emma Carton who came 5th in the all Ireland Hunter Trials in Ballon.....click HERE for further information.
2016 - Well done to the 5th year Japanese students who participated in the National Japanese Speech Contest, especially to Chantelle Esper who came 2nd in her category.....click HERE for further information.
2016 - Gorey Community School win the Father Godfrey rugby cup for the first time at Donnybrook...click HERE for further information.
2016 - Congratulations to Robin Canavan and Lee Cullen on reaching the All Ireland Quarter Finals with Wexford County U19's Soccer Team.
2016 - Congratulations to Kyle Murphy who won the European 8 Ball Junior singles championship in pool in France.
2016 - Congratulations to Aoibhinn Kinsella who has won the National Credit Union Art Competition......she will be presented with her 700 euro prize in Croke Park on the 14th Feb.
2016 - Congratulations to our Junior Rugby Team on winning their semi-final yesterday over the High School by 29 to 13...click HERE for more information.
2016 - Congratulations to the Senior History Quiz Team who came 4th in the National final.
2015 - Gorey Community School Students “Wow” Local Bakers....click HERE for further information.
2015 - Congratulations to Aoibhinn Kinsella who won the Credit Union Art Competition, Also to Catherine McDonald who came 2nd place and to Sarah Costello and Sophie O'Callaghan who came jointly 3rd......well done to all.
2015 - Congratulations to the Junior Rugby Team on reaching the cup semi final.
2015 - Congratulations to our equestrian team of Rebecca Steacy, Sarah Dunne, Michelle Hughes and Doireann Ryan who won the interschools showjumping competition in Broadmeadows, Ashbourne, Co. Meath on Sunday 6th December 15.
2015 - Huge congratulations to Niall Fitzgerald who came 1st in the 16/17 catagory and 6th overall in the National Powerlifting Competition.
2015 - Congratulations to Castletown Minor Ladies Football Team who had a comprehensive victory over Kilmore in the premier division.
2015 - Congratulations to all gaining 4th place in Wexford Equestrian today. Emma Carton, Rosie Vince Jackson, Emma O Hagan and Michelle Hughes. Well done also to Sarah Dunne who came first in the Open Derby
2015 - Congratulations to Vivien Ryan who was awarded ‘Talbot Artist of the Year 2015’ and Janne Strydom runner up. Huge congratulations also to Sophie O'Callaghan, Aoibhinn Kinsella,Charis Kenna, Catherine McDonald and Sarah Costello 7 of 8 finalists in the senior Talbot Artist of the year Award. Click HERE for further information.
2015 - Congratulations to our equestrian team who won 2nd Place in Kildare International at Interschools Showjumping....Lucia Merrigan, Sarah Dunne, Rebecca Steacy, Ryan Mc Donald.
2015 -Well done to our Junior Golfers who represented the school in the Leinster Strokes competition last week, Alex Simpson, Cian Browne and Adam Meehan.
2015 - Congratulations to our students Jack Cushe, Aodhan Doyle and Gary Molloy also to Mr. O’Brien who were part of the victorious Naimh Eanna team who won the intermediate county final.
2015 - Congratulations to April Haxby, Michelle Hughes, Ava Pierce and Emma Carton who came 4th in the Novice Teams Interschools Showjumping Competition in Barnadown on Saturday 17th October 15.
Also Congratulations to Lucia Merrigan, Rebecca Steacy, Sarah Dunne and Ryan McDonald in action on their way to securing 2nd place in the interschools showjumping competition hosted by Colaiste Bhride, Carnew on Saturday 17 October 15. Click HERE for further information.
2015 - Huge congratulations to the winners of Supreme Championships - Millstreet, Cork. Sunday 16th August. Click HERE to see photo.
Team members - Lucia Merrigan, Glen Carton, Doireann Ryan and Orla Allen.
2015 - Congratulations to the following students from G.C.S. won awards in the Wexford County Council Environmental Section Art Competition 2015:
JUNIOR CERT SECTION (1st - 3rd Year) 2nd Place: Joanne Fleming (2nd Yr) 3rd Place: Doireann Cullen H.C. : Joely Gibney Elliot (2nd Yr)
OVERALL WINNER SECONDARY SCHOOLS: BARRY KENNY (2nd Yr)
All the winning entries have been on exhibition throughout the county over the summer. Presently on display in Gorey Library, ending Friday 18th September.
