Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh
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|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Colors||Grey, Black, Red and Gold|
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.
Sports and societies
Basketball began in Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh in the mid-eighties, and the school has won All-Ireland Titles in 1991, 1995, 2005, and 2009. CSN was also named Basketball School of the Year in 2009, and a number of CSN players have played for Irish underage teams.
Hurling is also played at the school, and a team from the school won the Munster B hurling 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 (who played senior football with Kildare) and Ronan Curran (a former member of the Cork senior hurling panel).
The school has one of the oldest mountaineering clubs in Cork, founded in 1972.
The debating society is one of the oldest in Cork, dating to when the school was founded. It was the first such Irish team to win the UK and Ireland Observer Mace debating competition in 1998).
- 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
- Louis de Paor - Irish poet
- Jimmy Barry-Murphy - former association footballer, hurler, Gaelic footballer, and 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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- "Cloud of Think". cloudofthink.ie.
- "Winning ways". irishtimes.com. Irish Times. 10 February 1998.