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School News December 13th 2012

U/16 Boys Basketball.
The boys play the North West Final against tough opposition in St. Nathy’s, Ballaghadereen at a Sligo venue. Ms. Hargaden Ward coaches this team. We wish them well.

Autism Class.
The Autism class had a trip to Dublin to see the musical Oliver in the Bord Gais Theatre. They were accompanied by Ms, Murphy, Ms. Cunningham and Ms. Conway.

Transition Year Project.
Mr. Duffy has enabled two groups within TY to enter a competition called Formula One for Schools, where they make a five page submission initially regarding their design for a working Formula One model car. One group has reached the last one hundred and will be further assessed in March in Griffith College Dublin. Well done to all.

Galway Trip.
A group of six third year students accompanied by Ms. Earley and Ms. Gallagher visited Galway where they saw the Atlantaquarium and did some shopping. They were joined by students from Drumshanbo V.S. and Lough Allen College. The funding for the trip was provided by Leitrim Developement Company.

Bereavement
We sympathise with Shauna and Ciara McGrath on the death of their grandmother recently. May she rest in peace.

Transition Year.
Ms. Reynolds took the group to the cinema in Carrick to see “Seven Psychopaths” with a view to adding to their Film Studies Portfolio for Leaving Cert.

Mindout.
Ms. Hanley, Ms. Colum, Ms. Kellegher and Ms. Hargaden Ward attended a day long seminar on Mental Health in Sligo. It was delivered by the Health Promotion Unit of the HSE

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School News December 6th 2012Congratulations.

Congratulations.
We have reason to celebrate the awards bestowed on members of our student body by Leitrim Sports Partnership. The School Equestrian Team comprising Mollie Crossley, Shauna McCrann, Paul Foy and Cian Wrynn scooped the Juvenile Team of the Year Award.
Dearbhaile Beirne won the Junior Sports Star Award for her endeavours in many sports.
We applaud the winners, their parents and mentors, who have made this possible.

School Inspection.
The school has just had a Management Leadership and Learning inspection conducted by DES inspectors over three days last week. The inspection report will be published on the DES website in a few months time.

Romeo & Juliet
Third Year Higher Level English classes attended the Backstage Theatre, Longford for a viewing of Shakespeare’s famous play. They enjoyed the production and were accompanied by Ms. Reynolds and Ms. Dolan.

Christmas.
There will be a Christmas Carol Service in the School on Friday, 21st December..

Christmas Confessions.
This will be held in the school on Thursday, 13th December and will be conducted by some of the local priests.

Bereavements.
We sympathise with the following students, who were recently bereaved.

– Patrick and Jessica Power on the death of Mr. Cole – their step-grandfather in England.

– Lisa McNabola (Third Year) on the death of her grandaunt – Sr. Kathleen Moran.

– David, Diane and Alan Crowe on the death of their grandaunt.
May they rest in peace.

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School News November 29th 2012

Transition Year.
The TY’s have had their second residential in the Key Programme, this time in Roscor Beleek, Co. Fermanagh,where they stayed three days The focus is on careers and CV preparation, interspersed with outdoor activities. Mr Conor Beirne accompanied the students.
They are also engaged in an “Intergenerational Programme” with daycare patients in Arus Carolan. The purpose of the programme is to raise their awareness of the elderly in their community – part of their interaction involves helping the people draw cottages on slate.

Daire McKiernan.
We congratulate Daire, who has been invited to an Award Ceremony in NUI, Galway, based on his performance in Business Studies in Junior Cert – Daire is now in Fifth Year.

First Year Boys Football.
The team played Manorhamilton in this Connacht C competition in Eslin and won on a scoreline – Mohill CC 6 – 3. Manorhamilton 2 – 7.
Mr. Nolan wishes to thank Enda Stenson, who refereed and Eslin GAA for the use of their facilities.

Evan Harkin, Sean Harkin, Eoin Kenny, Jamie McCaffrey, Colm McGovern, James McNabola, Ronan Moran, Oisin Reynolds, Liam Rowley, Johnny Boyle, Dylan Gaffey, Fiachra McGuinness, Jordan McGuinness, Owen McLoughlin, Shane Cox, Jamie Dolan, David Faughnan, Michael Luby, Cian McKeon, Cian Mulvey, Peter O’Neill, Johnathan Reynolds, Christy Sullivan, Kevin Bohan, Nathan Hughes, Cian Mallon, Tadhg Mulligan, James Quinn.