2015 - Congratulations to TY students Sophie O'Callaghan, Aisling Redmond, Shania Keaveney, Colm Ennis, Emma Shortt and Rebecca Nolan who competed in the provincial finals of the Mathletes competition. These students were selected from 60 TY students in Gorey Community School, and 13,000 students nationally, who took part in the online section of the national Mathletes competition from January to March this year, qualifying as the top 5% of students in the country. Sophie O'Callaghan won the accolade of being top TY student in the whole country. The provincial finals took place in Google headquarters on the 18th of April, with Sophie O'Callaghan and Aisling Redmond progressing to the national finals to compete with the top 1% of students nationally. These took place in DCU on the 2nd of May, where Aisling Redmond came 1st in the LearnIT team event, winning a LearnIT lego set. Well done to all students involved.
2015 - Gorey Community School has been awarded our 6th green flag. This theme was global citizenship:litter and waste. This award is achieved over two years, there will be an award ceremony is on the 21st of May in kilkenny......more details and photos to follow.
2015 - Congratulations to the Junior Quiz Team won the prestigious finals of the Junior Cert History Quiz in Dublin; the first time the same school has managed this in two consecutive years. The school is getting used to Double History as last year both the Senior and Junior teams won the title....click HERE for further information.
2015 - Congratulations to Robert Kelly, Patrick O’Connor, Sean Callaghan & Mario Morell who came 1st in this years County Novices League & 3rd in the overall tournament!
This is the first time Gorey Community School has entered a team in any chess tournament so we are delighted to be bringing home the trophies!!
Well done to Robert who also won a medal for 2nd individual novices & a special mention for Edmunds Prudskojs & Oisin Dale who entered as individuals. A great day of chess & craic was had by all! Click HERE for gallery of this event.
2015 - Well done to the schools Athletics Team who competed against 8 other wexford schools at New Ross Athletics Track....Congratulations to Molly Maher - 1st Junior Girls 100m - Eimear O'Hagan - 1st Junior Girls 100m - Holly Whelan - 2nd Intermediate Girls Shot Putt - Kelly Brennan - 3rd Junior Girls 800m - Ciara Ryan 1st yr came 1st in the 200m intermediate semi-final - Click HERE for a photo gallery of this event.
2015 -Congratulations to GCS student Janne Srtydom 5thyr on winning 3rd place (overall Cat A) in this years Texaco Art Competition With her stunning painting of Wexford Harbour.
Also congratulations to Aoibhinn Kinsella 3rd yr, Bethany Braham TY and Alannah Cheong who won Spcial Merit Awards.
A special congratulations to Orla Nolan (Ms. O' Brien's daughter) who won 2nd place in Group D
To find out more click HERE
2015 - Congratilations to Grace Kenny (TY) who came 3rd country-wide in the National Press Pass Competition for her captivating piece of photo-journalism.
2015 - Congratulations to the Senior Camogie Team on their ALL IRELAND WIN beating Holy Rosary College Mountbellew on a score of 2:6 to 1:3 Click HERE to see photos and watch the match on video.
2015 - Congratulations to the Senior Golf Team who qualified for the Leinster Semi Final in a victory over St Ciarans Kilkenny.The team is John Bolger,Cillian Hughes,Alex Reid and Adam Spencer. Click Here to see photo.
2015 - Congratulations to Paul Boyle 6th year who was selected for the Irish U18 club rugby team that played against Italy in Ashbourne on Saturday last. Paul was selected at number 8 for the team and while the team lost Paul played excellently. They have two more games versus France and England in the coming weeks.
2015 - Gorey Community School’s Senior Quiz Team came within a hair’s breadth of
repeating last year’s outright victory in the History Teachers’
Association’s Annual Senior Schools Quiz.....click HERE for more information.
2015 - RTE2 News2day in conjunction with Bronagh Carran from Texaco feature GCS Art Department to promote this National Competition.
Click HERE to watch video.
2015 - Congratulations to the Senior Ladies Football Team who had a fantastic win over Our Lady's Templeogue. They now play Cross and Passion in the Leinster final. Well done to all.
2015 - Our senior Irish debating team succeeded in getting through to the next round of the Gael Linn Irish debating competition, in Carlow, on Thursday 8th January. They argued strongly against the theme that Irish farmers are 'on the pigs' back'. Congratulations to the team captain, Aine Dunne, and team members Sarah Lifely, Ailbhe Coleman and Micheal O Scannail.
2015 - Congratulations to the Under - 19 Soccer Team on their well deserved victory in the quater final against Arklow CBS
2015 - Congratulations to our Senior Hurling team who had a fantastic win over Callan CBS in the Leinster Senior Hurling Quater Final.
2015 - Congratulations to our Under-14 Gaelic footballers who beat St. Kierans College Kilkenny.
2015 -Congratulations to Ann-Marie Eikrem who won the world Irish Dancing Championship, which was held in England. Click HERE for further information.
