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Wed May 28th - 1st Year Sports Day

Thanks to all the boys who had such a good time today competitng in various sports both inside and outside the school, under the sterling supervision of Mr Rafferty, Mr Keenan, Mr McEnaney, Ms Keady and Mr McBride

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You don't have to be cool to be winners

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1973 Donaghmoyne Tug of War champ Paddy Martin passes on his knowledge to protegee Daniel McGahon

First Year pupils celebrate the end of...er...1st Yr

Tuesday May 27th - U13 Lose Ulster Final

Hard luck to the U13 team who did the school proud in reaching the Ulster Final for the second year in succession.



No doubt they'll be back next year.


Friday May 23rd - School of Rock (and Trad)

Thanks to D McBride for subjecting the rest of us to the assorted musical talent within the High School.


We'll get you back for this McBride.


Wed May 21st - 6th Year Graduation Mass



Congratulations to all involved in last night's graduation mass. Special thanks to Ms Burns and Mr Martin for organizing it, and also to Fr Jordan for celebrating it. Best of luck to all the boys in their Leaving Certificate examinations and in the future.

There was also a special presentation to departing Deputy Principal Tom Flanagan from the Parents' Committee in acknowledgement of his long and dedicated service to the young people of Carrickmacross and surrounding areas.


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Tuesday May 20th - 5th Yrs Complete Careers Course





Pictured above are the 5th Yr graduates of the Centigrade Interest Profile, a project designed to help students evaluate their career options for the future. This was a joint project run with St Louis Convent during April.

Tuesday May 20th - Bank of Ireland Awards



Above is pictured 3rd Year Kieren O'Reilly who received his 2008 Bank of Ireland Award as Junior Cycle Student of the Year




Tuesday May 20th - 1st Year Chess Final Takes Place



Congrats to 1st Yr Chess champ Dean Jones and to runner-up Jack Thornton. Both boys won cash prizes and will be part of the school chess team next year in the Drogheda Concentrates.

Tuesday May 20th - McDermott Makes Leinster Rugby Breakthrough



Well done to Magheracloone student Conor McDermott who has made the Leinster Rugby U18 Youth Squad. He is now part of a panel of 35 who will be playing inter-provincial rugby over the coming year.

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Monday May 19th - Indoor Hurling League Won by Clare







Pictured above are the finalists in the 1st Year Indoor Hurling competition. In all, forty boys entered the competition which was run during lunchtimes.


They were split into eight teams of five players each, and these teams were then split
into two groups. The top two in each group played each other in the semi-finals and it
was Clare and Tipperary who met in the final. Clare raced into an early lead and by half
time were leading by 9 goals.

However the second half saw a huge recovery by Tipp who
drew level twice before succumbing to a last minute penalty that Clare dispatched for a
well-earned victory. The winning team won €200 to divide between themselves.

Teams: Clare: P Keenan, O Finnegan, A Lynch, D Ogle
Tipperary: F Daly, P Lyndon, A McMahon, J Coleman




Wed May 14th - TY's Go Bye-Byes



Bye lads. We'll miss you.



Honestly.





RTE Weatherman Gerry Murphy presents TY Students with their Diplomas

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Tuesday 13th May - U-13's Progress to Ulster Final



It's Ulster Final time again for the boys from Patrician High
School Carrickmacross. Having won the Ulster title at both U 13 and U
15 levels last year, they are again bidding for glory in this year's U
13 competition, having comprehensively beaten St Eunan's Letterkenny in
the semi-final on Monday. Having already beaten Knock Belfast, St Malachy's Belfast and
Rathmor in the qualifying stages, and having then overcome La Salle Belfast in the
quarter final, the Carrickmacross team were full of confidence before this eagerly
awaited match.


They began brightly with Kevin O'Hanlon and Aaron McMahon pointing in the first ten
minutes. There followed a purple patch for the High School with Padraig Keenan scoring
two goals in five minutes, and Killian Rudden adding another point to leave the High
School in a very commanding position early in the game. Letterkenny struggled against a
very tight Carrickmacross defence, only managing to add two points by the end of the
first half, by which time Kevin O'Hanlon had added another goal and a point for the High
School. With a half time score of 3-05 to 0-02, the Carrickmacross boys were in no mood
for complacency and started the second half in the manner they ended the first. Within
seven minutes Padraig Keenan had scored another goal and two points. Letterkenny bravely
battled on, scoring a goal of their own, but points from Keenan, O'Hanlon, McMahon and
McDonnell followed for the High School and, with only minutes remaining, Niall Loughman
wrapped the game up with a superbly taken goal. The final score was 5-12 to 1-03 and the
High School now march on to another provincial decider, much to the delight of coaches
Paddy martin and Eamonn Dunne.


Panel: C Finnegan, D Jones, A Lynch, P Lyndon, S Finnegan, C Clerkin, F Lonergan, A
McMahon, N Clerkin, O McDonnell, J Coleman, K Rudden, C Meegan, P Keenan, K O'Hanlon,
N Hand, P McMahon, F Keenan, G McConnell, F Daly


Monday May 6th - Art Imitating Life Imitating Art: Fantasy Football League Reaches Thrilling Climax

Across the channel, Man U and Chelsea remained locked in battle for the Premier League title; at home 6th Yr Michael Kieren and teacher D Kiely fight it out for the Fantasy Premier League PHS Phoenix Championship. Incredibly after 32 weeks, both have amassed an even amount of points, and it is all to play for. The rules state that, in the event of a draw, the team with the least amount of transfers will be deemed the winner. In a dramatic twist however, it turned out the both managers have made 43 tranfers each so they are both ranked first in the league, with Inniskeen man Eddie Finnegan claiming sole 3rd place, some 49 points behind the leaders heading into the final week of action.

