Mercy Ballymahon Notes

by: Orla Keane, Emer Gavigan, Ciara Fox, Claire Shaw


Hard luck to Mr. Bohan and Ms. McCann and the girls U14 football team who lost to Sacred Heart Secondary School, Tullamore in the second round of the Championship recently.

Physical activity week was experienced in our school last week with activities held in the gym Tuesday 1st years, Wed 2nd years and Thursday for 3rd years. Thanks to Mr.McCormack and Ms.Carr for organising the events.

Congratulations to Sarah Dillon who made the final 12 in the All Ireland Under 16 Basketball Panel.

Ty news:

Thanks to Paddy O Connor and the Longford Co. Board who are providing 26 ty students with the first level GAA Coaching Course.

Thanks to Orla Keane, Niamh Hanley, Jason Coughlan and Oran Kenny who visited the daycare centre during the week.

The annual sleepover in the school gym took place on Wednesday night. The money collected goes to Bethany House and St. Martha’s homeless shelter Longford run by St. Vincent De Paul. Thanks to Mr. Broderick, Mr. Kenny, Mr. Burke, Ms. Matthews, Ms. Nevin and Ms. Bohan for supervising.  

Gaisce students did a 20 km walk on Wednesday last from Ballynacarrigy to school along the canal. Thanks to Mr. Dempsey and Ms. Carr and Helena Brady for accompanying the 45 students on this adventure.

The Ty1 and Ty2 students visited Bodaborg on Monday 24th. They enjoyed a day of solving puzzles. Thanks to Ms. McDonagh for accompanying the students.

General news:

Thanks to all who supported our annual Easter Raffle and congratulations to the winners. In first place was John Nally, second Anne Kelly, third Eoin Fallon, fourth Kevin Lynchand fifth John Kilbane.

Agricultural Science projects and interviews were held last Wednesday and Thursday. Well done to the leaving cert Geography students who completed their geography project last week. Also well done to the third year students who completed their Science, C.S.P.E., Religion, Technology and Art projects by Friday last.

John Pridmore spoke to 5th and 6th year and Ty students on Tuesday last. John spoke about his transition from living a life of a gangster to a reformed  practising Catholic.

Thanks to all the employers who helped 5th year LCVP students with their work experience last week.

Last week we celebrated Technology week and activities included5th Year Technology and DCGstudents visited AIT engineering, Robotics and Automation. 1st Year Technology and T.G students held a Table Quiz. Congratulations to the winners. Following a tie breaker in 1st place was Niamh Gogan, Diarmuid Conlon, Aoibhe Doherty, Cian Neary and in 2nd  Place was, Mary Manning, Aoife Duffy, Leah Shannon, Jack Mulleady.  2nd Year Tech and T.G students visited Cooney Precision Engineering Company in Ballymahon. To conclude Technology week TY4  students visited Mergon international, in Castlepollard.

Damien Sheridan from Games Development Administrator Longford GAA is recruiting students 16 years and over, to act as Coaches and Volunteer helpers for their 7 weeks of Camps this summer. All details about these positions can be found by following the link below: .

Thought for the week:

"Don't mourn over your bad decisions, just start overcoming them with good ones."
Joyce Meyer