Visit from members of the Ladies Irish Hockey Squad

On Tuesday last we were proud to welcome back to Saint Brigid’s a past pupil and outstanding athlete, Sarah Hawkshaw. Recently Sarah has been on a sports scholarship in America but is now home and training with the Irish Ladies Hockey Team. She was accompanied by the incredible Jill Pender. Jill scored the winning penalty in the world cup semi finals  and this goal saw Ireland through to the world cup finals for the first time ever.  What an achievement. The girls spoke to the 3rd,4th, 5th and 6th classes and got a rousing cheer when they played a clip of that famous penalty goal ! We want to thank both players for visiting and inspiring so many of our pupils to pursue  their goals and dreams.

Our Supporters

Children from 3rd classes upwards were allowed to travel to Croke Park to support the teams. We hired 7 buses including 2 double deckers to transport everyone to the game. It was a great day and the icing on the cake was when the girls lifted the cup.

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Sports Day 2015

Russell Park was the venue for Sports Day 2105 . We had 4 sections and in each section children were divided into 3 teams. The idea is to run for your team. Each placeholder was awarded team points and others who tried really hard or who had a slight mishap got bonus points . Each class ran a three legged race, egg ( golfball) and spoon race , sack race and a sprint . Nora Doyle was present and took some great photos. As you can see everyone had a great day!

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