Extra Curricular
St. Mary's College - Extra Curricular Activities
Basketball Futsal
Hockey Equestrian
Athletics Gaelic
Soccer Gold Gaisce Award

Extra Curricular Timetable 2012-2013

  Gymnasium Astroturf Pitch
Lunch Time Volleyball (1st years)    
Evening Volleyball(Sen+Cad A)   Soccer (1st+2nd)
Lunch Time Badminton(U14)    
Evening Basketball   Soccer (U17+Senior)
Lunch Time Badminton (U16 +U19)    
Evening   Hockey Camogie
Lunch Time Athletics/Futsal (1st year)    
Evening Volleyball (2nd, Sen + Cad) Hockey Gaelic Football
Lunch Time Badminton    


Extra Curricular Teachers 2012-2013

Athletics Paul Campbell : Norma Carroll: Lorna Doherty
Basketball Niamh Delaney: Aoife Whelan:Aisling Jordan
Badminton Edwina Kelly : Norma Carroll
Camogie Frank Maguire : Bronwyn Cuddy: Irene Woods: Carol McCarthy
Hockey Stephen Brogan : Bernie Briody : Ciara Howard
Futsal James Langton
Gaelic Football Francis Wallace: Raymond Dillon
Soccer James Langton: Aisling Jordan
Volleyball Marion Moloney: Aoife Hennessy
Choir Máire Mannion
English Debating Raymond Dillon



St. Mary's College vs. Confey College, 23rd of November 2012

The tight match between St. Mary’s College and Confey College was played on the 23rd of November 2012 in Confey GAA.
Deirdre Mullaney opened the scoring for St. Mary’s with two good shots from just outside the zone. Confey however, also started strong with a well taken three pointer from Shannon Holbrook, who played consistently well throughout the game.
Mary’s kept up the good play with leading scorer Shauna Clancy contributing seven points and St. Mary’s lead going into the fourth quarter by 18 points to 16.
It was all hands on deck for the St. Mary’s girls. Great defensive work by Lauren Diggins, Shauna McCarthy and Amie Creaton kept Confey to only four points in the final quarter. Meabh O’Brien and Shauna Clancy also worked hard for to prevent the fast breaks from Confey.
The match ended with a score of 21-20 for St. Mary’s. The girls battled hard for the win and should be commended for their efforts. Their next match is next week, date to be decided. The girls are coached by Joe and John Clancy.

St. Mary's College vs. Newbridge College, 20th of November 2012

St. Mary's Senior Basketball Team played away to Newbridge College on the 20th of November.
Meabh O'Brien opened the scoring with a well taken three pointer. She followed with two more lay-ups, before Shauna Clancy scored another three pointer with ease. The inside players Lauren Diggins, Amie Creaton and Saoirse Ferguson created great opportunities under the boards, contributing fourteen points between them.
Aisling Gralton added another six points from free-throws and two lay-ups. Shauna McCarthy and Deirdre Mullaney assisted the scoring with some great passes.
Newbridge battled hard throughout the match and stand out players were Heather Meagher and Eleanor Younge who scored between them, eighteen of their twenty five points.

The match ended 33-25 in favour of St. Mary's. This was St. Mary's first win of the year so congratulations.
St. Mary's are coached by Joe and John Clancy and their next match is against Kilcock.

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The Junior hockey team tasted both success and disappointment this season. Our first game saw us lose 2-0 at home to a fantastic St. Wolstan's side. Things got worse with a 5-0 home defeat to Mount Sackville. Rather than giving up, our Junior hockey team became more focused, and as team work and commitment began to show, we recorded our first victory of the season away at St. Dominic's of Cabra. The final result was 2-0, both goals from Sinéad Sweeney. A week later we beat local rivals Newbridge College at home, great goals from Peggy McKeown, Sinéad Sweeney and two from Rachel Egan helped us ease to a 4-1 victory. Our run of luck ended in our final group game against Mount Anville losing 4-1 (Goal from Sinéad Sweeney). While we did not progress any further than group stage this season, we're all proud of our Junior Hockey team.

