Saint Mary's joined the Donnybrook community in the annual lighting of the Christmas tree on Sunday evening. Children from 3rd to 6th class came together on stage to sing some beautiful Christmas songs that were enjoyed by everyone. There was such a merry atmosphere in the area that we were all joined by Santa himself on stage! A massive thank you to Ms. Holohan and her wonderful organizing of such a memorable experience for the children.
Our girls' GAA team were awarded their medals after their Croke Park heroics last night in the Rita Kinsella Hall. Present at the event were two ladies who are no strangers to Croke Park or GAA medals - Dublin stars Lauren Magee and Katie Murray.
After having accepted their medals from the ladies, the girls were given the opportunity to ask questions of the footballing heroes, and they were treated to some valuable advice for the future that could be applied across any sport or life experience.
The school would like to thank Lauren and Katie for coming and sharing their knowledge and experiences and once again commend the fantastic girls on their brilliance on and off the field!
On Thursday, 8th November, 4th and 5th Class were joined in the Rita Kinsella Hall in Belmont for the first cluster rehearsal for the National Children's Choir by St. Pius X GNS and Ranelagh Multi Denominational School. It was a great day and as you can hear from the videos below, the children are sounding fabulous already!
What a fantastic occasion we witnessed on Monday! Our girls' hugely successful season culminated in a well deserved appearance in Croke Park! While the result on the day didn't go our way it's safe to say that the girls and their strong supporters had a great day out in the home of the GAA!
To play in Croke Park was a huge achievement for our girls and they battled to the very end of the game, our captain Mia (0-2) was her usual all action self alongside her midfield partner Alana. Juliette made saves that would make Stephen Cluxton jealous and there were huge performances across the defence of Sarah, Lucy, Caoimhe, Issy, Ríodhna and Grace. Up front the girls battled hard as well, with standout performances from Catherine, Ava, Lucy, Saorla, Daisy and Sophie! The biggest cheer of the day came when substitute Thea stuck her powerful shot into the top corner of the net! All of our girls got to experience playing in Croke Park, including Anna, Aisling, Ailsa, Emily, Thuy, Elaine and Lauren! A notable absentee was Jetta, who made a great impression on her debut in the semi final.
A big thanks to the vocal support from St. Mary's parents, teachers and students that cheered the girls on throughout the game and in many cases throughout the year! It was a huge factor in ensuring that our girls came out of every game smiling.