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Week 3

Week 3 – Friday 17th September 2021

They did it! Tyrone won the All-Ireland Football Final on Saturday and what a thrilling match it was. It’s been a long time since 2008 but they did it in style on Saturday. Huge congratulations to the entire panel but especially Mr Mc Geary (vice-captain) who teaches PE and Sport Studies in the College. We also acknowledge past pupils, Hugh Pat Mc Geary, Frank Burns, Michael O’ Neill and Michael Cassidy, as well as some of the backroom staff involved, ie Mr Mc Girr(Head of History) and Paddy, our Building Supervisor who always has his video camera to hand.

We were delighted to welcome the above staff members and past pupils to a special celebratory event yesterday afternoon, in front of the whole school out on the pitch. Recalling their journey to Croke Park, how they felt, prior to and after winning, was a delight to listen to. Thanks to Team Talk and our amazing staff who organised the event at very short notice. An inspirational afternoon for our young footballers, both male and female.

Amongst those inspirational footballers are 3 of our Year 14 footballers who were named on the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Team of the Year. Congratulations to Callan Kelly, Ruairi Mc Hugh and Shea O’ Hare. Another fantastic achievement for these 3 lads.

After school activities are being organised so make sure you sign up for them – Guitar Club, Reading Club, Conversation Irish, Agriculture and so on. Check out the notices and get your name in early.

It has been a hard-working week with all students producing great work. I read a fantastic essay by Bianca Delgado in Year 12 on climate change, global warming and looking after our planet – a very passionate account and how we could do better! Our key expectations of Be Respectful, Be a Learner, Be Responsible and Be Safe are being demonstrated every day by our wonderful students. Even with our Fareshare Project – both yesterday for our families and today, healthy snacks for Year 8.

Don’t forget, all pupil communication can be shared instantly with you via the Parent App – any time of the day. Catch up on achievements points and your child’s daily routine on your mobile, tablet or PC – anywhere.

Have a great weekend – hold your head up high. Key Stage 3 were doing this all week in their Assemblies: ‘Be healthy, Strong and Resilient’

Isabel Russell