Awards Day 2018
Wednesday 24th May marked the very first Tyndall College Awards Day and was a special occasion for the whole school community as many awards were presented in recognition of the students’ academic, sporting and personal achievements. Legendary Kilkenny hurler DJ Carey very kindly gave his time to speak to students about his career and the benefits of hard work and dedication. Carlow football manager Turlough O’Brien also took time out of his busy schedule and preparations for the much-anticipated Leinster quarter final against Kildare to present students with their awards. A superb selection of musical entertainment by the Tyndall College Choir, the Music Generation Brass and Woodwind ensemble, singer Sophie Broderick and brothers Danny and Seán Carthy added the finishing touches to the occasion.
Academic awards were presented to students from each class group. Criteria for these awards included not just academic results, but also the students’ contribution to school life, positive attitude and work ethic. Awards were also given to the Most Improved Students from each class group. Sporting achievements in Basketball, Soccer and Athletics were recognised as well as excellence in the Arts, commitment to Green Schools and Development Education and Charity Work. Well done to all!
Principal Mr. McGill paid tribute to the students of Tyndall College and recognised the hard work of their teachers in supporting them and helping them reach their potential. He also acknowledged the tireless work of Deputy Principal Ms. Morrissey, Assistant Principals Ms. Quinn and Ms. Calvey, Year Heads, the School Completion team, secretary Bridget Sheehan, caretakers, catering and cleaning staff.
Special Guest DJ Carey
Best Student in Each Class
Hope De Faoite-Dickson
Most Improved Student in each class
International Students of the Year
Junior: David Samatovic
Senior: Gemma Ghezzi
Tyndall College Award
Joseph McNally, Sixth Year
Best Male and Female Sports Star from Each Year Group
Ciara Doherty MacCarthy
Junior Female & Male Basketball Player of the Year
Ciara Doherty MacCarthy
Soccer Player of the Year
Athlete of the Year
Cross-Country Winning Team
Iain Kelly, Eric McDonnell, Brandon Doyle, Lais Zilerivius.
At the annual All – Carlow Schools Indoor Rowing Competition the following boys took Bronze in the open event: Boni Milinganyo, Iain Kelly, Shad Simpson, Richard O’Reilly and Josh King.
Jacob O’Brien took gold in the TY race.
Recognition awards u16 Girls Basketball Team
South East League Runners Up
Back (l-r) Erinn Lennon, Sophie Kennedy, Rachel Doran, Shakira Connors
Front (l-r) Orlaigh O’Donohue, Ciara Doherty MacCarthy, Katie Brennan.
Missing from photo: Robyn Butler, Shani Mullins and Lucia Gonzalez.
Recognition Awards 2nd Year Boys Basketball Team
South East League Runners Up
Back (l-r) William Manuel, TJ Curran , Bobby Cope, Vince Fornillos, Zuhire Darsi, Boni Milinganyo, Orlando Lazar.
Front (l-r) Edson Chaves, Jorge Pancorbo, Eddie Carva, Manuel Martin, Thato Rammusi. Missing from photo: Niall McGrath O’Neill.
Back (l-r) Dean Behan, Jack King, Nathan Harkin, Daniel Kehoe, Zuhire Darsi, Saktiez Peariasiamy, Boni Milinganyo.
Front (l-r) Danielle Harkin, Tracey Doogue, Jessica Almeida, Chloe Kelly.
Missing from photo: Evan Treacy, TJ Curran, Joseph McNally.
Special Recognition for Achievements Outside of School
Jorge Pancorbo: SWIMMING
Qualified for European Indoor Swimming Competition in Barcelona
Daniel Carty: MUSIC
Contribution to music activities in Carlow Regional Youth Services
Jacob O’Brien: FOOTBALL
Carlow Minor Gaelic Football Team
Bobby Cope: RUGBY
Carlow Rugby U15s – Winners of Boyle’s Cup 2018
Ewan Hutchinson: SPUNOUT.IE
Action Panel Committee Member
Chief Scout Award
Gold Pope John Paul II Award
Leah Reddy: PHOTOGRAPHY
2nd place #Carlow Digital Photography Competition
Robyn Butler: KICK BOXING
Gemma Ghezzi: PHOTOGRAPHY
3rd Place #Carlow Digital Photography Competition
Zack Murphy: FREESTYLE DANCE
National U18s Champion
Exceptional Contribution to School Life
Back (l-r) Zuhire Darsi, Chloe Ryan, Sophie Kennedy, Leah Sheehan, Katie Dooley, Leah Reddy, Jake Condron, William Manuel.
Front (l-r) Ewan Hutchinson, Vittoria Spada, Nathaniel Curtis, Jake Kelly.
Greens Schools Committee
(l-r) Joe McNally, Nathaniel Curtis, Jack King, Sophie Broderick, Zuhire Darsi, Eric McDonnell, Evan Treacy.
Jack King and Clodagh O’Shea
Special Achievement Awards
Fundraising for Bali
Back (l-r) Sabina Hudak, Leah Sheehan, Danielle Harkin, Jade O’Toole, Chloe Ryan, Emer Brown, Zuhire Darsi, Tadgh Fitzpatrick.
Front (l-r) Sophie Broderick, Sophie Kennedy.
JCSP Paired Reading Certificates
Jakie Ngobeni, Joshua Murphy, Jakub Jasczak, Brigena Connors, Joshua Hoey –Thorpe, Fernando Mirzescu, John Berry.
JCSP Paired Reading Assistants: Kerrie Moore, Emer Brown Jade O’Toole
Junior: Sophie Broderick
Senior: Erinn Lennon
Community & Development Award
Shoe Box Appeal – St Vincent De Paul
(l-r) Kerrie Moore, Chantell Doughty, Ewan Hutchinson, Emer Brown, Jade O’Toole.
John Hanly & Jake O’Callaghan
World Wise Global Schools Award
(l-r) Ms. McAssey, Chloe Ryan, Ewan Hutchinson, Orlaigh O’Dohohue, Ms. Gordon.
Avril Dooley, First Year – Designed the winning entry for the new PE top which will be worn by all students of Tyndall College from next year.
Soloist Jason Nolan with the Choir
Soloist Ewan Hutchinson & Choir
Brass & Woodwind Ensemble
Danny Carthy, Fifth Year
Tyndall College Choir
Sophie Broderick & Danny Carthy