School News March 10th 2016

First Year Girls Basketball.
Mohill hosted Mercy Sligo and were beaten in the end by Sligo’s stronger panel. The Mohill girls have many promising players so the future is bright for them.
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 and Isabella Rowley. Thanks to the referee and table officials. Ms Hargaden Ward mentors this team.

Three D Printer.
Just the latest must have technology which can print solid 3D objects. Leitrim County Enterprise Board invited submissions from the second level schools in Leitrim to win the printer for your school. Ezekiel Stevens stepped up with a mesmerising set of applications for a 3D printer, his pitch won the printer for the school.We applaud your initiative Ezekiel.

History trip to Derry.
Fifth and Sixth year History students accompanied by Mr Nolan and Ms Brennan made it a two day odyssey. They embraced the rich history of this walled city, taking a guided historical tour, walked the walls and got first hand accounts of significant events from the city’s past from both sides of the divide. They also visited museums and viewed graffiti and murals.

Race walking Success.
Congratulations to Eoin Gaffey who earned a Leitrim sports star award for his prowess in the sport at under sixteen level. Students from Mohill and Ballinamore athletic clubs have had notable success in recent indoor competitions in Athlone, well done to all.

Croke Park.
Tadhg Doherty, Aoife Shanley and Alejandra Adan represented the school as they received the Tricolour and a copy of the proclamation. Ryan Tubridy was the compere and the President Mr Higgins addressed the six thousand plus assembled crowd on the significance of the events being celebrated. Mr Nolan and Ms Maxwell accompanied the students.

Proclamation day celebrations.
Tuesday March 15th was D day. Many meaningful and collaborative events had been coordinated by Ms Maxwell with input from students and staff. Dr Gerard McAtasney, renowned historian, lecturer and author spoke to senior students regarding the Ulster influences on the events leading up to the rising.
Music from a century ago was played by students and the student cohort sang Amhran Na BhFiann.
The Proclamation was rewritten by Second year students to a more contemporary one reflecting the new generation. They compiled their family tree to be aware of their lineage. They also had a remembrance tree in the school with the names of their ancestors alive in 1916.
The flag was raised by the Principal Ms Duffy and the proclamation was read by two students.This was followed by a reflective service for the signatories of the proclamation.The Home Economics department organised some home made brown bread for all.

Bereavements.
We sympathise with Kalon and Emily Harkin and family on the death of their uncle David Dunne and to Jonathan Harte and Rachel Kerrigan and families on the death of their grandmother Ms Harte. We extend sympathy to Cathy Forde and family on the death of her grand aunt