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

News from the Infant Classroom

As Winter arrives the nature table will soon be cleared away from the Infant Classroom but have a look at all the interesting items which were found by the pupils during Autumn.

There were also some excellent pieces of art on display in the corridor beside the Infant Classroom ahead of Halloween!

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 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.