April 30th : Sci fest awards, congratulations to all who won prizes last week in Sci fest competition on April3oth 2014
|Make-up: Beauty or Beast||Megan Murray, Michaela Anderson||Special Cosmetic Award|
|It’s not just a puzzle, it’s a woozle||Chloe Mullen, Serena Corcoran, Tara Flynn||3rd place in group projects intermediate Life Science.|
|Social Media Sites Vs. The Real World||John Corcoran, Ryan Heavin||Highly recommended in group projects intermediate Life Science|
|The effects of wind turbines on people with an autism spectrum disorder||Stevie Anne Buckley||2nd place in individual projects, intermediate Life Science
2nd place Health Science Award
January 2014 :” GALLEN CS FERBANE GIRLS CLAIM HISTORIC FIRST ALL IRELAND BASKETBALL TITLE”
ALL IRELAND SCHOOLS U16 CUP FINAL – GALLEN CS 33 ST JOSEPHS CHARLESTOWN 26Gallen CS, the ” small school with the big heart” as their dedicated coach Ms Josephine mc Keogh so aptly put it , won their first National title in Basketball after a compelling struggle with a determined St Josephs Charlestown in this Blue Riband decider played in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght . See archive weekly notes for full report.
December 2013 :10 medals in u14 Connaught Championships !
Stacey Egan in second year won an amazing 10 medals last weekend in the Connaught Swimming championship:
Gold in the 400m Individual Medley and in two relays
Silver in the 50m Freestyle,50m Breaststroke, 200 IM, 100 IM and 200m Freestyle .
Bronze in the200m Butterfly and Breaststroke.
Well done to Stacey for her outstanding achievement . Her dedication to her early morning training and persistent hard work is what leads to these results.
Well done to other students featured on the local newspapers in December :
Mrs Reynolds and the Scor Group for getting to the Lenister Finals AGAIN !
The sixth years who raised money for the Philippines and inspired Ciaran Guinan and others to record the CD for this great cause.
Donal Grogan for his participation in Offaly Badminton Event
Celine Camon for coming second in the Creag Equestrain Competition on Dec 1st.
All the TYs involved in the School bank and enterprise projects over the last few weeks.
Academic excellence at Leaving & Junior Certificate 2013
Excellence in Home Economics Award went to Laura Dolan.
Excellence in Agricultural Science Award went to Eoghan Hennessy.
Excellence in German Award went to Jennifer Krock.
Excellence in Music Awards went to Chloe Flynn and Clare Anne Kearns .
Excellence in Construction Studies went to Keith Hamilton ..
Excellence in Biology Award went to Laura Dolan .
The John Sugrue Memorial Cup For Art went to Chloe Flynn
Leaving Certificate Commendation Award given to the student[s] who received the highest Leaving Certificate Results went to Laura Dolan and Clare Anne Kearns.
Junior Certificate Medallion Award 2013 : Criteria is the best results in 10 subjects at Higher level in the Junior Cert . The 2013 went to Tara Flynn .
Junior Certificate Merit Awards: Criteria is next four students with best results in 10 subjects at Higher Level, winners were Roisin Egan , Eimear Flynn, Rachel Hanniffy and Ellie Mc Evoy
Congratulations to Noelle Egan in sixth year who was voted student of the Gaeltacht in summer 2013
Congratulations to Claire Egan who participlate in the charity dance/song with her Gaeltacht in summer 2013 and was featured on the Late Late Show on RTE
Silver Award Recipients : Ciara Casey, Ailbhe Doolan, Ruth Hennessy , Laura Keena , Michelle Keena, Niamh Kenny , Niamh Larkin, Ashling o Shea and Laura Phelan.
Bronze Award Recipients were Chloe Cahill, Celine Camon , Alisha Daly , Amy Dunican, Chloe Egan , Joseph Egan, Ashling Grogan , Catherine Guinan, Hazel Hackett, Niall Higgins, Dean Hogan , Sean Hynes, Laura Keenan, Conor Kelly, Colin Kenny, Conor Kenny, James Lowry, Michelle Lyons , Brian mc Evoy , Ronan mc Evoy, Tommy Molloy , Kevin Nugent, Michael o Shea, Donal Ryan , Anthony Seery and Jarlath Stevenson.
Congratulations to James Nally, Ferbane who was awarded third place in the Barra Flynn Memorial Scholarship . James received his award from Patrick Flynn (son of the late Barra Flynn), Tormeys Solicitors, Athlone. James is currently studying Law and Accounting in the University of Limerick. Please see Gallery for photo.
