School News February 25th 2016

First and Second Year Basketball.

The first and second year girls had a number of games last week.  Second years played away to Grange and lost by a narrow margin. They played the next day in two home games winning against St. Attracta’s, Tubbercurry and losing to Carrick on Shannon.  First years played St. Attracta’s and Carrick and won both.  Ms. Hargaden Ward is in charge of these teams.
First Years.
Shaylyn Ward, Sarah Boyle, Aine Nicholl, Chloe Dolan, Celine Shortt, Aine McLoughlin, Maeve Newton, Ellen Woods, Riona McKeon, Rachel McGarry, Claire Fitzpatrick, Jessica Hughes, Ava Reynolds, Sarah Murphy, Jennifer Andrews, Isabella Rowley.
Second Years.
Lorraine Foy, Kirstie McGuinness, Alannah McGuinness, Rachel Stenson, Genevieve Canning, Sinead McNabola, Chloe Mulligan, Riona Cosgrove, Roisin Burke, Aoife Duignan, Alannah Cox, Rose McLoughlin, Aoife McLoughlin, Nour Stevens, Ciara McKiernan, Katie McKiernan, Eva Keegan, Lisa Gill, Celine Shortt, Aine Nicholl, Sarah Boyle, Shaylyn Ward, Chloe Dolan.
Senior Girls Connacht Football Semi Final.
The game was against Swinford and played in Cootehall.  Despite playing very competitively in the second half a goal in the last five minutes spelled the end for Mohill.
Scoreline  Mohill 3 – 5
                Swinford 4 – 10
Ms. Flanagan is in charge of this team.
Elizabeth Honeyman, Clodagh Mitchell Cathy Forde, Celine Mulligan, Niamh Beirne, Caoimhe Canning, Amy Cosgrove, Tara Quinn, Emma Quinn, Sinead Reynolds Sibeal Reynolds, Gemma Senson, Aoife Cafferty, Aoife Beirne Dearbhaile Beirne, Michelle Hackett, Laura O’Neill Seona Cosgrove, Grainne Reynolds, (Annaduff), Hannah Farrell Sterling.
1916
Plans are afoot to celebrate the centenary in the school.  Three students will receive the Irish flag in Croke Park on behalf of the school population.
Art Inspection.
An inspector from the DES attended the school for two days last week.  The report will be available on the DES Website in a few months time.
Congratulations.
We congratulate Ms. Murphy and her husband on the birth of her daughter recently.
Poetry.
Second Prizewinner in the First Year Christmas poetry was Laura Farrelly.
Christmas
Robins are everywhere
flying through the frosty air
A distinctive little bird with
a bright red crest, sitting
on his nest for a short
quiet rest.
It’s that time of year when
everyone is as happy as Larry
The days are snowy and
the nights are starry.
People knocking on doors
happily Carol singing
and in the foggy mist
there are sleigh bells ringing.
Then suddenly around the corner charged four horses
with a neigh.
For they were pulling the
most beautiful bell-laden
sleigh
Now Children let out an
almighty cheer,
For Christmas is already here!
Bereavements.
We sympathise with Ms. Gallagher and family on the death of her brother in law – Mr. Morrison.
We offer sympathy to Mr. McHugh and family on the death of his uncle Thomas Kelly.  May they rest in peace

School News February 11th 2016

Second Year R.E.

