School News November 26th 2015

J. P. McManus Award.

We congratulate Eileen Pfeffel Canning who received a J.P. McManus scholarship at University of Limerick on Saturday week last. The award was presented by A.P. McCoy, Champion Jockey. We wish Eileen every success in her career.

Transition Years.

T Y. students accompanied by Ms. Purcell and Ms. Reynolds attended the cinema in Carrick on Shannon for a screening of the recently released Brooklyn.

U/16 Boys Football.

Mohill Played Coola V.S. away and lost on a scoreline of Mohill 2-10 – Coola 3-10. Mohill had a goal bound shot cleared off the line in injury time. Mr. Beirne is in charge of this team.

Panel.
Christy Sullivan, Colm Fitzpatrick, Shane Cox, Niall Keegan, David Faughnan, Sean Harkin, James McNabola, Evan Harkin, Eoin Kenny, Cian McKeon, Michael Cox, Johnny Boyle, Jordan Reynolds, Jamie McCaffrey, Cian Mallon, Peter O’Neill, Martin Tiernan, Owen McLoughlin.

They played against Boyle C.S.later in the week and lost by nine points.

U/14 Boys Football.

The boys played Boyle C.S. and lost heavily in the end. A number of boys were missing from the Mohill lineup. Mr. D. Duffy is in charge of this team.

County Matters T.V.

A choir from the school was recorded at Lough Rynn for a County Matters TV programme. They sang “Somewhere only we know” and “I wish it could be Christmas every day”.
Participants were Celine Mulligan, Niamh Donnelly, Roisin Donnelly, Ciara McCrann, Leighann Flynn, Gavin Gordon, Eoin Kenny, Ellen Keegan, Roisin Moran, Eileen Canning, Caoimhe Canning, Luke Jones, Olivia Mulkerrins, Aifric Madden, Shauna Diffley, Laura O’Neill, Rebecca Creamer, Saoirse Kelleher.
Ms. Flanagan was their tutor.
The performance is due to be broadcast on December 19th.

Bereavements.

We sympathise with Claire, Orla and Joseph Bohan and family on the death of their grandmother – Mrs. Kathleen McLoughlin.
Sympathy also to Kirstie McGuinness and family on the death of her grandmother – Mrs. Lizzie Morris.
May they rest in peace.

School News November 19th 2015

U/19 Girls Basketball.

The girls played Carrick on Shannon C.S. at home and lost by a single point on a scoreline of Mohill CC – 31 – Carrick CS. – 32

The result now means the girls must play in Donegal as a win against Carrick would have qualified them. Ms. Guckian mentors this team.

National Geography Week.

The event was marked by numerous table quizzes. Mr. D. Duffy ran his at lunchtime for his first and second year classes. The winning team comprised Nour Stevens, Eva Donlon, Conor Mulligan and Adrian Shortt. Well done to all the teams that participated.

Transition Years.

The group have commenced weekly visits to Arus Carolan for their Intergenerational project. They talk to the patients and play cards with some of them. A number help the patients make flowers from paper. They have started preparing for their enterprise projects and have had a talk from Brian Dolan Leitrim Enterprise Board.

Ezekiel Stevens.
Ezekiel is researching his project for the Young Scientist Exhibition in January. His entry is titled “Using homeopathy as an eco-friendly replacement to molluscidides.

Health Promoting Schools.

On Friday November 20th we welcomed Gearldine Delorey from the HSE as well as members of the board of Management, the parents Association, committee members and students and staff for the presentation of the the Healthy Ireland – Health Promoting Schools’ (HPS) Flag’. This was a very big and important day for us. Mohill Community College has been working on the Health Promoting Schools programme in conjunction with the HSE Health Promotion department for the past seven years. The Healthy Ireland – Health Promoting Schools programme supports schools to focus on health and wellbeing and involves all members of the school community. As a school we are constantly trying to improve the health and well-being of students as it is proven to have a positive effect on their educational performance. The hard work has finally paid off in achieving the “Health Promoting Schools” flag. There is an extra sense of pride attached to this for us in being the first school in Sligo/Leitrim area to achieve this flag status. The Healthy Ireland – Health Promoting Schools’ (HPS) Flag’ is presented by the HSE to schools as an acknowledgement of their work in improving the health of their school communities.

Bereavement.

We sympathise with Mark and Sophie Reynolds and family on the death of their cousin Orla O’Reilly. May she rest in peace.

School News November 12th 2015

Senior Boys Football.

