Calasanctius College Oranmore a winner for sports!

Calasanctius College confirmed its position as one of the top schools for sports in the province after landing three senior Connacht titles in December, 2015.

The U-19 girls' basketball team were crowned Western A league champions in December after defeating Kiltimagh in incredibly tough and close games.

It took extra time to seperate the sides but in the end, Calasanctius had four points to spare over their Mayo rivals, and now progress to the All-Ireland play-offs.

The side is managed and coached by Joe Shields, who is assisted by past pupil Carol McCarthy and teacher Miriam Leane.

Pictured above the Calasanctius College U-19 girls' basketball team which secured the Western A leagues title. Back row, from left: Miriam Leane (teacher), Carol McCarthy (coach), Rebecca Hansberry, Ciara Walsh, Saoirse Kelly, Laoise Walsh, Maeve Cannon, Cora Ní Loinsigh (Principal), and Joe Shields (manager). Front: Sacra Mannion, Niamh Loughran, Rachel Hanniffy, and Fiona Kelly. 

The school's senior boys' side completed the double on Tuesday by capturing their Western A title with an 88-36 win over another CEIST school, Presentation Secondary School, Athenry. 

The side is captained by Irish U-18 international, Eoin Rockall, and team-mates Adam Cox and Stephen Commins are also on the Irish U-18 squad, while Conor Loughran is on the Irish U-16 squad. 

The Calasanctius College U-19 boys basketball squad which claimed the Western A title in December. Back row, from left: Mary Rockall, Oisin Doyle, Conor Loughran, Adam Cox, John Burke and John Finn. Front: Jim Crowley, Stephen Commins, Eoin Rockall and James Fox. 

Mary Rockall and John Finn have trained and manged this school team for the past five years and, with Tuesday's win, the side have secured the full set of league titles during their time in Calsanctius: First Year, Second Year, U-16 and now U-19.

The third senior Connacht title won by the school in December 2015 was the Connacht Senior B title, the Ward Cup, which they claimed by beating other CEIST school, Mercy College Sligo. It was the second hockey title claimed by the school, as the U-16 squad won the Howley Shield Connacht Title, beating Seamount of Kinvara. 

Jamie Harrison

Former Calsanctius College student, singer/songwriter Jamie Harrison, paid a surprise visit to his former school in December for a pre-Christmas performance. He is pictured above with the school's Student Council, from left: Sam McCardle, Grainne O'Connor, Amy Duclaux, Sean Harkin, Adam Cox, Magdalena Gibaldo, Jamie Harrison, Roisin Black (head girl), Sinead Harkin, Conor Gillespie and Bill Walsh.