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

Limerick Primary Schools – Cross Country

Well done to all our participants in the Limerick Primary Cross Country competition at Limerick Racecourse yesterday.

Herbertstown NS pupils participated in events from u8 girls/boys to u12 girls/boys in difficult terrain and there were some great individual performances from each and every person who took part.

Each race had in the region of 50 entrants with a mass start so we were thrilled to come home with 3 medals from the day.

Hospital/Herbertstown Make Presentation to School

Shane Markham & Pádraig O’Dea from Hospital/Herbertstown Bord na n-óg make presentation of playing gear to the school.

Local coaches Shane Markham & Pádraig O’Dea from Hospital/Herbertstown GAA club visited the school on Monday and presented the staff & pupils with cones, hurleys, sliotars and gaelic footballs for the year ahead. Thank you to Hospital/Herbertstown for their continued support of Gaelic Games in the school.