Abbey VS Newsletter – Mon 18th Nov

 Abbey Vocational School 11th Nov- 17th Nov 2019

West Side Story

*Tickets now on sale*

  • From the school office. Tel- 0749721105
  • Adults- €12 Students – €8
  • Students can also purchase tickets from the Assembly during break and lunch Monday – Friday


Rehearsal with the Lead Actors!

Musical rehearsals for ‘West Side Story’ were in full flow this week as cast and crew worked hard to perfect their key scenes! With Rachel Reid playing Maria, Ryan Glenn playing Tony, Savannah Timoney playing Anita and Senan Quinn playing Riff and led by Rachel O’Connor they were perfecting the bridal shop scene and the ladder scene.


First & Second Year Students Musical Rehearsals


First & Second Year AVS Students worked hard this week practicing at lunchtime to perfect their dance scenes as the excitement builds!

Showtime is Approaching! – By Savannah Timoney.

image005With only one week left until show time, the cast and crew of West Side Story are preparing to take Donegal by storm. The cast has moved their rehearsal space from the school library to the Bosco Centre. The first run-through in the Bosco Centre was a magical experience, with many of the actors feeling the rush of being on stage for the very first time. Even without the quiet hum of an audience before them & the glaring stage lights from above, it was possible for the performers to get a glimpse of the exhilaration they will surely feel on opening night. This sentiment has inspired everyone to really step up to the mark & make our school proud of the hard work we put into our production!

The sets for West Side Story are truly a sight to behold. Mr Gallagher has crafted the wooden frames for all the pieces. Mr Daly and his team of Transition Year artists are now painting these, going to great lengths to ensure the sets are as vibrant and colourful as the songs & dances that will be performed before them. A city skyline silhouette takes centre stage, spectacular in it’s simple elegance. In front of this stands an elaborate balcony where Maria & Tony’s Shakespearean love story takes place. A graffiti wall, sparkling gold jukebox, wooden crates & dress mannequins have also been completed already with much more to be added. The crew has shown outstanding dedication in the completion of these astounding sets, working around the clock towards completion & the finished results are a true credit to their resolve & hard work.

The costumes seen in this show are guaranteed to be impressive, with Rosemary Myers & Mary Crawford spending much of the week sorting through the school’s monumental supply of costumes to find the perfect clothes for each character. They were to be seen digging through piles of old shirts & dresses on the stage by anyone passing through the assembly hall long after school had ended. The sacrifice of their free time will certainly not go unnoticed however, as the audience will surely be stunned by the outfits they created. These costumes add another layer to the performance such as in the dance scenes, where the brilliant swirling of the fifties skirts & the clacking of high heels adds a dramatic flair.

With all the work that has gone in behind the scenes by the wonderful staff and students of the Abbey Vocational School, West Side Story is sure to be an utmost success! 

LGBTI+ Awareness Week

This week the Abbey Vocational School Community gathered to celebrate LGBTI+ Awareness Week. LGBTI+ Awareness Week is a time for second-level schools to join together and take a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. This week is an opportunity for schools to look at how they can make them safe and supportive places for LGBTI+ students.


The AVS Community stands united with Staff and Students making the Abbey Vocational School a supportive, inclusive environment!

Christmas Tests for 5th and 6th years 

The Christmas tests for 5th and 6th years will take place during the week from 2nd to the 6th of December. All students will receive a report home based on these results which account for 50% of the grade. The other 50% will come from ongoing formative and summative assessment over the term. 

Students in 1st, 2nd and 3rd year will receive a report home based on an average of class test for the terms work as well as their ongoing JCT formative Assessment. All students will receive a report home at Christmas 

University of Limerick Talk

On Monday the 11th of November Students from the Abbey Vocational School engaged in a talk on the University of Limerick. UL Speakers gave many reasons to study in the University of Limerick. As UL is the Home of firsts, UL prides itself on being ahead of many of Ireland’s third level institutions in providing unique education and training facilities for all their students.

