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School Principal
Mr. Garrett Buckley
Deputy Principal

Ms. Stacey Guinan

Gallen C.S News Updates March 4th 2013

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
battle .
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.