News 2018

Updated 24/12/18

Well done to all TY students on a very successful Bag Packing at Dunnes Stores, Cavan.

Here’s the link to this years Christmas song “The Best Christmas”, written by David Hayden, recorded and directed by Mr. Ciarán Tackney. Video by Mr Niall Monahan. Well done all involved!



A huge thank you to our Pat’s Factor Committee for all the work done in the run up to the big night and on the night. Your commitment is very much appreciated. Front l-r; Charlie Boylan, Alex Prior, Rory McCabe, Andrew Gilchrist, Manus Graham, Conor Gannon, Barry Flynn, Conor Jordan, Dylan Brady, Paddy Mulligan.
Back; Jack Brady, James Gannon, Caolan Smith, Cian Fitzgerald and Owen Galligan.

Pat’s Factor 2018

Pat’s Factor 2018 ended with two acts sharing First place. String Theory and Jewel in Banjos are pictured above with their Mentor Mr Hackett and Mr Jim Burke (Maxol Cullies Service Station, main sponsors). Joint winners, Jack and Shane of Jewel in Banjos show cased their incredible talent at “Pats Factor” in St. Patricks College on Friday night. Photo: Lorraine Teevan Talented singer Jomari who was a member of the last Pats Fator winning band, Good Feelign gave a powerful perfomance of My Baby Don’t Care accomnpanied by the school Jazz band at “Pats Factor” in St. Patricks College on Friday night. Photo: Lorraine Teevan MC Pat’s Factor was Patrick Mulligan.
Congrats on doing an excellent job Patrick. The Bridge Street Boys (Adam Brady, James Connolly, Ethan Veseli, Gary Cusack and Ciaran Jermyn took 2nd place. Prize sponsored by St Pat’s Parents Association. The Steam Punks fronted by Anthony Boyco on trumpet. Joint winners “String Theory” really rocked the place up fronted by lead singer Sean McKiernan.


Well done to the St. Pat’s boys pictured above, who got into round 2 of the County Cavan Inter Schools Debating Competition 2018. Team members, Dylan Brady, Barry Flynn, Conor Gannon, and Andrew Gilcreest were complimented by mentors from other schools on their performance. A bit unlucky not to get into the final. Our 31 TYs in attendance were very impressed by the day’s proceedings and while a long day, a lot was learned from the experience. Cavan Town Mayor Madeline Argue, Minister Heather Humphreys and Councillor John Paul Feeley were in attendance. Mary Briody, Mentor. Pictured above is Mr Andy McGovern presenting TY will their GAA coaching certificates.

Under 16 Basketball Success

Congratulations to our U16 basketball team and coaches Mr Rowley and Mr McGuigan on winning the North East U16 A Regional Title, beating St Macartan’s Monaghan 48 40.

Dentistry and Dental Health in Cavan.

Thank you from TY St Pat’s Cavan for her talk on dental health and dentistry by Joanne O’riardan from Church Street Dental by Jamie Hughes (left) and TY Co-Ordinator Ms Murphy.

Bee Keeping in Co Cavan  

Pictured above is
Aidan Brady talking to the TYs about the science of bees and bee keeping.
This event was supported by Cavan CoCo in conjunction with science week. 🐝

