Congratulations! WEST SIDE STORY have just won 6 awards at the GUMS (Galway University Musical Society) awards this afternoon: 1: Best Musical Number for America 2: Special Award, Best Rising Star – Jamie Callanan 3: Special Award, Best Shop (Community Centre) 4: Special Award, Eamon Veale & Eoghan Hanley 5: Best Accent – Allanah Kenny Flaherty 6: Best Show
Well done to all students, staff, parents and all volunteers who took part and/or helped make the show happen.
Gort Community School 12-7 Portumna Community School 0-5
Tuesday April 19th 2016
The 1st year “A” Connacht Colleges Camogie final was played in front of a big crowd on a bright day in Kilnadeema. The game started at a hectic pace with no scores for the first 6 minutes. An Elaine Dolphin goal helped settle the Gort girl’s nerves. Their lead was added to with points from Eadaoin Gardiner & Aine Keane. Portumna battled valiantly & 2 fine long range points from Alannah Kelly kept them in touch. But the south Galway girls were becoming more dominant. Elaine Dolphin hit the net twice more & a Rachel Burke ground strike also raised a green flag. Three more Aine Keane pointed frees gave Gort a 4-4 to 0-3 interval lead. There was no let up in the second half with Rachel Burke helping herself to a quartet of goals and a point & Elaine Dolphin hitting the net a number of times also. Louise Keehan got brilliant goal from a solo run. Aine Keane giving an exhibition of point scoring from play and frees at centre forward. The Gort Defence & midfield were on top with Ziyan Spillane & Nicola Quinn in particular really impressing. When referee Michael Treacy blew the final whistle it sparked wild celebrations from the girls in black & white. Every one of the Gort Community School panel deserve huge credit for the work they put in throughout the year. The future of Gort Community School camogie looks very bright!
Gort Community have recently joined a number of schools from around the country in attaining the Gaelbhratach for their work in promoting the use of the Irish language in their school and community. The school’s Gaelbhratach committee completed a lot of work throughout this school year in order to achieve this prestigious flag. Their teachers Ms. Olivia Daniels and Ms. Fiona Lyons are very proud of their students and their commitment to the Irish language. The school will be continuing with activities outside of the classroom in order to enhance the use of the Irish language in the coming years – Beatha teanga í a labhairt’.