On Friday the 16th of September we gathered as a community of faith to welcome in the new school year. We would like to thank Fr. Erik, our chaplain, for his time in helping us prepare for and celebrate our mass. Ms. Ward and Mr. Kelly would like to thank Ms. Connelly for acting as Eucharistic minister and our students for their beautiful prayers and readings.

A special word of thanks is extended to Mr. Darren Lane for his beautiful music which truly enhanced our service.

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Our 1st Year footballers made their debuts for our school this week versus St Cuans of Castleblakney. Any match played against Cuans will be a very competitive and a good introduction for our 1st Years to the physicality of football at secondary level. Not only did the Cuans’ players prove to be hardy opponents, the weather also created a perfect storm with a gale blowing down the field. Cuans opted to play with the wind in the 1st half and by half time had built up a healthy lead. Our boys put in a much better second half showing and at the final whistle had reduced the huge half time lead to just 3 points. The management were delighted with the courage and spirit displayed by the players. With their first competitive match under their built we look forward to the season ahead. Well done to our 1st Years and we wish them many years of enjoyment and success playing for our school.

Back row; L-R, Shaun Mullen, Tyler Kelly, Fergal O’Shaughnessy, Sol Trundle, Ewan Clarke, Noah Fallon, Ryan Conlon, Feidlim O’Sullivan, Seth Caslin, Cormac Kenny, Dylan Hoare.

Front Row; L-R, Ryan McNamara, Brain Hoare, Gerard O’Hara, Cormac Mee, Ethan Hoban, Patrick Fallon, Ben Sherriff, Eamon Lynch, Thomas Duff.


We are delighted to announce that this year’s Christmas Carol Service will run over two nights - Wed Dec 14th and Thurs Dec 15th. The venue for this year’s event will be St. Coman’s Church of Ireland, Roscommon Town. Preparations will be underway shortly and students are now being asked to sign up and express their interest in being involved. Those wishing to participate in singing, playing an instrument or reading, are asked to sign their name on the list posted on the Music noticeboard (outside G21). In addition to this, students are being asked for their input in selecting the songs for this year’s Carol Service. A list of songs performed in previous years has been posted on the Music noticeboard. Students are invited to make recommendations for their favourite songs, as well as suggesting new pieces. Please give your suggestions to Ms. Smyth by October 7th.

The following extra-curricular music activities will be taking place this year….commencing the week of Sept 19th.

Click on the link to see the schedule of events - Extra Curricular Music 2016 2017

Fifth Year Agricultural Science Students visiting Gerry Browne’s organic garden as part of their crop production studies.