Mar 21

Gaisce Adventure Activity

SMHS pupils from TY and 6th Year participated and completed the Adventury Activity element of their Gaisce Programme this week. Well done to the pupils for completing the task of walking 25km yesterday. There were plenty of smiling faces and sore feet afterwards, but no complaints! Well Done girls!






Mar 19

Thomas F. Meagher Presentation

On Thursday 12th March Transition Year students Amelia Burke, Jessica Daly Mc Carthy and Lily Duggan travelled to Waterford representing the school to accept an Irish Flag. The Irish flag was presented to the school from the Thomas F. Meagher Foundation.  FullSizeRender image (1)

Mar 12

5th Year LCVP Students fundraising for Pieta House


Mar 12

Orienteering in Doneraile

Congrats to SMHS students today for participating in the Munster Schools Orienteering Championships in Doneraile



Mar 11

2nd years cruise through Quarter Final

St Marys 2nd year basketball team had a great win today in their quarter final against Scoil Mhuire Kanturk. 

The playoffs begin for the over-30 basketball league Aug. 4 at the fitness center here. The championship game is scheduled to take place Aug. 10 at the fitness center gym here.

The game started slow with Abby Quirke the only player to get her name on the scoresheet in the first quarter. Hoever in the remaining three quarters St. Marys proved too strong and the game finished on a scoreline of 32 to 8.


Top scorers:

Abby Quirke (15 points)

Ellen Bamber (6 points)

Sinead Crowe (4 points)



A group of 5th year LCVP Students organised a Cake Sale on Tuesday 3rd March 2015 to  raise funds  for The Pieta House Charity.  With help from fellow 5th year LCVP students, staff and parents they have raised €350.  Very well done to Ashling, Chloe, Loressa, Jasmine and Hayley.



Mar 09

All-Ireland winning past pupils visit St. Mary’s High School with the Brendan Martin Cup


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Mar 09


Our school showjumping teams have been busy since the new year.  On Sunday 25 January, three teams competed in the Inter Schools Showjumping Competition in Ballyrafter Equestrian Centre in Lismore.  They fought and jumped high to retain their title, but with one little glance of the pole, they found themselves in 2nd place.  Indiviual places were achieved by Lucy Mellerick and Karynn Collins. Thanks to their traininer, Dara Mellerick and all the parents who put in so much effort in making this outing for our school teams memorable.


The jumpers were out again on Saturday 4th February 2015, in Ballinamona Equestrian Centre, Co Waterford. They competed in the Derby Interschool Competition and again with one pole down, and they were awarded  second place,  in a hard and demanding course of 25 combination jumps.


Their most recent competition was in Maryville Equestrian Centre on Sunday 8th March 2015.  After a nail-biting jump-off, and one pole down, the team found themselves in 2nd place.  Our teams and parents must be congratulated for their participation and pride in representing our school.


The equestrian teams are made up students from all years groups and display a high level of committment and success in the three main disciplines of equestrian sport.  Well done to all the girls and their parents, who’s participation we cannot do without.

The girls are busy training and competing and look forward to the next interschool competition in June at the Cork Summer Show.

Our current 2014/15 team members are:

Orla Fleming

Emma Murphy

Karynn Collins

Alannah Budd

Jennifer Hennessy

Lucy Mellerick

Clara O Riordan

Lucy Reaney

Shauna Reaney

Aiofe Bernard

Just a reminder, the Equestrian Group meet most Mondays, in Room 15 at 1.05 pm to have lunch and talk about our horses/ponies.  It is open to all students who have a interest in all things equestrian.




Mar 07

Cork Schools Orienteering Winners

Congratulations to Alannah Budds (1st place) in the 2nd/3rd categories in the CSOA event in Fota last month.

Also pictured here are Faith McKevitt, Tara Daly and Andrea Mullane who won the team bronze medal in the orienteering event.

The girls have now qualified into the Munster Finals in Doneraile next week. SMHS wish you all the best of luck!



Mar 06

Discover Cork Heritage Project Winners!

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Well Done to all Transition Year students who took part in the Discover Cork Heritage project.

Congratulations to the following girls on their success!


Leaving Certificate Group Project Winners:

2nd Place – Niamh Mills, Ciara McGrath, Elle-Marie Linehan and Laura Broderick – Aghada Airfield

3rd Place – Grace O Driscoll, Ellen Flynn, Helen Cantwell, Otayo Ladejdoi – Leamlara House

5th Place – Eimear Hallahan, Ellie Wilson, Laura Cosgrove, Dayna Bradley – Ballymaloe House


Leaving Certificate Class Project Winners:

1st Place – TY Beckett – Midleton Town Now and Then

2nd Place – TY Heaney – A Look at the Jameson


Best Film

2nd Place – Sile Scanlon, Aoife Shine, Vivenne Stack and Nicole Murphy – Ballycotton Lifeboat


The Award Ceremony will take place on Friday the 13th of March at 6.30pm in the Silversprings Convention Centre, Silversprings Hotel, Cork.

All students who took part in the project are welcome to attend along with parents.


Well Done Girls!

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