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Coláiste Chríost Rí – A Presentation Brothers Schools Trust (PBST) school

Coláiste Chríost Rí is an evolving Christian community committed to the ministry of Catholic Education. We cherish highly an ethos based on Gospel values. We pursue especially academic and sporting excellence within a unique Gaelic culture and tradition. We seek to promote full participation in all aspects of school life, bringing about the balanced development of each person. Our vision is Christian and Gaelic.

On our school crest, these aspirations are encapsulated in the motto, "Adveniat Regnum Tuum". Go dtaga do Ríocht is an acknowledgement of the need for God's grace and power to be experienced as a strength in our personal lives and in our shared lives with others. The challenge for our culturing and Christening community is to respect the personal dignity of all, to value equally every person and to give pupils, parents and teachers a sense of belonging.

Central to this challenge, is our belief that in all aspects of education excellence is the basic ingredient in the ethos of Coláiste Chríost Rí. Our Curriculum tries to maintain a creative balance between preparation for the workplace and the development of the person. We acknowledge the decisive role of parents as partners with management and teachers in this educational endeavour.

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  • 11Oct 2017
    Rivalry before the County Football Final 2017

    On Sunday 15th,  the Cork County Senior Football Final takes place in Páirc Uí Chaoimh between Nemo Rangers and  St Finbarrs. 
    It is a unique occasion for Coláiste Chríost Rí as , over the years, Nemo and the Barrs have provided the back bone of many a school,football and hurling team.
    Next Sunday is really interesting as it puts our Senior Hurling trainer Jamie  Burns of the Barrs in direct competition with Paul Kerrigan of Nemo who trains our Corn Ui Mhuirí side. Despite the club rivalry, the two lads give a huge amunt of their time for the benefit of the students in the school.
    Another dimension to next Sunday is the fact that Paul teaches Cillian Myers Murray, son of Fionnán, and who is part of the St Finbarrs panel next Sunday.
    We could not leave the occasion go by without wishing all the lads involved evey success.
    Pictured here are Paul Kerrigan of Nemo Rangers and Coláiste Chríost Rí  as well as Cillian Myers-Murray of St Finbarrs and Coláiste Chríost Rí. 

  • 04Oct 2017
    Sports Day 2017

    Today was another great occasion in the school calendar.

    We had our sports day and the entire school took part.

    There was athletics, hurling and football skills, as well as golf skills. 

    There were some serious , (and some not so serious!!) efforts at the long jump.

    In summary it is a great day for everyone, whether taking sport seriously or not.

    One special moment  - the annual Eoin Deasy Perpetual Trophy for Athlete of the Year went to James MIntern and was thoroughly deserved.

    Congratulations to James and he joins some illustrious company.

    A great day again and well done particularly to the First Year students.

    They really enjoyed themselves.

    (Here we see Andrew MaGowen trying his hand at the Hurling Challenge.)


    Kevin Foley

  • 02Oct 2017
    The Future Hurlers The Under 14 team

    We highlighted the 1968 Harty Cup winners yesterday and today we congratulate the Under 14 hurlers who got the year off to a flyer with a win against Ballincollig Community School in Ballicollig with a scoreline of 5-15 to 2-6.

    The past is glorious and the future is bright!!

    Here we see Ruairi Hogan challenging for possession in the heat of battle. 

    Well done to trainer, Mr Jamie O Broin and all involved today.


    Kevin Foley

  • 02Oct 2017
    Coláiste Chríost Rí Harty Cup Winners 1968


    We have a quite remarkable film to share here.

    This is a video of our Harty Cup win in 1968 and we hope it will bring back great memories for everyone involved.

    It was great occasion for the school and real history in the making. 

    The game was played in Buttevant against Limerick CBS who were going for 5-in-a-row. (a remarkable record itself) 

    The Harty Cup Final finished Coláiste Chríost Rí 5-9 , Limerick CBS 5-4.

    In fact that year Chríost Rí won both hurling (Harty Cup) and football (Corn Uí Mhuirí ) Munster titles.

    The teams went on to reach both All-Ireland Colleges Finals, winning the Hogan Cup in Football, beating Belcamp OMI in Croke Park with a scoreline of 3-11 to 1-10.

    We lost the All-Ireland Colleges Hurling Final , the Dr Croke Cup,  to St Peters College , Wexford following a replay by 5-10 to 4-5

    So, all in all , a truly memorable year, the fiftieth anniversary of which, we celebrate in 2018

    See if you can spot the Chríost Rí goalkeeper - one Jimmy Cremin , who went on to teach in the school for up to forty years and who continues to serve our students at every opportunity.

    A great day in Buttevant and great memories of almost fifty years ago!!

    Kevin Foley

  • 30Sep 2017
    Chríost Rí at the Ploughing Championships 2017


    We have established a tradition in the school in the past few years.... to travel to the National Ploughing Championships. 

    The first group went in 2015 and again this year some of the Transition Year students went along. 

    They even met a few famous faces on the day as the video proves.

    Another great occasion. Well done to all!!

    Kevin Foley

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