Congratulations to Lee Byrne in 5th year who was awarded overall winner of the over 16 category in the Boston Scientific, “Coding theBig Bang” National Awards. The aim of the competition which was open to all post primary students across Ireland ,was to create an informative web based computer programme that explains the role of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in solving one of the great mysteries of the universe. Lee will receive a cash prize and trophy as well as the chance to present his interactive game to the Boston Scientific Leadership Team at their international manufacturing facility in Ballybrit, Galway. Lee is a member of our School’s Computer Club which is run by our teaching colleague Ms Sandra Mc Grath whose input is greatly valued.
Congratulations to Ruaidhrí Doolan who was awarded an UCD Scholar Award in recognition of his great success in his Leaving Certificate 2012. Mr Irwin represented the school at the Award Ceremony and received a plaque to commemorate Ruaidhrí success
Congratulations to Celine Camon who won first prize in a Showjumping competition.
Well done to the Transition year students who won numerous awards at the Co Offaly Photographic Schools competition held in the Tullamore Court Hotel last week. See Weekly News for full story.
Well done to Eimhin Boland, fifth year student who spoke at the national launch of “Life as a child and young person in Ireland:Report of a National Consultation” in Dublin on Wednesday Nov.7th. Eimhin representating Offaly Comhairle na Óg was a member of the Children and Young People’s Forum from 2009-2011 and this group came up with the questions posed to children and young people all over Ireland. The results of these findings can be viewed on www.dcya.gov.ie
October 2012 Congratulations to all our Award Winners recognised in our Annual Academic Awards on Friday 26th of October. See Gallery for photos of the night.
September 21st 2012
Congratulations to Brian Gilligan who was capped on the wing by Connacht Schools in the u 18 schools interpro against Leinster in Donnybrook on Wednesday of last week.Congratulations also to Conor Kenny and Niall Higgins on their selection for Connacht.
Well done to all our Junior Certficate students on receiving their Junior Certificate results. We look forward to highlighting their achievements in our annual awards night in October.
Well done to Keith Hamiliton, sixth year student, who won an All Ireland Title in Kickboxing in August in Athlone beating Danial O Connor from Limerick.
Laura Dolan, sixth year student in Gallen C.S has had an outstanding season in her Field events. Trained by her father John, Laura competes for Ferbane A.C as well as for Gallen in schools competitions. 2012 was her best season to date winning numerous records and medals. In July 2012 she won GOLD in the All Ireland U18 Javelin and SILVER in U18 Hammer event. She set a championship record in the All Ireland Javelin event and set records in both events in Leinster finals. 2012 Achievements
Offaly Co. Juvenile Championships: 1st Javelin, 1st Shot Putt, 2nd Discus
Senior Championships: 1st Javelin, 1st Shot Putt, 1st Discus
Leinster Juveniles: 1st Javelin, 1st Hammer, 3rd Indoor Shot putt
Leinster Juniors: 1st Javelin, 2nd Hammer
South Leinster Schools: 2nd Hammer, 3rd Javelin.
Leinster Schools: 2nd Javelin, 3rd Hammer
All Ireland Juveniles: 1st Javelin, 2nd Hammer
All Ireland Schools: 6th Javelin, 6th Hammer
What a staggering achievement and we wish continued good luck to Laura in her Athletics career and we hope to watch her progression through the senior ranks over the next few years!
August 2012 Warm congratulations is extended to all the Leaving certificate students who got there results last Wednesday 15th August.It was a day of great excitement , a few nerves but a lot of hugging and handshaking when students opened their results. We are delighted that many students achieved to the highest level of their ability . Buckling the national trend this year it was the boys who took highest honours with Ruaidhrí Doolan achieving a tremendous 565 points score, followed by Ryan Delaney , James Nally, Claire Kelly , Maria Spain, Alan Devery, Stephen Wren to name but a few. We look forward to our annual awards night in October when we will invite many of these young men and women to receive awards in our school. However school and the Leaving Certificate is not all about points so we congratulate all students who achieved their own personal goals and successes at different levels in this difficult exam. It marks the end of five or six years of schools for these young people and we wish them well as they all progress to Further and/or Higher Education courses.
Well done to Ian Maleney, past student of Gallen Community School on becoming quite a regular contributor to the Irish Times. Ian’s command of English plus his love for music has endeared him to the readers and editoral staff of the Irish Times who now ask him to submit articles for their newspaper.
Congratulations to Transition Year Students Aisling O Shea for getting her name in print ! Aisling entered a competition and won the opportunity to meet and interview singer Conor Maynard on his recent visit toIreland and she was able to bring along her friend Shauna O Shea also. Check out their pictures and article in Septembers edition of KISS magazine.