Juvenile Football.
Mohill played Ballinamore PPS away during the week and eventually lost a well contested game. Mr. Gaffey manages this team.

Jamie Stenson, Kevin Flynn, Keith Beirne, Jamie Cosgrove, Ronan Gordon, Cal Rawlinson, Sean McGuiness, Jack Heslin, James Doherty, Alan Tuthill, Sean Muldowney, Darren Keegan, Jack McGarry, David Campbell, Brian Duffy, Ronan McKeon, Ronan Mulligan, Ethan Harkin, Michael Reynolds, Eoin Keegan, Dylan Ward, Sean McLoughlin, Liam Jones.

Bereavements.
We sympathise with Marc and Rebecca Creamer on the death of a relative recently.

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School News November 29th 2012

Transition Year.
The TY’s have had their second residential in the Key Programme, this time in Roscor Beleek, Co. Fermanagh,where they stayed three days The focus is on careers and CV preparation, interspersed with outdoor activities. Mr Conor Beirne accompanied the students.
They are also engaged in an “Intergenerational Programme” with daycare patients in Arus Carolan. The purpose of the programme is to raise their awareness of the elderly in their community – part of their interaction involves helping the people draw cottages on slate.

Daire McKiernan.
We congratulate Daire, who has been invited to an Award Ceremony in NUI, Galway, based on his performance in Business Studies in Junior Cert – Daire is now in Fifth Year.

First Year Boys Football.
The team played Manorhamilton in this Connacht C competition in Eslin and won on a scoreline – Mohill CC 6 – 3. Manorhamilton 2 – 7.
Mr. Nolan wishes to thank Enda Stenson, who refereed and Eslin GAA for the use of their facilities.

Evan Harkin, Sean Harkin, Eoin Kenny, Jamie McCaffrey, Colm McGovern, James McNabola, Ronan Moran, Oisin Reynolds, Liam Rowley, Johnny Boyle, Dylan Gaffey, Fiachra McGuinness, Jordan McGuinness, Owen McLoughlin, Shane Cox, Jamie Dolan, David Faughnan, Michael Luby, Cian McKeon, Cian Mulvey, Peter O’Neill, Johnathan Reynolds, Christy Sullivan, Kevin Bohan, Nathan Hughes, Cian Mallon, Tadhg Mulligan, James Quinn.

Juvenile Football.
Mohill played Ballinamore PPS away during the week and eventually lost a well contested game. Mr. Gaffey manages this team.

Jamie Stenson, Kevin Flynn, Keith Beirne, Jamie Cosgrove, Ronan Gordon, Cal Rawlinson, Sean McGuiness, Jack Heslin, James Doherty, Alan Tuthill, Sean Muldowney, Darren Keegan, Jack McGarry, David Campbell, Brian Duffy, Ronan McKeon, Ronan Mulligan, Ethan Harkin, Michael Reynolds, Eoin Keegan, Dylan Ward, Sean McLoughlin, Liam Jones.

Bereavements.
We sympathise with Marc and Rebecca Creamer on the death of a relative recently.

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School News November 22nd 2012

The Helix
The Higher Level Fifth Year English class travelled to the Helix in Dublin for a stage production of Macbeth. They were impressed with the performance and stagecraft. They were accompanied by their teachers, Ms. Yorke and Ms. Dolan.
New Arrival
Congratulations to Ms. McGovern and her husband on the birth of their daughter, Ella.
Girls Active
This programme is running after school for First and Second Years one evening a week. The activities include Hip Hop and Boxercise. The programme is organised by Ms. Purcell and Ms. McCarville.
Girls Basketball.
The U/16 and U/19 teams played Scoil Mhuire, Longford away – the U/19’s won on a scoreline of Mohill CC 51 – Scoil Mhuire 28.
The U/16’s were beaten by a small margin.
U/19.
Aileen Flynn, Orlaith Heslin, Laura Mulligan, Caoimhe McGuinness, Alice Tuthill, Michelle Beirne, Geraldine Keegan, Patricia Forde, Jasmine Reynolds, Caoimhe Canning, Ordharnait McGuinness, Eimear Higgins, Claire Beirne.
U/16
Caoimhe Canning, Ellie Gordon, Lauren McCann, Cait McHugh, Celine Mulligan, Alice Egan, Katie Mulligan, Ciara McGrath, Lisa Moran, Aifric Madden, Dearbhaile Beirne, Ordharnaith McGuinness.
Parents Association Election.
A number of positions have already been filled – Ann Maguire and John Boyle represent First Years. Currently elections are taking place for two parents for Transition Year and a mother to represent Third Year. The complete list will be published in the school website later.
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School Notes November 15th 2012

