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School Principal
Mr. Garrett Buckley
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Ms. Stacey Guinan

Gallen C.S news Updates Oct. 12th 2015

FIRST YEAR PARENTS  NIGHT –   thanks to all  who  made this  night a  most informative  evening for our  1st years and their parents  guardians.  Our  First  Years are  now sampling the next set of  modules and are settling in well into school  life in Gallen CS.

6TH YEAR  BIOLOGY TRIPS –  thanks  to  Ms Brennan ,  Mrs  Killian and  Ms  Buckley who accompanied their students on ecology trips  around  Birr [  Orange  Hill  Wood] and the  local  vicinity around  Ferbane respectively.These practical studies trips are an invaluable  component of  the  Biology  Course   and will stand the students in  good stead in June.

TY  ENTERPRISE –  preparations for the TY  Enterprise  continue with our students busy at work   in preparing their  projects.TY   students have been busy surveying students on aspects of their upcoming projects and they are wished well in their endeavours.

STUDY SKILLS –  Thanks to  Ms  Donnelly who  prepared and  delivered a  very informative study skills presentation to our 3rd years on Thursday last. This will be invaluable to our 3rd year group as they prepare for their Junior  Certificate.

TY HUMAN RIGHTS TALK– Thanks to  Mrs  O  Toole  for  organising this   very informative  talk.  Representatives  from the  Human  Rights   Group AFRI  led by  Joe  Murray talked to  TY  students on Wednesday last. AFRI  campaigns  for peace , justice  , environmental  sustainability  and equality.  It seeks to  influence  policy  and practice in   promoting human Rights and it responds particularly to  the effects of militarisation , environmental destruction and resource depletion.  It’s patron is Archbishop Desmond Tutu.  Our students gained new and valuable insights into the area of Human  Rights.

 TY  TRIP  TO  BIRR FILM FESTIVAL– Thanks  to the  French  Department   for organising    last  Thursday’s trip for our TY  Group to see a   film as part of the Birr  Film  Festival.  The students  gained   new insights into  French language and culture.


LADIES GAA –  Senior  Girls  Gaelic  – Well done to the girls on their 2-18 to 4-4  win over Heywood in the first round of the championship.  Gallen came from 8 points  down to triumph!The  scorers were –  Maria  Egan 2-1, Kate  Kenny 0-5,  Shauna Heffernan 0-4,  Ellee mc Evoy 0-4,  Andrea Arnold ,  Rachel Seery ,  Aoife Corbett and Roisin Egan 0-1 each.Well done to   Mrs   Derval Scully and the girls.


Our  Junior  Girls  backboned  by the  Naomh  Ciaran u16 and u14  winning teams had a  big win over Mountmellick  CS  in the first round of the Junior  Championship.


NORTH LEINSTER JUVENILE  CHAMPIONSHIP– Well done to  Mr  mc  Hugh and his team for getting their  campaign off to a good start with a 4-20  to 5-6 win over defending  North Leinster and  Leinster winners  Ballymahon SS.  The teams were level at half time   4-2  to 1-11  yet  Gallen responded with 3-9 in the second  half  to  win  comfortably.  The full forward line of  Dean  Buckley ,  Darragh Kieran Flynn and  Marcus  Keena were in good scoring form accounting for  4-10 of the total.

Team and Scorers were –  Mark  Griffin ,  David  Wren ,  Adam  Reams ,  Colin  Egan ,  Mark  Cahill,  Aaron  Brazil,  Ben  Egan ,  Calvin  Fox  Keena[0-1] ,  Ronan mc  Donagh [0-4],  Oisin mc  Guire,  Darragh  Michael  Flynn[0-2]  Jack  Poland 0-2,  Dean  Buckley 1-3, Darragh  Kieran  Flynn 2-5, Marcus Keena 1-3.

Keelan  Egan ,  Adam  Henry , Adam  Johnson,  Conor  Poland, Deema  Feehan ,  Adam Greene,  Corey  Buckley [0-1], Michael  Delaney , Shane  Delaney and  Josh  Buckley also played their part in this fine win.

JUNIOR  RUGBY –  Congrats to  Mr  mc  Grath and the  Junior  Rugby team who beat Athlone CC  32-10  to secure their second win in the Connacht Junior  League. They play  Garbally and Mountbellew in their next two matches. The team and  Scorers were- Jamie  Kelly[ 1try] Paul  Devery[  1  try] , Bernard Corcoran ,  Darragh  Carroll,  Adam  Nugent , Sean   Flynn[  1 Try], Marcus  Keena ,  Ruairi  Carroll,  Aaron mc  Cabe ,  J Dunican ,  Cian  Darcy , Shane Hynes,  Oliver Cusack ,  Clive Keena and  Conor  Kenny[ I try].


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