U16 & U19 Girls Basketball V’s Pres Tuam

Our U16 and U19 girls put their heart and soul against a Pres Tuam side yesterday under the management of Ms.Canny and Ms.O’Reilly. The U16 girls managed to catch a 12pt margin to lead into the last quatre. Amazing displays by Jodie Scariff who turned the game around as well as Niamh Nestor, Emily Hannon and Laura Turner showed the great spirit this team has but unlucky for us lost by 1 pt in the closing seconds. Our strong U19 girls brought a composed and steady display of defence, skill and scoring ability coming out with a 22 18 win. Tremendous play from Aoife Sheehy, Holly Reddington, Amy Burns, Lorna Murphy and SarahKate Nestor must be commended with Niamh and Emily (u16s) pulled up trumps when called on. Best of luck girls against St. Nathys!

Caretaker Vacancy

The Board of Management of Dunmore Community School invites applications for the position of: Caretaker

This position will take effect from Monday, the 3rd December 2018.

This is a full-time position and the ideal candidate will have several years general maintenance experience. A qualification in building maintenance or a technician’s qualification would be advantageous.


Letter of Application, with CV and two recent references should be sent to:

The Secretary,

Board of Management,

Dunmore Community School,


Co. Galway

Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 1st November 2018.

(It is expected that interviews will be held during the week beginning the 5th November)

Shortlisting may apply. Canvassing will disqualify.

The appointment is made under the terms and conditions of appointment of a Caretaker in community/comprehensive schools. The salary scale for the position is in accordance with DES pay scale for Caretakers.

The position is subject to garda vetting.


A detailed job description is available from the school office or by emailing recruitment@dunmorecs.ie

Juvenile Boys’ Football

A tightly contested tit for tat clash with St. Jarlaths in Dunmore ushered in the juvenile boys’ first football match. The boys’ first outing saw some promising action that left anyone guessing who would clench the win. Indeed for the majority of the match only 1 or 2 points separated the teams with Jarlaths just holding the lead. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be with the final score being 3-9 to 1-10 to St. Jarlaths as a last minute goal by the opponents belied the battle that was fought by stretching the lead and indeed the outcome to 5 points. However this match hints at a bright season for our boys.

Junior Girls’ Football vs. Ballygar

Luckily storm Callum wasn’t enough to deter a determined Junior girls’ football team in the second match of their campaign. A challenging first half against a persistent wind and a strong forward line from the opponents had our girls under pressure from the start forcing us to sacrifice a forward for a sweeper. 6-3 to 5-3 to our opponents at half time saw us a goal down and but offered us a chance to regroup and refocus.
The second half offered us a fantastic display of football with excellent performances from Dunmore C.S. all over the field. True grit and determination saw an epic battle in the back line and clever runs and passes in a depleted forward line allowed for some tremendous scoring up front. Our midfield duo never let us down as they linked both ends with some excellent support play in backs and forwards. But no one player could be singled out as it was pure effort and team work that earned us a well deserved comprehensive win over Ballygar. A special commendation must be given to our talented bench of impact subs who brought fresh legs and drive to the pitch with plenty more talent ready and willing to do their part thus making the job of choosing only 15 players more and more difficult.
The final whistle blew with the score reading 9-11 to 7-8 in our favour. A beautiful end to the school week and a promising lead into their next challenge versus Boyle in two weeks. Well done ladies!

School Open

School will be open as normal this morning. Obviously, please exercise extreme care when traveling to school in case of fallen branches, loose debris etc.

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