Sports Day 2017

Powerful Puffins Make Principal Proud!


The 2017 Sports Day saw the introduction of teams for the first time. Every pupil in the school, from Juniors to sixth, was placed in one of six teams: Puffins, Deer, Frogs, Hares, Owls and Foxes. Points were awarded to the top five finishers in the running races, sack races and spud and spoon races. There was also an award for the team with the best team spirit. At the end of the races the points were totted up and it was The Puffins who emerged victorious. Congratulations to them and their coach, Mrs. Heelan.

Following the races the finals of the Ned Daly Shield, the Padraig Pearse Cup and the Summer Soccer League were played. These finals were the culmination of weeks of preliminary matches and the finals were closely fought contests. Congrats to Dublin who claimed the Ned Daly Shield, Mayo who captured the Pádraig Pearse Cup and France who beat England 3-2 in the final of the Summer Soccer League. Thank you to FAI Development Officer Barry McCann who came to the school to watch the soccer final and, along with Mike Bermingham of Herbertstown AFC, presented the school with footballs and equipment.

Anthony Baggott Cup 2017

Caherline NS claim victory in annual Anthony Baggott Memorial Cup


The 2017 installment of the Anthony Baggott Memorial Cup was full of excitement as Herbertstown NS, Hospital NS, Knockainey NS and Caherline NS produced some wonderful hurling. Caherline NS, participating in the event for the first time, claimed early wins against Hospital NS and Knockainey NS which booked them passage to the final. The holders, Herbertstown NS, also claimed a spot in the final thanks to victories over the same opposition.



There was a fantastic atmosphere during the final as both teams played out a thrilling contest. Many of those present mentioned the high skill level amongst the players and also the sporting nature of the game. Herbertstown looked to be on their way to victory but two late goals from Caherline swung the contest in their favour. Shortly after the final whistle Eileen Baggott presented the cup to the Caherline captain.


Thank you to all those who helped to make the day a success.



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Herbertstown NS welcomes All Ireland Féile winners

Herbertstown NS welcomed members of the All Ireland Féile winning panel to the school on Tuesday. The Hospital/Herbertstown team, which includes current and past pupils of the school, beat Conahy Shamrocks in the final in Nowlan Park last Sunday. Congratulations to all involved in the victory.



Friday marked the last coaching session of the year for our club connect coach Michael Whelan. The children have really enjoyed hurling with Michael during the last term and hopefully we will be back out on the playing pitch when we return in September.


A fun filled June for 1st/2nd Classes

School tour fun

School tour fun

End of year presentation to Rory

Fun on the bouncing castles

A warm Summers day

Ned, Micheál, Ericka, Sonya, Ciara, Jessica and Caitlin enjoying the outdoor activities

School tour fun: Ball games

School tour fun: Ball games

School tour fun: Indoor hockey

School tour fun: Indoor hockey

Well done to First, Second, Third and Fourth Classes, who raised money for ‘Our Lady’s Children Hospital Crumlin’, on their Just 4 Fun school tour in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

Pictured with the classes are Mr Gubbins, Breda Kennedy SNA, Miss Davis and Miss O’Dwyer

Role play in drama with 1st/2nd Class

Drama with 1st/2nd Class

Still images with 1st and 2nd Class

Miss Davis learns to dab!!!

Dabbing with 1st/2nd Class

End of year presentation to Rory

Limerick City Walking Tour and the Hunt Museum

Earlier in the year Aisling produced a prizewinning picture of King John’s Castle in an art competition ran by Limerick City & County Council. The prize was a walking tour of Limerick for her class as well as a visit to the Hunt Museum.


On Tuesday, the children of fifth & sixth class enjoyed a very informative tour of the oldest part of Limerick City, taking in sights like King John’s Castle, the last remaining part of the old city wall and the Treaty Stone. Thank you to Hayman Harris of Limerick Civic Trust for being our Guide.


Following lunch, the children were given a guided tour of the Hunt Museum and saw some of the many interesting artifacts and pieces of art which are on display.

Fun for summer with 3rd/4th class

3rd and 4th have been getting up to lots of cool activities as the summer holidays approach. They have been experimenting with fidget spinners, writing to pen pals in Gortnahoe NS in Co. Tipperary, making wonderful projects in SESE and even getting to sit at the teachers desk for a day for their hard work!

Herbertstown NS receives Science & Maths Award

Herbertstown N.S. has achieved a Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Plaque of STEM Excellence for the 2016/17 academic year.


The plaque recognises schools who foster interest in science, technology, engineering and maths.  Well done to all our pupils and staff who worked hard to achieve this prestigious award.

5th & 6th School Tour

Tayto Park


5th & 6th class travelled to County Meath for their tour this year. The destination: Tayto Park! The action packed day included a guided tour of their zoo, a visit to the factory and two hours of fun on their many attractions in the amusement park. The Cú Chulainn Coaster proved to be a major hit with the children!