U13 Gaelic Football team
Congratulations to Salerno's U13 Gaelic Football team who qualified for the shield final of the U13 Sweeney Oil Post-Primary School's Competition. The final will take place against Presentation, Tuam on Thursday the 26th of April in Pearse Stadium. Best of luck to the girls.
AIB Future Sparks
Senior cycle Business students, accompanied by Ms Young and Mr Devlin, kick started their careers today when they attended the AIB Future Sparks event in the RDS, Dublin last month. The girls attended Speed Sparking which was careers couching to highlight areas of interest for future jobs. They also sat in on some ‘fireside’ chats with industry heavyweights in areas such as media, music, sport, marketing, social media to name but a few. They met with marketing tycoon Marissa Carter, the female entrepreneur behind Cocoa Brown tan (the number one selling 1 hour tan in the world), Iseult Ward, the social entrepreneur behind Food Cloud, Kodaline and social media stars The Two Johnnies. They also got to meet recruiters from ESB, Canon, Microsoft, Cocoa Brown, Spun Out, Lidl and many more. There were so many fun carnival games and interactive virtual reality technologies available to use and also a silent disco.
Competition Entries for the National Youth Media Awards 2018
Transition Year students have entered this years Drugs.ie National Youth Media Awards 2018. They have submitted two posters and a video/animation entry. Check out their entries below. Best of luck girls! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu2VrXMGZvw&feature=youtu.be http://www.uniqueschoolapp.ie/images/pdf/notification_pdf_27978_1.pdf
Tuesday 10th April 2018 1st Year hockey results Blackmore Shield Semi Final Salerno 0 - 2 Bower Our 1st year A squad bowed out of the Connacht 1st year competition at the semi final stage when they were defeated 2 - 0 by Our Lady's Bower from Athlone in the match played in Dangan Cahill Shield Semi Final Salerno 0 - 1 Jes Our 1st year B squad were defeated by the Jes in the Connacht semi final played in Dangan. U15 Hockey result Sweetnam Shield Semi Final Salerno 3 - 1 Ursuline College Sligo Our U15 B squad defeated Ursuline from Sligo in the Connacht semi final played in Dangan. The final will be played sometime over the next week or two. Thursday 12th April 2018 U15A Hockey (Lupton Cup) Semi Final Taylors Hill 0 - 5 Salerno Our U15A squad defeated Taylors Hill comprehensively in the semi final played in Taylors Hill. Goals from Aisling Walsh x 2, Aisling Saalman, Leah Ruane and Ciara Dunne meant we advance to play Jes in the final
KATE RUSSELL SENIOR HOCKEY ALL IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIP Kilkenny Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd March 2018
Our Senior A hockey squad competed as Connacht champions in the premier schoolgirls hockey competition which was hosted by the champions of the South East, Kilkenny College. This two day tournament brings together the 5 regional champions who play in round robin format to decide the best team in the country. Thursday 22nd March Salerno 0 - 0 Mount Mercy College (Cork) In our first match of the tournament we faced the champions of Munster, Mount Mercy College. The first half was free flowing in which we created a number of chances and could have been a goal or two up at half time. The second half was dominated by Mount Mercy and in the end a draw was a fair result. Salerno 1 - 3 Rainey Endowed In our second match of the day, we faced the Ulster champions. The first half was an even affair with the score at half time 0 -0. In the second half, Rainey scored two goals off of short corners, we got one back with 5 mins to go and then took off our goalkeeper in order to have an extra outfield player. with a minute to go Rainey caught us on the break to score their third goal. Friday 23rd March Salerno 0 - 1 Loreto Foxrock In our third match of the tournament we faced the Leinster champions, Loreto Foxrock. In what was a tough game, the heroics of our defenders and goalkeeper Kate Matthews kept us in the game into well into the second half until Loreto scored from a short corner. Salerno 0 - 2 Kilkenny College In our and the last game of the tournament we faced the hosts and the favourities for the tournament, Kilkenny College. We were 1 - 0 down at half time and Kilkenny College added a second in the 2nd half to win the game and clinch the Kate Russell All Ireland title. Overall we were delighted with our performances over the two days in a tournament where the standard of hockey is so high. 13 of our squad are available for selection for senior hockey again next year. Squad: Kate Matthews (GK), Sarah McGath (GK), Sarah Dunleavy, Gillian Moran, Ciara Burke, Sarah Donohue, Clodagh Gaffney, Anna O'Hara, Ciara Keenan, Ruth McNulty, Jean Brennan, Katie Hosty, Sophie McNicholl, Sally Ann O'Malley (Capt), Ciara Murphy, Aoife Murphy, Rachel Dillon and Katie Grealis.
