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.
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!
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.
A wonderful day was had by the 5th class groups from Ms. G. Days and Ms Moore’s classes on the Church green last week for their Sports Day. They enjoyed a range of novelty races and everyone had lots of fun!
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.
On the 2nd April, 2022, 48 children from all over Ireland had the chance to represent their province at the Cumann na mBuncoil National Handball day 2022. It was held in Kingscourt, Co.Cavan due to the great facilities there.
Two girls from our school, Evie McCarthy & I, Ciara O’Reilly represented Leinster.
We were told to be up bright and early as we needed to be in Kingscourt by 9.30am. Games were to be played up to 15 points with each team to take 4 serves before rotating serve with their opponents.
Each player received a goody bag containing pens and rulers, handballs, a €10 voucher for an ice-cream shop down the road and a jersey.
We managed to beat Connacht and Ulster and had a very close match with Munster losing by only three points. We had a lovely day and cannot wait for next year!
Here is a great picture of the 6th class footballers after their match yesterday. They are with Mr. O’Loughlin and Keith Barr who is an ex Dublin Player from the 90s.
Keith came up to watch the boy’s match and he also gave them a great team chat.
The boys have played 4 matches so far in their competition. They have won all four and are playing the SEMI FINALS next week.
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.