TY Window Painting

Look out for the festive windows in Dunmore town painted by the TY Students.  Well done to the team of window painters.  A huge thank you to the Art teachers, Maire Kavanagh and Susan O’Reilly for passing on their skills.

Christmas Fun Day

Tomorrow is our annual Christmas Fun Day. Please bring €2 for your bingo book as our Student Council have organised Bingo and a quiz. Our school choir will also sing some Christmas Carols in the auditorium. Special thanks to our Parents Council for Sponsoring Attendance Prizes for those who have not missed a day this term. Uniform is required and you may also wear a Christmas jumper/hat.

Leaving Cert Christmas Dinner 2018

Special Thanks to our TY students, our LCA students, Ms Griffiths and Ms McManus for organising, preparing and serving a lovely Christmas Dinner in the Auditorium today for the LC and LCA students, their teachers, yearheads and management. The dinner was followed by a little impromptu Table Quiz to prolong the festivities and help stay out of class a little longer. It was a well deserved and welcome break from all the studying and exams of the past few weeks.

3rd & 6th Christmas Reports

Our 3rd & 6th year Christmas Reports are now available online by logging in at dunmorecs.vsware.ie with your username and password. You also have the option of downloading a word version of the report by clicking at the top right of the online report.  If you have any problems please email vsware@dunmorecs.ie for help.  Please call the office should you need the password sent out again. NB:- If you have more than 1 child in the school, there will be arrows under your child’s photo to allow you to move between each of your children. 

Please note our 1st, 2nd and 5th year students are currently sitting their Christmas Tests, so their reports won’t be available until the 15th Jan approx. Our TY reports will be available online at the end of January/early February as they are sitting Half-Year exams towards the end of Jan.

Christmas Carol Service 2018

Well done to all involved in the Carol Service tonight in Garrafrauns church, where we were celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Carol Service in Dunmore parish. It featured performances by our three church choirs Dunmore, Garrafrauns and Kiltevna along with wonderful performances from four primary school choirs- Dunmore NS, Garrafrauns NS, Ballinlass NS and Gortnaleam NS….and finally our very own DCS school choir.

This year’s performance Christmas Canon featured our 60-strong mixed choir accompanied by staff members Annette Walsh on piano, Sinead Fitzpatrick on flute, Sandra Higgins Soprano, students Ethan, Alex, Dara, Megan and Lucyna on guitars and past pupil Meabh Sheridan on violin. Congrats to all our students on such a wonderful performance and also to all the talented singers in our local National Schools. You were all fantastic. 

You can view their performance on Facebook here. 

Looking forward to our school Carol service on Friday morning Dec 21st for more beautiful carols.

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!

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