24/03/2014 18:35


Well Done to Everyone

Cake Sale 2014 was a great success.


'Quality On Show...'

Scoil Mhuire represents Ulster after a clean sweep of Ulster Titles, 2014.
The handball website have recognised the Scoil Mhuire Handball Team's recent achievements as the sole school to represent Ulster in all competitions at National Handball Day, see link below:
Our picture shows Ailandas, Deivydas, Sean, 
Jakub, Tiarnán and Eoghan as 'Ulster' (yellow/black) along with competitors from the other three provinces Connacht (white), Munster (blue) and Leinster (green). 


Congratulations to our School Cross Country Team who retained the Co. Monaghan Athletics Board Large School Boys' Cross Country Cup.
Well done to all the boys on a great team performance on a heavy and muddy course. Congratulations to our neighbours St. Louis GNS who won the Large School Girls' title.




Maith Sibh A Bhuachaillí !

Well done to the Scoil Mhuire handballers on their clean sweep of County and Ulster Titles - a record beating performance. Two National titles at Cumann na mBunscol National Handball Day too!

Saint Mary's Boys' School represented Ulster at National Handball Day in all four competitions U11 Singles, U11 Doubles, U13 Singles, U13 Doubles. photograph courtesy of (missing from photo - Eoghan Mc Ginnity)




 First Holy Communion / Confirmation

First Holy Communion -  Saturday May 17th

Confirmation - Saturday May 24th

St Macartan's Cathedral



Well done to the Scoil Mhuire football team on winning the Cumann na mBunscol Division 1 Title 2013/14.

Saint Mary's defeated St. Joseph's Carrickmacross in the final and the Frank Mc Ginn Cup returned to Monaghan.

Well done to all the boys !


Creative Canvases

A group of very artistic boys have been busy painting canvases for the walls in our school.The paintings are based on our school environment and community. Please click on the link below to view this magnificent artwork.




Comhghairdeas to the Scoil Mhuire Athletic Team who retained their Co. Monaghan Athletics Board LARGE SCHOOL BOYS Title in Carrickmacross. A great team performance from all the boys saw them earn 35 points.  Every member of the Scoil Mhuire Team was placed and contributed to this score. Scoil Rois, Carrickmacross were second with 17 points and Corracrin were third with 12 points.

The boys received fantastic support from all the teachers and parents who cheered them on. 

Saint Mary's have retained this title since the inaugural competition in 1988.

Comhghairdeas to our neighbours St. Louis GNS who retained the LARGE SCHOOL GIRLS title.

Cool Colin News

Congratulations to all the boys who performed so well in this year's musical, Cool Colin.

Thanks to all the parents and grandparents who were kind enough to contact the school with messages of congratulations. We have passed on your messages to the boys and teachers involved.  


Saint Mary's Matty FUNDraiser

Go raibh míle maith agaibh to everyone who contributed to the Matty FUNDraiser on Friday June 7th.

680 euros was raised for this cause. A presentation to representatives of the FUND will be made before the end of the school year.

Iomáint 2013 - Hurling 2013

Well done to the Scoil Mhuire hurlers who qualified for the final of the Cumann na mBunscol Division One Hurling League with victories over Scoil Mhuire na mBuachaillí, Castleblayney and St. Joseph's BNS, Carrickmacross. 

MEITHEAL Scoil Mhuire 2013 

The colours have been selected and paint ordered for MEITHEAL Scoil Mhuire 2013. Our 'Meitheal' involves parents, pupils and staff working together voluntarily for the good of the school community. This year's project in Saint Mary's will see the school play areas transformed with a splash of colour. Almost forty people have volunteered so far, a fantastic response!

Keep an eye on this webpage for updates on dates and times. All parents who have submitted mobile numbers will receive NOTIFICATION of developments by TEXT.

If you wish to take part in the MEITHEAL, by painting or supporting behind the scenes, contact the school officeor send in a note in your child's journal. More details to follow.

Hand of Friendship - Rang V

Fifth Class News - Hand of Friendship

Over the course of this year, Ms. Mc Ginn’s fifth class have been taking part in a project called Hand of Friendship. There have been six modules. Hand of Friendship is a project where children explore topics such as friendship, diversity and sectarianism and how they may resolve conflicts arising throughout their lives. Through working together on hands-on, interactive modules, students form friendships with others from across the community and across the border.

     But it wasn’t just our school that took part in this project. St. Brigid’s Primary school from Brocagh in Dungannon, Aughnacloy primary school and Clontibret National School took part too. 

     We were put into groups with around three people from each school in them. Then we did various activities such as surveying each other, designing sports events and artwork. We got two breaks also in which we were served snacks and delicious food.

