School News May 27th 2016

Athletics in Athlone.

A number of students participated in these last week. Sibéal Reynolds came second in the Long Jump and Eoin Gaffey came second in racewalking. Both qualify for the All Irelands in Tullamore in early June. Alannah McGuinness performed very well coming fourth in the 75m U/16 hurdles.

Spelling Bee.

Ms. Reynolds and Ms. McGirl have championed this all year on a weekly basis to improve literacy in their First Year English classes. This culminated in a grand final between the classes where up to 200 words had to be spelled. Participants got medals or certificates.

History Tour.

Third Year students visited the stone age heritage site at Newgrange – the early christian crosses at Monasterboice and medieval remains of the Cistercian Abbey at Mellifont. Students were accompanied by Ms. Moreton, Ms. Maxwell, Ms Earley and Mr. Duffy.

Green Flag.

The most recent green flag for “water conservation” was accepted on behalf of the school by TY students – Johnny Boyle and Maeve Bohan accompanied by Mr. Nolan. The presentation took place in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris.

Bicentenary of St. Mary’s Church Mohill.

A service marking the event was held on Saturday, May 21st with a theme of “Remember – Reflect and Rekindle”. The preacher was Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland – Reverend Dr. Michael Jackson, with prayers, readings and hymns from across the communities. The service was followed by refreshments and a chance to view historical photographs.

Treasure Island.

Student – Bronwyn Keegan was part of the Youth Theatre’s production staged recently in the Dock.

Floral Pride.

Judging has taken place and to mark this and the end of the school year Students – Cillian, Lorcan and Pat visited Lough Rynn for refreshments.

Adiós.

We bid farewell to Spanish Students – Antonio Barroco Sánches and Alejandra Vazques Adán, who were in TY and third year respectively for the academic year. We wish them well.

Lourdes.

Luke Jones has gone as a helper to Lourdes and a “bake sale” and a soccer tournament were organised as fundraisers. Thanks to all who contributed. The junior final was contested by Team Spain v Team Portugal -Team Portugal won well.

Team Portugal. Tadhg Doherty, Sean O’Riordan, Adrian Shortt, Scott Ferns, Cian McWeeney,
Team Spain. Francis Shanley, Gemma Stenson, Aaron Moran, Alejandra Vazquez, Daniel Kaczmarek.

The Senior Final was between Swansea and Stoke. Swansea won by three goals.

Team Swansea. Peter O’Neill, Fiachra McGuinness, Liam Rowley, Ryan Shanley, Evan Harkin.
Team Stoke. Tadhg Mulligan, Eoin Kenny, Sean Harkin, Brian Doyle, Jonathan Reynolds.

T.Y. Tour to Italy.

The TY group had an action packed four day tour to Northern Italy. Lake Garda was the first port of call with a cruise that took them to a cable car journey that took them 1700 m above sea level with views of the snowcapped Alps. Tours of Venice and Verona, a day trip to a theme park Gardaland and aquarium, followed by shopping in the Orio Shopping centre adjacent to Bergamo Airport Milan were the highlights of the tour. Ms. McCarville, Ms. McGrath and Mr. McHugh accompanied the students.

School Awards.

First year students of the year – Maeve Newton, Donal Duignan,
Second year students of the year – Seán O’Riordan, Caroline Dobson.
Third year students of the year – Kathy Shanley, Martin Tiernan.
Transition year students of the year – Johnny Boyle, Cora Maxwell.
Fifth year students of the year – Seóna Cosgrove, Evan & Sean Harkin.
Sixth year students of the year – Patrick Kozak, Ciara McCrann.
Overall student of the year – Caoimhe Canning.

Best Junior Cert 2015 – Molly Keegan.
Best Leaving Cert 2015 – Eileen Pfeffel Canning, Fiona McGowan.
Agricultural Science award – Kalon Harkin.
Art award – Junior Cert – Saoirse Fox. Leaving Cert – Hannah Keegan.
Construction Studies award – Gearóid Mulligan.
Woodwork award – Daragh McCrann.
Engineering award – Dylan Ward.
Metalwork award – Jordan Reynolds.
LCVP award – Jessica Dobson.
Home Economics Project awards – Gráinne Reynolds, Cloone and Kathy Shanley.
DCG award – Brian Duffy.

Senior Sports award – Dylan Ward.
Senior Sports award – Aoife Byrne.
Junior Sports award – Francis Shanley.
Junior Sports award – Niamh Beirne.