Monthly Archives: February 2016

Success for Lisdoonvarna in First Year Football Blitz

First Year blitz winners

Mary Immaculate Secondary School Lisdoonvarna participated in 1st year 9-aside blitz played on the astro-turf in Kildysart on Wednesday the 24th of February. Games of this nature will help develop and improve not only players handling and kicking but their teamwork and confidence on the ball also. Each game was 12 minutes a half. Unlimited substitution was allowed and the entire panel contributed to a well deserved victory in each of the rounds. Up first were Spanish Point, then John Bosco Kildysart, which set up a final against CBS Ennistymon who themselves had gone unbeaten during the day. However a spirited first half paved the way for victory.  Clare Coaching Development Officer John Enright presented training tops to the successful panel afterwards.

Panel included: Killian Burke, Callum Dobbins Catto, Patrick Doherty, Daniel Fogarty, Tommy Garrihy, Jason Geraghty, Denis O’Callaghan, Gearoid Howley, Rael O’Connor, Eoin Guerin, Matthew Sheedy, Thomas Roche, Sean McNamara, Eoin McNamara, Diarmuid O’Donoghue, Oisin O’Loughlin, Sean Casserly and Dylan Egan.


Erasmus Plus – Trip to Holland

ErasmusPlus group in Hoorn

Pupils and teachers in Mary Immaculate Secondary School traveled to Hoorn in the Netherlands from the 7th to 12th of February last. This mobility involved the group of 16 students. It is the second stage of a very successful two year Erasmus Plus project.

Mary Immaculate were fortunate to be selected as just one of 57 schools nationally to be awarded the European Commission “Key action 2” project. The basis of the project involves students learning about core marketing principals and international enterprise. Last year’s transition year students exported products from the Burren Perfumery which were sold by their Dutch partners in Holland. In turn some of your readers may remember purchasing Dutch “Joda” cookies which were sold outside Fitzpatrick’s in Ennistymon. The proceeds given to local charity TLC 4 CF.

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Transition Year ‘Tractor Run’ in aid of the Irish Cancer Society

Tractors lined up for the tractor run

The Transition Year students from Mary Immaculate Secondary School held a tractor run in aid of the Irish Cancer Society on Saturday the 20th of February. Registration was at 11am at Ballyvaughan G.A.A. field and the convoy set off at 12 noon. It drove through Ballyvaughan and then headed onto Lisdoonvarna, Doolin, Fanore, and back to Ballyvaughan where everyone parked along the sea front. Tea and sandwiches were available on return sponsored by Hylands Burren Hotel. We raised over €1800 on the entry fee and bucket collections and are still receiving donations.

We would like to thank all of the marshals that came out and helped. We would also like to thank all the people that came out on the streets and watched and supported us despite the poor weather. A special thanks to Hylands Burren Hotel and Kelleher Signs Graphics Ltd. for sponsoring the event. Finally we would like to all of the drivers that gave up their time to support the great cause. All the proceeds will go to The Irish Cancer society and we hope to run the event again next year.