The boys played a home fixture against Scoil Mhuire Strokestown and lost by eight points.
Senior Boys Basketball.
The boys played an away game against Ballyshannon and Mohill emerged winners.  Ms. Hargaden Ward is  mentor to this team.
Senior Girls Basketball.
The girls played Coola V.S. at home and won well on a scoreline of – Mohill CC – 55  Coola V.S. – 22
Ms. Guckian coaches this group.
Newgrange.
Fifth and Sixth Year Art students, together with corresponding classes from Ballymote visited Newgrange on a wet November morning to see the five thousand year old passage tomb and heritage site.
Gold Medals.
We congratulate Mahon and Nyah Meldrum on their performances and success in the World Karate Championships held in Benidorm Spain.  Participants are graded by age, weight, and height.
Mahon won five gold and two silver medals.  Nyah won six golds, three silver and three bronze.  They practice in Sligo on a weekly basis and have earned medals at last years Championships.We applaud their dedication and success.
Romeo & Juliet.
Third Year Students visited the Backstage Theatre Longford to experience a Gaeity Theatre production of the classic play which  on their English syllabus.  They were accompanied by Ms. Reynolds, Ms. McGirl and Ms. Brennan.
Bereavement.
We sympathise with Laura McManus and her family on the tragic death of her father – Noel McManus.  May he rest in peace

School News November 5th 2015

B T. Young Scientist.

This year Ezekiel Stevens, a Transition Year student, has qualified for the 2016 competition..
Student Teacher Soccer.
The pre Halloween  match ended on a 10 goal to 6 scoreline in favour of the teachers.  Credit to the students who scored six goals  Teachers involved were Mr. Beirne, Mr. D. Duffy, Mr. M. Duffy, Mr Nolan, Ms. Guckian, Ms Brennan, Ms. Foy, Mr. McHugh.
Ireland’s Fittest Family.
Student, Dearbhaile Beirne, and family took part in this televised competition and aquitted themselves very well, only to be knocked out by last years runners up.
U/14 Girls Football.
The girls had a good win over Scoil Mhuire, Strokestown at home.  In a high scoring game in which all substitutes were used Mohill won on a scoreline of
Mohill – 8 – 9   Strokestown   8 – 5.
Ms. Flanagan and Ms. Brennan are in charge of this group.
Transition Years.
The group attended the AGM of Comhairle na nOg in Carrick on Shannon recently.  They had discussions on their rights as teenagers and advice on wellbeing.  They also got food in the Bush Hotel.
Senior Boys Football.
Mr. M. Duffy accompanied the boys to Riverstown to play Coola V.S. – a great first half performance saw Mohill ahead by eight at half time and in the end they won on a scoreline of Mohill 5 – 9   Coola 4 – 10
Mohill Foróige.
Congratulations to the members and mentors of the local club who have recently awarded first place in a national competition sponsored by Aldi.
The winning project was based on a Mohill native, Matthew Sadlier – the only Mohill person to perish in the Titanic. The club set about raising funds locally to put in place a memorial bench placed at the bottom of the town and a commemorative plaque at his family home in Lough Rynn.
Current students who were involved are John Heslin, Josh Lupton, Gerry McCrann, Adam Kelly, Rebecca Bohan, Tara Copley, Danielle Mayo, Gavin Gordon, Muireann O’Kelly, Eira Gaffey, Olivia Mulkerrins, Eileen Canning.
Thanks to the local community for their support and the club leaders who promoted the project.  Congratulations to all concerned.
Bereavements.
We sympathise with Ethan Kaolan, Evan, Sean and Emily Harkin and families on the death of their grandfather Pee.
We extend sympathy to Conor Gallagher and family on the death of his uncle, Muredach Gallagher.
We sympathise also with Ms. Scollan and family on the death of her father in law – Michael Moran.
We also extend sympathy to Ciara & Katie McKiernan and family on the death of their grandmother – Mrs Carmel Kealey.
Also to Colm McGovern on the death of his grandmother – Mrs. Bridget McGovern.
May they rest in peace.

School News October 22nd 2015

Senior Boys Football.