TY Legal Studies Students attend workshop at the
Criminal Courts of Justice

St. Patrick’s College Law Team along with their teacher Mr. Conor Mc Guigan travelled to the Criminal Courts of Justice Parkgate street Dublin on Thursday 15th November 2018.
The students from St. Pats gained a valuable insight into the workings and structure of the Irish Legal system. This included researching the Legal functions of each of the courts in the land from District Court level to the Supreme Court, the highest court in Ireland.
Students were then provided with an opportunity to tour the Criminal Court building where their tour guide Mr. Darren Lalor BL provided them with a detailed account regarding the layout of the Criminal courtroom and what occurs at each stage of the legal process during a criminal trial. Mr. Lalor also gave students an account of his educational and subsequent Legal journey and what motivated him towards the legal profession.
Students were then invited to view a sitting of the Dublin district Court. The District Court Judge paused proceedings to welcome the students from St. Patrick’s College and provided them with a brief insight of the legal topics under deliberation in her courtroom.
In the afternoon the TY students then viewed a sitting of the High Court. Students were provided with an opportunity to witness the closing arguments from the prosecuting counsel in what was a high profile murder trial. The students from St. Patrick’s College wish to thank the Court Service of Ireland for providing them with an opportunity to visit the Criminal Courts of Justice and look forward to participating at the same venue for the National Mock Trials in April. Pictured above are students from our Music department with musicans Josh McClorey and Daragh Slake, talking a photo opportunity from their two day song writing workshops. Congratulations to Ciaran Swift and Tiernan Maguire on winning Ms Kavanagh’s English class poetry competition. Well done! Recently some of our students from TY carried out a fundraiser in Cavan town for the Irish Wheelchair Association. Maura Cooney from the Irish Wheelchair Association (right of photo) organised the fundraiser with help from Ms Murphy, TY Co-ordinator.’ (Report by Conor Gannon). Maths Week was marked in St. Patrick’s College Cavan with a week dedicated to Problem Solving and Mathematics. On Wednesday 24th a Maths quiz was held in the first year canteen for all first years. Ms Corcoran and Mr Quinn along with the TYs organised this event. Six classes participated in the quiz in teams of four students. The first years were extremely enthusiastic especially when the prize of a chicken curry dinner was mentioned. On average there were 7 rounds of questions of ten questions each. Sidas Latvinas and Jack English were MC on the day, while Jamie English and Matthew Chen were in charge of the questions. The other TYs were busy correcting and tallying scores as each round happened. Christian Dunne was the quiz photographer. The quiz was a great success and congratulations to the winners (listed below) .
Alex Flood (TY)
Quiz winners
Evan Reynolds St Evans
Ruairi Mc Govern St Evans
Niall Dolan St Evans
Orwen Conaty St Evans
Ruairi O Reilly St Endas
Daniel Sweeny St Enda
Eanna Ward St Enda
Ciaran Carty St Enda
Jack O Shannon St Emmetts
Jude Mc Manus St Emmetts
Oisin Kennedy St Emmetts
Conor Mc Govern St Emmetts Pictured above are German exchange students from Loreto and St Pat’s saying goodby to their German friends. Also in photo are teachers, Ms Corcoran, Ms Murphy and Herr Friedrich

Futsal Success

Congratulations to our 1st year Futsal team and coach Mr Monahan on winning the Cavan county Futsal competition. Pictured above are students who attended Congratulations to our Comhairle na nÓg. panel. Three of our students were elected to Cavan Comhairle na nÓg.


Congratulations to Cillian Moran, Arnoldas Juska and Daniel Oyeleye who represented St Pat’s in the North East schools BIPPS tournament. The County School team took home the winning plate. Well done to all involved.

Refurbished outdoor and indoor handball alleys almost complete.

Our newly refurbished outdoor and indoor handball alleys are nearing completion. Students will be delighted to know that on their return from the Halloween mid-term break they will have use of all six alleys. The indoor handball alleys will be completely refurbished by the end of the Halloween mid-term. The two racket ball courts have been extended to full size hand ball courts with new male and female dressing rooms. Pictured above are students from Loreto College and St Pat’s on their German language exchange to EGW school, Rheinland-Pfalz. They are spending a week fully immersed in school life. Loreto and St Pats students on German exchange made a presentation to the Principal of EGW school, Frau Weisser Congratulations to Cillian Moran, Arnoldas Juska and Daniel Oyeleye on making the All Ireland Schools Inter Regional Basketball tournament panel in Limerick, Sat 20th Oct.They are representing St Patrick’s College, Cavan, North East Region. Best of luck to ye this Saturday. Pictured above is Mr O’Callaghan’s 1st year science class with their 3d models of human molecules.

Golf Classic in aid of St Pat’s Football.

