Evening Echo 2010
The North Monastery School was founded in 1811, the school, popularly known as 'the Mon', has a long and illustrious history in education and sport. The school continued to flourish and produced many more past pupils who distinguished themselves in all walks of life including business, politics, sport, the arts and academia, among whom is former Taoiseach and renowned sportsman Mr. Jack Lynch who formally opened a new secondary school building in 1967.
The school has long been acknowledged as a nursery of hurling and football. Many other sports are played in the school with athletics and basketball coming to prominence in recent times with several students having won athletic scholarships to universities in the USA. Past pupils such as Mark Carroll continue the great sporting tradition of the 'Mon'.