There have been great celebrations at Loreto recently with the Senior Football team making history by winning the U20 Ulster Colleges A Final on a 3-8 to 2-8 scoreline.  The team beat a very strong St Ronan’s College from Lurgan, Armagh in Emyvale, Co. Monaghan on the 22nd of January.  Goals from Caoimhe Mc Dermott […]

On Tuesday the 6th of October 29 students from Loreto Cavan travelled to St Brigid’s Athletic Club in Co. Meath to take part in the Geraldine Dolan Memorial Schools Cross Country meeting. It was a huge event with over 450 athletes from 17 different schools taking part. The athletes from Loreto Cavan put in a […]

The girls from Loreto College Cavan made the short trip to the home of championship football in Ulster, St Tiernach’s park Clones on Wednesday to contest the Ulster U-14 “B” final against a much fancied Our Lady’s Castleblaney team. When the sides met earlier in the group stages of the competition only a single point […]

In recent months a number of Transition Year students participated in a GAA Coaching Course.  The aim of the course was to promote Gaelic Football among young girls and to equip the TY students with the skills to coach GAA to underage female teams.  Sheena Mc Nally, Ulster LGFA Development Officer, visited Loreto to deliver the […]

Active Schools Week took place last week from Monday the 27th of April- the 1st of May in conjunction with The Active Schools Flag- see activeschoolflag.ie for more details.
The aim of the week is to encourage the school community to be as active as possible aiming for 60 minutes of physical activity per day.
Throughout the […]

This year Loreto College Cavan hosted the annual National Loreto Schools Tag Rugby Blitz on Friday the 1st of May at the Cavan Rugby Club.  It was attended by a number of Dublin schools.  Loreto College Cavan ‘A’ Team won out the competition for the second year in a row.  The event was a great success […]

International Table Tennis Champion, Lauren Donaldson, and her coach Chris visited the school during Active Schools Week to give students first hand experience of the sport by demonstrating the game.  Students also got the opportunity to try the game for themselves.  Pictured below are Lauren Donaldson and coach Chris demonstrating a high speed, quality game of […]

Well done to Leona Maguire, from the class of 2014, on becoming  the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Women’s Golf Individual Champion in the US last weekend. Leona is currently the number one ranked women’s collegiate golfer in the US.  Leona and Lisa were offered golfing scholarships in Duke University, North Carolina, after receiving top marks in their […]

Congratulations to Michaela Gaffney, 6th Yr,  who received her All Star Award on the 12th of December 2014 at the presentation of the Ulster 2015 Post Primary All Star Awards.  Players representing schools from seven counties received their awards along with playing gear and hoodies.  The 25 selected took part in the All Ireland Inter […]

Pictured below is a photograph of one of the less traditional sports we enter teams into at Loreto College Cavan.  Caoimhe Martin participated in an Inter Schools Sailing Competition before Christmas at Malahide, Dublin.  It was a great experience for Caoimhe and all the sailors.  The competition was organised by Olympic Sailor Ciara Peelo who […]

Clodagh O’ Reilly, 5th Yr, represented Ireland in the Spar European Cross Country Championships which were in Samokov, Bulgaria on the 14th of December.  As a result of Clodagh’s success at the Irish Schools Cross Country Championships Clodagh was selected to be a part of the Irish Women’s Junior Team.  Clodagh flew out with Double […]

Sporting Success!

December 12, 2014 | Leave a Comment

We in Loreto College, Cavan are very proud of the sporting achievements of our students and it is true to say that our school is fast becoming a sproting academy with students excelling in Ladies football, athletics, rugby, soccer, basketball, badminton, swimming, camogie and even archery.  Pictured below from left: Morna O’Hanlon, rugby, Michaella Leddy, […]

Loreto Swim Gala

December 11, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Students from Loreto Cavan recently took part in the annual Loreto Schools Gala in the National Aquatic Centre in Blanchardstown. It was a highly successful day resulting in many wins for our excellent swim team. Deborah Coyle won the U-16 back crawl 50m race. Eimear Brady won the 50m breast stroke in the over-16s team […]

Sports Update

November 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment

It is true to say that Loreto College students and their teachers have been very busy over this past few months, not only with their studies, but also with their sporting activities.  See below for an update!
Senior Gaelic Football  
The Senior Gaelic football team had their first Ulster game against Our Lady’s Castleblaney.  The team came […]

Congratulations to Shannen Lane and Morna O’Hanlon,  sixth year students, who are  making an impact on the Irish Rugby scene.  Shannen currently has 6 international caps for her country and has recently represented Ireland  on the U19 rugby sevens team, in the 2014 Sainsbury’s School Games and in the European Championships.   Morna is a member of […]

Go Lauren!

