U15 Dunmore Rugby

Congrats to the U15 Dunmore Rugby Team who won the Connacht League Championship yesterday against Monivea. In particular, well done to our students Cian Hannon, Darragh Ward, Cormac Heneghan, Liam Beattie, Luke O’ Brien, Finian Cronin and Philip Donnellan who are on the team.

Connacht Final

Best of Luck to our Senior lads who play in the Connaught Final in Pearse Stadium today at 12 o clock. We are all looking forward to a great day out!

Supporter buses will leave the school during 2nd class. Please ensure you wear a warm jacket, hat gloves etc and a full uniform. We will stop on the way home for some lunch, so bring some money for a lunch. We intend to be back before 4pm for buses home.

Those not going may remain at school and avail of supervised study for the remainder of the day.
Please note: There is no canteen available.

Study will run after school for those who want to stay for study,

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.

Juvenile boys vs Ballinamore CS

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!

TY Soccer Blitz

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

Senior Boys Connacht Quarter Final

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.

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