Sponsored Walk 2015

Sincere thank you to all who made our sponsored Walk such a huge success. We raised €6,300 for the school.


On Friday 17th April 2105, Scoil Mhuire girls competed in the Meath Secondary School Track & Field competition in Claremont Stadium, Navan. The girls competed in various events, and for some of them it was their first T&F Competition. Approximately 10 Secondary Schools from Meath and Westmeath participated in the Competition from the ages of U14 to U19 years of age. Scoil Mhuire had some great performances and came home with 12 medals including the Relay medals.

Olivia Gonsalves won the U14 Minor Long Jump with a jump of 4.35m, and also won the 500m very comfortably. Hannah Gilligan ran very well to get 2nd in the U15 Junior1,500m race. Sarah Ennis came 1st in the U15 Junior High Jump with a jump of 1.50m, a Personal Best for her! She also came 3rd in the Long Jump with a jump of 4.22m. Niamh Fahy won the U17 Inter High Jump with a jump of 1.35m, and also came 4th in the 100m sprint final. Alanna Gonsalves got 1st in the u17 Inter Long Jump with a great jump of 4.81m. She also got 1st in the 100m sprint and won it well.

The girls U17 Inter Relay team had a great race and won comfortably. The team were Alanna Gonsalves, Amy Clarke, Emma Rennick and Niamh Fahy. The other girls who performed very well were Aimee Molloy, Aoife Swords, Aislng McCabe, Sky Ronayne, Elisha Larkin, Sinead Nic Eoin, Eimear Fagan, Hannah Guy, Amy Heneghan, Amy Clarke, Sarah Daly, Macquela Holzner, Aoife McDonnell and Linnea Larkin. Well done to all the girls. Their next event will be the first day of the North Leinster Schools Track & Field Championships on Wednesday 22nd April, and second day on Friday 24th April in Morton Stadium, Santry.


On Wednesday, March 18th, a group of twenty six 5thyear English students attended a workshop on creative writing by esteemed writer,Dermot Bolger. Bolger is an award-winning playwright, ‘The Lament for Arthur Clery’, novelist ‘NightShift’ and poet ‘The Venice Suite: A Voyage Through Loss’. The girls were giventhe opportunity to hear Mr Bolger read some of his own work and to answer anyquestions they had on being an author. This interactive workshop also involvedthe students writing short pieces on which Mr Bolger kindly gave feedback. MrBolger will return once again, after the Easter holidays, to enlighten thegirls with more tips on how to improve their writing for the Leaving Cert. Wewould like to thank him for his input and also thank our English teachers - MsO’Reilly, Ms Caffrey, Ms J O’Brien, Ms J Byrne and Ms Quigley - for organisingthis beneficial experience for us.

Congratulations – German Debating Team

Congratulations! On Thursday 19th of March, Scoil Mhuire’s German Debating Team met CBC Cork in the semifinals of The Goethe Institute German Debating Competition to debate the motion “Iren sind weltoffen (the Irish are welcoming and tolerant)”. The team was pro. Team members were Sophie Cassidy, Hazel Byrne, Tara Delaney and Rebecca O’Brien. The girls performed and argued excellently and ended up successfully beating the CBC Cork team. Many thanks to Portlaoise Education Centre for giving us a nice room and providing the teams and supporters with refreshments on the night, as both teams had to meet up “half way” for our debate. They are now in the Finals against Coláiste Íosagáin/Eoin and the final debate will take place in Dublin in the first week of May. Many thanks to the teachers who generously gave of their time to prepare them for the debate: Coach Mr. Domo Kajic, research Ms. Angela Doherty, support Ms. Hillary O’Brien and Ms. J. Maher. Moderator was Helen Carroll. The competition is in its 19th year and offers students the opportunity to use and expand their German language skills and develop confidence, team work and debating skills. In 1999, the competition was awarded the European Label for Innovative Language Learning and Teaching. It is sponsored by Siemens Ireland Ltd and organised by the Goethe-Institute Ireland. Among the confirmed guests are representatives from the German, Swiss and Austrian Embassies, as well as from Siemens Ireland Ltd.

Feis Ceoil 2015

Huge congratulations to the Scoil Mhuire Choir on their fantastic achievements at Feis Ceoil 2015. Scoil Mhuire were winners of the Cóir Iarbhunscoile (3/4 part) and the Sacred Music Award. Well do to all involved under the direction of Ms. J Lynch.






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