Junior Hockey Results 2011/2012

St. Mary's College 0 -2 St. Wolstans Celbridge

St. Mary's College 0-5 Mount Sackville

St. Domincs Cabra 0-2 St. Mary's College

St. Mary's College 4-1 Newbridge College

St. Mary's College 4-1 Mount Anville

St. Mary's College Junior Hockey 2011/2012: Sinéad Begly, Mairéad Byrne, Tara Cagney, Sophie Connors, Amie Creaton, Katie Dempsey, Louise Dore, Rachel Egan (Captain), Naoise Gallagher, Niamh Hegarty, Kate Kiernan, Niamh McArdle, Emer McCabe (Vice-Captain), Peggy McKeown, Lisa Mulvey, Paula McGrath, Louise Murray, Jennifer O'Donovan, Orlaith Rice, Sinéad Sweeney, Leah Whyte. Coach: Mr. Brogan.


November 2012 -------Athletics Ireland 3 Counties Cross Country League

St. Mary's has had a wonderful opening to the cross country season this year taking home no less than three team titles in the recent 3 counties cross country league. The league takes place over three races from September to November, in Kildare, Carlow and Laois.

The minor, junior and intermediate teams all won the division one titles, while our minor B and intermediate B teams both finished third. In addition, the junior C team finished third overall in division two. This sets the teams up nicely for the culmination of the cross country season after Christmas.

It is safe to say that a big congratulations is due to the all the girls of the St. Marys athletics team who took part in the Three County cross Country league over the past few weeks.
The girls had to run in a series of races in Carlow, Kildare and Laois in order to compete for the titles. The second last round proved to be a great success on all levels. The minor team were lead home by Aisling Roche in 5th position. Grace Casey brought the junior team in at 4th place while the intermediate team were in fantastic form with Siobhán Delaney in 1st , Anna Cleary in 2nd and Clíonadh O’ Connor in 5th place.
The third and final round took place in St. Laurence’s Athletic Club. This round was different to those before as it was a relay race event. It was a difficult task but all teams ran exceptionally well. Their work paid off as the minor, junior and intermediate teams all took the division 1 titles. The minor B and intermediate B teams both came in 3rd place in division 1 and the junior C team won 3rd position in division 2.
Once again, St. Mary's proved that they were the school to beat in 2012.

January 2013

Congratulations to all the girls who took part in the DCU Invitational cross country race yesterday.
The minor team took 3rd place, being marginally beaten by old rivals Dominics of Cabra and Loretto, Dalkey. The Juniors, led home by Grace Casey, narrowly missed out on a top three finish, whilst the Inters had an impressive race securing 1st place overall, with Siobhán Delaney crossing the line in second place.
A great result all ‘round and great preparation for the South Leinsters which take place next week. Well done.

South Leinster Championships

Congratulations to all the girls who took part in the South Leinter Cross Country Championships yesterday. It proved to be a great day for the school with all three teams, minor, junior and intermediate winning medals and qualifying for the upcoming Leinster Championships in two weeks’ time.

The day started off with the minor team led home by Aishling Roche winning bronze medals. Next up was the junior team who had just missed out on qualification last year. The girls all raced really well with Grace Casey leading the team home in 3rd position, closely followed by Aine O’Connor in 11th. This tremendous effort by all the team secured the silver medals.

Last up was the intermediate team who were up against a very strong Loreto Kilkenny team. Both teams battled hard down the home straight with Siobhan Delaney 4th, Anna Cleary 5th, and Cliondha O’Connor 9th, but unfortunately the girls just missed out on the gold medals, finishing second.



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Alexandra College  (5)  V’s  (0)  St. Marys Naas   17th Nov
In the senior ‘A’ cup the seniors had a lot to live up to having reached the semi finals last year. However on a bad day for the senior team, with lots of injuries and players absent etc. they met a very strong Alexandra College side. With all four goalkeepers in the school injured Orlaith White stepped up to play in goal and made some excellent saves in the first half. Although the girls were 4 down at the break they battled hard and captain Grace Clifford rattled the bar from 30 yds with a free kick. In the 2nd half they continued to try and contain the skilful opposition. The player of the match was Leanne Campbell who battled hard throughout the game supported by Grace Clifford, Orlaith White, Shannon Doheny and Amy Drewitt.