Also, UL Grads get jobs – the graduate employment rate is consistently higher than the national average. Graduates are highly skilled and have claimed titles such as ‘Journalist of the Year’ and ‘Graduate Employee of the Year’. 


Work Experience as Part of Every Degree. You’ll be career-ready with a UL degree.  “Co-op” work placement will help to develop the skills, experience and network connections to build a successful career. There is also, affordable living at UL. Limerick is one of the most affordable cities in Ireland for student living. 

Ireland’s Sporting Campus, Sport is synonymous with the very fabric of Limerick. UL is home to Munster Rugby. The multi-purpose University Arena boasts a top class indoor facility, a 50-metre pool and a separate diving pool. There are over 60 acres of outdoor pitches, with hurling walls and 8 all-weather 3/4G synthetic pitches. University of Limerick provides amazing opportunities for Students from the Abbey Vocational School Community!  

Donegal ETB Apprenticeship Talk

image009On Wednesday 14th of November the Abbey Vocational School welcomed members of the Donegal ETB advertising their apprenticeships to the senior students in the school.

An Apprenticeship is a programme of structured education and training which formally combines and alternates learning in the workplace with learning in an education or training centre. It is a dual system, which is a blended combination of on-the-job employer-based training and off-the-job training which prepares the participant for a specific occupation, and leads to a qualification nationally recognised on the National Framework of Qualifications from Level 5 – Level 10.

Apprentices earn while they learn and build valuable work-ready skills in a chosen occupation. Apprenticeships open up exciting and rewarding careers, with learning grounded in the practical experience of undertaking a real job.

Apprenticeships are available in the following sectors; Construction, Electrical, Engineering, Finance, Hospitality, ICT, Logistics, Biopharma, Motor, Property Services, with many more in development.

Apprentices are employed by an approved employer for the duration of the programme which is generally between 2-4 years. Apprenticeship programmes typically provide at least 50% workplace-based learning. Creating opportunity for students moving forward from second level education.

First Years

This week saw our First Year students start their positive behaviour initiative. Student Journal of the Week. All students have been great so far this year in using their Journals to record their classwork and homework activities. 

This positive initiative gives us a chance to praise and reward those students who are doing so well in this area. Students have also been reminded that teachers will also write positive notes into the Student Journal to acknowledge the brilliant work that is being carried out in the classroom. This is only one of the many areas where we like to remind first years about how well they are settling in and to keep up the good work.


Chess Club

The Chess Club has resumed on Mondays in Room 3 and all new members are welcome! The game of chess is played by millions of people worldwide.  Chess is believed to be derived from the Indian game chaturanga sometime before the 7th century. If you have an interest in joining our Chess Club please come along to our meetings as everyone is welcome!

The Maths Club 

The Abbey Vocational School Maths Club meets on Fridays at lunchtime in Room 30. The Maths Club runs an enrichment programme that focuses on helping students enjoy Maths!

History Department

image010On Monday the 11th of November, Senior Cycle Students from the Abbey Vocational School travelled to what is arguably thought of as the heart of Irish Culture and History, Croke Park in Dublin


AVS Students were enlightened as to the historical significance of Croke Park Stadium. In 1918 the GAA was declared a dangerous organisation by the British Government and Gaelic games were banned. However, on Sunday August 4th over 54,000 GAA members, defying the ban, played GAA games at a designated time of 3pm all over Ireland. At Croke Park players were prevented from entering the grounds so Camogie players treated police officers to the spectacle of a game of Camogie outside Croke Park on Jones’ Road. This day became known as ‘Gaelic Sunday’. The Abbey Vocational School Students of History visited the site of historical importance, where on November 21st, 1920 thirteen spectators and one Tipperary footballer, Michael Hogan, died. British Troops entered the grounds and opened fire during a challenge match between Tipperary and Dublin. Over 10,000 people attended the match that ill-fated day which became known as ‘Bloody Sunday’. Students enjoyed a fascinating trip that delved into Irish History!