2015 - Congratulations to Charles McCann, TY student who was awarded The ETTA (Engineering Technology Teachers Association)Silver Medal for the Best Overall Male Result in Ordinary Level Junior Certificate Technology on Saturday 15th November 2014
Click HERE to view.
2015 - Well done to Nadine Kenny who won the wicklow schools cross country.
2014 - Congratulations to.....Aoibhinn Kinsella (3rd year)- Talbot Wexford artist of the year 2014 (Junior category)
Runner up - Kate Millar (2nd year)
David Monaghan (5th year)-Talbot Wexford artist of the year 2014 (Senior category)
Runner up - Janne Strydom (5th year)
Nicole Redmond(5th year)
Guste Vastakaite(5th year)
Maeve O’Callaghan(6th year)
Weroniks Piwka(5th year)
Aliesha Kirwan(5th year)
Hanna Kenny(2nd year)
Katie-Louise Murray(3rd year)
Ally Yu(2nd year)
Sarah Lynch(2nd year)
The work of the above was showcased at the Talbot Hotel Wexford during the Wexford Opera Festival, 22nd October through to the 2nd November. Congratulations all 13 finalists and to the 4 overall winners.
Click HERE for further information.
2014 - Congratulations to the Senior Golfers, John Bolger, Cillian Huges, Alex Read and Jack O'Sullivan who beat Borris Vocational School in the Interschools Match Play.
2014 - Congratulations to Shona Gregan who won silver in the singles badminton in the special Olympic games. Amazing achievement! Click HERE to see a photo gallery of Shona.
2014 - Congratulations to Ciara Goland who was part of the Junior Ladies Football Team who won the all Ireland final.
2014 - Congratulations to all 15 students who received Highly Commended certificates for their Texaco Art entries!!
2014 - Congratulations to the Under 17 Soccer Team who won the Leinster final and to Gorey Rangers Under 16 team who won Division 1 of the Wexford Schoolboys league with 5th year student James Lynch scoring a hat trick!
2014 - Congratulations to Ann-Marie Eikrem, 2nd year, on winning 'STAR BAKER' at the Loretto Great Bake-Off in Milford, Donegal.
2014 -Texaco Art Success 2014
Congratulations to our Category A - Special merit winners, Dyaln Kearon 5th yr, David Monaghan TYand Kayleigh Byrne TY.
Category B -special Merit winner Aoibhinn Kinsella 2nd yr
Category C - Special merit winner, Paddy Delany 1st yr.
Click HERE for further information
2014 - Huge congratulations to the Junior History Quiz Team who beat all other schools to win the all Ireland final... the team Laura Kenny, Grace O'Brien, Seamus O'Donnell and Charlie McGuckin were amazing....Well done to the History department on their double (Junior and Senior) all Ireland win!!
Click HERE for more information on Senior win and HERE for more information on the Junior win.
2014 - Congratulations to Jade McDonald, TY, on coming 3rd in the County Wexford Enterprise competition, with her company 'The Candle Creations'..... fantastic achievement.
2014 -Congratulations to Maeve O'Callaghan, and Kayleigh Byrne who were finalists in the doodle 4 google art competition, their artwork was selected from thousands of entries and narrowed to 75. ... also well done to Janne Strydom TY for reaching the semi-final.
Click HERE for more information
2014 - Congratulations to Eoghan Kennedy, Des Dowling, Sean Dowling and Jack Redmond who won the Wexford under 16 boys division one trophy for babminton.
2014 - Well done to the under 17 Soccer team on reaching the regional final, beating St. Brendan's Bray by 3 -1
2014 -GCS Art Success
Congratulations to Aoibhinn Kinsella 2nd year who won 1st place in the 11 - 13 Category of the Credit Union Art Competition and also to Maeve O'Callaghan 5th year who won 1st place in the 14-17 group... further news Aoibhinn Kinsella 2nd year has won the Chapter 9 (Leinster) Credit Union art competition........Aoibhinn's art work will now represent Leinster at the National Final at the end of December. .....Also well done to Bláithín Cosgrave 2nd year whose painting was chosen for the Texaco Calender. Well done to all.
2014 - Congratulations to the Senior Golf Team, Darragh Hobbs, Ross Steedman, John Bolger, Adam Spencer, and James Redmond who beat St. Gerards Bray in the Leinster Semi Final of the Irish Schools Senior Championship at Charlesland Golf Club.......This is only our 2nd year in this competition.....a great achievement to get to the Leinster Final.
2014 - Congratulations to our four teams who competed successfully in Wexford Equestrian on Sunday 15th September, Click HERE for more information.
2014 -Congratulations to the under 15 soccer panel who won the all Ireland final in Athlone..... Click HERE to see photo of the team.