Mental Health Workshop
A group of senior cycle students travelled to Sligo to participate in this eventful and informative day. A variety of speakers addressed the group – Maureen Griffin, a Forensic Psychologist, spoke on Cyber Bullying, Clair Swinburne author of “So what do you think” a guide for the teenage mind gave a presentation on the benefits of positive thinking. Ann Marie from Today FM and Wally the Rapper gave an enlightening account of Wally’s recovery from depression. Spun out – a mental health organisation and Lough Allen Students, who have won the Mental Health National Public Speaking, both delivered presentations on Minding Our Mental Health. Ms. Kellegher and Ms. Hanly accompanied the students.

Peace and Reconciliation Programme (Green Hat)
Fifth Years and Transition Years are engaging in this twenty hour programme that involves visits from guest speakers who had first hand experience of living through this traumatic period. Workshops will raise awareness about the extent of the troubles in Northern Ireland and the continuation of peace initiatives throughout the six counties.

Where have you Bin.
This is a project jointly promoted by Leitrim County Council and i radio to heighten awareness of litter. i radio claim they have personnel visiting towns and villages undercover and anyone spotted putting litter in a bin is set to win €100.

Boys Basketball.
The U/16 and U/19 basketballers played St. Muredach’s College, Ballina at home. The U/19’s lost by a a narrow margin while the U/16’s had a handsome win. Ms. Hargaden Ward says the U/16’s have a good chance of reaching the Regional Finals.

Congratulations.
Dearbhaile Beirne has represented Connacht in an Inter provincial Soccer Tournament in Athlone. Dearbhaile will now attend further trials in the coming months with a view to representing Ireland in the sport. .

Mohill CC Equestrian Team.
The Equestrian team have been nominated for Juvenile Team of the Year in Leitrim Sports Star Awards. They are worthy nominees for the award

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School News November 8th 2012

Academic Matters
Caroline Moran and Karen Roche have qualified for a UCD Entrance Scholars Award on foot of their Leaving Certificate performance. Caroline had previously been granted the M.J. McManus Award and Karen a Naughton Scholarship. Congratulations to them both.

Senior Boys Football.
Mohill played Manorhamilton in a home game and had a good win on a scoreline Mohill CC 2-11 – Manorhamilton 0-7

Jason Farry, Darragh Higgins, Alan McGarry, James Mitchell, Ryan Bohan, Evan Ward, Oisin Madden, Cathal Keegan, Caillin Canning, Shane McGowan, Darragh Gordon, Joe Stenson, Paul Foy, Niall Beirne, Keith Beirne, Shane Sullivan, Kenton McCormack, Liam Mulligan, David Mulvey, Michael Bohan, Darren Keegan.

Girls Basketball.
The U-19 and Cadet girls played their counterparts from St. Louis Dundalk in home games and won both.
The U-19’s won by five points on a 78 to 73 scoreline
Jasmine Reynolds, Caoimhe Canning, Caoimhe McGuinness, Alice Tuthill, Odharnait McGuinness, Aileen Flynn, Orlaith Heslin, Eimear Higgins, Michelle Beirne, Patricia Forde, Claire Beirne.
The cadets won 42 to 27.
Alice Egan, Aifric Madden, Odharnait McGuinness, Lisa Moran, Ellie Gordon, Ciara McGrath, Lauren McCann, Dearbhaile Beirne, Cait McHugh, Caoimhe Canning. Ms. Dolan mentors these teams.

Project Maths for Parents.
The school is facilitating six night classes for parents of First and Second Year students. Ms. Muldowney is delivering the classes.

Bereavements
We sympathise with Bladhnaid Duignan, on the death of two of her granduncles – Fergus and David Redmond. May they rest in peace.

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School News October 25th 2012

Funding for the Sports Field.
We welcome the €80,000 sanctioned by the DES for the development of a football pitch on the school grounds. We wish to thank all those who made the granting of this money possible.

