Lough Allen College Notes

January 18, 2016

Happy New Year.

We would like to wish our readers and the school community a successful, peaceful and happy 2016.

Oliver – Our Musical

Katharina, Stacey and Ciara are continuing their interviews with students in leading roles. This week they are interviewing sister and brother Ciara and Darragh Fallon who play Mrs Sowerberry and Artful Dodger. Our musical Oliver takes place on Wednesday 3rd to Saturday 6th of February 2016.

Do you help each other practice for the musical at home?

Ciara: Yes, we do the singing together.

Darragh: We also practice our lines.

Have you ever had an argument over the musical?

Ciara: Yes, Darragh always sings too high.

Darragh: No, she is class.

You are not in any scenes together. Would you like to be?

Ciara: Well, we sing a lot at home together, so it would be nice to sing a song with my dear brother.

Darragh: Yeah, I’d find it easier to act.

If you were in a scene together, would you prefer to be rivals or friends?

Ciara: It’d be cool if we had family parts, they’d be easy to play.

Darragh: Having a family fight on stage would be funny.

Who are your favourite characters to work with?

Ciara: I like working with Charlotte (Aisling Fee) who is my daughter – she’s funny.

Darragh: Fagan (James Clancy) because he is good craic.

Senior Boys football

The first round of the Connacht ‘D’ Senior Championship was played on Friday 4th of December. Lough Allen Senior football team played Drumshanbo in wet and windy conditions. The first half was a close affair but Lough Allen College did not convert all their chances missing a penalty and kicking some poor wides. At half time, the scores were level, but Drumshanbo played with a strong breeze in the second half and pulled ahead to win by five points. This concludes the senior team’s involvement in competition for the year.

Visit in

Joe Dalton, a faith healer from Dublin visited our school to talk to transition year students about his life and how God had a positive impact on him. Mrs Killoran, transition year co-ordinator and Ms Patricia Kelly organised this visit.

Under 14 football

On Thursday 3rd of December, the under 14 Lough Allen team travelled to play Roscommon on their home ground. Roscommon are a very strong team and were ahead by the final whistle. Darragh

Fallon played well covering a lot of ground. Thanks to Mr Curran who manages our team. We also played Carrigallen during the month of October. Sean Mc Hugh played a definitive role in bringing the ball forward. However, in the end we lost to a good side. The final score was 2-12 to 1-14.

‘99 Club’ Christmas Fair

On 13th of December, three transition year students attended the Drumkeerin 99 Club Christmas Fair. Niamh Fallon sold the Christmas logs made by the transition years while Sarah Feeney had a table for her enterprise ‘Season Greetings’. Nicole Fitzpatrick also had a table for her enterprise ‘Fragrance by Nicole’. Ms Dore and the students would like to thank all those who were very supportive of their enterprise projects. The students also attended the Manorhamilton Farmers Market on Friday 18th of December.

Lough Allen Student Council
Members of the Student Council examining a school policy with the Student Council Liaison teacher Mrs Mc Morrow. Left to right: Oisin Mc Gourty, Cliona Mc Grail, Darragh Fallon, Mrs Mc Morrow, Ciaran Daly, Alan Mc Gee, Beth Waters, Shannon Crawford, Aimee O Grady (seated)


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