Awards Night 2013
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Awards Night 2012
Dr. Eanna Falvey, doctor to the Irish Rugby Team and director of sports medicine at the Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin, was honoured as Past Pupil of the Year at the recent awards ceremony of his alma mater, Gaelcholáiste Mhuire (A.G.), An Mhainistir Thuaidh. There was a real sense of family to the evening as Dr. Falvey's father, the late Derry, was a teacher in Scoil Mhuire Fatima (the campus's primary school) for decades.
Dr. Falvey emphasised the importance of perseverance and determination, values he learned from his father and in his time in Gaelcholáiste Mhuire (A.G.). He encouraged the students to believe in themselves and to follow the spirit of the Mon in these difficult times with confidence, courage and ambition.
Of course, as Dr. Falvey himself insisted, the pupils were the real stars of the night, honours in the academic, sporting and cultural fields pointing to a bright future for these people and their community. Also on the night a special award was presented to P.E. teachers, Valerie Ní Mhaolcatha and Liam Seartan, who both were on victorious Cork, Munster and All-Ireland winning teams in football this September.
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John Mullins, Chief Executive of Bord Gáis, was honoured as Past Pupil of the Year at the awards ceremony of his alma mater, Gaelcholáiste Mhuire AG, An Mhainistir Thuaidh at the Commons Inn for the A.G. awards night. Mr. Mullins spoke to the gathering of students, parents, teachers, alumni and friends of the school, stressing the deep influence his time in the ĎAG' has had on his life and career and encouraging the current pupils to follow the spirit of the Mon in these difficult times with confidence, courage and ambition.
There was a family flavour to proceedings on the night, John being presented with his award by the Chairman of Gaelcholáiste Mhuire's Board of Management, his brother Pat. Of course, as John Mullins himself insisted, the pupils were the real stars of the night, honours in the academic, sporting and cultural fields pointing to a bright future for these young people and their community.
This year was unique in many respects, not least in the recognition of four recent retirees from the teaching staff. Dónal Ó Gráda, Tony Duggan, Joe Duffy and Nicky Barry, with combined teaching service of over one hundred and thirty years, were honoured by the establishment of four scholarships in their names.
The tradition of sporting excellence that is fundamental to the school's ethos and heritage is not only being maintained, it is growing and diversifying.
There was also recognition of wider cultural pursuits in the life of the school.
It was a great night for the school and the inaugural awards ceremony of the school's new management, Principal Dónal Ó Buachalla and Deputy Principal Marc MacGabhann, shows every sign of a school going from strength to strength.
An Mon abú!