14th March 2019

Congratulations to Carragh Kennedy, second year, who won the All-Ireland Semi Final last weekend against Tyrone’s Brona Farley. Carragh showed her excellent skills and had a very comprehensive win against her Northern opponent winning 15-2, 15-1.

Also on the day, Shauna Clogher and Liam Egan took to the court in their respective All-Ireland Semi-Finals. Unfortunately, it did not go their way on the day as Shauna was beaten by Caliosa Ni Dhuil of Armagh and Liam was defeated by Monaghan’s athletic Deveidas Kaklauskas.

 

Well done to all St. Coman’s handball players and the very best of luck to Carragh in the All-Ireland Final that takes place over the coming weeks. 

 

 

7th March 2019

5th Year students were delighted to visit Heat Merchants in Athlone on the 26th February.  This site visit was part of our partnership with Heat Merchants and The Business in the Community Skills at Work Programme.

The Business in the Community Skills at Work Programme matches local businesses with schools to give students a unique insight into the world of work.  There are a number of sessions including site visits, CV and interview workshops and mock interviews, which provide the students with an opportunity to consider careers and further study options available to them.

Heat Merchants are Ireland’s leading supplier of heating, plumbing, tiles and sanitary ware.  They are a fully Irish owned company with the main business support office and distribution hub located in Athlone. There are 32 Heat Merchant branches and 11 Tubs and Tiles branched nationwide and a Technical Services team based in Balbriggan.

On arrival we were welcomed by Heat Merchant’s Managing Director, Alan Hogan and Human Resource Director, Suzanne Devlin.

Alan gave an overview of the company and then students were split into four groups.  Each group spent time with employees and learned about a day in the life of that employee. They also had a site tour and got to see and experience the working world.

This was an invaluable experience for our students and we would like to extend our thanks to Alan Hogan and his team in Heat Merchants. We look forward to our next session.

7th March 2019

TY and 5th Year History students visited NUI, Galway on Wednesday last to engage with the Breaking the SEAL (Student Engagement with Archives through Learning) Programme. This project focuses on connecting second level students to the archival material, primary sources, and collections of the Hardiman Library at NUI Galway.

Students were treated to seminars that explored how to test the validity and reliability of primary sources as well as identifying what can be learned from them.

The next stage of the project is to use these skills to form a short essay on a topic of their choosing which will help them immeasurably with their Leaving Certificate projects. This will be published and stored in the library after a ceremony in May. 

 

The day was also a wonderful chance for students to experience campus life in NUI, Galway as they sat for a cup of coffee in the University canteen and got a peek into the library they may be sitting in very soon!

 

 

7th March 2019

As part of TY Geography our TYs are studying renewable energy. Taking the classroom outside, we visited Sliabh Bán and the wind farm located on the mountain. Our students got close to the turbines and we were able to observe them in action. They were amazed by the size of these structures and how scenic Roscommon looks from Sliabh Bán. All in all, a very worthwhile learning experience was had.

 

7th March 2019

Congratulations to Zara Grehan (TY) and her club Ballinasloe RFC on winning the U18 League and Cup double against Westport last week, a very well deserved win.

Tommy Grehan alongside his daughter, Zara, celebrating U18 League and Cup double

 

 

 

 

 

 

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