First Year Boys Football Blitz
Mr. Kehir took the First Years to Ballinamore to play in the Brady Cup Blitz. The group were split into two teams, one of which got beaten in the final. They competed against teams from Manorhamilton, Carrigallen, Ballinamore, Carrick on Shannon and Drumshanbo.
Kevin Bohan, Nathan Hughes, James Quinn, Tadhg Mulligan, Cian Mallon, Brandon Boyne, Ronan Moran, James McNabola, Sean Harkin, Eoin Kenny, Evan Harkin, Jamie McCaffrey, Liam Rowley, Colm McGovern, Robert Maguire, Johnny Boyle, Owen McLoughlin, Jordan McGuinness, Dillon Tyrrell, Fiachra McGuinness, Dylan Gaffey, Cian McKeon, Cian Mulvey, Shane Cox, Jonathan Reynolds, Christy Sullivan, Gavin Gordon, Peter O’Neill, Michael Luby, Tony McDonagh, Jamie Dolan, David Faughnan, Transition Year students David Mulvey and Michael Bohan helped with the teams on the day.

Vietnamese Orphanages.
A number of students have supported this cause by selling wristbands – the money raised is going to support a volunteer worker, who will visit Vietnan in the coming months.

Halloween Soccer.
The annual student v teacher soccer game will take place before mid term in the Sports Hall – while the students are in prime condition the physios and chiropractors are busy trying to patch the teachers together.
The student team will be taken from:-
Emma Quinn, Fiachra McGuinness, Ethan Harkin, Dearbhaile Beirne, Keith Beirne, Nicole Higgins, David Charles, Claire Beirne, Kealan Murphy and Eimear Duffy.
The Teachers team will only be announced five minutes before the match pending fitness tests.

U-14 Girls Football
Mohill played Abbey CS Boyle at home, and were beaten on a scoreline MCC 5-2 Abbey C.S. 8-7
Ms. Horan is in charge of this group.

Aoife Cafferty, Aoife Byrne, Aoife Keegan, Amy Cox, Shannon Kilkenny, Dearbhaile Beirne, Aisling McGwynne, Ellen Keegan, Laura Gill, Leighann Flynn, Claire Bohan, Roisin Donnelly, Emma Moran, Laura McManus, Michelle Hackett, Elizabeth Honeyman, Sibéal Reynolds, Deirbhile Tiernan, Emma Quinn, Tara Quinn, Ann Marie Reynolds, Blathnaid Duignan, Clodagh Mitchell, Seóna Cosgrove, Eimear Kelly.

Senior Girls Football.
Mohill also played Abbey CS at home and had a good win. Mr. Kehir wants to thank Jimmy Stenson who refereed both of the games against Boyle.
Aoife McGarry, Sharon Reynolds, Orlaith Heslin, Catherine Forde, Cliodhna Reynolds, Patricia Forde, Nicole Higgins, Aileen Flynn, Claire Beirne, Lisa Reynolds, Caoimhe McGuinness, Tara Quinn, Nadine Hackett, Shauna McCrann, Lorraine Moran, Caoimhe Canning, Michelle Beirne, Lorraine Reynolds, Vanessa Reynolds, Alicia Kiernan, Lauren McCann, Ellie Gordon, Ciara McGrath.

Cyberbullying.
The school is facilitating a talk for parents on this topic. It is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13th at 8.00 pm. This will be followed the next day by a workshop for all First Year students on the topic. It is hoped to roll out the programme for other year groups at a later date.

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School News October 18th 2012

