At First Glance
Abbey Community College is a co-educational secondary school lying on the border of counties Kilkenny and Waterford. It was established in the year 2000 by County Kilkenny VEC and is under the joint trusteeship of Kilkenny/Carlow ETB and the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Mary Ferrybank. It currently has an enrolment of 789 students and aims to provide each student with a learning environment in which they can achieve the highest academic standards, personal growth and social fulfillment. It has proudly taken as its motto on its tenth anniversary "Together Towards Excellence"
Leinster Final Victory for the Abbey
Saturday, 24th January was a great day in the annals of Abbey Community College. Abbey Senior Camogie Team won the Leinster Final defeating St. Josephs, Rochford Bridge, in Fenagh Co. Carlow. by 4 goals 6 points to 3 goals and 5 points.
On the day, the Abbey team were the underdogs but they fought hard from the start. By half time they were up by two points largely due to two brilliant goals scored by Iona Heffernan and Anne Marie O’Neill.
The beginning of the second half saw a huge onslaught by St. Joseph’s who led by 6 points at one stage. The Abbey’s luck took a turn for the better with the goal scored by Anne Marie O’Neill who really lifted the spirits of the Abbey team. Hannah Irish came in as sub and thrilled the team by scoring a goal.
Other scorers on day were Shannon Doyle and Danielle Dempsey with Niamh Aherne scoring the final point.
For an outstanding performance throughout the game, the honour has to go to Tara Lacey. Without her brilliant defence the story might not have been so happy. Iona Heffernan at midfield and Orla Phelan forward also playing superbly.Sheer determination and passion from the entire team especially in the last ten minutes carried the day. Congratulations to the girls and of course to their dedicated coaches Mr. Keane and Ms. Cody.