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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Science Week Winners!

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Science Week

“15-Second Quizzes”

To Celebrate National Science (November13th-17th), the Science Department in the school organised a series of short quizzes for both Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle students.

Three short Science questions for the Junior Cycle students and three questions for the Senior Cycle students were called out over the intercom each day at different times.

The first students with the correct answers written down were allowed to leave class to dash to the Mall to be adjudicated by the Science Teachers there.

The lucky winner each day was the recipient of a Voucher for the School Canteen (sponsored by the Principal).The results and answers were then posted on the Noticeboard for all to see.

The students enjoyed the daily competition which was both fun and educational and there was a good atmosphere and great participation around the event. The rationale was that Science can be fun and accessible to all students in the School and inclusive of all years.

Thanks to all who took part each day and Thanks to the Teachers who facilitated it, supplied questions and adjudicated them.

Thanks to the School for sponsoring the prizes and the fifth year students for helping out , particularly Neil Flahive and Daniel Buckley for being the Quizmasters!

The winners were: From Junior Cycle: Diarmuid Cronin, Linda Desmond, Darragh Kelleher, Daniel Buckley. The Senior Cycle winners were: Colm O Leary, Eoin O Callaghan and Shane Hickey.

Team Hope Shoeboxes Dispatched!

A record number of shoeboxes were dispatched to the lucky children and a big thank you to all students in both the primary schools and in MCS who put so much effort into making a child's Christmas in less fortunate countries a memorable one.

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School Play

T.Y. Play

This year’s play was the hilarious comedy “Many Happy Returns”. The cast included Gemma O’Regan, Sarah Bourke, Dylan Sheehan, Jason Carroll, Jennifer Kelly, Caoimhe O’Leary, David O’Donovan, Erin Lawlor, Shannon O’Sullivan and Abby Ring. In a remarkable delivery of this madcap comedy, audiences were wowed by the strong performances across the show and the   

expertise of producers Margaret Buckley and Jennifer O’Donoghue was evident in the quality of acting and the maturity of the cast. This play is a key part of T.Y. and takes an enormous amount of work. The thrill of the performance as well as the satisfaction of seeing the production through due to hard work and commitment is hugely rewarding.

Camogie Blitz- First Years represent MCS

The Millstreet First Year camogie team travelled to the Mallow G.A.A. Complex for the first school sports event for the new first years. The Camogie Crew had a great day but unlucky not to qualify for semis due to points difference. Millstreet Mitchelstown and lost by four points and drew with Crosshaven. Both teams lost the semi finals. Mallow and Christchurch played in the final. All the girls put in brilliant performances, especially in second match where they rattled in four goals. They also played Fermoy to get some practice in and prepare for the knock-out games ahead. The fifteen first year girls played their hearts out and were excellent representatives of the school.

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