U17 Gaelic Football Team
Congratulations to Salerno's U17 Gaelic Football team who qualified for the cup final of the U17 Sweeney Oil Post-Primary School's Competition. The final will take place against Presentation, Headford on Thursday the 19th of April in Pearse Stadium. Best of luck to the girls.
Showjumping Interschools Competition April 2018
Salerno hosted the Interschools show jumping competition on Sunday 8th April. A great day was enjoyed by all. The event was organized by the Salerno equestrian team; the girls & their parents. Rosettes & prizes flowed We had 2 Novice teams which came 1st (Molly Stafford, Orlaith DeBairead, Katie Mulligan & Grainne Regan) and 4th (Kate Henry, Karly Tierney, Jennifer Naughton Boyle & Ciara Thornton). We also9 had an open team who came 3rd (Zara Herbert, Karly Tierney, Ella Gavin & Lily Rose Mackenzie). In the Novice individuals we had a 1st place for Salerno by Orlaith DeBairead, and in the 1.10m HSI Qualifer we had another 1st Year place for Salerno by Zara Herbert, qualifying her for the Interschools showjumping championships which will be held in Mullingar Equestrian Centre next weekend. We are one of the only schools in the West to host this event and we are very fortunate and thankful for all the school that entered.
Music Generation Limerick
Music Generation L C (@musgenlimerick) tweeted at 9:23 pm on Fri, Mar 16, 2018: Salerno Secondary School bringing us up the interval. #reachout #musicgeneration #limerick https://t.co/TygY55CJ3v (https://twitter.com/musgenlimerick/status/974758152897028096?s=03)
SALERNO STARS 2018
A wonderful celebration of Salerno talent was witnessed in Leisureland on Wednesday night at the first Salerno Stars Talent Competition. Our worthy winner was Leaving Cert Student Doris Osobuohien from Leaving Cert who brought the house down with her version of ‘I Have Nothing’ by Whitney Houston. In second place were Lisa Folan and Doireann McCabe from TY with their La La Land Medley. Third place went another TY student, Hannah Best, for performing her own original song, Insomnia. Even Donald Trump and Melania made an appearance! Our teachers’ acts were a huge highlight and show what great sports the Salerno staff are. A huge thank you to all competitors, performers, MCs, parents and staff who made the night so fabulous. Salerno is grateful and proud of you.
Badminton All Ireland Results
Well done to both our teams today who competed in the Badminton All Ireland’s. Our u14s came second to Leinster and our u16s came third. A super achievement for our new schools badminton club. Well done to all involved. Thank you to Ms. Quinn and the TYs for our new banner for the parade.
Reach Out Gala Concert
Salerno School Choir performed beautifully at the Reach Out Gala Concert in UL Concert Hall on Friday evening. They got a huge reaction and even Kodaline, the band whose song they sang, sent a message to say they sang it better than the original. Congratulations to all.
Nine games were played in the last couple of days by 1st year and u15 teams against Ursuline College Sligo and Our Lady's Bower Athlone. No game was lost which was a great achievement... the girls had 5 wins and 4 draws. Well done to all the players.
U15A Connacht Hockey Lupton Cup
Thursday 15th March 2018 U15A Connacht Hockey Lupton Cup Salerno 3 - 0 Bower Athlone Two goals from Leah Ruane and a goal from Aisling Walsh decided our last round robin game. The girls now qualify in 1st place for the semi final and will play the 4th placed team after Easter.