‘The Readathon’ The English Department has embarked on the ‘The Readathon’ initiative. This initiative is an amazing opportunity for students to engage and challenge themselves establishing a lifelong love of books all while raising funds for multiple sclerosis!

The Well Read Award

The English Department has been working with The PDST ‘Well Read National Award’. This is a national initiative designed and organised by the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). It aims to create heightened awareness about the importance of creating a culture of reading in school communities for students as part of their personal and academic development. 

The French Department

Beaucoup de choses cette semaine en France : ce lundi était férié car on célébrait l’armistice et la fin de la Première Guerre mondiale il y a maintenant 101 ans. Toujours ce lundi, un tremblement de terre a secoué la Drôme dans le sud-est de la France. Enfin, ce mercredi est le triste quatrième anniversaire des attentats de Paris de 2015.

Learner Voice Project

image012The Abbey Vocational School is delighted to participate in the ‘Learner Voice’ Instructional Leadership Program

  1. Dialogic teaching harnesses the power of talk to stimulate and extend pupils’ thinking and advance their learning and understanding. The Instructional Leadership Programme in partnership with NCCA aims to foster student voice as the centre of learning and school life.


(1) Leaving Certs wishing to apply to CAO are now in the process of doing so.  It’s most important that all students make themselves familiar with HEAR & DARE. Their Guidance Counsellor is available to help in any way that they can.

(2) Career talks for Leaving Certs taking place in the school over the coming weeks:

  • Greencastle Fishery School: 04 Dec. @ 10.20 – 11.00
  • Donegal ETB Further Education & Training (FET): 20 Jan. @ 2.00 – 2.40
  • Work-Based Degree in Mechatronic Systems Engineering – IT Sligo: 29 Jan. @ 10.20

(3) Maynooth University Open Day will take place on 29 Nov. The Guidance department will bring 5th year students to this event. The cost of the bus is €10, payable to Ms Mc Morrow. The bus will depart the school @ 7 a.m., return to the school @ approx. 7 p.m.

(4) Leaving Certs: 1-1 appointments are always available; speak to your Guidance Counsellor for booking instructions. 

Science Week


Regional Finals of the Senior Science Quiz

On Thursday the 14th November members of the Science Department headed by Mr Hegarty travelled to Letterkenny with Students from the Abbey Vocational School, to take part in the Regional Finals of the Senior Science Quiz, in collaboration with the Irish Science Teachers Association.


The ISTA is the Professional Association for the Teachers of Science in Ireland. The ISTA functions as a body dedicated to the professional development of its members and the advancement of science teaching. The Association works to develop cooperation between teachers of science at all levels. It aims to keep members up to date with changes in their subjects and with new ideas in teaching, learning and assessment. The ISTA helps members to promote a positive attitude amongst their students towards science and technology in society.


The tenacity and talent of the AVS Students was on show as the Students put in a huge effort on the night at the Regional Finals of ISTA Senior Science Quiz with almost 1100 Leaving Certificate students taking part in the Regional Finals during Science Week and the top 150 LC students being invited to the BioPharmaChemical Ireland sponsored National Final in Dublin on Saturday the 23rd of November 2019.


A big thank you must go to Mr Hegarty, Head of the AVS Science Department for organising the trip!

BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Three of our projects have been selected to compete at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS in Dublin from the 8th to the 11th of January 2020 and they are:

Project Title: Antimicrobial Seaweeds  by Eadaoin Murphy and Shane Harvey

Category: Junior Biological and Ecological

Project Title: Flax As An Alternative To Heavy Duty Plastic Strapping by Ella Doherty and Ailbhe Loughney

Category: Intermediate Technology

Project Title: Can Education Reduce The Use of Single Use Plastics? by Jane Faulkner, Erin Britton and Ciara Friel

Category: Junior Social and Behavioural Sciences

In total only 550 projects qualified nationally so it is an amazing opportunity to bring our projects to the event. 

