Our Lady’s Templemore visit the Bogathon at Lisduff Adventure Farm.

Our Lady’s Templemore John Paul II Students, together with lots of other 5th years as well as International students took part in a very competitive Bogathon for charity.

It was not for the faint hearted as students represented three different Religion classes, each being identified respectively as the Red team under the leadership of Ms. Amy Quinlan and Ms. Sinead Harding, the Green team under the guidance of Mr. Leamy and the Black team led by Ronan Kinane and Ms. Tina Fogarty. Climbing, crawling, swimming and ploughing through the mud, not to mention but a few tasks. Everyone was light-hearted and supportive of others as team work prevailed, despite the fact that they were sore, cold and unrecognisable with mud. A special applause must go to our international students, who braved the course side by side with the Irish contingent.

It did not matter if they hailed from Italy, Spain, Geneva, Berlin, Sicily, Uruguay, Clonmore or Inch, they were identifiable by their grit and true determination as they faced the unknown.

Many thanks to the support from Martin Bourke and John Egan who represented Mary’s Meals on the day. A special word of thanks to Fr. Vincent Stapleton, who encouraged students all the way on the sideline, especially those from Borrisoleigh.


As part of a John Paul II initiative, the school decided to do a fundraiser for Mary’s Meals, which helps provide funding for school going children in the poorest countries in the world. Our students have been collecting sponsorship for this worthy cause. Thanks to all those who have supported this fundraiser. A sincere word of thanks to Rosaleen at the Bogathon Centre for their very generous donation. Thanks to Mr. Paul Fogarty for all his support at school.

Well done to the Red, Green & Black team. Ye are all winners and great representatives of your families and school too.