School News March 27th 2014.

Second Year Boys Basketball.
Mohill played Ballisodare at home and won by twenty points, keeping them top of the table and should get them to the All Ireland play offs.Ms Hargaden Ward is mentor to this team. Thanks  to Frank Mc Gowan who refereed the game.
Second Year Boys Football.
The boys  played Carrick CS and recorded a win in a home game.
Ronan Moran, Owen McLoughlin, Cian Mulvey, Liam Rowley, James McNabola, Sean Harkin, Dylan Gaffey, Eoin Kenny, Evan Harkin, Jonathan Reynolds,Tadhg Mulligan, Jamie McCaffrey, Gavin Gordon, Fiachra McGuinness, Shane Cox, Kevin Bohan, Cian Mallon, David Faughnan, James Quinn, Jordan Cramp, Tony McDonagh, Brian Doyle, Jamie Dolan, Johnny Boyle, Christy Sullivan, Jordan McGuinness, Robert Maguire, Cian McKeon, Peter O’Neill.
Thanks to Mohill GAA for the use of their facilities and to Gerry Gallogly, who refereed the game.  Mr. Duffy is in charge of this tea
Trócaire Lenten Campaign.
A representative from Trócaire made a presentation to our class as part of our R.E. project for Junior Cert.  We heard about scarcity of clean water in Malawi and the global south in general.  The 2D R.E. class have organised a fundraising campaign highlighting the importance of water in our lives.  On Wednesday April 9th students will participate in a sponsored “twelve hour mobile phone fast”.  “Everything that is shared is multiplied, only when we are able to share do we become truly rich”  Pope Francis.
Rhian Rees Dole
Caoimhe Wrynn.
We salute Evelyn Reynolds, 2nd year student, wo won €100 voucher for Coláiste Cholumba.
We sympathise with Jamie Dolan and his family on the death of his grandmother, Mrs. Marie Dolan.  May she rest in peace.

School News March 20th 2014

Fair Trade.
The 2A class as part of their CSPE action project set up a fair  trade stall in the school.  We sold fair trade products – ice cream, chocolate bars and bananas.  We opened this shop to raise awareness to other students about the importance of fair trade.
For our project we also had three guest speakers from Fair trade to come and talk to us.  Peter Gaynor was one of the speakers.  Peter is the director of Fair trade, Ireland. Sister Nora Burke was another speaker, who is involved with fair trade locally.  We also had Alex Flores from El Salvador, who is a manager of the Fair trade
Co-operative in El Salvador.  Their presentation gave us a great insight on the important work of Fair trade. 
                                                                                                                                                           By: Tara Quinn & Ronan Moran.
Art in the Dock.
Eight fifth year Art students attended a workshop in the Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday last.  The workshop was conducted by the artist in residence – Kate Wilson and was based on the exhibition “with bread” by Abigail O’Brien.  We baked pieces of bread with a precious personal object in each.  We made charcoal sketches of the pieces in the exhibition and a few of us made a collective piece using charcoal to capture the feelings and gestures of making bread.  At the end we eat our pieces of bread with butter and jam!  –  Sean Ceroni.
Second Year Boys Basketball.
The second years have recorded three wins in a row within a week and currently top the table.  They played St. Muredachs, Ballina and Gortnor Abbey, Belmullet away the same day and have played St. Nathys, Ballaghadereen also in a home game.  Ms. Hargaden Ward is in charge of this group.
Tadhg Mulligan, Evan Harkin, Sean Harkin, Jonathan Reynolds, Liam Rowley, Gavin Gordon, Dylan Gaffey, James McNabola, Eoin Kenny, Shane Cox, Christy Sullivan, Cian Mallon, James Quinn.
LCVP Abbott Trip.
The fifth year LCVP class had a tour of the Abbott facility in Longford.  This was a very interesting and educational outing for the students.  Ms. Hargaden Ward organised the visit.

School News March 14th 2014.

Farm Walk.
A group of Transition Year and Fifth Year students from the Agricultural Science class went on a farm visit last week.  We went to a local dairy farm in Bornacoola for an hour.  On arrival to the farm we were welcomed by Mr. Joe Devine.  He  brought us into the calf shed, where he rears his weaned calves on powdered milk for approximately 14 weeks.  He also explained the value of a Holstein Friesian calf and how price may differ between male and female. We also visited the milking parlour where he explained the need for high levels of cleanliness.  He explained that it takes him approximately one hour and a half to milk and he does this twice daily.  We learned that producing quality milk involves monitoring somatic cell court and total bacteria count.  We also got to view his milking cows that were Holstein  Friesians.  Mr. Devine also emphasised how important it was to keep the housing facilities clean and showed us his automatic yard scraper in use.  He also does his own A.I.  and has an Angus stock bull as well.  I would like to thank our teacher – Ms. Kelly and Mr. Devine for facilitating  the farm visit.   Shauna Diffley.
Cian Mallon, a second year student, won €100 towards a scholarship to Coláiste Cholumba.  Maith an fear Cian.
F1 Competition.
Two TY groups attend regional finals in Griffith College Dublin with their miniature formula one cars.
Team A comprises:  Shauna Diffley, Aoife Cafferty, Hannah Keegan, Ciara McGovern, Sean Mc Loughlin and Gearoid Mulligan.
They are most thankful to their sponsors:
Noa Beauty, Little Star Parties, Special Stitches, Paul’s Newsagents, Angel’s Nest Creche, Patrick’s ground maintainance.
 Team B members are Brian Duffy, Liam Jones, Eoghan Keegan, Saoirse Kilroy, Shannon Viney, and Colette Gannon.
Team B wish to thank their sponsors T.C. Motors, ICCH, Modular, B. Wynne Farming Systems, Ann McQuaid transport, M Gannon Coach building, O’Briens Tavern.
Each group must also have a twenty page plan to accompany their entry.
Mr. Duffy is mentor to these groups.
We sympathise with Ms. Reynolds on the death of her uncle – Jim Cunningham in London.  He is also a granduncle to Rhia & Chloe Cunningham.  May he rest in peace.

School News March 6th 2014.

Girl’s Basketball.
The First and Second Years played Loreto Letterkenny at home, the First years were beaten by eight baskets and the Second years lost by a single basket.
First years–Orla Bohan, Saoirse Fox, Gemma Stenson, Alanna Ward, Evelyn Reynolds, Aoife Shanley, Niamh Beirne, Orla Mc Gowan, Lucy Cole, Nina Greene, Guistina Rodrigues, Kathy Shanley, Grainne Reynolds (1B), Grainne Reynolds (1A).
Second Years–Emma Quinn, Seona Cosgrove, Roisin Mc Garry, Elizabeth Honeyman, Amy Cox, Clodagh Mitchell, Emma Moran, Tara Quinn, Michelle Hackett, Blanaid Duignan.
Ms Mc Govern wishes to thank Frank Mc Gowan who refereed the games.
County Enterprise Finals.
The school was represented by three groups in the senior category. The awards were held in the Bush Hotel. The team comprising James Mitchell, David Campbell and Shane Keighran won the award for best interview. Their business was called “Bingo Players” as they ran bingo at lunchtime for the Big Brother Big Sister group.
NDL limited represented by Nicole Feeney, Dawn Hackett and Lauren Wickham ran a bake sale, mostly making and selling chocolate treats at lunchtime.  Kevin Flynn and James Doherty called their company KJ limited and they packaged and sold fire kindlers in the local area. Ms Gilheaney mentored these groups.
We sympathise with Kerry Daniels on the death of her great grandfather and Ella and Olivia Mulkerrins on the death of their grand uncle Michael Mc Loughlin. May they rest in peace.