Football Glory!

Victory for 16 Footballers

Mr Breen’s under 16’s recorded a resounding win over the North Mon. in Mallow on May 14th and delivered the County title to the school after an impressive campaign. Millstreet began well and established a good lead early on, helped by a Dylan Sheehan goal from long range and a great point from Luke O’Donoghue after an individual run. This created daylight between the sides at half time, with Millstreet up by 1-9 to 1-3. A Darragh Cashman break then led to a Dylan Downey goal, and the same man found the net moments later, fielding a sideline and dispatching it to the net. Solid displays at full back from Colin Murphy and in goal from Daniel Hartnett saw the menacing opposition attack largely neutralised. Scorers: D. Downey 2-2; D. Sheehan 1-5; B. Murphy 0-5; L.O’Donoghue 0-1. Final score Millstreet 3-13, North Mon 1-3. The campaign opened with a win against Ballingeary, played in St John’s Pitch.

Millstreet fell behind early on with Ballingeary taking a two point lead but soon settled and grabbed the lead with two goals in the second quarter. Millstreet controlled the remainder of the game, running out 3-12 to 2-7 winners. They next faced Mayfield in the Parc Uí Chaoimh AstroTurf facility and took control early in the game, with a flurry of early goals putting the result beyond doubt. Panel: Daniel Hartnett, James Buckley, Daniel Buckley, Omar Daly, Luke O’Donoghue, Donagh Murphy, Darragh Cashman, Eoin Guiney, Darren Kiely, Dylan Downey, Dylan Kelleher, Darragh O’Riordan, Patrick Cronin, Harry Linehan, Diarmuid Cronin, Barry Murphy, Diarmuid Moynihan, Evan O’Sullivan, Cathal O’Sullivan, Adam McGroary, Finn Radamm, Ian Buckley, Jack Hanover, Joyce Sibanda, Adrian McCarron, Evan Murphy, Eoin Sheahan, Dylan Sheehan, Colin Murphy. Team managed by Mr Breen.

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Language and Culture Night- TG4 Feature!

Students and parents in the school celebrated our rich cultural diversity in a night of song, dance, music, recitation and food at the annual Language and Culture night. This also featured on TG4 news- to view click https://www.tg4.ie/en/player/home/?pid=5787372771001&teideal=Nuacht%20TG4&series=Nuacht%20TG4&dlft=32 To view more photos click here. http://www.millstreetcommunityschool.ie/photos/236-class-of-17.html and scroll to 10:20.

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Math Winners!

Congratulations to the six students who participated in the Irish Junior Maths Competition finals in I.T.T on the 27th of April. The participants were Tomás Cronin, Chris Morley, Éanna O’Mahony, Alex Ducey and Anna Moynihan.

We are delighted to announce Tomás Cronin obtained 1st place and Conor Casey followed closely to obtain 2nd place in the Regional Finals.

Tomás and Conor’s results now rank them in All-Ireland positions of 35th and 52nd respectively. Well Done to all.

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Wear Your Waste! Fashion Design and Show

 

Wear Your Waste

The Wear Your Waste Competition first began when 12 Transition Year students- Emma Mc Sweeney, Julie Crowley, Erin Lawlor ,Abby Ring, Michelle O’Riordan, Chloe Barrett, Katelyn Murphy, Caoimhe O’Leary, Orla Buckley, Megan Lehane,  Jennifer Kelly and Sarah Bourke volunteered to partake in the school’s Dev. Ed. Group with the help of Mr. Magee. The group was split into focusing on two topics, Gender Inequality, Waste and Recycling.

The Gender Inequality group wanted to see the inequalities between the boys and girls in the school so they wrote up a survey. The two main questions were: “Do you feel there’s gender equality in the school?” and “Do you feel your gender is equal to the opposite?” The results are displayed in the mall.

On International Women’s Day a talk was held in the library to mark the importance of gender inequality. A presentation was also held in the library showing the many inspirational women throughout history.

The Waste group was formed with the aim to raise more awareness on recycling and to also bring recycling bins into the school. They put two bins into every class room, a black one for waste and a grey one for recycling. They also put a big recycling bin into each corridor and the canteen. Mr Magee arranged for Angela Nagle to come in and talk to each year group about recycling and waste.

 The Wear Your Waste Competition was held in the school library on the 26th of April. The library was set up with a catwalk and an Instagram frame for anyone who wanted to take pictures with their outfits. The aim of the competition was to raise awareness on recycling and fast fashion. Students created outfits and accessories using recyclable materials. The night itself was a great success and went off without a hitch with over 30 entries overall.  There was entertainment throughout the night from Rock n’ Roll dancers, our own First and Second Year students who played music and Maggie Moynihan who sang. A raffle was also held on the night and teas and coffees were served.

There were two categories: a senior competition for secondary schools and a junior competition for primary schools in the area. There were prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in both categories. Many First Years from our own school competed. Linda and Ethan Desmond coming in 1st place with their outfit “A Rainy Day”, Isabel Sibanda, Claire Lyons, Katie Morley and Imaa Ahmed coming in 2nd place with their outfit “Polka Dot Rose” and coming in 3rd place with their outfit “Actimel Wings” were Noman Malik, Craig Sibanda and Tomás Cronin.

