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Welcome!!!!!!! Hello and welcome to this issue of Any Craic? A lot has happened since the last time we published with the new Pope Francis (whose election came as a surprise for everyone, considering he’s a Jesuit), both rugby teams being knocked out of respective cups and the antics of Seachtain na Gaeilge. However, not much has changed here at all with Ms Scully still lording over us like the Ceann Comhairle in the Dáil, shouting at people to shut up and trying to make sense of some confusing opinions. This issue is packed with great articles including a hilarious comic strip related to horse meat from Luke Maloney, season reviews for both Cup teams, the sublime interview from SCT captain Brian Hayden and much, much more. The College’s new astro turf pitches appear to be coming together more and more every day. With them expected to be finished on time, I’m sure laughs a-plenty will be had on them. Whether it be in PE or in hockey training first-rate fun will be had by all I’m assured. Well that’s really it from me for this issue. Get stuck in to the magazine and until next time, keep having that bit of banter with the lads or girls. Oisín Ó Cuill 


Any Craic? What’s in this issue? Get all the latest news on rugby and hockey from Ben Howlett, Ciara Morris, Con Creedon and Médb Mugan-Lavin. Hear all the latest scandals and celebrity news and gossip with Rebecca Troy. Our agony aunt, Kate Hyland, gives advice on what to do in tricky spots. Don’t embarrass yourself or Evan Foley will have it in his Oops column. Rory O’Connor tells the wacky and weirdest stories of the month which will make you roll on the floor laughing. For those in to fashion Nicole Naughton covers all the latest trends and styles. Caeleen Richardson tells us what to do in our astronomy section. Funny man Luke Maloney returns with another one of his hilarious comic strips. Sarah Caffrey gives us her best make up tips this week. Want to challenge your mind? Corina Coughlan has you covered with her quiz this issue. A review from our reporter Olivia Daly comes next. An utterly fascinating read to be had here. Our competition this issue comes from none other than Nicholas Kennedy. Ads this issue selected by Robyn Aitken. Cover designed by Daragh Lawlor. Oisin Freeney gives his view on the world with this issue’s feature article on the Pope.


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Everyone loves gossip and this issue I have some real scandal. So read on to find out who is doing what .You heard it here first!

Taylor throws fan mail into a bin Ok, so at the moment our friend Taylor Swift has been in the public eye a LOT lately, but she has found herself in a lot of trouble as hundreds of her fan mail were found unopened in a bin .Many fans are very upset and I hope Taylor will soon give us a good excuse! Justin Beiber wears a gas mask, a very interesting choice, do I need to say more. The model Miranda Kerr was in a on Monday and has to wear a neck is on the mend

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Junior Cup 2013 The cup kicked off for Newbridge vs. Wesley College. Unlucky for the Wesley side Newbridge came out to win 48:0. There was some brilliant tries from the Newbridge side while Wesley could never get in. Newbridge then drew St Gerard's in the quarter final. St Gerard's had previously beaten Roscrea 18:12. This was a very tight match and both sides never let in and the final score was 8:8. After this draw there had to be a replay. The replay was held in Donnybrook Stadium. As the day came both teams were determined to get through to the semi-finals. It was a very tight match with both teams only scoring one try each and unfortunate for Newbridge Gerard's were lucky to convert the try which gave them a victory of 7:5. As Newbridge are now knocked out, there was only four teams left which were St. Gerard’s, Blackrock, St. Michael’s and Belvedere. In the next round Gerard's drew Belvedere and Michael's drew Blackrock. Blackrock defeated Michael's 20:3 and Belvedere gave Gerard's a huge defeat with the score of 48:0. So now the only thing to come is the final which includes Blackrock vs. Belvedere. This is going to be a brilliant final with both teams having brilliant wins in the semi finals.

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Newbridge College vs. The Kings Hospital Left-wing Joe Darcy struck for two tries that ultimately sealed the fate of King's Hospital as Newbridge College won this Powerade Leinster Schools Cup first round tie at a windy and wet NUI Maynooth campus. His first try, in the 11th minute, saw Darcy just about made it into the left corner, full-back Chris Healy making up for an earlier missed penalty with a nice touchline conversion. Just as the second half started, Darcy flew outside one defender and inside another on a remarkable solo effort from his own 40m line to make it 12-0. King's Hospital struck back, a clever front-of-the-lineout move culminating in Austrian second row Tassilo Herberstein claiming a try in the right corner, but the Newbridge defence held out and won the match. Final score 12-5 Newbridge College vs. CBC Monkstown Lightning did strike twice through two-try Joe Darcy to see Newbridge become the first semi-finalist in the Powerade Leinster Schools Senior Cup at Donnybrook. It took the trickery and the light touch of outhalf Mark Sutton to turn back a battling Monkstown. CBC started with the right intent, centre Adam Swan coming hard on the inside shoulders to set up a series of rucks which drew a penalty. Scrum-half Ben Mahon split the posts. The pressure on CBC started to tell at the breakdown where they were slow to roll away. Fullback Chris Healy levelled it from a penalty. Monkstown responded well and Swan simply had too much pace for a stretched defence, slipping beyond wing Niall Delahunt's brave tackle to make it 8-3 in the 21st minute. The impressive work of Newbridge openside Oisin McKnight to snatch possession and the in-close handling of forwards Tom Brady and Brian Hayden threatened a strike back and they were only thwarted when Brady's short ball was put to ground with a two-man


