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!

Indoor Hurling

Our boys team travelled to Martinstown today to participate in the South Indoor Hurling blitz.

The boys lost to a strong Hospital NS side in the opening game but followed this with a draw against Bruree NS and wins against Ballylanders NS and Athlacca NS. Well done boys.

Attention now turns to the camogie which takes place next Tuesday.

Basketball

On Wednesday the 4th December the girls in 6th Class left for Kilmallock school to play basketball. When we arrived we got on our bibs and then went and played against Mitchelstown. We won that game by 1 basket. After that we went and played Hospital. We won that match by 8 baskets. In the end we won all our matches, we really enjoyed our day.

By Jamie & Méabh

Munster Minor Hurling Cup in Herbertstown

Limerick Minor goalkeeper Jack Franklin was a guest of the school today and he brought the Munster Minor hurling cup to our after-school training.

Jack, who is currently the goalkeeper for John the Baptist’s Harty Cup team, gave some great tips to the children about the importance of practising the skills of the game at home.

The cup has been awarded to the Munster Minor hurling champions since the 1940s and one victory of note was that of the 1958 Limerick team who featured Herbertstown man JJ Bresnihan in the full line. Who knows, perhaps in a few years time one of the pupils present to meet Jack today might be picking up the cup themselves.

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