School News October 23rd 2014.

Poetry Aloud

We congratulate Eabha Kenny who has qualified for the semi finals of this competition.
Boys Football
The U/16s played Boyle CS and drew the match.  Mr. Duffy is in charge of this group.
The First Year group played Coola under the guidance of Mr. Nolan.  Coola were the better team on the day.
Tom Reel, Andrew Kelly, Conor Mulligan, Shane Mallon, Oisin Niblock, Cormac White, Stephen Crowe, Sean O’Riordan, Francis Shanley, Colm Fitzpatrick, James Doyle, Aaron Moran, Eoin Gaffey, Christopher Healy, Ryan Lennon, Adrian Shortt, Ciaran McGlynn, Joseph Bohan, Josh Lupton, Kiernan Reen, Shane McGourty,
 Alex Nitsche Canning, Sean McGoldrick,  Mahon Meldrum.
Girls Basketball.
The U/16’s and U/19’s each played a double header in Sligo.  They both beat  St Attracta’s Tubbercurry and both lost to Mercy Sligo.  The U/19’s led Mercy all the way until two minutes from the hooter and were unlucky to lose by a two pointer.  Ms. McGovern is mentor to  both teams.
Boys Basketball.
The U/16’s  and U/19’s played St. Muredach’s  Ballina away and won both games.  Ms. Hargaden Ward is mentor to these teams.
Evening study.
Evening study (2 hours) commences again on November 10th.  Enquiries to the office.
Drop all and Read.
As part of the  national strategy to improve literacy first year students spend one class per week reading a novel.
Student v Teacher Soccer.
The following students have been nominated.
First Year – Conor Mulligan, Lorraine Foy.
Second Year – Jordan Reynolds, Niamh Beirne.
Third Year – Emma Quinn, Tadhg Mulligan
Fifth Year – Roisin Moran, Karl Mallon
Sixth Year – Alice McLoughlin and James Doherty.
The teachers team will not be announced until five minutes after kickoff.
Bereavements.
We sympathise with Cillian Beirne and family on the death of his granduncle, Jimmy Moran.
We offer sympathies to Ms. Dolan on the death of her grandmother in law – Mary Kilbane and to Marian Cunningham and  wider family circle on the death of  her brother Paul Wynne. May they rest in peace.

School News October 16th 2014

Transition Year.

The students have recently received training on how to record and chronicle their activities by using  an e-journal.
River Mania.
The thirty strong TY group have been in their wet suits and canoes on Fridays recently on Lough Rynn.   They have recently used the new rowing lanes and the entire project is promoted by River Mania, Carrick on Shannon.
Girls Basketball.
Ms. McGovern travelled with the U/16 and U/19 girls to Manorhamilton, where they played Coola V.S. and the home teams.  Mohill made a good start to the year by winning all four games.
Floral Pride
The school has won second prize in this competition for the sensory garden which is located just outside the southern staircase in the school grounds.  Well done to all who made this possible.
Business Studies Teacher’s Awards.
We congratulate the following who won awards based on their high grades in Business Studies at Junior Cert.
Aifric Madden, Robert O’Beirne, Ryan Shanley, Wiktoria Fangor and Dearbhaile Beirne.
Engineering Teacher’s Award.
Daire McKiernan won second place for his Leaving Cert Engineering project.  Daire completed his Leaving Cert last June.
Heather Devlin.
Heather was stolen from us at the young age of eighteen. She didn’t
have as equal an opportunity as others in her school to develop her
education, but Heather made the best out of her situation and with
fantastic support in the form of her parents, she absorbed whatever
she heard and learned that way, a trait to be admired. Another way
Heather made the best of all situations was her light heartedness. She
was forever cracking jokes and never failed to put you in a positive
mood when you were with her. One thing that put Heather herself in  a
good mood was drawing. She was particularly talented in sketching
scenarios from her favourite cartoons, and it was through this art form,
that Heather’s vivid imagination shone through. Heather left such
delightful memories with me of her beautiful personality. It’s
extremely unfortunate we cannot create more together, but thankfully
myself and her friends and family, have these memories of Heather
to keep her with us until we can meet her again.
Tribute by Ella Mulkerrins
Senior Boys Football.
Mohill recorded a one point win against Coola V.S. in a home game last week.
Boys U/14 Football
Mohill played Ballinamore C.S. in a home game and lost.  Mr. Beirne is in charge of this team.
Student V Staff Soccer.
The annual fundraising Halloween joust is scheduled for Friday October 24th.  The match is coordinated by TY students and a boy and girl are selected from each year group to participate.  Rumour has it that staff are staying back after school for intensive training!
Good Posture for First Years.
First Year students attended a class on good posture and how to  sit in class and in particular how to lift and carry heavy schoolbags.  The class was facilitated by the Bradley clinic and organised by Ms. Kellegher.
Poetry Aloud.
On Wednesday 15th October,2014 a group of  36 second year students
from Mohill Community College travelled to Mullingar Arts Centre to
take part in the Poetry Aloud competition.They competed against
colleges from Mullingar ,Rochfordbridge , Roscommon ,Killina and
Dundalk.
Poetry Aloud is an annual poetry speaking competition open to all
post-primary students on the island of Ireland. It is organised by
Poetry Ireland and the National Library of Ireland.
Each student had to recite two poems from the designated anthologies.
When Seamus Heaney won the David Cohen Prize for Lifetime Achievement
in Literature, he nominated Poetry Aloud for the accompanying Clarissa
Luard Award, and he remarked, ‘I truly believe Poetry Aloud deserves
all the support it can get,because it promotes literature,and, in
particular, poetry, widely,intimately and to inestimable effect. But
fundamentally, I choose it because it brings poetry into the memory
and affections of the young in a way that will make it a lifelong
possession and value.”Well done to Eabha Kenny who has progressed to the semi finals of the competition.
Ms Myra Reynolds and Ms Amanda Dolan  organised the trip and travelled
with the students.

Bereavement.
We sympathise with Megan Cosgrove and family on the death of her grandfather.  May he rest in peace.


School News October 9th 2014

Youth Mental Health Conference.

A number of students attended this in Carrick on Shannon.  There were excellent presentations including one to remember from Shane Martin.  The Conference was chaired by Mohill Community College students – Philip Steward and Shannon Cassells, representing Leitrim Chomhairle na nÓg.  Ms. Hanly attended with the students.
Senior Boys Football.
Mohill had a narrow win over St. Clare’s Manorhamilton in a Connacht Colleges match.  We wish Keith Keegan a speedy recovery from a knee injury, sustained in the match.
U/16 Boys Football.
Mohill played Coola V.S. away and were on the wrong side of a 4-14 to 3-13 scoreline despite playing well.  Mr. Duffy is manager of this team.
Serbia
Dearbhaile Beirne travels with the Ireland U/17 Soccer team to Serbia.  We wish her and her team the best of luck.
An Taoiseach
Mr. Enda Kenny, T.D. paid a short visit to the school last week, where he met students in a Leaving Cert Maths class.
Mohill Community College Parents Association.
The annual Church Gate collection will take place on various weekends over the coming weeks.  They request your support.
Heather Devlin.
A great sadness was felt in the school with the death of Heather Devlin RIP.  Heather joined us in September 2010, but ill health cut short her time in school.  We extend our deepest sympathies to her parents, Paul and Nancy, extended family and  all her close friends.
Art.
Fifth and sixth year Art students visited the Hugh Lane and National Art Galleries recently with their teachers Ms. Purcell and Ms. McGrath.
Bereavement
We sympathise with Shannon and Ciara Beirne on the death of their uncle in England.  May he rest in peace.

School News October 2nd 2014

Well Done

We congratulate Ryan Shanley and Conor Gallagher, who have qualified for the Irish EU Science Olympiad to be convened in DCU.  The boys qualified on foot of their Junior Cert results in Maths and Science.
Bishop Hodson Prize.
Dáire McKiernan, who sat Leaving Cert in June, has been awarded fifth prize from the Bishop Hudson Endowment.  Well deserved Dáire.
School Mass
The beginning of the year school Mass is on Monday, October 6th in the Parish Church at three o clock.
Local Athlete
Past student, Eanna Madden, is hitting National headlines for his sprinting prowess.  He is National U/23 100m and 200m champion and he has won a gold medal in Senior 200m and silver in Senior 100m.
He has been awarded a scholarship to University of Limerick and recently has been sponsored by Pat the Baker.  We wish Eanna continued success.
Lough Rynn Rowing course.
Transition year students have been in attendance at the official opening of this new facility at the lake.  The facility comprises an eight lane rowing course and upgrade of land facilities.