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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


Video – 2013 Black n’ Amber Day Celebrations


Liam Drops By…… October 2015

Last Friday, October 16th, our school yard was a sea of black n’ amber. There was a great buzz around the school as all the children at St. Mary’s gathered excitedly to welcome the Liam McCarthy cup, which was proudly brought by Michael Fennelly, Kieran Joyce and our own local hero Jojo Farrell. The three champs showed great patience signing autographs and posing for
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Sarah Barcoe Plays at Croke Park! August 2015

Sarah Barcoe was picked to represent the school and play at half time of the All Ireland Semi-Final between Kerry and Tyrone on August 23rd.  The team was made up of other girls from all over Ireland representing their schools along with the President of GAA Aogán Ó Fearghaoil, President of Cumman na mBunschoil Mairead O’Callaghan, President of INTO Emma Dineen and President of
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2015 Girl’s Camogie Tournament

(Written by Sarah Alyward and Laura Challoner) We played a camogie tournament on Saturday September 12th in Danesfort. We played four matches and we won them all. We played Kilmacow, Callan, the Village and Dicksboro in the final. We won the cup! We were delighted. When we returned to school, the team brought the cup from class to class. It was so much fun.
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Black and Amber Day, September 2015

The very best of luck to the Kilkenny hurling team on Sunday. Go on the Cats! [Show as slideshow] .


Active Schools Week, May 2015

(written by Dearbhail O’ Reilly) Two weeks ago we had ‘Active Schools Week’ at St. Mary’s. All the classes in the school participated and we all worked hard to run 42 Km. Each day different classes ran around the pitch for as long as they could. Each class recorded their efforts on the ‘Active Week’ noticeboard. By the end of the week we had
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