St. Marys Naas  (6)  V’s   (1)  St. Wolstans Celbridge
St. Mary's have entered a first year team in the Leinster League for the first time this year and they have certainly already made a statement of intent with an emphatic win over their Celbridge opposition. The game was over as a contest after 15 minutes with goals by Alice Linehan (2) and Kelly Perkins. The defence of Niamh Kinahan, Hannah Heveran, Gráinne Bell  and Meabh Ni Raghallaigh made it difficult for the opposition and when they did get through they found keeper Katelyn Dowd in top form. In the 2nd half Kelly scored again along with Isobel Connors and Alice rounded things off by running from her own half, beating 4 players and rolling the ball home for her hat-trick. Kelly was named player of the match, ably assisted by Alice, Niamh, Hannah and Catherine McDermott. This victory just shows that the future of soccer in St. Mary's is certainly looking good

St. Mary's U15 soccer team took part in a 13-0 thriller over The Gaelscoil on the 3rd of December.
Alice Linehan started off the action for St. Mary's with a shot off the crossbar, followed quickly with a great goal from inside the box. Ciara Doyle, the Gaelscoil goalie, had a good game making a couple of strong saves.
Mary Creaton carried the ball into the area and took a shot at goal, which ended in the back of the net. St. Mary's dominated with Kelly Perkins creating havoc up front forcing two saves and an unlucky shot just over the bar. Alice Linehan followed this with two more goals excellently taken.
Kelly Perkins made it 5-0 from a great through ball by Brianna Reilly. After another well-taken goal by Alice Linehan the half time score was 6-0.
The second half had three goals for Kelly Perkins, one for Alice Linehan and four for man of the match Grace Casey. Great defensive performances by Hannah Heveran and captain, Mary Taiwo, kept a clean sheet for the St. Mary's girls.


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St. Mary’s capture Schools ‘A’ Cup (from Leinster Leader)

ON Thursday 8 December St. Marys College Naas Volleyball team finaly brought home the schools Senior A cup after over 10 years. The local derby between St. Marys and Holy Family Newbridge was played out in the sports complex in UCD where Naas came out on top in style 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-11). In the first set Naas had the perfect start with Karen Benn leading the way. Naas racked up the points with strong serving from captain Katie Nolan and Heather Clancy. The introduction of Orla Lynch helped the team to seal the first set 25-13. The usual steady and attacking Newbridge side where nowhere to be seen.

After a swich of sides Naas where straight out of the blocks again with unstoppable serving again from Nolan and great defense by Aisling Clancy, Aebhin Nuggent and the always steady Sarah Benn. At the net Karen Benn and Heather Clancy combined well to set up attacks which Newbrige just could not handle.

Now two sets up Naas went into the third set all fired up to hopefully seal the deal and take home the title. With the experience of the Naas team they all really pushed Newbridge over the edge with their intelligent play and ability to change the pace of the game.

Great all round play came from Heather Clancy and Karen Benn who led the team in a great attacking way. Nearing the end of the game Captian Katie Nolan deserved a rest for her great work and was subbed off for the entuisiastic Leanne Campbell. Shortly after Aisling Clancy was replaced by Gina Burke, and after a short passage of play the dream finally became a reaility and the court was invaded by all friends, family and fellow team mates.

After a ten year wait of failed final attempts and hours on end in the school hall Marion Moloney led her devoted team to the ultimate goal.

Ms. Moloney has been such a great motivater and mentor for the past 6 years. On behalf of the team and of the school we would all like to thank her for all her commitment and dedication. This has been such an achievement and will never be forgotton and will go down as one of the greatest wins in the history of St. Mary's Sporting life.



St Marys College Volleyball
This year has been another outstanding  year for the volleyball club in St.Mary’s. The two senior teams had huge successes to reach both the Senior A and Senior B All-Ireland finals on the 8th December in UCD.  The fact that the school had two teams in the respective finals is a feat which has not been achieved by a school in some time and all the players should be hugely proud of their achievements. The Senior A team came out victorious in their final and with some great play on court from all players to beat local rivals, Holy Family, Newbridge, 2-0. There was a great cheer when Captain Katie Nolan lifted the cup, and their coach Ms. Moloney must be very proud of her success and this is something she and this fantastic group of players have worked towards for a very long time. The senior B team, then came on to court and after a great start they were very unlucky to lose the first set 26-14, even with great play from Shauna Clancy, Aoife Bennett, Catríona McCloskey, Robyn Furlong and Hannah Denvir.  In the second set Mercy College, Tuam started stronger and it was too much for our girls to come back from and they lost the match 2-0.  The Senior A squad was comprised of Captain Katie Nolan, Leanne Campbell, Gina Burke, Amy Dowling, Eimear Woods, Emer Kenny, Aeibhín Nugent, Heather Clancy, Orla Lynch, Karen Benn, Sarah Benn, Aisling Clancy. The Senior B Squad comprised of Captain Lucy Madge, Hannah Denvir, Catríona McCloskey, Aoife Bennett, Jill Higgins, Lauren Cooke, Niamh Aherne, Seanagh McCarthy, Shauna Clancy, Robyn Furlong, Sarah O’ Hanlon, Ellen Claffey and Stephanie Murphy.  
The future is definitely bright for volleyball in St Mary’s as three cadette teams have qualified for the All-Ireland quarter finals and these will be played in the coming weeks. Also the first and second year Spikeball teams have qualified for the regional finals which will be played in Portlaoise on the 24th Feb. A huge congratulations must go out to the students who went to the Faroe Islands to play on the Irish Junior team, well done to Katie Nolan, Aebhín Nugent, Karen Benn, Sarah Benn, Aisling Clancy, Heather Clancy and Orla Lynch.

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Badminton 14 B’s

The 14 B’s team consists of Sophie Byrne(captain), Rachael Collins, Brianna Reilly and Elaine Whelan. In our first match we played High School Rathgar. They were our toughest oppenents and we did extremely well. We drew 3-3 but we won on points. Our second match was against Lucan Community School. In this match we won 6-0. In our last league match we played Wesley College and we won  5-1. There were many tight matches against Wesley College, but St. Mary’s girls pulled through. We are now in the knock out stages and we would like to thank Ms. Kelly and Ms. Carroll for training us as most of us had never played badminton until we came to St. Mary’s and we would also like to thank them for organising our matches. Also, we would like to thank Brianna’s and rachael’s moms’ for giving us a lift to and from away matches. Without these people this would not be possible.

Under 16’s Badminton

The school has two Under 16’s teams this year and it has been a great year for both of them.  Both teams won three of their four matches which meant both progressed to the semi finals of Division two.  Unfortunately Naas A had to play Naas B to progress to the final.  Naas A won this match but it was close throughout.  Well done to the B team Gillian Donohoe, Ellen Fay, Orlaigh Behan, Fionola Cassidy and Fionnuala O’ Connor.

The U16 A team progressed to the final and won beating Holy Faith Clontarf 6-0.  The girls compete in the Leinster finals on the 5th of March.  Well done to Amy Barton, Rachel Kinnerk, Anne-Marie Kelly, Doireann Nic Dhonncha and Sylvia Power. 

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St. Mary’s Secondary School, Naas made history by winning their first Kildare Camogie schools league titles with a two point win in the Minor final and a convincing win in the Junior final.  

Their opposition in the Minor final was Scoil Mhuire of Clane. It was a closely contested battle and St. Mary’s were not assured of victory until the last blow of the referee’s whistle.  There were great clashes around the centre field area with Lorna Bergin of St. Mary’s and Annie Harpur of Scoil Mhuire putting in fine displays. Naas were strong in defense with Áine Conway solid at centre back and Katie Kelleghan and Megan Campion scoring up front.  Unfortunately, all the pressure the Clane girls put on in the last 10 minutes came to no avail and the Naas schools hung on by 2 points on a scoreline of 3-0 to 2-1.

In the Junior final it was one way traffic with Confey College battling hard but St. Mary’s unfortunately had too much fire power for the Leixlip team. St Mary’s fielded two forwards from the minor final, Katie Kelleghan and Megan Campion, who again were on target for their schools but it was Sarah Clancy, at centre forward doing most of the damage, with a nice total of 2-5 to her credit – an excellent display of camogie from the Naas Camogie Player.  Confey College had some great defending and was especially evident in keeper Kiva McGing who pulled off several superb saves, however, Mary’s won through well in the end on a scoreline of 7-7 to 0-0.

St. Mary's Junior and Minor Camogie Teams - Kildare Winners 2012

St. Mary's Minor Team Captain receiving the cup


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Gaelic Football 2011-2012

St. Mary's Senior Gaelic Team 2011-2012

The senior team had a fantastic win over Kilcullen in the first round of the Leinster Championship in Naas Gaa grounds. The final score was 3.16 to 4.11 in a pulsating, high quality game of football.
Scorers for St. Mary's were Sinéad O'Brien, Laurie McCarthy, Niamh Bergin, Áine Cummins, Shannon Doheny, Briona Hoban, Leah Whyte, Grace Clifford and Bríd Doolan.
Special mention must go to Caoimhe Jameson, in her first game for the school, who gave an exhibition of corner back play.

