The Transition Year Art class has been busy working on an posters to be displayed for the Tuam Cancer Care Survivors Celebration walk.
The walk is an awareness and fundraising event celebrating cancer survivors and will take place at 2pm on sun 9th Oct in the Palace grounds
Teams of cancer care survivors with their friends and families will complete laps of the Palace grounds which will be around 5K.
The aim of the event is to create a lively warm atmosphere celebrating cancer survivors together with their friends/family. Transition Year students will be helping out on the day and will complete a survey of the event.
St. Jarlath’s Amateur Operatic Society in association with Scoil Bhríde, Mercy Secondary School, is delighted to announce that our musical this year will be the dancing extravaganza “Billy Elliot”. The show will run in St. Jarlath’s College Hall from Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th December. Auditions will take place in the coming weeks before full rehearsals begin. Best of luck to all involved.
It is with great sadness and regret that we have learned of the passing of our 3rd year student Jack McHugh, RIP, from Corofin. As a school community we are deeply upset at this tragic loss of Jack and our thoughts and prayers are with Jack, his family and friends.
The school will be open tomorrow morning, Wednesday at 10am and we invite Jacks classmates, friends and all students who would like to gather together at this very sad time. Our school chaplain Fr Fintan and Counsellor will be on hand during the morning. Prayers will be offered in the Oratory at 11am. May Jack’s gentle soul Rest In Peace.
The early hours of Saturday morning, 7th May, witnessed the now annual charitable event, Darkness Into Light, rolling around once more. The flagship awareness and fundraising event reflects how Pieta House has captured the imagination of Irish people, and beyond, over the last decade. The organisation have shone a light on mental illness in general, and suicide in particular. It has sadly become a crisis that has reached epidemic proportions in this country in recent years and represents, perhaps, our most alarming social problem; leaving a trail of devastation behind.
The sterling work of the organisation in terms of both raising awareness and providing practical assistance has indeed shone a metaphorical light within the darkness and deep despair of mental illness and depression nationally and beyond. This generation, at large, have faced huge challenges in the wake of the recession of recent years. Those challenges and resultant strains have proved too much to bear for many who grappled in the darkness. Those challenges have claimed many victims in tragic circumstances; that have both defined and destroyed the lives of many who are left to bear the twin burdens of harrowing grief and despair- after loved ones have departed. Yet it is those same daunting and often debilitating
Following a late comeback victory over an emerging Calasanctius Oranmore side in the preliminary round of the Connacht Juvenile A Championship as reported previously (6-6 to 3-9), SJC’s talented Juvenile team marched on to a Championship semi-final encounter with familiar rivals in recent times- Rice College, Westport.
A fast start was crucial to the eventual outcome of this game. An early goal from Matthew Cooley settled nerves and a run of four points from captain Tony Gill underpinned a fantastic sequence of attacking play. To their credit, Rice rallied and reduced the gap to seven points at half-time, 2-7 to 0-6.
The second half witnessed an SJC blitz however, Jarlath’s running the score to 7-12 with a flurry of clinical finishes- including 3-2 from Alan Morris. The result of scintillating attacking play that was a joy to watch. At this point, SJC turned to the panel on the sideline and although the substitutes acquitted themselves admirably, Rice again proved resilient and salvaged pride with a late scoring burst. Nonetheless, SJC progressed to the final with an exciting game finishing on a scoreline of 7-14 to 4-7.
And so to a remarkable Championship final series with a strong St. Colman’s of Claremorris outfit. In the final analysis St. Jarlath’s suffered heartbreak, losing a high-quality replay by a mere two points. Both matches witnessed outstanding competition and it is worth noting that in the course of playing four matches over the duration of a League and Championship season- the two richly talented teams remarkably returned a level aggregate score. Indeed, despite the disappointment of losing the Championship final, Jarlath’s can recall the League final success (on a scoreline of 2-9 to 1-8) with fondness.
Both the drawn first tie and final replay were played in the Connacht Centre of Excellence, Bekan in contrasting conditions. Perhaps the first game indeed was the most remarkable. Against the breeze, SJC endured a nightmare opening. Colman’s flying out of the blocks with 2-2 scored in the opening ten minutes. Thereafter, Jarlath’s were magnificent. The backs limited a strong Colman’s team to four points for the remaining fifty minutes as SJC returned twelve points within the same period across both halves. Matthew Cooley was unerring in front of goal with four points returned. Notably, a phenomenal late drive from distance by the outstanding Keelan Creavan and a fisted equaliser