New Schools Jerseys

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Jerseys ii Jerseys iii

The school received a new set of thirty school jerseys from O’Neill’s Sports in Newry today. The jerseys were designed to reflect the school colours and also that of the local GAA clubs, which our pupils represent. They look fantastic and it will act as a great incentive for our pupils in their future sporting endeavours. Thanks to Caroline and all in O’Neill’s for their generosity and the terrific work in designing and producing such a modern and vibrant kit. It’s something we very much needed!

 

Mullaghbawn U21 Championship Team Visit

Pauric Mackin (c), John Rafferty, Niall and Ryan Magill paid a visit to St Mary’s, to show the children the Under-21 Championship trophy that they recently won in Armagh.

The boys and girls got the chance to ask lots of questions and also hold the trophy. A big thanks to the members of the team for giving up their time in a bid to inspire the next generation of Gaelic footballers in Mullaghbawn.

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“I’m going to train hard so I can get my hands on one of those when I’m older!”

(A P7 Pupil)

Cúchulainn CLG U21 Championship Winners

U21 Photo

A huge well done to the Mullaghbawn U21 team and management who secured the Intermediate Championship title on Sunday in the Athletic Grounds. A special mention to all of the past pupils involved.

The children of St Mary’s were buzzing this morning with brothers, cousins, friends and neighbours involved, as well as the coach being our own principal, Mr McDonnell. We look forward to the cup making an appearance in school in the not so distant future and hopefully it will inspire the girls and boys of St Mary’s in their own fledging footballing careers.

Cumman na mBunscol Indoor Competition

Indoor Boys Blitz

A team of P7 boys travelled to the DKIT Sports Arena last week to take part in the 5-a-side Indoor Gaelic Football competition. The team did really well and qualified for the final having won all of their games in the group stage. Unfortunately, they were defeated by the finest of margins in the final. It was a great day out and thanks to Mr Madine from St Patrick’s, Crossmaglen for co-ordinating events.

After-school training for P6 and P7 will continue for the next two Thursdays, with the last session on December 14th. A big thanks to Frank, Tracey and Shea for their help at the sessions this term. It’s been a big hit with all of the boys and girls.

PE Uniforms

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The PE Uniforms have arrived. They have been bagged and are ready to go. They can be collected on Monday, September 4th between 2.15pm and 4pm. If you cannot make it, then you can send in any outstanding balance in a clearly labelled, sealed envelope to school with your child on Monday.

There have been some enquiries about submitting new orders for PE gear. If you wish to purchase any items you can do so through O’Neill’s Sports Store in Newry. They will carry St Mary’s gear year round.

If you have any questions please contact the school office.

Tierney & Murphy Cup Winners 2017

 

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Well done to the 2017 winners of the Murphy & Tierney cups. It was a difficult decision for all of the staff and there could have been more than one winner. However, the two recipients have demonstrated all of the criteria necessary to be named winner in the respective categories over their time in the school.

The Pius Tierney Cup is awarded annually to a P7 Leaver who the staff believe is an embodiment of our school ethos and a reflection of our school motto, “Never Settle for Less than Your Best”. To deserve nomination and win the cup the boy or girl must fulfill these criteria:

  • demonstrate an enthusiasm for learning
  • show consistent good effort and a desire to improve
  • be well behaved and respectful to all members of staff
  • be friendly, caring and helpful to their peers
  • be keen to participate in school events and be a trust worthy ambassador for St. Mary’s
  • and finally has that little extra Sparkle of the …. Pius Tierney X Factor!!!

The Anne Murphy Cup is awarded annually to a P7 Leaver who contributes to the life of the school through their involvement in sport not only in their final year, but also over the previous six in the school. Mrs Murphy presented this cup to the school on her retirement last year and it will be awarded on an annual basis to a child who has followed Ann’s sporting example.