Connacht C Badminton Champions
Well done to Ciara Dowd, Éabha Dowd, Anna Higgins and Anna Murray who competed in the Connacht Badminton championshipship in Galway Lawn Tennis Club last Thursday 13th March 2019. These girls are now the Connacht C Badminton Champions
CEIST All-Ireland Bake-Off
Congratulations to Fifth Year student, Eleanor Walsh who competed in the 5th annual CEIST Bake-Off which took place on Friday the 8th of March in Árdscoil na Tríonoide, Athy. The CEIST Bake- Off competition aims to encourage home baking and in particular creativity as students are asked to design, plan and make a novelty cake. Students must use at least one Odlum’s product in their recipe. This competition is open to all CEIST secondary school students. Seven Senior and Seven Junior students from CEIST schools all over the country battled it out to find out who will be the 2019 Champions and Catherine Leyden from Odium’s and Ireland AM had the difficult task of judging the cakes. Eleanor was awarded third prize for her cake, depicting the theme “Family”. Congratulations on this wonderful achievement Eleanor. A representative from CEIST was present on the day and was delighted with the level of interest shown to date in this competition. Eleanor would like to thank Ms. Cleary, Home Economics teacher, for all her help with this competition.
Congratulations to three representatives of the Transition Year Young Social Innovator (YSI) class, Anastazja Pliszka, Ciara Roddy and Siobhán Rimmer who participated in the Y.S.I. DEN recently. The girls pitched their social issue to three DEN Dragons and were successful in winning €700 for their efforts.. This money will be used for the purchase of defibrillators for our school and Roscommon town and also for the production and distribution of maps. These maps will show the location of all the defibrillators in Roscommon Town and they will be distributed to all the families in our school, other schools and local businesses in the town. The girls along with the Y.S.I. class have been working hard all year on this project and hope to continue to raise awareness about the importance of defibrillators and their life saving function. The girls were also involved in organising a soccer match with the staff and students which took place last week in the school gym. The school community enjoyed this event and were entertained by the great skill that was on display (by the teachers!). A total of €700 was raised on the day. The Y.S.I. class would like to thank the teachers and students who played on the day. Teacher Panel: Mr. Cunningham, Mr. Coll, Mr. Quinn, Mr, O’Reilly, Mr. Boland, Ms. Farragher, Ms. Geraghty, Ms. Keenan, Mrs. O’Brien, Mrs. Doyle, Mrs. Blighe and Mr. O’Connor Students Panel: Reece Higgins, Katie Lohan, Anna Campbell, Niamh Fitzgerald, Ciara Martin, Orla Connolly, Ali Campbell Marise Gill, Éabha Dowd and Gemmisha Geraghty. The girls would also like to thank Ms. Cleary (Y.S.I. Teacher) for all her help and advice with this project.
Our Transition Year students thoroughly enjoyed their millinery workshop with Suzie from Suzie Mahony Designs. Every student produced a bespoke headpiece and the array of designs and colours was simply stunning. The students would like to thank the Home Economics Department for organising the workshop.
National success for Hollie
Congratulations to first year Hollie Kilroe who is the new National Cross Country schools minor Silver medalist. Hollie is a well established athlete with a substantial haul of medals in both swimming and running. She had four all Ireland medals and has held six Connacht titles. The National Cross Country Schools Championship was held in Clongowes College, Co. Kildare, on Saturday March 9th. On this day, Hollie was up against the best of the best: previous medal winners from all over the country, from schools in Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connacht. She ran a remarkable 2000 meters race. Her determination was evident when she had to close a big gap to the lead group which she did with about 600 meters remaining. Soon she was in contention and running full pelt, down the finishing straight she caught the race leaders. She crossed the line in a brilliant second place to claim the national silver medal. At the finish line, her mum, dad, Mr. Quinn, other students from our school and coaches were overjoyed with her great run. The school wishes to congratulate all the other girls who participated in cross country this year, silver medalist for Connacht, Maeve Dervin who is in her last year of school running. Maeve has done so much over the years for running in this school and Roscommon. Congratulations also to first years Iga Berent and Zara Naqvi, second years Abby Gooney and Clara Dunne who also qualified brilliantly for the nationals and Ciara Carr, Wiktoria Katarzynska and Jessica Gannon , the intermediate team who won Gold in the team event in South Connacht- Well done all. A big thank you to Ms. Farragher (PE teacher) and Mr. Quinn who accompanied the girls on the day.
Convent of Mercy U14 Rugby panel
Pictured above are the Convent of Mercy U14 Rugby panel who competed last week in a Blitz which was held in Creggs Rugby Club. Back Row: Sarah Purcell, Ornella Varale, Eadaoin Walsh, Jennifer Morris, Rachel McDonald, Emma Mannion. Front Row: Clara Dunne, Caoimhe Walsh, Megan Donoghue. The girls were successful on the day winning all of their matches.