Coláiste Chiaráin student honoured at the Limerick Garda Divisional Youth Awards

Diana Mirza Pictured with Superintendent Dave Sheehan and Mr. Tony Brasil, Chairperson of Colaiste Chiarain Board of Management.

Everybody in Coláiste Chiaráin is delighted to extend hearty congratulations to pupil Diana Mirza who was celebrated at the 4th Annual Limerick Garda Divisional Youth Awards 2017. The annual event, which was held recently in the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, aims to recognise and honour outstanding young people between the ages of 14 and 19 years. These exceptional teenagers are celebrated for their achievements who by their actions have made a positive contribution to their families, schools and community.
Diana, from Raheen, is a fifth year student in Coláiste Chiaráin, Croom. She has been playing chess from an early age having been coached by her father. Since the age of thirteen she has competed at international level. The lack of funding for chess in Ireland means that for Diana to compete at these tournaments she has had to raise funds on her own to get to these locations. Through events like table quizzes and exhibitions she has managed to attend, compete and succeed against competitors from countries that have provided vast resources for their chess players.
This year she claimed the World Schools Under 17 Chess Championship. She is very involved in coaching young people in chess and is actively involved in all aspects of school life. Her commitment and dedication make her a great role model for others and all the staff and students of Coláiste Chiaráin are very proud of her.