In the final Module “Working it Out” we did a sports event through maths. We played darts, basketball, skipping, penalty shoot outs and bowling. We showed our scores in averages, percentages, fractions, decimals and ratios. At the end everyone was awarded a Certificate. It was very enjoyable and we all loved it.

By Brian Mc Ateer


Well done to the Saint Mary's School Chess Team who finished in 9th place at a keenly contested National Finals in the South Court Hotel in Limerick. Team members were Killian Mc Adam, Lorcán O' Rourke, Shane Gavan, Dylan Maguire and Karthikeyan Manoharan. Killian and Dylan had a taste of the National Finals for a second year in succession.  The entire team performed admirably in a bid to better their 5th place finish in last year's competition. 

Karthik in an incredible performance finished joint third in the individual category - a fantastic achievement. The day was a great experience for all the boys!

7th June. Saint Mary's Matty FUNDraiser

NON-Uniform DAY - Friday the 7th of June  ---------- NON-Uniform DAY - Friday the 7th of June 

On Friday the 7th of June all boys are invited to come to school without their uniforms. Instead the boys can either wear their own clothes or, which will be more fun, dress as a cowboy or indian.

Each boy is asked to give €2 or more towards the Matty Fund to raise money for one of our past-pupilsMatthew Fitzpatrick who needs our help. All money will be collected in school.

THE MATTY FUND - Non-Profit Organisation

The Matty Fund has been set up for Matty (Matthew) Fitzpatrick, Dr Mc Kenna Tce, Monaghan.

"Matty fell & damaged his spinal cord.The Matty Fund aims to raise money to make his home wheelchair accessible & (to meet) any other needs he may have."


Banner Painting in Museum

Mr. Grundy's Fifth Class were invited to go to Museum to paint a banner for their school. Details are here.


Congratulations to the boys who received the sacrament of Confirmation last Saturday. It was a lovely ceremony and the day went very well.  Thanks to Ms. Casey and Ms. Mc Avinchey for all the hard work they did preparing the boys for their big day. 

School Musical Dates. 

We can now confirm that the dates for the school musical will be as advertised, that is June 12th, 13th and 14th. The County Athletics will take place the following week. 

Tickets will go on Sale on May 29th and will cost €5 each. They will be for sale in the school's library from 8:45am until 9:00am. They are not available from the office or the class teachers.
The show will start at 7:30pm (sharp!) and we expect it to last roughly 90 minutes. 
All classes begin 'Big' Rehearsals this week. This is the time when all the work individual classes and groups have being doing is brought together. It is the first time the boys will have a chance to see what the other classes have been rehearsing over the past month or so. 
Only three weeks left until 'Curtain Up'. 

Fifth Class Mystery. 

What is this? 

To find out click here


Saint Mary's - County Monaghan Soccer Champions 2013 - Large Schools


Well done to the Scoil Mhuire soccer team who won the Co. Monaghan FAIS soccer competition for Large Schools on Thursday 2nd May. This is the third year in succession that Saint Mary's have won this competition. Most impressive in a solid overall team performance were Corey Mc Ardle in midfield and Martynas Pilvinis in defence.

Saint Mary's now look forward to the FAIS Ulster Finals on Thursday May 16th. 


St. Mary's Boys' School Monaghan took great pleasure in welcoming St. Mary's Boys' School Maynooth to our school on Tuesday, 30th April. The Maynooth boys were paying a return visit having hosted Mr. Grundy's class in February.  There are more details here

Cross Country Success

Well done to the Scoil Mhuire Cross Country Team who won the County Cross Country competition in Kilmore, Scotstown on Monday, 22nd April. The boys ran really well as a team and well deserved their first place, with a score of 16 points.

First home was Stephen Ward to claim gold, Lorcán O'Rourke won silver, while Conor Mc Crystal and Conor Mc Cooey rounded off the scoring in 6th and 7th place respectively.

Nine of our team finished in the top twelve finishers in a great team performance

Saint Mary's 2013 success marks the school's seventeenth consecutive Cross Country championship win.

Scoil Mhuire have won twenty-three Monaghan County Athletics Board Large Schools' Cross Country titles since winning the inaugural competition in 1988.

Maith sibh a bhuachaillí!

Thanks also to all the parents and teachers who turned up to support our school, go raibh míle maith agaibh. 




Spring Comes To St. Mary's Boys' School Monaghan.

These bulbs were planted by some of our Fifth Class pupils when they were in Second Class. 






School Uniform 2013/2014

A new school tie for Scoil Mhuire for the school year 2013/2014 and subsequent years will  be available soon (see picture) this tie will replace the navy tie. Current pupils may continue to wear their navy ties indefinitely. 

The new Saint Mary's tie is compulsory for all newly enrolled pupils and will soon be available for purchase in The Fabric Centre, Park St. and in Siopa na Scoile.

