Madeleine Hughes has taken home 1st prize in the Leaving Cert Category for the Career Skills Competition 2022. Madeleine was awarded a MacBook Air Laptop and a trophy and the school was awarded a cheque for 1,000 euro. We are exceptionally proud of Madeleine’s achievement and look forward to following her promising journalism career!
Careers Skills Competition 2022 Success
May 5, 2022
Éabha Fox – Connacht Boxing Champion
March 2, 2022
Congratulations to Éabha Fox (2nd Year) who is Connacht Boxing Champion. She will now be aiming to win the All-Ireland in a few weeks time. Best of luck with that!
Well done Adam, Gillian and Connor!
March 1, 2022
Well done to LC2 students Adam Walsh, Gillan Jennings and Connor Ryan who have been selected on the League Two Team of the Year for 2021.
Congratulations Thomas Sweeney!
March 1, 2022
Congratulations to Thomas Sweeney (LC2) who is finding great success in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). He has competed at novice level and in December 2021, he made his amateur debut which is the final step before becoming professional. He really enjoyed the experience but for now he is focussed on sharpening his skills and learning more before he takes another amateur bout. At the weekend, he won the 70kg division in the National League (Novice). His plan now is to continue to compete in MMA but also to branch out and take fights in other disciplines (kickboxing and jiu jitsu) so that he can focus on improving the individual aspects of the sport. Following that he will be back on the amateur circuit with a view to eventually making it in the professional ranks.
Well Done Sarah!
February 27, 2022
Delighted to see @sazmanq receive her World Relay’s Silver at the National Indoor Arena at today’s National Senior Championships. How fitting it was that her parents were by her side upon receiving the medal, her biggest supporters!
Keep up the great work Sarah!
Dominant Ballinrobe Girls Coast to Victory
February 7, 2022
by Aoife O’Sullivan
U-15 girls: Ballinrobe Community School vs Presentation College, Tuam.
The Ballinrobe Under 15 girls were impressive in their defeat of Tuam today, securing the top place in their group. It was well worth their time representing their school on their day off school, as they won their match by a landslide: the full-time score was 6-2, in favour of the home side.The game didn’t get off to an ideal start for the ‘Robe, with Tuam scoring only minutes into the first half, but the Ballinrobe side quickly shook off that defensive error. Within ten minutes the game was level again, after a wonderful header from Shauna Burke, assisted by Maura Hughes. A debatable handball call enabled Tuam to take a scoring position, and despite the best efforts of the home side’s defence, the ball landed in the back of the net. Two goals were scored in quick succession by Kate Brennan and Elannah Keane, putting Ballinrobe in the lead: a position they would comfortably hold for the rest of the match.Towards the end of the first half, Róise Burke was heavily tackled by the Tuam goalkeeper, and a penalty was rightfully awarded. Róise coolly converted from the penalty spot, cementing Ballinrobe’s lead. Kate Brennan then slotted in yet another goal, leaving the score line 5-2 at half time.The quieter second half began with many goal chances for both teams, but it wasn’t until fifteen minutes had elapsed that Ballinrobe managed to score again – this time a fabulous goal from Maura Hughes. There were also goal chances for Emily Jennings and Faith Durkin, but they were unfortunately shut down by Tuam’s clever defence. With only minutes remaining, Tuam were on the warpath, forcing two difficult saves in quick succession from Amy Forde, the Ballinrobe goalkeeper.Ballinrobe were comfortable in possession throughout the game, and really looked like a team that were enjoying their football, regardless of the mucky conditions. The exciting game finished in a Ballinrobe victory, which has earned this talented team a rightful place in the Connaught semi-final next month.
Pictured (L-R) back row: Niamh McDonald-Connolly, Ella Reilly, Amy Warde, Shauna Burke, Amy Forde, Sophia McHale, Cadhla Cunningham, Jessica McManus
(L-R) front row: Emily Jennings, Elanna Keane, Ali Hughes, Aisling Walsh, Maura Hughes, Kate Brennan, Roise Burke, Faith Durkin