Ski Trip 2017

Hazelwood College hit the slopes in Andorra

Monday morning 23 January at 6am thirty six students and four teachers departed Hazelwood College, Dromcollogher and travelled to Andorra, France taking in the picturesque views of the Pyrénées Mountains.

We hit the slopes while enjoying our morning skiing lessons. During the days after lunch we got the opportunity to travel up the mountain on the ski lifts and cable cars and ski our way down the slopes to the sound of laughter and excited screams. There was fun and frolics in the snow as each of us achieved our goal of mastering the skill of skiing. Three of the four teachers who accompanied us on the trip took to the slopes but only one of them, Mr.Quinlan had the stamina to see it through to the very end.

Three of our group impressed the instructors so much that they were afforded the opportunity to ski from the summit, Jack McCarthy, Paul Power and William Dillon. The boys certainly tried to outdo the girls with their impressive twists and turns but it was the technique of Brendan O’Flynn that caught the eye of many other tourists on the Piste! In the words of Mr. Sheahan “That man was born to ski”. Mrs Murphy Reidy claimed that “the gracefulness of the girls was just as impressive.”

We were fortunate to have our Spanish student Andrea with us because she translated for both the teachers and us. We learned a few Spanish words, all polite ones of course. The girls were not to be outdone when it came to the next leg of our trip which involved a panoramic tour of the city of Barcelona and a shopping escapade that any fashion blogger or fashionista would be proud of. The Hazelwood ladies know their style!

The highlight of the Barcelona visit was an impromptu opportunity to attend a match in the famous Camp Nou stadium where the group sampled the electric ambience of a match between Barcelona and Real Sociedad . We had an amazing time with four great teachers, a big thank you to our French teacher Mrs Murphy Reidy who organised the tour and kept her patience with us all throughout, she was accompanied by Mrs Treacy who was the mammy of the group. We all returned safely and injury free after the trip of a lifetime. Great memories were made with great people.

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Picture a: Hazelwood College students (from left to right) Aoife McMahon, Blaithin Matthews and Shanon Buckley are pictured taking a breather from the slopes while on their ski trip to Andorra where they were able to polish their French as they polished their skiing skills.

Picture b: Brendan O’Flynn (left) keeps an eye on the ‘pro’ Ms Geraldine Murphy Reidy on the recent Hazelwood College trip to Andorra, which Ms Murphy Reidy co-ordinated.

Picture c: Hazelwood College teachers Mr Tom Quinlan and Ms Geraldine Murphy Reidy are pictured fully kitted out and ready to hit the slopes on teh recent Hazelwood College trip to Andorra.

Picture d: Hazelwood College teacher Mr Danny Sheahan prepares to show everyone how it is done on the recent Hazelwood College trip to Andorra.

Picture e: Hazelwood College student Tomas Stritch pictured taking in the sights on the recent Hazelwood College trip to Andorra.

Picture f: Hazelwood College students pictured wrapped up against the elements on their recent trip to Andorra. Pictured are (left to right): Marguerite Nolan, Noirin Collins, Andy Quaid, Ms Geraldine Murphy Reidy, Orlaith Hennessy, Cameron O’Flynn, Amy Murphy and Andrea Suarez Garcia.

Picture g: Hazelwood College staff and students take time out from the slopes to enjoy the sights and prepare to warm up in the course of their recent trip to Andorra, organised by Ms Geraldine Murphy Reidy

Picture h: Hazelwood College’s Ms Geraldine Murphy Reidy, Mr Tom Quinlan and Ms Kay Treacy are pictured all smiles after another exhilarating day on the scenic slopes of Andorra during the Hazelwood College trip there.

History Trip to Germany & Poland

Here are some pictures from the recent History trip to Germany and Poland.

Picture 1: Hazelwood College students pictured in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin in the course of their recent History Your to Berlin and Krakow. Pictured are Fionn Roberts, Shannon Buckley , Letitia Cotter , Kennedy O’Sullivan , Lorna Mulquenn , Debbie Lynch , Caroline Ahern, Oliver Richardson, Cormac O’Sullivan , Eilish Reidy , Conor Long, Jamie Singleton , Eugene Barret , Eoin Donegan , Ben Long , Chloe Richardson , Amy Buckley , Gerald O’Donnell , Adam Ryan , Shannon Curtin , Katie Browne , Ethan Knipe, Robert Levitt, Micheal Stack and Shannon Mason.

