Rugby Report 2013

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THE RUGBY REPORT It has been a long hard season but one of our most successful for some time, suffering only one defeat – an agonising last minute penalty kick at the hands of a very strong Wesley side.  With the increased number of children in the school this year we have been fortunate to have had a healthy sized bunch to choose from. With good numbers on top game each day and a relitively good spell of weather, the squad developed very nicely as the term progressed.  Fitness levels were poor at the start of term so quite a…

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My Week. Dermot Dix in the Sunday Times

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Sunday Times, 8th December 2013 My Week Dermot Dix World- class school is Headfort and shoulders above the rest SCHOOL ROCKS My wife Chandana and I have contrasting commutes. She has a one-hour drive to NUI Maynooth, where she is a lecturer in Anthropology. My day starts with a five-minute walk past ancient trees, birdsong all around, to the school where I am Headmaster. I am still, ten years on, a little surprised to be in this job – it is not what I imagined when I arrived here in 1971 as an 8-year-old Dublin kid, enthralled by the woods…

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Meath League Hockey

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The girls’ hockey team has got off to a great start in their first season competing in the Meath League (rather a mis-nomer, since it contains teams from Counties Cavan, Louth and Dublin as well as Meath). Their first match was at home to Loreto Navan, a team captained by last year’s Headfort captain Annie Kavanagh. The prospect of playing against Annie struck a degree of fear into our girls’ hearts, but in the event Annie’s valiant efforts were not enough to stop our girls coming up trumps – three good goals were scored, one each by Alejandra, Hannah A…

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