Thanks to all who came and everyone who was involved in organising the event.

For all photos click http://www.millstreetcommunityschool.ie/photos.html

 

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Retreats

Fifth Year Retreat

Second Year and Fifth Year students took part in retreats this year. The Second Year retreat was in November, while the Fifth Year retreat was in January 2018. Both were facilitated by Declan Browne of the MIR Retreat

Centre. The feedback received from students after both events was overwhelmingly positive. Students found their day with Declan to be immensely beneficial in dealing with the challenges of school life and other areas like relationships and self-esteem. The students highly recommended that future classes would have the opportunity to take a day out of school to experience and participate in the MIR retreat.

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Camogie

Camogie

The Senior Camogie Team played a high tempo game against a strong Mitchelstown side and despite leading for long periods were frustrated to end two points down.

The group now await their next opponent in the group. Panel: Donna O Reilly, Lauryn Kiely, Joni Tarrant, Una Buckley, Elmarie Kelleher, Emily Ring, Grace O Connor, Robyn Sheehan, Erin Lawlor, Chloe Barrett, Linda Desmond, Aoife Tarrant, Ria Buckley, Weronika Bala.

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Junior Soccer

Soccer

The newest school team, the Junior Boys, coached by Ms Moore, won their first outing against Coláiste Dáibhead winning 3-2 in an exciting encounter. They then faced Mahon away, a difficult task against an established soccer school. A high-tempo, high-scoring game saw Millstreet triumph 4-3, with goals from Eoin Guiney, Darragh Cashman, Donagh Murphy and a last gasp winner from Darragh O’Riordan that qualified Millstreet for the quarter-final. They next faced Dunmanway, in an away tie. They quickly established a commanding lead with two goals from Eoin Guiney. Unfortunately, in the second half they lost the lead to a very strong team, who won two penalties and got their winner late on. It was a cruel way to end the school’s first foray into the competition but the lads are all now looking forward to getting their places on the senior panel and continuing to develop the game in the school.

Panel: Harry Linehan, Dylan Downey, Darren Kiely, Eoin Guiney, Joyce Tambwe, Dylan Kelleher, Luke O’Donoghue, Diarmuid Cronin, Sylwester Brak, Donagh Murphy, Donal Sheehan, Darragh Cashman, Omar Daly, Patrick Cronin, Darragh O’Riordan.

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Senior Soccer

Senior Soccer

The Senior Soccer squad had a good early season, qualifying to play Mitchelstown on November 20th. They took control of the game and led 2-0 at half time. A flurry of opposition goals saw them down 4-2 with ten minutes left. Their “never say die” attitude saw them level with a minute to go, with Matthew Ozaist, slamming home a last second winner. Scorers for Millstreet: Colm O’Leary, Daniel Dennehy, Lael Tambwe (2) and Matthew Ozaist. This remarkable comeback saw them face Schull in a quarter final. Again, a good opening half saw Millstreet up 2-0 but conceded five in the second half, despite adding one of their own. Scorers: Padraig Moynihan (2), Neil Flahive(1). This saw them out of the competition but it was an exciting and enjoyable run. Panel: Brandon O’Sullivan, Tim Healy, Aidan Murphy, James Cronin, Jamie Brophy, Lael Tambwe, Shane Hickey, Colm O’Leary, Daniel Buckley, Padraig Moynihan, Neil Flahive, Daniel Dennehy, Mathew Ozaist, Jack Ducey, David Browne.

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iCAN Fundraiser

 

 L.C.V.P. students completed their Enterprise Activity with an “Odd One Out” Day— a fun event for the whole school. The students took part in the Odd One Out Quiz and were encouraged to wear Odd Shoes on the day. Prizes went to quiz winners and to Paula Novak, First Year, for her winning shoes.

€320 were raised by this initiative and proceeds went to the iCan charity.

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Young Scientists

Young Scientists

The school continued its successful tradition with Young Scientist projects with four projects presenting in Dublin. “An improvement to the ranking system for Ireland’s Second Level Schools” was presented by Mark Casey and Éimear Corcoran; “Are Teenagers Carrying Risk Factors Now That We Would Only See in Older People Before?” was researched by Jordan Kiely, Abby Ring and Emma McSweeney; “Charcoal or Eye Liner Markers – Which is Better to Help the Daily Lives of Firefighters?” was presented by Katie Healy and Shannon O’Sullivan; “The Effects of Heavy Schoolbags on  Pupils” was investigated by David O’Donovan, Dylan Sheehan and Brian O’Sullivan. All students presented their projects with confidence and the expertise built over the months of research impressed all callers to the stands. An added bonus was Mark Casey and Eimear Corcoran winning a ‘highly recommended’ award in the Social and Behavioural Sciences category. A big thank you to Millstreet Community Council for their continued support of the school’s involvement in Young Scientists.

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