Congratulations to Megan Lee on her bronze award for Badminton.
Muireann Devaney to play for Ireland
Following trials for the Irish under 15 schoolgirls international team during which she lined out twice for the Irish team Muireann Devaney has been selected in the final squad which will compete for the Bob Doherty international Trophy. It’s a great achievement for Muireann and one which she thoroughly deserves. The whole school community are very proud of her.
A Hat trick for St Clare’s 1st Year Boys Connacht Champions
Congratulations to Mr Mc Donald and the 1st year boy’s soccer team who won the FAI Schools Connacht Cup. The St. Clare’s team faced Seamount College travelling from Kinavra, Co. Galway in a very physical test. The Galway boys had an advantage in size and stature which did not faze St. Clare's in the slightest. St Clare’s had a quick start to proceedings and applied ample pressure to the Seamount defence. Despite dominating the first half, St. Clare's still couldn't find a way past the Seamount defence and had many of their chances thwarted by some heroic defending. Diarmuid Giblin also had a goal disallowed for offside to encapsulate St. Clare's frustrations. After regrouping at half time, Seamount came out a different team for the second half, dominating possession and causing problems for the St. Clare's defense. The game finished at 0-0 thanks to some inspired defending by Matthew Connolly and sublime saves by Goalkeeper Shane Conlon. The game went to extra time and finally St. Clare's struck gold. After a series of intricate build up play between Cathal Og O' Connell, Eanna Clancy and Tarach O Snodaigh the ball was slipped through to the ever dangerous Patrick Montgomery who potently slotted the ball home. The game finished 1-0 to the delight of the St Clare's team. Well done to all the team and the TY trainers. This is a historic event for the school winning three Connacht titles in a month.
1st Year Boys Basketball
The first year boy’s team were beaten, by basket difference only, into the North West basketball league semi finals by Abbey Boyle. Man of the match Barry mc Nulty. The team is coached by Ms Bonar.
1st Year Soccer
St. Clare’s played Foxford in the Connaught B semi finals of the 1st year boys competition. St. Clare’s were winning 1-0 at half time thanks to a goal from Eanna Clancy after a good ball in from a Mathew Connolly free kick. St. Clare’s started the second half well and scored their second from a Eanna free kick to make it 2-0. Foxford pulled one back when their number 9 finished well into the bottom corner. St. Clare’s extended their lead with 2 well taken goals from Diarmuid Giblin to leave the final score 4-1 to St. Clare’s. They face Seamount College in the Connaught final, date and venue to be confirmed.
Tuesday - St Clares v bundoran
1st years had a tight debut game narrowly defeating Bundoran. Score 13-10. Man of the match. Super sub Matthew Connolly
2nd years had comfortable win over Bundoran. Score 28-19
Man of match. Hugh Clancy
Thursday-Second years Blitz against Ballinamore and Grange.
We came across two very strong teams that despite our best efforts beat us
St Clare’s v Ballinamore Score 21-7 man of match Jamie Loughlin
St Clare’s v Grange score 22-14. Man of match. Michael O’ Conallain
The first year team put in a solid performance against Ballinamore but were outscored 38-8. Man of match Diarmuid Gallagher
Friday- A tired but much more tactically aware St Clare’s played Sligo Grammar who beat us 34-18. Man of the match. Greg Stopinski who is rediscovering his basketball form.
Junior Girls Gaelic Semi Final
Congratulations to the St Clare’s Junior Girls who took on Davitt College Castlebar in the Connacht Junior Semi Final on Thursday the 2nd in Swinford Co. Mayo. The girls settled into the game well despite the weather conditions. Our captain Rachel Conlon showing great leadership skills. The girls had a comfortable lead at half time with a scoreline of 5-03 to 2-03.
The girls fought hard throughout the game with great defensive play making scoring for the opposition difficult. Impressive scores from Leah Fox, Muireann Devaney,Laura Fowley, Emma McLoughlin, Rachel McPartlin and Dearbhla Rooney giving the St Clare’s girls a comfortable win of 7-17 to 5-6.
Team Chloe Mc Partlin, Rachel McPartlin, Hannah Johnson, Cathleen Vesey, Allanah Moffitt, Shauna Loughlin, Laura Fowley Emma McLoughlin, Dearbhla Rooney, Mairead Clancy, Leah Fox, Rachel Conlon, Emma MC Morrow, Clodagh Mc Gee, Muireann Devaney (1-5) Subs: Elaine McManus and Katie McManus, Dearbla McManus and Amy Fowley. Good luck to Ms O’Rourke and the team in the final.
Junior Girls GAA
St Clare's Junior Girls took on Presentation College Headford in the Connacht Junior Quarter Final on Thursday the 16th in Swinford Co. Mayo. The girls settled into the game well despite the weather conditions.
Our captain Rachel Conlon showing great leadership opening the score line on the day with an impressive point. The girls had a comfortable lead of 10- points at half time with a scoreline of 2-10 to 1-3.
The girls fought hard throughout the game with great defensive play from Hannah Johnson, Cathleen Vesey and Allanah Moffitt making scoring for the opposition difficult.
Impressive displays in midfield and the forwards from Leah Fox (1-6) Muireann Devaney (1-5) and Dearbhla Rooney (2-2) giving the St Clare’s girls a comfortable win of 6-14 to 3-7.
Team Chloe Mc Partlin, Rachel MC Partlin, Hannah Johnson, Cathleen Vesey, Allanah Moffitt, Shauna Loughlin, Laura Fowley Emma McLoughlin, Dearbhla Rooney (2-2), MAiread Clancy, Leah Fox(1-1) Rachel Conlon (1-1) Emma MC Morrow (1-0) Clodagh Mc Gee, Muireann Devaney (1-5) Subs: Emily Conlon.
Ms Bonnar and the Second Year boys travelled to the CBS in Roscommon on Wednesday the 15th of February. They faced very strong competition and lost to a very strong and experienced team. Score 28-8