Ardscoil Rís, Limerick

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Ardscoil Rís
Location
North Circular Road, Limerick, Ireland
Information
Type Public Christian Brothers secondary
Motto Honor Ante Gloriam (Honour Before Glory)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1963
Enrollment 700

Ardscoil Rís is a voluntary/state-funded, all-boys, Catholic secondary school located on the North Circular Road in Limerick, Ireland.

History[edit]

Ardscoil Rís was formally opened by the Christian Brothers,in Limerick on the North Circular Road on 1 September 1963, when it welcomed 52 pupils. Classes were held in an old school house until the first purpose-built classrooms were available. This first intake included Pat Cox, then a noted master debater, later a distinguished politician.[citation needed]

From its foundation the school was managed by one of the Christian Brothers. In 1989, a Board of Management, representing trustees, staff and parents, was put in place and a lay Principal was appointed. From small beginnings, the school, augmented by periodic extensions, grew to its present size and now has over 700 students and fifty teachers. The late twentieth century witnessed the contraction of religious orders in Ireland and Ardscoil Rís is now staffed entirely by lay teachers. The Christian Brothers maintain ownership and Trusteeship of the school and are represented on the Board of Management by four lay representatives.

In 2010 the redevelopment of the school went to the construction stage following almost a decade of lobbying and planning. Acting as main contractor for the project, Cordil Construction were responsible for the management of the €5 million plan, which sees the school expand to three times the usable space on completion of all three phases.

Construction was abandoned in 2011 due to the liquidation of Cordil Construction. An investigation into why this firm was hired is currently under way.

Profile[edit]

The School encourage all students to become involved in a variety of activities outside of the curriculum. Life skills are reinforced by participation in such activities as Music, Sports, Work Experience Programmes, Enterprise, Foreign Exchange, Drama, Concerts, Charitable Fund-raising and Gaisce. The School won the RTE Television secondary schools quiz programme Blackboard Jungle in 1993.

Sport[edit]

Rugby, hurling, and basketball are the main sporting activities of the school. The Munster Schools Senior Cup and Junior Cup competitions (rugby), the Dr. Harty Cup (Munster 'A' Colleges Hurling) (2011 and 2010 Winners), The Dean Ryan Cup (Munster 'A' Colleges Under-16 hurling) (2008 Winners) and The White Cup (Munster 'A' Colleges Under 15 Hurling)(2011 and 2012 Winners) the Limerick Colleges competitions (GAA) and the South West of Ireland League (basketball) are highlights of the sporting calendar. On March 11, 2010 Ard Scoil Ris became the first Limerick team since 1993 to win the Harty Cup (Munster schools hurling championship). They defeated the 2009 champions Thurles CBS after a third replay and lost to St. Kieran's College in the All Ireland Final later that year.[1]

Alumni[edit]

Politics[edit]

Sports[edit]

GAA.

Limerick

Clare

  • Darach Honan Clare GAA Clare hurler 2010 to present. Munster and All Ireland U21 Hurling medal winner 2009. All Ireland Senior Hurling medal winner 2013. Named U21 Hurling Player of the Year in 2009.
  • Conor Ryan Clare GAA Clare hurler. Munster and All Ireland U21 Hurling medal winner 2012. All Ireland Senior Hurling medal winner 2013. Man of the Match award for his performance in the 2013 All Ireland Hurling Final. GAA/GPA All Star award 2013.

Rugby.


Music[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ They retained their title in 2011 with an empathic 3-19 to 0-03 victory over Charleville CBS however they again lost to an injury time goal against St. Kieran's College in the All Ireland Colleges Final.[1]
  2. ^ http://www.hurlingstats.com/show_player_matches.php?plrid=93
  3. ^ http://ireland.world-countries.net/archives/1608
  4. ^ http://ireland.world-countries.net/archives/1608
  5. ^ http://ireland.world-countries.net/archives/1608
  6. ^ http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/jokers-unmasked-as-middleclass-lads-2464672.html

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°39′56″N 8°38′26″W / 52.66556°N 8.64056°W / 52.66556; -8.64056