overlap one pass away. But they struck quickly for three points one minute into the second half, Healy pounding one over from 40 metres. Flanker Matthew O'Conner held number eight Mark O'Mahony up in the tackle and Brady ripped the ball free for Sutton to trigger his passing game again. CBC was too quick to come up in defence. But Chris smashed his penalty against the left upright. CBC could not exit their half. The black and white were moving into position without having the clinical edge to make it count, twice being turned over five metres out. They just kept cool, closed down the ball for Healy to clutch on the bounce and Darcy to ground for an 11-8 lead in the 53rd minute. Monkstown needed an injection and it came from outhalf Cormac Cullinane, scything over half-way. They just couldn't protect the ball, Hugh O'Donnell trampling over bodies on a breakout. The chance to press looked to have gone. This time they showed the ingenuity, countering well to force a shot to goal for not releasing in the tackle. Mahon equalised from 22 metres. From here, Sutton was given the platform to take over the game, teasing CBC with his passing and running and he was inches from glory in the last minute, referee Dudley Phillips ruling he was held up over the line. It was a mere delay. From a scrum, they moved the ball sweetly along the line for Darcy to claim his second try.

Newbridge College vs. St Michaels Defending champions St Michael’s marched into their third final in four years, setting up a repeat of the 2006 decider. This St Michael’s team is an immense attacking force, gliding away in the opening strides of this game, their talent immediately evident. They looked unstoppable in attack as outhalf Ross Byrne marshalled his troops


well. Mikey O'Hare galloped away for the opening try on seven minutes due to silky hands from Byrne. A flowing attack ended with tighthead prop Denis Coulson slipping a nice pass out for his right winger. Byrne nailed the conversion, and while Newbridge fullback Chris Healy hit back with a penalty. The Irish schools number 10 Byrne directs traffic relentlessly forward, always using time well and picking the right pass to cause the overlap. Their second try came on the 26 minute, scrum half Nick McCarthy feinted to go wide before leaping over near the ruck. Newbridge have been excellent in the cup so far; littered with skilful, albeit lightweight, footballers. Centre Jake Howlett's electric, steppy 50- metre break before half-time kept them in the game. They went to their maul, understandably welldrilled by Aaron Dundon, and prop Jonathan Phelan eventually flopped over the left corner. Healy got the touchline conversion to make it 14-10. But the anvil fell three minutes into the second half as Byrne stepped over for the third try. Ed Wynne's late try, after Matthew Gilsenan was sin-binned and Robbie Mullan's conversion gave Michael’s something to sweat about. But St Michael’s had done enough Newbridge fought valiantly and with 12 players eligible for the tournament next year, keep an eye out for them.

By Olivia Daly Title: “Finding Nemo” Director: Andrew Stanton Starring: Albert Brooks, Ellen Degeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garret, Allison Janney, Austin Pendleton, Stephen Root, Vicki Lewis. Studio: Disney Pixar


Release Date: May 30th, 2003. Plot Summary: A clown fish named Marlin who lives in the Great Barrier Reef loses his son Nemo because he ventures into the open sea, despite his father's constant warnings about the ocean's many dangers. Marlin sets out to find his son and has plenty of mishaps and adventures along the way. Review: There is no great mystery about what the Disney formula is: a big budget, scintillating animation and a narrative that is primarily aimed at kids but has features that are designed to appeal to all ages. “Finding Nemo” is no exception to the rule. I watched it for the first time when I was six and I saw it from the perspective of the simple plot and the colourful animation. I watched it again recently and saw a whole new meaning in it. The plot moves at a cracking pace and is full of comedy, surprises and adventure. Much of the humour in the movie is over the heads of the kids which is the main target audience. Disney always ensure that their screenwriters recognize that the parents of the children who their films are aimed at will most probably be watching their movies as well and they make sure that they too will be entertained. It is very easy to see how ninety four million dollars was spent on this movie. The animation is amazingly high tech and the voiceovers are done by excellent actors who inject humour and tension into the film. Filled with action and adventure, “Finding Nemo” is a fantastic film for all the family.

