Success in ‘Abair’ Irish Public Speaking Competition

Students from St. Mary’s College recently took part in the regional heat of Gael Linn’s prestigious ‘Abair’ Irish public speaking competition on Tuesday 7th February. Students David Duffy,  Jack Lambert, Krzysztof Baran and Philip Oladele represented the school on the day.

Competitors had to speak about a topical issue for three minutes each. David spoke about ‘Breat-imeacht’ / ‘Brexit’, Krzysztof spoke about ‘Athrú Aeráide’ / ‘Climate Change’, Jack spoke about ‘Drugaí agus Spórt’ / ‘Drugs and Sport’ and Philip spoke about ‘Caimiléireacht sna Cluichí Oilimpeacha’ / ‘Corruption in the Olympics Games’.

All four speakers excelled on the day and Krzysztof was delighted to achieve second place in the Junior Certificate category, receiving high commendation from the judges. Krzysztof will now go on to the final of the competition. Comhghairdeas mór leo!

Badminton Success for the Marist

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A huge congratulations to our Under 16 Badminton Team who placed first in the Louth Championship on Thursday 26th January 2017. Ciarán Curley, Kyle Rafferty, Robin Sun and Brian Murphy-Duncan faced off tough competition from three other schools.
We wish the boys good luck when they represent St. Mary’s College and County Louth in the Leinster Finals on 2nd February 2017.
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Problem Solving Competition held in St. Mary’s College

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The annual Junior Problem Solving Competition was held in St. Mary’s College on 26th January 2017. This event gave students the opportunity to test their physics and maths knowledge to solve numerous different problems. Both students and teachers were intrigued by the challenges on the night and there was much chewing of pens and gnashing of teeth in the race to find the quickest solutions. Congratulations to Dundalk Grammar School who emerged victorious on the night.
At this moment, pencils are being sharpened and calculators are at the ready for next year.
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