ST MARY’S ACADEMY St. Mary's Academy CBS, Railway Road, Carlow, Ireland.
Phone: 059 9142419 Fax: 059 9130922

Extra Curricular


We are extremely grateful to our staff members for giving so generously of their time outside the classroom to provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Various studies have shown that the involvement of students in these activities is hugely important in developing a sense of belonging to the school and, therefore, enhances the students’ chances of succeeding in school.

The activities on offer may vary from year to year, depending on teacher availability and student needs. We encourage your son to get involved in some event. The activities currently on offer and the teachers who promote these activities include:

Gaelic Football – Pat Ahern, Maurice Browne,  Michael Kehoe
Hurling – Sean Kealy, Joe Nolan, James Cronin
Soccer – Tony Cleere,  Wesley Watchorn
Basketball –  Aileen Tennant, Caitriona Cronin,
Golf – Colin Dunne
Athletics – Michael Kehoe
Handball – Pat Ahern
Quizzes – Joe Nolan
Debating (English) – Lorna Canavan, Michelle Dunne
Debating (Gaeilge) –  Patricia Moloney, Pat Hennessy
Debating (German) – Evelyn Allan
Debating (French) - Evelyn Allan, Anne Ahern
Library – Brighid Hennessy
Green Schools / Conservation – Committee
Young Scientist Competition – Aileen Tennant
Peace & Justice – Laura Walshe
Young Social Innovators –  Michelle Dunne
Meitheal/ Student Council – Michele Clonan

The activities offered will vary from year to year, depending on student demand and teacher availability.

Gaelic Football

We are very proud of the contribution made to the Carlow GAA county teams by our teachers and past pupils. At the moment the senior Football panel, under the guidance of Luke Dempsey - also a past pupil - is using the school gym in their preparations for the coming year. Pictured below are some of our past pupils on the currrent panel.

Shane Redmon & Sean Gannon

  Paul Cashin, Conor Lawlor, Cormac Mullins, Luke Dempsey, Derek Hayden & Brendan Kavanagh.

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