A record six different teams took part in schools volleyball with Senior Boys and girls in action along with 2 Cadet Boys and 2 Cadette Girls in action.
The senior boys team had a busy week traveling to University College Limerick last Friday to take on 3 teams. Davis College from Cork, Dungarvan Secondary School from Waterford and St. Flanan’s CBS from Clare.
They defeated Davis College 17-25; 25-20; 15-8. Lost to Dungarvan 14-25; 17-25. Lost to St. Flanan’s 8-25; 7-25.
On Thursday the 14th November they travelled again to take on Drumshanbo VS losing out 14-25; 13-25.
The Cadet Boys also took on Drumshanbo VS. After taking the opening set they lost the next two after an exciting battle 25-19; 17-25; 18-25.
Cadette Girls Volleyball
Cadet girls first team played two friendly matches this week against two of Strokestown’s Cadet Girls teams. Enthusiasm, teamwork, a supportive team and subs resulted in Elphin winning both matches on the day. Students eagerly look forward to their next match, which will be the first in the knock-out stage.
Cadet Girls second team participated in their first matches on Wednesday, rivaling the two Strokestown teams. It was their first time playing as a team, with any blunders being over-shadowed by improvements in serving, returns and overall team-work. Unfortunately, Strokestown won both matches, but our Elphin results showed the girls’ improvement, with the first score in the first match being 25:8 to Strokestown, and the final score of the second match being 25:19 to Strokestown.
Our 1st & 2nd year boys travelled to Carrick on Shannon on Tuesday to take part in only their second ever schools rugby match. A fine performance by the lads was not enough against a team with a team with a lot of players from the local Carrick Rugby Club. It was a great experience and we look forward to the next two matches in this their first ever competition at this level.
Students from Elphin Community College — Henry Dowd ,Jack Durr,Katie Mollahan,Ciara Nolan,Sinead Flanagan,Karl Gilmartin, Alan Gormley and Colin Burke ,some of the transition Year Class attended the Bank of Ireland Money Smarts training day.The students learnt about managing personal finances and how to develop money sense to try to ensure that they have financial security in later life.They should also be more literate financially as they learnt financial terminology.This day was very useful as the students worked on very important life skills and also worked on improving their literacy.