Congratulations to our past pupil Laura Feely who was selected for the Womens Irish Rugby panel. Laura plays rugby with Galwegians and Connacht. A prop, Laura was also in the 30-woman Irish squad for a Six Nations warm-up game against Wales in Donnybrook on January 22nd.
Player of the year
Laura was Connacht Women’s player of the year in 2016. A medal winning member of the Finn Valley Athletic Club, Laura is from Glen View in Ballybofey, but now lives and works in Galway.
She is a daughter of Frank and Christine Feely.
Laura was a formidable athlete during her years in St. Mary’s. Laura represented the school in All-Ireland hand-ball competitions, playing in Croke Park when she was in 6th class. She also played for the school Gaelic team and won many medals in the shot putt at school athletics events.
Ireland are hosting the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2017, and we are delighted that the World Cup along with representatives of the Irish team will visit our school on Wednesday 22nd March.