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Awards Night at Our Lady's

Student achievement lauded at Our Lady’s Awards evening……


as the many diverse talents and energies of students are recognised and commended

On Thursday 19th May, Our Lady’s Secondary School community gathered together to recognize and honour special achievements, both academic and altruistic, by its students with a Junior and Senior awards ceremony where there was an impressive display of silverware to be presented.


In welcoming the assembled guests who numbered among them members of the Board of Management, representatives from the Parents Association, members of the business community, parents, teachers & students, Principal, Mr Eddie Kelly complimented the young people on their successes and their participation in a wide range of activities both inside and outside the classroom “it is not only school achievements that we acknowledge at our awards ceremony. Our students participate and compete at county, provincial and national levels. In doing so they achieve great success but it is not only the victories that we recognise but also the manner of their participation. The hallmark of students from Our Lady’s on all these stages is the manner in which they embrace the many opportunities afforded to them- their courtesy, consideration and basic good manners. For this above all else I commend all students who have represented our school over the last 12 months. Their successes, individual and team will be recognised as the ceremony continues”. The breadth and depth of the students’ successes and achievements were mirrored in the many cups being presented on the night. The many and varied programmes and opportunities on offer to students at Our Lady’s were reflected in the awards being presented. The programme for the evening was interspersed throughout with some very talented performances from the Music and Drama departments in the school.


Award winners were:


Arts, Literary & Student Welfare Awards:


Junior Poetry Bank of Ireland Cup: 1st Isobelle Hendry, 2nd Rachel Duffy Senior Poetry Parents’ Association Cup: 1st Emma Bannigan 2nd Ruadhan Curran Drama: Senior: Best Actor Male: Oisin Mc Kiernan Female Actor: Ella O’ Reilly, Junior: Best Male Actor: Samuel Craig, Best Female Actor: Rachel Ward Junior Short Story Credit Union Cup: 1st Alex Clarke 2nd Sophie Malone. Senior Short Story Castlecool Cup: 1stRachel Keenan, 2nd Beth Irwin Junior Music Performing Arts Award: Ben Mc Donnell, Senior Music Performance Award: Jasmine Caraher


Sport Awards:


U14 Basketball Boys Award: Conaire Casey, U14 Basketball Girls Award: Annie Carrol, First Year Girls Regional Champions: Naoimi Mc Caughey & Lucy Carey Junior Basketball Boys Award: Conor Burns, Junior Basketball Girls Award: Alison Gilliland Senior Basketball Awards: Kealan Mc Mahon, Senior Girls Basketball Award:Aoibheann Mc Cooey, Ulster College All Star Awards: Jamie Mooney & Amy Callan Athlete of the Year: Charlie Laverty, International Athletics Presentation: Hazel Hughes Junior Ladies GAA Award U14: Abbie Leer, Junior Ladies GAA Award: Hazel Hughes Senior Ladies GAA Award McElroy Shield: Amy Callan ; DCU Sevens: Hannah Haughey U-14 GAA Award (Boys) Oram GFC Cup: Oliver Kelly, U-15 Boys GAA: Canice Murphy U-16 GAA Award Faughs Cup: Charlie Mc Quillan Senior GAA Player of the Year : Caolan Reilly Junior Sportsperson of the Year Declan Loughman Cup: Caoimhe Kelly Senior Sportsperson of the Year Philip Brady Cup: Thomas Hughes


Academic Awards:


LCVP Award: Anastasija O’ Reilly Leaving Cert Applied Award: Daire Markey, Careers Skill Portal Award: Beth Irwin, Agricultural Science Award: Ciaran Markey, Young Economist of the Year: Sean Brennan, Oisin Mc Kiernan, Luke Brennan & Devin Xue, Art: Senior: Katie Cumiskey Junior: Ella Mackie, JC Project: Isabel Huang Home Economics Award: Senior Sarah Brennan Junior (Ginger C Cup):Annabel Bogue & Francesca Hanratty, JCSP: (Ginger C Cup) Ellen Rose Mc Namara. Junior History Award: Luke Windrum Junior Science Award: Annabel Bogue, Junior German Award: Kellie Murtagh, Fintan Traynor Memorial Cup for Junior Business Studies: Tegan Campbell,

Junior Music: Eanna Curran, Senior Music: Emer Ruddin.


Catherine Conway Cup for Excellence in Chemistry: Emma Bannigan


Carna Transport Cup for Excellence in Physics: Ryan George


Parents Association Cup for Excellence in Maths: Emer Ruddin


Fr Frank McKenna Memorial Award (for Leaving Cert Maths & Physics): Taryn Clarke


Sr Margaret Lyons Cup for Senior Geography: Ruadhan Curran


Mary Geraghty Memorial Environmental Award: Abbey Jones


Cooltrim Cup for Business: Ruadhan Curran


Callaghan Cup for Excellence in Irish: Cian Mc Kenna


Nogent Sur Vernisson Cup for Excellence in French: Emer Ruddin


German/Swiss Embassy Cup for Excellence in German: Ronan Garrivan


O’Dufaigh Cup for Excellence in History: Cassie Connolly


Board of Management Cup for Excellence in English: Emma Bannigan


Academic Achievement Award/Anthony Gallen Cup: Laura Christie & Tara Quinn


CEIST Award: Cassie Connolly


Principal’s Awards: Jamie Hanley


Student of the Year Nominees: Emma Bannigan, Ruadhan Curran, David Mc Ginn, Ronan Garrivan, Daire Markey, Emer Ruddin, Amy Callan & Caolan Reilly


Gerald F Gillanders Student of the Year 2022: Emer Ruddin