School News March 26th 2015

Athletes Abú.

Dearbhaile Beirne has received the A.A.I. Juvenile All Star award for the third year in succession. The presentation took place recently in the Tullamore Arms Hotel.  Athletics Ireland honour the top athletes from each county at this Banquet.
Ireland v Iceland.
This U/17 girls international soccer game was played at AUL in Dublin and Dearbhaile Beirne scored the winning goal for Ireland.  Well done Dearbhaile.
Rugby Scholarship.
Sixth Year Student, Sean McGuinness, has won a rugby scholarship to Athlone IT on foot of trials he has undertaken.  We salute Sean for his endeavours and wish him well in his career.
First Year Athletics.
Ballinamore Sports Hall was the venue for a pilot athletic competition open to all first year students in Leitrim.  Ms. Yorke took ten girls and ten boys to the competition.  The girls were runners up to Ballinamore C.S. and the boys came fourth.
Conor Mulligan, Oisin Niblock, Ciaran McGlynn, Alex Canning, Colm Fitzpatrick, Cian McWeeney, Francis Shanley, Eoin Gaffey, Adrian Shortt, Jamie Beirne, Mahon Meldrum, Shane McGourty, Rose McLoughlin, Kirste McGuinness, Ailish Woods, Aoife Hillman, Lorraine Foy, Caroline Dobson, Ciara McKiernan, Katie McKiernan, Alannah McGuinness, Riona Cosgrove, Genevieve Canning, Sarah Doyle, Sinead McNabola.
Silver Medal.
First year student Eoin Gaffey won a silver in the U15 racewalk at the Glo Health Athletics in Athlone,  Well done Eoin.
Abbott Ireland (Longford)
The Fifth Year LCVP class together with Ms. Fitzpatrick visited the plant.  We first encountered two third level students on placement who give a powerpoint presentation on their role in the plant and their college courses.  We then got a tour of the facility led by Mr. Conboy – the plant produces diagnostic solutions for many human maladies.  We visited the warehouse, the water treatment plant and laboratories for testing the solutions.  We were encouraged to ask questions of the employees and we gained valuable experience on the workings of a modern manufacturing facility.
We filled out a questionaire before we left and we all received Abbott branded items.  We express our gratitute to Abbott for the opportunity they afforded us.
 Jessica Dobson, Shannon  Kilkenny, Tara O’Neill.
Daffodil Day.
The day was marked in the school with a bake sale with students and staff contributing to this noble cause, thanks to all who contributed in any way.
Bereavement.
We sympathise with David Campbell on the tragic death of his cousin, Damien Rogan, and also to Dillon Rogan and their family circle.