On Thursday 18th May, Our Lady’s Secondary School community gathered together to recognize and honour special achievements, both academic and altruistic, by its students with an Awards ceremony where there was an impressive display of silverware to be presented. This year the awards were presented by Principal Eddie Kelly and Deputy Principals Jane Treanor and Darren Bishop.
In welcoming the audience, 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 tonight. 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 their courtesy, consideration and basic good manners. For this above all else I commend all students who contributed to our school during this academic year. Their successes, individual and team will be recognised as the ceremony continues”. He finally expressed his thanks to the many people involved in the organization of the evening, to the sponsors, parents, staff and students, without whom there would be no awards evening.
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.
Award winners were:
Female Junior Soccer Player of the Year: Macy Treanor, U15 Girls Soccer Regional Winners: Macy Treanor, Male Senior Soccer Player of the Year: Josh Hannon, Female Senior Soccer Player of the Year: Chloe Caul, U17 Boys Soccer Regional Winners: Éanna Curran & Callum O’Reilly, U-14 Boys Basketball Award: Alex McGinnity, U-14 Girls Basketball Award: Caoimhe Beirne, U-16 Boys Basketball Award: Tiernan McGeough, Junior Girls Basketball: Ashlinn Hughes, Senior Basketball Awards: Kealan McMahon, Laura Grimes, Cross Country Athlete of the Year Award: Malachy Treanor, Ladies U-14 GAA Award: Megan Boyle, Junior Ladies GAA Award: Caoimhe Kelly, U-14 Ladies Ulster Cup: Naoimi McCaughey, Senior Ladies GAA Award McElroy Shield: Grace Cumiskey, DCU Senior Ladies GAA Blitz: Hazel Hughes, Junior Boys U-13 G.A.A. Award: Niall Fanthorpe, Senior GAA Player of the Year : Conor Curran, Junior Boys (U-14) GAA Award: James Ennis, Junior Boys (U-15) GAA Award: Cathal Malone, U-16 G.A.A. Award (Boys) – Castleblayney Faughs Perpetual Cup: Stephen Hamill, All Star Award Presentation – Girls: Laura Grimes, Hazel Hughes, Hannah Haughey & Niamh Flannagan, All Star Award Presentation – Boys: Jamie Mooney, Junior Sports Person of the Year – Declan Loughman: Tristan Nugent, Senior Sportsperson of the Year Philip Brady Cup: Stephen Mooney.
Junior Poetry Award: Caley Treanor (1st Place), Alex Clarke (Runner-up), Senior Poetry Award: Isabel Huang (1st Place), Teegan Campbell (Runner-up), Junior Drama Award: Aishia Lee and Aoibh Bishop, Senior Drama Awards (Male): Max Morgenroth & Tommy McEneaney, Short Story (Junior) Award: Aoibh Bishop (1st Place), Ruby Daly (2nd Place), Short Story (Senior) Award: Sari Daly (1st Place), Isabel Huang (2nd Place), Excellence in 1st Year Spelling Bee Competition: Gráinne Brannigan, Junior Music Performance Award: Áine Cadden, Senior Music Performance Award: Shane Miller, Student Council Awards: Pauric Mc Bride, Ross Mc Guire, Oisin O’Neill, Áine Gibbons,
Aoife Wynne, Ulrika Mc Mahon, Ciara Brady, Esther Asekun and Kieva Mc Bennett
Junior Music Award: Alex Clarke, Senior Music Academic Award: Aoife Wynne,
LCVP Award: Grace Kelly, Leaving Cert Applied Award: Kieva McBennett, Agricultural Science Award: Roisín Lennon, Construction Studies Award: Joshua Bannigan & Killian McAdam Art: Senior: Chloe Kavanagh, Junior: Ruby Murphy JC Project: Abeigh McMahon, Home Economics Award: Senior Aoife Eccles, Junior: Abbie Claire Cassidy & Katie Bannigan, L2LP Home Economics Award: Noah Mc Clenaghan, Junior History Award: Ellie Kieran, Junior Science Award: James McEneaney, Junior Maths Award: James McEneaney, Junior German Award: Annie Carroll,
Fintan Traynor Memorial Cup for Junior Business Studies: Sarah Myles
Gerry McGuill Award for Junior Cycle Achievement 2023: Annabel Bogue
Catherine Conway Cup for Excellence in Chemistry: Rachel Kennan
Fr Frank McKenna Memorial Award (for LC Maths and Science): Emma Bannigan
Carna Transport Cup for Excellence in Physics: Pauric McBride
Parents Association Cup for Excellence in Maths: Pauric McBride
Sr Margaret Lyons Cup for Senior Geography: Ulrika McMahon
Mary Geraghty Memorial Environmental Award: Nina Daly, Ruby Daly and Kayla Redden
Cooltrim Cup for Business: Áine Gibbons
Acorn Life Business Scholarship: Vadah Hughes
Callaghan Cup for Excellence in Irish: Aoife Wynne
Nogent Sur Vernisson Cup for Excellence in French: Beth Irwin & Conor Curran
German/Swiss Embassy Cup for Excellence in German: Aoife Eccles
O’Dufaigh Cup for Excellence in History: Aideen Hamill
Board of Management Cup for Excellence in English: Beth Irwin
Academic Achievement Award/Anthony Gallen Perpetual Cup: Emer Ruddin, Emma Bannigan, Cian Mc Kenna & Ronan Garrivan
CEIST Award: Adam McBride
Student of the Year Nominees: Esther Asekun, Ciara Brady, Conor Curran, Grace Hanratty, Pauric McBride, Stephen Mooney, Aoife Wynne
Principal Award: Nicola Buckley
Gerald F Gillanders Student of the Year 2023: Roisín Lennon