School News May 23rd 2013

History Tour
Ms. Moreton’s Second Year History class visited Newgrange, the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey at Mellifont and Monasterboice with its high crosses. Mr. Kehir, Ms. Gallagher, Ms. Fritz and Ms Guenineche accompanied the group.

Irish Tour
Fifth Year Irish students visited Inismór on a sun soaked day and traversed the island on bicycles. They saw Dún Aengus and got an idea of life on an Irish speaking island. They were taken by Ms R. Tiernan, Ms. McCarville and Ms. Guenineche.

All Ireland Qualifiers.
A number of students qualified in athletics for the All Ireland Finals on foot of success in the Connacht Finals in Athlone.

Michelle and Dearbhaile Beirne and Ashling McNabola qualified in the walk. Mollie Crossley qualified in the hurdles. Oisin Madden was unlucky as he came fourth in the 100m. Sibéal Reynolds came third in the Minor Long Jump but Minors do not progress to an All Ireland. Ms. Yorke co-ordinates Athletics in the school.

Hurling.
Second Year boys attended a hurling Blitz in Cavan. Most were newcomers to the sport, the college had two teams, it was a great experience for the boys. Mr. Duffy was in charge on the day and was impressed with the skill levels on show.

Transition Year Awards.
The Waterfront in Belfast was the venue for the Annual Awards for all participants in the Key programme from North and South of the border. The College won best enterprise award for the business “Hook-n-Hang”, where products were developed and sold for hanging clothes, keys and jewellery. Fiona McGowan and Claire Rogers were members of the group and got certificates and a 30 pound gift voucher each.

Bereavement.

We sympathise with Fiona and Shane McGowan and their families on the death of their grandmother – Mrs. Nellie McGowan. May she rest in peace.