The St. Jarlath’s College Senior football team came up against Roscommon CBS in the first round of the championship on Wednesday. Throw in was at eleven o clock in The Connacht Centre of Excellence.
St. Jarlath’s started well and got on the score sheet when Tony Gill kicked a point in the first minute of the game. Within five minutes St. Jarlath’s had the ball in the back of the net after another Tony Gill effort bounced down off the crossbar. Darragh Silke finished to the net with both players looking to claiming the goal as their own!
In the following minutes St. Jarlath’s missed two further goal chances which could have been crucial.
Finally, after twelve minutes Roscommon CBS kicked there first point to make it 1-1 to 0-1. St. Jarlath’s were next to score with Eoin Mannion kicking a point but Roscommon CBS responded with a fine score.
From the seventeenth minute up to the twenty fourth minute St. Jarlath’s kept Roscommon in their half of the pitch and kicked two scores, coming from Tony Gill and Darragh Silke.
Roscommon CBS fought back at the end of the first half scoring 2-2 without reply. The first goal was the result of some sloppy defending by St. Jarlath’s – the ball bouncing through the full back line and ending up in the back of the net. The second goal was a penalty given away in the twenty-ninth minute which was almost saved by the goal keeper, Donie Halleran.
The first half ended with Roscommon CBS in the lead by four points with the score 1-4 to 2-5.
St. Jarlaths came out in the second half on fire, scoring two goals and five points without reply. The points came from Conor O’ Neill, Conor Newell, Tony Gill and two from Daragh Silke and the goals were scored by Alan Morris and Daragh Silke. Goalkeeper Donie Halleran was forced the make a brilliant save which was one of two missed goal chances by Roscommon CBS.
St. Jarlath’s started to introduce subs; Sean Raftery for Keith Boyle, Cathal King for the injured Conor O’ Neill and Michael Collins for the injured Hugh McDonagh.
Roscommon CBS managed a couple of points but it was all going the way of the boys from Tuam.
Liam Kelly, Joe Staed and Conor O’Shaughnessy also came on in the final quarter when St. Jarlath added a well worked fourth goal ensuring that we ran out winners on a scoreline of 4 12 to 2 8.
Next up is Rice College Westport in the Semi final. This game is due to be played after the mid-term break.
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The annual St. Jarlath’s college operatic society with conjunction with Scoil Bhríde, The Mercy presented one of the greatest musicals of all time Les Misérables. The show ran for three nights Wednesday 13th to Friday 15th December to packed house each night. To say that the show was a success would be an understatement!
The show was under the direction of Ronan Lardner with musical direction from Shane Farrell who was aided by Connie Burke, Mary Murphy and Rachael Brennan.
The hardworking cast, the stage crew and orchestra all contributed to help make this adaption capture the imagination and enthusiasm of the audience each night.
Winning score songs “I Dreamed a Dream “, Do you Hear the People Sing?”, One Day More “, and “On My Own” packed moments of emotion and drama for the audience.
It’s grand epic tale and glorious music have made it one of the longest running musicals of all time and indeed a major triumph for everyone involved in this year’s show.
Time for a well-earned break and looking forward to next year which will be the 75th anniversary of opera productions held in St. Jarlaths College. The College Amateur Operatic Society has produced a yearly musical known as the Opera for the locals of Tuam since 1944, making it one of the longest continually running amateur shows in Ireland. This proud tradition is one of the primary sources for the expression of musical and acting ability in the College, and has produced exceptional talent throughout its long history.
Les Misérables is another proud testament to this fact, and we are extremely proud of all involved with this year’s production.
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Mr. O’ Regan and all the Junior PE classes are taking part in the “Run around Europe Challenge”. This initiative is incorporated into their Pyhsical Education programme, which involves picking a capital in Europe and collectively running the equivalent distance to that city.
It makes for exciting classes in PE and is a means to also broadening student’s knowledge of Europe. Mr. O’ Regan is charting their progress each week until they reach their destination!
The music and art dept travelled to Dublin on the 19th Oct for a cultural day. The TY students and 5th year art class and 5th and 6th year music students were accompanied by their teachers Ms Conlon, Ms Feerick and Ms Kenny. Their first stop was to the National Art Gallery, Dublin. Ms Conlon’s group had a guided tour of the Dutch and Yeats section in the gallery, whilst Ms Feerick and Ms Kenny gave a self-guided tour with the remainder. The trip to the gallery is a rewarding experience. There are so many pieces to see, created in so many different styles and in so many historical periods.
The art group then went on to the National Museum and the Natural History Museum.
The TYs and Ms Burke’s music group with Ms Kenny and Ms Feerick went on to see the show Miss Saigon in the Bord GAIS Theatre.
Miss Saigon is a powerful dramatic musical based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madam Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover.