School News November 27th 2014

Credit Union Poster Competition.

The following students won prizes in the Art Poster Competition promoted by Mohill Credit Union.
Saoirse Fox, Shannon Flynn, Evelyn Reynolds and Eabha Kenny.  Their entries now compete at Chapter level.  Well done to all.
Rivermania
The TY group were active on the Shannon in canoes and a banana boat.  This was enjoyed by all and was promoted by Carrick Rowing club.
Leitrim County Matters.
A number of students formed a choir for a TV programme featuring Leitrim.  The footage was taken in the Landmark and is being broadcast on “Irish TV” on Sky 191 on December 13th at 6.30 p.m.
The students involved were:-
Ellie Gordon, Celine Mulligan, Odharnait McGuinness, Ella Mulkerrins, Alice Egan, Lisa Moran, Eileen Canning, Fiona McGowan, Cait McHugh, Caoimhe Canning, Roisin Moran, Gavin Gordon, Eoin Kenny.
They were prepared by Mr. Nolan, Ms. Flanagan and Ms. Hanly.
Anti-Bullying Week.
The school is focused on this topic all this week.  Already there has been a poster competition and DVD’s shown to highlight the issues involved.  The idea is that the event will have input from all teachers.  The RE department are promoting the initiative.
Health Promotion.
Ms. Kellegher together with her first year group have placed many information posters all around the school on common health issues ranging from Diabetes to Obesity.  The messages are presented in a most striking and colourful way and hopefully the message of how to avoid these disorders will get through.
Poetry Aloud.
Second Year student, Eabha Kenny, participated in the All Ireland Semi Finals in this competition held in the National Library in Dublin.  Eabha recited “To a child dancing in the wind” by W.B. Yeats and “I wandered lonely as a cloud” by W. Wordsworth.  We are proud of your achievement Eabha and due credit to your parents and English teacher, Ms. Reynolds.
Boys Football.
A bad week at the office for the school footballers.  Seniors lost to Davitt College, U/16’s lost to Strokestown and First Years lost to Boyle C.S.

School News November 20th 2014

Transition Years.

They are busy presently on a number of fronts.  They are involved in an intergenerational project with daycare patients in Arus Carolan – one day a week.  They engage in crafts, games and card playing with the patients.  It is a rewarding experience for the young and not so young.
They have had input from Brian Dolan from the County Enterprise Board on three occasions on initiative and enterprise and guidance on how to get their mini companies established.  Ms. Fitzpatrick teaches them enterprise and thanks  Brian Dolan for his visits.
They are busy in the health and physical education front as they have had Sarah Mulligan for three sessions on team building through games in October, three sessions of Boxercise with James McDowell and will have three sessions with Michelle Fanning on Health and Nutrition in November and December.  These programmes are being delivered with support from Leitrim Sports Partnership, this support is appreciated.
Shoebox Appeal.
Ms. Dolan coordinated this annual gift for children in the third world which has been well supported.
German.
First Year German students visited the cinema in Carrick – this was organised by Ms. Hargaden and Ms. Murphy.
Basketball
The U/16 boys beat Gortnor Abbey in a home game last week.  They also beat Ballisodare at home.  This was a triple leader as the girls U/16 and boys U/19 teams also beat Ballisodare on the day.
Boys Football.
The Juvenille (U/14) team played St. Clares Manorhamilton at home and had a good win.Mr. Beirne is in charge of this team.  The U/16 team played Castlerea at home and recorded a good win.  Mr. Duffy is mentor to this group.

School News November 13th 2014

Academic success.

Laura Jones has gained an “Entrance Scholarship” to St Patrick’s College Drumcondra based on her excellent Leaving Certificate results in 2014.
Anna Ceroni has been selected for an ” Entrance Exhibit Award” from Trinity College  on foot of  excellent Leaving Certificate results this year, we congratulate both girls and wish them good luck in their careers.
Baby Girl.
We congratulate Ms Travers and her husband on the birth of their baby girl.
Boys football.
The U16 and Senior teams had away games during the week playing Ballymote and Carrick C.S. respectively,  they won both games. Mr Duffy and Mr Gaffey are in charge of these teams.
Gaeilge 24
The school marked the day in style with many students and teachers conversing as Gaeilge. First years had a quiz facilitated by Transition Year students. and most students wore the T shirt wristbands and stickers promoting the day.
Bereavement. 
We sympathise with Jonathan and Jordan Reynolds on the death of their uncle Ciaran  Reynolds who was brother in law to Ms Reynolds,may he rest in peace.

School News November 5th 2014

Girls U 16 and U 19 basketball.

Mohill played Carrick on Shannon C.S. in away matches and lost both,  the U 19’s trailed by just three baskets in the end. Ms Mc Govern mentors these teams.
Congratulations Mahon. 

We salute first year student Mahon Meldrum who represented Ireland in a world karate tournament in Italy. Mahon chopped his way to two golds a silver and two bronze medals.He trains in Carrick on Shannon and Sligo.
Accolades.

Wiktoria Fangor, Robert O’Beirne and Ryan Shanley have been invited to participate in the 2014 Irish Bebras Computing Contest on the basis of their Junior Cert Maths results.  We wish them the best of luck in the competition.
Daire McKiernan

Dáire, who completed his Leaving Cert in June, has qualified for the National Finals of the Engineering Technology Teachers Association awards.  The high standard of his Engineering project has qualified him for the competition.  Mr. Gannon was his teacher.
Gaisce Awards.
Local athlete, Eanna Madden, presented the Gaisce awards to the students on the day before midterm.  Ms. Reynolds promotes Gaisce in the school.  We thank Eanna for his time and wish him well in the years ahead.
Big Brother Big Sister.
Ms Hanly co-ordinated training facilitated by NYP staff for Fifth Years, TY students and First Years.  The first years will be mentored throughout the year by the senior students – mostly during lunchtime.
Student V Teacher Soccer.
All the training and gym work paid off for the teachers as they eventually won 8 goals to four.  Thanks to the student team and all  their supporters who created a great atmosphere during the game.