Munster Minor Hurling Cup in Herbertstown

Limerick Minor goalkeeper Jack Franklin was a guest of the school today and he brought the Munster Minor hurling cup to our after-school training.

Jack, who is currently the goalkeeper for John the Baptist’s Harty Cup team, gave some great tips to the children about the importance of practising the skills of the game at home.

The cup has been awarded to the Munster Minor hurling champions since the 1940s and one victory of note was that of the 1958 Limerick team who featured Herbertstown man JJ Bresnihan in the full line. Who knows, perhaps in a few years time one of the pupils present to meet Jack today might be picking up the cup themselves.

South Football Finals

Herbertstown NS clinch Roinn B Girls title for the first time but fall just short in Roinn A Boys football decider.

The South Limerick Cumann na mBunscol football finals (sponsored by Allianz) took place today in Martinstown and both our boys and girls were in action.

Boys Roinn A Final

The boys were first up in a very close contest with Croom NS. Croom got the better of the early stages and were a few points ahead until a point from Callum and a goal from Christian brought us level at the break.

A Croom point was quickly cancelled out by Riain for the boys in maroon on the resumption of play and heading towards the last few minutes a great point by our inside forward Callum seemed to have Herbertstown headed towards a victory. In the final moments however a Croom move along the endline finished with a goal and that pushed them 2 points in front.

Despite the best efforts of our boys to produce a reply we just ran out of time with Croom NS winning on a scoreline of Croom NS 1.05 Herbertstown NS 1.03.

Girls Roinn B Final

In the second game the Herbertstown girls took on neighbours Hospital NS. The initial stages of this game were keenly contested before a point from Ciara and a goal from Aoibhinn settled the Herbertstown team. 2 more goals from Aoibhinn sent Herbertstown into the break with a commanding lead.

The second half saw Herbertstown continue to press for scores with Aoibhinn, Ciara and Lucy getting on the scoresheet. Despite some excellent play from the Hospital team the Herbertstown girls in defence were able to hold out and the final score was Herbertstown NS 6.05 Hospital NS 0.00

Finals Await for Herbertstown Footballers

Boys and girls through to South football deciders.

Both our boys and girls football teams were in action today in Martinstown in the Cumann na mBunscol blitzes which had been delayed by poor weather in recent weeks.

The girls were first up and they had three games. Wins over Kilfinane NS and Athlacca NS guaranteed the girls a place in at least the South Roinn B final before they played Knockainey NS in the final group game. A last minute goal gave Knockainey the victory by a single point.

With the girls fixtures completed the boys took to the field and produced two stellar displays against Kilfinane NS and Knockainey NS to top their group and secure passage to the Roinn A decider.

Well done to everyone involved. The boys and girls will return to the training field on Wednesday after school to prepare for the South Finals which will be played when we return from the mid term break.

Boys: Roinn A Final: Herbertstown NS v Croom NS

Girls: Roinn B Final: Herbertstown NS v Hospital NS

Limerick Primary Schools – Cross Country

Well done to all our participants in the Limerick Primary Cross Country competition at Limerick Racecourse yesterday.

Herbertstown NS pupils participated in events from u8 girls/boys to u12 girls/boys in difficult terrain and there were some great individual performances from each and every person who took part.

Each race had in the region of 50 entrants with a mass start so we were thrilled to come home with 3 medals from the day.

Hospital/Herbertstown Make Presentation to School

Shane Markham & Pádraig O’Dea from Hospital/Herbertstown Bord na n-óg make presentation of playing gear to the school.

Local coaches Shane Markham & Pádraig O’Dea from Hospital/Herbertstown GAA club visited the school on Monday and presented the staff & pupils with cones, hurleys, sliotars and gaelic footballs for the year ahead. Thank you to Hospital/Herbertstown for their continued support of Gaelic Games in the school.

Hospital/Herbertstown U12s Bring Harry Greensmyth Cup to School

The pupils who were involved in the blitz last Saturday brought the Harry Greensmyth Perpetual Cup to the school this week.

The cup was awarded to Hospital/Herbertstown following a very entertaining blitz in Hospital. Harry was also remembered earlier in the year by the awarding of a cup to the winners of the South Limerick Primary Schools 3rd & 4th class tournament.

It was great to have the two cups present in the school as Harry was so heavily involved in coaching both in the club and the school.

Cross Country Trials

Well done to everyone who took part in our Cross Country trials this morning in testing conditions.

The level of effort and determination shown by all participants was very high in what was a new type of event for the majority of our pupils.

A team will now be drawn up to represent the school at the Limerick Primary Schools Cross Country event in October.