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]

St Mel’s win Senior Rugby Cup Semi Final

Well done to the senior rugby team and their coach Steve Coy Jnr on their 19 12 win over Benildus college Stillorgan in the semi final of the Leinster Schools Anne McInerney Senior Development Cup. Both schools have met on many occasions on the GAA field but this was the first meeting with the oval… [Read More]

Aodh Dervin represents Ireland U-19 Soccer team

Congrats to 6th Year student Aodh Dervin who was recently on the Irish U-19 soccer team and he is due to travel to Spain in the coming weeks to play the host nation in a friendly.

All Ireland Winner Johnny Cooper visits our Leaving Certs

Dublins multi All Ireland winner Johnny Cooper visited St Mel’s today to give our Leaving Certs a talk on the various courses available at DCU. Our senior footballers enjoyed meeting the Dublin star.

1st & 2nd Year Basketball teams in Midland League action.

Well done to our basketball teams yesterday on two good performances in their opening league games v Colaiste Choilm Tullamore. The first year team fell behind in the 1st quarter and although they closed the gap well in the 2nd quarter, they were never able to get ahead. They kept the pressure on the visitors… [Read More]

St Mel’s Chess Club take on Colaiste Eoin in Leinster League

The Chess Club had their first outing in the Leinster League at home v Colaiste Eoin, stillorgan on Wednesday. The team that represented the school was Deasun Kelly,Alex Watts, Robert Harrisson, Wafi Ahmed, Cathal Galvin, Joshua McKenna, Ozzie Hackett, Alan Dzaei, and Adam Nolan. This was a great experience for the boys and they gained… [Read More]

Open Night a great success

Well done to all the students who helped out on our Open Night last week. The Prefects, Student Council and the 1st year students helped out with Car Parking, subject demonstrations and school tours. Well done also to 1st year Kieran McMorrow and 6th year Dylan Smith for their presentations on the night .Thanks also… [Read More]

Cycle Against Suicide Conference-TYs trip to the 3 Arena

The TY class of 2017/18 travelled to the 3 Arena on Thursday last to attend the Cycle Against Suicide Student Leaders Conference. In total over 7,000 students attended the event and our students enjoyed the many speakers and performers on the day. Thanks to Fr Joe,Miss Concar and Miss Cheevers for giving up their time… [Read More]

Cycle Against Suicide Conference in the O2 on Thursday

The TY students are off to the O2 on Thursday for the Cycle Against Suicide Annual Conference. St Mel’s College is an Ambassador School for Cycle Against Suicide.

5th & 6th Year Physics Students visit Maynooth University

The 5th & 6th Year Physics classes visited the Physics Department of Maynooth University today with their teachers Mrs Quinn and Mr Collins. The students got a good insight into the world of Physics and enjoyed their day.

Open Evening for 6th class Students & Parents-Tuesday 16th January 2018

The Open Evening for 6th class boys and Parents will take place on Tuesday Jan 16th starting at 7pm. It will be an opportunity to meet the teaching staff, view the facilities ,chat with our present pupils and also meet past pupils. Enrolment will take place on the night and the students Birth Certificates will… [Read More]