This week BTYS competitors will tell us what they are most looking forward to about the exhibition and what they hope to gain from the experience of participating in the event.

Ella Doherty – I am looking forward to the BTYS exhibition as I think it will be a great experience to spend a week in Dublin and become more familiar with the city and also to learn from other projects that were also accepted to participate in the exhibition. My previous visit to the exhibition a few years ago proved very interesting and I felt that I learned a lot from the projects displayed that year so I am looking forward to seeing projects from students all over the country and to learn from their ideas. I am also very excited for the public to see our project as we are proud of our idea and hard work and I feel that this will be an amazing opportunity and experience for us. 

Ailbhe Loughney – I’m really looking forward to attending BTYS 2020 in Dublin for many reasons. Firstly, I’m really excited to showcase our project to the judges and other people attending to see what their thoughts and opinions are in relation to our use of flax as an alternative to plastic strapping. I’m also really looking forward to seeing other projects and ideas and hopefully they will inspire us and the other people attending. I’m also really excited to meet people competing in the competition with the same ideas and views as mine. I’m really looking forward to attending the event and staying for a few days in Dublin with my peers and I’m sure it will be an experience I will never forget. 

Eadoin Murphy – I am excited about getting through to BT Young Scientist because Science has always interested me and made me want to solve problems in our society through discovery. I have always wanted to become an epidemiologist and study disease so doing a project involving bacteria and antimicrobial seaweeds is of particular interest to me and I am delighted to be taking it to BT young scientist. 

Shane Harvey – I was down at the competition last year as a visitor and I was able to see the quality of the projects that go through to win or even just get through to compete in the competition so it is already a big surprise to me to be able to do something like this as BTYS is such a big thing. I am mostly just looking forward to the experience of being in the competition itself but I do hope that our project does well in the competition and hits this quality mark as that would mean a lot to me and it would be a very memorable moment in my life. 

Erin Britton – I cannot wait to participate in the BT Young Scientist competition. After going last year, I was inspired to compete this year. It was a wonderful experience and I met so many amazing people. I am ecstatic to be able to go this year, especially since my friends got in as well. I am really looking forward to seeing all the new projects this year and meeting new people from different schools. Finally, I am especially looking forward to seeing astrology projects and I can’t wait for January when we get to go.

Ciara Friel – I am very excited to go to the BT Young Scientist Exhibition as it is an amazing opportunity. I have always loved Science as a subject throughout primary school and first year of secondary school so to get through to BTYS is incredible as so many projects are entered each year.

Jane Faulkner – I am excited to go to the BT Young Scientist exhibition in January because I get to present my projects to lots of people. I will have so much fun making new friends, learning new stuff and especially telling people about my project which will hopefully encourage people in our school to reduce their use of single use plastics. I also get to spend four days with my two best friends and project partners and I know this experience will be a memorable one for all of us. 

The Music Department 

image019-1.jpgStudents engaging in Choir Practice in room 16 @ lunchtime on Tuesday, working on songs for the up and coming Carol Service.


The Music Dept is very busy preparing for the school musical West side story. Jets and Sharks are acting, singing and dancing, painting sets, recording, photographing, preparing for front of house, selling tickets… Every part of the show is being organised by the students. The words ‘I can’t sing/act/dance that were heard before auditions are notions of the past! Pictured are the pit singers from the show and Music Teacher Ms Doherty who rehearse daily at lunchtimes.


AVS Student Jack Lennox is holding guitar lessons in room 16 on Fridays.  These boys may be the future Rory Gallaghers and Jemi Hendrixes!!

Musical rehearsals every lunchtime and after school. 

Student Voice

The Student Council had their meeting on Tuesday to finalise details about the student survey on recycling that will be online next week. 

The committee also discussed plans for Stand up LGBT+ Week including designing and displaying flags and pictures in the assembly area, a lunchtime playlist, videos and discussion in wellbeing and tutor classes. 

