Mercy Ballymahon Notes

Notes By: Aoife Kavanagh and Emer Tyrrell


Well done to our senior and U16boys’ basketball teams who beat Kells last week. Thanks to their coaches Mr. Dempsey and Ms. Carr

Commiserations to our senior soccer team who lost their first game to Athlone Community College last week. Thanks to Mr. Broderick and Mr. Burke for training the teams.

Hard luck to our U16 boys’ football team and their coaches Mr. Seery and Mr. McCormack who were beaten by St. Mels recently.

Three first year boys’ football teams enjoyed a blitz held in Clonguish. Thanks to Mr. Kenny for coaching the teams and to the transition year students, Cian Belton, Oran Kenny, Jason Coughlan, Aidan O’Cealleagh and David Doherty who helped him on the day.

Good luck to our Concern debating consisting of Conor O’Brien, Dennis Hebron, Emer Tyrell, Aaron O Connor, Gary Sherdian, Neil Kilbane, Brendan Mc Keown, Niamh Dennehy and Conor English who are preparing for the first round of the concern debates away to Kilbeggan on Wednesday 12th October.  Thanks to Ms. Towey and Ms. Matthews for mentoring the team.

Lunchtime Clubs:

On Tuesdays the Creative Writing group meet in room 29 with Ms. McCann and Mr. O Gara. The Junior debating league has started in room 29 at lunchtime. On Thursdays the board games club meet in room 29 with Mr. O Gara.

Thanks to Ms. Nevin who organises “Ciorcal Cáinte” in room 21at lunch time on Fridays. This is a chance for our senior students to prepare for their oral Irish Leaving Certificate exam.


The Christmas Shoe box appeal is beginning and Ms. Ryan, Ms. Bruton and Ms. Towey are looking for small non-perishable goods, toys or educational resources that fit into a shoe box. These need to be ready for collection on Nov 11.

Green Schools meetings and work is going on in pursuit of the Green flag. The first, second and transition year students are involved in an art poster awareness campaign to help promote proper use of recycling bins around the school. Thanks to Mr. Burke for all his hard work.

Mocktober exams for third and sixth years take place during week 17th to 21st of October. Good luck to all our students. The Junior Cert Art mock exam has been completed.

Auditions are taking place for acts for the  upcoming school show which takes place from Thursday November 17th to Saturday November 19th.

Thought for the week.

Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it. (Lou Holtz)