September 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Lauren Gaynor, St. Imelda was awarded athlete of the year by Archery Ireland and the National Sport’s Council of Ireland at a ceremony in Dublin on September 17th.  The award was made in recognition of her success throughout 2014 as well her dedication and commitment  to her sport. Lauren represented Ireland at the World Cup […]

Congratulations to 5th Year student Lauren Gaynor is now ranked #8 in the World Archery tables. Here she is competing recently to gain that place.

Best Wishes to our ‘Red’ and ‘Green’ teams as they compete in Cavan equestrian Centre this weekend. Our Participants listed here…

Congratulations to 5th Year students Helen McDermott, Shannen Lane and Morna O’Hanlon who have chosen for the Ulster Rugby U-18 Development squad.

On Thursday November 7th, TY Rubens are holding a “Go Girls” GAA blitz for all 1st Years. The TYs have been taking 1st Year classes for coaching clinics in the lead up to the event. There will be prizes for the winning team and we hope all 1st years enjoy the event.

There was wild excitement in the school gym today when Ms Doonan introduced Roisín, Eirinn, Rachael and Joanne, four Loreto players from the victorious All Ireland Ladies Footbal Team. They visited along with manager Finian and Mentor Lily, and showed off the Mary Quinn Memorial Cup. Finian Farrell spoke of the amazing dedication and committment […]

Well done to our past pupils – Roisin O’Keefe, Rosie Crowe, Sinead Greene, Caitriona Smith, Erin Galligan, Joanne Moore, Grainne Smith, Aoibheann Kiernan and Racheal Jordan – and all their team mates, including Irish teacher Ms Doonan, who became All Ireland Champions in Croke Park yesterday. It was a ‘nail biting’ match against a great […]

Our Irish teacher Ms Doonan, pictured here in her Cavan colours, is ready to play her part in the All Ireland Ladies Intermediate Football Final on Sunday in Croke Park. We all wish her, and all our past pupils on the team, the very best. Here Ms Doonan shares her thoughts on the journey so […]

Paige Conroy (TY) writes:
All TY students took part in wheelchair basketball with representatives of the Wheelchair Association of Ireland. We did races and other games, we then played a match against each other. It made us have a feel on how difficult it is being in a wheelchair, but everyone enjoyed the day.

Clodagh O’Reilly (3rd Yr) won Gold for Loreto at the All Ireland School Cross Country last weekend, having led for the entire 3500m race. The report in today’s Anglo Celt says “O’Reilly strode effortlessly towards the finish en route to victory in a time of 14:29“. Clodagh next travels to Wales with the Irish team […]

Match report from Ms. Doonan:
The Loreto U16 Gaelic Football team competed in the Ulster Ladies Gaelic Football Final on the 25th of February at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena, Cookstown.  They were competing against Our Lady’s and St. Patrick’s College, Belfast.  The final was a very fast game and the determination of both teams was […]

Match report from Ms Doonan:
Following their victory at the Ulster Camogie Final the Loreto Senior Camogie team competed in the All Ireland Senior Camoige Semi-Final on Friday the 22nd of February. They were competing against Scoil Mhuire, Trim at Trim GAA. The Semi-Final was a very physical game with Scoil Mhuire taking the lead from the […]

Bullseye for Lauren

December 17, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Lauren Gaynor (Athena) Loreto College Cavan who has had a very successful year in Archery. She competed at the EBHC (European Bowhunting Championships) in Italy in July of this year where she won Gold. More recently she competed in the Irish Indoor Open Archery Competition In Dundalk, Co. Louth. Many countries from Europe […]

Our U19 Camogie team, pictured celebrating above with the Roisín McManus shield, won their replay of the Ulster Final this Sunday evening. They beat St Clare’s College, Ballyjamesduff 4-4 to 0-2, and out now through to the All Ireland Semi-final on Saturday 16th February 2013.

The Sports section of the Anglo Celt has plenty of reports on Loreto students’ sports successes this week.
It leads with an long article about the cross country champion Clodagh O’Reilly (3rd Yr). The article is here.On p.26 there is a report on the recent wins by boxer Michaela Gaffney (3rd Yr). And a great […]

Best wishes to all Senior Camogie players and their trainer Ms Fay – they are playing in the Ulster Final on Saturday against St Clare’s College, Ballyjamesduff, making this an all Cavan final. The match is at 2pm in the the 3G Breffni Park, Cavan.
The panel is pictured below: Laura Leddy, Ciara Shalvey, Meghan […]

Paige Conroy (Apollo) writes:
I first became interested in golf when I participated in golf lessons with the school when I was a first year student. Now I have a handicap of 19 which qualified me to play in an all-Ireland competition for under 18’s.This competition was on a links course in Sea Point, Co. Louth. […]

Lisa Smith and Kayleigh McCaffrey (TY) write:
On the 31st of August our TY classes got the opportunity to visit Lough Key to have fun and bond as a year. When we arrived we all lined up to get our harnesses and gloves. We then set of to get the run of what was entailed for […]

