Members from Archbishop McHale College Tuam on The Tuam Youth Bank
Archbishop McHale College won the Juvenile County Vocational Schools Cup on Monday last. The 4 team tournament was played in Tuam stars. Tuam got off to a bright start beating New Inn convincingly in the semi Final. Mountbellew awaited in the final having narrowly defeated Athenry Gaelscoil in the other semi Final. The first half was closely contested reflecting the result the last time these sides met which ended in a draw . In the second half McHale college powered to victory thanks to strong performances from Dillon Reynolds, Kevin Daly, Sean Cunningham and Darren Kelly. They ran out comfortable winners in the end and the cup was presented to a joyous captain Kevin Daly. Well done to all involved.
Archbishop McHale College held their annual 5 a side soccer tournament for Primary schools in Tuam and the surrounding area. The tournament was run in association with the FAI and was held at Tuam Celtics ground where there was 8 pitches including two new astro turf surfaces. This year’s tournament was even bigger and better than ever. 15 different schools competed. There were 23 boys schools divided into 5 groups while there were 16 girls teams divided into 4 groups. The tournament was run by 5th Year students of ABMC as part of their LC VP project and they were commendable in the way they officiated and organised the event.
All the games were played in an excellent sporting manner and with great endeavour and efforts from all participants. In the end St Pats played Lavally in the boys cup final. Lavally won 2 -0 in a tightly contested final. In the boys shield, St Colmans beat Annagh with an excellently executed Golden Goal during extra time. In the girls Cup final, Cummer were victorious against Ballinderry.it took penalties and sudden death to separate the sides as they were still level after extra time. In the girls shield Final, Castlehacket came out on top against Newtown.
All in all it was hugely successful tournament with over 250 children getting to partake. The school would like to take this opportunity to thanks Tuam Celtic FC for kindly lending their excellent facilities for the day and to all the schools, teachers and pupils who partook and made the event possible.
11 students from ABMC completed their Gaisce expedition for a bronze certificate in Petersburg adventure centre Clonbur on May 1st and 2nd 2014. As part of the expedition the group had to complete a 30 kilometre journey over land and water, traversing the local forests, lakes and mountains in doing so. The group also made camp that night and prepared their own meals as part of their challenge. There was great fun and adventure had and over the two days and many fond memories of the trip. It is hoped that next year many will go and complete their silver certificate.