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.
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!!
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!!
One of the highlights of our year is the Information Evening. We held a hugely successful Open Night on September 13th last and we were delighted to welcome so many parents, guardians and young students to the school.
A great occasion was enjoyed by all!!
Coláiste Chríost Rí's facilities are second to none. We constantly seek to improve our facilities for the benefit of our students. We have planned a state of the art canteen area for 2018.
Currently, we have three Science labs, a lecture theatre, a drama theatre, not to memtion our legendary school bus. We have a Design and Computer Graphics room with the very latest computer technology. We also have dedicated rooms for every subject as well as an Agricultural area that includes a huge Polytunnell and a poultry area. We have a small farm at the back of the school!
In terms of extra - curricular activities, we have two large playing fields and a track area. Our sporting tradition of Athletics , Gaelic Football, Hurling and Basketball is fully supported by one of the largest halls in Munster.
So, please take a few minutes to hava a look at this video. It proves that our goal is to help achieve the potential of each student.