Congratulations to Darragh Twomey, Aubane, and Neil O’Leary, Prohus, who were runners-up in the Group Category of the BT Young Scientist Competition at the RDS in Dublin, also getting the Agricultural Innovation prize from Teagasc, and well as the Perrigo Best Biological and Ecological Project. They discovered that the common natural bacteria found in plants, Pseudomonas Fluorescens, could be used to markedly increase the yield of certain barley crops. Both are students at Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk.
As Fr. James McSweeney had earlier today suggested quite a number of projects had been shortlisted and predicted the wonderfully talented Simon Meehan of Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig would win and now has won the overall Young Scientist of the Year. I’ve just been chatting with Fr. James and with Simon’s Dad – Jeremy whom many of us know from his central role in “Bóthar” for many years – and the atmosphere in the background is electric with all the excitement at the RDS venue. Simon Meehan and others will now appear in tonight’s “Late Late Show”. Below are two images showing Winner Simon:And our sincere congratulations to All Students who qualified to appear at this year’s prestigious event – We’re also delighted for Darragh Twomey and his Group of Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk who were presented with many valuable Awards. Below we view Darragh’s Group. Darragh is second from left. (S.R.)
The death has occurred of Matthew Murphy, Minor Row, Millstreet. (Former Teacher of Coláiste Treasa), passed away peacefully on Friday 12th January 2018 in Araglen House, Nursing Home, Boherbue. Dearly beloved Uncle of Geraldine Goggin and her seven sisters. Cherished by his 24 grandnieces and grandnephews, especially Martha, Michelle and Jonathan and his 9 great-grandnieces and nephews especially Rachel, Sean and Eoin, also sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. ‘May He Rest in Peace’.
Lying in Repose at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Saturday, Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Sunday from 6pm to 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon and burial to St. Mary’s Cemetery.