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!)
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.
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!
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.
Good luck to our 8 pupils who are representing the school at the South trials.
Training is continuing ahead of the INTO Mini Sevens hurling and camogie competitions next week. Hospital/Herbertstown hurler Michael Whelan is providing coaching for rest of the term and it is a great help to the school as it allows our camogie and hurling teams to train side by side.
Our girls mini 7s football team will contest the county final on Wednesday April 3rd in Rathkeale. It will be the second time that the school has played in the county football final, the previous occasion being in 2017. Our girls are back training ahead of what will be a great day for the school.
A big thanks to Limerick GAA GDA James Ryan who coached all classes in the school in hurling prior to the mid-term break. The children had a lot of fun and also got excellent practise with the skills of the game. The school is working towards renewing its Active School Flag and securing GAA 5 Star Centre status and the work James did with the children was a huge help towards these goals. Well done to the boys and girls for the great effort they made with James in sometimes very cold conditions!
Well done to our boys indoor hurling team who qualified for the final stage of the South competition next week. The team played games against Kilfinane NS, Hospital NS and Bruff NS before beating Ballylanders NS in a playoff to qualify.
Herbertstown NS will now play the other group winners, Knocklong NS and Anglesborough NS, in the final round.