An affordable, reversible school jacket is recommended for all pupils and can also be purchased in The Fabric Centre.


Green Schools - Energy Flag Awarded

The Green School Committee were delighted to learn this week that Scoil Mhuire is to be awarded its second Green Flag. Well done to the committee members and all pupils who have helped to achieve this award.

Particular thanks is due to Ms. Coleman, Ms. Mc Entee and Mr. Grundy for their work in co-ordinating this project.

More news to follow.

INTO Mini-Sevens

Comhghairdeas to our Mini-Sevens football team captained by Lorcán O'Rourke, who emerged victorious from Round 1 of the INTO Cumann na mBunscol Mini-Sevens and qualified for the County Finals. 

The Scoil Mhuire boys recorded victories over Scoil Mhichil - Cor Cheachan, Scoil Bhríde - Liatroim, Scoil Ultain, Muineachán and Scoil Mhuire, Machaire Airne.

Particularly impressive for Scoil Mhuire were Eoghan Mc Ginnity and Terence Mc Donald in attack, Niall Mc Kenna in defence and Conor Mc Cooey in midfield.

Panel: Oisín Fagan, Stephen Ward, Niall Mc Kenna, Conor Mc Cooey, Lorcán O' Rourke, Eoghan Mc Ginnity, Terence Mc Donald, Tiarnán O' Rourke, Lochlainn Power, Conor Mc Avoy.


Clothes Collection 

Saint Mary's Parents' Association are collecting all surplus clothing and footwear from the Saint Mary's School Community as an alternative way to help raise funds for the school. If you have any unwanted clothing or footwear please send same into school. This collection will be ongoing until the end of this school year. Please ensure all items are clean and in tied plastic bags. A specific Collection Evening to allow parents to drop off items after school / work will be facilitated in due course.

Basketball News

Well done to the twelve boys who represented our school in the Monaghan County Blitz on Wednesday 10th April in St. Macartan's College Sports Hall.

The boys made it through to the Semi-Finals where they were beaten by only 3 points by a very good Corracrin team who went on to win the Final by a comfortable margin. Well done to our top-scorer Conor McCrystal and to our joint captains, Dylan Maguire and Lorcan O'Rourke who provided such superb leadership both on and off the court.

Thanks also to teachers, Ms. Casey and Mr. Grundy for giving up their time to coach the boys to such a high standard, and past-pupils Richard, Mantas and Ramunas who helped and encouraged the boys. 

Unawe News  

The boys from Fifth Class have being making headlines in the astronomy world.

Following their very successful Solar System Project they've been mentioned very favourably on the UNAWE webpage. Click here for details. Well Done to all the boys. 


Green School News. 

The Green School Committee welcomed Nial O'Connor to our school on Wednesday 20th March. Nial inspected our school to see if we deserve our Energy Flag. As soon as we know we'll post the news here on our school's website. 

 Our motto  this year is 

"Pick up the litter, Turm off the light, Let us win this Fight Fight Fight" 

we think we're winning the fight against wasting energy in our school. We'll know soon if Nial agrees. 

Here is a short video of some of the things we've being doing in our school. 

Here is a game you can play at home to help you become more aware of how you use energy 

Saint Mary's

Triple Cumann na mBunscol Ulster Handball Champions and Double National Winners !

Congratulations to the Saint Mary's handballers who competed in the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Ulster Handball Finals in Glenfin on Saturday February 23rd. 

Primary school handballers from schools all over Ulster converged on the Donegal venue in anticipation of keenly contested matches and a high standard of play.

In the four Ulster competitions for boys Scoil Mhuire won three Ulster Titles and were runners-up in the fourth. 

The following were the results.

U13 Singles - Justas Dambinskas - Cumann na mBunscol Ulster Champion 2013

U13 Doubles - Jakub Szkup and Konrad Kowal - Cumann na mBunscol Ulster Champions 2013

U11 Singles - Eoghan Mc Ginnity - Cumann na mBunscol Ulster Champion 2013

U11 Doubles - Tiarnán O Rourke and Deivydas Kaklauskas - Cumann na mBunscol Ulster Runners-up 2013

Congratulations to all the boys on a fantastic achievement from all at Scoil Mhuire.

Eoghan, Jakub and Konrad went on to win U11 and U13 National Titles in the National Finals in Kingscourt.

Maith sibh a bhuachaillí !

Musical News

Actors and Logo chosen for Cool Colin

20 boys were offered 'main roles' in this year's musical, Cool Colin. You can read the list of young actors here

We are also pleased to announce the winner of our 'Design a Logo Competition' is Lorcan O'Rourke from Sixth Class. 

Well Done Lorcan and thanks to all the boys who entered.

