School Notes Week Ending 26 / 10 / 18
School News Week ending 19th October
School Mass: Last week, students & staff attended mass in St Patrick’s Church, to celebrate our school year. The theme of the Mass was Light, with the celebration accompanied by our wonderful school choir. Many thanks go to our Religion Department and all participating students & teachers for their organisation.
Irish Trip: to Mullingar Arts Centre, accompanied by Ms. McCarville. Bhain na daltaí séú bliain an-taitneamh as an dráma An Triail Dé hAoine seo chugainn mar chuid dá gcúrsa Gaeilge den Ardteistiméireacht.
Soccer Outing: The Nations League encounter between Ireland and Wales was attended last week by a group from MCC, heading to the Aviva after school, in the hope of witnessing victory. Alas, a defeat was in store. However, an entertaining evening out was had by all. Many thanks to Mr Kennedy, Ms Flynn, Mr Shortt & Mr Gannon for accompanying the students.
Congratulations: Well done to Saoirse Fox, Leaving Cert class of 2018 in MCC, for receiving a scholarship towards her continued studies, from Aurivo, for her efforts and study in Agricultural Science. A wonderful achievement!
Girls Active: With much appreciated input from Michelle Fanning from Leitrim Sports Partnership, the Girls Active group are going strong in the gym on Tuesdays from 4:15 – 5pm. Call in or chat to Ms Purcell for more details if interested.
Sport: It has been a busy sporting week in MCC. First up, on Wednesday 17th, Mohill played Coola in boys football, in Mohill. Our U-14 boys took the win at home, in an entertaining 3-13 to 3-7 victory. Thanks to Mr Duffy for team management. Our first year boys also took victory against Coola that day, winning with a scoreline of 3-5 to 8 points, well done to the boys and Mr Nolan for their continued success. On Thursday, the boys were in action again at home, this time in basketball versus Ballinamore. While our U-19 team were unlucky to suffer a defeat, the U-16 boys took a brilliant victory against the visitors. Great to see our long-awaited development of the school pitch coming to life with our school football competitions. Thank you to Ms McGovern for her work with the basketball teams. As we go to print, the girls are away at football, so check back in next week for updates!
Geography Field Trip: With the much appreciated guidance & organisation of Ms McManus & Ms Scollan, our leaving cert Geography students headed to Derrygonnelly centre in Fermanagh last Tuesday, to continue their project studies. The weather thankfully allowed the students to get the best from the trip, with both teachers & students agreeing the excursion was of huge benefit to their studies.
School News week ending 12th October
Senior Boys Gaelic: Our Senior Boys played Lough Allen College in Drumkerran last week where they were defeated. In a tightly fought game, where they were missing a number of key players due to injuries, the boys put up a good fight but a strong Lough Allen team pulled away in the last 10 minutes. Thanks go to Mr Shortt for his management.
Girls Basketball: Our girls were in action away to Boyle last week. Both the under 16 and the senior team came away with victories after tough matches, well done girls! Thanks to Ms Hargaden Ward for team management.
Brady Cup Blitz: On Tuesday 9th, our first year boys won the Brady Cup, in the Leitrim Centre of Excellence. All of the Leitrim secondary schools were present on the day, so it was a huge achievement for our first years to take the cup home, beating Carrick in the final. Well done boys, congratulations to both the team and Mr Nolan!
Girls Active: A reminder that Girls Active is up & running again, each Tuesday from 4:15 – 5pm in the gym. Speak to Ms Purcell for more details, we look forward to seeing you there!
School News week ending 5th October
Business Studies Award: Congratulations to Liam Ellis & Robyn Gaffey on receiving an award from NUI Galway College of Business, for outstanding academic achievement. Both students achieved an A in Honours Junior Cert Business Studies. Congratulations also to their teacher, Ms Fitzpatrick, who played an important role in this award. Well done to all!
Basketball: On Wednesday our basketball team were in action against Boyle, in Boyle. While our Under 16 boys lost their match, despite a great effort, our Under 19 boys took home a victory, under the management of Ms McGovern. Well done to all representing MCC.
Football: It was the ladies turn to get their football season underway this week, entertaining Carrigallen at home in MCC. The Under 14 team suffered a loss, although they gave their opponents a fright with a determined comeback and our Senior team took the win at home with a great display. Thanks to Ms Mitchell for management and the girls for their efforts!
Ecology Trip: 6th year Biology students with Ms Nertney made the short but very worthwhile trip to Lough Rynn for an Ecology Study last week. The weather cleared just in time for the group to have a guided tour of the gardens by the head gardener, Stephen who led the students through both an historical & scientific journey of how different flora and fauna came to be in the area. A sincere thank you to all in Lough Rynn for hosting the group.