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Maggie Hagan

Maggie Hagan


Phone: 02890235790


The President is the Chief Executive Officer and Political Leader of the Students' Union. She has responsibility over finance, overall Student policy and the general administration of the organisation. Maggie shall sit on the NUS-USI regional council and is the Union’s Director of Finance. Furthermore, the President oversees Students’ Union publications, communications and elections, reporting monthly to the Students’ Union Executive and College Principal. She represents students on every issue, sits on the Academic Board and College Board of Governors. The President is also in liaison to the Faculty of Education.

Ruair íMooney

Ruairí Mooney


Phone: 02890235790



The Vice-President has specific responsibility for Clubs and Societies and will be working closely with all clubs and societies this year: providing support and assistance. Ruairí shall sit on the Academic board with the President, Maggie. He will further oversee the work of the Welfare Officer and generally offer his assistance to the President on all duties throughout the year.


Finbar Burns

Finbar Burns (BEd 2 Gaeilge)





Hi I’m Finbar, I will be taking minutes of Union Executive meetings, whilst also taking minutes on behalf of the Academic Affairs Officer as SSCC meetings. I will also attend and promote social events whilst assisting with the general running of the Students’ Union. If you have any queries at all, don't hesitate to get it touch and I'll do my best to point you in the right direction.

Jarlath Burns

Jarlath Burns (BA 2 Physical Education)

BA Academic Officer


'Hi I’m Jarlath, I will oversee the work of the student representative dealing with academic affairs of BA students whilst running all SSCC meetings and resource sharing platforms. I will be recruiting BA representatives from each year to represent their class. I will also work alongside the Students’ Union Secretary to take minutes and set agendas of all SSCC meetings. I look forward to the year ahead and if anyone has any problems or questions don't be afraid to approach me and ask.

Claire McErlean

Claire McErlean (BEd 3 History)

BEd Academic Officer


Hello everyone! I'm Claire and I am your Academics Officer for the BEd programme. My role this year includes overseeing the work of the student representative dealing with academic affairs of BEd students whilst running all SSCC meetings and resource sharing platforms. Also recruiting BEd representatives from each year to represent their class to sit on our SSCC meetings in order to raise any academic issues. It is so important that we have our voices heard, so don't think twice about getting in touch with me. I'm here to address any of these issues and develop ways in which to improve academic satisfaction in the College.

Damien Ball

Damien Ball (BEd 4 Physical Education)

Clubs and Societies Officer


Hi I’m Damien, I will be working closely with Ruairí, the Vice-President, to support all clubs and societies within the college, ensuring that they are well financed and that their needs are met. I will also have a part to play in the setting up of new clubs and societies within the College. My advice to all students and in particular new students is to get involved in some way and to make it easier bring a friend with you. Finally, if you are ever in need of help or advice, just ask anyone on the SU Executive.

Alice McCormick and Karen McWilliams

Alice McCormick & Karen McWilliams (BEd4 Gaelige )

Women's Officers


Hey, we are Alice and Karen your’ women’s officers for the year ahead. We have a responsibility for Women’s Student Welfare and Health within the college. They will work closely with the Vice-President and the Student Welfare team. We have a special responsibility for women’s issues and are members of the BEd pathway committee and Student Services committee. We are not just here for the women of the college but for everyone. Our advice to you all is to get involved in anything you can from the start of your ranch journey and a must do rule is attend all ranch nights you won't regret it!

Kayleigh Trappe & Emma McErlean

Kayleigh Trappe & Emma McErlean (BEd 4 Gaeilge)

Cultural and Irish Language Officers




Dia duit, we are Kayleigh and Emma. Together as your Irish Language and Cultural Officers, we will strive to ensure that the cultural needs of the student body are met: traditional or modern, local or international. We will focus on building upon and maintaining the Student Union’s strong and valuable cultural identity while preserving and promoting the Irish language. We hope to make everyone feel welcome to get involved and enjoy all the cultured nights and events such as the Oíche Airneal. We look forward to a very exciting year within St. Mary's! 'Ní neart go cur le chéile'

Catherine McColgan

Catherine McColgan (BEd 4 Mathematics)

Equality and Welfare Officer


Hi, I’m Catherine and I will be working together with Students’ Union to ensure that equal opportunities are upheld for the student body, irrespective of the disabilities or issues students may experience. I will also address issues faced by members of the LGBT community within the college. I will try to resolve any problems and provide a driving force for positive amendments and services.

Jack O’Dolan

Jack O'Dolan (BEd 4 Business Studies)

Entertainments Officer


Hey I’m Jack, I am going to help organise and co-ordinate all Union Executive social functions alongside the other Union Executives. I will help the various clubs and societies organize fundraising events. He will also work with the Formal Committee to organise the Formal.
I am looking forward to another great year of Ranch nights out.

Bronagh McCaughan

Bronagh McCaughan (BEd 4 Geography)

Community Volunteering Officer


Hi I’m Bronagh, I am very excited to be your community volunteering officer for this year. I will ensure that the Union is well represented in all external bodies and community groups. I will work closely with the International Officer and Cultural Officer to ensure that all St Mary’s upholds a positive image with the local and international community. I will also help the President and Vice-President to organise the Community Fair.

Eibhlín McAteer and Kerrie McNicholl

Eibhlín McAteer and Kerrie McNicholl (BEd4 Gaeilge/ BEd 4 Mathematics)

International Officers


Hiya, we are Eibhlín and Kerrie your’ international officers for the year ahead. After going on Erasmus ourselves and having such an amazing time, we're happy to be able to guide any of our students who would like to be involved in the Erasmus programme/other international opportunities. We will be on hand to provide support and guidance for our international students, ensuring that their time at St Mary’s is as enjoyable as possible for their once in a lifetime experience.