 Congratulations and best wishes to Ellen Canavan who has been selected to address the Child Talks Conference next Wednesday in Dublin. The event is hosted by the ombudsman for children, Mr. Niall Muldoon and will explore topics including mental health, period poverty, voting age amongst other issues relating to young people. The opening address will be given by Katherine Zappone, minister for children and youth affairs. Ellen, who also plays the part of ‘anybodys’ in the musical, will speak about climate change. Good luck and best wishes Ellen. 

Bebras Testing

On the 14th of November 2nd year classes had their Bebras tests in all computer rooms.Bebras is an international initiative aiming to promote Informatics (Computer Science, or Computing) and computational thinking among school students at all ages. Participants are supervised by teachers who may integrate the Bebras challenge in their teaching activities. The challenge is performed at schools using computers or mobile devices.


Computational thinking involves using a set of problem-solving skills and techniques that software engineers use to write programs and apps. The Bebras challenge promotes problem solving skills and Informatics concepts including the ability to break down complex tasks into simpler components, algorithm design, pattern recognition, pattern generalisation and abstraction. More about computational thinking.

The second week of November is declared as World-Wide BEBRAS week for solving tasks. Some countries extended it to two weeks. Many countries run all-year-round Bebras activities like participants awarding events, second round of the challenge, summer campus, teacher workshops, collecting statistics and writing research papers


TY Leisure Activities:

Our TY’s participate in Leisure activities every Tuesday afternoon. Each week they get the opportunity to try new activities which they might not get the chance to in mainstream PE. They visit a number of local gyms and local sports facilities as well. Thank you to all the local coaches for accommodating us. 

This week our classes started their new activity which will run for the next three weeks.

4A: Surfing (Rossnowlagh).

4B: Golf (Lesley Robinson, Murvagh Golf Club) & Table tennis (Library).

4C: Self Defence (Dt Fitness).

4C: Aqua- aerobics (Central Leisure Centre).

4E: Golf (Lesley Robinson, Murvagh Golf Club) & Table tennis (Library)

TY Mini Company 

TY students have been planning and researching their mini company ideas over the past few weeks. All students will present their ideas and their business plans during their in-class Dragons Den competition over the next few weeks, the winners from each class will then go up against the other class winners in the AVS Dragons Den final after Christmas.  There is a wide variety of ideas from all groups. Some of these ideas include, personalised products such as t-shirts and hats. Environmentally friendly products such as bamboo toothbrushes, reusable shopping bags and metal straws. 

AWARE Positive Mental Health Programme

A group of our TY students will take part in a four week Positive Mental Health programme delivered my AWARE. There are eight modules in total delivered over the four sessions and the programme includes the following topics:


Module-Understanding your feelings

-This session introduces cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and helps students to understand that what we think and do influences how we feel.

Module- Are You Strong Enough To Keep Your Temper (1,2,3, Breathe)

-This session helps students to recognise what winds them up and teaches them how to control your anger and improve their happiness and relationships.


Module –Looking at things differently

-This session teaches students to recognise and control unhelpful thinking patterns and encourages them to challenge negative thoughts and replace them with more helpful ones.

Module–Building inner confidence

-Things other people say to us creep into our heads and we begin to believe them. This session helps students to re-build their self-confidence and learn to like themselves again.


Module–The Things You Do That Mess You Up

-This session helps students identify things in their life such as comfort eating or spending money which may make them feel better initially but which may lead to problems over time, and how to deal with temptation to do them.

Module– How to Fix Almost Everything

-Everything is achievable if it’s broken down into small enough steps. This session introduces a 4-step plan to help students tackle problems and make positive changes in their life.


Module –Doing things that make you feel better

-We’ve all said this to ourselves when we’re feeling down. This session focuses on encouraging students to start doing things which can make them feel better.

Module – Ten Things You Can Do to Feel Happier

-The last session sums everything up and shows students some simple things that they can build into them everyday life to help them feel happier, fitter and more positive.


Our TY’s have started their Sports Leader training as part of the PE programme. This programme is run in conjunction with Donegal Sports Partnership. Through this course, students will learn and demonstrate important life skills such as effective communication and organisation, whilst leading basic physical and sports activities with younger students, their peers, and within primary schools in the community. The transferable skills learned will be useful in college, the workplace and life in general.

TY Coaching: A large number of transition years have volunteered to coach athletics on Thursday evenings. They will gain valuable experience coaching primary school age children for the year. They will also be responsible for organising various athletic events throughout the year. The first event that they will host is the Primary School Sportshall Athletics in December.


U15 Girls Basketball

image023A convincing win for the AVS girls under 15 basketball team against Carrick on Shannon. Our girls had a slow start but lead at the first quarter by a point, Sophia Maziri opening the score line with a well taken lay-up. It went in at the 1st 3 points to 2. The second quarter came too quickly for the girls from Carrick on Shannon and Abbey shot of the blocks opening a comfortable six point lead at the half. It was a game of defences and luckily for the girls from Donegal, their superiority was evident as after the half time break the opposition were unable to keep up with AVS. Excellent performances from Emma Meehan and Sophia Maziri gave way to an enthralling last quarter with excellent marksmanship from Sarah Donavan and a captivating performance from the whole team left the AVS capping another great result by winning 42-19. Well done to the team and coach Ms O Mahoney.

U14 Football


In the heart of Ballybofey arose a new challenge for the boys from Donegal. The boys flew out of the blocks with points from Daniel McIntyre and Callum McCrea but then a lapse in concentration let the Ballybofey boys back into it. It was end to end but at half time it went in at half time level. 1-4 to Ballybofey and 7 to our boys. What must have been an inspirational team talk lead by none other than Mr. O Donnell and Mr. McFadden empowered our boys to open up the game. Goals from Senan Carr and Kevin Muldoon meant there was an ever widening gap between the two teams. Clinical finishing alongside an airtight defense left Ballybofey standing and watching in awe as our forwards hit multiple scores from long range. The game ended 3-15 to 1-12, a deserving victory for our boys. Onwards and upwards for the men from the Abbey.

A few notable performances from Daniel McIntyre, John Bell and Kevin Muldoon. 

U16 Girls Football


Our girls braved harsh weather conditions on Monday morning to play an important game against Gairmlscoil Chú Uladh in Gleann Fhinne. Getting off to a brilliant start with goals from Aine Ward, Holly Roarty and Emma Sweeney, the AVS girls showed great strength and skill, building an impressive lead and managing to keep the opposing side scoreless at half-time. Gairmscoil Chú Uladh fought back in the first minutes of the second half scoring a goal and upping their defence. Substitutes, Sophia Maziri and Rosie Campbell also made a big contribution to the game scoring 1-2 and 1-0 respectively. A credit to the Abbey Vocational School, our girls never let up and went on to tally an impressive 9-11 throughout the game. A very impressive victory for the AVS girls who now progress to the Ulster preliminary stage to play Breifne College next week. We wish them and coaches Mary Crawford and Ms Creane the very best of luck. 

U 20 Girls Football


The AVS girls set sail for Burt on a frosty, slippery morning to meet a strong Carndonagh side, needing nothing less than a victory to secure our place in the next round. Within five minutes Laoise McGonagle got her name on the scoreboard with a superb goal. This settled the girls and three more goals were soon to follow scored by Hannah Crawford. Carndonagh got into the game and put five points over before Laoise McGonagle found the back of the net again. A great defensive display by the Abbey girls ensured Carndonagh were kept to six points in the first half. We went in with a comfortable lead at half time. 

Scores were hard to come by in a toughly fought second half which saw Abbey Vocational School be reduced to fourteen players and Carndonagh making the best use of their extra player by scoring two points and being awarded a penalty. Caoimhe Walsh led the Abbey right back into the game by scoring a fabulous goal to keep us in the lead. Substitutes, Aoife Mackle and Sofia Maziri also contributed to the score sheet with two very impressive points. The AVS were deserving winners with a scoreline of 6-4 to 3-8 at the final whistle. The team will now progress to the Ulster preliminaries and play in Omagh next week. 

