School News January 20th 2017

Juvenile Boys Football.

This group guided by Mr Nolan played Boyle C.S. away and lost the game. Cormac White, Aaron Moran, Kieran Reen, Conor Mulligan, Adrian Shortt, James Cunningham, Donal Duignan, Conor Quinn, Shane Moran, Finn Cassells, Niall McNabola, James Murphy, Mark Reynolds, Liam Ellis, Gearoid Reynolds, Shane Mallon, James Doyle, Ronan McNabola, Joe O’Carroll, Gerard McCrann, James Abbott, Adam Galligan, Bailey David, Padraig Kane, Odhran Duignan.

Maynooth.

Leaving Cert Biology students travelled to Maynooth University last week .They got to complete half of the practical investigations on the syllabus, and the timing was ideal as the Mock exams are on the horizon. They were accompanied by Ms Purcell and Mr McHugh.

Bereavements

We sympathise with Chelsi, Jade and Bailey David and family on the death of their grand aunt Mrs Gunningham. We also extend sympathy to Rachel Prior and family on the death of her grand aunt. May they rest in peace.

School News January 12th 2017

Maynooth

Sixth Year Chemistry students accompanied by Ms. Muldowney attended the practical workshops in NUIM. They got to complete a large number of the investigations on the syllabus and were impressed by the whole setting in the university.

Musical Maestros

Two of our students – Shannon Healy and Reema Hamad have had recent success in the music business. Shannon, a fifth year student, auditioned to the Nathan Carter TV show to join Nathan on stage at one of his live concerts. Shannon sent in a video clip of herself playing guitar and singing Rock Me Mama and was selected from many competitors. Reema, a TY student, plays the violin and is part of the adult Kildare County Orchestra performing locally and nationally. We salute both girls and wish them well.

Basketball Playoffs.

Mohill U-19 boys take part in the All Ireland playoffs in Coláiste Iosagáin Galway on Sunday, January 22nd. They play Coláiste Einde Galway and St. Mary’s Belfast. We wish them and their coach – Ms. Hargaden Ward the best of luck.

Transition Years.

This group are engaging with a beauty therapist – Ms. C. Corby, as part of their personal development programme.

Bereavements.

We sympathise with Conor and Sibéal Reynolds and their family on the death of their maternal grandfather – Mr. Wright.

We offer sympathy to Francis Lynch and family on the death of his uncle – Frank Lynch.

We also sympathise with Aoife and Rachel McLoughlin and their family circle on the death of Laura McLoughlin. We express sympathy to Liam Rowley and family on the death of his cousin – Cormac Rowley.
May they rest in peace.

School News December 15th 2016

X Factor Fundraiser.

We congratulate students Shane McGourty, Leighann Flynn, Niamh Donnelly, Rachel Prior and Chelsi David who took part in this event and raised money for the Tighe Family.

History.

We commend Mohill C.L.G on their club history “Clear the Way” – a comprehensive and colourful account of their exploits since their formation in 1889.

Study Skills.

Leaving Cert Students had the opportunity to attend the above day long course in the school.

Senior Boys Basketball.`

The U/19 boys have qualified for the All Ireland playoffs and a place in the quarter finals. This is scheduled for the new year. They qualified on foot of a win against Kiltimagh on a scoreline of Mohill – 50 – Kiltimagh – 39.

Ms. Hargaden Ward is the coach and mentor.

Transition Year Enterprise.

The group have a range of products available to purchase in the run up to Christmas. These include – a personalised Christmas story book, mini Christmas trees, Emoji Keyrings, MCC pens and phone charger cases.

Christmas.

We wish all our readers a very happy Christmas and best wishes for 2017.

School News December 8th 2016

Fundraiser.

The “Walk and Talk”that was part of anti-bullying week and doubled as a sponsored fundraiser for the Loughlin Og Burns cause has raised €508. Thanks and well done to the students and their sponsors.

Girls Active.

