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St Mary’s Active Week Montage, June 2020

Dear parents / guardians, Please find below a link to the Active School Week montage, it lasts around seven minutes.  You can see the joy the children got from being so active. Thank you for embracing the activities and for sending in photos. (If you cannot view the video directly in your browser, you can download this video  by clicking the download icon on
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Girls’ and Boys’ Shield Final Medal Presentation, December 2019

Country Cup Champions The boys’ Gaelic football team won the Country Cup football final against Clara before Christmas on a scoreline of 5-6 to 1-4. This means the school is the holder of the Hurling and Gaelic football country cups, a feat that doesn’t happen too often. There is a match report and photo in this week’s Kilkenny People on p.50. The Girls’ Gaelic
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Schools Futsall Competition, Nov 2019

Well done to the fourth class girls who took part in the Schools Futsall Competition in the Watershed. The girls played very well in their three matches, against KSP, Bunscoil McAuley Rís and the Gael Scoil.

St Mary’s Receive a 5 Star Centre Flag, Nov 2019

Yesterday there was huge excitement in St Mary’s as we received our GAA 5 Star Centre Flag. This recognises our commitment to our national games in classes and in school.  For more information you can visit https://learning.gaa.ie/5Star


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The Final of the Lunchtime Leagues

(written by Richard Forristal and Roman Connolly) The hurling league final commenced at 9:45am with a thrilling start from Ciarán Coone’s team getting lots of great chances, some ending up as goals. Óisín’s team get the first goal with the ball hit down to the forwards but the goalkeeper, Colin O’ Neill, controlling the ball on his hurl and Roman Connolly coming in and whalloping
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Active School Week at St Mary’s N.S. 2018

St Mary’s participated in Active School Week from April 23rd – April 27th, with an extra day added (tomorrow April 30th) as a result of poor weather conditions last Monday. The focus of our ASW programme was on FUN and PARTICIPATION. It’s an ideal opportunity to introduce young people and their families to new ways of being active, both during the school day and in
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Cumann na mBunscoil, Kilkenny Handball, Jan 2018

Last Friday, 26th January, a number of children from St Mary’s competed in the Cumann na mBunscoil handball championships in O’ Loughlin’s Kilkenny and were very successful too! U-13 Boys Singles (Winner) David Holden U-13 Boys Doubles, Cian Farrell and Éanna O’ Keeffe U-13 Boys Double (Runner up) Oísín Farrell and Cian Doherty U-13 Girls Doubles (Winners) Katie Jordon and Aoibhe Ryan U-11 Girls
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Cumann a mBunscoil under 11 Roinn A winners

The St. Mary’s under 11 team beat Clara in the final of the Roinn A hurling league on Wednesday, June 14th at Larchfield. After a long season in which the boys went undefeated, they took home the cup in style with a strong win over a very fine Clara team.  Congratulations to all the boys and a huge thank you to all the parents
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Under 13 Cumann na mBunscoil Handball

Well done to Kyle Jordan, winner of the under 13 singles and Conor Holden and Sean O’Keefe, runners up under 13 doubles.  

Under 11 Cumann na mBunscoil A Handball Champions!!!

Well done to our Under 11 Cumann na mBunscoil A champions Aoibhe Ryan, Katie Jordan, Eanna O’Keefe and Alex Begley who played at O’ Loughlin’s GAA today, January 23rd. They did our school proud.

GAA Go Games at Dunmore Pitch, June 2016

  Ms Murphy’s and Ms Tyrrell’s 3rd class participated in GAA Go Games at the pitch in Dunmore on June 2nd. Children from schools in Mullinavat and Ballyhale also attended on the day. Go Games are small-sided versions of Hurling and Gaelic Football which have been devised for children up to and including 11 years of age. The event was extremely well organised and all
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Anna Cass-cades Down the Liffey to Victory, May 2016

(Written by Anna Cass) The Junior Liffey Decent is a huge race for kayakers. We started the race at the Salmon Leap Canoe Club in Co. Kildare. We kayaked 11.5 Km, over 4 weirs and 1 portage to finish over an hour later at Chapelizod in Dublin. I was the first home in the Under 15’s girls’ category.

Winners of the School Leagues, 2015

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