Connacht Camogie Champions
Huge congratulations to our Junior camogie team and their coaches Ms Teresa Hession and Mr Martin Mc Manus who are Connacht champions after defeating Westport in Lisnamult last Friday 27th January. The girls put on a brilliant performance led by their captain Alannah Sutton and vice-captain Maria Bolger. The girls put in a great defensive effort with some great hooks and blocks and equally the forwards put on a great performance with some superb scores on the day. Hazel Kelly clocked up a personal tally of 1:9 while scores also came from Síofra Hession, Tara O’Brien and Anna Kiernan. The girls now look forward to an All Ireland semi final on Friday the 10th of February. Junior Camogie Panel: Alannah Sutton, Amy Winston, Anna Kiernan, Aoife Conneely, Ava Egan, Ava Naughten, Ciara Killeen, Clara Staunton, Deirbhille Collins, Ella Lynch, Emer Connaughton, Emily Regan, Emma Hough, Eve Connaughton, Grace Campbell, Grace Geraghty, Hazel Kelly, Iona Hanly, Katie Kenny, Lilly Murray, Méabh Egan, Maria Bolger, Maria Tiernan, Mia White, Moira Delaney, Tully, Sarah Kilcline, Síofra Hession and Tara O’Brien.
The Junior Camogie Team pictured with their coaches Ms Teresa Hession and Mr Martin McManus after defeating Sacred Heart Westport in the Connacht Junior camogie final at Lisnamult pitch recently.
Referee James Lundon presenting the Fr Higgins cup to Captain Alannah Sutton and Vice-captain Maria Bolger after the match.
Grace Campbell, Maria Tiernan, Iona Hanley, Lilly Murray, Ella Lynch, Amy Winston, Emma Hough, Síofra Hession and Ciara Killeen pictured with coach Mr Martin McManus after winning the Fr Higgins cup last week.
Back Row: Rachel Kilcoyne, Leah Lennon, Kate Harlow, Grainne Foley, Eve McNeill, Aoibhinn Neary, Orlaith Keegan, Carla Griffin. Front row: Maria Campbell, Jane King, Holly Smythe, Aisling Shanagher, Kiera Kilkenny, Laura Feeney. Supporters of the Junior Camogie Team during the Connacht final held in Lisnamult Pitch recently.
Ceist Ceiliúradh Day 2023
The 2023 CEIST Ceiliúradh was celebrated on St Brigid’s Day February 1st. As part of our celebration the CEIST candle was lit and displayed in the school foyer and we held a tree planting ceremony on the school grounds in dedication to our school’s rich catholic heritage and traditions. The tree planting ceremony was enhanced by readings by Student Council representatives Isabel Fitzpatrick and Chloe Connaughton from second year with music provided by the second year, TY and fifth year music classes under the direction of Mr James Wallace. Jessica Glennon, the youngest student in our school, was invited to plant the tree on behalf of the entire school community. The recitation of a beautiful poem written by second year poet Ava Bracken entitled ‘Walking Together in Faith and Love’ was followed by the CEIST prayer ‘The Calling’ which concluded the ceremony. Many thanks to Ms Ann Fitzmaurice, Mr James Wallace and Mr Frank Beirne for their assistance with this special event.
First year student Jessica Glennon pictured alongside the
newly planted Prunus tree as part of our Ceiliúradh CEIST
celebration held on February 1st.
Second year student Ava Bracken, Student Council representatives Isabel Fitzpatrick and Chloe Connaughton, pictured with Jessica Glennon and Ms Ann Fitzmaurice at our Ceiliúradh CEIST tree planting ceremony last week.
First Year students Ava Brehon, Emma Hughes, Shannon Conneally, Maria dos Santos Ferreira, Nicole Dowd and Katie Cleary pictured at our Ceiliúradh CEIST tree planting ceremony last week.
Junior Irish Debating
Our Junior Irish debating team featuring Orlagh Crehan (captain), Ciara Burke and Tara Hynes travelled to St Gerald’s College in Castlebar on Monday evening for the second round of the Gael Linn competition. They argued in favour of the motion ‘Tá an caighdeán maireachtála ag muintir na cathrach i bhfad níos fearr ná atá ag muintir na tuaithe in Eírinn’. The girls performed very well and narrowly missed out on progressing to the next round of the competition. Mí-ádh, a chailíní ach mar a deir an seanfhocal: Beidh lá eile ag an bpaorach’. Thank you to Ms Sharon Kelly for preparing the girls for the debate.
Junior Irish Debating Team: Tara Hynes, Ciara Burke and Orlagh Crehan (captain) pictured at the Gael Linn debate in Castlebar last week.
U-14 Gaelic Football Success
Well done to our U-14 Gaelic Football team who had a great win over Holy Rosary College Mountbellew on Tuesday 31st January. The girls showed great determination from the outset with scores from Grace Gannon and Amy Rogers after good play from Emma Feeney, Ruth King and Sarah Reilly. Mountbellew fought their way back into the game and crucial saves were required from Faye Satchwell to keep us in the lead at half time.Mountbellew started the 2nd half strongly before Hannah O’Connor popped up with two goals and Sarah-Jane O’Connor kicked crucial points to edge us back ahead. The defence led by Alanna McCormack and Aoibhinn Shanagher showed great spirit in the closing minutes to hold onto our lead.
Final Score: Convent of Mercy 8-05, HRC Mountbellew 5-08. Well done to the girls and also to their coaches Ms. McHugh and Mr. McLoughlin.
U-14 Panel: Faye Satchwell, Myah Madden, Sally Towey, Leah O’Connor, Sarah Reilly, Mattea Cox, Mia Nally, Chloe Connaughton, Aoibhinn Shanagher, Rebecca Clarke, Emily Ryan, Ruth King, Isabel Fitzpatrick, Alanna McCormack, Sarah Jane O’Connor, Grace Gannon, Amy Rogers, Hannah O’Connor, Tara O’Connor, Emma Feeney, Ella Dwyer, Saoirse Garvin, Freya Cumiskey, Rachel Campbell, Simone Carroll, Hollie O’Connor, Sadie Devaney, Ella Brennan.
Our U-14 Gaelic Football team who defeated Holy Rosary College Mountbellew on Monday 31st January.