Six Monaghan girls, including Arlene Ní Ghiolla Chomhail – a second year student in Coláiste Oiriall, clinched third place in the Celtic Cup recently in the University of Ulster, Jordanstown. Arlene formed part of a trio with Diane Deery and Aisling McGuirk and along with another trio of Daisy Monaghan, Meave Monaghan and Shannon Hughes represented Ireland in the international gymnastics competition. Arlene and her companions specialised in acrobatics.
A plethora of teams competed in the Celtic Cup including teams from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Arlene’s team had already beaten off strong competition at trials in Carlow to win through to the international event which was held on 17th March. Déanann an scoil comhghairdeas le hArlene agus a cuid cairde agus molann muid go mór é. Tá muid iontach brodúil asat, Arlene.