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Picture 2: Hazelwood College Transition Year student Muiris O’Keeffe pictured at Checkpoint Charlie in the course of his History tour.

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Picture 3: Hazelwood College students pictured in the Dome of the German Reichstag, where the German parliament meets. Pictured are Oliver Richardson , Micheal Stack , Eoin Donegan , Gerad O’Donnell , Jamie Singleton , Adam Ryan , Quentin Reidy , Conor long , Lorna Mulqueen , Cormac O’Sullivan , Ben Long, Debbie Lynch , Ciara O’Flynn , Caroline Ahern , Katie Ryan , Robert Levitt , Edel O’Flynn , Rachel O’Regan , Dwayne Sheehan , Muiris O’Keffee , Neasa Fahy , Ciara O’Callaghan , Shannon Curtin , Eugene Barrett , Fionn Roberts, Chloe Richardson , Aoife O’Sullivan , Millie Mulcahy , Shannon Mason , Katie Browne , Chloe Reidy , Shannon Buckley , Letitia Cotter , Ethan Knipe , Amy Buckley , Eliza Reidy , Eilish Reidy.

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Picture 4: Hazelwood College students pictured outside the German Ministry for Aviation from the Nazi era in the course of their History tour to Berlin.

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Picture 5: Hazelwood College students pictured at the Olympic Stadium outside Berlin in the course of their school tour. Pictured are: Kennedy O Sullivan, Neasa Fahy, Adam Ryan, Conor Long, Gerad O Donnell, Michael Stack, Robert Levitt, Eoin Donegan, Shannon Mason, Ben Long, Debbie Lynch, Caroline Ahern, Emma Stone, Eugene Barrett, Shanon Buckley, Shannon Curtin, Aisling Enright, Dwayne Sheehan, Chloe Reidy, Letitia Cotter.

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Pictured 6: Hazelwood College students pictured outside the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. Pictured are: Chloe Richerson, Adam Ryan, Ben Long, Quetin Reidy, Eoin Donegan, Dwayne Sheehan, Jamie Singleton, Gerad O Donell, Muiris O Keffee, Shannon Curtin, Edel O Flynn, Cormac O Sullivan, Rachel O Regan, Katie Browne, Ciara O Flynn, Shannon Mason, Aoife O Sullivan, Robert Levitt, Kennedy O Sullivan, Fionn Robert, Emma Stone, Neasa Fahy, Caroline Ahern, Aisling Enright, Debbie Lynch, Katie Ryan, Lorna Mulqueen, Ciara O Callaghan, Chloe Reidy, Millie Mulcahy, Letitia Cotter, Shannon Buckley, Eliza Reidy, Eilish Reidy, Amy Buckley, Oliver Richerson, Ethan Knipe

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Picture 7: Hazelwood College students pictured in the DDR inter activemuseum in Berlin. Pictured are: Chloe Richerson, Adam Ryan, Ben Long, Quetin Reidy, Eoin Donegan, Dwayne Sheehan, Jamie Singleton, Gerad O Donell, Muiris O Keffee, Shannon Curtin, Edel O Flynn, Cormac O Sullivan, Rachel O Regan, Katie Browne, Ciara O Flynn, Shannon Mason, Aoife O Sullivan, Robert Levitt, Kennedy O Sullivan, Fionn Robert, Emma Stone, Neasa Fahy, Caroline Ahern, Aisling Enright, Debbie Lynch, Katie Ryan, Lorna Mulqueen, Ciara O Callaghan, Chloe Reidy, Millie Mulcahy, Letitia Cotter, Shannon Buckley, Eliza Reidy, Eilish Reidy, Amy Buckley, Oliver Richerson, Ethan Knipe.

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Picture 8: Hazelwood College students (from left) Eoin Donegan, Dwayne Sheehan and Adam Ryan pictured in Krakow on their recent History tour to the city.

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Picture 9: Hazelwood College History students Debbie Lynch left and Eoin Donegan (centre) at one of the Auschwitz exhibits in the course of their recent History tour there.

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Picture 10: Hazelwood College students (from left) Ben Long, Gerard O’Donnell, Eoin Donegan and Muiris O’Keeffe at the end of the railway track in Auschwitz, where over one million people died.

