Scoil Mhuire Kanturk Annual Awards Ceremony

Scoil Mhuire Annual Awards Ceremony

Scoil Mhuire Kanturk recently paid tribute to student achievements in a variety of areas at the Annual Awards Ceremony. The entire school body along with relations and guests enjoyed an afternoon at the school to honour successes of the past school year. Guests of honour were Irish Olympian Rob Heffernan and Irish rugby legend Mick Galwey.  Students were enthralled when Rob spoke to them of his experiences at the European Championships and at five Olympics, citing the highs and lows of his career. He spoke of the importance of tenacity and always looking for the positives in sport despite pitfalls along the way. Mick spoke of his short lived GAA career in Kerry colours before turning to rugby and his performances with The Lions, Ireland and Munster. He relayed a number of stories to students and advised that they always look at the glass as half full rather than half empty.  Musical interludes were provided by the school choir, first year group, individual students and the trad group.

Ms Miriam Downey, Principal commended all award recipients. ‘In Scoil Mhuire we encourage each and every student to achieve his or her potential and the award winners this afternoon have achieved the status of role models in their individual areas of success. For those students in the audience marking the success of others, you too have talents and I would encourage you to be award winners next year’ said Ms Downey. Students were reminded that success follows hard work, determination and self-belief.

Ms Downey thanked all involved in the organisation of the ceremony, the generosity of sponsors and special guests Rob Heffernan and Mick Galwey for taking time out of their busy schedules to attend the awards.


Award Winners

Our award winners with Ms Miriam Downey, Principal, Mr Denis Keating, Deputy Prinicipal, special guests Rob Heffernan and Mick Galwey and sponsors


Below is a list of all the award winners. We are extremely proud of all of them and very thankful to local companies who sponsored the awards.

Sports Awards

Boys’ Senior – Eoin Guiney
Girls’ Senior – Cliodhna Martin
Boys’ Junior – Oisín O’Connor
Girls’ Junior – Caoimhe O’Sullivan

Year Awards 2018-2019

1st Year—Shana Vitale
2nd Year— Sinead O’Neill
3rd Year—Orlaith Barrett
TY – Grace O’Brien
Kindly sponsored by ASE Cultural Exchange
5th Year—Eoghan Boyce

Performing Arts Award

Daragh Healy Fitzgerald
Deirdre Leahy


School Spirit Award

Joshua Logan

Exemplary Attitude Award

Thomas Sheehan
Kindly sponsored by Tria


Initiative Award

Hagar Soliman
Sinead O’Neill

Certificate of Appreciation from Hope Foundation

Jogaile Aidukeviciute
Deirdre Leahy
Marcelina Jamroz
Grace O’Brien
Clodagh Cronin
Jessica O’Sullivan

Outstanding Junior Certificate Awards 2019

Sadhbh Neenan
Ciaran Donovan
Roisin Cussen
Tina Morton


Best Junior Certificate 2019

Michelle O’Keeffe
Kindly sponsored by AIB Kanturk


Leaving Certificate 2019 Subject Areas

LCVP – Rachael Murphy
Physics – Jesse McAuliffe
Technology – Paula Lisauskaite
Geography – Andrea Buckley
Biology – Julia Rodrigo
Gaeilge – Evan O’Brien
Home Economics – Fionn Neenan
History – Hannah Connolly


Outstanding Leaving Certificate Awards

Eve McAuliffe
Cathal Leahy
Orla Gillespie
Alice O’Regan
Caoimhe Quilan
Atene Aidukeviciute

Best Leaving Certificate 2019

Lisa Finn
Kindly sponsored by AIB Kanturk


Outstanding Achievement Award 2019

Ronan Buckley

Ceist Award

Jogaile Aidukeviciute
Marcelina Jamroz
Sarah O’Gorman

Junior Student of the Year 2019

Hayley Buckley
Kindly sponsored by Twohig’s Super Valu, Kanturk


Senior Student of the Year 2019

Marcella O’Connor
Kindly sponsored by  Aspel’s SparKanturk


Below are some photos taken from the award ceremony

Mick Galwey presenting the Ceist Award to Jogaile Aidukeviciute, Marcelina Jamroz and Sarah O’Gorman kindly sponsored by CEIST

Rob Heffernan presenting the Initiative Award to Hagar Soliman and Sinead O’Neill

Michael Twohig Jnr presenting Junior Student of the Year 2019 to Hayley Buckley Kindly sponsored by Twohig’s Super Valu, Kanturk

Mick Galwey and Siobhán O’Donoghue presenting Exemplary Attitude Award to Thomas Sheehan kindly sponsored by Tria

Tim Murphy presenting the Best Leaving Certificate 2019 to Lisa Finn kindly sponsored by AIB Kanturk

Tim Murphy presenting the Best Junior Certificate 2019 to Michelle O’Keeffe kindly sponsored by AIB Kanturk

Rob Heffernan presenting the Boys’ Senior Sports Award to Eoin Guiney

Fenton Cashman presenting the Senior Student of the Year 2019 to Marcella O’Connor, kindly sponsored by Aspel’s SparKanturk

Rob Heffernan presenting Year Awards 2018-2019 to: 1st Year—Shana Vitale, 2nd Year— Sinead O’Neill, 3rd Year—Orlaith Barrett, Transition Year Award Grace O’Brien, kindly sponsored by ASE Cultural Exchange and 5th Year—Eoghan Boyce