New Gym Equipment

The Abbey Vocational School were delighted to receive the new gym equipment on Friday the 8th of November. Thanks again to Liam Clancy in the @AbbeyDonegal for supporting the school and @officialdonegal on this project.


Lunchtime Activities:

Our lunchtime SPORTS FOR ALL programme is running every day. Thank you to all the teachers who have volunteered to help run such a large programme. 

There are at least two activities on each day, indoors in the sports hall and outdoors on the tennis courts. The timetable is posted on the notice boards around the school. ALL students are encouraged to come out and get active during their lunch break. Students can participate in their uniform but must wear proper footwear/runners.  Please see Mrs. Gallagher if you have any questions.


AVS Students  attending Gaelic Football training on Wednesday the 13th November,


Lunchtime activities include football on the courts.

Activities for this term are as follows:


Day Event Teacher Venue


Girls Badminton

(open to all students)

Mrs Gallagher Sports Hall
TY Boys Soccer Mr Gorman Tennis Court


1st Year Boys Soccer Mr O’ Mahony Sports Hall
Senior Boys Soccer Mr Daly Tennis Court
Sports Hall


2nd Year Boys  Soccer Mr McLoone Sports Hall
1st Year Boys Soccer Mr O Donnell Tennis Court

(open to all girls)

Ms. Kelly Library


Ultimate Frisbee

(open to all students)

Mrs. O’Mahony Sports Hall
2nd Year Boys Soccer Mr Russell Tennis Court
Keep Fit Running club

(open to all students)

Mrs Gallagher School track


1st  & 2nd Year Girls Unihoc Ms. Rooney Sports Hall
3rd Year Boys Soccer Mr Herron Tennis Court
Dance Club

(open to all girls)

Ms. Kelly Library


Sports Team Coach Training time Venue
Athletics Mrs M Gallagher Tuesday

4pm – 5.30pm

Sports hall and track

1st & 2nd Year Boys

Mr. P Mc Devitt,

L. Gallagher,

(Mr. S Carty)


3.30 – 4.30 pm

Sports hall

Senior & U16 Boys

Mr. D Russell,

S. Mogan,

(Mr. S Carty)

Monday 4- 6pm Sports hall

1st & 2nd Year Girls

Ms P Rooney,

Ms S Mogan


3.30pm – 4.30pm

Sports hall

Senior & U16 Girls

Mrs. E O’ Mahony,

Ms V Lockhart


3.30 – 5.30pm

Sports hall
Cross Country Mrs M Gallagher Tuesday 4.15- 5.30pm

Thursday Lunchtime

School track
Gaelic Girls


Mrs M Crawford

Ms. G Creane


4.15 – 5.30pm

School field / All weather pitch
Gaelic Girls

U16 & Senior:

Mrs M Crawford

P Rooney


4.15 – 5.30pm

School field / All weather pitch
Gaelic Boys


Mr P O’Donnell,

Mr. S Mc Fadden


3.30 – 4.45pm

School field / All weather pitch
Gaelic Boys


Mr. L McLoone,

Mr. C Monahan


4:10 – 5:10

School field / All weather pitch
Gaelic Boys


Mr. B Carty,

Mr. C Herron


3.30pm – 4.30pm

School field / All weather pitch
Girls Active Mrs. PA Gavigan, Mrs. R Myers Thursday

3.30pm -4.30pm

Parish hall / Library
Soccer Boys – 1st yr Mr S Devlin Tuesday

4pm – 5p2k8m

Soccer Boys – U15 Mr. I O’Mahony,

Mr. L Gallagher


3.30pm -4.30pm

School field / All weather pitch
Soccer Boys – U17 Mr C Hegarty
Soccer Boys – Senior Mr. G Gorman Wednesday

3.30pm – 4.30pm

Squash Mr I O’Mahony
Rowing Mr. S Maguire

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