Well done to our Senior rugby team who defeated Ballygar in a convincing win recently. A dominant performance from start to finish with tries coming from Sarah Purcell (3), Katie O’Connor (2), Shauna Walsh (1), Jennifer Morris (2), Rachel McDonald (1) and Emma Hough (1). Hard luck to our junior team who lost out to Ballygar but showed great determination and fight throughout despite missing a lot of players due to injury. Well done to the girls and to their coaches Dave Purcell, Michael Glennon and Siobhan Purcell.
Gaelic Football News
Congrats to our Senior Gaelic Footballers who made it 3 wins from 3 on Monday 24th October against St. Nathy’s, Ballaghaderreen in Lisnamult pitch.
A dominant midfield showing from Aisling Shanagher and Michelle Rogers (1-0) coupled with another determined defensive performance from the backline laid the foundations for a forward line which kicked some fine scores on the day. Aisling Hanly (1-10) and Ciara Dowd (2-7) finished with big tallies and were ably assisted with scores from Siofra Hession (1-1), Niamh Walsh (0-3), Shauna Walsh (0-2), Ava Mulry (0-2) and Hannah Murray (0-1).
Final score 5-26 to 1-5. Up next is Colaiste Iognaid on December 1st.
Well done also to our Junior Gaelic Football team who had a great win away to Coláiste Bhaile Chlair, Claregalway on Wednesday afternoon.
In what was a tight and nervy game, played in blustery conditions, the girls showed great determination and teamwork to prevail on the winning side. Claregalway raced into a 1-3 to 0-0 lead but the Convent of Mercy girls quickly settled with points from Grainne Foley and Grace Campbell and goals from Maria Tiernan and Emma Hough to give us a 2-3 to 1-3 lead at the interval. The 2nd half was a tight battle throughout with large pressure being placed on our goals at times but some excellent saves from goalkeeper Ciara Corrigan and superb performances from the back 6 of Laura McSharry, Kate Harlow, Iona Hanley, Clara Staunton, Lilly Murray and Natasha O’Rourke helped to keep the Claregalway forwards at bay. This defensive platform gave the attack opportunities to flourish with strong showings from Síofra Hession, Hazel Kelly and Emily Regan before Alannah Sutton came on and struck for a decisive third goal. Further points were added by Emma Hough and team captain Tara O’Brien after good work from Eve Connaughton and Aoibhinn Neary to leave the final score: Convent of Mercy 3-7 , Coláiste Bhaile Chlair, Claregalway 2-7
Well done girls and to your coaches Mr. McLoughlin and Ms. McHugh
TY Trip to TUS Athlone
The TYs visited Technical University of the Shannon open day on Friday 21st of October. Students were given the opportunity to enter a Business Quiz at the open day where they had to answer as many questions as possible in 2 minutes. Topping the leader board were Faye Reynolds, Mary Hoare and Lauren Fallon who achieved a phenomenal score of 92/100!. The girls were delighted to have won the top prizes of 3 Kindle Fire tablets. Thanks to their Guidance teacher Ms Finn for the wonderful opportunity and thanks to Ms Keenan for accompanying the TY students on the trip.
Congratulations to the senior volleyball team and to their coach Ms McHugh on winning their three games at home last Thursday, earning them the top spot in their group. The girls made full use of their home advantage, beating Sacred Heart School Westport, Mount St Michael Claremorris and Claregalway College. They now progress to the next round of the competition – well done!
Roscommon Gaels Multicultural Video Production
Our international students were recently invited to take part in a Roscommon Gaels Multicultural Video Production – Clár Eire Ildánach Creative Ireland 2022.
The video is designed to promote and demonstrate GAA activities to foreign national students in our community and to promote integration of these students into our community by getting involved in GAA and joining their local club.
Our students were treated to a hot lunch after the event. Thanks to Roscommon Gaels GAA club for inviting us to be a part of this event.
School Musical – Sister Act
Tickets are selling like hot cakes for our school production of the Broadway hit musical Sister Act, which takes place here in our school Assembly Hall nightly at 8pm from November 9th to November 12th inclusive. There will also be a matinée showing on Saturday 12th at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling the designated ticketline at 0870521679 daily from 10:00-12:30pm. Admission Night Shows: €15 Admission Saturday Matinée €12.Wishing all of the cast and crew the very best as they embark on what promises to be a run of spectacular performances – break a leg!