All second year students together with their R.E.teachers visited a number of religious institutions in Dublin last week.  They visited a Greek Orthodox Church in Arbour Hill, the Capuchin Day Centre and the Islamic Cultural Centre.  The information gathered will help  inform the students in their R.E. projects for Junior Cert exams.
TY Enterprise.
Seven Groups displayed their products and portfolios  in the school. Five groups were given the green light to progress to the County Enterprise Awards in Carrick in March.  The projects are as follows:
Hedgehog Manufacturing – Ezekiel Stevens.
Crash Notebooks.
Shannon Healy, Hannah McGlynn, Rhian Rees Dole, Caoimhe Wrynne, Alison O’Neill.
Distinct Design.
Maeve Bohan, Cora Maxwell, Tara Copley, Antonio Sanchez.
Cliuche Liatroim
Michelle Hackett, Jayd David, Kirsten Lee, Cian Mallon.
Prime My Desk.
Johnny Boyle, Jordan McGuinness, Corey McCrann, Robert Maguire.
Cellular Covers.
Shannon Beirne, Chelsea Mayo, Michael Luby, Adam Hoffman, James Hickey, Amy Cosgrove.
Tasty Morsels.
Lauren Keighran, Shauna Stenson, Molly Keegan, Rachel Kerrigan, Niamh Hargaden.
First Year Christmas Poetry.
The First Prize in the competition went to Maeve Newton.
Christmas is so special,
It’s my favourite time of the year,
Everyone’s always so happy,
And there’s so much Christmas cheer.
The food is better than ever,
It all tastes so great!
There’s sprouts, potatoes, gammon and turkey,
Finished off with Christmas cake.
We watch Ryan Tubridy on the toy show,
In his famous Christmas jumpers,
While we’re snuggled up by the fire,
Eating marshmallows that have been roasted.
Christmas Eve is better,
Than Christmas Day, I think,
The excitement is overwhelming,
Waiting for St. Nick.
But when Christmas morning comes,
You’ll hear the Mammy’s shout,
Giving out that it’s half past five,
She’s exhausted without a doubt.
The bad thing about Christmas though,
It only lasts a day,
And when you’re having fun with family,
It completely flies away.
You think about how, there’s only 364 days to go,
And you know already, after the floods this year,
The first thing on your letter is:
Snow!
 
Bereavement.
We sympathise with Eoghan, Ellen and Eva Keegan and family on the death of their grandaunt – Clare Blessing.  May she rest in peace.

School News February 4th 2016

Senior Girls Football.

Mohill girls played Ballinrobe in Ballyhaunis and won on a scoreline of Mohill – 10 – 8     Ballinrobe  5 -2
This qualifies the team to play Swinford in Connacht semi-finals after midterm.
Elizabeth Honeyman, Clodagh Mitchell, Cathy Forde, Celine Mulligan, Niamh Beirne, Caoimhe Canning, Amy Cosgrove, Tara Quinn, Emma Quinn, Sinead Reynolds, Sibeal Reynolds, Gemma Stenson, Aoife Cafferty, Aoife Byrne, Dearbhaile Beirne, Michelle Hackett, Laura O’Neill, Seona Cosgrove, Grainne Reynolds (Annaduff), Hannah Farrell Sterling.
Comhairle Na nÓg
Comhairle Na nÓg Leitrim comprised of students from second level  from all over Leitrim made a presentation on Youth perceptions of Homelessness in Ireland.  The presentation was in the Council Chamber and was attended by members of Leitrim County Council, St. Vincent de Paul and the Simon Community.  The presentation was attended by Mohill CC students – Scot Ferns and John Heslin.  The presentation was based on a survey carried out in seven second level schools in Leitrim with 306 respondents.  The survey acknowledged homelessness in Leitrim as well as countrywide and proposed measures to deal with the problem.
Write the Future.
Ms. McGirl’s Fifth Year English class all wrote letters on the  humanitarian crisis involving refugees in Europe and beyond.  The letters were tendered to “Goal” who sponsored the initiative.  The letter writing greatly increased awareness and understanding for the students involved.
Hamlet.
All Fifth Year students went to a staging of the play in the Helix Theatre in Dublin.  By all accounts it was an entertaining and authentic production.  Students were accompanied by their English teachers.
Spring.
St. Bridget’s day was marked in the school by the making of St. Bridget’s crosses  by First and Second year classes.  Ms. Colum initiated the venture.
Work Experience.
Fifth Years are currently on a weeks work experience in the local community as part of the LCVP programme.  Thanks to all who have facilitated this for the students.
Bereavement.
We sympathise with Ms. Conway and family on the death of her brother – Joe Flynn in New York.  May he rest in peace.