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.
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.