Thursday, 22 December 2016

Christmas Party

Some photos above of our Christmas Party yesterday in the centre.  A big thanks to Denyse and staff for providing a delicious Chrismas dinner and to Danny and Steve for organising such a fun quiz.  It was a brilliant party!  Well done to all who won prizes and hope ye all have a lovely Christmas.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Merry Christmas

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

Trainees Shoe Boxes for Globe House.  Thanks to all the trainees for taking part in the shoe box appeal.  

Monday, 19 December 2016

Christmas Cakes

Trainees and Katie doing some festive sugar craft icing on the Christmas cakes today

Mindfulness Session

Trainees attending Mindfulness Session with John Graham last Friday

Lads Active Final Session for the year

The lads active group finished off the year with a basketball session in the Sports Complex, Cleveragh.  In the session the lads practiced the skills which they learned in previous sessions and finished off with an enjoyable game.  Thanks to their coach Chris Donaghy.  Well done to all the lads who have taken part in lads active all year.

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Christmas Dinner in Sligo CTC

St Vincent De Paul - Food Appeal 2016

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Sligo CTC v Ballinode PLC

Sligo CTC were playing Ballinode PLC on 24th November on the astro pitch at the showgrounds.  It turned out to be a very one sided game with Sligo CTC been too strong for their opponents. It was a chance for a lot of trainees to play and all 20 players played a minimum of 40 minutes on the day which will be of great benefit to them going forward. We will play Ballinode senior school team in the coming weeks which will be a good test for the Sligo CTC team. 

Squad for the match: Karl Mc Donagh, Graham Irwin, Corey Conlon, Adam Cunningham, Christopher Fowley, Aaron Jinks, Bradley Fowley, Fiach O'Connor, Romano O'Kane, Andre Mills, Thomas Myers, Maija Matuka, Sanita Bruzite, Cori Gorevan, Aaron Mills, Brandon Smith, Jonathan Kaniki, Patrick Gilmartin, Brandon O'Neil, Stanley Harte. 

Goal scorers: Bradley Fowley x 3, Karl McDonagh x 2, Aaron x 2, Andre Mills x 2, Thomas Myers x 1, Aaron Jinks x 1, Stanley Harte x 1.

Some photos above of the match

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Monday, 12 December 2016

Stand Up LGBT Awareness Day and Rainbow Breakfast

Catering trainees doing some colourful baking and preparing fruit for the "Rainbow Breakfast" last Friday.

Some pictures above of LGBT Stand Up Awareness Week.
Thanks to our guest speakers Niki and Irene and to all the trainees for their support and involvement. 

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Frosty Morning in Sligo

Some beautiful photos taken by Janell by the Garovogue River on a foggy frosty morning last week

Girl's Active - Week Six - Basketball

The Girl's Active group played basketball at the Sports Complex.They really enjoyed this very active and fun session.Well done to all trainees that took part and thanks to Chris Donaghy the Instructor.

Lad's Active - Mountain Biking

This week saw eight trainees from the lads active group partake in mountain biking under the guidance of Warner and William from Northwest Adventure Tours. This was a challenging and thoroughly enjoyable activity taking in the magnificent scenery of Cairns Wood and views of the surrounding area.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Sligo Homeless Appeal

Girls Active - Week Five - Union Wood Walk

As part of girls active last week the girls went for a guided walk by Warner and William in Union Wood. Union Wood is a large area of mixed forestry located between Collooney, Ballygawley and Ballisodare and provides a wonderful amenity for Sligo. The wood provides a range of walking opportunities through diverse woodland as well as access to Union Rock and its wonderful panorama of the North West of Ireland.  This was a very enjoyable experience for the group.

Lad's Active - Basketball

Last Wednesday the Lad's Active group played basketball at the Sports Complex. They really enjoyed this very active and tough session. Well done to all trainees that took part and thanks to Chris Donaghy the Instructor.

Monday, 5 December 2016


Sanita and Maija from sports participated in the Do-a-Duathlon organised by Sligo Sports and Recreation Partnership last Friday and both did really well! In fact Sanita was the first girl to finish! They ran 3km, cycled 6km and then ran another 1.5km in Cleveragh Park, Sligo. Well done to Sanita and Maija. What a wonderful achievement!

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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

College Awareness Week 2016 in the MLETB Training Centre

We had a very informative and interesting visit to the MSLETB Training Centre in Sligo last Wednesday.  We had a tour of the centre and had demos and talks on the different apprenticeships, traineeships and courses available.  Thanks to Henry and staff for facilitating the tour and for the lovely refreshments afterwards!

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Lad's Active - Piloxing

Yesterday the Lad's Active group went to the Sports Complex to take part in Piloxing which is the blends of power and speed of boxing with dance moves and flexibility of pilates. Thanks to Charlene Carty who was the coach.

Girls Active - Week Four - Gymnastics

Yesterday the girls active group went to the Sports Complex to do gymnastics. We tried out lifting, team work and handstands. Thanks to Kate Frahill for a fun session!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Anti-Littering Mural Final Piece

What is our mural about?
Our mural is made up of two images.
A large bin and a bird.
The bin is to represent the message of
keeping our centre clean and binning
our litter.
The bird painting is filled with images from
Doorly Park and it symbolizes our green environment.
Within the image of the bird we can see
trees, clean water, blues skies, animals, birds and insects.

Anti-Littering Mural Wall Piece Progress

 Catherine and the trainees working on the mural wall piece yesterday.

Litter Pick

Yesterday the trainees did a clean up walk around the centre and the local area.  We focused around the CTC which is situated between Doorly Park and the Sports Complex.  Thanks to all the trainees and staff who helped out!

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Sligo CTC Anti-litter Posters

Anti-litter Poster designed by Emily

Anti-litter Poster designed by Stephen
Anti-litter Poster designed by Eryka

Anti-litter Poster designed by Katie

Anti-litter Poster designed by Beatrice