Erin Mc Loughlin

Erin McLoughlin, Ireland International soccer player, spoke to the girls from 4th, 5th and 6th classes last Friday. She talked about her life growing up in Donegal, how she became involved in soccer and what she needed to do to become as successful as she is. She gave the girls great advice about training, playing different sports, competing,  nutrition and having a good attitude.  She also emphasised the importance of education. Hopefully, Erin will be selected for the upcoming World Cup so we will all be able to watch and cheer her on.

Marathon Kids

It was a brilliant day for the 6th classes who did the final mile of the marathon kids programme in Russell Park. 26 miles run by everyone since taking up the challenge in September. We hope the children maintain and improve these fitness levels when they move on to secondary school!

Thanks to Mr. Lowery and to Marathonkids for the jerseys and medals and to St. Brigid’s GAA  for the use of the all-weather pitch.

 

Handball

St Brigid’s  Handball Team played in the Dublin Schools Finals in Russell Park today. The children represented themselves and the school so well. We had 17 players competing at u11 and u13 age groups.  In total 11 of the children won their competition and earned the right to represent Dublin Schools at the Leinster finals on Friday, 3rd February, in Carlow.

It was a fantastic day with great skills,  determination, and athleticism on show from all that participated. Well done everyone on such a great performance and best of luck to those who play again next week.

Handball Finals

We were very proud to hear that several of our pupils played in the Dublin Handball finals last weekend.

The U11 boys final was an interesting affair with great friends Daire and Seán playing against each other. It was a tight match with Seán coming out on top on this occasion. Daire’s hot on his heels however!

In the U12 final, Jack was beaten in a close match while Daragh played brilliantly to win the U13 final.

Out past pupil Fintan also won the U14 final!

The girls are playing their finals later in the week so we wish them well and look forward to hearing how they got on.

Infants Sports Day …what fun!

The morning drizzle today didn’t dampen the spirits of the Junior and Senior Infants. The 6th class prepared the church green and then it was time to begin. With over 220 children, the 6th class helpers were busy ensuring everyone had a turn at every event. We had the long jump, hula hoops, a parachute, a penalty shoot-out and lots of races like the sack and the golf ball and spoon. Then it was back to the class for a well-deserved treat and a much-needed rest!

Football blitz 4th & 5th class pupils

Over the course of two glorious afternoons this week, 160 pupils from 4th & 5th class took park in a football blitz in St.Brigid’s GAA club.
As there were no Cumann na mBunscoil matches for this age group this year, the teachers were delighted to organise this event so that the children could enjoy an opportunity to wear the school colours and play with their classmates. Great skill, determination and sportsmanship was on display amongst the boys and girls and we look forward to them representing our school in the years ahead.

 

Cricket Coaching in 5th class @Leinstercricket

Following on from school coaching visits delivered by Cricket Leinster and Fingal County Council throughout the school year, Fifth class students visited near by St. Vincent’s Castleknock College to partake in further activities, many of whom experiences hardball cricket for the first time. Special thanks to our neighbouring secondary school for accomodating the visit and to Brían O’Rourke and Louis McDonagh for delivering the extra training sessions for all involved.

Judging from the photographs, the sun shone brightly and Fifth class Room 27 had a wonderful time.