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New Basketball Coach

Emer FoleyRathdown’s sports department is delighted to welcome Emer Foley as our new Head Basketball Coach.

Ms. Foley brings a wealth of experience as a PE teacher and basketball coach across primary, secondary and university levels. She joins Rathdown from Barry University in Florida, USA where she was Assistant Coach to the Women’s College Basketball Team and also led health and fitness classes for all students.

She has played international basketball for Ireland and gained basketball scholarships to study at both The University of Mississippi and Florida Southern College. For further details, please visit our sports news section.

Maher Classical Music Awards

Fr Frank Maher Classical Music Awards KA-1Rathdown music student Lucy McCabe (6th Year) this week joined John Wilson, principal conductor of the RTE Concert Orchestra, to announce details of the 2014 Fr Frank Maher Classical Music Awards.

Set up by Top Security 13 years ago, the prestigious awards are open to sixth year students of strings, woodwind, brass and piano, offering a top prize of a €3,000 bursary. For full details, visit our Music School website.

Rathdown Launches ‘The Hob’

The Hob 1Congratulations to Ali Higgins (6th Year) who won our competition to name Rathdown’s newly refurbished dining area, ’THE HOB’

The bright and colourful new space includes brand new food counters, additional recycling stations and regularly updated nutritional information. As part of the upgrade, our catering department has also introduced improved menus and new lunchtime meal deals with an emphasis on healthy eating, variety and choice.

For further details, visit the nutrition section of our website here.