24 Hour Spinathon a massive success!


Spinning on a bicycle for more than twenty minutes is a challenge for most people, but what about keeping it going for twenty-four hours?  Well, that was the challenge undertaken by the pupils, staff, parents and community of St Paul’s in a huge whole-school effort to raise awareness and much needed funds for local cancer charities.

Organised by Head of Year 10, Mr Bill Geoghegan, and supported by his team of St Paul’s Spinners, the student foyer was transformed into a spinning studio for twenty-four hours as the team went hell for leather to keep spinning through the school day, into the night, and back again into the next day.  Mr Geoghegan and his team were blown away by the support given to the initiative and are so grateful to everyone who spun, supported or just called in to wish the effort well.

Principal, Mr Jarlath Burns, paid a special tribute to the dedication of Bill Geoghegan in conceiving the idea of a 24-hour spinathon and putting into action a major milestone in St Paul’s history.

You can see some of the photos from the twenty-four hour Spinathon below.

IMG_0576Pictured above is Mrs Roisin Mulgrew (local councillor), Mr Daire Hughes (outgoing Mayor of Newry and Mourne District Council), Mr Jarlath Burns (Principal), Mr Mickey Brady (Newry and Armagh MLA) and Mr Bill Geoghegan (Organiser)


 Pictured above is Mr Aaron Burns (Linfield FC), Mr Bill Geoghegan (Organiser), Blaise McKnight (Head Boy), Mr Simon Best (Ireland international rugby player), Mr Jarlath Burns (Principal), Mr Albert Maguire (Principal of Bessbrook Primary School) and pupils from Bessbrook Primary School

IMG_0569Prinicpal Mr Jarlath Burns pictured with Linfield player Mr Aaron Burns

See below for a selection of photos from the Spinathon. View our twitter page to see more photos. 


What a great idea, well done to everyone!

by John Campbell on 02/04/2015 at 10:35 pm #

A fantastic fundraising event. Well done to Bill Geoghan and all involved. Has anyone got anything that’s good for blisters?

by Patrick Mc Avoy on 03/04/2015 at 12:08 am #

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