Gaisce Burren Trip

The Transition year students completed a two day adventure journey in the Burren on the 21st and 22nd of March as part of their Gaisce Bronze award. The students climbed Mullaghmore, visited Fr Teds house for the Tea and walked the green road back to the Clare rock hostel on the friday night. On the Saturday we hiked up Meggagh hill to Caherconnell Ring fort and Poulnabrone Dolmen. It was a fun two days with the students hiking 30km in total.

Camogie Junior Munster Champions

Congratualtions to our Junior Comogie team who recently won the Munster title in a fantastic final played against Castletroy College.

A large crowd attended the match at Whitegate GAA pitch and were entertained with a very exciting and skillful Match.

It was a very close game for the first 20 minutes but Scariff started to dominate late in the first half.

Well done to all involved.  We are now looking forward to the Senior Munster fianl on the 20th March.

Buddy group

Our Transition year students are linking up with our first years as past of a buddy system put in place this year at Scariff Community College.

The students are pictured in the woodwork room having a make and do session as part of the Buddy Syatem.

It is proving to be very sucesssful and the students are enjoying the activities.


Games Room


Board Games in library

This year the TY students, along with the help of Ms. Purcell and Ms. Condren, set up a games room in the library for Junior Students, but senior students are also very welcome.

As part of doing Gaisce, the President’s Award, the TY students are helping to mentor first year students through a Buddy System. We realised that the board games would be a good way for the younger students to get to know each other.

Munster Finals ahead

We are very proud of our Hurling and Camogie teams that will represent us in Three munster finals.

In Camogie the Senior girls and Junior girls are into the Munster final, the Junior final is on at Whitegate GAA pitch on Tuesday the 4th March at 1.00pm. The Senior Camogie final is set for the 20th of March Venue to be confirmed.

Our senior boys are also into the Munster final which is on the 15th of Feburary at Steaker Wallace GAA grounds near Kilmallock Conty Limerick. throw in is at 1.30pm.

Fundraising for the philippines

The students in Scariff Community College organised a number of fundraising events to collect money for the philippines storm fund.

Ms Rouine and the 2nd years deserve special mention for their efforts in raising €650 to help familys affected by the recent Typhoon.

The Cheque was presented to Amy Niland by the students.

Christmas at Scariff CC

Thursday the 19th of December was a busy festive day at Scariff Community College. A classroom Christmas decoration competion was held in the morning with student decorating their classrooms. At 1.00pm a Christmas fun run was held with teachers and students getting into the festive spirit, best fancy dress prize went to Sean O Rourke who dressed up as a box of chocolates and managed to finish the run in the outfit.

Interschools Show Jumping

Interschools horseriding

 Great start to our season and reignited interest in show jumping within the school  .

As you can see from the photos all girls were turned out beautifully in their uniforms and were a pleasure to have on any team . There were 12 or 13 teans in total from the Limerick and Clare areas. 5 Qualified for the speed round. Very exciting jump off unfortunately with the last jump down our team did not take home the red rosette but were delighted to accept third prize on behalf of SCC . Next round is in January.

Scariff Excels in National League Tables

Scariff Community College scores very high on the transfer rate to 3rd level colleges in the Natrional league tables as published in the Irish independent on tuesday the 26th of November 2013, with a transfer rate of 95%.   We are proud of our excellent students who are now studying in Trinity, UCD, DCU, UCC,NUIG, UL,Athlone IT, Cork IT, Galway- Mayo IT, Limerick IT, IT Tralee and Waterford IT. Scariff Community College is ranked 5th highest ut of seventeen  2nd level schools in County Clare for Transfer to 3rd level.

1st Year Camogie Blitz

We are so proud of our 1st year girls - Winners of Camogie blitz last Friday in Ennis. Other teams in attendance included St. Anne's Killaloe, St. Joseph's Tulla, St. Flannan's, Colaiste Mhuire, Rice College (CBS), St. Caimin's Shannon and St. Pat's Shannon. Well done to all 24 girls and their mentors Ms. Kenneally & Ms. Lynch. The future of SCC camogie looks good!!


