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Owing to the Principal’s absence due to illness the Board of Governors has confirmed that the two Vice Principals will provide the strategic leadership of the school on an interim basis. Mr Foncy McConnell will take on the responsibility of Acting Principal and Mr Anthony White will take on the responsibility of Acting First Vice Principal.
On Saturday 21st February the CBS had a very memorable day with our third annual 10k Run and 5k Run/Walk.
By the start of both the 5k and 10k races, shortly after 11am, there were over 231 registered for the 5k run and 186 entered for the 10k run and several hundred more participating in the walk. Some of the top athletes in the area and beyond took part, some travelling from Belfast and further afield to participate and were joined by many of the school’s students with their families. It was a great family day and community occasion for the school with mothers and their babies, grandparents and whole families participating and competing alongside our own students and members of staff. The school is delighted with the level of support it received and would like to thank all participants for supporting the event.
This year was particularly special as the school commemorated the life and many achievements of past pupil, Enda Dolan, and over 500 pupils, staff, Enda’s family and friends wore the yellow ‘spirit of Enda Dolan’ wristband to remember and celebrate Enda on the day. The ‘Spirit of Enda Dolan’ cup was also awarded to the first 10K CBS student, Paedar Quinn. The 5k ‘Spirit of Enda Dolan’ shield went to top CBS athlete, Sean Corry, with brother Jacob coming in literally a fraction of a second after him. Both students, along with Eoin Bradley finished the course in a very impressive 19 minutes and 10 seconds.
Ciaran Collins, Delfim Pimeniel and Seanie Meyler were first, second and third in the 10k with a time of 36.00, 36.11 and 39.00 respectively. The first 10k female was Pauline McGurren who completed the course in 39:34 followed closely by Grainne O’Hagan form Knockmany runners with a time of 42:36. First and Second in the female 5k went to Aiobhin Murray (22:59) and Niamh McEvoy (26:19).
The school would also like to express their appreciation to Cappagh GFC for their tremendous support on the day – the Cappagh under 14 squad all turned up on the day to complete the run in memory of Enda and show their support for younger brother Ben, who started the 5k run with father Peter starting the 10k run. Cappagh GFC also generously matched the entry fee of their U14 participants.
The school would also like to thank all the staff, students and members of Omagh harriers and Omagh Triathlon club who marshalled the two courses. Also, thanks goes to Michael Ward, who was the race director, and again members of Omagh Harriers and Omagh Triathlon club who brought their expertise and provided a very professional approach to the event with their signage, laying out the course and their organisation of the competitors at the start and finish of the races.
All profits from the race will be donated to Ebola appeal and CLIC Sargent and the school will also be making a contribution to the Enda Dolan foundation.
The school received excellent support from a number of sponsors and would like to acknowledge and thank them all for their support. We would particularly like to thank the following companies: :
Laird’s jewellers, Sallys , McDermott’s building supplies, McGread (Omagh) coach hire, Murray’s Dental, Strathroy Dairy, Coco Cola, Peter Gormley Physiotherapy & Water supplies, Henderson’s, Supervalu Omagh, Subway Omagh, Farringdon Foods, Lynas Food Supplies, Western Catering, Gortrush Catering. All chip timings and photographs are available on the school website.
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Details of KS3 Examinations timetable from Monday 1st June until Monday 8th June 2015 can be viewed in Assessment booklet - link is as follows:
Congratulations to the Tyrone U21s and their Goalkeeping Coach Mr Des Maginness on their Ulster Final victory against Donegal on Wednesday 8th April and their progression to the All Ireland final as a result of their victory over Roscommon on Saturday past.
They now play Tipperary in the All Ireland Final on Saturday 2nd May in Navan at 6 PM.
Past pupils representatives with the Ulster title winning Tyrone team are (from left to right):
Des Maginness (Goalkeeping Coach), Ruairi Kelly, Daire Kavanagh, Sean Fox, Caolan Harvey, Conor Meyler, Cillian McCann
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Our new Post-16 Prospectus can be found on our Post-16 Information page, click here: Post-16
The entire Technology department at Omagh CBS are extremely proud of Damien and Sean on their fantastic achievement at GCSE level. Both rewards are well deserved and we wish them every success in their current AS level studies.
Above: Sean Bradley who achieved 3rd in NI for GCSE Engineering along with his Yr 11 teacher and Head of Technology, Mrs Una Doherty
Above: Damien Teague who achieved 1st in NI for GCSE Technology & Design. He is pictured along with his Yr 12 teacher, Mr Jim Murray
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The results for the Entrance Assessment will be posted out to parents for arrival on Saturday 31st January 2015.
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Trinity College Dublin and NUI Galway have announced a new A-Level applicant scheme which will give NI students studying 3 A-Levels the opportunity to gain a place on some of the high demand courses for the first time.
NUI Galway Scheme:
Omagh CBS pupils with Pat Tierney (SVP) loading up the van with Christmas Hampers for St Vincent de Paul. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the local community in this appeal. It will be greatly appreciated by those families in need this Christmas.
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