Handball News 

Well done to the Scoil Mhuire handballers who had a clean sweep for the second year in a row at the Cumann na mBunscol County Monaghan Championships on Saturday 26th January. The boys won the Singles and Doubles competitions at both U11 and U13 level.

Green School Committee

If you've visited our school recently you'll have noticed signs on all the external doors encouraging you to 'Keep This Door Closed'. This is part of a new initiative by the Green School Committee to try and reduce the amount of heat loss. We are also encouraging people in our school to 'Turn Off the Lights' if they're not needed. All this is part of our attempt to win our next Green Flag. The theme this year is Energy. We are busy trying to reduce the amount of fossil fuels we use to heat and light our school. We will be putting the results of our efforts on the webpage soon. It's a lot of hard work but we are lucky to have a very active and involved committee under the chairmanship of Morgan Murphy from Sixth Class. You can click on this page for the latest information. 



26/08/2012 09:49


Michael Mahony, past pupil of St. Mary's is the top Leaving Certificate student in St. Macartan's College in 2012 with 585 points.

He also shared the honour of Student of The Year.

Michael is the son of Martin and Bríd Mahony, Tirkeenan, Monaghan.



26/08/2012 09:48


Star Site:

Our school website has been chosen as "Star Site" on scoilnet. ( )

Scoilnet - Star Site

22/06/2012 10:09

Musical News

Well Done to the cast of Fifth and Sixth classes on three terrific performances. The shows on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday went really well and the boys received standing ovations each night.

Thanks to all the parents, families and friends of the boys who supported them so well.

Once again we thank Lavery Video Services for recording the show. And to Panic Hire for their terrific sound, lights, and a first for this year, effects! And Castle Stage Hire for the brilliant stage.

28/05/2012 11:48

On Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th, the Ulster Champions went down yet again to the National Finals in Athlone and had great success!

The u16 team (Darragh Cooper, Tom Lynch, Kelvin Cawley, Ryan Aughey and Dylan Maguire) finished 4th place. They fought hard in the semi-final against Munster but came out second losing 5-0. They were sad but they pulled themselves together and went into Sunday's game full of confidence. They fought even harder this time but again finished out with a loss of 4-1 with Kelvin winning the only game. They still held their heads up high and accepted 4th place.

The u12 (Josh Maguire, Killian McAdam, Lorcon O'Rourke, Shane Gavan, Luke Coyle, Oisin Fagan and Ogie Duffy) finished a magnificent 2nd place! On Saturday, they played Munster and it was a tie with wins from Josh and a fantastic win from Lorcon leaving it a tie as Luke drew and Killian and Shane were very unlucky as they were runners up in their games. The score was 2 and a half to 2 and a half. The boys got a fifteen minute break and then went in and beat them 4-1 with wins from Josh, Killian, Lorcon and Shane. They were so happy as they began the long journey home. The next day they got ready to play the biggest match of their life. Unfortunantly they were runners up losing only 3 and a half to 1 and a half. As the u16 they held their heads high and became the 2nd best team in Ireland.

It was a great day out and it only got better when the whole team went mad on the bouncy castles! The boys managers were so proud. (Raymond Aughey, Gerrey Maguire and Columba Lynch)

It was a great day out!

22/06/2012 10:59

Well done to our Cross Country Runners who won the County Championship last night in Beech Hill. It was a tough and draining course but the boys were more than a match for it. Patrick McCarron accepted the cup on behalf of the team to loud cheers from the parents, teachers and large group of supporters.

22/05/2012 13:38

Congratulations to to our FAI 5-a-side team who defeated St. Joseph's,  Carrickmacross yesterday.

They will travel to Burnfoot in Donegal tomorrow for the Provincial Finals. Good Luck to John Lowry, Thomas Croarkin, Niall Crawley, Conor McCrystal, Patrick McCarron, Corey McArdle, Jamie Shields and Neilas Barvydas.

22/05/2012 13:37

Good Luck to the Chess Team!

Good luck to Ryan Aughey, Conor McCrystal, Killian McAdam and DylanMaguire who are away playing Chess in Limerick today.

22/05/2012 14:32

Congratulations to all the boys who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday the 19th of May. Thanks to Fr. Chester for a lovely service and for all his help in the preparation.

Thanks also to Mr. McEntee and Ms. McAdam for all their hard work and to Mrs. Deeney, Mrs Quinlan and the choir for the beautiful singing. Ms. McEntee and Mrs. McGovern and the tin whistle players' harmonious music added greatly to the service. All was accompanied by Gerard Toal on the organ.

Thanks to Jamie for the photos!

16/05/2012 10:13

Ms. McElvaney's class raised a grand total of €330 for Down Syndrome Ireland when they held an ice-cream funday in their classroom on Wednesday 16th of May.


Well done boys and girls for all your hard work!



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