The Senior Panel for 2011-2012 is

Grace Clifford (Captain), Aoife Hederman, Niamh O'Connor, Niamh Hederman, Caoimhe Jameson, Shauna Gallagher, Gráinne Jameson, Elaine Corrigan, Bríd Doolan, Leah Whyte, Briona Hoban, Shannon Doheny, Áine Cummins, Amy Hyland, Sinead O'Brien, Katie Buckley, Laurie McCarthy, Niamh Bergin, Chelsea Crowe, Fiona Fallon, Paola Clarke, Niamh Murphy, Katie Buckley.

The Senior Gaelic Football team lost out at the Leinster Quarter Final stage  to Banagher on 30th November, in a keenly contested encounter. St. Mary's were dealt a double blow before the throw in with the loss of Aoife and Niamh Hederman. Niamh Bergin (second year) did a great job in goal at short notice. Scorers for St. Mary's were Grace Clifford, Áine Cummins, Chelsea Crowe and Shannon Doheny. Player of the match was Lydia Furey who was brilliant at centre back. Others to play well along with the scorers were the Jamesons, Gráinne and Caoimhe, Elaine Corrigan and Bríd Doolan.

Under 14 gaelic vs Ardscoil na Trionoide Athy Tuesday 21st feb
St Mary's were defeated by three points 2.09 to 3.03 in the first round of the Leinster championship by ardscoil na trionoide. This was an excellent game of football with St Mary's well on top in the first half leading by nine points at half time. Scores came from Emma Byrne and Niamh Bergin. St Mary's also started the second half brightly with a score from Kate Coffey but sadly that was the end of their scoring as Athy took complete control after that running out three point winners.
Best for St Mary's were Ciara Wall in goal, Hannah Heavren, Cora Moloney, Niamh Bergin, Kate Coffey, Molly Ryan, Ailbhe O Sullivan and Emma Byrne.
Next up is a home game against Holy Family Newbridge so hopefully the girls will have better luck there

Under 14 vs Holy Family Newbridge
St. Mary's were defeated by  2.09 to 1.02 in the second  round of the Leinster championship by Holy Family Newbridge. This was a very close game of football in the first half with St. Mary's just three points down at half time. Scores came from Emma Byrne, Alison Walsh and Mary Creaton. St Mary's also started the second half brightly  but could not add to their score as Holy Family took complete control.
This team has shown fantastic commitment to training and a bright future lies ahead for this group.
Best for St. Mary's were, Cora Moloney, Niamh Bergin, Caoimhe Jameson, Mary Creaton and Louise Murphy.

St. Mary's U 14 Ladies Football Team 2011 - 2012

Gaelic Football 2012-2013

St. Mary's Senior Team 2012-2013

The senior gaelic team had an excellent 3.13 to 3.06 win over Maynooth recently in their first game in the Leinster Championship.
The scorers were Shannon Doheny, Saoirse Ferguson, Aine Cummins, Sinead Harney and Aisling Breslin. Others to play really well were Amie Creaton, Niamh Tuohy, Amy Mahon, Lydia Furey and Rachel Corrigan. Next games are against Loreto Navan and Kilcullen.


The senior Gaelic team had another excellent 4.15 to 4.09 win over Cross and Passion Kilcullen in their second game in the Leinster Championship.
The scorers were Shannon Doheny, Saoirse Ferguson, Áine Cummins, Sinéad O’ Brien Aisling Breslin and Hayley Nolan. Others to shine were Emma Byrne, Niamh Tuohy, Amy Mahon, Lydia Furey, Rachel Corrigan, Gráinne and Caoimhe Jameson and Cliona O’ Connor. Next game is away to Loreto Navan.


Under 14 Gaelic  - St. Mary’s  vs Kilcullen 25/2/13

Even though all players tried very hard, St Mary’s were well beaten in their first game against Kilcullen. The team learned a lot from the experience and should improve for the next match. Best for St. Mary’s were Maria Doyle, Katie Hughes, Grace Casey, Eva Murphy and Louise Murphy. Scorers were Grace Casey and Katie Loughran.

Under 14 vs Holy Family Newbridge - MARCH 2013

St Marys were defeated by 4.07 to 2.08 by Holy Family, Newbridge, in the third round of the Leinster Championship . This was a very close game of football all the way through. Scores came from Niamh Bergin, Katie Loughran, Kate McPhilips, Grace Casey, Rebecca Mulvey  and Alannah Pardy





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