First prize in the St. Patricks College Golf Classic was won by Barry Gardiner, Gerry McPhillips (missing from photo) & Tony Hughes and presented by teacher Gerry Gunn at the presentation night in the Cavan Golf Club on Saturday night. Photo: Lorraine Teevan St Patricks College students were delighted to take 2nd place in the St. Patricks College Golf Classic on Saturday night, students Aaron Mulcahy & Michael Veale receive their prize from teacher Gary Duignan . Missing from photograph is their team mate Fionnan Tierney. Photo: Lorraine Teevan Mr Gerard Gunn presents the NON GUI prize in the St. Patricks College Golf Classic to Leo Costello on Saturday night. The prize was won by Brian Smith, Johnny Costello and Leo Costello in the well attended competition. Photo: Lorraine Teevan

Leaving Cert Results 2018

Pictured with Mr John Smith are Christopher Sheridan, Mark Hayden, Leon Kelly, Christopher Maguire, Patrick Gaffney Paul Kelly and Oisin McCorry having just received their Leaving Cert Results. Congrats to all. Conor Flood, Feral Dunne, Sean Traynor, Daniel Watson, Thomas Crowe, Shane Cullivan and Emmet Henry. All happy with their Leaving Cert results. Well done. Brandon Boylan and Cian McGovern with Mr Rowley after receiving their LC results. Pictured above is D’nis Santillan and Ms Mulvanney with the beautiful poem D’nis wrote in memory of his mother who passed away in October 2017. Pictured are Killian Fay and Thomas Tierney presenting a cheque for €500 to Dr. Butt from the Emergency Department at Cavan General Hospital Pictured above are this years winners of Student of the Year awards with Year Head Ms Henry.
Donal McSorley, Fionn Murtagh, Jack Brownd, Connor Farmer, Liam Deegan, Evon McCarron, D’nis Santillan, Henry He, Piotr Romankiewicz, Colm Brady, Philip Smyth and Joe Leddy.
Congratulationa to all. Congratulations to Fionn Murtagh, Jack Browne, Callum Kelly, Max Alward, Liam Deegan, Daniel Brady, D’nis Santillan, Nathan Burke, Henry He, Piotr Romankiewicz, Vladislav Karasev, Ronan McGowan and William McGibney on receiving their Merit Awards from Ms Henry.


Congratulations to aniel Brady, Seaghan Ward, Martin McGibney, Henry He, Ciaran O’Brienand Callum Kelly on their Full Attendance to school. Congratulations to our 5th year Achievement Award winners Niall Green, Ryan Shiels, Sean T Murphy, Eddie Davis, Brian Gaffney and Declan Smith. Pictured with their Year Head Ms Hayden. Ansent were winners, Evan Sm Congratulations to all our 1st year Achievement Award recipients 2018. Pictured with Year Head Ms Cartwright are Malachy O’Brien, Fionan Coyle, Usman Akhtar, Tadgh Patterson, Killian Brady and Olwier Muchlinsk. Front: Louis Fitzgerald, Fiachra Dowd, Ahmed Kheems, Steven Taffe, Luke Hand and Ryan Boyle. Above is Kacper Janiak presenting Mr Lynch with a copy of character illustrations of all his teachers for 1st year. Congratulations to Students of the year Ben Cunnungham and Oisin Kelly. Pictured here with Mr Christopher Rowley (Principal), Mr Sean Reilly (Year Head), Bishop Leo Reilly and Ms Gwen Brady (Deputy Principal). Class Academic Award to LukeMurphy Congratulations to Oisin Kelly on receiving the overall Class Academic Award 2018. Congratulations to Barry Conaty on receiving his Class Academic Award 2018. Congratulations to Francis Silao on receiving his Special Commendation Award 2018. Congratulations to Daire Connolly on receiving his Class Academic Award 2018. A huge thank you to all our Mentors 2018 for the invaluable wok done with 1st years. Pictured with Ms L Cartwright. Mr Rowley and Ms Brady paid special thanks to all our 6th year Prefects who assisted in the smooth running of the school. Pictured is Eileen Burke Smyth presenting Adam Clarke with his Student Award 2018 on behalf of the St Patrick’s College, Parents Association. Pictured is Eileen Burke Smyth presenting Gary O’Rourke with his Student Award 2018 on behalf of the St Patrick’s College, Parents Association. Pictured is Eileen Burke Smyth presenting Luke Cunningham with his Student Award 2018 on behalf of the St Patrick’s College, Parents Association. Pictured is Eileen Burke Smyth presenting joint winners Oisin Mc Corry and Patrick Gaffney with their Student Awards 2018 on behalf of the St Patrick’s College, Parents Association. Principal, Mr Rowley accepting a presentation from TY student Mark Maguire. TY students James Reilly and Evan McIntyre making a presentation to TY Coordinators Ms McMahon and Ms Murphy

