We look forward to meeting 6th Class students and their parents at our upcoming Open Night this Thursday, the 4th February. Before this please have a look through our website and our new online Prospectus for further information on our school.
What a shocking day for Cross country!!! But, our brave teams faced the elements in the worst conditions ever experienced in the schools competition. The senior races were postponed due to the dangerous running conditions. Well done to all our runners today especially to Aoife Sheehy 3rd place in u17 & Emma Kelly 10th in u14. Results will be posted next week.
Sean Ryan in action
Congratulations to Team CAN-a-Bits (best video) and Team CAN-struction (most work done to date) who have succeeded in winning all categories of the preliminary round of the CANSAT competition hosted by GMIT.
CanSat is a simulation of a real satellite, integrated within the volume and shape of a soft drink can. The challenge for the students is to fit all the major subsystems found in a satellite, such as power, sensors and a communication system, into this minimal volume. The CanSat is then launched by a rocket or dropped from a platform or captive balloon and its mission begins: to carry out a scientific experiment and achieve a safe landing.
CanSat offers a unique opportunity for students to have a practical experience of a real space project. They are responsible for all aspects: designing the CanSat, selecting its mission, integrating the components, testing, preparing for launch and then analysing the data.
Hard luck to our Senior Girls football team who were defeated in the Connacht Quarter final by Swinford.
Back row Amy Burns Bonnie McGinley Eilis Ronayne Niamh Keely Aoife McDonagh Rachel Murphy Karen Burns Shauna Naughton Lauren Diskin Niamh Knightly Aoife Bowens Mary Glynn Holly Glynn Mairead Gallagher
Front row Catriona Ronayne Sarah Noone Patricia Waldron Lorna Murphy Ciara Carney Ericka Healy Rachel Diskin Orla Comer Natasha Finnegan Niamh Fleming Nicole Connolly
Well done to our Second Year boys basketball teams who defeated Ballinrobe today in Lakeside Leisure Centre Ballinrobe.
Back row Ms Grehan Sean Ryan Thomas Kilgarriff Adam Burke Jack Heneghan Paul Daly Garcia Declan Forde Front row Jamie Bowens Darragh Heneghan Brendan Carr Patrick Keadin Liam Haldane Peter Donnellan
Back row Niall O Connor Kai Vango Conor Mitchell Oisin Murphy Jack Neenan Jack Donnellan James Jennings Mr Mullin Front row Sean Glynn Patrick Cosgrove Alex McLean Brendan Gildea Mickie Gildea Ethan McGinley Joe Murphy Jamie Corless
14 Cross Country Team
Andrea Delaney, Leah McHolm(2nd place), Orla Costello, Shauna Hughes, Megan Hanley, Hannah Burke
U17 Team (1st place Team)
Aoife Sheehy (1st place), Leah Noone, Aoife Bowens (3rd), Dervilla Neenan, Mary Glynn (3rd)
Thomas Kilgarriff, Jamie Bowens, Adam Burke, Sean Ryan, Darragh Heneghan, Brendan Carr, Conor Mitchell, Peter Donnellan
Shauna Naughton Niamh Keely Niamh Knightly Cathy Mullins Ciara Carney Bonnie McGinley
James Hannon Ewan McHolm
Jake O Shaughnessy Steven Lane Spellman Michael Burke Karl Comer Conor Finn Ivan Walsh
Senior Team (1st place team)
Cathal Hardy(1st) Diarmuid Mannion James Kirrane Padraig Costello Tom Byrne Shane Flanagan
Padraig Joyner(2nd) Pierce Kirrane
Cathal Hardy (1st place Senior lads)
Our 1st & 2nd year boys started off their league campaign today against Claregalway. Our second year team( black team) who are reigning champions had a convincing win in the first game. Our first years were narrowly beaten in the second match of the day. Our other second year team (green team) also had a convincing win. Our second years will travel to Ballinrobe on Monday. Well done to all our table officials today. (M Grehan)