INTO Mini 7s Hurling/Camogie

Our boys and girls teams travelled to Martinstown this week to take part in the South INTO Mini 7s blitzes.

The boys played games against Kilfinane NS and Ballylanders NS and performed very well.

Boys INTO Mini Sevens Hurling 2019

The girls also played Kilfinane NS, as well as Emly NS. The girls have made it through to the South Finals next Tuesday at 10am.

INTO Mini 7s Camogie 2019

Training continues for the girls football team ahead of the County Mini 7s final on April 3rd in Rathkeale.

Girls Football team training ahead of County Final on April 3rd

Training continues ahead of Mini Sevens

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.

Girls Football Training at Lunchtime
INTO Mini Sevens- County Finalists 2017

Hurling with James Ryan

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!

Indoor Hurling

Our school teams were in action on two fronts this week.

Our girls indoor hurling team played 4 games in Martinstown on Tuesday while our boys team played in the finals of their competition on Friday.

The boys were unlucky not to come out on top in two tight games with Anglesborough NS and Knocklong NS.

Next up for the girls will be the eagerly awaited county finals of the INTO Mini Sevens where Herbertstown NS will represent the South division.

Indoor hurling

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.

Winter Leagues

Congratulations to Kilkenny who narrowly defeated Galway in the final of the boys winter hurling league today.

As one league ends, another begins. St Brigid’s Day marked the beginning of the girls football league.

Girls Football League Begins

Cumann na mBunscol Cornmarket National Awards

Herbertstown NS has made it to the final shortlist of nominations for a Cumann na mBunscol Cornmarket National Award.

Herbertstown NS submitted a video about the fourth class project on hurleys for the 2018 RDS Science Fair for consideration for the national award in the category: Promotion of Gaelic Games and Culture.

The winning schools will be announced at a ceremony in Sligo on Friday March 9th.
You can view the video below:

South Primary Schools Handball 2018

Herbertstown NS pupils show off their handball skills.


Well done to the four pupils who represented the school today in the South Limerick Primary Schools Handball event hosted by John the Baptist CS. The boys played some great handball and are making great progress in the game. Two pupils came home with South medals in a very competitive U11 division. Congratulations boys.

Liam MacCarthy Cup Visits Herbertstown NS

The Liam MacCarthy Cup makes its first ever visit to Herbertstown NS!


There were great scenes of celebration and excitement today as the pupils and staff of Herbertstown NS, as well as a good number of local people, welcomed All Ireland winners Pat Ryan and Darragh O’Donovan to the school. The two Limerick stars were accompanied by Alan Feely who was a hurler carrier for the team and Limerick Games Development Officers Noel Hartigan and Ollie Coffey. Perhaps the most welcome visitor of all though was the Liam MacCarthy Cup and it was wonderful to have it here in the school.


The pupils performed music, asked questions and sang Limerick You’re a Lady for their guests before Pat and Darragh spoke to everyone. They pointed out how important their time in Doon CBS Primary School was to their development as hurlers and encouraged the boys and girls to have their hurleys in their hands at every available opportunity.


Afterwards, the players posed with the entire school for what will be a treasured photograph for our pupils and staff.


We are very lucky in Limerick to have such fantastic ambassadors for our county.