Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh
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Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh is a non-fee-paying, Catholic, all-boys school in Bishopstown, Cork. It was founded by Brother Bonaventure of the Presentation Brothers in 1964. The Brothers withdrew from direct management in 1992 but continued their involvement until 2009, when they handed the trusteeship over to the Presentation Brothers School Trust. The school was originally located in Laburnum House, Model Farm Road, and the new school building opened in 1971.
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Basketball began in Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh in the mid-eighties. The school has won four All-Ireland Titles to date. The school won the U19 competition in 1991, 1995 and 2005, and won the U16 title in 2009. CSN was also named Basketball School of the Year in 2009, a year in which we reached three All-Ireland finals. A number of CSN players have played for Irish underage teams. Every year the school typically fields four teams – first year, second year, U16 and U19.
In Gaelic Football, the school has won the Cork Colleges Senior A competition, along with victories in under-age contests. In 2005 it won the Corn Uí Mhuirí. The school enters teams for Cork Colleges and Munster Colleges competitions.
Hurling has been played in CSN since the early 1980s and the school now enters both Cork and Munster competitions. A school team won the Munster B championship in 1991 and subsequently participated in the All Ireland final. Among the CSN hurlers who have gone on to play at inter-county level are Brian Murphy (playing senior football with Kildare) who captained the Cork minor hurlers to All Ireland success and Ronan Curran who is a member Cork senior panel.
The school has the oldest mountaineering club in Cork, founded in 1972.
- Creative Writing - The school facilitates the student-writing website Cloud of Think.
- Debating - CSN was the first Irish school to win the UK and Ireland Observer Mace debating competition.
- Rubyhorse - band formed in Coláiste an Spioriad Naoimh. Members included David Farrell, Joe Philpott, Declan Lucey, Owen Fegan and Colum Young.
- Owen Fegan - musician and photographer
- John Spillane - folk singer
- Adam Swart - founder and CEO Crowds on Demand
- Louis de Paor - Irish poet
- Jimmy Barry-Murphy - former Irish hurler, Gaelic footballer and association footballer and is the current manager of the Cork senior hurling team
- Brendan O'Connor - RTÉ media personality, columnist, comedian and retired pop star
- Damien Cahalane - current player on Cork senior hurling team
- Philip King - musician, broadcaster and film maker.
- James O'Sullivan - writer and academic
- Neal Horgan - association footballer
- Michael Shields - Gaelic footballer
- Shane O'Neill Cork hurler
- Tim Ryan - rugby union player
- Dave Ryan - rugby union player
- Jamie O'Sullivan - Gaelic footballer
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- "School Newsletter" (PDF). csncork.ie. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
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- "Cloud of Think". cloudofthink.ie.
- "Irish Times". irishtimes.com.