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School Principal
Mr. Garrett Buckley
Deputy Principal

Ms. Stacey Guinan

Gallen Community School News Updates – March 2nd 2012

Junk Kouture

Well done to the 2nd and 5th year Art students who entered the Junk Kouture competition and have qualified for the ERP Junk Kouture western Regional Final in Hudson Bay Athlone on Sunday the 25th of March. The students are:
1. Queen Of Hearts created by Chloe Mullen, Chloe Ryan and Laura Cassidy.
2. Colour Me Beautiful created by Rachel Seery, Orlaith Fitmaurice and Eimear Flynn.
3. The Little Mermaid created by Aoife Corbett and Therese Cosgrove.
4. Plaster Chic created by Tara Flynn and Catriona Dillon.
5. Flower Maze created by Chanelle Keegan and Caoimhe Kenny.
6. Gold Digger created by Ciara Spain and Kate Egan.
7. Trash Rags created by Megan Gale and Carrie Egan
8. Hula Media created by Ciara Mc Elearney, Chloe Flynn and Niamh Hynes.

Junk Kouture is an all-Ireland competition for second level students, where they are challenged to create high fashion Couture outfits from old every day junk. As ERP Ireland is sponsoring the competition this year each creation has to incorporate an item of electrical waste with a special prize awarded for its most inspired and creative use. ERP Ireland is part of a European company set up in 2002 in response to the European Union Directive on recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment. Since its establishment ERP has collected and treated over 1 million tonnes of EEE.

Voting will take place the week before the regional final online, this means that the students costumes can get up to 10% of the points before they go to the regional final in Athlone so we will be relying on all students , staff, community and friends to vote for our costumes and details on how we can vote will be posted as soon as we know.


Last Friday saw the senior football squad win comprehensively over Maynooth Post Primary in the Leinster semi- final. The final score was Gallen C.S.7-8 to Maynooth 1-8. We will be meeting either Castleknock, Dublin or Carnew Wexford in the Leinster Final. Date and venue not decided yet but details will be on our school website as soon as we know.


Our successful run in girl’s basketball continued this week as our first and second year teams had victories over Mercy Kilbeggan. Next Tuesday will see them playing Mullingar Community College. If Gallen C.S. second year girls win this match against Mullingar C.C. they will qualify for the Midland Region semi-finals.
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.
Gallen C.S. second year panel is as follows: Roisin Egan Caroline Egan ,Aoife Corbett Ellie Mc Evoy, Chelsea Spollen, Eimear Flynn , Emer
Nally, Ciara Flynn Clodagh Hogan , Rachel Seery Caoimhe Kenny,
Amy Tighe. Emma Maher and Sarah Kenny.

U14 Girls Football Championship:

Our girls football team had a very comprehensive victory this week beating Finians Mullingar 9-8 to 1-02. Coached by Mrs. Scully and MS Hough they are a talented group of young players and each one of them is committed to their training and are keeping a Leinster title in the back of their minds. No details yet of their next match.
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 plays St. Finians Mullingar this week in their second group match.

Leinster BadmintonFinals:

The following students will travel to Baldoyle Dublin Monday 5th March for the Leinster Badminton Final. Ethan Rowe Mcormack, Donal Grogan, Jack Clancy, Conor Owens, Jack Quinn and Aishling Grogan. We know they are up against stiff competition but we wish them and their PE teacher Mrs Kirwan the very best of luck.