MATHS WEEK IN GALLEN CS
A very successful Maths Week was held in our school last week. Maths week began with TY investigating famous mathematicians. They presented their findings to their group. A notable feature of the week was the excellent colourful wall displays with mathematical themes. Each year group was brought on a Maths trail around Ferbane and students used their spatial awareness and mathematical reasoning to see Maths in the World around them. A whole school Maths competition was also run around the theme of Problem Solving with First Year, Junior School and Senior School taking part. Prizes will be given to the winners in each year group.Gallen CS is to the forefront with its implementation of JUMP Maths . Students and staff have also completed some surveys to assist us with our School Numeracy report.
GALLEN CS CLUNY UNIT – our students attended a most enjoyable Halloween fancy dress party organised by Sacred Heart Tullamore. The array of costumes on display was really bewitching in the true Halloween sense of the word!
JUNIOR GIRLS FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Gallen CS after their excellent win in the opening round against Moate CS continued where they left off by travelling to Granard and emerging victorious on a 5-12 to 3-7 score line. They play Longford next. Well done to Mrs Scully and her team. Team and Scorers- Luz Corrigan, Amanda Keena, Emma Maher, Aimee Kelly, Tara Dunican , Grainne Kenny, Ava Flynn, Anna Grehan[0-1]Andrea Arnold, Ffion Boland[1-2]Sinead Egan [0-1] Kaithlin Rigney[1-0]Shauna Heffernan [1-6]Kate Kenny [2-2] Roisin Cockram. Subs Used-Sophie Gilson , Emma Bracken, Sarah Murphy , Caoimhe Guinan and Clare Brazil.
SENIOR BASKETBALL – MIDLANDS LEAGUE: GALLEN CS 31 LORETO MULLINGAR 28.
Gallen emerged winners in this close contest played in Gallen CS on Friday last. This sees the girls bounce back to record their second win in the League after losing narrowly to Scoil Dara Kilcock.Well done to Ms mc Keogh and her team.
Team and Scorers – Emer Nally  Aoife Corbett , Roisin Egan  Ellee McIvor  Aine Coughlan, Emma Maher , Eimear Flynn  Sarah Kenny , Laura Kenny, Anna Grehan.
JUNIOR RUGBY –
Well done to our Junior Rugby team under the coaching of Mr McGrath who won their 3rd match in a row in the Connacht Junior League by beating Ballygar 10-3 in very inclement conditions last Thursday. Two unconverted tries did the trick.
Team and Scorers-Ruairi Carroll , Griffin Dunican, David Gavin , Lorcan Daly, Sean Ibbotson , Conor Kenny , Clive Keena, Aaron o Reilly, Max Feehan , Sean Flynn, Michael Egan [try]Jamie Kelly , Luke Mangan, David Nally, Nathan Poland [try] Lorcan Buckley, Mark Duffy, Oliver Cusack , Jason Tully.
SENIOR FOOTBALL – NORTH LEINSTER SENIOR B LEAGUE
Gallen CS 0-13 Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington 1-13
Gallen, minus a few key players, narrowly lost out in this first round league match played at a wet Gracefield venue on Wednesday last. Exchanges were tight and Portarlington got a goal on the stroke of half time, leaving the score 1-6 to 0-8 at the break. The contest was level with ten minutes to go but Colaiste Iosagain added points to emerge winners. Gallens next two games are against Tullamore College and Naas CBS.
Team and Scorers – Barry Rohan , Ronan Hynes [0-1] John Corcoran , Jack Quinn, Ronan mc Guire 0-2, Jack Egan , Liam Cooper, Kyle Higgins [0-1] Tom Corcoran , Brian Mc Evoy [0-1] Ryan Heavin [0-3] Kevin Nugent , Conor Owens [0-2] Michael Butler [0-2] Jack Clancy. Subs Used- Luke Gavin Mangan.