Archives for February 2018

Tadhg McNiven capped for Ireland

Longford’s Tadhg McNevin, a student at St Mel’s College, is among the 21 players selected on the Irish U-17 Basketball squad. Well done Tadhg.

St Mel’s Win in 1st Year Hurling Championship

First Year Hurling Quarter Final After comprehensively winning their group, our first year hurlers recorded a magnificent win in the Leinster quarter final against our famous old foe St Patrick’s College Navan. Although a different code this fierce rivalry was still alive and well, with an abundance of excitement as Mel’s gained supremacy in the… [Read More]

St Mel’s College goes Orange-Amber Flag

No better way to celebrate than by raising our Amber Flag for Schools Go Orange today! Well done to our committees of the last few years for their work and commitment to well-being!! #SchoolsGoOrange @CASuicide

1st Year Soccer Team into Semi Final

Well done to our 1st year soccer team who qualified for the West Leinster Semi Final today over The Marist College, Athlone. A hard fought 2-2 draw in difficult conditions gave the lads the point they needed to qualify and will play Colaiste Cholim, Tullamore after midterm. Goalscorers on the day were Gerrard Killane and… [Read More]

St Mel’s College among Longford’s 10 Most Memorable Sporting Moments

St Mel’s College All Ireland Colleges win of 1987 has been nominated as one of Longford’s 10 most memorable sporting moments and the Longford Leader are giving its readers the opportunity to vote it as the number one sporting memory. This nomination brings back great memories of that famous campaign which culminated in a one… [Read More]

The Feast of St Mel-Feb 6th/7th

Saint Mél or Moel was a 5th-century saint in Ireland who was a nephew of Saint Patrick. He was the son of Conis (or Chonis) and Saint Patrick’s sister, Darerca.[1] Saint Darerca was known as the “mother of saints” because most of her children (seventeen sons and two daughters) entered religious life, many were later… [Read More]

ALPHA programme ends for TYs

TYs had their last ALPHA session on Tuesday. The school would like to thank Stefan, Andrew, Fr Tony and Mary, our volunteers who guided us over the last few months. We are grateful for your faith sharing and the time you gave to us so freely. The TY students enjoyed their experience and also the… [Read More]

Basketball News

Well done to our 1st Year Basketball team who registered their 1st win in the league against Colaiste Iosagain, Portarlington. After a nervous start by both teams, St Mel’s got their defenc well organised and held the visitors scoreless during the entire 2nd quarter to lead by 10 points. They remained in control for the… [Read More]

Mock Exams Timetable 2018

3rd Year Mock Exams 2018 Location: Downstairs Study Hall Thursday 1st February : 9:05- 9:45 Class 9:55 – 12:25 History 1:25 – 1:55 Class 2:05 – 4:05 French/German Friday 2nd February : 9:05 – 10:25 Class 10:40- 1:20 Irish Paper 2 Monday 5th February: 9:05- 9:45 Class 9:55 – 12:25 Maths Paper 1(H&O&F) 1:25 –… [Read More]

Fishing Club getting ready for Fishing Trip

The fishing club have been busy making lures with Mr Galvin in the woodwork room in preparation for their first fishing trip of the season. They will be hoping that the water levels drop so that they can get out to the rivers to use all the knowledge gained from all the lunch time meetings… [Read More]

T.Y News Reporters

Follow our Transition Year on all their adventures, brought to you by our budding T.Y journalists Declan Craig and Thomas Murphy. Now available in the TY News section of the website

St Mel’s College Top Feeder school in Longford Again

Well done to the Leaving Cert Class of 2017 as 95% of them transferred into 3rd level colleges in September. This made the school the lead school in Co Longford for the second year in a row in transferring students into 3rd level colleges. Well done to the teaching staff of the school who put… [Read More]