Friday 23 March 2018

Community news: Charleville

The students of St. Mary's Secondary School Charleville gathered in their assembly hall for the annual presentation of prizes and awards last week.

The day is eagerly looked forward to each year by the girls as their endeavours during the past year are rewarded.

The students were welcomed to the ceremony by the school Principal Mrs. O'Callaghan, who congratulated all the students on their achievements over the past year.

Awards for responsibility were presented by Ms Touhy to Dearbhaile Vaughan, Jane Foley and Grace McCarthy (1st Year), Trudie Collins, Aine Kirby, and Caoimhe Collins (2nd Year), Katie Barrett. Laura Doyle and Holly O'Dwyer (3rd Year), Clara O'Keeffe and Abbie Biggane (4th Year), Emma Hogan, Kristina Malcekova and Shauna Walsh (5th Year), Eimear Morrissey, Caoimhe Fitzgibbon and Rebekah O'Connell (6th Year), and international student representative Oilwia Kotowska.

Head girls Mary Claire Carroll and Roisin Harmon O'Driscoll received awards from Mrs. O'Driscoll.

Gerard O'Donovan presented awards for their contribution to sport to Sophie Hudner for basketball and soccer, to Tracey Collins and Rosie Touhy for basketball, to Eimear Morrissey, Tanya McNamara, Aine O'Shea Sheila Cagney and Sarah Shanahan for camogie and to Chloe Keogh, Mary Claire Carroll, Siobhan Twomey for camogie and soccer and to Rebekah O'Connell for athletics.

The senior academic award was presented Ms O'Callaghan to Caithlin Lenihan and junior award went to Therese Benny.

The captains' awards were presented by Mr. O'Donovan to Caoimhe Collins (horse riding), Tanya McNamara and Eimear Morrissey (senior camogie), Caitlin Sheehan and Megan O'Brien (junior camogie), Jane Foley , Nadine White and Laura Frawley (First Year camogie), Lucy Costello and Isobel Mortell (junior soccer), Nadine White and Emma Morrissey (first year soccer).

Music awards for contribution to the school were presented to Caoimhe Fitzgibbon, Lorna O'Leary and Rebecca Bradley.

The team that won the All-Ireland Schools Drama Final also received awards for their achievement.

The guest speaker was local actress and playwright Katie Holly who was the co-writer and director of the dramatic piece 'No Smoke without Fire'. This original piece won the schools drama final in Mullingar last March for St. Mary's.

There were further awards presented for academic prowess, public speaking, debating, languages, history, art, cookery, history, woodwork, community and Gaisce awards over the course of the ceremony.

The business award went to Rachel Lynch, Katie Quirke, Jennifer Moloney and Niamh Kavanagh who had the Grass Girls Company that won the Local Enterprise Schools Programme for Cork County and will represent Cork in the final in Croke Park.

Other Companies taking part in the Local Enterprise programme were Blus (Mary Murphy, Tilly English, Michelle Dundon and Christine Murphy), Your Shield Your Way (Alicia Fox, Carmel Terren Hogan, Rebecca Kerins and Caoilfhionn Hennessy, and The Fair Bank (Caitlin Sheehan, Mary Murphy, Ellen Murphy, Noreen Fleming and Caolfhionn Hennessy.

Win a car at Chamber golf classic

Golfers in teams playing in the forthcoming Charleville Chamber Golf Classic at Charleville Golf Club on May 26 are in with a chance of winning a Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi ST-Line car valued at €31,000 from Cavanagh's of Charleville - if they get a hole-in-one at the 16th.

There are also two other chances to score a hole-in-one at designated par 3 holes throughout the course for a three night holiday in Marriott Praia del Ray, Portugal and a two night golf trip for four people to the Marriott Forest of Arden.

The format for the golf classic will be a Champagne Scramble with teams of three taking part at €60 per player, for which they will receive tea/coffee/scone on arrival, goody bag and carvery dinner on completion of the round of golf. The prizes also includes 14 four balls in some of Ireland's best golf parklands and links courses.

The Chamber organisers would like to hear from any local business who would like to get involved in sponsoring a tee box for the event.

This is a busy time for the local Chamber who are in the final stages of completing arrangements for the installation of security CCTV in the town in conjunction with Cork County Council and local Gardai, as well as working on an engineering cluster and in the promotion of local businesses.

They are also preparing for the renovation of Moatville House in association with the Kerry Group and Charleville Heritage Society and Cork County Council. The management of these projects requires a certain amount of finance, and hence the need for the Chamber to become involved in fund raising activities.

Vintage club tractor run

THE Charleville & District Veteran Vintage & Classic Club will hold a tractor run on Sunday, 14 May, starting from John Roche''s garage, Kilmallock in aid of Rathfredagh Cheshire Home.

All vehicles are welcome. Passengers are not allowed on tractors, nor are implements. Refreshments will be served before the start of the run. Registration commences at 10 am - entry fee is €20. For more information phone Michael 087-2769476 or John 063 98289 or 087-2368349.