past student from colaiste chiarain

To represent ones country in any sport is a wonderful honour and a tremendous personal achievement. Competing at the highest level requires commitment, dedication, discipline, sacrifice and a lot of hard work.

Coláiste Chiaráin is extremely proud of our students both past and present who have at some stage in their sporting career represented Ireland across a wide variety of sports.

Alexander Pedreschi

He took part in the WAKO Junior World Championships in Serbia 2010.

Alex won the CIMAC World Cup,London, in the Adult category and took a bronze medal in the Junior, in July 2011.

Alex representedIrelandat the WAKO European Championships inItalyin 2011



Barry Watkins

Discipline – K1 Sprint 500m & 1000m


Finished seventh in the 500 metres and 13th in the 1,000 metres, which is an Olympic event for men in London. He successfully came through his heats and was third fastest in the semi-finals. This was the second time ever that an Irish K1 canoeist qualified for an A final at a top level international event.


David Matthews

Discipline – 800m Track.

David Matthews is one ofIreland’s most successful middle distance athletes. He representedIrelandin theAtlanta(1996) andSydney(2000) Olympic Games. David also competed in 7 World Championships and European Championships.


David McCarthy

Discipline – 400m

Irish medal-winning sprinter who specialized in the 400 metres and began racing over 800 metres in 2007.

He finished seventh at the 2002 World Junior Championships inKingstonand fifth at the 2003 IAAF World Indoor Championships inBirmingham. He won the bronze medal in 4 x 400 metres relay at the 2004 World Indoor Championships



Emma Byrne

Discipline – Soccer

FA Women's Premier League National Division: 9

FA Women's Cup: 7

Women's League Cup: 4

UEFA Women's Cup: 1

RepublicofIreland's number one ‘keeper with over 80 senior caps in 16 years.


Eoin Rheineisch

Discipline – K1 Slalom

Irish Olympian

World Cup Gold Medalist - LaSeu D'Urgell,Spain.

7 Time World Cup Finalist

World Ranked 8th - 2006

6th PlaceEuropean Championships 2007.Liptovsky Mikulas,Slovakia.

4th PlaceBeijingOlympic Games 2008.

9th Place World Championships 2009 - LaSeu D'Urgell,Spain.


Erin Bracken

Discipline – Baskerball

2008 - U-16DublinClub Cup Champions

2009 - Selected forLeinsterand played in Interprovincial Cup

2010 - Captained school team to becomeDublinLeagueSchool’s Champions

2011 -Selected for the U-16 Irish Team in the European Championships and has been capped 12 times.


Ivan Clancy

Discipline – Gaelic Football

Represented Kildare at all underage levels U14 to U21 (1996-2003)

IrelandU17 International Rules Team 1999 & 2000

Man of the Match award Minor Final 1999

Coláiste Chiaráin Sports Personality of the Year 2000

RCSI Gaelic Football Team Player of the Year 2006


Jenny Egan

Discipline – K1 Sprint 500m & 5000m

Jenny Egan set a new national record and took 14th overall in the K1 500 metres at the European Canoe Sprint Championships inBelgradein June 2011. Egan’s time in the heat of one minute 55.9 seconds was a personal best and qualified her for the semi-finals, where she finished eighth.

Won a silver medal in the K1 (racing kayak) 5,000 metre (non Olympic distance) event at the World Cup Kayak Sprint regatta

Jenny Egan became the first canoeist to be awarded The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council 'Sportswoman of the Month' award in May 2011.


Philip Duffy



Currently a member of the National youth development squad.

Irish National Senior open title in 100 b/f

Selected to representIrelandat the European Junior Championships 6th-10th July


Leinstersenior schools title in 100b/f & 200im (senior age group).

Irish senior schools title in 100b/f & 200im (senior age group).

Irish senior schools record in 100b/f in a time of 56.90.

RepresentedIrelandat the international schools meet.

2nd in the 200im & 200b/s.

Irish national team Junior Record in 4x100 Medley Relay relay.

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