Commonwealth Games

Former pupils of St Aloysius College in Glasgow were among the performers at the official Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Old Aloysians Michael Scanlon and Andrew Kearney from the Class of 2012 sang in front of the world as part of the National Youth Choir of Scotland in the event at Celtic Park.Members of the St Aloysius community had also been involved as bearers of the Queen’s Baton as it concluded its journey to the Games in Scotland. Elizabeth Sturrock, the...
The bells of St Aloysius Church in Glasgow have been rung for the first time in almost 50 years. The extraordinary campanological event was to mark the opening of the Commonwealth Games in the city. All of the churches in Glasgow had been asked to ring their bells at 2014hrs (8.14pm) on Wednesday 22 July to mark the opening of the ‘Friendly’ Games.  “This was a challenge for us as our bells were last rung in the 1960s,” says parish priest Fr Tim Curtis SJ. “...
St Aloysius Church in Glasgow is preparing to welcome an influx of visitors and worshippers during the Commonwealth Games. It is laying on extra tours of the 100-year-old Jesuit church and has limited the times of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at weekends.The Commonwealth Games get underway this evening until 3 August, and tens of thousands are expected to attend events. St Aloysius Church on Rose Street in the Garnethill area of the city is in prime position for athletes and supporters...
The Queen has awarded a CBE to Old Aloysian and former Chair of Governors of St Aloysius College in Glasgow, Dr Frank Dunn. As the city prepares to host the Commonwealth Games next month, Dr Dunn is among a group of medical professionals who have organised a major conference on sports medicine, which will take place at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow tomorrow and Friday. Dr Dunn, who is the President of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians in Glasgow,...
Sporting Glasgow pupils have taken part in St Aloysius’ College's annual Inter-House Hockey Competition at the Glasgow Green Hockey Centre. They then went on to complete part of their Commonwealth Dribble Challenge with three of Scotland’s National Hockey stars.In the competition at Scotland's home of hockey, Gonzaga House won the P7 Competition whilst Loyola were victorious in Primary 6. Emma Keily of P7G and Madeleine Kelly of P6L picked up the trophies for their...
“What’s a baton, then?” asked a small boy standing in front of the Jesuit priest in the crowd in southern Guyana. He was one of the many primary school students who’d gathered, with their teachers and parents, at the airstrip in Aishalton. They waved their flags as a number of Commonwealth delegates alighted from two small aircraft. One of them carried the much-travelled Commonwealth, Queen’s Baton which was swiftly handed to one of the young students who proudly...