Connaught Senior Boys Final

Best of Luck to our Senior lads who are playing in the Connaught Final next Wednesday, the 6th February in Pearse Stadium (Time TBC). We intend to allow all students (subject to their discipline record) to attend the match to support our lads in this fantastic achievement. Students who wish to travel need to bring €7 for the bus and entry fee tomorrow to book a place on the bus. Classes will run for 1st two classes and possibly last class depending on return time so books etc are required. Study will be offered for those who wish to remain at school for the day.

Senior Boys Connacht Semi Final


Dunmore Community School  3-14 Colaiste Iascaigh 1-11

Dunmore Community will be contesting there 3rd final in four years after overcoming Colaise Iascaigh in their semi-final. The end score line does not suggest how tough a battle this was. The game itself was played in wonderful fashion where both teams played an attacking style. It was tight enough early on as both sides were getting to know each other. Dunmore led after 12 minutes 5 – 1, but Iascaigh replied with four unanswered points to leave it all square at 5 -5. The introduction of Jake Slattery for the injured Dylan Brady seemed to put more pressure on the Iascaigh backline. Dunmore received a penalty just before half time and was brilliantly dispatched by Brendan Carr. The score line at half time was 1-7 to 0-6. 

Dunmore started the second half strong and led by eight points after a wonderful goal by Shane McGrath. Some crucial turnovers turned into some good pointing scoring for Dunmore. In a game where 20 players their part in Dunmore win it’s hard to pick out any specific players because it was a team effort that got Dunmore over this battle. 

Team: Sean Walkin, Thoma Ronayne, Dylan Hanley, Conor Keely, Conor Mitchell (0-1), Colin Comer, Jamie Bowens, Brendan Carr (1-4), Dylan Coleman, Sam Glynn (0-1), Dara Heneghan, Sean Murray, Patrick Cosgrove (0-1), Shane McGrath (2-4), Dylan Brady. Jake Slattery (0-3) for INJ Dylan Brady, Cathal Meehan for Conor Keely, Patrick Keadin for Sam Glynn, John Brady for Dara Heneghan, Declan Forde for Jake Slattery.   

Mocks 2019: Update

UPDATE: Due to our Senior boys playing in the Connaught Finals, the exams scheduled for Wednesday the 6th have been moved to Tuesday the 5th. Supervised study will be provided on Wednesday for those who do not wish to attend the match. Updated timetables are now available to download below.

Junior Cert and Leaving Cert Mocks begin on the 6th 5th February. A copy of your Timetable is available to view and download here:

Third level talk to 6th yrs from TU Dublin

Gareth O’Neill from TU Dublin gave an information talks to our 6th Yr students on Wednesday 23rd Jan about the opportunities that Ireland’s newest and largest University has to offer. TU Dublin is a new technological university that combines Dublin Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown Institute of Technology and Tallaght Institute of Technology.

Open Night 2019 – 31st Jan

Our open night for incoming 1st years is taking place on Thursday the 31st January 2019, with registration @ 6:45pm in the auditorium. We look forward to meeting the 6th class students and their parents on this night. At our Open Night, you will have the opportunity to look around our school, speak to some of our students and teachers, get a taste for the subjects we offer and experience the atmosphere of our school.

We will be visiting the local Primary Schools during the next week to talk to the students, give them further information about our school and an information pack containing a copy of our new 2019 Prospectus, which can be viewed here.

GALWAY DIVISIONAL GARDA YOUTH AWARDS 2019

Galway Divisional Gardai are pleased to announce the inaugural Garda Youth Awards in association with Supervalu. An Garda Síochána in the Galway Division and SuperValu recognise that a lot of good work is being done by young people in every community in the Galway Division.  To recognise their good will, effort and positive contribution to society, nominated young people between the ages of 13 and 21 years, will be considered by a judging panel for an award.

The nomination process is open to everyone, so if you know of a young person who is committed to making a difference to their community, please put them forward, as every nominee will receive a certificate, even if they do not win an award. This way, all nominees are recognised for their efforts, and the certificate is a very valuable item to have on a young person’s CV into the future.

It is envisaged that the Awards will not only acknowledge the positives in relation to the youth of the Galway divisional catchment area, but they will also hopefully provide An Garda Síochána with great community spirit and good will.

The Galway Divisional Awards ceremony will be held on
Thursday 21st February at 7pm at Galway Racecourse.

There are four categories to choose from:

1.       Individual Award

2.       Group Award

3.       Special Achievement Award

4.       Community Safety Award.

The four main winners in each category will go forward to represent the Galway Division at the National Youth Awards to be held in April 2019 in the Garda College Templemore.

The nomination forms are available to download through the Garda Siochana Western Region Facebook page AND are also available through the local Garda Juvenile Liaison Office in Galway and Tuam Garda Stations as well as any local Garda station. You can also get nomination forms from the Principal’s Officek.

Forms can be easily downloaded, and returned in two ways:

·         Filled out manually and returned in hardcopy to those identified on the form OR

·          It can be filled in electronically and returned to the email address specified on the form. 

Closing date for receipt of Nomination forms is January 25th 2019.

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