Congratulations to fifth year student Mour Badiane who has been selected to represent Ireland in the forthcoming Junior Science Olympiad in Nigeria at the end of the month. Mour finished in the silver medal position at the trials held in Dublin over the mid-term break. Over 200 students from around the country were selecte to attend based on excellence in their Junior Certificate Science and Mathematics examinations, and from these a team of six from all over the country was selected to compete in the World Championship Olympiad. St. Marys other selected representative, John Potter, was unfortunately unable to attend this time, but will have a chance to try out for the European Olympiad in two weeks.


Well done to Leaving Certificate student Martin Mulkerrins on his success in winning the All-Ireland Schools Senior  Handball Singles title over the mid-term break. This is the Moycullen student’s second success at this level, which in light of his recent illness is a remarkable achievement.

Congratulations to the All-Ireland Senior Soccer champions St. Mary’s College who have scooped the Galway Bay FM Schools team of the year award for this year following their excellent 2010 season. The award will be presented to the team at a gala sports dinner to be held in the Radisson Hotel on Friday November 19th. Incidentally, the soccer player of the year award for 2010 is the former Mary’s stalwart Stephen O’Donnell, congratulations to Stephen also.

Congratulations to Martin Mulkerrins (6th Year) winner of the All Ireland Colleges 60 X 30 Senior Singles Handball Championship for 2010/2011.

Also winner of All Ireland U-18 Club 40X20 Championship 2010



Congratulations to the St. Mary’s College team who won the All-Ireland Senior Science Quiz Competition at Trinity College Dublin over the weekend. Winning this prestigious competition is a fantastic occasion for the college, and the three team members Augustin Mangalam, Seán Donohue and Ahmed Hesham can be very proud of their achievements.

St. Mary’s College Galway,

All-Ireland ISTA PharmaChemical Senior Science Quiz Champions 2010.

From left, Augustin Mangalath (Highfield Park), Seán Donohue (Renmore), Ahmed Hesham (Shantalla), Mr. Anthony Carey (Science Teacher)


2011-12 Computer Club

In association with Dr. Brendan Smyth of NUIG,  St. Marys will soon be starting this years after school computer club, with the aim of providing  lessons in computer architecture, operating systems, lectures on free wear as well as programming in C and other languages.

Saint Mary’s College is the one of the only secondary schools presently conducting a course of this kind. It gives interested students an insight into a career in Information Technology.

Any students interested in participating this year please contact Mr. McCaul.



Congratulations to Martin Mulkerrins (5th Year) winner of the 2010 All-Ireland Minor singles Handball Championship and to Keith Fallon (5th Year) winner of the 2010 All- Ireland U-18 Indoor 800meters Championship. Both competitions took place over the weekend.

ISTA Galway Region JC Science Quiz 2010

 Congratulations to the three St. Marys teams who competed excellently in this year’s JC Science Quiz held at GMIT on Thursday April 22nd. Out of a field of 18 teams from schools all round the county they finished in first and third place, displaying a fantastic knowledge of science and amassing a very impressive set of scores along the way. Well done one and all.

  • The St. Mary’s teams were as follows:
  • John Potter, Paul Forde, Mour Badiane, Vladislav Korenblat (1st )
  •  Ruari Cusack, Frank Law, Eoin Molloy, Ryan Flanagan (3rd)
  • Nathan Hines, Shane Sheridan, Colm Kirrane, Kevin Derrane (7th)

Results: (out of a possible 80pts)

1st: St. Marys 70pts

2nd: Calasanctious Oranmore 62pts

3rd: St. Marys 60 pts

4th: Salerno 58pts

5th: Taylors Hill 57pts

7th: St. Marys 54pts


The State Examinations Commission (SEC) has identified John Potter and Mourtadha Badiane as high achievers in Mathematics and Science in the 2010 Junior Certificate Examination.

These students have been invited to take part in Irish Junior Science Olympiad. If they are successful in this Olympiad, they will go through to the EU Science Olympiad, which takes place in the Czech republic later in this academic year.

Congratulations to both lads.


Following a commanding 2 – 0 victory over Colaiste Mhuire, Cobh in Monday’s semi-final the college senior soccer squad can now look forward to their third appearance in the FAIS All-Ireland final this decade. Report in soccer section.

St Mary’s College   2 – 1  Salesian College, Celbridge

Today in Longford’s Flancare Park, St Mary’s Senior Soccer team captured the Irish Schools Senior  Championship for the 4th time.

Sean Glynn scored the first goal one minute into the second half. Salesian College brought the game into extra time with a well taken goal 15min from the end of normal time. A wonderful goal from Tony Ward, 2 min from the end of extra time, sealed the game for St Mary’s.

A great day for St Mary’s – Congratulations to all involved





Congratulations to Martin Mulkerrins winner of the Schools U-17 All-Ireland 40 x 20 Handball Championship. He defeated N. O’Connor from Confey, Leixlip. 23-3, 21-9

St. Marys Senior Soccer team will play their Connacht Semi-Final versus Presentation Athenry during the mid-term break. The match will be held in St. Marys at 12 noon on Tuesday 16th and your support would be greatly appreciated.

Hope for Haiti fundraiser

Students raise €1600 for Haiti!


St. Mary’s won three team titles and were runners-up in the fourth at the Connacht Cross-Country Championships held in St Mary’s this afternoon

Minor Team Champions 2010



Junior Team Champions 2010


Intermediate Team runners-up 2010


Senior Team Champions 2010


Today at Athenery St Mary’s drew with Woodford College in the Connacht Colleges Senior Hurling Championship . The Score was St Mary’s 2.10 – Woodford’s 3.7


St Mary’s College Senior Hurling Team, prior to their semi-final game against Woodford.

Tuesday 16th of Feb.

St Mary’s defeated Summerhill College, Sligo  4 – 3 on penalties, after extra time failed to separate the sides, in the Semi-Final of the Connacht Collages Senior Soccer Championship. St. Mary’s will now meet Marist College, Athlone in the final. It will take place in Terryland Park on Tuesday the 23rd Feb at 7.30pm, under lights

St Marys defeated Marist College, Athlone in the final of the Connacht Colleges Senior Soccer Championship at a bitterly cold Terryland Park. The final score was 4 – 1 for St Marys. Well done to all the lads and to Mr Concannon and Mr Moran!




Congratulations to third year student Osaze Osagie on his selection for the Irish Schools Athletics team to compete in the forthcoming Celtic Indoor Athletics finals in Cardiff. Osaze will compete in the 60m and as a member of the 4 x 200m relay team.

Wednesday 27th of January – St Mary’s senior hurlers defeated Garbally in the first round of the Senior College’s Hurling Championship. The score was 1-13 to 3-5

Connacht  School’s U16 Soccer Championship.

Gort C.S. 3 – 4  St Mary’s College

St Mary’s senior soccer team defeated St Murdeach’s from Ballina 3 -1 to reach the semi-finals of the Connacht School’s Senior Cup.