Congratulations to the senior Hurling team who continued their fine run of form with a deserved 2 – 8 to 2 – 7 victory over New Inn on Monday afternoon Nov 28th.

Thank you to all the parents and students who visited the school for our open evenings and open morning over the past week. We hope you enjoyed our presentations and found them to be of benefit to you in your decision making

St. Mary’s Science Students got their defence of the All-Ireland title off to a fine start on Thursday 17th when they won the Galway ISTA Region quiz. They now progress to the All-Ireland final on Saturday November 26th. The team is made up of LC students John Potter, Mour Badiane and Vladislav Korenblat. See photograph on Academics page

Hard luck to the college Senior Science Quiz team who narrowly failed to retain the All-Ireland title held at TCD on Saturday Nov 26th . The standard was very high on the day and the three lads, John Potter, Mour Badiane and Vladislav Korenblat, eventually finished in 4th place, one point behind second and four off the winners Coláiste Chríost Rí from Cork. Thirty nine teams from all parts of the country participated in what was a very tough quiz, and to finish in such a high position was a measure of the excellent standard shown by our students. Well done lads!

Dear parent/guardians,

As part of our fund raising activities The Parents Association will be selling tickets for the Mc Cambridges of Galway, Food and Wine Fair which will be held in the Salthill Hotel on Thursday night the 24th of November 2011 from   6 – 10  pm.  Tickets cost € 15 euro each.


Our Juvenile Football team got their Connacht League campaign off to a flying start following a victory over St. Colman’s Claremorris on Friday last. Full report in Gaelic Football section.

Well done to the Senior Hurling team who had a well deserved victory over Calasanctious College in the league on Monday. Report in the Hurling section to follow


St. Marys College welcomes back all our students and staff to the new academic year 2011-2012. With our 100th birthday just around the corner this is a very important and exciting year for the Mary’s community.

Congratulations to all our students on their excellent Junior Certificate results!!


College Year Book 2010/2011

This year’s Yearbook is at the printers and will be available from Monday 23rd May. Sterling work by Mr Anthony Carey and his support staff has ensured that the class of 2011 will have a fitting record to look back on in the years to come.

Make sure to get your order in as the number of copies are limited.


St. Marys, the reigning All-Ireland champions, qualified for the Connacht Senior Soccer final following a hard fought victory over Rice College Westport during the midterm break. Goals from James Casserley, Shane Keogh and Cormac O’Laoi ensured a 3-1 extra time victory. The Connacht Final will now take place in Terryland on Wednesday March 2nd, kick off 7pm. Best of luck lads.

St. Marys victorious in Engineering Quiz

The National Engineering Quiz for Schools sponsored by the Microelectronic Industry Design Association (MIDAS) was held recently, sort of, in Galway. In keeping with the technological emphasis of the competition it was held simultaneously by video link in a number of venues throughout Ireland, GMIT being the venue for the Western Regional Finals.

Following a tense competition, St. Marys College from Galway emerged as the Western Region Champions. Each of the regional winners were then pitted against each other in the National Competition which followed on immediately after the regional finals. The St. Marys team, who incidentally are the reigning National Senior Science Quiz Champions, eventually finished in third place, a mere 3 points behind the overall winners Coláiste Chriost Ri from Cork.

Pictured are Des O’Reilly and Michelle Lynch from GMIT along with Mr. Pat Healy (Teacher), Ahmed Hesham, Augustin Mangalath, David Higgins and Sean Donohue


Seminars for Parents

The Parents Council of St Mary’s College have organised the following Seminars:

Monday 31st Jan at 7.30pm

Teen Safe:- Looks at the world of the Internet and world of the online predator, the material that they revel in, the harm that this does to its victims. It then examines the techniques  of these people as they approach children through the computer and mobile phone.

It also addresses key issues that parents should attend to when securing their home computer environment.

Teen Safe differs from other presentations about internet safety in that it focuses on the ‘why you should take care online’ rather than the more common ‘what to do’.  This is what makes the Teen Safe series such a popular choice for parents and teenagers alike.

Presented by Pat McKenna, Director of ChildWatch

Monday 7th Feb at 7.30pm

Study Skills:- explains to parents the study skills programme their sons should be acquainted with and how they can best support their sons in their studies. It will be of particular benefit to Parents of 1st and 2nd Year students

Presented by Mr Seamús O’Mairtin