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Student Council healthy eating initiative

Student Council healthy eating initiative

Last week, in an effort to promote healthy eating in our school the Student Council sold healthy options at breaktime and lunchtime, selling out of most dishes. They put in a huge effort in preparing such a healthy feast. Thanks to Ms Flannagan and the Student Council for all their efforts.

All-Ireland Champions

On Friday last three former Cnoc Mhuire Students, Mona, Geraldine and Ashling Sheridan along with their Manager Gerry Sheridan came into the school with the ladies Intermediate All Ireland Cup. Mona spoke of the success she achieved when playing football for Cnoc Mhuire and how it acted as a platform for her success with the Cavan Ladies. She mentioned the health and social benefits of playing sport and encouraged all girls to try and play some team sport. Gerry spoke of the commitment needed to achieve success at this level. Thanks to the girls and Gerry for visiting the school and congrats again on their victory.

Sport

Congrats to the Northern Gaels minor team who won the minor title with a comprehensive victory over Killoe. The starting team consisted of three past and ten present Cnoc Mhuire students. Congrats to all involved and we hope they can repeat this success with the school team. Congrats to Nigel Rabbitte who was awarded player of the match.

The U16 Boys began their year with a defeat to Gallen Community School in Ferbane. Despite the result, there were a lot of positives, with good performances from Liam Sheridan, Colm O’Reilly and Niall O’Hara in particular. Hard luck to the team and their manager Mr Swaine. The senior team qualified for the Fr McGee cup final with a hard fought four point victory over Roscommon CBS. Congrats to the team and their manager Mr Plunkett.

On Wednesday, October 9 the U16 boys basketball team travelled to Drogheda to take on St Mary’s in the first round of the cup. Unfortunately they were beaten by 4 points in extra time and are now knocked out of the cup. Hard luck to the lads and their coach Ms Kearney.

On Thursday last the first year girls travelled to Edgeworthstown to take part in the “peile” football initiative organised by the County Board Development team. Thanks to Damien Sheridan for all his help on the day and Ms Beatty for accompanying the group.

Best of luck to the U14 boys football team who take on Killina in the first round of their Leinster campaign today.

Leargas Competition

As part of European Day of Languages, our TYs participated in a comedy sketch, displaying their knowledge of Irish, English, French and Spanish. The sketch was recorded in Lus na Greine. Thanks to the staff of Lus na Greine for facilitating us. Best of luck to the TYs in this competition.

Cnoc Mhuire Credit Union

TY students are eagerly saving towards their trip to Rome. Weekly draw winners were Conor Brady Lee and Ronan Williams.

Maths competition

The first to solve this weeks “how many toes” problem was PJ Masterson who wins a free lunch for his efforts. The leaders in each section are as follows. Seniors: Tadhg McGahern, Cian Brady and Conor Mallon. Juniors: Elizabeth Larenz, Natasha Mazurkiewicz, Nathan Brady, Finbar Murphy, Conor Brady, Liam Gorman, PJ Masterson and Deirbhile McGahern. First Years: Diarmuid Brady and Conor Fitzsimons. Congrats to all the leaders so far.

Maths Olympiad

Congratulations to Helen Donohue who has been invited to trials for the Irish Maths Olympiad. Helen was chosen after achieving full marks in Junior Cert Maths and Science. Best of luck to Helen in the trials and congrats to her teachers Ms Doherty and Ms Hannon.

TY trip

On Wednesday the TY students accompanied by Ms Delaney took a trip to the Ramor Theatre to see the comedian Ger Carey and his new show which looks at teenage life and all its pitfalls and positive sides. In the opinion of the TY students it was an excellent show and most enjoyable.