School News March 26th 2015

Athletes Abú.

Dearbhaile Beirne has received the A.A.I. Juvenile All Star award for the third year in succession. The presentation took place recently in the Tullamore Arms Hotel.  Athletics Ireland honour the top athletes from each county at this Banquet.
Ireland v Iceland.
This U/17 girls international soccer game was played at AUL in Dublin and Dearbhaile Beirne scored the winning goal for Ireland.  Well done Dearbhaile.
Rugby Scholarship.
Sixth Year Student, Sean McGuinness, has won a rugby scholarship to Athlone IT on foot of trials he has undertaken.  We salute Sean for his endeavours and wish him well in his career.
First Year Athletics.
Ballinamore Sports Hall was the venue for a pilot athletic competition open to all first year students in Leitrim.  Ms. Yorke took ten girls and ten boys to the competition.  The girls were runners up to Ballinamore C.S. and the boys came fourth.
Conor Mulligan, Oisin Niblock, Ciaran McGlynn, Alex Canning, Colm Fitzpatrick, Cian McWeeney, Francis Shanley, Eoin Gaffey, Adrian Shortt, Jamie Beirne, Mahon Meldrum, Shane McGourty, Rose McLoughlin, Kirste McGuinness, Ailish Woods, Aoife Hillman, Lorraine Foy, Caroline Dobson, Ciara McKiernan, Katie McKiernan, Alannah McGuinness, Riona Cosgrove, Genevieve Canning, Sarah Doyle, Sinead McNabola.
Silver Medal.
First year student Eoin Gaffey won a silver in the U15 racewalk at the Glo Health Athletics in Athlone,  Well done Eoin.
Abbott Ireland (Longford)
The Fifth Year LCVP class together with Ms. Fitzpatrick visited the plant.  We first encountered two third level students on placement who give a powerpoint presentation on their role in the plant and their college courses.  We then got a tour of the facility led by Mr. Conboy – the plant produces diagnostic solutions for many human maladies.  We visited the warehouse, the water treatment plant and laboratories for testing the solutions.  We were encouraged to ask questions of the employees and we gained valuable experience on the workings of a modern manufacturing facility.
We filled out a questionaire before we left and we all received Abbott branded items.  We express our gratitute to Abbott for the opportunity they afforded us.
 Jessica Dobson, Shannon  Kilkenny, Tara O’Neill.
Daffodil Day.
The day was marked in the school with a bake sale with students and staff contributing to this noble cause, thanks to all who contributed in any way.
Bereavement.
We sympathise with David Campbell on the tragic death of his cousin, Damien Rogan, and also to Dillon Rogan and their family circle.

School News March 19th 2015

Cinema.
Leaving Cert History students and Transition Years Viewed the film “Selma”in Carrick on Shannon.The film documents the Civil rights Movement in America. Mr Nolan and Mr Mulvey accompanied the students.
School Bank.
Transition Years in conjunction with the local branch of Bank of Ireland have set up a sub office in the school.The students received training from bank staff and hope to operate at lunch time on Tuesdays.The Manager is Amy Cox, Operations and Audit Specialist is Nessa Kellegher, Ryan Shanley is the Sales and Maketing manager and Aoife Keegan is in Customer Service. Students can open accounts and save with the school branch.
First Year Girls Football.
Ms Flanagan took the first years to a gaelic blitz in Carrick where they played a number of short games. Thanks to Caoimhe Canning and Aoife Byrne who helped out.
Ellie Jones, Riona Cosgrove, Lorraine Foy, Tara Mc Cormack, Rose Mc Loughlin, Alannah Cox, Chloe Mulligan, Caitilin Dockery, Eva Keegan, Ciara Mc Kiernan, Katie Mc Kiernan, Rachel Stenson, Alannah Mc Guinness, Sarah Doyle and Genevieve Canning.
Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015
Bhi comortas seanfhocal idir na daltai sa chead bhliain. Bhuaigh Caroline Dobson an chead ait agus Nour Stevens an dara hait. Bhi trath na gceist do na daltai dara bhliain agus bhuaigh foireann Niall Keegan Eabha Kenny Rachel Kiernan agus Willow Kirwan.
Bereavement.
We sympathise with Aifric Madden and her family on the death of her grand uncle Noel Carroll. May he rest in peace.

School News March 12th 2015

Little Princess Trust.

Lillie Crossley and Rachel Kerrigan both donated hair to the trust to support children undergoing cancer treatment.We applaud you.
Enterprise Award.
Emma Kiernan, Leighann Flynn, Aoife Keegan, Laura Gill and Clare Bohan won the “best interview” award at the County Enterprise awards in the Bush Hotel.  Well done girls.  Ms. Fitzpatrick mentors Enterprise in the school.
New Arrival
We congratulate Mr. Cullen and his wife on the birth of their daughter, Emelia.
Football.
We congratulate James Mitchell on his “minor player of the year award”.  James recently lined out as corner back for Leitrim U/21’s in their game against Mayo.  Well done James.
Bereavements.
We sympathise with Fiona, Shane and Orla McGowan and family on the death of their grandfather – Martin Walshe.
We also extend sympathy to Genevieve Canning and family on the death of her grandmother – Mary Canning.  May they rest in peace

School News March 5th 2015

Formula One.

Transition Years have entered the Formula 1 competition under the guidance of Mr. Duffy.  The project involves designing a model racing car and sending the specifications to a company that produce the car.  The students then paint the car and mount it on an appropriate stand.  In the competition the cars powered by gas, race each other to win.  Regional finals are in Castlebar and a dozen students divided into two teams are involved.
“Team XLR8″is comprised of Barry Heslin, Glen Ward, Ryan Shanley, Nessa Kellegher, Amy Cox and Luke Jones.  “Leitrim Rebels” entry is from Jack Keville, James Maguire, Roisin Donnelly, Lily Crossley, Heather Maxwell and Leighann Flynn.
Living with a Brain Injury.
The TY class were privileged to have a talk from Dr. Laura Doherty who sustained a brain injury in a car accident a number of years ago.  She is well on the way in her rehabilitation and was giving advice to students regard drugs, alcohol and safety while driving.
CSPE.
Second year students visited the Fr. Peter McVerry trust and Irish Aid in Dublin last week.  This will be part of the CSPE project for Junior Cert.  They were accompanied by Ms. Dolan, Ms. Kellegher and Ms. Colum.
Little Princess Trust.
Sisters Heather and Cora Maxwell are donating hair to the trust.  It will go to make hairpieces for children  as they receive cancer treatment.  Well done girls.
Enterprise.
Three groups from TY have qualified for the county finals later in the month
The first group have produced a farm manual called FARMUAL which has a large section on  “farm safety” the remainder is on the history of farm enterprises up to the present.The members of this group are Ryan Shanley,Glen Ward, Barry Heslin and Luke Jones.   Group two have produced a Junior  Cert Science revision booklet called “Science made simple”. Roisin Donnelly, Conor Doherty, Ellen Keegan, Rachel Prior and Chelsea David worked on this project.
Group three are promoting two products “Fifty shades of beauty” a booklet on haircare and makeup techniques and a solar powered phone charger.  Emma Kiernan, Leighann Flynn, Aoife Keegan, Clare Bohan and Laura Gill make up this team.  Thanks to Mr.Brian Dolan for judging all the entries.  Good luck to the groups as they compete at county level.