What Happened to the Trees?

By Christopher Harty

After the mid-term break. We went back to school.

But when I walked into the school, the trees were gone and there were tractor marks on the grass. The man took the roots out of the grass.”Oh no!” but it was cool. Calum, Fionn, Jack, Harry, Archie, Dean and me had a race. “3,2,1 go!” Fionn won.

Hurling with James Ryan

A big thanks to Limerick GAA GDA James Ryan who coached all classes in the school in hurling prior to the mid-term break. The children had a lot of fun and also got excellent practise with the skills of the game. The school is working towards renewing its Active School Flag and securing GAA 5 Star Centre status and the work James did with the children was a huge help towards these goals. Well done to the boys and girls for the great effort they made with James in sometimes very cold conditions!

Indoor Hurling

Our school teams were in action on two fronts this week.

Our girls indoor hurling team played 4 games in Martinstown on Tuesday while our boys team played in the finals of their competition on Friday.

The boys were unlucky not to come out on top in two tight games with Anglesborough NS and Knocklong NS.

Next up for the girls will be the eagerly awaited county finals of the INTO Mini Sevens where Herbertstown NS will represent the South division.

Credit Union Quiz

Herbertstown NS had a very successful night at the Millennium Centre in Caherconlish on Monday night, where our 4 quiz teams took part in the Credit Union Quiz.

The school entered 2 teams in the under 13 category and 2 teams in the under 11 category.

One of our teams in the u13 category were the overall winners and brought home the title. They received medals, a cash prize and a trophy for the school. (The school previously were winners at this stage in 1992 & 1995)

In the u11 category, both our teams were tied for second place.
Following a tie-break round, one team were awarded second place and picked up some prizes.

Congratulations to all who took part. Our u13 team now go forward to the next stage in March.

Star Award Winners

Congratulations to our Star Award winners for January! One pupil from each classroom was selected by their class teacher and the award winners were presented with certificates at today’s assembly. They were also given a night off homework for their efforts!

An extra award, decided on by Ms O’Dwyer and Mrs. Brosnan, is presented to pupils for a particular act of kindness or to pupils who have completed an exemplary piece of work in school. Well done to the latest recipient of this award.

Indoor hurling

Well done to our boys indoor hurling team who qualified for the final stage of the South competition next week. The team played games against Kilfinane NS, Hospital NS and Bruff NS before beating Ballylanders NS in a playoff to qualify.

Herbertstown NS will now play the other group winners, Knocklong NS and Anglesborough NS, in the final round.

Winter Leagues

Congratulations to Kilkenny who narrowly defeated Galway in the final of the boys winter hurling league today.

As one league ends, another begins. St Brigid’s Day marked the beginning of the girls football league.

Girls Football League Begins