First year girls are starting a weekly one hour physical activity session this week. The class is after school and will be facilitated by Ms Purcell and it is funded by Leitrim Sports Partnership.

Transition Years.

The class were ice skating in Sligo during the week and despite a number of early falls they soon mastered the discipline. They together with a school choir directed by Ms. M. McGovern are having carol singing in Arus Carolan and the day care centre in the lead up to Christmas.

Postering.

First Year Home Economic students have been busy making posters relating to health issues ranging from obesity to osteoporosis. The are attractive and informative and are located in common areas of the school. Ms. Kellegher initiated the project.

Senior Boys Football.

Mohill played Glenamaddy in Ballyhaunis in a Connacht quarter final and were defeated by a much stronger team.

Bereavement.

We sympathise with Elannah Sollit and family on the death of her cousin in England. Rest in peace.

School News December 1st 2016

Congratulations.

Well done to First Year student Rachel Reynolds who won a literary award in the Leitrim Guardian for her entry “A haunted story–the cry that always returns”.
A number of Third year students had their writings on the theme of peace published in the Guardian also.

Longford Town F.C.

Four students have made the town U/14 panel and train in Longford on a weekly basis. The boys say the big competition is the Kennedy Cup next Summer.
Conor Quinn, Conor Macklin, Conor Canning & Donal Duignan are the students involved.

Welcome.

We welcome a new teacher to the school- Mr. Cummins, who is replacing Ms. Maxwell, who is on maternity leave.

U/14 Girls Football.

Ms. Flanagan’s team played Boyle C.S. in a home game in Cloone during the week. They won well on a scoreline Mohill C.C. 11-12 – Boyle C.S. 4-12

Panel.
Jennifer Andrews, Sarah Boyle, Laura Casey, Anna Crossley, Chloe Dolan, April Doyle, Natasha Doyle, Claire Fitzpatrick, Emily Harkin, Jessica Hughes, Rachel McGarry, Ellen McGuinness, Ríona McKeon, Aine McLoughlin, Sarah Murphy, Maeve Newton, Aine Nicholl, Rachel Reynolds, Erica Ridge, Isabella Rowley, Aisling Shanley, Celine Shortt. Shaylyn Ward, Ellen Woods.

Mohill Credit Union.

The following students were judged winners in the Credit Union Art Competition in the 14-17 age group.

1st – Ceadigh Heslin
2nd – Darragh McCrann.
3rd – Gemma Stenson.

Well done

Bereavement
We sympathise with Finn Cassells and family on the death of his aunt – Gill Lattimore. May she rest in peace.

School News November 24th 2016

Senior Boys Football.

Mohill played Castlerea away and came home with a one point win. They are now in a Connacht quarter final,. Mr Beirne manages this team.
John Paul 11 Awards.
Four of our students have been bestowed with the above award on foot of activities in school and in their parishes.The recipients were Blathnaid Duignan, Elizabeth Honeyman, Dearbhile Tiernan and Michelle Hackett.
Irish Angling Team.
First year student Roisin Bohan has been included in the Ireland U – 15 Angling team. This qualification is based on fishing competitions over two weekends at Iniscarra Co Cork.
Roisin has also been nominated for a Leitrim Sports award. We wish her luck in her competitions.
Leitrim Sports  Awards
Six students who were part of Carrick on Shannon Hurling Club and won the Roscommon U/14 Shield Final are nominated with their team for an award.
Shane Mallon, Sean O’Riordan, Cian Mallon, Jordan Reynolds, Robert Maguire, Cormac White.
Bereavement.
We sympathise with Owen and Rose McLoughlin and family on the death of their grandfather – Sean McLoughlin.
We extend sympathy to bus driver, Liam Prior, on the death of his mother – Mrs. Emily Prior.  May they rest in peace.

School News November 17th 2016

Transition Year.

A representative of “Children And Young People’s Services Committee” from I.T. Sligo carried out research with the students on the services and facilities available for teenagers in South Leitrim.  The feedback may result in new service provision for the students.

