The Cumann na mBunscol Leinster Handball Championship was held in Carlow on Friday 11th March 2022. The boys played in Tinryland GAA club and the girls played in Garyhill Handball club. Games were up to 11 points with each team taking turns to serve five times.
Five girls and six boys represented our school and Dublin on the day. Their names are as follows: Ciara O’Reilly, Evie McCarthy, Ruth Langenbach, Allie Tuthill, Ailbhe O’Grady, Daragh Kehoe, George Leyden, Michael Garry, Daire Walsh, Darragh Delaney & Seán Coyne. Harry Devlin also qualified but was unable to travel on the day unfortunately.
Everyone was told to be up bright and early as the first match was starting at 10 o’clock. Some of the parents drove children to and from the venues. The other teams playing were Kilkenny, Wexford, Laois and Kildare. Everyone was excited and a little nervous before their matches. Before the matches, competitors warmed up by playing a few practice games. We were all told to bring a massive lunch so as not to be hungry. Everyone got on well in their matches with a smile on their faces (and a few handballs!!)
Ciara O’Reilly and Evie Mc Carthy, our U11 girls doubles won their competition and will represent their school and county in the All-Ireland competition next month.
It is great to see the boys from 6th class out training after school as Mr. Lysaght and Mr. O’Loughlin prepare them for the Cumann na mBunscol 2021/22 season. We know the girls have also begun their training but we didn’t get a picture of them yet!
Congratulations to past pupil Alice McVey from 2nd year, Loreto who with her teammate Heidi, won Social & Behavioural Jnr Group 1st Place with their project “Are there benefits to reading a book compared to listening to audio books for primary school children” Alice completed part of her research by interviewing children in 2nd Class.
Unfortunately our annual Christmas fair was cancelled again this year but instead members of our fabulous PTA are running a festive Christmas raffle this Friday. There is one mega adult prize for each class along with several smaller children’s prizes. Any pupil who brings in a donation of €5 or more will be entered into the class draw. With only 30 pupils in each class, the odds of winning are pretty high!
As Dublin is now under an orange weather warning due to Storm Barra, as forecast by Met Éireann, the Department of Education is advising that all Dublin schools should not open again tomorrow, 8th of December. We hope everyone stays safe.