Marist College 20 Garbally 17 Players and spectators alike couldn’t have wished for better conditions in which to contest this Top Oil Schools Junior Cup decider in the Sportsground, with blue skies overhead and dry turf underfoot. In the end it was the Marist College of Athlone who emerged victorious, but only after a thorough examination of their credentials by a gutsy Garbally side. Eight minutes had elapsed before Garbally struck for the first try of the game. The Ballina
6th Year student and Senior Cup player Liam Winnett has been selected for the Ireland U-18 Schools and Clubs squad. Liam and his teammates will face Canada in 2 tests on March 24th and 28th. Liam will then fly to England on 2nd of April where he will be part of U-18 squad that will face England in 2 tests in Portsmouth. This is a great honour for Liam, his family and school. We wish him the best of luck with it all.
Marist 1 St Joseph’s Rochfortbridge 0 Congratulations to our U-15 soccer team who recewntly won the West Leinster League.
This was a game we dominated early on, with some excellent passing moves really opening up the opposition. Marist goal came after 3 minutes, there was good build up play and a cross by Rian Dully was parried into path of Neil Kenny who finished 1st time. Maris were guilty of missing some guilt edge chances as they struggled to increase the lead.
Our 5th and 6th year Agricultural Science classes went on a trip to the Farmer’s Journal Tullamore commercial farm. It is a farm walk and talk run by Agri Aware to help promote and give real life experiences to students in the class, especially to those who might not have many opportunities to get on to the farm on a regular basis. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and informative trip for the students.
Our now traditional SciFest school fair fell victim to ‘Storm Emma’ so last week we held a scaled down version of Scifest in the school. The science teachers moved around between the various stalls questioning and observing the different projects. There was a vast array of experiments and projects on display, with students keen to show off their science knowledge.
As you will read about in the sports pages our Senior Gaelic team suffered a heart-breaking 2 point defeat in the Leinster Colleges ‘A’ Final against Naas CBS. While defeat is a bitter pill to swallow we are very proud of the whole squad and the manner in which they have represented the school. We would also like to thank all of the people from the local areas who turned up to support us, we had fantastic support on the day, and to our own students who brought a great deal of
for Schools took to the stage at Marist College with their play entitled "Le Texte Perdu!" (The Script is Lost!), Wednesday last 29th November. Thanks to Marist senior students Joe, Daniel, Brian, Jack, Cian, Patrick, Conor, Chris, Gonzalo, (Back Row), Sean, Ciaran, Israel, Ruairi, Patrick (Front Row), who took part to help unravel the plot. We all enjoyed their performances!
Our Transition Year European Studies class hosted a group of Danish students on Thursday last. The students who were visiting from Norre Gymnasium in Copenhagen, took part in cultural activities organised by the Marist students. They were wide ranging discussions on issues and opportunities for young people throughout Europe as well as a discussion around the differences between the education systems. Thanks to Ms Nolan who runs the European Studies module for organising the
Marist 41 Sligo Grammar 7 Marist College Junior Cup rugby side qualified for the Top Oil Connacht Schools Cup Final after a thoroughly comprehensive victory over Sligo Grammar School. Home advantage was Marist’s reward for topping their pool and they certainly made it count. Marist College were first off the mark with John O’Shea making great ground and Adam Flanagan crossing the line. This was converted by Ruairí Fallon. Despite Grammar putting up a good fight, a dominant M