Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh

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CSN Cork
Bishopstown, Cork

Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
PrincipalMike Foley
Enrollment700, approx.
ColorsGrey, Black, Red and Gold

Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh is an Irish all-boys secondary school founded under the patronage of the Presentation Brothers. It is located in Bishopstown, Cork.


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.[1] The school was originally located in Laburnum House, Model Farm Road,[2] and the new school building opened in 1971.[3]

Sports and societies[edit]

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.[4] CSN was also named Basketball School of the Year in 2009, and a number of CSN players have played for Irish underage teams.[4]

In Gaelic football, the school has won the Cork Colleges Senior A competition, and in 2005 won the Corn Uí Mhuirí. The school enters teams for Cork Colleges and Munster Colleges competitions.[5]

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).[6]

The school has one of the oldest mountaineering clubs in Cork, founded in 1972.[7]

Other societies in the school include a creative writing club. (which facilitates a student-writing website),[8][not in citation given]

The debating society is one of the oldest in Cork,[citation needed] dating to when the school was founded.[citation needed] It was the first such Irish team to win the UK and Ireland Observer Mace debating competition in 1998).[9]



  1. ^ "History". Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh. 2013.
  2. ^ "Christmas Edition" (PDF). Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  3. ^ "School Newsletter" (PDF). Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Basketball".
  5. ^ "Football at CSN".
  6. ^ "Hurling".
  7. ^ "Mountaineering". Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh. 2013.
  8. ^ "Cloud of Think".
  9. ^ "Winning ways". Irish Times. 10 February 1998.

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