The whole College family mourns the tragic loss of our young Malachian, Noah Donohoe.
Noah embraced fully all aspects of school life. He was an active and prominent member of the Music Department, and as a talented young cellist, Noah was able to enhance the lives of his fellow performers and also many an audience. He was a natural leader who led by example. His caring nature, calm demeanour and big smile were some of his great gifts that helped others do their best. He was also a keen basketball and rugby player both in and out of school. He has been described as the perfect gentleman who was also able to show a genuine competitive spirit on the court. One of his teachers and coach said that Noah had a heart of a lion being able to express himself on the pitch, shouting, laughing and having fun with his friends whilst in class he was normally measured and modest.
In his short three years at St Malachy’s, Noah received much recognition and numerous awards for his contribution and dedication to College life. These include “The Spirit of the College Award”, full attendance, class prizes and UK Maths Challenge success.
The College has been blessed to have had such an outstanding student and person as a most valued member of our family, one who was already exhibiting the characteristics of a true Malachian, finding and doing his best by living our motto “Gloria ab intus”. We know that Noah was always immensely proud to represent the College and we benefitted greatly from his talents, presence, participation and warm personality.
We are all deeply saddened at Noah’s passing away, and we offer prayers for and support to his mother, Fiona, family members, friends and also his extended family – all of us associated with St Malachy’s College. Noah will always be a treasured member of our Malachian family.
May Noah rest in peace.