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.

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.

Herbertstown Boys Are County Olympic Handball Champions

Congratulations to our boys who won the county finals of Olympic Handball in UL yesterday.

The boys had qualified for the county finals having come through a qualifying round before Christmas.

In the first game, they defeated Croom NS by 6 goals to 3. Next up was Scoil Dean Cussen, where the boys had 2 goals to spare, 7-5. The final group game was against our neighbours Hospital NS and this game went right down to the wire, with only 1 goal separating the teams at the end, 5-4.

This set up a final between Herbertstown and Croom. Our boys raced ahead, going 3-0 up in the first few minutes. But by half time, the game had been turned on its head as Croom scored 4 unanswered goals to take a 1 goal lead into the break. Herbertstown showed great composure to go out in the second half and retake the lead before Croom levelled to force extra time.

Both teams had chances during extra time but some outstanding saves by the goalkeepers at either end were keeping the game in the balance. It was a superb Herbertstown breakaway team goal which gave them the all important advantage. Croom had one last shot which blazed over the bar before the celebrations could begin for the boys in Maroon.

They will now go forward to represent Limerick at the Munster Finals in the Neptune Stadium, Cork on March 12th.

Well done boys!

Liam MacCarthy Visits the School

We were delighted to receive a visit from the Liam MacCarthy Cup yesterday.

It was lovely to have the famous cup during Christmas week and it was a great reminder of the wonderful year the Limerick hurlers gave us in 2023.

An especially great occasion for both of our infant classes as it was their first time having the Liam MacCarthy Cup at the school.