After an amazing year of success in all sports played in St Mary’s CBS, we are very proud to announce that both Portlaoise Rugby Club and Portlaoise Panthers Basketball Club have offered to sponsor very generous scholarships to incoming 1st years for September 2023 who have exhibited great talent and potential in their chosen sports. 

Portlaoise Rugby Club are sponsoring two scholarships worth €500 each:

  • Each scholarship will consist of a €250 voucher for SHAWS Portlaoise towards the cost of the student’s uniform plus a €250 voucher for ALLBOOKS Portlaoise towards the cost of books and stationary.
  • All information about closing dates etc can be read on the Application form.
  • The link to download the Application Form for the Rugby Scholarships can be found at:Rugby Scholarship Application 2023.pdf

Portlaoise Panthers are sponsoring one scholarship worth €500 which will also include the €250 vouchers for both SHAWS and ALLBOOKS. That Application Form can now be found here to download and further information is also available on that form.

All Applications should be submitted by email to Mr Ryan, Scholarship Coordinator, at by the dates indicated on the forms. No late Applications will be considered.