TY Young Social Innovators
TY Young Social Innovators (YSI) took to the stage to showcase their project ‘Hope for the Homeless’ in the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe. They showed how homeless people are often over looked in society and how easy it is to help homeless people. They did a fantastic job!! Ms Young
Salerno Stars Shines
The young and talented students of Salerno will get their chance to shine on stage in the first “Salerno Stars” talent competition which will be held on Wednesday March 21st in Leisureland Theatre, Salthill. Salerno is well known for its sporting and academic achievements however there are other star qualities to the Salerno students which will shine on the night. This is a night not to be missed. Auditions have been held and the school is buzzing with excitement for the talent show. Preparations are well underway to showcase the talent in Salerno from first year through to Leaving Cert and maybe even the staff room. Comedy acts, singers, gymnasts, musicians, etc. will take to the stage to captivate the audience with their polished performances. It promises to be a great night with plenty to entertain the whole family. Tickets are available from Salerno from Friday 9th of March at 1.00pm on a first come first served basis. Tickets are priced at €15 per adult and €10 per student. We have a family rate of €40 for two adults and two children. Doors open at 7pm with the show starting at 7:30pm. This night is a break from school work and a chance to showcase the wonderful talents of Salerno students and staff. A huge welcome awaits all Salerno families and friends, past, present and future. It’s nights like these that really cement us as a school community and we would love your support. We won’t be counting points on the night, we’ll be counting stars. Yours Sincerely, Carol Dunleavy and Vicki Byrnes (Event Organisers)
Tuesday 27th February 2018 Palmer cup final Salerno 2 - 1 Jes Our senior A hockey squad recaptured the Connacht cup title with a 2 - 1 win over the Jes in Dangan. Goals from Jean Brennan and Ruth McNulty both in the 2nd half and from short corners secured the win, it is our 4th title in 5 years and we now head to Kilkenny College on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd March to play in the Kate Russell Senior All Ireland Hockey Championship where we will face Munster champions (Crescent or Mount Mercy), Loreto Foxrock (Leinster), Rainey Endowed (Ulster) and the host school Kilkenny College (South East) in the two day tournament. Monday 5th March 2018 U15 A Connacht Schoolgirls Soccer Semi Final Salerno 1 - 7 Ursuline Sligo Our U15 soccer squad exited the competition at the semi final stage after coming up against a really strong Ursuline College side from Sligo. Our goal was scored by Aisling Saalman in the second half. It was a disappointing end to the season for the girls but they should be proud to have qualified as group winners into the semi finals. A number of the squad are still involved with our 1st year team who have a number of matches coming up over the next week. Thursday 8th March 2018 Costello/Thornton League play off (Connacht senior hockey league) Salerno 4 - 0 Jes Salerno 5 - 0 Taylors Two comprehensive victories for our senior A hockey squad to win the Thornton Shield in Taylors Hill pitch, our last competitive matches before we travel down to Kilkenny to compete in the All Irelands.
U14 and U16 Badminton regional winners
Well done to our u14 and u16 badminton teams who are both through to the all Ireland’s later this month. Well done to all involved and best of luck in the finals.
Non Uniform Day
Non Uniform Day - Thursday 8th March. In aid of past Salerno students volunteering overseas. €2 - Please support
Nationwide Red Weather Alert
Salerno secondary school closed Thursday &Friday due to nationwide Red Alert. Stay safe and warm.
In the event of a Red Weather Status
The weather can be very dangerous during winter and on occasion exceptionally intense meteorological phenomena have been forecast by Met Éireann. In these circumstances major damage and accidents are considered likely, with a possible threat to life and limb, over a wide area. When a Status Red Weather Warning is announced it is important that everyone stays informed about expected meteorological conditions and risks, and follows instructions and any advice given by the authorities. Weather warnings are intended to protect the lives and livelihoods of all of the nation’s citizens. A Status Red Weather Warning is the most severe weather warning and implores all citizens to take appropriate action in order to protect themselves from the anticipated conditions. Met Éireann recommends that in the event of a Status Red Weather Warning families “take action to protect themselves and/or their properties; this could be by moving their families out of the danger zone temporarily; by staying indoors; or by other specific actions aimed at mitigating the effects of the weather conditions”. Following this advice means children should not be exposed to such weather conditions to travel to or from school All services provided by Bus Éireann under the Department of Education and Skills School Transport Schemes in the affected area only will be cancelled if a Status Red warning is announced for all or part of a given day. For updates or weather warnings please check your emails for any correspondences from Salerno or by checking the school app or website as well as listening into Galway Bay Fm for updates on any potential weather warnings or school closures.
U15A Connacht Hockey (Lupton cup)
Friday 22nd February 2018 U15A Connacht Hockey (Lupton cup) Salerno 3 - 0 Calasanctius Oranmore Our U15 squad defeated Calasanctius thanks to goals from Anna Costello x2 and Sinead Burke in Dangan. The girls have won all their games to date and look likely to qualify as the first placed team for the semi finals. We have one game left to play V Bower in Athlone on Thursday 1st March.
