Well done to Hugh Cunniffe, Fergal Cunniffe, Tom Shine and Gavin Daly who took part in the second round of the ABP Angus Youth Challenge. Students spent the last number of weeks preparing and travelled to the Mullingar Park Hotel last Monday to be formally interviewed about their project. Students await the results of their interview and the next round of the competition takes place in Croke Park in March.
1st year Basketball Marist College – 54 St. Paul’s, Monasterevin - 23 The First Year Basketball team got their season off to a great start with a comprehensive win over St. Paul’s of Monasterevin. The Marist panel travelled to Co. Kildare for their first test of the league and got the game going with confidence from the outset. Both Luke Whelan and Kian Mitchell were influential in setting up quick breaks, while defensively Owen McNamara denied the opposition opportunities at
Marist College - 5 St. Mark’s Community College - 3 Well done to our U17 Soccer team who secured a victory in the Leinster Junior Cup quarter-final. The squad faced an experienced side from St. Mark’s Community School in Tallaght. The teams were level at the final whistle, leading to a nail-biting extra time, when the Marist managed to gain two extra goals. A great effort from all involved and best of luck in the semi-final.
Students from Marist College have been nominated by their teacher Ms Orla McGrath and Principal Mr Michael Dermody for the Westmeath Garda Youth Awards which will take place on Thursday 17th January in Athlone. The awards recognise and celebrate the valuable contribution these students are making to school life and in the wider community. Students Edward Clarke and Eoin McCarthy have been nominated for a group award for their involvement in the Marist Leaders Project. Ruairi
Congratulations to 3rd year student Dylan Gavin, who was recently selected for the Ireland U16 Soccer team. Dylan and the squad travelled to La Manga in Spain last weekend, where Ireland faced Germany in a friendly. He will join the team in Dublin next weekend as they face Australia. We wish Dylan continued success in his soccer career.
Well done to our Irish debating team of Rory Kane, Darragh Elliot and Sean Healy who recently debated the motion ‘B a cheart dúinn fáil réidh le ham coigilte sholas an lae’. Students travelled to Carrick-on-Shannon and faced three other teams in a well-matched debate.