School notes November 30th

Senior Boys Football

Well done to the Senior Boy’s Footballers who had a very hardfought 4-11 to 2-09 win over Ballymahon Vocational School in the North Leinster Championship on Monday last. The lads, playing with the wind in the first half got off to a slow start conceding two early goals. It could easily have been three were it not for a fine James Coyle save. The lads fought hard and second half goals from Jordan Martin, Jordan Shiels, Eoin Sheridan and Dara Sheridan ensured the win. This was an excellent second half team performance but special mention must go to the player of the match Ryan O’Reilly. Well done to the lads and Mr Carroll and we wish them the best of luck when they Galle, Ferbane next Thursday.

Ring Christmas Bells

The students of Cnoc Mhuire are delighted to announce that they will be holding a celebration of Christmas through music Song and Verse in St Mary’s Church Granard on Tuesday the 19th of September at 8pm. They will be joined by special guests Eileen Coyle and the Lir Brass Quintet on the night. Tickets are €10 each with a deal of Buy 4 Get 1 Free and can be purchased through the school. Thanks to the Music teachers and all other teachers involved for all their hard work. Without the time given by our teachers, we as students would never get the opportunities to perform to such a big audience.


First Year Boy’s Football Blitz

On Wednesday last Mr Nally and the first year boys travelled to Newtownforbes for a Longford Blitz. The lads thoroughly enjoyed the day and put in some great performances. They had two comprehensive victories over Ballymahon Vocational School and Moyne. They were unlucky against St Mels and Mercy Ballymahon losing by two points and one point respectively. These close games will no doubt stand to the lads in their U14 competition. Thanks to Mr Nally for accompanying the students on the day.

U16 Boys Footballers

On Thursday last the U16 Boys took on Oaklands of Edenderry in the North Leinster Championship. This was a tough encounter where goals proved crucial. The lads won on a scoreline of 8-07 to 2-13. In a tough encounter most impressive for Cnoc Mhuire were Dara Sheridan, Micheal Hynes, Connor Leonard and Bryan Masterson. Well done to the lads and their coach Mr Plunkett.

U16 Boy’s Basketball

On Tuesday last the U16 Boy’s competed in the Regional semi-final against St Pat’s of Navan. The lads knew they were going to be up against it as they were defeated by this side in the group stages. An excellent team performance ensured that the lads qualified for the regional final on a scoreline of 52 to 28. Special mention must go to Ciarán Scanlon MVP on the day. Well done to the lads and their coach Mr Thornton and we wish them the best of luck in the final.

Irish Mock Orals

The junior cert higher level Irish class would like to thank Mr Hanlon for all the extra time he has devoted to this class to give each student a mock Irish Oral. The students will be completing an Irish Oral next term which will go towards their Junior cert grade and found the mock oral extremely beneficial preparation.

Drink and Drug Awareness

Well done to all the TY students who completed short Video’s on Drink and Drug Awareness. All the video concepts were developed, scripted, recorded and edited by TY students. These videos are of an extremely high standard and can be seen on the Cnoc Mhuire Facebook page. The video, entitled “Drug Driving” highlights the dangers associated with driving under the influence of drugs and was voted best awareness video from the video’s submitted. Congratulations to Grace Ross, Oisin Moran, Leo Cox and Deirbhile Duggan who produced this video. Thanks to Mr Hanlon for all the hard work in overseeing this quality productions.

TY Environmental Studies

The TY students are busy working on their Environmental Studies Project where they aim to attain another Green Flag for Cnoc Mhuire. The focus is Energy Conservation and for this month they are trying to get all students and staff to focus on the importance of closing doors to conserve heat, turning off lights and projectors when they are not in use to conserve electricity. Thanks to Ms Beatty for all her hard work in overseeing this valuable work.


Friendship Week.

Congratulations to Zoe Lynch, Class 1.0, winner of the SPHE poster competition for First years. Congratulations to Eve Cooke, Class 2.0. winner of the Second year Slogan competition. Both girls receive a voucher for phone credit. Longford Youth Services will meet with First years on Tues Dec 5th next to facilitate an Anti-bullying Workshop.

(Eve Cooke pictured receiving her voucher from Ms Durkan)

(Zoe Lynch receiving her voucher from Ms McBrien)


Pieta House Visit Cnoc Mhuire

Pieta House representative Siobhan Leijen kindly visited Cnoc Mhuire on Mondaty November 28th, 2017. Siobhan delivered a very informative presentation to our 5th year LCVP and Transition Year students, outlining the vast array of services that Pieta House provides. She also highlighted frightening statistics about suicide in Ireland. Siobhan informed us of the recent opening of a new Pieta House branch in Athlone. We would like to thank Siobhan for taking the time to present this talk and our teachers Ms Stephens and Mr Reilly for arranging this talk.

By Natalie Curry and Lauren McBrien.




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