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St. Colman’s College ranked seventh in Ireland
Some of the best performing Leaving Cert students in Ireland come from St. Colman's College. According to the 2015 Sunday Times 'Guide to Ireland's Top 400 Schools', St. Colman's ranked seventh highest in boys' non fee-paying second level schools and fourth in the Cork region. The guide ranks schools by the progression of students to university.
Fundraising Jersey Sold AUCTION NOW CLOSED Student Council 2015 After a very close run race, the St. Colman's College Student Council was decided at the election just before Mid-Term. The twelve elected representatives representing their respective years were: 1st Year- Evan Donnellan and Odafe Smith; 2nd Year- Diarmuid Doherty and Michael Keappock; 3rd Year- Cathal Browne and Sebastian Kulbacki; TYO- Oscar O'Sullivan and Darren Leamy; 5th Year- Cillian Hannon and Jack Gallagher; 6th Year- Cian Lau and Jack Fitzgerald. Many congratulations to the successful candidates and well done to all candidates, all who voted and all who helped run the election.
Prefects Appointed
The   Senior   Prefects   for   2015/16   have been   appointed   in   St.   Colman's   College, Fermoy.   Following   two   days   of   intensive interviews,    the    successful    applicants were      appointed      by      a      selection committee   made   up   of   senior   teachers and     an     outside     expert.     For     some students,   this   was   their   first   experience of a formal interview. The   Prefects   represent   a   rich   historical tradition   in   St.   Colman's   following   the footsteps     of     Canon     Sheehan,     the renowned   novelist,   who   was   appointed a student Prefect in the College in 1868. Prefects, the name derived from the Latin 'Preafictus' meaning 'put in charge', are chosen for their integrity, sense of justice, diligence, strong communication skills and their positive leadership ability. They will act as role models for their fellow students and will help guide the student body in actively living the values and ideals of the College Mission Statement. Head Prefect for 2015/16 is Cian Lau who was formally congratulated by outgoing Head Prefect Cathal Leahy. The Prefects for the year are: Harry Beresford, Mark Connolly, Seamus Curtin, Adam D’Arcy, David Gubbins, Daniel Keane-Kelly, Pierce Kent, Cian Lau, Dara McCarthy, Rory McEvoy, Jack O’Brien, Shane O’Callaghan, Ted Pyne, Michael Roche, Alex Walker. 
St. Colman’s College Primary Schools’ Blitz
St. Colman's College, Fermoy played host to the annual primary schools Hurling Blitz competition last week. This year's Blitz saw over two hundred and thirty children in nineteen teams compete in a one day hurling championship held in the magnificient sports campus of the Fermoy college. Cheered on by their fellow students, teachers and parents, the teams had a great day in glorious weather. A special thanks to all who took part, all who helped out a special thanks to the St. Colman's sports dept and students who helped with refereeing and stewarding. The 2015 victors in the three categories were: Bartlemy N.S. ( St. Colman's Shield winners) , Conna N.S. (7 a-side winners) and Scoil Mhuire, Ballyhooly (11 a-side winners). Well done all.
St. Colman’s College represented at State Funeral
On September 17, 2015 St. Colman’s College students represented their school at the solemn occasion of the historic State Funeral of Castlelyons patriot Thomas Kent who was reinterred 99 years after his execution following the Easter Rising. Thousands of people lined the route from Collins Barracks in Cork to the Church of Saint Nicholas, Castlelyons, Co Cork for the funeral Mass concelebrated by Bishop William Crean which was televised live. Several dignitaries, including the President Michael D. Higgins, attended the occasion.
St. Colman’s sports development
Blacktop tarmac going down on the  all new 1.2km long health walk / jogging track at St. Colman's College Sports campus. It's almost there!
WELL DONE JUNIOR CERTS
Congratulations to all our Junior Certificate students on their wonderful Junior Certificate results for 2015 especially to Lee Dobson on his remarkable achievement of 9 As. Another excellent year for the junior Colmanites. Very well done one and all.
Green Day 2015
St. Colman's College students and staff held a 'Green Day' on Sept. 25 as a fundraiser for the Damian Ahern Fund.  The occasion comprised of a non-uniform day with special emphasis on wearing green as well as a staff and student coffee morning and cake sale. Almost €3000 was raised by the event to go towards the ongoing treatment required by Damian, a second year student of the Fermoy college. The day also coincided with the Irish Rugby World cup match at the weekend. Photo shows some of the students and staff proudly wearing green in support.
CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations and very well done to all our students on their excellent Leaving Certificate results. The Class of 2015 have continued the traditional strong academic performances of past Colmanites. Results like these are a reminder once again of the benefits of a consistent ethos of hard work, a professional and supportive teaching staff, supportive parents and a caring school environment which encourages a healthy work life balance. We're proud of you all.
St. Colman's student Tom Collins who received 7A1s in his higher level Leaving Cert 2015 pictured with College principal Veronica O'Donoghue.
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Seamus Harnedy launches Build a Bank
St. Colman's College welcomed Cork senior hurler Seamus Harnedy to Fermoy lin December to officially launch the transition year Build a Bank project for 2016. The St. Ita's club man also took time to speak the under-14 hurling panel in the school. Seamus made his senior championship debut in 2013 and has since won an All Star Award and won one Munster medal. Speaking to the St. Colman's hurling panel, he told them to "Listen and learn while you are young" and he added "don't rest on your laurels, don't be put off by knock backs, keep striving to be the best." Seamus is employed by the AIB and one of his duties is to encourage and help student banking projects and he was delighted to help launch the initiative in St. Colman's. This year's transition year run bank is called "The Chamber of Savings" and they will be open for business each Thursday outside the Croke Library in the College. The bank is run by Kajus Vitkevicius (Manager), James McCarthy (Asst. Manager), Sean Holland, David O'Callaghan, JJ Hickey and Michael Buckley.
Proclamation Day
St. Colman’s College commemorated Proclamation Day and honoured the memory of 1916 patriots, especially those who had a direct link with the our famed College,on March 15, 2016. Prefect Pierce Kent read the Proclamation and students and staff were joined by special guest and past pupil Capt. Andrew Shaughnessy who witnessed the raising of the National Flag on the terrace overlooking the town of Fermoy. A piper led the rendition of the National Anthem accompanied by the music department and the College choir. Full story of the day here
1,2,3 for SCC
First, Second and third places went to St Colman’s students at the Caint Phoiblí competition in Cork during Seachtain na Gaeilge Feis Maitiu 2016. Well done to: 1st Place: Colm Curtain 2nd Place: John Dineen 3rd Place: Rob McKenna
Top Enterprise Accolade for St. Colman's Mini Company
CC Designs, a 2016 Transition Year mini-company from St. Colman's College has won Best Marketing Award & Best Overall Student  Enterprise Award at the North Cork Regional Final Student Enterprise Awards held at Cork Marts Conference Centre in March. Competing against thirty nine other teams, St. Colman's came out overall winners on the day receiving two trophies, €1500 worth of school equipment and €500 worth of vouchers for the mini-company. They now progress to the All Ireland Student Enterprise Finals to be held in Croke Park on April 20th. Read more here