St Brigid's College, Loughrea



History of Hurling at School
In 1932, vocational education was first introduced to Loughrea under the guidance of County Galway Vocational Education Committee with the renting of two rooms at the Temperance Hall in Loughrea.

In 1958, a new school dedicated to St.Brigid was opened in Abbey Street by the then Minister for Education, Mr.Jack Lynch, while the present school at Mount Pleasant was opened in 1983.

The game of hurling is prominent in the school. St.Brigid’s have had great success throughout many years on the hurling field with the school among the top hurling playing schools in the country.

St.Brigid’s won its first Connacht Vocational Senior hurling championship in 1965 and since then have been successful in a further seventeen Connacht finals while also winning a record nine All-Ireland Vocational School’s Senior titles. The school has also won ten Ryan Cups- Connacht Post Primary School’s Senior titles.

At junior level, twelve Connacht titles have been annexed with the school winning five All-Ireland junior titles in 1994, 1997, 1999, 2006 and 2011.

2011 was a special and historic year for hurling at St.Brigid’s with the school winning both the Senior and Junior All-Ireland titles thus becoming the first school to achieve this unique double in the one year.

St. Brigid's College welcoming home Liam McCarthy

What a truly unique moment at St Brigid's College Loughrea on Friday 8th September, when the Pupils & Staff welcomed home their All Ireland Winning Players and Teachers who were part of that historic day in Croke Park last Sunday 3rd September.

Liam McCarthy visits....

Picture below are past and present students from St Brigid’s College Loughrea who were members of the All Ireland winning Galway Senior and Minor Hurling teams and management plus students who were members of the All Ireland winning Galway Camogie Minor and U16 teams on their homecoming visit to the school last Friday.

Back Row: L to R: Sean Connolly(Principal), Donal Mannion, Dylan Shaughnessy, Brendan Lynch, Jeffery Lynskey,Cyril Donnellan, James Skehill, Joseph Cooney,Johnny Coen, Eanna Burke, Davy Glennon, Jason Flynn.

Middle Row: L to R: Ben Moran, Conor Molloy, David Burke, Ronan Glennon, Michael Donoghue, Francis Forde.

Front Row: L to R: Joanne Daly, Tegan Canning, Aoife Brennan, Claire Blake, Caoimhe Garvey, Shannen Ridge and Sarah Healy.

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Lough Rea Hotel & Spa kindly sponsor a set of Jersey's for St. Brigid's College

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Pictured above is Stephen Molloy (Student, St. Brigid's College), Mrs. Una McDonagh (Lough Rea Hotel & Spa), Mr. David Burke (Teacher & Hurling Manager, St. Brigid's College), Colin Curley (Student, St. Brigid's College) & Mr. Martin Kilkelly (Lough Rea Hotel & Spa).


St Brigid’s College Loughrea Connacht Senior A Hurling Champions 2017

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Back row: L to R: David Monaghan,Edward Kiely, Conor Flanagan, Conor Dempsey, Jason Niland, Gary Connolly, Sean Callanan, Anthony Burns, Ben Burke, Ben Moran, Eoin Gaffney, Conor Delaney, Karl Daniels, Conor Haverty ,Cathal Watkins, Vinny Kenny, Dara Cormician, Cian Mahoney, David Burke and Martin Raftery.

Front row: L to R: Sean Connolly, Johnny Coen, Ronnie Galvin, Evan Ryan, Dylan Shaughnessy, Sean Fallon, Conor Molloy, Damien McGlynn, Brendan Lynch, Ronan Glennon, Donal Mannion, Stephen Molloy(Captain),Jason Nevin, Colin Curley, Keane Holloway, Niall Horan, Martin Coen, Dylan Towolawi and Peter Martin


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Pictured above are students of St Brigid’s Loughrea ,with their members of the teaching staff on a recent visit to the school following their All Ireland minor hurling victory over Tipperary last week.

Front row: L to R: Jack Kenny, Dean Earls, Darragh Gilligan, Fintan Burke.

Back row: L to R: David Burke, Sean Connolly(Principal), Martin Raftery, Shane O Brien, Ciaran Connor, Michael Lynch, Jeffery Lynskey(Manager),Niall Canavan and Johnny Coen.

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Out TY rugby 7’s team got to the TUS cup semi-final yesterday after beating Summerhill Sligo 25-0 and Rochfordbridge 20-15, unfortunately they lost narrowly to Newbridge College in the semi-final. Well done lads.
All of our first year students visited Petersburg Outdoor Adventure Centre this week for team bonding and outdoor education.
Well done to our junior girls volleyball squad who qualified for the All-Ireland Finals next week in UL beating Eureka College, Kells and Cross and Passion College, Kildare.
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