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Picture L: Hazelwood College Transition Year students pictured at the world famous Wieliczka Salt Mine outside Krakow. Pictured are (from left) Aisling Enright, Katie Ryan, Ciara O Flynn, Ciara O Callaghan, Muiris O Keeffe, Neasa Fahy, Eliza Reidy, Edel O Flynn and Millie Mulcahy.

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New World Record for Noelle

Hazelwood College student and member of the Ireland National Paralympics team Noelle Lenihan, set a new world record on her way to winning gold at this years IPC European Championships taking place currently in Grosseto, Italy.

Here is Noelle setting a new world record with her throw in the championships.

Women’s discus throw F38 | Victory Ceremony | 2016 IPC Athletics European Championships Grosseto

Here’s how NewsTalk 103-106FM reported on her success:

Cork’s Noelle Lenihan has added to Ireland’s medal collection at the IPC Athletics European Championships on Sunday evening, when she secured a gold medal and set a new World Record in the F38 Discus final.

Noelle set the new World Record on her very first attempt, when she threw a whopping 32.14m – a throw that put her straight to the top of the table and eventually won her the gold medal.

Speaking about the fantastic performance, National Throws Coach Dave Sweeney said: “She did great, and we’re really happy. She was very controlled, and to be honest, she has been throwing further than that the last few days in training so she’s a little bit disappointed that she didn’t throw further today! There was a tricky wind, which blew a lot of the discs down so it was a fantastic for her to throw so well in those conditions.

“This is a really big step in her career – to break a World Record and win a European Championships in one go and to then be a little bit unhappy with the performance is the sign of a good mindset and a sign of more exciting things to come in Rio!

“She will come away from today having learned a lot, she had very good competition there so she was pushed to the very end and we’re delighted for her.”

This was Ireland’s second medal of the Championships, following on from Deirdre Mongan’s bronze medal on Day One on Saturday in the F53/54 Shot Put final.

European Parliament

Hazelwood College student Emma Stone (right), fifth year, is pictured with Principal Mr Brendan Burke (left) with her certification of completing her studies at the European Parliament. Emma’s visit to the Brussels home of the European Parliament came after she won her place thanks to the South and East Regional Assembly.

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Barcelona Visit

Students from Hazelwood College recently visited Barcelona in Spain, here is a selection of pictures from the trip.

Picture a: Hazelwood College teachers (pictured from left to right) Mr Des Lambe, Ms Marian Murphy and Mr Danny Sheahan pictured on the recent Hazelwood College tour to Barcelona.

Picture b: Hazelwood College teacher Mr Danny Sheahan (far left) and Mr Des Lambe (far right) with Hazelwood College students (from left to right) Aaron Lynch, James Guidera, Keith Coughlan and Sean Twohig.

Picture c: Hazelwood College staff (from left to right) Mr Des Lambe, Mr Danny Sheahan, Ms Liz Dolan and Ms Marian Murphy on the Hazelwood College recent tour to Barcelona.

Picture d: Hazelwood College students enjoy the sunshine in Barcelona during their recent tour there.

Picture e: Hazelwood College students pictured outside the Port Adventura Theme Park outside Barcelona. Students were able to enjoy all the fun inside with under the clear blue Spanish skies, before later on that day heading into the Neu Camp, head quarters of Barcelona FC.

Visit European Parliament in Brussels

Transition Year Programme student Emma Stone (left) from Hazelwood College is congratulated by her teacher Ms Margaret Griffin after Emma won her place to visit the European Parliament in Brussels. Emma won the trip courtesy of the Southern Regional Assembly and will spend four days in Brussels, visiting the European Parliament and other sites in the city.
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European Union Youth Parliament

Hazelwood College students who participated in the European Union Youth Parliament in Cork recently, where they discussed the issues facing their contemporaries in the modern world. Pictured are standing (from left to right) Hazelwood College Principal Mr Brendan Burke, Sarah Lynch, Cliodhna O’Keeffe, Mary Cussen, Ellie Stone, Laoise Bennis and Maria Cremin. Front row (left to right) Katie O’Gorman, Jacqueline McCarthy, Grainne Ahern, Norma O’Sullivan and Grainne Ahern. Laoise Bennis was selected to participate in the National Youth Parliament meeting later in the year.

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