Herbertstown NS Pupils in action for South Limerick

Congratulations to Lauren & Aoibhinn who won the Neville Cup with South Limerick yesterday!

South Limerick – Neville Cup Winners 2019

South Limerick defeated Limerick City on a scoreline of 1.05 to 0.03. Well done to our girls who join past pupil Aisling Farrell as the sole holders of Neville Cup medals from Herbertstown NS.

Earlier in the week, Liam & Seán were in action for the boys in the Mackey Cup. The South were looking for a fourth title in a row but this was a bridge too far as they bowed out in the semi-final.

South Limerick Panel – Mackey Cup 2019

We are very proud of our pupils who represented our school with such distinction.

Kids Run For Fun/Great Limerick Run

Well done to everyone from the school community who took part in events over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

We had almost 50 pupils involved in the Kids Run for Fun on the Saturday and numerous others from the wider school community who completed the Great Limerick Run on the Sunday.

Active School Flag Survey

Our Active School Flag Committee carried out a sports/P.E. related survey last week.

Members of our Active School Flag Committee were busy last week as they carried out a survey of our pupils’ views on sport & P.E. in the school.

ASF Committee carrying out survey
Pupils filling in the questionnaire

The committee tallied up all the results just before the Easter holidays and produced some very interesting results!

ASF Committee tallying the results

Results

Do you look forward to P.E.?

Do you like sport?

Favourite P.E. lesson

How long do you spend being active at home each day?

Favourite Sport

Are you a member of a sports club?

Club Membership Statistics

What sport would you like to see in the school?

Top 5 Favourite Sports Teams

Favourite Sports Person

Does sport/P.E. make you happy?

Herbertstown’s Pitch is the same size as Croke Park’s!

Pupils use measuring skills to check size of local pitch.

Third/fourth class have been studying area and perimeter this week in maths and went outside to draw squared metres.

A further study was conducted to determine the area of the pitch which is next door to the school. Beforehand, a few pupils had stated that they had always been told that the pitch was the same size as the one in Croke Park. This seemed like the perfect time to investigate! It turns out, the pitch in Herbertstown is indeed the same size as the hallowed sod in Croke Park! (if not fractionally bigger!)

Footballers Finish 2nd in County Finals

Our Girls finished runners-up in the 2019 INTO Mini 7s football competition.

Our girls football team continued their fine year with some outstanding performances at the County INTO Mini 7s Finals in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale today.

Herbertstown NS, representing the South as the division’s champions, took on East champions Roxborough NS, Mahoonagh NS from the West and Gaelscoil Caladh an Treoigh from the City.

In the first game, Herbertstown gave a fine display and had a convincing win against Gaelscoil Caladh an Treoigh.

Captains prior to first game

In the second game, Herbertstown faced off against the Celtic Image Shield holders (county 15-a-side champions) Roxborough NS. The first half was keenly contested and at the break, Roxborough held a 1 point lead. Wind assisted in the second half, the East side pulled away to get the victory.

In the final game, Herbertstown and Mahoonagh NS met having secured a win each at that point. In their best performance of the day, our girls recorded a memorable victory with some crucial goals coming in the last couple of minutes.

Pictures courtesy of Eamon Doody, Skyview Photography

As mentioned, Herbertstown finished as runners-up and it was our best result at a Mini 7s County Final having finished 3rd on two occasions previously. (Boys hurling 2016, girls football 2017). Well done girls!

Mini 7s Camogie – South Final

Our girls were in real hard luck at the South INTO Mini 7s camogie finals were they lost narrowly in two games to Kilmallock NS and eventual winners Knocklong NS. In both games the girls performed very well and in the closing stages were only only a score away from the winners.

They can be very proud of their performances on the day and can now look forward to the 11 a side camogie in May.

Pupils attending South hurling & camogie trials

Good luck to our 8 pupils who are representing the school at the South trials.

INTO Mini 7s Hurling/Camogie

Our boys and girls teams travelled to Martinstown this week to take part in the South INTO Mini 7s blitzes.

The boys played games against Kilfinane NS and Ballylanders NS and performed very well.

Boys INTO Mini Sevens Hurling 2019

The girls also played Kilfinane NS, as well as Emly NS. The girls have made it through to the South Finals next Tuesday at 10am.

INTO Mini 7s Camogie 2019

Training continues for the girls football team ahead of the County Mini 7s final on April 3rd in Rathkeale.

Girls Football team training ahead of County Final on April 3rd

Children’s Run for Fun

The Great Limerick Run and the Children’s Run for Fun is now only 50 days away!

We are encouraging as many children and parents as possible to get involved in the event as we are currently in the process of renewing our Active School Flag.

An added bonus of involvement in the event is that for every pupil that registers for the Children’s Run for Fun, the school will receive €5.

To help get ready for the run, Herbertstown NS has partnered up with Limerick Sports Partnership and for the next 6 weeks one of their coaches, Rachel, will provide some fun training & activities for the infant classes.

If you are getting involved and taking part, please let us know and we will add your name to our wall which is supporting all this year’s participants!