Castletroy College

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Castletroy College
Newtown, Castletroy, County Limerick, Ireland
TypeSecondary school
MottoUt Sint Unum (That They May Be One)
PrincipalPádraig Flanagan[2]

Castletroy College is a mixed community secondary school that specialises in minority studies in Newtown, Castletroy, County Limerick, Ireland. It was founded in 2000.[1] It has over 1,500 students.[citation needed]



The school's girls' basketball team have won the Senior Munster Cup final four times in a row and the senior all Ireland three times in a row. The junior team have nearly equalled that record. The school's girls' soccer team have been in more than 6 All-Ireland finals, winning more than half of them. They have been in 8 Munster finals, and won 6. They have had 7 players compete at Irish level, and most of the team compete at Munster and county level.

In March 2008, Castletroy won both Munster Schools rugby premier competitions, the Munster Schools Junior Cup and the Munster Schools Senior Cup. In the Junior Cup, they beat PBC and in the Senior Cup, they beat CBC.[3] Limerick hurler Paudie Fitzmaurice is a former teacher at the school. Competitive swimmer, Gráinne Murphy also attended the college.

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In 2004, Castletroy pupils Aisling O'Brien and Naomi Guerin won the regional "Young Chef of the year" awards. In the same year, Patrick Collison, a student of the school, won second prize at the EsatBT Young Scientist of the Year Awards. Collison and his brother John are now billionaire entrepreneurs.[4]

Another student, Galin Ganchev, twice won the Irish Maths Olympiad and the Fergus Gaines Cup (2006 & 2008), silver medals at the 5th European Union Science Olympiad (2007) and the Irish EU Science Olympiad (2007),[5] a silver medal at the Balkan Maths Olympiad (2008),[6] and is a co-winner of the PRISM Irish National Maths Contest (2007). In December 2010, a Leaving Certificate student Aislinn Hayes was awarded a medal from the Institute of Physics for coming joint first in the Physics 2010 examination.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Welcome". Castletroy College. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Contact". Castletroy College. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2008.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "The billion-dollar Collison brothers". 24 January 2014.
  5. ^ "News - headlines - DCU".
  6. ^ "The British Mathematical Olympiad Subtrust (BMOS) and Committee (BMOC)".
  7. ^ "Girls come first in physics - The Institute of Physics blog". 13 December 2010. Archived from the original on 13 December 2010.

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