Castletroy College

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Castletroy College
Newtown, Castletroy, County Limerick, Ireland
Type Secondary school
Motto Ut Sint Unum (That They May Be One)
Established 2000
Principal Pádraig Flanagan
Enrollment 1,150
Colours Turquoise

Castletroy College is a mixed community secondary school in Newtown, Castletroy, County Limerick, Ireland. It was founded in December 2000 by Michael D. Higgins and has over 100 rooms. It has over 1500 students.



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.[1] 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.[2]

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),[3] a silver medal at the Balkan Maths Olympiad (2008),[4] 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.[5]


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