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Our Mercy Angus girls Ciara Smith, Amy Everard, Katie Tully, Francesca McKenna and Saidhbh Gaffney-Bent hosted a cheque presentation and raffle in the school on the evening of Thursday 5th December.

The girls have been rearing their Angus beef calves for the past year, and have been busy promoting their project nationally at agricultural fairs, Bloom 2019, the National Ploughing Championships and The Late Late Show.

As part of their project, they organised a raffle in association with Tesco Ireland to raise funds for our ill teacher, Aisling Brady. Our winner was announced last night, when Aisling and her parents Antoinette and Terry were presented with a cheque for €4769 by the girls.

Their project, entitled ‘Women in Agriculture’ is part of the Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools’ Competition. Created by the Irish Angus Producer Group, ABP and Kepak, the competition challenges students to rear five Irish Angus calves for beef production.

Well done done our Mercy Angus girls on their hard work, dedication and compassion.