Activities

Busy day of Cumann na mBunscol activity

Herbertstown NS pupils were in action in three different places today.

Our girls’ football team made up of pupils from 4th & 5th class travelled to John the Baptist CS to take part in a fun blitz there.

Well done to our team of hurlers who represented the school at the divisional stage of the Primary Schools Skills competition where they finished second. They now go on to compete in the county finals.

Back at school, training continued for the upcoming South blitzes and the Anthony Baggott Cup.

FAI Primary 5s – Round 2

Our four teams were in action again in round 2 of the Limerick FAI Primary 5s.

All four teams played very well with a few teams right in the mix for qualification for the finals of the competition.

Our boys teams performed very well with our 6th class team finishing second in their group and just missing out.

Our 6th class girls qualified for the finals as group winners while our 5th class girls were in real hard luck as they went out on goal difference despite being unbeaten in their games.

Well done to all who played and represented the school so well.

South Limerick win Mackey Cup

Congratulations to everyone involved in South Limerick’s win in the Mackey Cup yesterday. The South defeated Limerick City in the semi-final and then West Limerick in the final by a soliditary point.

Special congratulations to Fionn from Herbertstown NS who played a crucial role in the win.

Munster Final – Olympic Handball

Well done to our boys team who were runners-up in the Munster Olympic Handball Finals.

In the first round, the boys defeated Tipperary’s Lisvernane NS 7-6. In the second round, they had two goals to spare over Castledrum NS from Kerry, 6-4.

This set up a Munster Final with Crosshaven NS from Cork. Anyone present in the Neptune Stadium was treated to an excellent game of end-to-end handball, with the lead exchanging many times throughout the game. With a little over a minute left, our team were winning by a goal. Crosshaven scored and it looked like extra time was going to be needed but the Cork team managed to sneak a goal with the final play of the game to take the win. Crosshaven NS 8 Herbertstown NS 7.

Our boys were fantastic throughout the day and can hold their heads up high as one of the best teams in Munster.

Pupils Take Part in Referendum in Herbertstown NS

The pupils in our senior class took part in a pretend referendum to experience what it is like in a polling station.

The question they were asked was ‘Should the school week be shortened to 4 days per week? (summer holidays would be shorter as a result)’.

Votes were checked, tallied and then the pupils made graphs to show the results.