Best wishes to Seán, our representative on the Limerick Primary Game team, who will play during the half time interval on Sunday.
Herbertstown NS were the inaugural winners of the Harry Greensmyth cup today.
The cup is awarded to the winners of the Roinn A South Cumann na mBunscol 3rd and 4th class blitz which was played this year for the first time.
Knockainey NS, Ballylanders NS, Kilfinane NS, Galbally NS and Herbertstown NS participated in the competition which was played in Martinstown.
Near neighbours Knockainey NS and Herbertstown NS met in the final which was keenly contested with Herbertstown emerging as winners.
Christina Greensmyth, wife of the late Harry, presented the cup to the Herbertstown captain. Harry’s name was synonymous with GAA in South Limerick and beyond and it is fitting that he is honoured for his service to our national games.
Thanks to Shane, Dave and Brian from Analog Devices who visited the school last week to showcase STEM and engineering for the boys and girls in third class!
Shane, David and Brian from Analog Devices came in to see us. First they showed us what STEM stands for. Then after he said that we have to catch Jinx and Knucklehead. He told us that we have to do challenges to catch them. One of our challenges was to ring a doorbell to get Knucklehead out of the house. We got to use circuits, fans, light bulbs and batteries.I really enjoyed Tuesday a lot. Liam
Yesterday we met three men called Shane, Dave and Brian. We got into 5 groups of 4 and they gave us a set of challenges to do and a booklet. In the booklet we had to read a story about 4 superheroes and the villains Jinx and Knucklehead. Jinx was trying to destroy the energy planet. So we started to do the challenges. There were 4 challenges and a board game. At the end we all got certificates and stickers. Shane gave us a poster and colouring sheets. It was so much fun! One of challenges was we had to put had to put lots of pieces together and we had to turn a switch and it a doorbell sound. Molly
Congratulations to our Star Award winners for May! Mrs Murphy, Ms Davis, Mr Gubbins and Mr Fitzgerald selected a winner from their classrooms and the award winners were presented with certificates at today’s assembly.
In a new departure, the entire sixth class were awarded Star Awards by Mrs Heelan at what was their last school assembly in Herbertstown NS.
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.
The Anthony Baggott Cup has returned to Herbertstown following a two year absence!
The 2019 Anthony Baggott Cup took place on Thursday June 13th in Anthony Baggott Park in Herbertstown.
As has been the case for the last few years, our neighbouring schools, Hospital NS, Knockainey NS and Caherline NS joined Herbertstown NS to make up the 4 team competition.
This year’s tournament could easily have been the most competitive yet with 4 very evenly matched teams facing off against each other. Round one saw Herbertstown defeat Knockainey while Hospital defeated the 2017 and 2018 winners Caherline.
Round two pitched the South Roinn A finalists against each other once more as Herbertstown edged a very close battle with Hospital. At the same time, Knockainey picked up their first win of the day against Caherline.
Round three saw Herbertstown, who had already secured passage to the final, suffer a defeat to Caherline. In what was effectively a semi-final, Knockainey clinched the all important victory over Hospital.
Before the final , Herbertstown and Knockainey marched behind piper Kathleen Fitzgerald of the Liam Lynch Pipe Band and following Amhrán na bhFiann action got under way.
In what is becoming a habit of our hurlers, an early goal settled nerves and Herbertstown maintained a narrow lead into the half time break. A blitz of goals in the second half saw the boys in maroon celebrate victory on home soil for the first time since 2016.
Eileen Baggott presented the Anthony Baggott Cup to the Herbertstown captain after the game.
Some excellent photos taken by Seamus McGelligott, Sport Action Photography
Infant match at half time during final
Hurlers celebrated at school assembly on Friday!
Hard luck to our girls team who lost the Roinn B camogie final on Thursday.
The girls produced a fantastic performance and provided a real test for eventual winners Effin NS. Effin have won this competition for the last few years and were very strong, but the Herbertstown girls matched them in almost all areas except unluckily on the scoreboard.
We are very proud of this bunch of girls who have represented the school with distinction throughout the year.