Sports facilities include a sports pitch, tennis courts, outdoor basketball court, sports hall multi purpose outdoor facility, Table Tennis Area & mini gym.
See below for details on the Physical Education Programme.
Recent sporting successes include:
The Girls Under 15 Table Tennis Team are currently the All Ireland Champions 2018 and 2017.
Coach Mr. Hutchinson.
Ulster Cup Under 18 Girls Winners 2018
Over 25 athletes represented Monaghan Collegiate School at the Antrim Forum in Belfast, with many students surpassing their personal best. In the winners circle were Emma O’Hanlon Geary 1500 m. steeple chase Senior girls, who has achieved a place in the Ulster Final late May. Timothy Nelson achieved Silver in the 100 m Senior Boys Track race. He also won silver in the Senior Boys Long Jump with Thomas McAdam winning Gold in the Intermediate boys Long Jump.
All Ireland Senior Basketball Finalists 2018.
Emma Geary gained a Bronze Medal in the All Ireland Clubs Track and Field competition 2016. She was chosen for the Ulster Endurance Squad and cam second in the Ulster Schools’ Steeple Chase and has represented Ulster at the Tailteann Games 2016.
Kirsty Nesbitt represented Ireland in the Ireland Acrobatics Under 16 Team 2016.
The P.E. Curriculum (new syllabus) Years 1 –3
Area of Study:
Pupils participate in:
Invasion games: Soccer,Basketball, Olympic Handball, Unihoc & Rugby.
Net games: Badminton, Table tennis & Volleyball,
Health Related Activities.
Head of Physical Education is Mr. George Dugdale.
The Transition Year Curriculum
Transition Year pupils become more responsible for their own learning. Pupils choose from the following modules.
Golf lessons, Horse riding, Swimming, Fitness Training, Self defence & Dance.
MCS Basketball Teams have been “B” and “C” Ulster Champions and All Ireland Finalists.
Coach Mr. Dugdale.
Contact the School office for recent successes.
All Ireland Winners 2018 – photo pending.
The Junior and Senior Table Tennis Teams have been extremely successful
Currently the Girls Under 15’s are the All Ireland Winners 2017 and 2018
with in-house and inter-school competitions. Coach Mr. Hutchinson.
Girls Under 15 Winners March 2017.
Boys Under 13 Ulster Winners 2017.
2013 Ulster League Winners, Ulster Cup Winners & All Ireland Cup Runners Up
Minor Boys Runners Up, Dylan Scott Ulster Individual Under 15 Champion
2012 Ulster Cup Champions & All Ireland Runner Up 2011 Ulster & All Ireland under 15 Table Tennis winners
2011 Ulster League winners under 14
2010 Ulster Under 13 & Under 19 Champions & All Ireland Bronze Winners;
2009 Ulster Cup Winners Under 13 Boys ;
Minor Boys Ulster Schools League Winners;
2009 Under 19 Ulster Schools Cup Runners UP
Recent success information is available from the School Office.
Jamie Fawcett U 13 Individual Ulster Schools Championships;
Dylan Scott U 13 Bronze Medal Individual Ulster Schools Championships;
Warren Stewart U 19 Bronze Medal in the Individual Ulster Category.
2008 Ulster Senior Cup Runners Up.
2007 Ulster League Champions Under 14.
2006 Irish Under 15 Table-Tennis Runners Up and Ulster Champions.
Monaghan Collegiate Boys Rugby boasts Past Pupil Robert Pollock who represented Ireland at International Level in 2001 to 2003 and a keen interest in Rugby still remains in the School.
Previously on the Ulster Under 16 Development Squad were: Dean Wilson, Stuart Allen, Mark Allen & David McConkey.
Malcolm Allister has represented The Ulster Junior Team in the Inter Provincial Series over recent years. In 2010 Leaving Certificate pupils Dwayne McMahon, Warren Brown, Christopher Harrison & Ashley Hawthorne were on the Ulster Under 17’s Regional Squad.
The school has won the Ulster School 17’s, Pollock Cup & Under 14 School Blitz.
The teams are professionally trained by Mr. David McGregor, IRFU Development Squad and given every opportunity to participate in regional competitions.
Monaghan Collegiate Girls Rugby were winners of the G 7 Schools Plate at the Aviva Stadium in April 2016. Further details available from the School Office.
