Congratulations to our boys’ team who qualified for the county finals in Olympic Handball.
Wins over Hospital NS, Kilbehenny NS and Caherline NS yesterday saw them qualify top of their group.
Seán and Fionn played for the boys football team who lost the Sarsfield Cup semi-final to Limerick City. Mr. Franklin was a coach with this team also.
Róisín played on the South Larkin team that lost the Larkin Shield final in the Gaelic Grounds.
The game was played in difficult conditions and at half time Herbertstown were in front by one point. However, aided by a strong wind in the second half, Monaleen were able to edge in front and then held on for the win.
Well done to our team who were appearing in the county semi-final for a second year in a row which is a massive achievement.
The girls were very efficient on the day and ran up a big score to record their first win.
Earlier today, they picked up win number two after a close game with Knockainey NS.
They have a further two games left in the round robin stage of the competition against Bruree NS and Scoil Dean Cussen, Bruff.
The boys lost a close game with Martinstown NS in the first round and this turned out to be the pivotal game in the boys competition as both schools won the remainder of their games against Ballylanders NS, Kilbehenny NS and Knockainey NS. That meant Martinstown retained their title and Herbertstown finished as runners-up.
Our girls were runners-up also as Kilbehenny NS edged a close game of the two schools in maroon. Both schools defeated Ballylanders NS and Knockainey NS who were the other schools who took part on the day.
John Collins, on behalf of Hospital/Herbertstown Bord na n-Óg, made the presentation along with current club players Joe Fogarty and Oisín O’Grady. All three are past pupils of Herbertstown NS.
The school is very grateful for the support.
The traditional quartet of schools were in action, Hospital NS, Herbertstown NS, Caherline NS and the holders Knockainey NS. As the round robin series of games were being played by the schools, it became apparent that the four schools were very evenly matched and some excellent hurling was on display.
The traditional junior & senior infant game also took place where the stars of the future got a chance to showcase their talents.
Following respective wins over Knockainey NS and Caherline NS, Herbertstown NS and Hospital NS met in the final. Kathleen Fitzgerald of the Liam Lynch Pipe Band led the parade around the field before the final and also performed Amhrán na bhFiann.
The first half of the final was closely contested with Herbertstown holding a 2 point lead at the break. Goals were to prove crucial in the second half as Herbertstown stretched ahead and held out for a memorable win. It must be said that Hospital NS were very impressive throughout the day and did their school proud.
Well done to our team and thank you to all who supported the tournament, especially Hospital/Herbertstown Bord na n-Óg and all the parents who donated food and refreshments for the players and supporters.