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Senior football

Senior football

In the past week our senior boys’ team took on Mullingar Community College in the O’Beirne Cup semi-final. The lads were successful in reaching the final, running out winners by a final margin of six points. On a day where they were missing one of the strongest players on the team, Mark Tully, Connor Berry and the rest of the team stood up and were counted in what was a thrilling game for all involved. Thanks to Mr Slowey, Mr Breslin and Mr Murtagh for traveling with and mentoring the team.

Garda Band

Last Tuesday the Garda band held a concert for the local community in the Canon Kelly Hall at our school. It was a major success with over three hundred and fifty people in attendance. Some of our students and the Transition Year students from Cnoc Mhuire were there to lend a helping hand.

Ladies Finals

Eimear Kelly, one of our second year students, carried the trophy and placed it on the presentation platform at the start of the Ladies Intermediate Final in Croke Park in which Cavan faced Tipperary. I’m sure it was a great experience for Eimear, who is herself a Cavan native and plays football with that county. Well done to both teams on providing us with a brilliant sporting spectacle.

Aisling Festival

Some of our fifth year students are taking part in a project with the Longford Leader in which they will produce a supplement for the paper as part of the Aisling Arts Festival. The five students have been working hard to create pieces that will be enjoyable for readers.

Knock trip

First year students, together with students from Cluain Eala, recently visited Knock in Co Mayo on their annual school trip. The trip was thoroughly enjoyed by all students and by supervising teachers Ms Reilly, Mr Roche and Ms Doyle and Fr Cadam who accompanied the group.

Art exhibition

Ms Cooney recently organised a trip to a local art exhibition for her fifth and sixth year students. This trip was extremely important for exam students as it covers a question on the Leaving Certificate paper.


There will be a plant sale in the school this week until Friday. The Junior Cert CSPE classes are holding this sale to raise funds for the school gardens as part of their Junior Cert projects. There will be perennial and biennial flowers for sale. Prices range from €1 to €10. The sale is open 1pm to 1.45pm and 3.45pm to 4pm. All are welcome.