Walk on…Thursday

Bad weather had hampered a few attempts to complete WOW walks in December and earlier in January so we took the opportunity on Thursday to make the most of the lovely day.

It is always a nice experience for the boys and girls and a great way to support our efforts to renew our Active School Flag status.

Active School Flag Survey

Our Active School Flag Committee carried out a sports/P.E. related survey last week.

Members of our Active School Flag Committee were busy last week as they carried out a survey of our pupils’ views on sport & P.E. in the school.

ASF Committee carrying out survey
Pupils filling in the questionnaire

The committee tallied up all the results just before the Easter holidays and produced some very interesting results!

ASF Committee tallying the results


Do you look forward to P.E.?

Do you like sport?

Favourite P.E. lesson

How long do you spend being active at home each day?

Favourite Sport

Are you a member of a sports club?

Club Membership Statistics

What sport would you like to see in the school?

Top 5 Favourite Sports Teams

Favourite Sports Person

Does sport/P.E. make you happy?

Children’s Run for Fun

The Great Limerick Run and the Children’s Run for Fun is now only 50 days away!

We are encouraging as many children and parents as possible to get involved in the event as we are currently in the process of renewing our Active School Flag.

An added bonus of involvement in the event is that for every pupil that registers for the Children’s Run for Fun, the school will receive €5.

To help get ready for the run, Herbertstown NS has partnered up with Limerick Sports Partnership and for the next 6 weeks one of their coaches, Rachel, will provide some fun training & activities for the infant classes.

If you are getting involved and taking part, please let us know and we will add your name to our wall which is supporting all this year’s participants!

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!

GAA Rounders

GAA Rounders is one of the official GAA sports, along with Gaelic Football, Camogie, Ladies Football, Hurling and Handball. Rounders has been a GAA Sport from the origin of the GAA and was included in the original GAA Charter back in 1884.


Today, Michael Sheehan from GAA Rounders visited the school to take 3rd to 6th class through some of the basics of the game. Michael plans to visit the school once again next week to build on the start made today. The children really enjoyed running the bases and practising ball handling and teamwork. Rounders was once a popular sport in the school and in local community games and the hope is that with a better understanding of the rules the school will be in a position to promote the game properly.


Here are some photos from this afternoon.

New Sports Equipment!

Active School status is helped by our Active pupils.

The school have just purchased a wide variety of new sports equipment thanks to the funds generated by our pupils who participated in the UL Sport Kids Run for Fun. The equipment is varied and caters for many sports and physical activities. The new gear will benefit every pupil in the school from youngest to oldest. Thanks again to everyone that participated in April and made this purchase possible.

Halloween Hunt 2016

Ghoulish frights awaited anyone who dared to venture outside last Friday as the pupils of Herbertstown NS went on a Halloween themed orienteering exercise on the schools grounds. The variety of costumes on show made it a great spectacle!