Maryfield College

Maryfield Basketballers: The Newly-Crowned Dublin Champions

Congratulations to Maryfield’s basketball players. Our Under 19b and Under 16a teams both competed successfully in their finals on Thursday 28 January, becoming the 2016 Dublin Basketball Champions.

Pictured in blue is the victorious u19b basketball team and the team pictured in black is the victorious u16a team.

Poetry Aloud Competition Final 2015

Venue: The National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 1

ROISIN FERGUSONOn Friday 4th December  in The National Library of Ireland ‘finalist Roisin Ferguson a first year at Maryfield College  was awarded 2nd prize in the Junior Category  of The Poetry Aloud Competition.

Roisin captivated her audience with her beautiful , unique interpretation and articulation of   two poems “The Rose Tree” by William Butler Yeats and “ Back in the playground blues” by Adrian Mitchell.

Her recitals from memory were flawless  both in the regional heats and the final competition .

Poetry Aloud  celebrates Yeats 150th Anniversary and registered 1805 students the highest ever  entry received. Thirty six students represented schools in the final from Antrim, Armagh, Carlow, Cork, Donegal,Down, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kilkenny,Laois, Monaghan,Sligo , Tipperary,Waterford and Wicklow.

This prestigious event was sponsored by Poetry Ireland and The National Library of Ireland who aim to bring “poetry into the memory and affections of the young in a way that will make it a lifelong possession and value .”(Seamus Heaney)

Congratulations Roisin.


Concern Debate

Orla Reardon, Eimear Kelly, Fiona Monks and Maria Lee from the Maryfield Concern Debate Team are pictured here alongside the team from Ardscoil Rís.  The team under the leadership of Ms. S. Mellon debated the motion “The COP21 climate agreements will succeed where others have failed” and the standard of debating was so high that the adjudicators from Concern International decided it was a draw, awarding both teams points. The next debate will take place in early January.

Concern Debate Teams

Poetry Aloud Competition 22-10-2015

National Library of Ireland

Congratulationsgoes to Roisin Ferguson Maryfield College 1K for her outstanding winning recital of the prescribed poem ‘The Fiddler of Dooney’ by William Butler Yeats and her chosen poem ‘Sonnet 51’ by William Shakespeare. Roisin and her fifteen peers all articulated their poems beautifully and were delighted with the judges decision to award Roisin representing Maryfield an  entry  to the semi-finals   Junior Category in mid November .

Entrants from Transition Year Ruth Lombard and Laura Sweeney articulated well the prescribed poem for the Intermediate Category.  “No Second Troy” and their chosen poem from three listed anthologies. Both entrants’ interpretations of these poems were captivating. A difficult deliberation in all categories was admitted by the judges who finally announced. St Michaels Finglas as winners of this heat.

What was amazing was that all students recited from memory their prescribed and chosen poems and their ability to communicate publicly was outstanding. Congratulations to winner Roisin Ferguson and all participants listed below.

Junior Category Entrants – First Years

Shelby Cullen ,Saoirse Dunne, Roisin Ferguson, Leah Su Whelan Isabelle Callinan, Nina Jashi, Susan Marmion,  Sara Coogan, Lorna Lawless,  Aoife Swinburn, Ciara Thornton, Elanah Treacher, Emma Tyrrell

Junior Category – Second Years

Abbey Byrne, Aoife O’Kane, Vilte Vilmaite.

Intermediate Category Entrants

Ruth Lombard, Laura Sweeney

Poetry Aloud Participants

Concern Debates

Senior students Maria Lee, Fiona Monks, Eimear Kelly and Orla Reardon enjoyed a training day for Concern debates-a nationwide debating competition on global issues. The first debate will take place on Maryfield on November 11th.

Concern Debates