Congratulations to the Cavan U-16 Ladies Football team who won the All Ireland final last Saturday. Well done to all the Loreto members of the squad – Rachel Talbot, Hannah Duggan, Shauna Murphy, Niamh O’Shea, Ashling Smith, Roisin Leddy, Rebecca Smith, Caoimhe McDermott, Frida Dolan, Eimear Gallen, Bronach McGovern, Ciara Shalvey, Aidenn Coyle, Paige Conroy, […]

Finally this afternoon (thanks to the weather remaining dry – last year was cancelled due to snow!) the 3rd Yrs had their Sports Afternoon. The Sports Dept organised a full round of challenges and activities, concluding with a fancy dress relay race. It was good fun for all – many thanks to Ms Doonan and […]

Well done to athlete Clodagh O’Reilly (2nd Yr) who is our new All Ireland Champion. To quote the report in Athletics Ireland, she “cruised to victory”, beating a field of 80 runners from all over Ireland last weekend at St Mary’s College, Galway in the Aviva All Ireland Schools’ Cross Country Championships. Clodagh is pictured […]

Pictured here wearing her medal is Michaela (St Ita), who is the Meath championship boxing Gold Medal winner 2012. Michaela is through to the Leinster championships which will take place in the coming weeks, and we all wish her well.

Best Wishes to our Camogie team in the All Ireland Quarter Final match in Ballyconnell this afternoon. Match report to follow.

Ms Doonan (PE Dept) writes:
We want to say a big congratulations to the U16 Camogie team who won the Junior D Ulster Camogie final yesterday. The game was played at Sherry Fields in Armagh against St Benedict’s from Randelstown in Belfast and the full time score was Loreto 4-3 and St Benedict 0-2.
From the […]

Aimée Maguire (TY) writes:
Today the Transition Year students along with our visitng Dutch exchange students from T’Rijks school travelled to Rosnowlagh beach in Donegal to Turf ‘n Surf. Our plan was to try and catch some waves although that didnt quite work out for all of us. On arrival we were given wetsuits and split […]

Building on our successful sporting achievements from last year we have had a very good start this September. Our first year Camogie team entered the Cavan Schools Blitz day on Friday the 23rd of September. This was the team’s first outing and they did very well on the day losing one game and winning three. […]

We wish good luck to the Cavan Ladies GAA Football team who play in the All Ireland Final in Croke Park tomorrow. Special good wishes to all our Past Pupils on the time. Lots of students from our school will be there to support you all!
Details can be found at the LGFA website.

Louisa Briody (TY Monnet) writes:
It was a mild Sunday evening when myself and my family made our way to the Farnham Hotel in Cavan. I felt very nervous yet excited as I was collecting my Dutch student visitor who would be spending the week with me in Ireland. I arrived at the hotel […]

Last night the students from our Comenius partner school, ‘t Rijks, in the Netherlands arrived in Cavan to stay with host families from Transition Year. A very busy week of activities is planned inside and outside our school this week for all Transition Year students and their visitors.

Pictured above are TY Schuman class preparing to […]

Ms McDonnell and Ms Doonan (PE Dept) write:
As a school we have had a very successful year in sport with numerous individual and team victories. As well as the many individual winners we had this year, our team sporting honours this year include Best Overall School at the Loreto Swim Gala, Third Overall School at […]

Rachel Lawlor, Éadaoin O’Reilly & Niamh Fitzsimons write:
Loreto College Cavan competed in the Cavan School’s Sports Day today, 12th April 2011. Every school in Cavan participated in all track and field events. Loreto College Cavan won the over-all girl’s school for the second year running. There was a high standard of athletic ability in all […]

Eadaoin O’Reilly, Sports Prefect writes…
Loreto Cavan came third (out of 15 Loreto schools!) at the National Loreto Sports Day at the Morton Stadium Santry yesterday. 35 representatives (pictured here) travelled with Mc McDonnell and Ms Doonan. We competed in every event and everybody did brilliantly. Our congratulations to Loreto Kilkenny who came first overall and […]

Eadaoin O’Reilly, Sports Prefect writes:
Our First Year Basketball team is pictured in action today in a very closely contested game against Coláiste Oiriall, Monaghan. The final score was Loreto College 34, Colaiste Oiriall 21. Niamh O’Shea was captain. Charlie-Anne Mulligan-Lynch excelled in defence. ‘Player of the Match’ and top scorer was Éadaoin Kellegher.

Congratulations to Leona Maguire, pictured here in the Irish Independent on arriving home with twin sister Lisa and the rest of the team, after winning the Portuguese Amateur Open Golf Championship. Leona was named January Sportswoman of the Month by the Irish Times.

Second year PC classes competed in a Uni-hockey league over first term. All games were played in a great atmosphere of fierce but friendly rivalry, and good fun was had by all participants. Runner-up class was St Hermione, and winning class was St Hannah –  pictured here with their tutor Ms Rogan. […]