The St Eunan’s College team are hoping it all adds up again when they take part in the All Ireland Team Mathematics this weekend.
On Saturday the College will travel to NUI Maynooth to compete against the top 20 schools in the All –Ireland Final.
The College’s proud record continued again this year completing 5 in a row from 2013 to 2017 and indeed over the last 10 years starting with Colm Mc Cormick, Patrick Clear, Luke Kelly and Mark Mc Gowan in 2007 (winners All Ireland silver medal).
St. Eunan’s have represented the county on 8 occasions in the All-Ireland Finals.
The students who will represent the College in NUI Maynooth this year are Patrick Curran (Captain), Sean Halvey, Donal Farren and Zaid Muhammad and with former county All-Ireland footballer Mr. Colm Mc Fadden they are well tutored. The St. Eunan’s College bronze medal winners were Conor Temple, Eunan Henry, Anthony Horgan (Captain) and Patrick Dorrian.
Over the years St Eunan’s College have enjoyed some gerat experiences on the road to All-Ireland Finals.
On one occasion the team that won in 2009 Eamon Doherty, Ross Harvey, Conor Nolan and Paul Mc Carron became the 1st competitive team from St. Eunan’s College to fly to Cork airport and compete in the All Ireland in Cork University.
Over the years since the winning team 1999 of Paul Elliot, Hugh Harkin, Jamie Gallagher and Aodh Sweeney, the College have competed in Cork University, University of Limerick, NUI Galway, Trinity College, UCD and presently rank as one of the best Colleges in Ireland at this level.
In the Donegal Final competing against 30 teams from all over the county St. Eunan’s College won 1st place and Royal and Prior, Raphoe 2nd and 3rd St. Eunan’s College and St. Columba’s College, Stranorlar.
This is a competition for Higher Level Mathematic students.
It involves questions set on the Leaving Certificate Curriculum with the emphasis on problem solving from general Algebra, Calculus to Probability.
There are 6 rounds of 2 questions in each round with a time limit of 6 minute for each round. Then in round 7 and Round 8 there are 4 questions in each round with still only 6 minutes to complete in each round.