JP Mc Manus Scholarship.
Congratulations to Caroline Moran who completed her Leaving Cert in June on winning this prestigious award, on the basis of her overall level of attainment in the examinations. The award ceremony is in the University of Limerick in November and the guest of honour is Bill Clinton.We are proud of your achievements Caroline and wish you the best in your studies and in the years ahead.
School Mass.
The school Mass for the start of the year took place in the parish church on Friday week last, it was concelebrated by Fr Murphy and Fr Burke. The theme was “Happiness” and students had displays around the church of the things in life that make them happy. The students were involved in many aspects of the celebration and added much to the ceremony. Thanks to Fr Burke and Fr Murphy and to all who helped out in preparation and on the day.
Girls U-16 Football.
Mohill played Grange V.S. Sligo in an away game and had a comfortable win, Ms Nertney is in charge of this team.
Caoimhe Canning, Claire Beirne, Aoife Mc Garry, Laura Doyle, Celine Mulligan, Catherine Forde, Ellie Gordon, Nicole Higgins, Louise Shanley, Aoife Byrne, Ciara Tiernan, Kellie Lennon, Lorraine Reynolds, Lorraine Moran, Carla Doyle, Dearbhaile Beirne, Colette Gannon Ciara Mc Grath,Sinead Reynolds, Lauren Shanley, Lauren Mc Cann.
Boys Basketball.
The U- 19 and U-16 squads played Nathys Ballaghadereen away and in high scoring games ceded victory to the hosts.
Mohill U-19 46 Nathys 70
U 19 Panel.
Shane Mc Gowan, Oisin Madden, Darragh Gordon, Cathal Keegan, Keith Keegan, Evan Ward, Paul Foy, Karol Olenjniczak, James Mitchell, Darragh Higgins, Ryan Bohan, Caillin Canning.
U-16 Panel.
Keith Beirne, Dylan Ward, Jamie Stenson, Ronan Gordon, Jamie Cosgrove, Kevin Flynn, Jack Mc Garry, Jack Heslin, Sean Muldowney, Liam Jones, David Campbell, Alan Tuthill, Ronan Mc Keon, Fiachra Mc Guinness.
Mohill 46 Nathys 57
Girls U 16 Basketball.
This groups first competitive game was at home to St Louis Monaghan, the girls played valiantly but were beaten on a scoreline of
Mohill 16
St Louis 49
Ms Dolan is mentor of this team. Caoimhe Canning, Ellie Gordon, Lauren Mc Cann, Cait Mc Hugh, Odharnait Mc Guinness, Celine Mulligan, Alice Egan, Katie Mulligan, Ciara Mc Grath, Lisa Moran, Aifric Madden, Dearbhaile Beirne.

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School News October 11th 2012

Floral Pride Award
Congratulations to the Autism class and helpers who were awarded third prize in the competition. The award is a fitting reward for all the hard work they put in resulting in the colourful displays on show all year round.

Geography Field Trip.
Mr. Kehir accompanied the Leaving Cert Geography class to Killukin River, Kilmore, Co. Roscommon. The primary focus was on river erosion and that entailed plenty of measurement and sampling at the site.

“Bin it Workshop”
First Year students attended a workshop facilitated by Wrigleys to track pupils knowledge and raise awareness of how to dispose of used chewing gum. The workshop used role play and activity based learning.

Transition Year
The group had a most enjoyable and busy two and a half day trip to Roscor Youth Village Fermanagh. They had Key Training on Enterprise and setting up a mini company, they also had team building exercises as well as many outdoor pursuits including gorge walking in wet suits followed by orienteering, and a low rope obstacle course.

First Year Boys Football.
In their first match of the year Mohill drew with Ballinamore PPS in a game that produced fifteen goals, the final score was Mohill 8 – 11 to Ballinamore 7 – 14. Mr. Nolan is in charge of this panel.
Tadhy Mulligan, Cian Mallon, Ronan Moran, James McNabola, Sean Harkin, Eoin Kenny, Evan Harkin, Liam Rowley, Oisin Reynolds, Johnny Boyle, Jordan McGuinness, Fiachra McGuinness, Dylan Gaffey, Shane Cox, Christy Sullivan, Nathan Hughes, James Quinn, Cian McKeon, Cian Mulvey, Jonathan Reynolds, Gavin Gordon, Peter O’Neill, Kevin Bohan, Dillon Tyrrell, Colm McGovern, Robert Maguire, Owen McLoughlin, Jamie McCaffrey.

Boys Juvenile Football.
Mohill played Castlerea in an away game and had a good win. Mr. Gaffey is in charge of this team.
Jamie Stenson, Kevin Flynn, Keith Beirne, Jamie Cosgrove, Ronan Gordon, Sean McGuinness, Cal Rawlinson, Jack Heslin, James Doherty, Alan Tuthill, Sean Muldowney, Darren Keegan, Jack McGarry, David Campbell, Brian Duffy, Ronan McKeon, Ronan Mulligan, Ethan Harkin, Michael Reynolds, Eoin Keegan, Dylan Ward, Sean McLoughlin.

Bereavement
We sympathise with Mr. McGuinness on the death of his sister – Mrs. Vera Gallagher. May she rest in peace.