“Salerno turns the sod on their new Sports Complex”

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From left, John Britton, Consulting Engineer, Brendan Slevin, School consulting Engineer, yours truly, Kieran Loughlin,  builder (PJ Loughlin Builders, Shrule, Co Galway) and Michael Mooney, chairperson, Board of Management 

St Gerald’s DLS Castlebar Welcomes their own Olympian back to School

St Gerald’s DLS Castlebar recently welcomed the return of their former student and Olympic competitor Nicholas Quinn. Nicholas represented Ireland as a swimmer in the Rio Olympic Games. Having previously played basketball, rugby, hurling and Gaelic football until he was 15, he gave them all up to concentrate on his swimming. Nicholas said “swimming was always first for me" and he balanced his training with his academic studies gaining the maximum points in his 2011 Leaving Cert. He is currently studying psychology in Edinburgh while pursuing a busy training and competitive swimming schedule. St. Gerald’s and Castlebar are justifiably proud of his achievements.






Students and Teachers from Patrician Newbridge at WYD

Some students and teachers from Patrician Newbridge joined young people from around the world at World Youth Day in Poland this Summer. They described sharing Mass with 2 million people as an incredible moment and it looks like everyone had both an enjoyable and busy time.

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Sports Day

Patrician Presentation TY Group taking sport outside the box with Sky Sports and Darren O’ Sullivan, click on the link and see what they did.

St. Louis Students Recognised for Life Saving Act


Students Ciara Murray and Emer McNally from St Louis Monaghan recently came to the aid of a stricken staff member in the school by rendering CPR to the person before they were taken to hospital. Their action was lauded as a life-saving act by Brigid Sinnott, Basic Life Support Co-ordinator with the Irish Heart Foundation  “My shoes, my footprints, my journey” was the theme of the students Thanksgiving Mass which was described as “absolutely gorgeous” by Ms. Sinnott who had travelled from Wexford to attend.
Ms Sinnott said that the Heart Foundation planned to roll out CPR training to second-level schools in September and appealed for schools to take this on board and make it part of their curriculum.

Click for The Northern Standard  - Heart Foundation lauds St Louis life-savers


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