Congratulations to the schools Junior Footballers who captured the schools first ever South Leinster A title against St. Peters of Wexford. St. Mary's were the better team through out this contest but couldn't seem to put St. Peters away until the very end of the game. St. Mary's held on for a 1 point win thanks to some very strong performances from this fine team. This was a very difficult game to play and St. Mary's rose to the challenge and were determined not to lose. Credit must go the all the management and the team and we wish them the very best of luck in the Semi Final of Leinster against the Dublin Champions.
Tomorrow the 27th of January sees our Under 16 boys take on St. Peters of Wexford in the South Leinster A Final. The game will be played in Eire Og GAA grounds in Carlow at 1.30pm. The school would like to wish all involved the very best of luck. This is the schools first South Leinster A final and we hope all goes well tomorrow.
After a successful week last week for our Under 14 Footballers our Under 16s have followed suit and booked a final spot. The Junior boys football team took on reigning All Ireland junior champions Good Counsel of New Ross in the South Leinster A Football Semi final on Tuesday in Athy GAA.
They progressed through a hard fought game to win on a scoreline of 2:11 to 0:10.
They will now face Wexford opposition again in the South Leinster final where they will take on St Peter's College. Date and venue to be confirmed.
Congratulations to our Under 14 boy's football team for the comprehensive victory over St Kieran's, Kilkenny in the Leinster final on Friday, January 15th. Our lads were magnificent against a very good St Kieran's winning by 13 points. The team played with passion and determination in a very mature display. Congrats to Mr Costello, Mr G McDonnell, team captain Cathal Moran and all of the lads team for a great success. Our name goes on the cup for only the second time. The last St Mary's team to have their name on the cup (in 2010) went on to win the Senior ALL Ireland. So no pressure lads!
Thanks to St Kieran's for their sportsmanship and thie kind words in defeat
The school would like to thank Trish Gill and the management at the Hamlet Court Hotel for their continued support of football in our school.
The Hamlet Court Hotel have generously sponsored warm up tops for this year's Junior Football panel.
Pictured are members of the Junior panel, Team management, Principal Rob Halford and Trish Gill of the Hamlet Court Hotel.
The junior team take on reigning All Ireland junior champions Good Counsel New Ross in the South Leinster Semi final this Tuesday (the 19th) in Athy GAA at 12:45.
Next Tuesday the schools Under 16 footballers also play in a crucial South Leinster Semi - Final. The lads will be playing Good Counsel of Wexford. As with the Under 14 game the venue is yet to be confirmed but as soon as we have word we will pass it on. The team are unbeaten in championship and we hope they continue this form next week.
Also this week we have our girls under 19 basketball team competing in the All - Ireland Play Off round versus Carrick On Shannon Community School in Carrick at 2pm. The girls have had another great year and we hope that they continue this form on Thursday. the school wishes them all the very best.
Our Under 14 Boys will play in the Leinster B Final this Friday against St. Kierans of Kilkenny. The lads have already picked up the North Leinster Title and we all wish them the very best of luck in their quest to win on Friday. At the moment the venue is still to be confirmed but the time of the game is 12.30 pm. As soon as the venue is confirmed we will let you know.
The 3rd year computer class of Ree and Ennel received another of their computing certificates from the Commercial Examining Board of Dublin. This time the students completed the Intermediate PowerPoint Exam and all who took the exam passed with all getting outstanding results. This is their third exam they have completed from CEB and we hope to complete many more before the year ends.
Yesterday was a significant day for St. Mary's as it was the first time the schools ladies rugby team came together to train. In total 40 girls between 1st and 2nd year trained after school under the guidance of Patsy Gorman from Leinster and Edenderry RFC. We hope these numbers continue to train and play competitively soon.