College Prefects

The management and staff of St Mary’s College are delighted to announce that the  following students below have been selected by his teachers as prefects this year.


Shane Folliard (Head Prefect)

Tyler Molyneux

Evan Harte Conroy

Matthew Healy

Eimhin Mulkerrins

Tadgh Faherty

Alex Polchowski

Eamon MacDonnacha

Hubert Mateuszewski

Jakub Syzmonik

Cian Fahy

James Kebana

Bogdan Tabalae

Gerard Davoren

Usman Shahid


This is a wonderful achievement; a recognition of his pleasant demeanour, the respect shown by him towards his fellow students and vice versa, in addition to his overall positive attitude which is evident to us on a daily basis in the college. These students chosen have demonstrated their leadership within the student body and have shown the qualities we deem necessary to undertake the role of prefect within the student governance structure of college. The prefect’s role is an important one and we are very fortunate with the quality of prefects we currently have in St Mary’s College.


Prefects carry out a number of important tasks within the school:

  • Support and mentor younger students;
  • Represent the student body as part of the student governance structure of the college;
  • Represent the school externally;
  • Assist in the maintenance of discipline within the school;
  • Support and help staff;
  • Carry out other important functions in the school when requested.


The Head Boy for 2019 is Shane Folliard. Shane is pictured below with outgoing Head Boy, Paul Conneely  of Moycullen. Paul is currently studing Global Commerce in NUI Galway.  “Being selected as a prefect in Fifth Year and then as Head Boy in Sixth Year was gave me the chance to help my fellow students in ways that I couldn’t before. It also gave me an opportunity to enhance my leadership qualities and helped you become a stronger and a more responsible person. The students and staff of St Mary’s see you as a role model, so to meet these expectations, you naturally develop your skills.”

Kieran Sweeney, Principal of St Mary’s says “We’d like to congratulate Paul on a year well spent as Head Boy and wish Shane and his fellow prefects the best of luck as they begin their duties. It’s a good early taste of leadership and the responsibilities accompanying that. If you are a good prefect, people look up to you and want to be like you. Our prefects are very central in our school community here in St. Mary’s College Galway.”

Outgoing Head Prefect Paul Conneely hands over to Shane Folliard

Prefects 2018-19