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Ul 8-11 MIC 4-18

The MIC ladies 2nd football team played in an all or nothing knock out game in the Moynihan cup against cross city rivals Ul. Unfortunately, UL came out on top in this high scoring thriller

MIC the away team started the opening half stronger slotting over the first two points of the game the first coming from Katie Buckley before full forward Aoife Gavin added a 2nd. Ul responded with a point before Gavin slotted over another to extend MIC lead. Ul bagged there first goal of the game shortly after, Gavin was on fire up front dissecting the posts from an acute angle before Ul slammed in their second goal of the half before Gavin responded with yet again with a free. With scores coming from nearly every attack Ul extended their lead with two more quick fire points. MIC added another point with Ul yet again adding another to extend their lead. UL attack looked menacing every time the ball went near them with two more goals coming in quick succession before Buckley fired over for MIC. Ul tapped over another from play before Aisling Bauman got her name on the scoresheet, Gavin then buried the ball into the net to narrow the gap. With the game heading towards the interval the scoring didn’t let up with Ul hitting 2-1 and MIC getting the last two scores of the half through corner forward Hannah Meaney.

Ul opened the scoring fest again with a fine long range before Gavin fired over a free.  Point taking was in great show in some awful conditions with UL firing over before Buckley and Gavin added one more each for the away side. Ul bagged another quick goal and point with widened the gap even more, before Bauman and Buckley added more points in between a solitary point from Ul. Every score Ul put over MIC would respond with two points the next two scores coming from the aforementioned Gavin and Boylan. With the game in its dying embers in seemed to burst into life, with gaols flying in at both ends with Ul hitting the first before MIC hit three goals and a point without reply. The first gaol coming from Buckley before Menaney hit two goals in quick succession before Boylan fired over the last score of the game in anger.

MIC; Muireann Egan; Sadhbh Lally, Kate Dillon, Shauna Fleming; Edwina Curran, Shauna Coakley, Caoimhe Ni Cheallaigh, Emer Hanrahan, Aobha O’ Gorman; Katie Buckley (1-6), Aisling Bauman (0-2) Emily McCarthy, Triona Murphy, Aoife Gavin (1-7) Hannah Meaney (2-3)


Eoin Horkan

Mary I 3-12 Tralee IT     3-7

Mary, I come out on top in Dreadful Conditions

The Mary I junior hurlers played there first game of the season in tough conditions down in Tralee. The away side playing with the aid of a strong breeze in the opening half opened the scoring with a free from corner forward Ciaran Barrett, before center forward Donal Donoghue fired over too double Mary I’s lead. Full forward Martin Grace then managed to get his hurl too the ball to in around the goalmouth which resulted in the first major of the day for Mary I. Mary I defense were well on top at this stage clearing ball after ball, one of these clearances fell to wing forward Micheal Cussen who fired slotted the ball between the sticks. Grace then followed up with his second major of the day which extended the away side’s lead. Midfielder Dan O’ Donovan fired over from long range before the aforementioned Barrett slotted over three more frees in the tough conditions. With the game nearing half time the home side fired over a point in anger before hitting there first major of the day to leave the half time score line slightly more respectable.

Tralee came out of the blocks much quicker in the second half with there center back hitting 3 unanswered points.  Barrett came into his own again then for Mary I slotting over another free before hitting arguably the score of the game, fetching the ball over his head out near the sideline and dissecting the uprights. Mary I’s third major came from wing back Jack Ryan after Barrett sideline landed in his hand before he fired into the net. Tralee responded with a free before Ryan added another point. Tralee were stayed in the game with three more frees. Barrett responded again when Mary I needed him firing over from play. With the game nearly over Tralee managed to hit two final majors but unfortunately these came too late, Grace hit an insurance point from a free for Mary I giving them a five-point win.

Mary I will play UCC away in the Mardyke this Thursday in the next round.

Mary I : Joe Lynch; Ciaran Guinan, Kevin O’ Meara, Mark Barry; Mike Cottrell, Oisin Ryan, Jack Ryan (1-1), David Croke, Dan O’ Donavan(0-1), Mark Shanhan, Donal Donoghue(0-1), Micheal Cussen(0-1), Ciaran Barrett( 0-7), Martin Grace( 2-1), Aidan Kirwan


Eoin Horkan


Mary Immaculate College is very fortunate to have very talented and dedicated students who excel in many areas but whose achievements are not always sufficiently celebrated.  The MIC Foundation, together with MISU, is offering a number of bursaries to our undergraduate students, under the banner of the Award for Excellence.

These awards are to give recognition to undergraduate students who demonstrate excellence in any area of endeavor, including areas such as music, arts and sport (with the exception of the GAA as College & Munster Council bursaries are already available in this area) whilst maintaining a commitment to their academic studies.

The value of each award is €500. The Award for Excellence is open to all current undergraduate students who have successfully completed the first year of their studies.

Please download the application form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11Ta96gJ-KbQZnrUoKJ6c-ORhsziOTPe0BYf9J0jOwtc/edit  

Completed nomination forms must be returned by Thursday 27th February at 5pm and interviews will take place on Thursday 5th of March.

Mary I Students' Union has launched its first formal Strategic Plan. The official launch took place in MIC on Tuesday, 28th January by Aisling Cusack, MISU President and Darragh Gallagher, Chair of Union Council. The plan sets out MISU's four high-level priorities which they will work on over the next four years; Representation, Advocacy and Leadership, Student Experience, Services as well as Structures and Systems.

In implementing the strategy, MISU's vision is to be a students' union that is a dynamic, creative and responsive organisation, which ensures the student's overall experience is at the centre of college life. The goals identified in this plan provide a structure for achieving the union’s vision at a time of significant change for MISU, MIC and the wider higher education landscape.

Speaking about the strategic plan, Ms Cusack said: "Students are an integral part of the MIC Community, and as members of MISU, we champion their voice and experience within that community. This plan is for students and about students. Each of the goals, which we have identified, will directly benefit student life and enhance the student experience at MIC. The new ideas and objectives, which the executive officer teams bring forward each year, will complement and enhance the plan. This plan will provide greater opportunities for MISU officers to collaborate with those who came before and those who follow."

MISU is at an important stage in its history as the 2019/2020 Academic Year is the 21st year of operation of the union in its current structure. Throughout this time, MISU has seen continuous growth in the number of students attending MIC with the union responding accordingly to meet the needs of the student body. MIC has also become a multi-campus institution, with the addition of the Thurles campus in 2016.

"MISU has grown and evolved alongside the college during recent decades, and the scope and scale of the work we do have increased significantly in that time and during the last few years in particular and will continue to do so. It is important that we are in a strong position to meet these changes, deliver on our core values and ensure that student advocacy, support and representation is at the centre of what we do." says General Manager of the MISU, Ms Dee Kennelly, General Manager.

 Prof. Eugene Wall, President of MIC congratulated MISU on the launch of their Strategic Plan and welcomed the opportunities it provides where MIC and MISU can continue to work collaboratively to enhance the student experience.

 A copy of the plan can be viewed here