30th March 2023

Minor Camogie News


Our minor camogie players endured a tough battle taking on Abbey Community College Boyle in the second group game last week. Abbey got off to a great start with 2 quick goals which left our girls with a lot to do. The 2 goals remained the difference at half time. The Convent girls came out fighting in the second half and took the lead with just 5 minutes left on the clock. Our girls showed great resilience and determination to stay in the game and to come out on top. Final score 06:04 to 06:02. Many thanks to their coach Ms. Connolly and well done girls!

Minor Camogie Panel: Faye Satchwell, Sarah Jane O’Connor, Karen Whyte, Chloe Connaughton, Laura McSharry, Charlie Kilmartin, Orlagh Crehan, Aisling Harris, Alannah McCormack, Rachel Campbell, Alisha Connaughton, Sarah Reilly, Caoimhe Finan, Sally Towey, Aoife Connolly, Rebecca Clarke, Ivannah Looby, Hannah O’Connor, Roirí Gately, Anna Fallon, Amy Murray, Emily O’Gara, Grace Gannon, Aisling Faughnan, Clara Tully and Moya Kelly.

Our minor camogie panel who defeated Abbey Community College Boyle in their second round group game recently.


Fifth Year Retreat to Knock Shrine


Our Fifth Year Students participated in the Elphin Diocesan Faith and Life Retreat Day which was held at Knock Shrine on Thursday 23rd March.  Accompanied by their teachers Ms Fitzmaurice and Ms Coleman, the day consisted of inspirational talks, workshops and fun activities delivered by Fr. Eamonn Bourke (Chaplain, UCD), An Tobar Nua School Retreat Team, Natalie Doherty (Archdiocese of Dublin) and Colette Furlong (Sligo). Music for the day was provided by Elation Ministries, led by Paul Keogh, Principal, Summerhill College, Sligo. Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin, ended the day with a wonderful reflection on the Stations of the Cross. Our students enjoyed their day and appreciated the time and space to reflect on their own faith journey. Many thanks to RE teacher and fifth year head Ms Fitzmaurice for organising the retreat.

Pictured at the recent 5th year retreat to Knock Shrine are Anna Murray and Gwen Killion.

Pictured at the recent 5th year retreat to Knock Shrine are Caoimhe Walsh, Hollie Kilroe and Eadaoin Walsh.

Pictured at the recent 5th year retreat to Knock Shrine are Cliodhna O’Brien, Aisling Brennan, Katie Mullaney and Rachel McGann.

Pictured at the recent 5th year retreat to Knock Shrine are Cassie Doorly, Alicia Nolan, Michaela Lohan and Rachel Killeen.


U14 Football News


Well done to our U-14 Gaelic Football team who have qualified for the Connacht ‘B’ Final after a one point victory over Mount Saint Michael, Claremorris on Friday 24th March. In what was a tight and pulsating game, played in various weather conditions at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence, the Convent of Mercy girls showed great team-spirit and resilience to get over the line. MSM Claremorris got off to a bright start scoring 4 points without reply. The Mercy defence led by Sarah Reilly, Aoibhinn Shanagher and Chloe Connaughton helped to limit the damage from this strong start by Claremorris. Our girls grew into the game as time went on and were rewarded for their play with two quickfire goals from Hannah O’Connor and Rachel Campbell. Claremorris fought back to level proceedings before Hannah O’Connor struck for a third goal right on the stroke of half-time to give us a three point advantage.

Alanna McCormack stretched our lead to four points straight after the restart before Claremorris fought their way back with two goals of their own either side of points from Grace Gannon. The game was level approaching the final minutes with Emma Feeney, Sarah Jane O’Connor and Leah O’Connor working tirelessly to keep Claremorris at bay. The Convent of Mercy girls showed great patience in the final moments, keeping possession of the ball until Ella Brennan stepped up to kick the winning point to cap off a wonderful team performance.

Final Score: Convent of Mercy 3-04, MSM Claremorris 2-06.

U14 Panel: Faye Satchell, Myah Madden, Sally Towey, Leah O’Connor, Sarah Reilly, Mattea Cox, Mia Nally, Chloe Connaughton, Aoibhinn Shanagher, Rebecca Clarke, Emily Ryan, Ruth King, Isabel Fitzpatrick, Alanna McCormack, Sarah Jane O’Connor, Grace Gannon, Amy Rogers, Hannah O’Connor, Tara O’Connor, Emma Feeney, Ella Dwyer, Saoirse Garvin, Freya Cumiskey, Rachel Campbell, Simone Carroll, Sadie Devaney, Ella Brennan, Aisling Faughnan, Katie Foley, Sarah Jane Keogh, Emily O’Reilly, Moya Kelly, Roisin O’Grady, Sophie Hanley and Aisling Harris.

U14 Gaelic Football Panel after their recent win against Mount St Michael, Claremorris..




Well done to 6th Year Chemistry students Arya Thampi and Kate Cunningham who recently competed in the Chemistry Olympiad Ireland competition. Approximately 200 students from all over Ireland take part in this competition annually and the competition involves multiple rounds.

A special congratulations to Arya who progressed to Round 1B after she finished in the top one-third of students in Round 1A.

Well done to both Kate and Arya on your achievements and thanks to your Chemistry teacher Mr. McLoughlin.

Pictured are Kate Cunningham and Arya Thampi who recently competed in the Chemistry Olympiad Ireland competition.