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Our Lady’s Celebrates Annual Awards Night

On Thursday, May 16th, the Our Lady’s Secondary School community came together to celebrate the exceptional achievements of their students during their annual Awards Night. This event recognised not only the academic and altruistic accomplishments of the students but also showcased an impressive array of silverware to be presented. Principal Eddie Kelly, along with Deputy Principals Jane Treanor and Darren Bishop, had the honour of presenting the awards.

In his opening remarks, Principal Eddie Kelly praised the students for their remarkable successes and their active participation in a diverse range of activities both inside and outside the classroom. He highlighted that the evening's celebration was not solely about school achievements. "Our students participate and compete at county, provincial, and national levels, achieving great success. 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, both individual and team, will be recognised as the ceremony continues."

Mr. Kelly also took the opportunity to express his gratitude to the many individuals involved in organising the evening, including sponsors, parents, staff, and students, whose efforts made the awards night possible. He emphasised that the ambition, hard work, and diligence of the wider school community, including those not on stage, were equally deserving of recognition. Their contributions and relentless pursuit of excellence reflect the strength and spirit of Our Lady’s.

The diverse array of awards presented on the night mirrored the breadth and depth of the students' successes and achievements. The many and varied programmes and opportunities available at Our Lady’s were well represented, highlighting the comprehensive and supportive environment that encourages every student to excel.


Award winners were:


Sport Awards

Female Junior Soccer Player of the Year: Macy Treanor

Male Junior Soccer Player of the Year: Malachy Treanor

Male Senior Soccer Player of the Year: Paul Mc Kenna

Female Senior Soccer Player of the Year: Abbie Leer

U-14 Boys Basketball Award: Matthew Lennon

U-14 Girls Basketball Award:  Grace Fleming

U-16 Boys Basketball Award: Tiernan Mc Geough

JU-16 Girls Basketball Award: Rebecca Keenan

Senior Boys Basketball Award: Arnas Gleeson

Senior Girls Basketball Award: Katie Glynn

Cross Country Athlete of the Year Award: Aine Smith

Track & Field Athlete of the Year Award: Hazel Hughes

Ulster Ladies Rugby All Star Award: Maebh Clerkin

Ladies U-14 GAA Award: Megan Hughes

Junior Ladies GAA Award: Ellie Flanagan

Senior Ladies GAA Award McElroy Shield: Laura Grimes

Junior Boys U-13 G.A.A. Award: Michael Mc Ardle

Junior Boys (U-14) GAA Award:  Niall Fanthorpe

Junior Boys (U-15) GAA Award: Mark Drury

U-16 G.A.A. Award (Boys) – Castleblayney Faughs Perpetual Cup: Evan Treanor

Senior GAA Player of the Year: Max Mc Ginnity

All Star Award Presentation – Girls: Laura Grimes, Hazel Hughes, Tara Renaghan & Niamh Flanagan

All Star Award Presentation – Boys: Max Mc Ginnity, Bobby Mc Caul, Jamie Money

Dalton Shield Winners: Ronan Carville & Michael Mc Ardle

Rannafast Shield Winners: Senan Hanratty

Ulster & All Ireland Ladies U20 Winners: Laura Grimes & Hazel Hughes

Junior Sports Person of the Year – Declan Loughman: Lucy Carey

Senior Sportsperson of the Year Philip Brady Cup: Niamh Flanagan

Arts Awards:

Junior Poetry Award: Sophia Cosgrave (1st Place), Aleksandra Levindraviciute (Runner-up),

Senior Poetry Award: Isabel Huang (1st Place), Laura Mc Nally (Runner-up),

Senior Drama Award: Dermot Hamill & Caolan Mc Cooey

Short Story (Junior) Award: Emily Metzger (1st Place), Abaigh Mc Geough(2nd Place)

Short Story (Senior) Award: Isabel Huang (1st Place) Mischa Bogue (2nd Place),

Senior Music Performance Award: Ella O’ Reilly & Poppy Caraher

National Essay Writing Competition: Annabel Bogue

Action Talks Speech Writing Competition: Mischa Bogue

Student Council Awards: Edel Murphy, Conor Mc Caul, Laura Grimes, Darragh Mc Mahon, Sari Daly & Max Morgenroth

Academic Awards:

Careers Portal National Competition: Annabel Bogue

Junior Music Award: Caoimhe Beirne

Senior Music Academic Award: 

LCVP Award: Pierre Mlagami

Leaving Cert Applied Award: Ellen Rose Mc Namara

Agricultural Science Award: Kate Lennon

Construction Studies Award: Paraic Mc Entee

Leaving Certificate PE: Laura Grimes

Senior Art Award: Maeve Coogan

Junior Art Award: Molly Mc Ginnity

Junior Cycle Art Project: Emily Mc Mahon

Senior Home Economics Award: Poppy Caraher

Junior Home Economics: Laragh Corcoran

L2LP Home Economics Award: Shannon Mc Clenaghan

Junior History Award: Katelyn Mc Kiernan

Junior Science Award: Shidaa France

Junior Maths Award: Alex Bannigan

Junior German Award: Christian Witek

Fintan Traynor Memorial Cup for Junior Business Studies: Cian Mc Cahey

Gerry McGuill Award for Junior Cycle Achievement 2023: Mischa Bogue

Catherine Conway Cup for Excellence in Chemistry: Erin Keenan

Fr Frank McKenna Memorial Award (for LC Maths and Science): Aoife Wynne

Carna Transport Cup for Excellence in Physics: Devin Xue

Parents Association Cup for Excellence in Maths: Cathal Mc Cooey

Sr Margaret Lyons Cup for Senior Geography: Laura Mc Nally

Mary Geraghty Memorial Environmental Award: Alana Mc Nally

Cooltrim Cup for Business: Sean Brennan & Luke Connolly

Acorn Life Business Scholarship: Sinead Curran

Callaghan Cup for Excellence in Irish: Amy Mc Ardle

Nogent Sur Vernisson Cup for Excellence in French: Leila May Daly & Laura Mc Nally

German/Swiss Embassy Cup for Excellence in German: Ellie Ward

O’Dufaigh Cup for Excellence in History: Tom Carey

Board of Management Cup for Excellence in English: Leila May Daly

Academic Achievement Award/Anthony Gallen Perpetual Cup: Aoife Wynne

CEIST Award: Edel Murphy

Student of the Year Nominees: Niamh Flanagan, Laura Grimes, Hazel Hughes, Cathal Mc Cooey, Max Mc Ginnity, Laura Mc Nally, Charlie Mc Quillan, Edel Murphy

Gerald F Gillanders Student of the Year 2024: Hazel Hughes


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