St. Mary's College - Extra Curricular Activities
Extra Curricular Timetable 2012-2013
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.
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.
Congratulations to all the girls who took part in the DCU Invitational cross country race yesterday.
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.
Alexandra College (5) V’s (0) St. Marys Naas 17th Nov
St. Marys Naas (6) V’s (1) St. Wolstans Celbridge
St. Mary's U15 soccer team took part in a 13-0 thriller over The Gaelscoil on the 3rd of December.
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.
IMAGES FROM THE FINAL!
St Marys College Volleyball
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.
ST. MARY’S STORM HOME WITH TWO VICTORIES
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
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.
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 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 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.
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 2013St 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