Semfriends 2008 – 2010

Cairde Mhic Chairthinn / Semfriends 09/10

The Cairde Mhic Chairthinn / Semfriends scheme continues to provide invaluable support to the school. This year the Cairde scheme has helped further update the schools I.C.T. infrastructure  as well as make improvements to the floodlighting of the school’s playing fields and running track. Drainage work has commenced on the senior field and the erection of ball stop netting is to be in place by the end of January. It is hoped that work on the development of the school’s handball courts will begin in February. The school is indebted to everyone who has contributed to this scheme and a board with the names of all those who have contributed will be erected after Christmas.

Semfriends Scheme 08/09

Past pupils, teachers, parents and friends of the College continue to generously join the Cairde Mhic Chairthinn Scheme. As a result of monies invested in the scheme this year saw the continued investment in the school’s I.T. infrastructure with data projectors installed in a number of rooms throughout the school.

Launch of Sem Friends in Croke Park


St. Macartan’s at Croke Park.


St. Macartan’s College Past Pupils from the greater Dublin, Meath, Louth and Kildare regions met in the hospitality suite section of Croke Park on Thursday last to hear about the plans for the further development of the sports, arts and IT facilities at their Alma Mater. The meeting was opened by college principal Mr. Raymond Mc Hugh who outlined details of development work undertaken over recent years which saw the upgrading of Science laboratories, woodwork rooms, DCG rooms, language support and learning support rooms as well as the opening of a new Music room. Mr. Mc Hugh also outlined the current plans for the next phase in the College’s development. Chairman of the Board of Management Fr. Shane Mc Caughey spoke of the generosity shown to the College by the people of North Monaghan and beyond since the first students were welcomed there in 1848. He stated that the Board of Management at St. Macartan’s makes no apology for once again calling on the generosity of parents, Past Pupils and friends of the College to help provide the best possible facilities for the students who attend St. Macartans. Project co-ordinator and recently retired Deputy Principal Mr. Vincent Lee outlined how it is intended to fund the plans while past pupil Mr. Hugh Mohan spoke warmly about the contribution made by the College to the lives of those who have been educated there. Concluding the event Ard Stiúrthoir Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Mr Paraic Duffy welcomed those present to Croke Park and wished the project every success.