St Pat’s Rannafast Champions 2018.

St Pat’s Rannafast Champions 2018. A huge congratulations to our D’Alton, Corn na nOg and Rannafast teams. What a great night. Special thanks to D McVeety and Fr. Kevin who presented the medals.What a presentation night.

Cor Na nOg Champions 2018

Dalton Champions 2018

Rannafast, Dalton and Cor na nÓg Cup winners.
Rannafast Cup Winners. Dalton Cup Winners. Cor na nÓg Cup winners What a great achievement for foot ball at St Pat’s. Rannafast, Dalton and Cor na nÓg Cup winners. Congratulations to all our team coaches and team players on a very impressive result. Looking forward to seeing you all at the Medals Presentation in the Kilmore at 8pm this Friday 11th May.

A Night with The Cavan Singers

St Pats are HUGE success at Cavan Singers Summer Proms.
What a night! Thank you to the Cavan Singers for a wonderful nights entertainment. From “The Writing on the Wall” to a beautiful rendition of “Loch Lomond” and a very intricate “Polovstian Dances”, the night was complimented by the St Pat’s Trad Band, Jazz/Blues, Brass and full choir. A well deserved standing ovation to all involved. Thank you Mr Tackney for all you and your students hard work.
Thanks to Cavan Singers and Ms Eileen Tackney for a wonderful nights entertainment.

D’alton success for St Pat’s Cavan

D’alton success for St Pat’s Cavan Huge congratulations to our D’alton team and Mr. McNerney who coached our St Pat’s, Cavan D’Alton team to an A Ulster title along with Mr. Mcloughlin and Mr. Harper.. Massive achievement! Pictured are the full school cohort paying tribute to our D’alton team. A huge thank you to past pupil Sean Gallagher for visiting our TY students last week. Pictured above are Ms Orla Murphy (TY Co-ordinator) with Mr Sean Gallagher, Joel Sogi and David Leddy (TY) Congratulations to TY and Ms Guinan on a very successful Muffin Morning which raised
566.40 euro forTemple Street Children’s Hospital. Congratulations to David English who is One of five Irish students selected to take part in an international Youth Activism programme for 3 weeks in Vermont, USA this coming July. Details of the programme can be found here … St. Patrick’s College Law Team recently held a mock trials tournament with Our Ladies Secondary School Castleblayney Co. Monaghan as part of their preparations for the National Mock Trials competition on Saturday April 21st 2018. St. Pats Law Team wish to thank Our Ladies Secondary School Law team and their Coach Mr. Paul Mac Cormack, (Solicitor) for their visit to St. Pats today Wednesday 18th April. Pictured above are the winners of the Senior Innovation Category at the Enterprise Ireland Mini Company awards recently.
Dylan Greenan and Cormac Reilly. Teacher Gavin McNerney. St. Pats Law Team Workshop
St. Patrick’s College Law Team took part in a recent Law Day workshop as part of their preparations for the National Mock Trial Championships taking place on Saturday April 21st in the Criminal Courts of Justice Dublin.
Always hugely popular with Law students, this unique Legal workshop involves a Barrister or Senior Counsel visiting the school and providing an overview of the Irish legal system in the morning session and presiding over a Mock Trial in the afternoon. The visiting Barrister Ms. Ruth Colgan BL along with St. Patrick’s College Law Team Coach Mr. Conor Mc Guigan facilitated the workshop providing students with a unique insight regarding the workings of the Irish and European Legal systems.
This workshop also included Ms. Colgan informing students of her daily experience of the legal profession. The Law students gained an excellent insight of the entire Legal system, the Judiciary and its functions and wish to thank Ms. Colgan for visiting the school.

