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November News

13/11/17 Junior Cup Soccer Win Our Junior Cup team defeated Colaiste Choilm of Ballincollig on a final scoreline of 6-2 in the first round of the Munster Junior Cup. The team got an excellent start and penned the home side deep in their own half and were duly rewarded with goals from Aoibhinn Delaney and Fiona…
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Transition Year News

23/10/17 – Leadership course Over the past few weeks the students in 4B have had the opportunity to participate in and complete a leadership course organised by the school. This involved taking part in activities and learning leadership skills and traits which would help us in the future in the areas of organisation and communication.…
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Geography field trip to Ballybunion

St Mary’s Second Year students on their Geography field trip to Ballybunion
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Junior Football Team Win

Congratulations to our Junior Football team who beat St Ailbhes with a score line of 1-0 last week.
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St Mary’s Secondary School news

Congratulations to Roisin Radler-Shinnors who has just received a scholarship at the German embassy as one of the top achievers in last year’s Junior Certificate German.
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Transition Year news – by Roisin Radler Shinnors

The Transition Years in St. Mary’s Secondary School have had a confidence-boosting week. On the 28th of March, Terry Gleeson came in as a volunteer, taking time out of her busy schedule, to do toastmasters with TYs. Toastmasters is designed to improve your public speaking skills and your ability to connect with the audience. I…
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School news

3rd Year students from St Mary’s Secondary School visited the BT Young Scientist Exhibition in the RDS. This year the trip was even more exciting than usual as the girls were supporting Transition Year student, Laoise Robinson. Laoise’s project was entitled ‘Irish Attitude to Electric Cars’. It gained a lot of attention from the passing…
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Another action packed week for TY’s in St. Mary’s, by Leah Heffernan.

Last Friday saw huge achievement for St. Mary’s TY’s in the School’s Enterprise Competition. It was a wonderful way to start the weekend knowing the fantastic companies and business plans that had been put in place by our year group. “The Safety Squad” and “Bee-autiful” were chosen to represent St Mary’s at the County Enterprise…
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All Ireland hopefuls

An exciting week ahead for us in St Mary’s as we have two strong U14 teams competing in All Ireland Finals! Jean Daly, Anna O’Keeffe, Lynn Farrell and Emma Gavin are playing in the Badminton All Irelands while Ellen Cunneen, Ailbhe O’Neill, Aoibheann Slattery and Niamh Cunneen are running in the Cross-Country Championships. Best of…
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St Mary’s U14 Cross Country team

St Mary’s U14 Cross Country team of Aoibheann Slattery, Niamh Cunneen, Ailbhe O’Neill and Ellen Cunneen who became All Ireland Champions in Belfast last weekend. The girls were also crowned team of the championships for their outstanding scores.
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St Mary’s news

What a fantastic day today for our enterprise groups! ‘The Safety Squad’ won the Tipperary Enterprise finals and now go forward to the All Ireland finals in Croke Park. Adding to this, our First and Second Year teams also won merit awards. Well done to all involved and to Mr Linehan for his guidance throughout.
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St Mary’s Success at All Ireland Championships

They did it! All-Ireland Champions! A huge congrats to our U14 Badminton team who were crowned the champions after a terrific performance winning all their matches in the All-Ireland finals. Excellent job by Jean Daly, Lynn Farrell, Anna O’Keeffe and Emma Gavin along with their team manager Ms Maguire.
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World Book Day – By Holly Kelly

March 2nd, last Thursday marked World Book Day. Here in St. Mary’s we were keen to join in on the celebration. As we all know, books and reading are an essential part of our lives. In recent years, reading and books have seemed to take a back seat where phones and tablets are now preferred.…
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Poetry Slam – By Megan Forde

On February 27th, a poet named Stephen Murray came to speak to Transition Year students. Stephen runs a poetry website called inspireland. Inspireland are leading providers of secondary school poetry slam workshops in Ireland. Every year they deliver creative writing and poetry slam workshops to over 6000 students throughout Ireland. Stephen encourages young people to…
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Transition Year News by Emma Fitzsimons

Recently, Transition year students travelled to the University of Limerick to take part in a science workshop. Excitement could be seen on everyone’s face as the buses pulled into the university grounds. The big buildings and floods of students attending the college took our breaths away, as we got our first glimpse of what college…
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School Musical – a huge success

What a week it has been for TY students as many hours of hard work culminated in this year’s musical presentation. The show, entitled “Any Dream Will Do” was a Musical Mashup of a number of well known musicals and it did fulfil many dreams on Tue and Wed last. For the first time in…
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John Hooper Award

Congratulations to 3 of St Mary’s students who last week travelled to Dublin to be presented with The John Hooper Maths award. Kelly Hynes, Bríd McCormack and Chloe Moran, under the guidance of their teacher, Ms Whelan received this prestigious award.
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St Mary’s Secondary School News

It was a very busy week for all in St. Mary’s Secondary School. 3rd Year History students had a great trip to the Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre in Cloughjordan, our Transition Year students cooked up a storm at Recipe for Success, the Agricultural Science students went on a Farm Visit as part of their Leaving…
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Transition Year news by Aine Brassil

On Friday the 20th of January a bus of 42 eager transition year students, along with their teachers Ms. Shelly and Ms. King, headed to Annacotty Limerick to attend The Recipe for Success cookery course. On arrival we were greeted warmly by the amazing Recipe for Success team. Once we were given a brief outline…
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A reflection from a Transition Year Student – Marie O’Connell.

On Monday the 16th of January St. Mary’s Secondary School held our annual open night for incoming first years. It is an occasion that we as students try our best to make less daunting. Many of the new students often hail from petite villages scattered around Nenagh. Often such Primary Schools have numbers dwindling below…
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St Mary’s Secondary School Nenagh

Despite having to sit Christmas tests, there have been lots of things to enjoy inside and out of school for our students recently. St Mary’s welcomed 6th Class students from all primary schools in the area over a number of days. The primary school students enjoyed a range of activities; Science, Art, P.E., Dance, Technical…
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