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SPC Tour of Ireland – Day 6 – Cobh & Blarney

A breakfast fit for kings – after three days of cereal and toast, to be availed of a buffet where they were spoilt for choice left many boys thinking they had died and gone to heaven! Our first destination was the Port of Cobh where we visited the Cobh Heritage Centre. Students were each provided…

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Blue skies and sunshine streamed over the city this morning. The River Liffey glistened and light bounced off the grey buildings of Dublin as we left the city on our way to Waterford. Hometown of our school’s founding father, Blessed Edmund, the trip to Waterford gave us a chance to see some of Ireland’s beautiful…

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SPC Tour of Ireland – Day 5 – Waterford and Cork

Today our plan of attack was to divide and conquer. This morning we split into two groups, one going to the Kilmainham Gaol and the other to the Little Museum of Dublin. Both were exposed to the history of Dublin from very different perspectives. One on the social impact and crime which arose from the…

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SPC Tour of Ireland – Day 3

Despite the drizzle, our guides Paddy and Michael set off at cracking pace to lead our walking tour of all things Dublin. The highlight was clearly the Millennium Spire and Dublin Castle. The boys were fascinated to hear the history of the 1916 Easter uprising and the struggles the Irish people faced in their fight…

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SPC Tour of Ireland – Days 1 & 2 After traveling for 30 hours the boys fully embraced the Dublin experience today.

After traveling for 30 hours the boys fully embraced the Dublin experience today. The shock of 10 degrees and a brisk wind was mostly welcomed after being cooped up in cabins for so long. Following our check in at Jacob’s Inn, the boys embarked on a walk past Trinity to Grafton St. Armed with their…

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Head of the Lake this Sunday – Support our Crews!

One of the major highlights on the College events calendar will take place on Sunday morning when our crews compete in the annual Head of the Lake. Excitement is building as our crews have enjoyed a fine preparation and have found strong form in all lead up races. Our passionate Year 12 boat race spit…

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Christian Ryan launches new boat

The College was delighted to welcome back former College Captain and Olympic silver medallist Christian Ryan (SPC 1992-95) to be guest speaker at our annual Boat Race Assembly and to officially launch our new racer boat named in his honour. Christian, a two-time Head of the Lake winner in 1994 and 95, shed tears in…

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SPC Ballarat Rowing Club News – November 29, 2016

SPC Ballarat Rowing Club -“ Newsletter 29/11/16 Rowing Leadership Group It is with great pleasure that, following interviews for positions of student leadership in our rowing program, Headmaster Mr. John Crowley has endorsed the below recommendations for the establishment of a rowing leadership team. Please join us in congratulating the following outstanding young men who…

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Urgent information for SPC Rowing Club members

Details about upcoming regatta and training changes Dear Parents, Guardians, Coaches, Athletes and Friends of the St Patrick’s College Rowing Club, Due to changes in the administration of the club within the school the following changes have been made to upcoming events.- – MELBOURNE HEAD REGATTA – Saturday 19th November Rowers in the Senior 1sts,…

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Rowing Report – October 6, 2016

– The rowing season has begun and despite the bad weather we are excited with the potential on offer- for another successful season. We have had an unprecedented number of Year 8 boys apply for the Junior Rowing Program. So many in fact we may have to limit the entries. We can cater for a…

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