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School Principal
Mr. Garrett Buckley
Deputy Principal

Ms. Stacey Guinan

Gallen Community School News Updates – February 24th 2012

Gallen CS held a special assembly on Monday last to mark the fantastic achievement of our Ballad Group winning the All Ireland Title in Castlebar on the weekend before last. Avril Spain, Niamh Delaney, Zoe Rooney, Valene Greer and Reveina Devery and their mentors Mr Ciaran Reynolds and Ms Deborah Reynolds were given a well-deserved and enthusiastic welcome. Their beautiful renditions of “Through the Eyes of an Irishman” and” The Mad Lady and Me” brought them well deserved glory.

Agricultural Science:
Students in the fifth and sixth year agricultural science classes accompanied by Ms Brennan and Ms Buckley, travelled to the Bellair Farm last Wednesday where master farmer Mr Ciaran McDonald demonstrated a modern 32 rotary milking unit. There was lots for the students to see and to ask questions on. The trip proved most informative and will be invaluable for the students as they face into their examinations. Gallen C.S. wishes to thank Mr McDonald for giving of his time and expertise to our students.

As part of their CSPE project on Stewardship , the second year class St Diarmids visited Derryclure recycling Plant outside Tullamore to see all the household items that could be recycled. This week Michaela, Dylan, Therese and Niall gave out a leaflet (that Niall had prepared) to all classes about what they learned and to raise awareness about the huge range of items that can actually be recycled and hopefully bring this message home also.

Congratulations to our first and second year girl’s basketball teams under the tutelage of Ms McKeogh who have been making great strides recently. Our new gym has been a great addition to the sporting facilities within our school and provides the teams with actual
Court practice. The girl’s basketball teams can be proud of their efforts thus far. Our first year team have won four out of five matches and our second years remain unbeaten in all four outings.
First year results: Gallen C.S. 25, Summerhill Athlone 9.
Scorers. Kaitlin Rigney 10, Emma Maher 6, Sarah Kenny 4, Anna Grehan
2, Laura Devery 2, Roisin Cockram 1.

Gallen C.S. 18, St Finians Mullingar 8.
Scorers; Sarah Kenny 4, Laura Devery 6, Laura Bracken 4 and Kaitlin Rigney 4.

Gallen C.S. 6, Loreto Mullingar 28.

Gallen C.S. 20, Moate CS 17.
Scorers; Sarah Kenny 6, Laura Devery 6, Anna Grehan 4, Kaitlin
Rigney 2, Emma Maher 2.

Gallen C.S. 24, Athlone CC 17.
Scorers; Emma Maher 12, Sarah Kenny 6, Laura Devery 2, Kaitlin
Rigney 2, Anna Grehan 2.
Gallen CS first year girls panel is as follows; Emma Maher , Sarah
Kenny ,Laura Devery ,Roisin Cockram, Anna Grehan , Kaitlin Rigney ,
Stevie Ann Buckley , Laura Bracken , Molly Stevenson , Kiera Anderson,
Alannah Corcoran, Shelly Dunican, Aine Coughlan and Avril Spain.

Second year results: Gallen CS beat St Finians Mullingar, Summerhill
and Loreto Mullingar 31-28 in a thriller before beating Moate C.S.
28-9 on Wednesday last.

Gallen C.S. second year panel and scorers are; Roisin Egan 8, Caroline Egan 2,
Aoife Corbett 6, Ellie Mc Evoy 2, Chelsea Spollen, Eimear Flynn , Emer
Nally 4, Ciara Flynn 4, Clodagh Hogan , Rachel Seery 2, Caoimhe Kenny,
Amy Tighe. Emma Maher and Sarah Kenny.
If Gallen C.S. second year girls win their final two matches against Mercy Kilbeggan and Mullingar C.C. they will qualify for the Midland Region semi-finals.

U14 Girls Football Championship:
Gallen C.S. 9-7 Oldcastle Post Primary 2-07.
Our girls football team, coached by Mrs Scully and Ms Hough got off to a great start with this comfortable win away to Oldcastle last Friday.
Gallen CS panel is- Aoife Corbett , Ellie Mc Evoy , Roisin Egan , Eimear Flynn ,
Ciara Flynn, Jennifer Lynam , Natasha Lynam , Rachel Seery, Grainne
Murray, Nicole Buckley, Avril Spain , Amanda Keena, Georgina Buckley ,
Sarah Kenny , Emma Maher, Tara Egan, Laura Devery ,Roisin Cockram,
Kiera English and Emer Nally.

Gallen CS play St. Finians Mullingar this week in their second group match

Offaly u14 BadmintonFinals:
Our school hosted this competition last week and taking part for Gallen CS were our boys team of Ronan Mc Guire, Shane Murphy, Kyle Cornally, Alex Kearns and Wayne Guinan while our girls team was Roisin Cockram, Chloe Mullen, Therese Cosgrove and Amanda
Senior Football :Best of luck to our Senior Footballers who put their Leinster title on the line in the semi- final against Granard or Maynooth Post Primary on Friday next. Venue and time not decided yet.