OFFICIAL OPENING OF SCHOOL LIBRARY:
Fionnan Sheahan, editor of the Irish Independent and past pupil of Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed paid a visit to our school last week for the Official Opening of the School Library. Fionnan delivered a most enthralling speech that was heartfelt and full of humour as he paid a nostalgic trip down memory lane to his times as a student in the 90’s at Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed. Mr. Harry Freeman, of the Education Department at Trinity College was a guest speaker who also delivered an excellent speech on Positive Behaviour Management in education. Also in attendance were Tipperary ETB CEO Ms. Fionnuala McGeever and representatives from primary schools in Thurles and the surrounding hinterland.
Our 1st year soccer squad began the season last Thursday with a comprehensive and well deserved win against St. Joseph’s College Borrisileigh. With this being the first outing for both sides, the opening quarter proved to be tentatively approached until goals were scored at either ends. Subsequently, our students under the guidance of manager Mr. Fahy, grew in confidence, and pressureised the opposition’s defence that culminated in some well taken scores. While this was a teamwork performance, best on the day for the victors on a scoreline of 6-2 for Coláiste Mhuire were Luke Galvin, Tom O’Reilly, Shane Turner, Cian Hevey, Martin O’Reilly, Jack Murphy, and Gary Dwan.
Preparations are in full swing presently as our students are busy rehearsing for this year’s school musical ‘Dancing Queen’. This promises to be an exciting and memorable undertaking if previous productions are anything to go by. Students and staff alike alike are rowing in wholeheartedly and with tremendous commitment for Coláiste Mhuire’s latest production. In particular, huge acknowledgement and credit must be given to our production team of Ms. P. Hickey, Ms. H. Wallace, Ms. S. Martin, and Ms. C. Geaney for their time, energy, and expertise in bringing to fruition this superb musical to our school.
It’s another busy start to the year for The Green Schools Committee in Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed. This year we will be applying for the second green flag for energy. The new first year cohort have shown great eagerness to become fully fledged members of the Green Schools Committee. We have come up with our targets for the new year but we haven’t forgotten our commitment to our first Green Flag for litter and waste. We look forward to keeping the whole school community informed of the proceedings.