Media Club Review

This year my school, under the guidance of Mrs Blaney, introduced a Senior Media Club for students from Year 12.  I thought it offered a great opportunity and decided to join.

Many other students joined in too and we started to plan a project to advertise our school. Both groups made a Microsoft Photostory advertisement and our primary aim, was to create a fair, accurate and honest account of life in St. Killian’s College.

To make sure we created the best possible product, we planned exactly what we wanted to put into the film, and we did this using storyboards and a script. Once the photographs were taken and uploaded them, we put them into an order that would allow us to tell a story. Then, we wrote a script that we could record as a voice-over to our film. (The real task here was in ensuring that the images matched what we were saying.

When the two projects were complete, the School Principal; Mr Brady, Vice Principals; Mrs McKay and Mr McIlwaine,Head of Year 12; Miss Berry, and a well-known BBC sports-news reader; Mark Sidebottom,came to watch the final products. In the end, they were very impressed by the amount of time we had given up to make our advertisements as the Media Club runs during lunch (allowing us very little time).

The whole Media Club put a lot of effort into the projects and everyone contributed to the process by making everything work and by honouring the deadlines set.

I think that the Media Club is very worthwhile and a great opportunity for anyone interested in Media or getting into a job in this field.


East Antrim Schools Cup Winners

East Antrim Schools FA Cup

East Antrim Schools FA Cup Final Under 14

St Killian’s College Garron Tower 3 – 1 Edmund Rice College Glengormley

The Year 10 soccer team completed a fantastic week for St Killian’s College by winning the EASFA under 14 Cup – the first time it has come to the Garron Tower campus.

East Antrim Schools Cup Winners

It followed initial successes for the camogie team in the Fontenoys’ Cup final and for the under 16 Gaelic team in the Faul Cup.

The Year 10s and Edmund Rice played out an entertaining final with St Killian’s running out comfortable 3-1 winners.  The opening exchanges signalled that this would be a physical battle with neither side willing to give up possession easily.  Both sides had chances early on but the respective goalkeepers were up to the challenge, particularly Patrick Abram who not for the first time this season kept St Killian’s in the game.

St Killian’s opted for a fairly defensive set up with five along the back.  The two central defenders Sean McMullan and Paul Rodgers dealt with everything that came their way with both wing backs, Fergus McCambridge and Kieran McCormick linking up well with the midfield.  Chris Guiller, playing as a sweeper broke up play very effectively and was instrumental in starting attacks.

The St Killian’s central midfield partnership of captain Dano Scozzari and Jonathan McManus won their battle in this area of the pitch and Edmund Rice found it difficult to get a foothold in the game as the ball was moved quickly out to the wingers Harry Kilgore and Corey Beggs who were a constant menace.

The first St Killian’s goal came from a typically strong run from Dylan McLaughlin who crossed the ball for Jonathan McManus to smash home.  St Killian’s were more relaxed in their play and generally controlled the tie up until half-time.

Edmund Rice came out for the second half really invigorated and it was not a huge surprise when Martin Reilly hit the equaliser after 8 minutes of the second half.  However St Killian’s were quick to respond and they were back in control within 4 minutes, with Dylan McLaughlin and Jonathan McManus linking up for McManus to slot home his second.

St Killian’s then scored a third to put the match beyond doubt and it was the same partnership that had caused havoc in the Edmund Rice’s defence all day, combining for McManus to complete his hat trick.

St Killian’s : Patrick Abram, Paul Rodgers, Chris Guiller, Corey Beggs, Kieran McCormick, Cathal McDonnell, Fergus McCambridge, Gaetano Scozzari, Marc McKinstry, Harry Kilgore, Dylan McLaughlin, Jonathan McManus, Sean McMullan, Ben O’Boyle.

Peace 3 Project

On Monday 28thNovember we accompanied Mrs Kane, Mrs Cosgrove and our fellow students from Larne High and Roddensvale School

Peace 3on what was to be an eventful journey around Belfast. Over the past three years we have been studying cultural and heritage awareness. On this occasion we visited various key destinations in the city including Stormont, the Ship Yard, The Odyssey Arena, The Titanic Quarter and much more. We travelled in a large double decker bus and had the privilege of having a personal tour guide to enlighten us on the historical and political features of each area.

We went on to explore the most affected parts of Belfast during the troubles including the Europa which was bombed 28 times, Sandy Row, Shankhill Road and the Falls Road. We also saw the famous murals. The most memorable part of our trip was signing the Peace wall. To end the day we were treated to a trip to the Continental Market at Belfast City hall. We tasted food from different countries. It was a great experience and a trip we will never forget.

By Rachael O Boyle, Laura O Boyle & Aoife Walsh