Gallen C.S “ The Big Bank Theory” project was one of four teams out of 44 in our region to qualify for the National Finals of AIB Build a Bank in Dublin on the 17th April. The Transition year students under their mentor Mrs McGrath have done a fantastic job encouraging students to start saving with the school bank. They got sponsorship from some local businesses which enabled them to market the idea in school and offer prizes to students. More information will be posted next week on their activities.
BALLAD GROUP- hard luck but well done to our group of Revina Devery , Zoe Rooney, Valene Greer, Sarah Kenny and Avril Spain who performed with great distinction at the All Ireland Scor Finals in Derry last weekend. The girls sang their hearts out with renditions of “Edward on Lough Erins Shore” and “The Broad Majestic Shannon” but failed narrowly to retain their All Ireland Title. Gallen CS is proud of you and is much appreciative of all the hard work put in by you and by Ms Deborah Reynolds over the last two years.
Senior Football : Hard luck to our Senior team who relinquished their Leinster Crown when they were beaten by Ashbourne CS 1-7 TO 0-5 in the quarter final last Wednesday.
TEAM – Dylan Buckley , Sean Buckley, Paddy Cosgrave , Jack
Egan, Gavin Maleny, Eoghan Hennessy, Brian Gilligan , Christian
Brazil, Darragh Keenaghan, Anthony Seery, Merrick Daly, Dylan
mc Evoy, Dean Hogan , Colin Kenny [0-3] , Michael Butler[0-2]
Junior Football: The Junior Football team beat St Fintans Sutton 1-9 to 1-8 in a challenge match last Thursday , in preparation for their upcoming All Ireland semi Final against Coachford CC or Clonakilty CC who play each other in the Munster Final on March 13.The date for their All Ireland semi final is Saturday March 23.
Basketball Results First years: Gallen CS 21 Kilbeggan 8 –
Second Years: Gallen CS 31 Kilbeggan 6.
1ST YEARS Gallen 24 Moate CS 27
Scorers – Shauna Heffernan 8 , Grainne Kenny 4, Aoife Coughlan
4, Sinead Egan 2, Leanne mc Donagh 2 Casey Dunican 2 and
Sara Murphy 2. Niamh Spain, Katie Feenan, Ava Flynn, Siobhan
Dillon, Elaine Bracken, Emma Delaney, Tara Dunican, Ffion
Boland and Sophie Craughwell were also part of the panel.
2ND YEARS- Gallen CS 25 Moate CS 9
Scorers-Sarah Kenny 8, Roisin Cockram 6, Laura Devery 4, Emma
Maher 3, Anna Grehan 2 and Amanda Keena 2. Julia Morgan, Laura
Bracken, Aine Coughlan, Natasha Lynam, Chloe Monaghan, Lauren
Daly, Laura Kenny ., Kaithlin Rigney and Avril Spain were also
part of the panel.
Senior Rugby: our senior team beat St Gerards
Castlebar 14-7 in their first pool match of the Connacht Senior
Development cup but lost their second pool match to Clifden
CS 31-7. Nevertheless they are in the semi final.
Junior Rugby: Our junior team have qualified for the Junior
Development semi final by beating Loughrea 48-10 and Gort
42-10 in their Pool matches. They now play Roscommon CBS in
the semi final. Our Junior team acquitted themselves well in
the pre Christmas Dr Lowry giving old foes Marist a good
The team and scorers against Loughrea were- Conor Owens [2t]
Diarmuid Guinan , Jarlath Stevenson[1t] , Anthony Seery[1t] Brian
Mc Evoy[1t], Colin Kenny[1t], Kyle Higgins [2t] , Dean Guinan ,
Darren Buckley, Conor Kelly, Jack Quinn, Alex Kearns, Michael o
Shea, Jack Clancy and Tom Corcoran. Manager Conor Galvin and
his troops are wished the best of luck in the semi final.