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School News Week ending 8th March

Sport: It has been a successful week for our teams here at MCC! Last Monday our first year boys travelled to Ballyhaunis to compete in the Connaught football quarter final, securing a great win and a place in the semi final. Well done to the boys and Mr Nolan. Later in the week, hosting Manorhamilton at home in MCC, the first years boys basketball were up. The boys put in a lively performance to put themselves into the North West final over the coming weeks, with Ms Hargaden Ward coaching the group. Great effort from all, thank you to the teams and teachers for your commitment.

TY Handball: Our Transition Years are currently participating in Olympic Handball in school, with training from Pat and Paul from Leitrim Sports Partnership. The group are preparing for a tournament against other Leitrim TY groups in a few weeks, we wish them luck!
School News Week ending 15th March 2019

MSLETB Awards: Last Thursday, 3 TY students, Maeve Newton, Sarah Murphy and Erica Ridge attended the MSLETB Awards ceremony with mentors Mr Nolan and Ms McNabola. The group were nominated in the arts and culture section, with the project including writing their own song lyrics for the category. We are delighted to announce the group received first place overall in their category, fighting off tough competition. Well done! An amazing achievement for our students and teachers.

UCD Business Bootcamp: Our Young Scientist winners, Darragh Boyce, Hugh Boyce and Erica Ridge attended UCD for a Business Bootcamp Programme, having been selected during the RDS BT Exhibition. The TY students were part of a team of 30 BT entrants invited to UCD, where they received accommodation and access to a week long business course. Here, they learned more about entrepreneurial skills and the importance of technology in business. They pitched their ideas to an expert panel of judges over the week and all agreed, picked up some invaluable information for moving forward with their studies. (PIC INCLUDED – Hugh Boyce, Erica Ridge & Darragh Boyce at the UCD Young Scientist Bootcamp)
School Bank: The Transition Years were busy last Friday, hosting the launch of their School Bank (with Bank of Ireland Mohill) in the library. Students are invited to take part in this scheme in an effort to save and plan finances throughout their school years. The group would like to thank Catherine Murray (BoI) for her invaluable guidance during the set up of the bank. More details to follow on opening times.

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School notes- MCC- week ending 30/3/2019

Football: Our football season has come to an end unfortunately. The school manage to reach Connacht semi finals at both junior and 1st year grades while the Juveniles progressed to the Connacht quarter finals. Hopefully next year we can bring back some silverware. This year Leitrim coaching officer Sean Gallagher helped out by taking a group each week for a training session.

 

Basketball: After winning out the northwest section, our first year boys have advanced to the all Ireland playoffs. The playoffs are set for the Monday the 8th of April, best of luck to the boys and Ms Hargaden Ward.

 

TY Paddle up: TY students began a six week paddling course on Fridays. The course is taking place on Lough Rynn and teaches students water safety along with Kayaking. Students had lots of fun so far and are enthusiastic to get back out on the water every Friday. How lucky we are to have such a lovely facility in the area.

Olympic Handball: The school gym was the place to be last Thursday with local schools competing in a regional Olympic handball tournament. Carrigallen were victorious in the boys section, while Ballinamore took away the bragging rights for the girls. Well done to all involved. This has become a yearly tournament hosted by the school in collaboration with the Leitrim sports partnership. Hard luck to the MCC teams, no trophies but lots of happy heads!!

Orals: Leaving cert orals continue this week with a shift away from the European languages and now the focus is on Irish. Every lunchtime the canteen seems to be dotted with tables of students studying notes and practicing with one another. Best of luck to all students again this week.

Photo: 1st year boys team who lost the Connacht semi final by one point recently

 

School notes- MCC- week ending 5/4/2019

 

Integration day: TY students took part in an integration day ran by the county council on Thursday last. The event included speakers from Leitrim animal welfare, Road Safety Authority, “use your brain not your fist” campaign and many more. Students participated in a variety of workshops throughout the day and a lovely day was had by all.

Home economics practical: Great smells were coming from the home economics room last Wednesday and Thursday as Junior certificate students took on the task of completing the practical section of the course. Many of the students have spent weeks preparing the chosen meal over and over again, both at home and in school. Well done to all.

Easter Holidays: With the Easter break coming in the next couple of days students are welcoming a much needed break. For both exam groups many projects are due in the weeks following the holiday. The day practical’s in engineering and construction are the next big day for many students, while the interviews for agricultural science will also take place shortly after the break. To all students enjoy the break and hopefully the weather will be pleasant!!

Congratulations: Massive congratulations to Alannah McGuinness (5th year) on finishing second in the national Junior indoor championships 60m sprint recently.

Photo: Ty students accompanied by Ms Moreton attending integration day 2019 in the Ramada hotel, Leitrim.