There will be great activity at the school this week as the contractors will arrive on site on Wednesday 5th August to install an All Weather Pitch. This is the result of the fundraising efforts of the Pedal to the Peak crew, committe and whole school community in addition to the generous donation from Thomas McCarthy, cash prizes from Cumann na mBunscol awards and general fundraising efforts such as Carol singing, Christmas shows etc.
The pitch will be 17m x 28m enclosed with fencing and also ball stop netting. It will be located at the back of the school along the boundary fence, mostly on the grass but extending onto the basketball court. The location was determined by the underground percolation system which runs the length of the grass area from the front wall to the back fence along by the evergreen trees. We had to avoid building on these pipes and so located the pitch in the best spot according to site limitations, allowing for the proposed extension also.
The pitch will be completed in time for our return to school and will be a huge boost to us all as we return to school after the extended closure and facing into a new normal. It will be a huge asset to all as regards break times, PE lessons and training.
Congratulations and thank you to everyone for raising the money to make this possible and for your patience while the plan was formulated and the obstacles overcome.
We hope all the boys and girls will get many days of enjoyment and pleasure from the ‘Pedal to the Peak Pitch’.
It was a proud night for HNS on Friday 6th March in Thurles with the school winning 1st prize for ‘Promotion Of Gaelic Games and Culture’ and 3rd place in ‘Small School of the Year’ in the Cumann na mBunscol awards ceremony sponsored by Cornmarket. Trophies were presented on the night with a total cash prize of €1000 also awarded to the school. Well done the the boys and girls for their participation and input into the winning entries, parents for always supporting games in the school and the staff for their hard work and commitment.
The ‘Promotion of Gaelic Games & Culture’ Award was based on videos produced by schools and the HNS video can be viewed here:
Registrations are now open for the 2020 Bon Secours Hospital Run for Run.
The event takes place on Saturday May 2nd. In recent years we have had some superb numbers participating in this event with almost 50 pupils taking part last year. Each entrant will receive a tshirt and finishers medal. Places in each wave are limited to 1000 entries.
The school receives €5 from every entry so any support would be greatly appreciated.