1st Year Hurling

Peter Casey County Clare Hurling development officer and past pupil Cathal Madden putting the 1st and 2nd years through their paces. The first year won 2-13 to 3-7 against St Flannan's in an epic game on the 16th of Decenber to reach the County A Semi final to be played in the New Year. Training is on every wednesday after school and the lads are really enjoying it. Cathal is studing FETAC sports and Leisure at Limerick senior college and is helping Peter out as part of his work experience.


Senior School Competition

Senior Boys cross country was held on the 29th of November on the running track and cross country circuit at Scariff Community College. Winners were Noah Mc Mahon followed closely by David Kiely and Michael Barrett.

Thank you to Ms Mortell and Mr Cooke for all the organising work. A large group took part and the students looking on gave great encouragement.

Cross Country

Thirty three brave students formed our cross country team for the Clare Cross Country Schools competition held in Lees Road, Ennis on 14th November. The day was fine, though windy at times and conditions under foot were surprisingly dry considering the rain that had fallen in the previous days.

Gaelic Football

Gaelic football has arrived in Scariff Community College.

This year has seen a great interest in the big ball in Scariff Community College. large crowds have turned out for the training and to view the spectacle.

Mr Conlon is doing great work with the students. 1st year girls girls recently played the 1st year boys in a challenge game.


Newgrange Art Trip

On the 14th of November Scariff Community College Art students went to newgrange monument in Co. Meath on an expedition. The students learned many new facts such as:

  • Newgrange was built in 3,200 BC
  • Nowth and Dowth are two mounds are situated nearby
  • it was built before the pyramids gyza

We then went into the mound and viewed the art inside and the signatures etc. on the wall.

It was a very educational day and a great day out.


Thousandaire comes to Scariff

On Friday, 15th November next, the hugely popular “Who wants to be a Thousandaire” comes to Scariff Community College Hall.  

This event, run in conjunction with Pallas Marketing Ltd., is being staged to raise funds for the I.T./computer facilities in the school.

Contestants are drawn from ticket sales and each contestant will play for €1000.  The show is fully computerised with ‘50/50’, ‘Ask the Audience’ and a video-linked ‘Phone a Friend’.

Who wants to be a thousandaire

Holy Island trip

Transition Year Pilgrimage to Holy Island

On the 4th of October the transition year class went for a pilgrimage to Holy Island with Fr.Donagh O’Meara, Mrs Condren Ger Madden and Patricia Long.  When we arrived local historian Ger Madden brought us out to Holy Island on his boat.

When we got to the island we blessed ourselves with holy water and said a short prayer which was the first of five the idea of the trip was to stop at significant parts of the island and say different prayers .

holy island

O Connors bakery LCVP

On the 14th of October 2013, the 5th year students from Scariff Community College completing their Leaving certificate vocational program (LCVP) students visited O' Connors Bakery. It was a very informative and enjoyable day out.

They were given a tour of the bakery and sampled their products in the staff canteen afterwards.




Tidy Towns


We at Scariff Community College are very fortunate to have Ms Aine Purcell  the  Chairperson of Ennis Tidy Towns teaching in our school. Ms Purcell is also the Green school coordinator for Scariff Community College.

Ennis tidy town recently won the gold award in the National tidy towns competition.

Ms Purcell  visited the Leaving certificate applied class to discuss the importance of community and  getting involved. The trophy that Ennis received was on display and the students were very impressed with its design


Tidy towns

Orienteering 2013

On the 17th of September Scariff Community College went on an orienteering trip in to Doneraile, Co. Cork.  The trip was for all students interested in learning about orienteering. Thirty four students from 1st to 5th year took part and we all enjoyed the day thoroughly. We learned the basics of map reading, identifying features on the map.