Sports do not build character, they reveal it.

 John Wooden 


St. Mary's has a strong tradition of sporting excellence. Our pupils have competed and excelled in a variety of sports at local, provincial, regional, national and even international level. Our main sports include handball, Gaelic football, soccer, hurling, athletics and cross-country running. Our school teams and individual pupils have achieved great success, bringing pride not only to themselves but also to the school and the local community.

Participating in sports provides a great sense of personal achievement and camaraderie among our pupils. They take pride in representing our school and strive to do their best both on and off the field. Whether they win or lose,  they learn valuable life lessons.

It's not the size of the man but the size of his heart that matters

Evander Holyfield

We believe that sport should be an integral part of our pupils' education. Sport teaches the value of teamwork, perseverance, and good sportsmanship. Sport, at all levels, encourages a sense of fun and play, both essential to personal development. Through sport our pupils develop important physical, mental and social skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

Our school's commitment to sport extends beyond the classroom, with a strong emphasis on extra-curricular activities. We provide a range of opportunities for pupils to get involved in sport, including training sessions, competitions, and school teams.

Our pupils are encouraged to participate in a variety of sports to develop their skills and find their passion. We encourage our pupils to join local sports clubs.


Gaelic Football

Division 1 - Cumann na mBunscol

Our school Gaelic team got through to the Division 1 - Cumann na mBunscol final . Glenn Murphy captured some great photos of a fantastic performance in the final. Well done boys!

Go Game Blitz

Rang a Dó took part in a Go Games Blitz in Cloghan.



5th and 6th class pupils took part in the Monaghan Coaching and Games hurling blitz in Cloghan. The boys displayed fantastic hurling skills and demonstrated great teamwork!


Cumann na Bunscol County Handball U13 Doubles Winners and U13 Singles Runner up!

Our doubles winners represented Monaghan in the Ulster finals in Belfast.

Cross Country

Well done to our 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils who ran in the Cross Country competition, Congratulations to our 6th class pupil who placed in the top 6!



Ulster FAI Primary Schools 5s Programme

Our 5th and 6th class pupils won the Monaghan Competition and represented Monaghan in the Ulster FAI Primary Schools 5s Programme. They played fantastic. Well done boys!

County FAI Primary Schools 5s Programme- Champions!

Our 5th and 6th class pupils won the Monaghan County final! Well done boys!