School News May 2nd 2013

Senior Cycle Options.
A well attended meeting took place for parents of Third Year and TY students on subject choices, Transition year and LCVP. Ms. Reynolds and Ms. Hargaden Ward made the presentation.

Reminder
Leaving Cert Graduation Mass is in the parish church on May 15th at 3.00 p.m. Parents and siblings are invited – there will be a cup of tea afterwards in the college.

Maths Maestro.
We congratulate Peter O’Neill, a first year student, who came third in one of eight Regional Maths tests, organised by The Maths Teachers Association. Carrick on Shannon was the venue and Peter and Laura McManus, Jordan Cramp and Seona Cosgrove represented the school. Peter received a hand crafted trophy, a pen and a certificate – Laura, Jordan and Seona got a pen and a certificate.

Athletics.
Ms. Yorke brought a number of students to Sligo IT for the regionals. The following individuals all qualified for the Connacht Finals in Athlone on May 15th.

Sinead Reynolds – 300m, Dearbhaile Beirne – 200m, Sibéal Reynolds – 100m , Oisín Madden – 200m, Shane McGowan – High jump, Keith Beirne – shotput.

In addition, a junior and intermediate relay team qualified.
Niamh Hargaden competed in the Long Jump, , Lauren Keighran in the 200m, Peter O’Neill in the 1500m, Christy Sullivan and Shane Cox competed in the shot put. Lillie Crossley, Ashling McGwynne and Cathy Forde took part in relay races. Ezekiel Stevens competed also.

Senior Girls Football
The Senior girls lost their Connacht Final in Ballinlough last week. Their opponents Sancta Maria College Louisburgh edged ahead towards the end of the contest and no wonder as at least six of the Mohill team had played in an U/16 Connacht final in Hyde Park sixteen hours beforehand. Considering this, the four point loss was a huge result for the girls and their mentor, Mr. Kehir.
Mohill CC – 3-6
Santa Maria C – 3-10

Second Year Boys Basketball
Mohill Competed in the B All Ireland playoffs in St. Oliver’s College Drogheda on Sunday week last.
They played the home team and outclassed them winning on a scoreline, Mohill 39 – St. Oliver’s – 19
In their second game against CBS Portlaoise they continued their winning streak by winning 53 – 21.
In their third game against Coláiste Iognaid, Galway it was all square with ninety seconds on the clock, in the end Mohill lost out by two baskets. The first and second year basketballers wish to thank Ms. Hargaden-Ward for all her work with them throughout the year, especially on the two Sunday playoffs.

Ethan Harkin, David Mitchell, Fiachra McGuinness, Robert O’Byrne, Luke Jones, Barry Heslin, Glen Ward, Ryan Murphy, Seamus Sweeney, Mikoy Sempka, Oisin Fox, Conor Gallagher, Dylan Hackett, James McHugh.

Transition Years.
They have had their last Key residential of four nights duration in Beleek. They sold the products of their mini-companies at a trade fair in Enniskillen. The Awards Ceremony for all Key participants is in the Waterfront, Belfast on May 22nd.

Youth for Justice.
Thirty two Fifty Year students took part in this project titled “Friends of the Elderly” over a four month period. Students contracted to visit the elderly in their parishes and in local nursing homes – it proved a very enriching experience for old and young. The project culminated with a presentation in the Park Hotel, Sligo, where each school participating had a stand and gave a summary of their project. We applaud all involved in this endeavour, promoted by Ms. Colum and sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul.

Transition year students enjoyed the Butler’s Chocolate Experience at the Butler’s factory in Dublin during the week. As well as learning all about the manufacture of Butler’s chocolates, the students with Ms. Kellegher had the pleasure of sampling lots of chocolates and decorating their own to bring home. It was a very enjoyable day.
Well done to all of the Junior Cert Home Economics students on the great work put into their practical exams.