2014 - Aisling Lenihan NUI Maynooth Entrance Scholar
2013 - Michael Dwyer wins the National Soap Box award - Click HERE for further information
2014 - Mark Berney recieves 9 A1's he is the only school-leaver in the country to achieve such astonishing results this year - Click HERE for further information
2013 - Molly McGuckin: Maximum points in Leaving Certificate 2013 and Ad Astra Academic Scholar award winner for UCD
2013 - Congratulations to Simon Minias this year’s winner of the Texaco art competition(this is the 4th time that a GCS student won the overall texaco prize) also congratulations to Emma Miley, Maria Clavero, Bethany Braham, Blaitin Cosgrave, Marcia Segismar and Matthew Goff who won special merit awards......and also to our 11 highly commended students
Click HERE for further information
2013 Joanne Byrne: JP Mc Manus Award winner
2013 Aaron Collier: JP Mc Manus Award winner
2013 Conor Devitt: UCD Entrance Scholar
2013 Conor McDonald: UCD Entrance Scholar
2013 Aaron Collier: UCD Entrance Scholar
2013 Clara Peters: UCD Entrance Scholar
2013 Rachel Kidd: TCD Entrance Exhibitor and Trinity Scholarship winner 2013
2012 Lauren Siggins: Maximum points in Leaving Certificate 2012 and entrance award winner in TCD
2012 Stephen Duke: Maximum points in Leaving Certificate 2012 and Ad Astra Academic Scholar award winner for UCD
2012 Caitlin Crowe TCD Entrance Exhibitor
2012 Philip Doran: UCD Entrance Scholar
2012 Ashley Braham: UCD Entrance Scholar
2012 Orla Kennealy: UCD Entrance Scholar
2012 - Alisha Kirwan wins National Credit Union Art Competition
2012 - GCS history students invited to speak the annual Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration in the Mansion House, Dublin - Click HERE for further information
2012 - Gorey Community School Students Honoured by Trinity College Dublin - Click HERE for further information
2012 - Darragh McDonald wins won gold in the 400m freestyle S6 at the Paralympic Games in London - Click HERE for further information
2011 Rachel Murphy Maximum points in Leaving Certificate 2011,Ad Astra Academic Scholar award winner for UCD and winner of Gold medal for the best score in Biology in Leaving Certificate 2011
2011 Pauric Byrne: JP Mc Manus Award winner.
2010 Sarah O’Loughlin: Maximum points in Leaving Certificate 2010.
2010 Paddy Cooper: Maximum points in Leaving Certificate 2010 and Ad Astra Academic Scholar award winner for UCD.
2010 Deirdre Hogan: TCD Entrance Exhibitor
2010 Michael Harrington: UCD Entrance Scholar.
2010 Emma Doyle: UCD Entrance Scholar
2009 Elaine Carty: Maximum points in Leaving Certificate and winner of one of the seven National Easter Week Commemoration awards.
2009 Simon Doran: Maximum points in the Leaving Certificate,winner of the Gold medal for best score in Accounting in Leaving Certificate 2009 and Ad Astra Academic Scholar award winner for UCD
2009 Kieran Crowe: TCD Entrance Exhibitor
2009 Conor Carty: UCD Entrance Scholar
2009 Elaine Carty: UCD Entrance Scholar
2009 Daniel Devitt: UCD Entrance Scholar
2009 Barry Nolan: UCD Entrance Scholar
2009 Rory O’Donohoe: UCD Entrance Scholar
2009 Aisling Timmons: UCD Entrance Scholar
2009 Jamie Cullen: JP Mc Manus Award winner
2009 Kim Boland: JP Mc Manus Award winner
2008 Donal Hogan: UCD Entrance Scholar
2008 John Porter: UCD Entrance Scholar
2007 Fionan Donohoe: UCD Entrance Scholar
2006 - Kevin Roche wins design competition for current Wexford GAA crest - Click HERE for further information
2006 - MS Readathon Libary Award - GCS was awarded €1,500 for Libary books.
2006 Eileen Gahan: UCD Entrance Scholar
2006 Aaron Byrne: UCD Entrance Scholar
2006 Kevin Roche: UCD Entrance Scholar
2003 - Joanne Byrne: UCD Entrance Scholar
2003 - Owen Kenny wins overall Texaco art competition
Also awarded UTV National young artist of the year ...See HERE
2002 - Kevin Roche wins overall Texaco art competition
Also the first to be awarded UTV National young artist of the year - Click HERE for further information
2002 - GCS win the national finals of the annual Coca-Cola Form and Fusion Design Awards
1998 - Jimmy Donellan wins National Design for the current Organ Donor Card - Click HERE for further information
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