St. Mary’s Ballina News – May 2019

St. Mary’s Ballina are B Schools All Ireland Champions 2019

Fantastic news!! Our 2nd year basketball team retained their title as B Schools All Ireland Champions 2019 beating Colaiste Mhuire Ennis in the final. Congratulations to the team and coaches Trinie Kennedy, Leanne Ginty and Colm Leonard.


Sligo Sci Fest

Congratulations to St Mary’s Secondary School Students Lauren Tuffy and Leah Hannon who won the overall prize at Sci Fest in Sligo recently for their project ‘To Develop a Better Adaptation Solution to Sea Level Rise’. They are now through to the National Final of Sci Fest in November in Dublin.


Knock Gathering for Donal Walsh

Some of our Fifth year and LCA students participated in a gathering of 3000 young people in Knock today to mark the 6th anniversary of the death of Donal Walsh. They heard inspirational messages from Micheal O Muircheartaigh, Anna Geary and Fr.Philip Mulryne. The event concluded with Mass celebrated by the Papal Nunio who had three messages – to read, live life and to speak and live by the truth. The feedback from the girls was very positive and they had a thoroughly enjoyable day!