Howley Trophy Winners 2018
Congratulations to Salerno's Hockey Team who beat Ursuline Sligo in the Howley Cup final in Sligo on Thursday 21st February. Score 1-0 Team: Katie Grealish, Meadhbh McManus, Ava Frances, Aisling Kenny, Ava Cawley, Janine Elehmer, Rachel Hickey, Hannah Sommerville, Ellen Conlon, Aoife Lambe, Shauna Ryan, Francesca Wood, Eimear Quinn, Abbey Kelehan, Alocin Murphy and Katie Walsh.
U15 Connacht A Schoolgirls Soccer
Wednesday 21st February 2018 U15 Connacht A Schoolgirls Soccer Salerno 1 - 0 Taylors Hill A wonder strike from 30 yards out from Aisling Saalman 5 mins from time settled a really tight affair between ourselves and our local rivals Taylors Hill. We now progress as group winners to the Connacht Semi Final to be played by Friday 2nd March against an opponent to be confirmed during the coming week.
U 15 Sweetnam B Team
Congratulations to U15 Sweetnam B team who beat Taylors Hill 2 -0 Team Squad: Ailsa Murray Clarke, Alexandra Walsh, Alison McDonagh, Andrea Shaughnessy, Cliodhna McDonald, Fiona Madden, Grace Oaikhinan, Judith Sohn, Kate Hoban, Kate Laffey, Laura Cassidy, Mary Mulroy, Niamh Nolan, Roisin Byrne, Sibéal Faherty and Sinead Black.
Well done to our First Years at the Handball tournament on Thursday 22nd February 2018 accompanied by Mr Kane. They were runners up in both the singles and doubles handball tournament today.
World Book Day 1st November 2018
Non – Uniform Day Thursday 1st March €2.00 In honour of World Book day next Thursday we are going to have a non-uniform day to fund raise for new and interesting books for Salerno’s library. Please give this your support. We are blessed to be able to read and will celebrate that fact. There will be a DROP EVERYTHING AND READ class on the 1st for everyone in the school community. Time of class will be revealed on the day. We will all stop our daily work and read for pleasure for a full class. No text books or phones allowed! Make sure you have some reading material with you on Thursday 1st. Whatever interests you!
Interschools Annual ShowJumping Competition 2018
Salerno is looking forward to welcoming equestrian teams from throughout Ireland to their Interschools showjumping competition which will be held in Duffys Equestrian Centre on Sunday March 4th. This is the 5th consecutive year for Salerno to host this prestigious event. Riders compete at either Novice, Open or 1.10M levels. Teams of 3 or 4 riders are pre-entered and individual riders may enter on the day. Salerno has gained an excellent reputation for a well run show with super prizes. A fun day is guaranteed and all equestrian enthusiasts are welcome to come and spectate at the event. Full details and entry forms can be found at www.equestrianinterschools.com
A New Year Blessing - by John O'Donohoe
On the day when The weight deadens On your shoulders And you stumble, May the clay dance To balance you. And when your eyes Freeze behind The grey window And the ghost of loss Gets into you, May a flock of colours, Indigo, red, green And azure blue, Come to awaken in you A meadow of delight. When the canvas frays In the currach of thought And a stain of ocean Blackens beneath you, May there come across the waters A path of yellow moonlight To bring you safely home. May the nourishment of the earth be yours, May the clarity of light be yours, May the fluency of the ocean be yours, May the protection of the ancestors be yours. And so may a slow Wind work these words Of love around you, An invisible cloak To mind your life.
John Paul II Awards 2017
Well done to the 19 students who received an award at the John Paul II Awards Ceremony in St. Marys College last Sunday the 27th November. Sinead Walsh, Kara McKenna, Catherine Keane, Grace O'Connor, Ciara Quinn, Siobhan Lee, Orla O'Neill, Obafemi Awoniran, Fiona Murphy, Lauren Costello, Jessica Purdy, Ráicheal Walsh, Orla McNulty, Niamh Kavanagh, Nora Meidus, Ciara Morris Burke, Jean Brennan, Robyn Commins and Rachel Grogan.
U16 Gaelic Football Team
Salerno's U16 Gaelic Football team were narrowly defeated by St. Endas in their final game of the U16 Connacht Post-Primary Schools League last week. After winning all other games in their group, Salerno will progress to the knock-out stages of the competition. Best of luck to the girls and their coaches.