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  • gaa_01The GAA run a hard-fought football competition for rugby-playing schools. In the final this spring Belvedere emerged as the champions, beating St Mary’s, Rathmines 3-13 to 2-7. Congratulations.
  • More congratulations to Belvedere in another language – they are the 2011 champions of the Alliance Francaise Interschools Debating competition.
  • Barry Walsh is remembered in Gonzaga as a competitive swimmer who really found his niche when he took up water polo. He was a key member of the Half Moon Water Polo team that won the Irish Cup this season.  A fast swimmer who can turn the biggest and best of opponents, he seems destined to play on our national team. While studying law in Paris he was a brilliant player for his university. A lawyer to watch.
  • In our last issue, the story of Colaiste Iognaid’s building travails sounded a warning note about the builders, Cordil. Not surprisingly they went into liquidation last week: bad news for the college, which faces more delays.
  • Michael Paul Gallagher SJ will speak on The Cinderella Story of the Imagination, at 10.30 a.m. on Saturday, 25 June in the Avila Carmelite Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin. His is the first session in a conference entitled The Baptised Imagination, run by the Irish Art/Faith Forum. Details from sorcha3@gmail.com

FR PROVINCIAL’S DIARY

11 June: Province Assembly

16-20 June: EOC meeting in Emmaus