Sports Day 2019

Sports Day Fun!

The highlight of Active Week was our Sports Day. The children enjoyed a wonderful day of fun and activity. Each class took part in races, relays, water games, tug of war, team challenges, obstacle courses and more. There was also a surprise visit from an ice cream van organised by our terrific Parents’ Council.

Thanks Parents’ Council
Our 6th Class who played against the staff in a very entertaining basketball match

The day concluded with the staff challenging the 6th class girls to a basketball match in the Sports Complex. This was a very competitive game with the staff sneaking a hard earned victory on a scoreline of 13 points to 10.

Tug of War proved to be very popular.
Water Relay

Below is a gallery of over 100 photos for you to enjoy. Thanks to everyone who helped make today such a memorable and fun-filled day!

Active Week 2019

As part of our quest to be an Active Flag School, we are enjoying our annual Active Week this week. We have lots of active activities taking place across the next few days including orienteering, Crossfit, Dance, Basketball School League, Football Blitz and of course Sports Day on Friday. Each morning will start with a ‘Wake Up, Shake Up’ workout and Dance.

We will be adding lots of photos of the events and we hope parents can join in too. Each night the pupils will have Active Homework instead of the regular homework. Please join in and be active with your child for 20 minutes each evening. The activity can be anything that you both enjoy and the pupils have a list of suggestions if you would like to try some of them. Have fun and thanks for joining in!

School Tours 2019

School Tour Season got under way this week as Mrs. Sheridan’s and Ms. Ryan’s Senior Infants pupils headed to Dreamland in Limerick. The boys and girls had a magical day of dress up, imaginary play, dancing and fun. Dreamland is the brainchild of Shay Kinsella and part of the Share A Dream Foundation.

Ms. Walsh’s 3rd and 4th class girls then enjoyed a tour to Bunratty Folk Park in Limerick on Thursday. The girls experienced a tour of an old Irish town including a school from the 1950s. Later they enjoyed some bowling. Another great day was had by all.

School Camogie League

Over 60 girls took part in the School Camogie Leagues today and really enjoyed a fun and active afternoon. For some girls, this was their first time ever to try our most traditional Irish sport. Pupils from second and third class competed in the Junior League while the Senior League involved pupils from fourth and fifth class. Each league had four teams – Limerick, Clare, Cork and of course Tipperary.

The games were hotly contested and there were some wonderful skills on show. The soft rain that fell failed to dampen the spirits of either the players or the proud parents and grandparents watching on.

The Junior Final saw Limerick take on Tipperary. A last minute goal secured a 2-1 win for Tipperary and team captain Eva Barett lead her team to collect the gold medals. The Senior Final was also a very tight affair that ended as a draw even after extra-time. Only a penalty shootout could separate the teams with Cork eventually overcoming Limerick with a fine save from goalkeeper Eimear Sheridan. Captain Tianna Ryan led her team to the medal presentation.

Thanks to all who helped organise the league. Special thanks to Ms. Bohan, Ms. Ralph and Mr. O’Gorman who have promoted camogie throughout the year.

The future looks bright with all the talent on show today and we look forward to seeing all these girls play camogie next year.

Busy Bees Morning and Evening Service

Morning Service:

Busy Bees will be available for all children in the school from 8am in the morning. Your child can be dropped to room 1 where they will be supervised safely in the building until class starts at 8.50. Activities will be laid out in the room for their enjoyment. Light snacks will also be available.

Evening Service:

After-School is available from 1.30pm till 5pm from Junior Infants upwards. Children can do their homework and use the play activities in the room. Weather permitting, they will have a chance to go outside where they can use the outdoor play area, school yard etc.

Parents must register their child for this service as this is not a drop-in service

For further details and cost you can,

Call in for a visit or contact Bernadette

0863275594

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U13 Camogie

Our U13 camogie team enjoyed a great day of camogie in Templemore on Tuesday last. The girls got off to a flying start, beating Templemore in the first game. Throughout the day the girls continued to be very competitive but came up short against very strong Newport and Tipperary Town teams. Special thanks to Mr. O’Gorman, Ms. Ralph and Ms. Bohan who prepared the girls so well for the Cumann na mBunscol competitions.