We were delighted to receive a visit from the Liam MacCarthy Cup yesterday.
It was lovely to have the famous cup during Christmas week and it was a great reminder of the wonderful year the Limerick hurlers gave us in 2023.
An especially great occasion for both of our infant classes as it was their first time having the Liam MacCarthy Cup at the school.
Well done to our three pupils who lined out with South Limerick in recent weeks.
Seán and Fionn played for the boys football team who lost the Sarsfield Cup semi-final to Limerick City. Mr. Franklin was a coach with this team also.
Róisín played on the South Larkin team that lost the Larkin Shield final in the Gaelic Grounds.
Hard luck to our girls team who lost the county football semi-final to Monaleen in Mick Neville Park.
The game was played in difficult conditions and at half time Herbertstown were in front by one point. However, aided by a strong wind in the second half, Monaleen were able to edge in front and then held on for the win.
Well done to our team who were appearing in the county semi-final for a second year in a row which is a massive achievement.
Our girls began their defence of the South Premier Football title last week in Kilmallock.
The girls were very efficient on the day and ran up a big score to record their first win.
Earlier today, they picked up win number two after a close game with Knockainey NS.
They have a further two games left in the round robin stage of the competition against Bruree NS and Scoil Dean Cussen, Bruff.
Well done to our boys’ and girls’ teams who took part in the South Limerick INTO Mini Sevens competition today.
The boys lost a close game with Martinstown NS in the first round and this turned out to be the pivotal game in the boys competition as both schools won the remainder of their games against Ballylanders NS, Kilbehenny NS and Knockainey NS. That meant Martinstown retained their title and Herbertstown finished as runners-up.
Our girls were runners-up also as Kilbehenny NS edged a close game of the two schools in maroon. Both schools defeated Ballylanders NS and Knockainey NS who were the other schools who took part on the day.
Hospital/Herbertstown GAA club have a long association with the school and that continued today with the presentation of playing equipment to the school.
John Collins, on behalf of Hospital/Herbertstown Bord na n-Óg, made the presentation along with current club players Joe Fogarty and Oisín O’Grady. All three are past pupils of Herbertstown NS.
The school is very grateful for the support.