SHEACHTAIN NA GAEILGE
Gallen CS held a most enjoyable and informative Sheachtain na Gaeilge in the school from Monday to Friday of last week. Each day of the school week had a theme that encapsulated that day. Monday’s theme was ” Tus maith leath na h-oibre”[ “A good start is half the work”] and on that day there was a Ciorcal Comhra”[ Conversation Circle”] and a Trath na GCeist[ “Question Time”].Tuesday’s theme was ” Ni neart go cur le cheile”[ “There is no strength without unity”], Tuesday saw a ” Ciorcal Comhra” at lunchtime with a debate [ dispoireacht] taking place before lunch. Wednesday’s theme was ” Tir gan teanga , tir gan anam”[ “A Country without a Language is a country without a soul”] and a busy day saw a Trath na GCeist for 2 nd years, TG Lurgan sa Rang Gaeilge and a Cas Cuirte sa Rang Gaeilge.Thursdays theme was ” Beatha teanga I a labhairt”[” the life of a language is to speak it”] and a scannan [ film]as Gaeilge was shown.Friday’s theme was ” Mol an Oige agus tiocfaidh said”[“Praise the Youth and they will Follow”]. The day was marked with a most enjoyable Ceili , a Trath na Gceist in 5th year and a Cas Cuirte for TY students.Many thanks to all in the Irish Department [ Roinn na Ghaeilge]] for organising such a successful week.
Congrats to our Green Schools Committee under the Direction of Mrs O Toole , who held a very successful Green Schools Energy Day Presentation recently. The Transition Year Group of 2013-14 is hoping to bring a Second Green Flag to our School. We received our first Green Flag 3 years ago for litter and waste management and our Green Schools committee was very proud of our achievement. Gallen CS now hopes to get a second Green Flag for its theme of ” saving energy’s students Laura Cassidy , Chelsea Spollen and Serena Corcoran gave an excellent presentation on saving energy. The girls showed us the consequences of wasting energy both locally, nationally and globally. They told us some very interesting facts such as , leaving on a photocopier overnight is the equivalent of producing 5400 A4 Pages and for every tin can you recycle it can run your TV for 3 hours. Well done to the Green Schools Committee.
Hard luck to our 2nd Year Basketball Team who narrowly lost their semi-final to Presentation Portlaoise. This concludes a memorable year best remembered for our Cadettes winning the All-Ireland. Thanks to Ms M.C. Keogh for her work with all the teams.
RUGBYBest of luck to our Junior Rugby team and their coach Mr Grath in the Connacht Development Junior Semi-final. The lads beat Easkey to finish the group stages with three wins out of three.
Well done to all our students who took part in the Offaly Enterprise held in the Tullamore Court Hotel on Thursday March 6th last. Gallen CS were runners up in the Junior Category with their recycled and personalised ” Funky Folders” and well done to ” Flynn Firewood” who were award winners of the Students Award Prize in the Junior Category.
All IRELAND SCOR WINNERS
Huge congratulations to the girls from Gallen Community School: Valene Greer, Zoe Rooney, Raveina Devery, Avril Spain and Sarah Kenny who have representated FerbaneBelmont GAA to win the All Ireland Scor competition in Castlebar on Saturday. Following on from their success in 2012 the girls did themselves, their club and our school proud when their excellent renditions of ” The Ballad of Michael Collins” and “Eoghainin o Ragadain ” saw them gain national honours once again. A wonderful achievement for all concerned. The girls lit up the Royal TF Theatre with their performances and Ms Deborah Reynolds deserves great credit for mentoring the girls.On their return to Ferbane on Sunday they were treated to a lovely reception hosted by Ferbane Belmont GAA .
Congratulations to the Junior Girls Ladies Football team who won a tremendous victory over MacDaras Templeogue in a wind and rain swept pitch in Mullingar last Thursday. To Mrs Scully, Ms Hough and KP Egan we say a huge thank you for the commitment to these girls and wish you the best in your preparation as you progress to an All Ireland Semi Final.