We are delighted to welcome Mr Brian O’Donoghue, who has been appointed Principal of Ennis Community College, Gaelcholáiste an Chláir and Ennis College of Further Education.

Formerly Deputy Principal of St Munchin’s College, in Corbally, Limerick, Mr O’Donoghue is an honours graduate from NUI Maynooth. He has a Higher Diploma in Education from Trinity College Dublin and a Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership from University of Limerick. He has taught Biology, Mathematics and Science and he has a keen interest in musical performance and sport.

Our former principal, Mr John Cooke, has taken up a new position as Principal of Coláiste na Coirbe in Galway. We thank him for his contribution over the last number of years and wish him every success in his new role.

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Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley recently visited our Junior Certificate Civic Social and Political Education (CSPE) class to give a talk about democracy, representation and government. He is pictured on with the class, and with class teacher Ms Nike Adesiyan, and Acting Vice-Principal Ms Marie O’Callaghan.

Well done to Gabriel Kehinde from Third Year, who was crowned All-Ireland U17 Indoor 60m champion today in Athlone. Representing Ennis Track Club, Gabriel won his heat in a time of 7.22s and later won the final in 7.13s!

The event was the Irish Life Health National Juvenile Indooor Championships, and was live-streamed on YouTube. Gabriel’s performance in the final can be seen in the video below (or click here).

Thanks to school staff members Marian McMahon and Helen O’Neill for supporting Gabriel today.

Congratulations to Shane Kerin of First Year, who took two awards at the recent Limerick-Clare Show Jumping Ireland Awards, held at The Inn at Dromoland.

Fifth and Sixth Year English students attended a talk by poet Paul Durcan on Friday 3 March in Glór as part of Ennis Book Club Festival. Mr Durcan is pictured after the event, talking to David Dyksy from 6th year.

Gabriel Kehinde. Munster Intermediate Indoor 60m Champion 2017Congratulations to Gabriel Kehinde who won a gold medal, taking first place in the Intermediate 60m Sprint in the Munster Indoor Athletics Schools Championships held in Nenagh. Gabriel came first in his first heat, and first in his semi-final, before taking gold in the final with a very impressive performance. Well done to all our students who also took part in various events throughout the day.

With thanks to Ms O’Farrell

Congratulations to the First Year Girls who have won all four games in the Clare league, to win it outright. They beat Spanish Point 20-17; Kildysart 18-10; Kilmihil 15-11; and Ennistymon 14-10.

The last three games were played last Tuesday, and the top scorers were were Eve O’Connor (30 points), Saoirse Twist (6), Jessica McDonagh (6), Chloe Hogan (3), Caoilfhinn O’Connell (2) and Nancy Ni Hardin (2). 15 girls travelled to the match and all played their part in this success. The girls have done the school proud. Well done to them, and to their trainer Ms McElligot.

On Monday March 13th they will play in the South West Basketball Regional Semi-Final in Listowel, Co Kerry.



Second and Fifth Year students attended a workshop on writing at the De Valera Library in Ennis on Monday, as part of the Ennis Book Club Festival.

The workshop was conducted by novelist and short-story writer E.R. Murray.

TV Reporter Tommy Meskill from children’s news programme, News2Day, was also in attendance to report on the event. He spoke to some of the students taking part.

The report will be broadcast on either Thursday or Friday this week, on RTÉ 2 at 4:20pm. (Update: you can watch it now on RTÉ Player)

Below is a selection of photographs from the workshop.

ER Murray's Writing Workshop at the De Valera Library

2nd Year Boys' Basketball Team. Ennis Community College and Gaelcholáiste an Chláir. February 2017

The second-year boys traveled to Ennistymon recently to take part in a schools’ basketball blitz. A very successful day was had, with Ennis Commmunity College / Gaelcholáiste an Chlair winning all 3 matches: 18 – 5 against Kilkee; 12 – 11 against Ennistymon CBS;  13 – 7 against Spanish Point. Congratulations to the boys and to their trainer Ms O’Farrell.

Scorers: Robyn Doyle (15 points), Tomás Ó Cearbhalláin (12), Conor Ó Laighin​ (6) points, Oluwaseun Olanrewaju (3), Chibikem Solomon Michaeleze (3), Godwin Okpe Amouzou (2), Kevin Amouzou (2).