Mulroy girls through to National Cup Final

Bank of Ireland FAI Schools Senior ‘B’ Girls National Cup Semi Final

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mulroy College, Milford 3-0 St. Patrick’s College, Lacken Cross

Caoimhe Walsh (48), Catherine Grier (53), Kellyann Buchanan (55)


MULROY COLLEGE return to winning ways after defeating St. Patrick’s College, Lacken Cross in Ray MacSharry Park, Sligo yesterday afternoon in the Bank of Ireland FAI Schools Senior ‘B’ Girls National Cup Semi Final.

A hat-trick of goals inside a seven minute period of the second half was enough to see them cruise into their third consecutive National Cup Final at this level.

The Donegal ladies were enjoying more of the possession and the versatile playmaker Caoimhe Walsh was running riot down the left wing. She had a wonderful chance to open her account with only four minutes on the clock but her cross field effort smacked off the woodwork.

Both sides were evenly matched in the opening quarter. Alison and Alva Munnelly were lively upfront for the Lacken ladies but Clare Friel in the Milford goal was equal to their challenge.

St. Patrick’s substitute Sarah Costello had an immediate influence when introduced as she forced several saves from Friel all from close range.

Captain Zoe Green, Kerri Sweeney, Michelle McDevitt and Caoimhe Walsh were combining well but the deadlock remained as the interval approached.

Youngster Green had a fantastic chance to convert from close range with only 2 minutes of the second period played but the ball clipped the side netting much to the relief of keeper Emma Munnelly.

However with the sustained pressure on the Lacken defence, it eventually cracked eight minutes into the restart as Caoimhe Walsh scored with a superb strike on goal.

Colette Collins and Orla Loughney fought back for their side but Siobhan and Eimear Sweeney were solid in defence for Milford.

Mulroy doubled their advantage five minutes later as Catherine Grier headed home from a well worked corner courtesy of Walsh with 53 minutes registered.

Lacken was still recovering from their goal concessions when Milford hit again two minutes later. The impressive Kellyann Buchanan made it 3-0 for Maria Ryan Carr’s side.

Walsh missed a great opportunity to grab her second, Mulroy’s fourth of the afternoon as she toe poked her effort to the side netting with the game going into injury time.

Mulroy College will await the winners of the other semi-final which takes place tomorrow, Thursday, January 19 in the RSC, Waterford as reigning Champions St. Peter’s CS, Passage West face newcomers Ballinteer CS of Dublin (KO 1pm).

The National Cup Final is scheduled for Wednesday, February 1.

MULROY COLLEGE, MILFORD, DONEGAL: Clare Friel, Siobhan Sweeney, Zoe Green (Captain), Eimear Sweeney, Michelle McDevitt, Rachel Roarty, Catherine Grier, Caoimhe Walsh, Kellyann Buchanan, Thea Duffy, Kerri Sweeney

SUBS: Leah Duggan for Buchanan (69), Claudia Ward for Duffy (68), Aisling McBride, Megan McGee, Maria Dougherty, Nicola Irwin.

TEACHERS: Maria Ryan Carr, Natalie McFadden

PATRICK’S COLLEGE, LACKEN CROSS, MAYO: Emma Munnelly, Ailbhe McHale, Regan O’Boyle, Cloidhna Fitzmaurice, Dearbhla Forkan, Michelle Walker, Aisling Bilbow, Orla Loughney, Colette Collins (Captain), Alison Munnelly, Alva Munnelly

SUBS: Majella O’Boyle for Forkan (62), Sarah Costello for Loughney (27), Ciara McHale for Alison Munnelly (67), Alison Long for Costello (43), Ciara Murphy.

TEACHER: Stephen Lacken

REFEREE: John Barry (Sligo)





Mulroy College Variety Show

December 2nd saw over ninety Mulroy College

students tread the boards of An Grianan’s stage, for the 10th

Anniversary of the annual Mulroy College Varity Show.

This year the breadth and depth of the talented students

knew no bounds. There were solo singers, dancers, musicians , choristers and

actors. Students from 1st year through to 6th year took part.
There were musical numbers from Annie and drama acts

involving the concoction of George’s Marvellous Medicine and Ernie’s incredible

Illucinations. A great night’s entertainment was had by all.  Well done to the students!

Photos courtesy of Frank Mc Gettigan

Mulroy College participate in a French school exchange:

Nineteen third year French students from Mulroy College participated in an exchange with a French school, le collège Saint Joseph in Etaples sur Mer in Northern France.

The initiative began when Ms Dorrian the French teacher decided to twin Mulroy College with le collège Saint Joseph.  She encouraged students to exchanged emails with their French pen-pals before travelling to France for a week in November. Each of the students stayed with a French host family, savouring the French lifestyle while learning the language.  The students also visited a fishing museum, an aquarium and a chocolate factory and also took part in different activities such as cycling, sampling of French food and shopping. They also spent a day a day in their French host school and finished their trip with a day at EuroDisney. Great fun was had by all and our students can’t wait to welcome their French pen-pals from the 27th of February to the 5th of March 2017.  The students were accompanied by Caroline Dorrian, Selina Bonner and Frances Roberts.