Kiely, last year's winner, feels that he is hot favourite to win. "Kieren is basically inexperienced at this level. He is a nervous chap and I feel he will break under the pressure. Luck has played a large part in getting him this far but that can't last forever" said the young teacher. Kieren however was furious at these charges. " These statements by Kiely are ridiculous," he scoffed when asked to respond. "They are the actions of a desperate man. Luck had nothing to do with it - I'm joint top on merit. I'd love it if i beat him, loooove it."

Kiely however is unrepentant. "He's losing the plot already", he said, "it's squeaky bum time now, and there's some strange noises coming from Kieren"



Tues 22nd April - 1st Yr Participates in Cross Border Orchestra in Rome



Well done to 1st Yr student Martin Meegan who is a flautist with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland, who recently travelled to Rome to perform for the 400th anniversary of the Flight of the Earls in the San Ignazio Church.


The orchestra was conducted by the renowned conductor Gearoid Grant, and also included
accompaniment by Ireland's premier tenor Emmanuel, top Northern Irish Lambeg player
Willie Drennan and uillean piper Patrick Martin.


Director of the orchestra, Sharon Tracey-Dunne was delighted at the reception they
received in Rome, and complimented the performance of the many young participants from
Monaghan, Cavan and Louth over the highly successful weekend



Tuesday 4th March -FIRST YEAR BOOK REVIEWERS PUBLISHED ON NET


Many congratulations to first year class St. Michaels. Having read and reviewed the novel Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz, students submitted their reviews online. The site itself, www.readingmatters.co.uk promotes and recommends books to young people. Well done to all!!


Click on link to read some of their thoughts and opinions.
http://www.readingmatters.co.uk/book2.php?id=250


Mon March 3rd - Official School Opening this Friday

The official opening of the new school will take place this Friday and special arrangements will be in place throughout the day. The Bishop will celebrate mass in the school and this will be followed by the ribbon-cutting ceremony presided over by Minister for Children, Brendan Smith.



Friday 1st Feb - Basketballers Win Regionals and Progress to All Ireland Playoffs!

Well done to Ms Keady and the U-18 basketballers who won both their games on Friday to become Regional Champions and will now progress to the C All Ireland Playoffs in Abbeyleix on the 23rd of February. It is an amazing feat in their second year of the competition and the whole school community will be rooting for them in the finals.


Wednesday 30th Jan - Chess Team Make it 3 from 3

The school chess team today won their third contest in the Drogheda Schools Concentrates against Our Lady's of Drogheda. The final score was 7.5 to 0.5 in favour of the High School. We have now won all three of our games and with only two games left in the League it looks as if the title will be between ourselves and last year's winners Drogheda Grammar School. It will be the third year in a row that the title will be decided between these two schools with the High School winning the 2006 title and Drogheda winning the 2007 title (beating us by 1 point overall although we beat them in our individual game). Thanks to Conor Callaghan for lulling the opposition (and, in fairness, our own team) into a false sense of security.

Christmas '07 - Kiely Champ, Reilly Chump in 7-set Table Tennis Thriller

Teacher D Kiely emerged triumphant after an epic battle with young Kingscourtian Barry Reilly in a Christmas showdown. Hordes of students cheered Kiely to victory as Reilly, having taken a 2 set lead, saw his compusure crumple under pressure, eventually losing 3-4. Afterwards a distraught Reilly insisted he would win a rematch, but Kiely has announced his retirement from all competitive teacher/student games so it appears he will reign supreme forever. When questioned about a possible summer rematch, possibly for charity, Kiely refused to comment.

Thurs Nov 29th - Calling all Businesses

The High School Guidance Service would like to hear from any local businesses who could contribute to the careers service in the school. If you wish to contribute to the school Guidance Policy, speak to senior students, advance their skill base, or share information on your chosen field, please contact David McBride at the school number. He'd be glad to hear from you.


Tuesday November 13th - CSPE Class Visit Monaghan Courthouse



St Benedicts in Monaghan District Court


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Friday September 14th - Well Done to Junior Cert Students

Congratulations to all students who received their Junior Cert results on Wednesday. Hopefully their results matched the work they put in.

Thurs September 6th - Fantasy Football 2007-8

The PHS Phoenix league has been set up on www.fantasypremierleague.com. Follow these instructions to enter your team:

1. Log on to www.fantasy.premierleague.com.
2. If this does not work, type fantasy.premierleague.com into your google search engine and click the first link.
3. Select your team name and colours and click ‘no email’ option.
4. Select your team.
5. Click “leagues’ button on sidebar, and then ‘Join a League’.
6. Enter the following code: 1296361-200254
7. You are now a member of the PHS Phoenix League.Entry Fee:


You may enter as many teams as you wish.

Each team costs €5 for pupils and €10 for teachers. Give money to me.

Starting Date: All teams must be entered by 11.00 a.m on Saturday September the 15th of September to score points in the first gameweek.

Prizes:
All money collected from entry fee will be distributed as prizes



Wed August 29th - Welcome to the all new Patrician High School 07-08

We welcome back all our students this week and offer a special welcome to all incoming 1st Yr students. We also congratulate last year's Leaving Certificate students on their excellent results and wish them all the best in the future.

Most of last year's news has now been moved to the news archives.



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