Pádraig Pearse Cup 2021

Dublin claim the 2021 Padraig Pearse Cup.

On Wednesday a football match between two teams from within the sixth class bubble took place.

The teams, Dublin (coached by Mr Franklin) and Galway (coached by Mr Fitzgerald), had been picked some weeks previous and had been training during lunch time ahead of the game.

The onlooking support from the other classes in the school were treated to a lively encounter, full of skill and enthusiasm. Dublin built on a half time lead to stretch ahead by 8 points in the second half. However, some quickfire goals from Galway brought the deficit back to one point with around a minute to go. Dublin held their nerve and landed a late point to secure a two point win.

Afterwards, Mrs Heelan presented the Pádraig Pearse Cup to the Dublin captain.

Mo Laoch CLG competition

First & Second Class were busy preparing entries for the GAA’s Seachtain na Gaeilge competition where they had to create a poster about their GAA hero.

A broad range of heroes could be seen from Limerick players, club coaches and even Marty Morrissey!

Coaching with James Ryan

Limerick Gaelic Games Administrator James Ryan made a welcome return to the school on Friday last to provide coaching for each class group.

James will be with us on Fridays right into December and he is making great use of our new astro-turf facility to deliver the sessions.

Infants

1st & 2nd

Anthony Baggott Cup

The Anthony Baggott Cup should be on today,

but due to Covid 19 and social distance, we need to stay away.

No games, no cheer, no clash of the ash,

But in 2021, we will be back.

Today we will mark the occasion at home and remember

the memories we hold dear.

A secret glint in our eye knowing the Cup is in Herbertstown for another year.

We will be back but for today we remember with a smile

the year of 2020 when the tournament had to be paused for a while.

Christian – 5th Class

Pupils create artwork to mark, what would have been, the Anthony Baggott Cup 2020.

At this stage in June, we would usually be preparing for what is one of the biggest days in the school year, the staging of the Anthony Baggott Cup in Herbertstown. Unfortunately, like many other school events, it will not take place this year.

Normally, we would ask pupils to contribute artwork for the programme which is distributed on the day. This was one element which could continue.

Our pupils were invited to submit artwork for posting on the school website and they rose to the challenge – check out the gallery below to see some fantastic work!