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.
GALLEN CS U 14 GIRLS QUALIFY FOR LEINSTER FOOTBALL FINAL!
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
TY TRIP TO PARIS
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.
TALK BY GARDA MARTINA NOLAN
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.
LCVP TRIP TO ABBOTTS LONGFORD.
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.
SPORT AGAINST RACISM WORKSHOP
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.