Meitheal GroupMeitheal Group 2015/2016 What is Meitheal?Meitheal is a youth leadership programme organised by the Kildare and Leighlin diocese.This is the third year the Meitheal programme has been run in Heywood Community School.Ten trained sixth year students are the Meitheal leaders. They take care of a first year class with whom they meet on their first day in Heywood.The leaders help the first years settle in and meet with them regularly throughout the year. Activities and events for the first years are organised by the Meitheal leaders.The first years get the opportunity to discuss any problems or issues they may have in the school. The chaplain of the school, Miriam Kelly, provides a link between the Meitheal leaders and the school management.Who are the Meitheal Leaders?The Meitheal leaders are chosen at the end of fifth year and they complete a week of training during the summer. A vibrant team spirit is created and the group try to pass this onto the first years through their work with them.Meitheal Group 2015-2016 Lisa DalySiobhán QuigleyCiara FarrellHannah LonerganDiarmuid McGowanSarah HammEva WullichJessica QuinnEdmund WaltonShane CahillPast Groups:Meitheal Group 2014-2015 Ciara LynchAideen LawlorMichael NashFintan BrennanKaren PhelanTheresa CostelloElizabeth KeyesDaniel GoodeJack SwayneBrian Glennon Meitheal Group 2013-2014 Sandra KeeganMarie PhelanRoisin McDonaldAoibhinn O SullivanSharon KellyRoisin MaloneNoelle MurphyPhilip WaltonDaniel DelaneyEvan LaddMeitheal Group 2012-2013 Leanne Wall Declan Fennell Mary O’ Keeffe Andrew Bonham Alison Guinan Michael Kirkman Kerri-Ann O’ Grady Jack Delaney Laura Delaney Annemarie Sinnott The Meitheal Team of 2011-2012Kevin Walsh, Lucy Dwyer, Sinéad O’Callaghan, Shannon Reid, David McElwaine, Niamh Delaney, Sarah Hosey, Martin Scully, Clodagh McCartney & Jane Ruddy. The team works together to make Heywood an enjoyable place for all. The Meitheal team meet regularly with the first yearsThe first years are given the opportunity to take part in fun games organised by the Meitheal group.