Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh

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CSN Cork
Bishopstown, Cork
Type Non-fee-paying
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1964
Principal Mike Foley
Enrollment 700, approx.
Colors Grey, 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]


Basketball began in Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh in the mid-eighties.[citation needed] 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.[4]

In Gaelic Football, the school has won the Cork Colleges Senior A competition, along with victories in under-age contests.[citation needed] In 2005 it won the Corn Uí Mhuirí. The school enters teams for Cork Colleges and Munster Colleges competitions.[5]

Hurling has been played in CSN since the early 1980s[citation needed] 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.[6]

The school has the oldest mountaineering club in Cork, founded in 1972.[7]


  • Chess
  • Computing
  • Creative Writing - The school facilitates the student-writing website Cloud of Think.[8]
  • Debating - CSN was the first Irish school to win the UK and Ireland Observer Mace debating competition.[9]
  • Film
  • Maths



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

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