Postponed Longford grad to take place on September 5

Postponed Longford grad to take place on September 5

The St Mel’s College Grad Ball has been rescheduled for Monday, September 5. 

The event was postponed as a mark of respect to the late Shauna Banet, who passed away on August 6. The 17-year-old, who lived in Bornacoola, was due to attend the grad on August 11 with her boyfriend Darragh O’Connor. 

Poignantly, Shauna was laid to rest on August 11 in Cloonmorris Cemetery, following Funeral Mass in St Michael’s Church, Bornacoola.

“It was the lads themselves who made the decision,” explained teacher Fr Joe McGrath. “They just said, ‘there’s no way we can have the grad’.”

On behalf of the grad committee, he thanked the Westenra Arms Hotel, Monaghan for accommodating the students and advised those who can’t make it to the event to get in touch with the grad committee.