Pope Francis Pope Francis was elected on the 13th of March 2013. Pope benedict XVI officially retired on the 28th of February 2013making him the pope to retire before his death in nearly 600 years. The cardinals decided for Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergolio [Pope Francis] to be the new pope. Since pope Francis is from Argentina this makes him the first Latin American pope and the first Non-European in modern times you might have


realised that pope Francis does not have a numeral after his name like john Paul II or pope benedict XVI this is because he is the first pope Francis ever. He chose the name Francis in honour of St. Francis Assisi, an admirer of nature and a servant to the poor, his name even tells us a lot about him. In many ways pope Francis is just a normal person, he takes public transport instead of private limousines. He also chose to live in an apartment instead of the archbishop’s palace. The new pope seems like he means business. But the only problem is that he is already seventy six so he might not have very long in this position.

Astronomy Welcome to the Astronomy section! Want to discover the future? Maybe find out your lucky colour for a date? Uncover a friend’s bad qualities? We have it all! Aries: 21th of March- 20th of April. You’re an active person who enjoys snatching the role of the leader and pulling through for others. The urge for independence runs strongly within you, along with a streak of assertiveness. Even so, you can be impatient, aggressive and naïve! You’ll often get along with people who are born into the star sign of Aquarius, Libra and Gemini. Your best crush matches are Sagittarius and Leo! Your lucky colours are red, and scarlet. The best cologne/perfume for you to apply is cedar or frankincense, as well as musk. My tip for you is to be careful who you tell your secrets to; they may be a wolf in sheep’s skin.

Taurus: 21st of April- 21st of May. You’re a dependable person who prefers to be down to earth, if you get what I’m saying. Determination is another strong point of yours that others admire as well as want. Even so, you can be possessive and stubborn!


You’ll often get along with people born into the star sign of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. Your best crush matches are Virgo and Capricorn! Your lucky colours are green, orange, and violet. The best cologne/perfume for you should be made out of roses and patchoulis. My tip for you is to let allow others to input ideas of their own instead of you making all of the decisions.

Gemini: 22nd of May- 21st of June. You’re a flexible person, who enjoys being the centre of attention, making you the sociable diva! You are also one of the best to adapt and dive into new things. Even so, you can be superficial and often changeable! People born into the star signs of Aquarius and Libra are easy to get along with for you. Your best crush matches are Sagittarius, Leo and Aries! Your lucky colours are yellow and orange. Wear perfumes/colognes made from lavender, sandalwood and almond. My tip for you is to be yourself and even though others may try and change you, stay the same person you went in as.

Cancer: 22st of June- 22st of July. You are one of those people who think and care of others more than themselves. You’re a gently soul who enjoys helping as much as they can. Even so, you can be defensive and have lots of mood swings, making you over emotional! Your best friendship matches are people born into the star signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Your best crush matches are Scorpio and Pisces! Blue and amber are your lucky colours. Attain colognes/perfumes made of roses, jasmines and sandalwood. My tip for you is to try not be so defensive all of the time, if it’s a friend or a family member, don’t immediately diss what they are trying to tell you.

Leo: 23rd of July- 22nd of August. You’re generous, caring and open. People love to talk to you because of these qualities! Even so, you’re naturally a bossy person who likes things done their way with an “It’s my way or the highway” attitude. You often get along with people born into the star signs of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Your best crush matches of Sagittarius and Aries! Your lucky colours are gold and orange. Get yourself a bottle of perfume/cologne made from frankincense, sandalwood and musk. My tip for you is let others take charge and take a step back! Also, it’s okay to be open, just don’t be to open about your feelings towards others otherwise it might become like fire and spread!


Virgo: 23rd of August- 22nd of September. You are intelligent, and hard-working. You always want to help and will always lend a hand to someone in need. Even so, you are a critical person who needs things done in order and perfect. You often get along with people born into the star signs of Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio. Your best crush matches are Taurus and Capricorn! Your lucky colours are yellow and green. Perfumes/colognes containing lavender, fennel and patchouli bring you luck! My tip for you is to “chill out” take a deep breath and see that not everyone is perfect and neither are you.

Libra: 23rd of September- 23rd of October. If someone was to describe you, odds are they would say that you’re a fair person. You believe in equality between everything and one. You are also seen as a kind person as well as artistic. Even so, you have the tendency to be Unsure in small things, such as maybe that dress you’ve recently bought or that homework you finished yesterday. You often get along with people born into the star sign of Aries, Sagittarius and Leo. You’re best crush matches are Gemini and Aquarius! Your lucky colours are green, pink and violet. Try get a perfume/cologne that has thyme and roses in it. My advice for you is to believe and have faith in yourself. Chances are, you’re gonna be just peachy!