Many Young Men of Twenty

Congratulations to all concerned on last nights opening performance of “Many Young Men of Twenty” at St Patrick’s College, Cavan. What a fantastic performance by all.

Click on this photo to read Áine Conaty’s news article about our drama in the Anglo Celt.


Members of the cast for Many Young Men of Twenty Orchestra and Choir members, St Pat’s.


Double champions in North East A Division Basketball.
Congratulations St Pat’s 1st and 2nd year teams are now double champions in North East A Division Basketball. St Pat’s defeated St Mary’s, Drogheda, 58 42 in first years and defeated Dunshaughlin Community College, 44 25 in second years. Well done to all concerned and trainers Ms Marie McGovern and Mr Bogue.


Many Young Men of Twenty promo video.

Pictured above are our TY students on a visit to Newgrange Megalithic Tomb.

Phil Speaks

Phil Speaks
Congratulations to Aaron O’Connell and David English who recently took part in the Phil Speaks Debating Competition in the Philosophical Society in Trinity College, Dublin. Each debate consists of four teams of two; Opening Government, Opening Opposition, Closing Government and Closing Opposition. The motion for the first debate was “This house would ban UFC”. St Pat’s spoke in favour for Opening Government, and came second out of the four teams in that debate. Pictured above is Ms Briody with debaters Ryan O’Reilly, Odhrán Maguire, Joel Sogi and Aaron O’Connell.

National Mock Trial Competition

National Mock Trial Competition
The St. Patrick’s College law team are preparing to participate in the Public Access to Law, National Mock Trials Competition 2018 which will be held in the Criminal Courts of justice (CCJ). Under the direction of Mr. Mc Guigan, students will acquire research, presentation and public speaking skills and also a knowledge of the role of advocacy. The competition provides a significant platform for students to excel in areas of legal reporting, role play and court room artistry, aspects of legislation and the workings of the legal system.
The competition invited teams from over 30 schools across Ireland to present themselves before real judges of the court where students assume the role of Barristers, Solicitors, Jurors Witnesses and Garda. The overall winner of the competition will be asked to participate in the World Championship competition which takes place in the USA in the autumn.



Thank’s to Crime Journalist, Paul Williams who gave our Transition Year students a talk about life as a journalist in today’s Ireland. Pictured above is Paul with students, David Leddy and Joel Sogi, along with TY coordinators Ms. McMahon and Ms. Murphy, presenting him with an Art work by Cavan artist Jackie O’Neill. Pictured above are members of TY along with teachers, Ms Carolan and TY coordinator Ms Murphy during a visit to the Garage Theatre in Monaghan where they saw the French film “My life as a courgette”. This was followed by a guided tour of Monaghan Museum of History with a focus on archeology. A great day thoroughly enjoyed by all.

German Debating Team

St. Patrick’s College German debating team with the winning team from St. Finian’s, Mullingar. It was a terrific debate on the topic of “Naturwissenschaft is Mannersache” (Science is a man’s world) Our lads did themselves proud!! L-R David English, David Emmo, Adam Kelly and Daniel Rowley.

TY Fund raise for CAPS.

Transition year students raised money for local charity Cavan Autism Parents support. Pictured are the TY coordinators Ms Orla Murphy and Ms Fiona Mc Mahon with Dylan Greenan, top TY fundraiser presenting a Cheque to Bernie Nelson from CAPS
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