Co-Curricular



True education is not just about the acquisition of knowledge, it is learning how to apply that knowledge. So, while the main impetus of our work is on academic achievement we also emphasise the importance of co-curricular activities. For some, these pastimes remain life-time hobbies or interests, for others they provide the basis of a career.

Co-Curricular Activities

Basketball

Camogie

Debating

ECDL

Football

Gaisce

Díograis

Green Schools

Hockey

Music

Young Scientist

Young Social Innovators

Basketball

We have a number of basketball teams within the school. Coached by Ms. Angland our teams have been successful in recent years.

Camogie

We are very proud of our camogie teams. They have been quite successful and won the All-Ireland title in 2011/12. Mr O'Brien, Mr.Larkin and Mr. Lehane train the teams and oversaw our first ever All-Ireland title.

Debating

Our debaters have won numerous awards and competitions.

ECDL

ECDL is a seven module European Computer Drivers Licence offered to Transition Years. With our newly refurbished computer room it has proved a really successful module. Mr. Lehane and Ms. Savage teach ECDL and aim to have all seven modules completed by the end of Transition Year.

Football

Football teams are avaialble to our students. Like most of our sports we are very successful and have won numerous titles. Ms. O'Donoghue, Ms. Savage and Mr. Larkin have put a big effort into the coaching of these teams.

Gaisce

Every year, students from Mount mercy College take part in Gaisce – the President's Award. This award is Ireland's National Challenge Award, the country's most prestigious and respected individual award programme, and a challenge from the President of Ireland, to young people between 15 and 25 years of age.

Díograis

These awards celebrate the achievements of our student body throughout the year. Academic, year, subject and sporting awards are just a few of the many aspects of school life that are celebrated during the awards ceremony.

Green Schools

The Green-Schools programme aims to foster interest and care for our environment. We have been awarded two Green Flags to date. Mr. Lehane and Ms. Murphy oversee the Green Schools Committee and new members are always welcome!

Hockey

We are a very successful school at hockey. We have a state of the art hockey pitch on our grounds. We have won many Munster and National titles.

Music

We have some exceptionally talented musicians within our school. Students participate in a wide range of musical activities throughout the academic year.

Young Scientist

Students are encouraged to take part in the Young Scientist competition.The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is a brilliant bit of extra-curricular activity to put on your CV or application form for College/University. It shows a real passion for science and an ability to think for yourself.

Young Social Innovators

Young Social Innovators encourages, motivates and creates new opportunities for young people to actively participate in the world around them. Our T.Y students take part in YSI and claimed first place in 2010/11