St Mel’s College notes

Golf Competition

Golf Competition

St Mel’s Golf Competition took place on Wednesday last in Co Longford Golf Club. It was great to see such a turnout of golfers from the school. The following were the winners: 1st Daniel Smith, 2nd Adam Fenelon, 3rd Eddie Coyle. Thanks to the Golf Club and Ray Fenelon for their help on the day.

Green Schools seminar

Oran Malone and Usman Naveed from second year have been chosen to represent the school and attend the Green Schools seminar. Longford County Council is hosting the seminar in conjunction with An Taisce. The seminar will focus on Energy. As this is the next Green Flag the school is working towards the organisers will outline the various aspects of the programme with a presentation from both Gary Brady, Environmental Officer with Longford County Council, and a representive from An Taisce.

Coffee Morning

The staff and students would like to thank Sheila and Derek from the Courtyard Café who very generously sponsored our coffee morning.


The sound of music has returned to St Mel’s after a long absence. First years have started on the Junior Cert curriculum and here’s looking forward to many a happy sing-song in the coming years. All first years are welcome to take up this Junior Certificate subject. If interested contact Miss O’Toole.

Student Council

The student council elections were held on Friday, September 20. There were six successful candidates. First year was Adam Fenelon, second year was Niall Farrelly, third year was Daniel Craig, TY was Rory O’Brien, fourth year was Ian Gerety and fifth year was Joe Noone. Congratulations to all of the candidates; we wish them all the best in their endeavours. We hope they prove to be effective voices for the main student body. The student council will attend the Comhairle na nÓg AGM in the Temperance hall on Wednesday, October 16.

School mass

Opening of the year school mass will take place on Friday, October 11 at 11.30am. The newly ordained Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, Fr Francis Duffy, will celebrate the Mass. We look forward to having the new Bishop come to our school to celebrate a new year.

Parent’s Association

The AGM of the Parent’s Association took place on Wednesday last and the following were elected to the committee: Chairperson – Declan Flanagan; Secretary – Patricia O’Brien; Treasurer – Michael O’Brien; Committee members – Colm Hughes, Liz Kenny, Sheila Raleigh, Kieran Ledwith, Jacinta O’Boyle, Mary Dennigan, Ciaran Nevin.


On Thursday last Transition Year students supported Aware by helping out with bag packing. Aware is always supported by Transition Year students as a worthy charity. They look forward to a representative coming in later in the year to talk with the class.

TY trip to Mullingar

Wednesday last the Transition Year class travelled to Mullingar with Mr Kenny to visit Kingdom Sport. A great day was had by all.


Both the senior and junior teams were in action against Maynooth on Wednesday last. Well done to the juniors who won 17-7. The seniors were not as lucky having a much tougher match with injuries and were defeated 35-7.


The senior team had their first official match of the year against St Pat’s, Cavan during the week and it gave all panel members a chance to stake a claim to a place for the year ahead. St Pat’s believe that they have a very solid squad this year so a challenge against them gives us a good idea of where we stand in relation to championship football beginning in January. Match report to follow next week as we prepare for our opening game in the McGee Cup next Thursday against Moyne.