Scorpio: 24th of October- 23rd of November. Passionate, resourceful, focused. In three words, that is how I would describe you! Once you’ve found something you enjoy, you’ll stick with it till the end. Others turn to you when asking for a pen since you’ve already thought ahead and packed six! Even so, you have the tendency to be possessive and annoying. Sorry, but that’s the only way I can put it. Curiosity sometimes gets the better of you, ending you up in trouble. People born into the star sign of Capricorn, Virgo and Taurus you often get along with the most. Your best crush matches are Cancer and Pisces. Your lucky colour is turquoise and red. Perfumes/colognes containing clove, pine and rosemary often bring out the best in you and the day. My tip for you is that when someone doesn’t want to talk about something. Leave them alone. Some of the time it’s better to walk away and wait for them to talk to you.

Sagittarius: 24th of November- 21st of December. You’re optimistic and enthusiastic. You love a good adventure! Friends turn to you for a good time and a great laugh. Even so, you’re outspoken and irresponsible. You’re normally not trusted with items of value because of your tendency to either lose them or break them. Sorry, but it’s the truth. People born into the star sign of Gemini, Aquarius and Libra often make the best friends for you. Your best crush matches are Aries and Leo. Your lucky colours are blue and violet. Try get a perfume/cologne with clove, cedar wood, and nutmeg.


My tip for you is to watch your mouth. Think before you speak. It saved me so it’ll save you!

Capricorn: 22nd of December-20th of January. You’re an organized person who is careful of what they say and do. Some say being wise comes with age, fortunately for Capricorns they’re born with the ability to make good decisions. Discipline is strong with your spirit. Even so, you like to keep yourself to yourself and nobody else. You are often told you’re very sarcastic which is true. Instead of yelling you show your emotions through the way you speak. People born into the star sign of Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio you often get along with. Your best crush matches are Taurus and Virgo. Your lucky colours are indigo, blue and violet. Perfumes/colognes scented with lavender, cypress and frankincense help you make every day bright.

Aquarius: 21st of January-19th of February. You’re independent and very original. You are the person people look for whenever they need a cheering up! Intelligence is present in you as well as being inventive, whether it’s in art class or in clothing chose. Even so, you often close yourself off from others and prefer to be alone. Whenever you have an opinion you want everyone to know and agree with it. You often get along with people who are born into the star sign of Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Your best crush matches are Gemini and Libra. You’re lucky colours are the rainbow shades, but mostly violet. Try wearing perfumes/colognes made from fennel, frankincense, and pine. My advice to you is try being yourself more, and open up to others around you. You don’t have to hide from your friends, just be yourself and even if they do leave you, they weren’t really your friends in the first place.

Pisces: 20th of February- 20th of March. You’re artistic and very persuasive. You can get your friends to do almost anything! You’re also very sweet and whenever someone’s crying you’ll be the first one to be there beside them, comforting them. Even so, you at times can self-pity yourself, and are an absolute air-head! No other way to put it, sorry. People born into the star signs of Virgo, Taurus and Capricorn often make the best friends. Your best crush matches are Cancer and Scorpio. You’re lucky colours are white and crimson. Eucalyptus, jasmine and nutmeg are the best for you in a perfume/cologne, they help you concentrate longer. My tip for you is to stop pretending to be stupid, and express your inner artist! Keep your sweetness and make sure it doesn’t turn sour!


Q1) who is the captain of the Irish rugby team? A) Robbie Keane B) Jamie Heaslip C) Brian O’Driscoll

Q2) who did Taylor Swift go out with recently? A) Harry Styles B) Taylor Lautner C) Robbie Williams

Q3) which celeb fainted on stage and was 2 hours late their concert? A) Ed Sheeran B) Maroon 5 C) Justin Bieber

Q4) who won the super bowl this year? _______________


Q5) where were the Olympics held? A) London B) Dublin C) New York

Q6) what is the capital of Columbia? A) Bogota B) Havana C) Paris

Q7) how many minutes are in an international rugby match? _______________________

Q8) what nationality is the new pope? ______________________

Q9) who won the golden globe for best supporting actress 2013? A) Sally Field B) Anne Hathaway C) Emily Blunt


Q10) what are the Newbridge college colours? A) black and white B) Black and grey C) Green and white

If you got 10/10 to 7/10 well done

If you got 6/10 to 4/10 you could improve

If you got less than the above!!!! You really need to improve!


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