Entrance Scholars Award.
Past student Eileen Pfeffel has recieved an Academic High Achiever award from U.C.D.  This is in recognition of her exceptional attainment in her Leaving Cert. Eileen is a student of vetinary medicine and completed her education in Mohill Community College last June.  Congratulations Eileen.
Business Teachers Association Award.
We applaud Nina Greene who received an award in Galway on foot of her excellent grade in Business Studies in her Junior Cert last June.  Well done Nina.
Home Youth Liaison Officer.
We welcome Mr. McGoldrick who will visit the school each Wednesday to provide education and social support, both on a one to one and group basis.  Supports relating to mentoring and mental health are a priority and communication with parents, if necessary, is part of his role.
Walk & Talk.
As part of the Healthy Schools Programme and in conjunction with Anti-Bullying week, students talked about mental health issues including bullying during their half hour walk.  The first, second and third years upon return to class provided feedback and the points were discussed in a class setting.;  The event doubled up as a sponsored walk to raise funds for the Loughlin Og Burns Fund.  Well done to all involved.
Bereavement.
We sympathise with Aine Nicholl and family on the death of her aunt – M;rs. Maureen Grogan.  May she rest in peace.

School News November 10th 2016

Senior Boys Football.

Mohill played Scoil Mhuire, Strokestown away and despite clocking up a score of 4-13 they ended up five points adrift of the Roscommon team.  Mr. Beirne is in charge of this group.
Junior Boys Football.
Mohill played Boyle C.S. away and found themselves 13 points behind at half time.  A much better second half for Mohill left them losing by two points in the end.Mr. Duffy is in charge of this team.
Aaron Moran, Jordan McGuinness, Oisin Niblock, Ciaran McGlynn, Shane McGourty, Francis Shanley, Colm Fitzpatrick, Johnny Boyle, Niall Keegan, Adrian Shortt, Michael Cox, Jordan Reynolds, Taidhg Doherty, Sean O’Riordain, Daniel Hamilton, Peter McHugh, Shane Tierney, Darragh McCrann, Kieran Reen, Cormac White, James Doyle, Shane Mallon, Conor Mulligan, Ryan Lennon.
Floral Pride.
The school was a winner in this years Floral Pride awards. The small south facing garden with planters teeming with flowers, shrubs,and roses surrounding a beautiful gazebo earned a 250euro prize  Well done to those who developed and maintained this gem for all to enjoy on a daily basis.
Enrolment.
This years school enrolment is on Saturday, November 19th from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. The school can be contacted at any time if this arrangement does not suit.
Futsal.
Mr. Nolan brought First year girls and boys teams to Drumshanbo to play five a side soccer.  Teams from Drumshanbo, St. Clare’s Manorhamilton and Carrigallen competed.  Mohill won a number of games but did not qualify for a final. A number of TY students helped out on the day.
Boys.
Thomas McNabola, Conor Macklin, Aonghus McCrann, Callum Andrews, Craig McGuinness, Jake Shiels, Sean Bohan, Conor Canning, Conor Niblock, Brian Donohue.
Girls.
Gemma McNamara, Rachel Reynolds, Laura Casey, Dervla McManus, Chloe Harkin, Sophie Ferns, Nicole Lennon, Roisin Bohan, Aine Mulligan, Ellen McGuinness, Emma Hayden, Geraldine Reynolds.
Bereavements.
We sympathise with James & Robert Maguire and family on the death of their grandmother and also with Caroline Dobson and family on the death of her grandmother, Mrs. Dobson.  We also sympathise with Sophie Reynolds and family on the death of her granduncle and grandaunt – Mr. & Mrs Reynolds.  May they rest in peace.

School News October 27th 2016

DCU.

