We know that we have some really talented swimmers in our school. This year we are hoping to enter some children in the swimming events in the 2018 Community Games.
Children must be living in the Parish of Our Lady Mother of the Church in order to be eligible to compete on behalf of the Castleknock Community Games.
They also need to have swum competitively in the last two years and have a personal time from Swim Ireland. U/8 Over 6 category (born between 1st Aug 2010 and 31st July 2012) must be able to swim a minimum of 1 length (25m).The event in this category is the 25m Freestyle U/10 Over 8 category (born between 1st Aug 2008 and 31st July 2010) must be able to swim a minimum of 1 length (25m). Events in this category are 25m Freestyle and 25m Backstroke.
U/12 Over 10 category (born between 1st August 2006 and 31st July 2008) must be able to swim a minimum of 2 lengths (50m). Events in this category are 50m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke and 50m Backstroke.
U/14 Over 12 category (born between 1st August 2004 and 31st July 2006) must be able to swim a minimum of 2 lengths (50m). Events in this category are 50m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly.
If you think your child is at a swimming level that would enable them to compete , please send their name and contact details into the office. Let us know what event they would be interested registering for. Depending on the number interested we may need to hold trials , the details of which will be sent out later.
Mr Lowery sent a few pictures from todays Cross Country Meet in Porterstown. Fifty children from 3rd to 6th took part and they had a really successful day. Dermot Collins ran a great race and came home in 1st place . All competitors earned valuable points for the school team
We were delighted to learn today that Cameron Jackson has done St Brigid’s proud in the All Ireland Schools Irish Nationals.
For the under 9 category, each child entered two strokes..all the training, hard work and passion paid off in the end and he won the silver in 50mtr freestyle & bronze in the backstroke. We couldn’t be prouder!
Well done girls and congratulations to Noelle Healy on winning player of the match .
Four of our girls have been selected to play in a mini game in Croke Park this Saturday evening. The event is headlined by the The Dublin Football Teams. The Ladies team plays Cork and the Mens play Donegal. Teacher Mr. Martin O’ Reilly takes the pitch for Donegal ! Faye Monaghan, Niamh Carolan, Sadbh Kenny and Mia Brown are so lucky to be there to cheer everyone on.
Cameron Jackson who is in 3rd class is representing St Brigids in the Irish national swimming schools finals on Sunday. Unfortunately he was the only qualifier from St. Brigids at Leinster qualifiers in Oct. All the top underage swimmers in Ireland compete in this tournament & qualifying for it is an achievement in itself. He will be racing in the 50 meter freestyle & back crawl. His Dad says he has been absolutely flying in training & he has a really good chance in qualifying out of his heat into the final 10 in both disciplines. The competition including heats & finals are on in NAC on this Sunday. We all wish him well and hope he has a great tournament.
We are thrilled to report that the Boys Senior Football team won today at Croke Park. Having trailed by nine points at one stage, they fought hard to come back level and then to snatch victory from Drimnagh Castle by a single point. Mr Courtney said ” This was one of the best games of football I ever witnessed in Saint Brigid’s. The boys showed such courage and determination and they all played with great speed and skill against tough oposition”
Well done to all the team and a huge congratulations to Mr. Byrne and Mr. O’ Donoghue, our team coaches.