David is St Mary’s Student of the Year

David is St Mary’s Student of the Year
David takes Fr McGeough Cup as St Mary’s Student of the Year

David takes Fr McGeough Cup as St Mary’s Student of the Year

ST Mary’s College hosted their annual prize giving ceremony recently, a night when the wealth of talents and achievements of the students are recognised.

The highlight of the night as always was the Student of the Year Award. The Fr. McGeough Perpetual Cup was awarded to David Yore. Throughout his time in the Marist, David has constantly contributed to the academic, social and sporting life of the school, showing leadership organising fundraising events, involvement in Gaelic, basketball, and he was Louth Minor Hurler of the Year. A true example to all of being the best one can be.

After a warm welcome by Principal Mr Con McGinley, the opening address was by special guest speaker Mr Gerard McGuill, a former Marist student and teacher, and a principal in Castleblayney for the last 11 years. He spoke of the changes in the Marist since he began as a pupil there at four years of age and the bright future we now have to look forward to with the new state-of-the-art school building to start in 2015. He encouraged students to believe in themselves. The future is theirs and to make it the best it can be.

Many students were rewarded for their work ethic and their resultant success. Among them sixth year students, Emmet O’Grady, Naoise O’Hagan, Sean McGuill, Aaron Daly, Anna Yatskiv and Ryan Trainor. Dillon McGorman won two awards as did Third Year students Wiktoria Staszak, Christian Farrelly and Peter Ledwith. Pilar Esteban Rojo, received three awards: best History student, the Chaplaincy Award and the M.E.A. Award for her Outstanding Contribution to School Life.

The Oisin O Dalaigh Perpetual Trophy, for Senior Sportsperson of the Year, was awarded to Sixth Year student, Samuel Fasan in recognition of his all round sporting ability including athletics, soccer, Gaelic football and basketball. Third Year student Sean Murphy received the Junior Sportperson of the Year Award. Basketball captain, Faolain Tynan-Kelleher and the under-19 boys basketball team were the worthy recipients of the Peadar Gallagher Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sport making History for St Mary’s All-Ireland bronze medalists.

The highlight of the night as always was the Student of the Year Award. The Fr. McGeough Perpetual Cup was awarded to David Yore. Throughout his time in the Marist, David has constantly contributed to the academic, social and sporting life of the school, showing leadership organising fundraising events, involvement in Gaelic, basketball, and he was Louth Minor Hurler of the Year. A true example to all of being the best one can be.

Congratulations to all who received awards on the night-their dedication, enthusiasm and talents are inspiration to all.