Dublin footballer, Johnny Cooper, visited the school as an an ambassador for DCU and met the Leaving Cert class.  This is the third year he has talked to our Leaving Certs about the options available to them in DCU.  He proved to be a most popular visitor.  Ms. Reynolds arranged his visit.
Roscommon Hurling Title.
Shane Mallon, Kieran Reen and Cormac White play U/14 hurling with Carrick on Shannon and they were part of the team that won the Roscommon U/14 Shield Final.  Well done lads.
Ladies Junior Football.
Mohill played a home game against S. Clare’s, Manorhamilton and were beaten.
U/14 Girls.
The girls played Drumshanbo V.S. away and had a comprehensive win.
Jennifer Andrews, Sarah Boyle, Laura Casey, Anna Crossley, Chloe Dolan, April Doyle, Natasha Doyle, Claire Fitzpatrick, Emily Harkin, Jessica Hughes, Rachel McGarry, Ellen McGuinness, Rióna McKeon, Aine McLoughlin, Sarah Murphy, Maeve Newton, Aine Nicholl, Rachel Reynolds, Erica Ridge, Isabella Rowley, Aisling Shanley, Celine Shortt, Shaylyn Ward, Ellen Woods. Ms Flanagan is mentor to these girls.
 Boys Juvenile Football.
The boys beat St. Clare’s, Manorhamilton the week before last.  Mr. Duffy is in charge of this group.
James Abbott, Finn Cassells,James Doyle, Donal Duignan, Liam Ellis, Adam Galligan, Padraig Kane, Ryan Lennon, Shane Mallon, Gerard McCrann, Brian McDonagh, Niall McNabola, Ronan McNabola, Aaron Moran, Conor Mulligan, James Murphy, Conor Quinn, Kieran Reen, Gearóid Reynolds, Mark Reynolds, Adrian Shortt, Cormac White.
Comhairle Na nOg.
The TY class attended a meeting of this group in Carrick recently.  They engaged in workshops regarding Leitrim today and what changes they would like to see especially for teenagers.  They were given a talk about mental health and were welcomed by Chairperson of Leitrim County Council, Mary Bohan.  A video on homelessness in Leitrim was launched on the day.
Bereavement.
We sympathise with Ms. Murphy and wider family circle on the death of her aunt, Teresa Feane.  May she rest in peace.

School News October 20th 2016

Sky Sports Mentoring Programme.

Leitrim GAA footballer, Kevin Conlon, is facilitating this for the TY class.  It focuses mostly on sports activity, with emphasis on the life skills athletes identified as enabling them to achieve success in sport and life.
Senior Boys Basketball.
The U/19 boys recorded a good win against St. Louis Community School, Kiltimagh last week.  The margin at the final hooter was thirteen points.  This was an away game and Ms. Hargaden Ward is coach to them.
Shane Cox, Dylan Gaffey, Gavin Gordon, Evan Harkin, Sean Harkin, Barry Heslin, Luke Jones, Eoin Kenny, Fiachra McGuinness, Tadhg Mulligan, Peter O’Neill, Jordan Reynolds, Liam Rowley, Glen Ward.
Congratulations.
Michelle Hackett represented the school in the Connacht Schools Golf Championship in Castlebar and emerged with best individual nett in the Senior Cup on 39 points.  Well done Michelle.
Third Year Parent Teacher meeting.
This meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 26th from 4.15 to 6.45 p.m.
Senior Boys Football.
In their first outing in the Connacht competition Mohill beat St. Clare’s on a scoreline of Mohill CC 3-14 St. Clare’s 1-7.  Mr. Beirne is in charge of this group.
Shane Cox, Dylan Gaffey, Liam Rowley, Niall Keegan, James McNabola, Sean Harkin, Glen Ward, Eoin Kenny, Evan Harkin, Cian McKeon, Conor Reynolds, Tadhg Mulligan, Fiachra McGuinness, Cian Mallon, Cian Mulvey, Owen McLoughlin, Peter O’Neill, Robert Maguire, Jordan Reynolds, Jonathan Harte.
Bereavement.
We sympathise with the family of Pat Fitzpatrick, who worked with Leitrim Development Company and had associations with our school.  May he rest in peace.