The School Team has experienced much success in recent years, winning the Killossery Inter Schools League in 2012/2013. Also ranking high with teams in the Inter-School Competitions in 2011 & 1st Place at the Inter Schools League in Millbrook October 2010, 2009 & 5th Place Balmoral Interschool League October 2010. Individual Winner Rebecca Brown 2010. The Team has also achieved 3rd & 4th place rankings at recent Inter School Events. 1st Place at the Irish Schools Horse Trials in 2008, achieved 3rd Place in the Irish Schools Horse Trials in 2006. The school acknowledges the support of the Parents/guardians in co-ordinating participation at team & individual events.
Coach Mr. Pollock.
2011/2012 Futsol League competitors.
2010/ 2011 Under 18’s & Under 16’s Ulster Schools League competitors.
2009/2010 Under 18’s Won Ulster Schools League for Cavan/Monaghan
2009/2010 Under 18’s Regional Cup Competition
2008/2009 Futsol Soccer Competition Winners, Ulster Champions & All-Ireland Finalists
2007/08 Under 14 ‘A ‘& ‘B’ League ~ Cavan/Monaghan Cup Winners
2007 – Ulster Senior ‘B’ Cup Semi Finalists
Under 14 Cavan/Monaghan ‘A’ & ‘B’ Champions
2006 – Ulster Senior ‘B’ League Runners Up
Ulster Cup Semi Finalists
2004 – Cavan/Monaghan Regional Senior ‘B’ League Winners
Ulster League Senior ‘B’ Runners up
Coaches Mr. Pollock, Mr. Hutchinson &
Evening Study operates after school from 4.05 pm to 6.30 pm, three evenings a week in the current academic year. Easter Study and Saturday study in April and May is also available.
Scripture Union meetings are held weekly during lunchtime in the Library. Visiting guest speakers are invited to attend. An annual Scripture Union Weekend also takes place. Co-ordinators Mrs. Wendy Sloan, & Mr. Johnston Reid.
Mr. Lovett and Ms. Hollinger also assist with Scripture Union.
Throughout the School Year there will be opportunity to participate in other School activities details of which will be issued to pupils during the school year.
We also have a keen Debating Team and School Newsletter Club.
Co-ordinators Mr. Reid & Ms. McPhillips.
Coaches Ms.Clarke & Ms. Glynn.
Running club is held on a Thursday at lunch time where we do long distance running, many students run 5k in the time we have, we time each time and try and beat the time each week.
We had success at our first competition Autumn 2016 with two medals being awarded. Emma Geary won a bronze medal in the 2000m steeplechase at the District D cross country competition. Ryan Corley won a medal for 5th place in the 1500m cross country. We have participated in various races for in 2017/2018(updates pending).
Congratulations to Emma Geary, who has had a very successful year 2017:
• Silver medal in the 2000m steeplechase at the clubs Ulster track and field championships
• Bronze medal in the 2000m steeplechase clubs all Ireland track and field competition
• 8th in Ulster clubs cross country, which qualified her for the clubs all Ireland cross-country championships
• 17th out of a field of 70 in the schools Ulster cross country Championships, narrowly missing out of qualifying for the All-Irelands
• Selected for 2016/2017 Ulster endurance squad
• Emma received a County Monaghan Athletic board award for achievements in 2016
Junk Kouture, Plays and mini company activities Transition Year See News items for further details on successes in this area. Further details available from Mrs. Rowntree.
Co-Ordinator Ms. Murnaghan.
The school has had excellent success in the Enterprise Awards over the last 5 years under the direction of Ms. Joanne Murnaghan.
The 17/18 academic year successfull candidates were:
Megan Allister and Matthew Wallace achieved 3rd Place in the Enterprise Awards held in Spring 2018.
The 16/17 academic year successful candidates were:
Student Enterprise County Finals, Social Media Sward, “Drone Media” Team members Daragh McGuinness and Joshua Hill.
Student Enterprise County Finals Senior Category, 1st Place “Bake in a Jar”. Team members Rebekah Greer, Megan Smith and Kerri Dickson.
We have had teams successfully complete over the past 6 years under the watchful eye of their co-ordinator Ms. Creighton.
February 2018 – Three teams were placed to the Regional Finals of the Junk Kouture competition 2018.
April 2018 – One team went through to the National Finals in Dublin. See Article in the News Section.
February 2017 – Four teams were place to Regional Level.
April 2017 – two teams went through to the National Finals in Dublin. See Article in the News Section.
School Choir and School Band
The School Choir perform at major school functions: Back to School Service, Prize Day, Carol Service, Easter Service and other key occasions as they occur. Co-ordinators Ms. Glynn, Mrs. Sloan & Mr. Lovett.
The School has been fortunate to receiving funding from the Ulster Scots Agency in January 2017 towards musical instruments and tutorship from Keith Lyttle in the tin whistle and fiddle since September 2016. The Band have performed at recent school events.