The boys played St. Clare’s Manorhamilton at home during the week and lost by an nine point margin.  Mr. M. Duffy is in charge of this group.  Incidentally many of the group had taken part in the Minor A Championship Final a few days before.
Student V Teacher.
The annual event is a fundraiser for Transition Year. Students nominate a girl and a boy from each year and the teacher team is dependent on fitness tests.
This years student team comprises:-
Conor Quinn, Shaylyn Ward, Adrian Shortt, Lorraine Foy, Niall Keegan, Alejandra Vazquez Adán, Fiachra McGuinness, Blathnaid Duignan, Kaolan Harkin, Dearbhaile Beirne.  The referee is Seamus Sweeney.  Celine Mulligan and Caoimhe Canning operate the score board.
U/19 Boys Basketball.
In a home game against St. Louis Kiltimagh, Mohill won on a scoreline of Mohill CC – 65   –   St. Louis CS  – 25
Ms. Hargaden Ward coaches this group.
Jamie Stenson, Dylan Ward, Fiachra McGuinness, Tadhg Mulligan, Ethan Harkin, Evan Harkin, Sean Harkin, Gavin Gordon, Liam Rowley, Liam Jones, Luke Jones, Jonathan Reynolds, Peter O’Neill, David Mitchell, Sean Muldowney, Dylan Gaffey, Barry Heslin, Seamus Sweeney, Peter O’Neill, Ryan Murphy, Eoin Kenny, Glen Ward.
Spelling Bee.
Ms. Reynolds organised a Spelling Bee competition with her first year English classes in the school library on Thursday, 22nd October for the prestigious title of Mohill Community College Spelling Bee Champions.
The gold medal winning team was:-
Aisling Shanley, Daniel Kaczmarek, Enda McGoldrick, Laura Farrelly, Sarah Boyle.
Winners of the silver medal were:
Maeve Newton, Shaylyn Ward, Rachel McGarry, Bailey David, Erin Morris.
Winners of gold in the Second Category were:-
Adam Galligan, Pat McDonagh, Ronan McNabola, Mark Reynolds.
The Silver medalists were:-
James Abbott, Niall McNabola, Shane Moran, Eoghan Beirne.
Students learned lists of challenging words since the initial week of term and were tested regularly.  The students who achieved the highest scores consistently, represented their class in the Spelling Bee.
Anti Bullying Week.
Students were very active prior to the week with a poster campaign that covered all aspects of bullying, the endeavour was  cross curricular with posters in Irish and German. The Healthy Schools team invited Shane Martin to speak to students on health and wellbeing. Well done to all concerned.
Baby.
We congratulate Ms Dolan and her husband on the birth of their baby daughter.
Bereavements.
We sympathise with Emma Kiernan and her family on the death of her grandfather – John Joe Monaghan and to Ms McGirl on the death of her cousin’s husband – Mr. McGovern.  May they rest in peace.

School News October 15th 2015

Academic Excellence.

We congratulate Eileen Pfeffel Canning on receiving a J. P. McManus award.  She will be presented with the Award in U.L. on November 21st.  This award grants substantial funding towards third level education.
The following students achieved an A in Higher Level Business in the 2015 Junior Cert:-
Molly Keegan, Joe McCaffrey, Roisin McGarry, Owen McLoughlin, Peter O’Neill and Liam Rowley.  They were invited to the Business Studies awards in NUI Galway.  Well done to all.
Senior Girls Basketball.
The girls had a good win in a home game against St. Clare’s, Manorhamilton on a 61 to 18 scoreline. Ms. Guckian is in charge of this group.
Tadhg Mulligan and Fiachra McGuinness assisted.
Celine Mulligan, Caoimhe Canning, Aifric Madden, Hannah Poole, Katie Mulligan, Emma Quinn, Elizabeth Honeyman, Laura O’Neill, Tara Quinn, Aisling Burke, Dearbhaile Beirne, Seona Cosgrove, Blathnaid Duignan, Rosin McGarry, Clodagh Mitchell, Chauntelle Mulvihill Farrell.
Junior Boys Football.
Mr. Beirne’s team lost by a single point to Ballymote in a shoot out where the final score was – Mohill CC. 4-13, Ballymote 6-8.
Christy Sullivan, Jordan McGuinness, Cian Mulvey, Owen McLoughlin, Peter O’Neill, Evan Harkin, James McNabola, Eoin Kenny, Cian McKeon, Johnny Boyle, Michael Cox, Sean Harkin, Jordan Reynolds, Jamie McCaffrey, Cian Mallon, Colm Fitzpatrick, Tadhg Doherty, Kevin Bohan, Brian Doyle, Niall Lennon, David Faughnan, Jason Lyons, Robert Maguire, Michael Luby, Jamie Dolan, Martin Tiernan, Daniel Hamilton.
Junior Ladies Football.
The Junior girls played Carrigallen V.S. at home and emerged winners on a scoreline – Mohill CC 3-11    Carrigallen 2-2
Ms. Flanagan and Ms. Brennan mentored this team.
Clodagh Mitchell, Seona Cosgrove, Evelyn Reynolds, Orla Bohan, Saoirse Fox, Tara Doyle, Orla McGowan, Niamh Hardagen, Amy Cosgrove, Tara Quinm, Kathy Shanley, Aoife Shanley, Grainne Reynolds, Louise Cafferty, Niamh Beirne, Alison O’Neill, Michelle Hackett, Sibeal Reynols, Gemma Stenson, Hannah Farrell Stirling, Grainne Reynolds, Shauna Doyle, Alannah Ward, Lauren Keighran, Chloe Cunningham.
King Lear.
Leaving Cert Higher English students attended a production of the Shakespearian classic in the Helix Theatre in Dublin.  By all accounts it was a very authentic and true to the script production.  Mr. D. Duffy, Ms. Brennan and Ms McGirl accompanied the students.
Bereavements.
We sympathise with Liam, Luke and Ellie Jones and family on the death of their aunt.
We sympathise also with Ms. M. Duffy on the death of her uncle Pat Reilly.  May they rest in peace.

