here their wider education takes place.'
Despite our small size, St Mary’s is one of the top rugby schools in Leinster, with many past pupils capped at levels up to and including the Lions. Cricket is growing strongly; basketball, badminton, golf, athletics and tennis are offered in their seasons.
We have two aims in our sports programme.
The first is to put out competitive teams at provincial level in our chosen sports.
The second is to ensure every boy can play sport for his school.
The College’s sports ground are in Kenilworth Square, a short distance from the main campus in Rathmines.
Scouting has been in St Mary’s for generations; the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland was founded by a past pupil. There are presently cubs, two scout troups and a venture scout group cathering for different ages.
Since our first school play in 1898, drama has been prominent. The annual senior school musical with neighbouring St Louis' College is a highlight of the first term.
We have investing in debating to ensure boys are trained for competition debating at both Junior and Senior Level. A dedicated group of debaters are receiving professional coaching.
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