A gallant performance on Tuesday by a determined Dunmore Juvenile boys’ football team saw us progressing to a much-deserved place in the Connacht quarter-final. Indeed this was no easy achievement and took a huge effort from the whole panel to see off our opponents. Both teams were well matched after emerging top (Ballinamore) and runner-up (Dunmore) in their respective groups to meet in this preliminary knockout round. To start it looked like Ballinamore were going to test us as they took an early lead popping 3 beautiful points over with no response. However, Dunmore settled and found their rhythm and were eager to prove to Ballinamore their worth. Some beautiful passages of play and some expertly set up and executed scores by Dunmore showcased our ability to work well together and crucify backlines. Thus half time saw us claw our way back and end up with a substantial lead of 2-6 to 5 points.
Second half, Dunmore lined out with their minds still firmly on the task at hand as this game was still nowhere near over and credit to Ballinamore they came back battling. Our defence were put under huge pressure by some powerful bursts lead by Ballinamore, particularly their number 11 and 8. While this onslaught was occuring, our defence maintained their positions and kept the scoring from the opponents at a minimum. Several dispossessions, blocks and pressure resulted in 6 wides by Ballinamore and only a goal and 3 points in the second half from their efforts. However, it cannot be overlooked the tremendous display of skill, composure and hand eye coordination by our goalie who saw some dangerous balls, safely out of harm’s way and was highly commended at the conclusion of the game by the match referee.
While Ballinamore worked hard for their scores, Dunmore’s classy display made our scores look effortless, and they managed to match their first half performance by scoring another 2- 6 in the second half. Remarkably, in total, the four goals came from three different players and the points from four which highlights the potential of all our offensive players.
A thrilling game of football led to a deserving win by Dunmore with our final score reading 4-12 to 1-8. It looks like we could be meeting the winner of Enniscrone vs Abbey, Boyle in our next outing, the Connacht quarterfinal at the end of January, an opportunity I know our lads will relish!
Well done to Orna Burke LCA who did a collection for the Simon Community in Galway.
The Transition Year and Second Year Class had a busy week last week preparing for the annual Christmas market organised by Dunmore Town Traders. This year we sold a wide variety of products. We all co-operated and worked well to ensure the success of the project. We really enjoyed being involved in this community project. A huge thank you to Ms McManus, Ms O’Reilly, Ms Fallon and Ms Scarry.
As per our calendar, please note the 5th Year and TY Parent Teacher Meeting takes place tomorrow at 4:15pm. 5th Year students are to accompany their parent/guardian. (Our TY students do not have to attend). Please notify Main Office @ 093 38203 by 1:15 pm if you are unable to attend.
A snapshot of our 1B Geography class displaying excellent group work and communication skills as they debate (for/against) “It’s not earthquakes that kill people but poorly built buildings”. Debating is one of the many group work activities our 1st year Geog classes engage in facilitated by Ms.Canny & Ms.Maher.
The TY class 4B organised an excellent soccer blitz for 1st years and a very worthwhile afternoon of sport was enjoyed. 1st years worked well as a team and were presented with prizes for their achievements. Well done to these Transition Year organisers.
1st year soccer blitz runners-up
1st Yr Soccer blitz Winners
On behalf of the Parent’s Council and DCS, we would like to express our thanks for the huge turnout we had on Thursday night for yet another fantastic table quiz. We would also to express our thanks to all who sponsored prizes, sent in donations and contributed in so many ways on the night.
On behalf of the school, I would like to express our gratitude to our hardworking Parent’s Council and to Mr Ollie Turner, the quizmaster on the night, for all the work and effort that they put into organising this quiz and making it such a fun night.
Winner of the Best Student Team – Conor, Darragh, Shane & Max pictured with Therese Turner, Parents Council.
Runners – Up: Past Students Sonny McAnulty, Kathy Greene and Jacinta Regan
Overall Winners: The Donlon Family & Alejandro Perez De Eulate Bellido
A few more photos of the night………..
Don’t forget our Table Quiz tonight at 7:30 in the Sports Hall. Guaranteed to be a fun night with loads and loads of prizes. Please come along to support our fantastic Parent’s Council, who have put so much work into tonight to raise funds for our School. Special Thanks to all our sponsors and to those who donated spot prizes etc.
Dunmore CS 7-12 Pobail Scoil Achill 1-4
Dunmore Senior boys came through their Quarter final relatively comfortable in a one sided game. From the outset Dunmore let their opponents know they were only in Castlebar for a win and that’s what ensued. From goal keeper Sean Walkin right up to Corner forward Dylan Brady Dunmore produced a top quality performance. They gave the Achill side no time to settle and from 15 minutes in Dunmore were 2 -7 to no score in the lead. From there Dunmore pushed on and led at halftime 3-7 to 0-1. All lines of defence, midfield and attack were in top form plus the subs introduced all displayed great work rate and commitment which will be needed in abundance later on in the competition. Sub Keeper PJ Donnellan produced a fine save from a penalty which capped off a great all round performance. The team are looking forward to their Semi-final in the new year.
Christmas Exam Schedule for the 1st, 2nd and 5th Year students. (TY exams after Christmas)