Juvenile Boys’ Football vs Davitt College

On a wet Thursday the boys travelled to Castlebar for their second match of the year. Spurred on by their unfortunate loss in their tight first match and with healthier numbers the team were determined to come out of this meet on top and they did not disappoint.

Taking a few minutes at the start to settle into the game our lads took ownership of the game. Considering the slippery playing conditions Dunmore left nothing to chance ensuring passes, support play and scoring was on point while taking the advantage of winning the majority of both our own kickouts as well as the opponents. This resulted in a healthy lead by half time at 1:12 to 0:04.

Credit to Davitt College for battling on and they did return to the field in the second half with more bite. However it was clear Dunmore was the stronger team on the day and continued to add the scoring tally leaving us in a comfortable position to allow all players a run in the game. A great display by Dunmore lead to the final score being 3:21 to 2:10 to Dunmore. Next game will determine our position in the group and will be against Balla after midterm. Training will be after school the Monday we come back from midterm from 4-5.30.

Remembrance Mass – 27th Nov 7:30pm

Our annual Mass or Remembrance of deceased Past Students and Staff from Incarnate Word College, Dunmore Vocational School and Dunmore Community School will take place in the school Auditorium on Tuesday, the 27th November 2018 at 7:30pm.

If you know of anyone what should be included in the book of remembrance, since last year, please inform the families to contact us.

Innovation Day

Students from TY and Second Year attend a very inspiring innovative day hosted by Local Enterprise Office in the Ardilaun Hotel, Galway today. Guest speakers included Gary Lowe, Whizz kids, Jason Flynn, All Ireland Hurler, Izzy’s Wheels, Clean Cut Meals, Clarinbridge, Galway Mayor, Representative from Galway Enterprise Office, Game Fest and Newby Chinese.

Opening of the School year Mass

A little later than normal, Dunmore CS had its opening school year mass today to pray for a successful year ahead. Special thanks to the religion department, the Choir, the readers, servers and all involved. Also well done to all our students who conducted themselves in such a respectful, reverent manner today.


Senior girls’ football v’s Strokestown

In ideal playing conditions last Wednesday in Dunmore, Strokestown set themselves out as the team to beat. A thrilling game ensued with some strong play and beautiful scoring from both sides. The opponents’ numbers 8 and 11 looked particularly menacing ploughing through our defence for some early scores. This forced us to concede a forward as a sweeper and make some tactical changes in our backline. This seemed to work somewhat and overall in the first half the possession seemed to be mainly in the hands of the Dunmore women.
However, Strokestown were confident in taking their chances between the bars while we seemed to have to work doubly hard for our scores. Nonetheless, the game was tight with three points separating the teams in the opponents’ favour until two unfortunate goals just before half-time gave them the edge.
Serious commendation had to be given to Dunmore on the sheer determination as each player battled until the end with some excellent passages of play and a comeback looked likely as we clawed back to within four points. Unfortunately, Strokestown were not to be caught with persistent changing and swapping of players around the field making it difficult to mark and players weary.
The scoreline allowed Strokestown a comfortable win over our ladies but could be seen as an unfair description as to the match itself. As the saying goes, “nothing worthwhile comes easy” and the strong opposition definitely stretched us and allowed us to identify our strengths and weaknesses on the field. Hopefully, we can use this loss as a learning curve to becoming a formidable team in the rest of the competition.
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