Parents Council Annual Fun Table Quiz

Our Parents’ Council are holding a Family Fun Table Quiz on the 5th Dec in the Sportshall. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the quiz starts at 7:00 pm. Please come along for a great night out with lots of fun, prizes and great craic. Our Quiz Master for the night is Mr Ollie Turner. Lots of spot prizes on the night – those that attended the last few years year can testify to this.

Special thanks to all the local businesses and our suppliers that have so generously sponsored spot prizes for the night and to our Parents’ Council for organising this event.

Our Parents Council are putting a lot of hard work into organising this quiz, so please come along and support them and your school. Please remember, all funds raised are to improve the school for all our students. Please spread the word and get your friends to come along to what has proven to be a fantastic fun night, that everyone who attends enjoys immensely.

First Year Boys Basketball

Well done you our First Year Boys Basketball team & their coaches who travelled to NUIG Kingfisher for a Development Blitz. We played Galway Community College, Pres Athenry & CBS Ennistymon. Our team showed great potential for their season which starts after Christmas by winning all their games.

Senior girls football vs Louisburgh

After a disappointing loss against Strokestown before the break where we just didn’t click together, the same cannot be said for today’s game in Bekan against Louisburgh where the girls delighted onlookers with a belter of a game. Still suffering from a depleted panel with the scourge of injuries similar to the Strokestown game, the girls playing really pulled it out of the bag despite some playing out of usual positions. It was a worrying start where from the throw-in Louisburgh looked menacing and they weren’t long finding the back of the net and subsequently scoring a point. However, we soon found our rhythm and starting hitting back. Huge improvements with support play, scoring, passing and in particular confidence with some of our younger players really coming to the fore today. Half time saw us leading 4-7 to 2-6. Our runs through their defence looked unstoppable with excellent movement and smart passing resulted in some fantastic scoring. Ellen Murray seemed to be unmarkable as despite us only playing a 2 full-forward line she was making herself constantly available and finding space scoring 5 points herself while setting up many more. Megan Smyth really flourished today on the wing and she was in phenomenal form scoring 3-2 and unlucky to not get a 4th goal where it cruelly hit the crossbar. Excellent ball-carrying again from midfielders Holly and Mairead who also both added to the scoreline while Niamh Nestor, Alannah Kelly and Meadhbh Hanley aided them beautifully and Meadhbh was unlucky to not gain herself a goal herself as it edged wide. While our offense were on fire, our defense cannot be forgotten. Louisburgh put in some serious assaults on goal yet our backlines consisting of Kiera Diskin, Amy Canny, Emma Burns, Niamh Kirrane, Eabha Diskin, Ava Glynn and Emma Heneghan who came on early for an injured Ava did some amazing work keeping pressure on, forcing them to play while preventing them with options through tight marking assisted by our sweeper Charlotte Burke who again shone in her role. In total the pressure they placed on Louisburgh resulted in them putting 12 shots wide of target as well as putting in well timed blocks and repeatedly stealing possession back. Our goalie Amy Burns also had an excellent game with some excellent saves and forcing another one or two over the bar. Well done also to subs Eimear Glynn, Ruby Daly and Kara Kenny who complimented the girls excellently when they hit the field. Final score was Dunmore CS 5-11, Santa Maria, Louisburgh 4-10. Fantastic work girls, looking forward to a similar display in our next outing and we wish all our girls carrying injuries a rapid recovery.

Schools Enterprise Competition

Our Transition Year students travelled to Galway recently to the launch of the Schools Enterprise Competition. This is a great competition where students learn to form their own company, create a product or a service & develop a business plan. They will work with Ms Fallon & Ms Grehan over the coming months to have their companies up & running before March.

Poetry Aloud

Well done to our First Year Girls: Erica Ryan, Áine Nicklin, Éile Cronin, Isabelle Murray, Caoimhe Burke, Shanaz Saman, Caitlin Keadin & to our Transition Year Student Katie Heneghan who represented our school in the Regional Poetry Aloud Competition. The girls travelled to Salerno & competed against 60 students where they had to recite two poems from memory. The girls were highly commended for their performances on the day. 

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