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Mr. Garrett Buckley
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Ms. Stacey Guinan

Gallen CS News Updates – May 16th 2016

Gallen CS   held a very enjoyable  function  in the  County  Arms hotel Birr last  Friday to mark a  unique  All Ireland winning double, with the girls taking the  All Ireland  Senior C  Title and the lads taking the All Ireland  Colleges  Senior  B  title. The  winning teams were presented with theier provincial and  All Ireland medal medals by  Cork legend and winner of 16 All Ireland Senior medals  Briege  Corkery and by Philly Mc Mahon  Dublin footballer and 3 time  All Ireland  Senior  medal winner.More  pictures on this function will appear in a posting later this week.

In O Connor Park Today both the Girls and boys teams were guests at half time in the Offaly v’s Longford match when they went onto the pitch and  their names were called out and each player got a lovely memento of  their All Ireland win. Thanks to Padraig Boland Chairperson of Offaly GAA and Kenny Franks for organising this for Gallen CS.



 The   All Ireland  winning mentality is inspiring our u 14 girls!

 In  Leinster  round  1  our girls beat  Moyne  CS  after a tough struggle , 3-13 to 3-8 after extra time .  Kate  Kenny  0-7 , Emma  Bracken 2-1, Jenny  Arnold 0-3 and  a point each from  Zoe  Tighe and Laura  Egan saw them home.

 In the Leinster  quarter final  Gallen  beat  Heywood CS  5-10 to 2-11 ,  Kate  Kenny starred  with 3-6,  Zoe  Tighe 1-1, Nicole  Buckley1-0 , Emma  Bracken 0-1, Amy  Rohan 0-1 completed  the scoring..

 Leinster semi final- Gallen CS 4-9  ST Marys Naas 4-5

 This Leinster semi final  played in ideal conditions in Ferbane last Friday saw Gallen stage a miraculous recovery from  being 9 points at half time  down to win  by four.Naas  blitzed the  Gallen girls with 3 early goals to lead 3-0 to 0-0 but  Gallen responded with points from Kate  Kenny , Jenny  Arnold and a Laura Egan goal to make the score  3-2 to 1-2 .  Naas got   another  1-2 to lead 4-4  to  1-2  before Gallen hit two late points to leave the score at half time  , Naas 4-4   Gallen CS 1-4.

 The second half  saw some transformation in fortunes  with   Gallen  outscoring Naas 3-5 to 0-1.  Gallen inspired by strong speeches in the dressing room at half time roared  back into the game.  Alisa Murphy and Emma  Bracken got two points each , 4-4 to 1-8 for  Naas  before  Zoe   Tighe blasted a goal to the net to leave  only two points in it., Naas 4-4  Gallen 2-8. Aimee Kelly was  the key figure in the  Gallen  backline   and this shut down the Naas attack.

  Incredibly  Gallen went ahead  when Kate  Kenny goaled and  Amy  Rohan crowned a great  comeback by running upfield from wing  back to score a great goal , Gallens  fourth goal and complete a most  Lazarus like  victory. Gallen had won  by 4-9 to 4-5 and now play  Dunboyne in Leinster u14 C  final next week.

Well done to  Mrs  Scully and Miss  Hough who are already bringing through another group of talented ladies footballers!

 PANEL  –  Rosanna Egan , Claudia   Newman ,  Aimee Kelly, Shauna Mc Govern , Amy  Rohan , Ella Hogan , Therese Lyons,  Aoibhe Kelly, Emma  Bracken, Jenny Arnold, Kate Kenny , Alisa Murphy, Zoe  Tighe, Laura Egan , Nicole Buckley , Ciara Buckley , Chloe Healy , Chloe  Daly, Stephanie Arnold, Rachel Bracken, Kira Hackett ,  Rachel Hackett, Amber Poland, Jenny Darcy, Caoimhe Guinan , Hannah Egan. Siobhan Mc Kenna.

 Leinster Final in Kinnegad at 12.30 this Thursday


Our   TY   group  accompanied   by  Mr  Dunican ,  Mrs  Scully ,  Ms  Reynolds , Ms Buckley and Mr mc  Grath  spent a few days in this enchanting city on the banks of the  Seine . They saw Sacre Coeur ,  Notre Dame ,  Louvre , Arc de  Triomphe,  Tour  Eiffel,  Versailles  Palace ,  Disneyland  Paris as well as a boat trip on the  Seine.


Gallen CS  wishes to thank  most  sincerely  Garda Martina  Nolan who spoke to our First and  Second  Years on road safety , personal  safety , public order and the    appropriate and safe  use of social  media on Thursday last.


Our  LCVP  Group accompanied by their teachers visited Abbotts in Longford on Wednesday last. Abbott employs 3000 people in Ireland and manufactures a wide range of health care products  including medical devices, pharmaceutical, diagnostic and nutritional  products.  The visit was most worthwhile for our  group and gives them invaluable insights into the world of work.


All the  TYs  took part in  Sports against  Racism workshop on Wednesday last . The workshop was given by  SARI [ Sport against  Racism in Ireland], the workshop was based on global goals themes such as peace , justice and  gender equality and eliminating   racism .  Our TY  Group really engaged  with the  workshop where SARI   through the medium of playing different    sports  games  showed how  issues of equality  can present themselves.

 CSPE  GLOBAL GOALS  DAY  – well done to our  2 nd year  CSPE   class who held a  cake / bun sale for  global goals awareness day last  Tuesday.  Students were encouraged to wear blue  or white  for the day to  raise awareness of the 17 sustainable  development goals.


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