Mercy Ballymahon Notes

Notes by Cian Belton and Niamh Hanley

General News

Last week every family received a card to sell lines for our School’s annual Easter Hamper Raffle. This fundrasier is supported by the Parents Council to raise funds for the school. We ask families to try their best to fill as many lines possible on the cards. The draw will take place on Friday 7th April.

Well done to our Junior Cert students who completed their Music and Home Economic practicals last week. Well done also to our Leaving Cert students who completed their Music practicals and also their French and Spanish Orals last week.

1 st years held a bake sale in aid of Daffodil Day last week. Our staff also held a coffee morning in aid of Daffodil Day. Daffodils were also sold in the school . An incredible €1300 was raised . All proceeds went to Cancer Research.

Well done to Aoife Nolan, Emmalee Morgan, Emma Ballesty and Brona Cox who have been working in the Art room to complete a green schools art project, as we are hoping to achieve our green flag.

Well done to Mr. Dempsey and his 6 teams of 5 th and 6th year students who attended the Bond Trader Challenge in AIT last week. Congratulations to Jack Kenny, Conor O Brien, Conor English, Eoin Connell and Cathal Murtagh, who came first and won an Amazon Fire tablet each and to James Foley, Gavin Rynn, Neil Kilbane, Aaron Farrell and Ellen Kelly who came second out of a total of 42 teams.

TY News

Thanks to TY3 who promoted "Show Racism the Red Card" last Wednesday at lunch time.

Ms. Cribben captured silly moustached head shots of our students in a photo booth. These were presented on a Display in the Study hall, linking each student to a nationality across the world.

TY students that are undertaking the Pope John Paul II Awards are continuing to attend Thomand Lodge Nursing Home every day for the last three classes.

Thanks to Rob and Elaine from Bank of ireland, Ballymahon who held interviews among TY students for various positions in the school bank on Friday last. Successful candidates will be announced shortly.

Last Friday Angela from the Volunteer Centre spoke to TY students on the benefits of volunteering with clubs, charities and societies in their communities. Thanks to Angela for coming in and giving the talk.


Commiserations to our U17 boys’ Soccer team and their coaches Mr. Burke and Mr. Broderick who lost the Leinster Semi-final in Leixlip on Tuesday 28th March to St Killians of Bray.

Best of luck to our U16 girls’ football team and their coaches Mr. Bohan and Ms. McCann who have their All Ireland Final on Sunday 2 nd April. They travel to Clane, Co. Kildare where they will face St. Angelas, a strong side from Waterford. Throw in is at 3pm. All supporters are welcome.

Well done to James Murphy and Josh Manning who went to Manchester to play with Longford Rugby club last weekend.

Congratulations to Cian Belton and Longford Athletic Club who came 2nd in the U17 boys 4X 200m relay last weekend.

Thought for the week:

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.”

Willie Nelson