School Notes: Cnoc Mhuire Granard

Longford Leader


Longford Leader


School Notes: Cnoc Mhuire Granard

Leinster Champions

Pride of place goes to the U14 boys who were crowned Leinster champions on Wednesday last. The lads traveled to Durrow expecting a tough encounter but were hoping all the hard training sessions would pay off. There was nothing separating the teams for most of the game but led by the inspirational captain Ciaran Scanlon the Granard lads pulled away in the final minutes to win on a score of 3-15 to 3-09. Well done to the lads and their coach Mr Plunkett on this outstanding achievement.

TY Interviews

During the past week our programmes coordinator organised interviews for the junior cert students who have applied to do TY next year. This is a very popular programme in Cnoc Mhuire and as we have more applicants than places some students are unfortunately going to be disappointed.

Junk Kouture

Thanks to all who voted online for the Cnoc Mhuire entrants in the Junk Kouture competition. This will account for 10% of the final score. The semi-finals take place on March 13. The groups are currently busy perfecting their routines for the semifinals. Thanks to Ms Hetherton for all the time she continues to give the students in this competition.


On Thursday last the TY students completed the first of 4 ECDL exams. This was organised by Mr Hanlon as part of their TY computers programme.

Boys Blitz

Congrats to the first year boys who won the Longford blitz which took in Newtownforbes on Thursday last. The lads beat Ballymahon Vocational School in the final. Special mention goes to captain Micheal Hynes and Conor Casey who was man of the match in the final. Well done to the lads and coach on the day Mr Nally.

Ash Wednesday

Last Wednesday morning the 1st, 3rd and TY students walked to St Mary’s Church for the Ash Wednesday service. In the afternoon Fr Cadam held a service in the Gym for the 2nd, 5th and 6th year students. Thanks to Fr Simon for taking the time to come to the school to deliver this service and specials thanks to the talented duo of Rachael Gilligan and Aine Leonard who provided the music during the service.

Irish Workshops

On Thursday afternoon Mr Hanlon, Ms Hetherton and Ms O’Mahony organised an Irish workshop for all leaving cert students. The workshop was on the “Sraith Pictiúr” in preparation for the upcoming oral exams. These picture sequences are an area students struggle with and the students found this workshop most beneficial.

Assessment Day

On Saturday the March 4 we held our assessment day for the incoming fist year students. Thanks to all the teachers who came into the school on Saturday to make this day possible.

Revive Day

On Friday the March 3 the Leaving cert students went on a revive day organised by their year head Ms Farrell. This was an opportunity for the students to unwind and destress after the mock exams.