School News October 8th 2015

Congratulations.

We applaud Mohill GFC for winning the Senior Football Championship.  The majority of the team have passed through Mohill’s second level schools.  A number of the team came to the school on Monday with the cup, where they met with senior students.
Leaving Cert DAT.
Leaving Certs have all sat the Differential Aptitude Test – a series of eight tests to assess their aptitude in different areas.
Transition Years.
The TY group are well into their work experience at this stage and we thank their employers for facilitating them.  They had a visiting speaker – Mr. Dolan on Enterprise. A representative from the Road Safety Authority, made a presentation to  TY and Leaving Cert students about the consequences of driving too fast, driving with drink/ drugs and the hazards of winter driving. They showed a number of very graphic film clips of accident scenes that shocked the viewers.
U-14 Boys Football.
Mohill played Manorhamilton at home last week and lost by six points, having played excellently in the first half.  Manorhamilton dominated the second half and scored two goals near the end. Mr. D. Duffy is in charge of this team.
Shane Mallon, Aaron Moran, Cormac White, Niall Keegan, Francis Shanley, Sean O’Riordain, Conor Mulligan, Tom Reel, Oisin Niblock, Shane McGourty, Kieran Reen, Adrian Peralta, Andrew Kelly, Niall McNabola, Finn Cassells, Darragh McCrann, Adrian Shortt, Conor Quinn, Donal Duignan, Liam Ellis, James Murphy, Joseph Bohan, James Doyle, Joe O’Carroll, Mahon Meldrum, Adam Galligan, James Cunningham.
European Union Science Olympiad.
Ryan Shanley, Fifth Year student has been invited to attend the National Olympiad where six students will be  chosen to attend the European Olympiad.  These competitions are for gifted students and those who have excelled in Junior Cert Examinations.  Well Done Ryan.
Leaving Cert Engineering 2015.
We congratulate Alan Tuthill on his third place award from the Engineering Technology Teachers Association for his Leaving Cert Engineering project.  Mr. Gannon was his teacher.
Baby Girl.
We congratulate Ms. McGovern and her husband on the birth of their baby girl recently.
Bereavement.
We sympathise with Natasha Doyle and family on the death of her grandfather – Michael Doyle.
We sympathise also with the family of Tony O’Connell, retired teacher and former Vice Principal of Marian College, who died at home in Galway.
May they rest in peace.

School News September 17th 2015

Junior Cert Results.

Well done to all on their results, which are gradually fading as the students progress in Transition Year and Fifth Year
Spanish Students.
We welcome a number of Spanish students who are presently attending our school and stay with host families as they improve their English.
Evaluation.
The Health Promoting Schools Project from the last academic year has been adjudicated on recently by Teresa Cawley HSE and Declan Boyle, Leitrim Sports Partnership.  The committee involved comprises Katie Mulligan, Hannah Keegan, Shannon Kilkenny, Dylan Rogan, Laura O’Neill, Francis Lynch, Laura McManus, Jordan McGuinness, Lucy Cole, Sean Conboy, Nour Stephens and Cormac White.  The project is promoted by Ms. Colum and Ms. Hanly.
Big Brother, Big Sister.
Ms Hanly is currently recruiting for this programme where older students mentor First Years.
Higher Options.
The annual career fest was attended by most of our Leaving Cert cohort.  The event is hosted by the RDS with Irish and English colleges represented.  Ms. Reynolds and Mr. Gannon travelled with the students.
Transition Years.
They had their bonding activity day at Zip it in the Forest Park.  Ms. Hargaden Ward accompanied the group.
Indoor Soccer.
Students now have an option of indoor soccer in the gym at lunch time Monday to Thursday.
Girls Active.
This programme is due to start soon, Ms McCarville will facilitate it.

John Paul II Awards

Students from Mohill Community College receive their John Paul II Awards from Bishop Francis Duffy in St. Mel’s Cathedral Longford 8th November 2015.

01

Foroige Citizenship Awards

Students from Mohill Community College as part of their local Foroige Club were awarded First Prize in the Foroige Citizenship Awards. Their project commemorated the only Mohill man to die in the Titanic in 1912. Matthew Sadlier, aged 19, was emigrating to Canada in search of a new life.

IMG_0160