Fine form at Oldcastle Cross Country

Minor boys: Jake Cullen lead by a mile in a 1km race, Sean o Connor dug deep on last hill to regain his earlier second position, Aaron o Connor found fifth gear in the final sprint to increase his standings greatly and secure top 20 finish, and Tom Murphy ran steady race to help put this team into second place over all.

Jarlath Jordan was comfortable winner in intermediate boys while eoin Harkin made transition from sprinter to x-country runner by securing a very respectable 10th.

Minor girls had some great new first year talent coming through-definitely few to watch in future.

Inter girls Martha ní Riada managed top 10 placing, while lucy Kelly despite going out on her ankle was just narrowly pipped to a top 20 position.

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Open Night 2015

 

We would like to extend a massive thanks to all the students and parents who visited our school on Open Night, and to the teachers and students who made the night so successful.

 

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Dingo Dollars Defib

Our Dingo Dollars team were very successful in the AIB Build a Bank Challenge last year. With the proceeds from their win, the team decided to spend some of the money on a portable defibrillator for the school. This is a very noble donation, one which we hope never to have to use, but one I’m sure we are all grateful to have. They have affectionately named it the ‘Dingo Dollars Defib’.

 

Thanks so much to Ms. Regan for all her hard work with the team and I wish this years’ team the best of luck... they are in very capable hands!

 

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Left to Right: M.Regan (teacher), Sadhbh O'Muir, Jack Hennelly, Nathan Masterson, S. Foley (Principal), Sean Curtin, Tommy Muldoon, Shenice Rochford.

 

 

Parent's Association AGM

Our Parents’ Association AGM will be on Tuesday 20th October @ 7.30pm.  Parental involvement is crucial to a successful school and we would encourage at least one from each family to attend. It is not necessary for everyone to volunteer to go on the committee but your contribution will still be welcome. Perhaps there is an area of expertise which you might be able to offer or ideas to enhance the pupils’ educational experience at Dunshaughlin.

 Sinead Henry from Jigsaw will give a talk on Mental Health for our children and the importance of One Good Adult.  Our AGM will then follow.  We aim to conclude by 9.30pm.  Please mark on your calendar and we look forward to your seeing you on 20th October. Please show your support by attending. Light refreshments will be served first. 

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U16 Girls meet their match in Monaghan

St. Louis’ started the game strong with a four point lead in the first two minutes. But Dunshaughlin’s starting five Olivia Flanagan, Niamh Curtin, Megan O’Reilly, Ellen Byrne and Lara Reynolds fought back with Byrne getting a challenged rebound and getting the first basket for Dunshaughlin. DCC worked tirelessly in defence with Olivia Flanagan making three blocks, one including a steal which resulted in a basket by Fiona Cahalin. But Monaghan kept on top finishing the first quarter ahead 14-7.

Dunshaughlin made a few changes in the second quarter hoping to go back to their winning ways with Jane Larkin and Ciara Galvin stepping up to make their mark with Galvin getting a steal in the opening minutes. Lucy Kelly showed her value on the team by securing another two points for Dunshaughlin. However St.Louis’ rarely missed a basket putting lots of pressure on DCC. Curtin and Larkin added two fine scores for the hawks but unfortunately St.Louis’ kept ahead 26-12.

Flanagan dominated the third quarter scoring eight skilful points in a row. Niamh Curtin was disciplined on defence stealing the ball aggressively from the opposition. Byrne took a nasty hit as she fought for the ball which resulted in Lucy Kelly taking her place on the court.

Curtin, Flanagan, Kelly, Galvin and Reynolds went into the last quarter ready to give all they had. Sarah McConnell and Cahalin came on to give the exhausted Curtin and Reynolds a well-deserved break. With Flanagan adding two more baskets to the score sheet, Sarah one of the youngest on the team made her mark getting the final score of the match. Monaghan however were on top of their game winning the game securely 41-28 much to DCC’s dismay.

By Kelly O’Dwyer, Martha Ní Riada and Eimear Traynor.

 

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Events

Jan
25

25.01.2018 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Jan
29

29.01.2018 - 02.02.2018

Jan
30

30.01.2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Feb
1

01.02.2018

Feb
6

06.02.2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Transition Year Upcoming Events

Jan
30

30.01.2018

Feb
23

23.02.2018

May
14

14.05.2018 - 15.05.2018

May
18

18.05.2018 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

May
25

25.05.2018

May
28

28.05.2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm