We were delighted to be in a position to host a local heat of the Concern Debates on Monday night last. St Mary’s Mullingar provided the opposition on the night and they came away successful by narrow margin. Marist team prepared very well and this was their first experience of competition so this will help them for the rest of the year.
A number of 1st and 2nd Year students had a very enjoyable day at the recent Poetry Aloud event that was held in Mullingar. Poetry Aloud is a poetry speaking event and students get the opportunity to display their passion for the chosen poem. While it can be a daunting experience all of the students involved gained a lot of from the experience. A big thank you to Ms Nolan who organised the trip.
All of our first year students had a most enjoyable experience when they visited the Ericsson campus this week, where they enjoyed a day long hackathon. Engineers were onsite to guide the students through simple coding projects and the stduents were delighted with their finished products. They worked in teams to build their own website and they got to experience at first hand the work of a software engineer. We would like to thank Ericsson for this wonderful opportunity and t
Despite the best efforts of hurricane Ophelia Maths week 2017 did take place, even if it had to spill over into this week. The school was a hive of mathematical activity with the First Years producing many original ideas and concepts to highlight the use of maths in everyday life. The national PRISM competitions were held internally and there was much debate and indeed scratching of heads around many of the questions. There was great engagement from all of the student nobody
Marist College 2-15 Moate CS 1-11 Well done to our senior footballers who qualified for the North Leinster League final following a 7 point victory over Moate CS. In a tight first half, Marist struggled to break down the opposition. Three points from Ciaran Sugrue, 2 frees from Joe Carmody and a pointed from Fred Kelleher kept Marist in touch. However it was Moate who led 1-5 to 0-6 at half time.
The second half was much better from a Marist point of view, scoring 2-9 to run
Over the last number of weeks we have been delighted to hear of the many past students from the class of 2017 who have been granted various scholarships and bursaries. It demonstrates once again the calibre of student that passes through the halls of Marist College each year. Brian Leahy and Philip Kirwan have been jointly awarded the Ericsson Bursary which recognises outstanding achievement in Higher Level Maths Leaving Cert results. Jack Brody had been awarded an entrance s
Marist Junior rugby team made the long trip up to Ballina on Wednesday last and they came away with a fantastic victory in the last round of the league. They faced a strong challenge from the home side, St Muredachs. The team took the lead early in the game with Ben O’Carroll kicking a penalty. Aaron Burke followed this up with an excellent try from out on the wing, this was followed by tries from Kieran Egan and Martin O’Grady in the second half. All the tries were expertly
History Winners! Well done to our 4 junior History teams who took the top 4 spots in the inter Marist schools history quiz which was held in Moyle Park College as part of Marist week celebrations. A great achievement and thank you to Ms Nolan for organising the teams.
Our Junior Cup rugby side have made a great start to the year with two wins against Colaiste Iognaid and Roscommon CBS, The Jes who travelled to Athlone on Wednesday last were defeated 17-14. This opening win saw winger Adam O'Donovan scoring the opening try with Sam Fogarty and Ben O'Carroll also touching down. Impressive for the Marist was captain Diarmuid Carey, Martin O'Grady and Aaron Burke. Marist 12 Roscommon 3 Another win for our Junior Cup Rugby team. A final score
National Irish Safety Quiz. Well done to our T.Y teams who competed in the midland region of the National Irish Safety Organisation quiz on Thursday evening last at the A.I.T Participation enabled our students to learn more about Health and Safety and it promotes a culture of health and safety for our students.