Our fourth class boys and girls represented the school at the FAI Primary Schools Futsal event in Cappamore on Friday.
The children had been receiving coaching from FAI Development Officer Barry McGann in recent weeks and this was an opportunity to showcase what they had picked up. Both our boys and girls performed very well. The girls finished second in their competition and the boys finished top of their category following a penalty shoot-out with Cappamore. Well done to everyone that took part.
FAI Development Officer Barry McGann is currently coaching our pupils on Friday mornings.
The sessions are being thoroughly enjoyed by pupils from juniors to 6th class. They will serve as a great boost to interest in soccer in the school. In the coming weeks our pupils will take part in the Primary Futsal tournament in Cappamore. In the last term, our senior pupils will participate in the SPAR FAI Primary School 5s.
Our boys and girls were unlucky to bow out of the FAI Soccer 5s in Corbally last week at the semi-final stage. Both teams were very unfortunate not to progress despite some excellent performances. Attention now turns to the upcoming primary school athletics and the Cumann na mBunscol hurling and camogie events.
On Thursday two teams from our third & fourth classes travelled to Cappamore to represent the school in the FAI Primary Futsal tournament. Herbertstown NS joined other schools such as Templeglantine NS, Killinure NS, Cloverfield NS and Dromtasna NS at the indoor event.
Both our girls’ and boys’ teams performed fantastically well in what was their first time participating in an event like this. The boys reached the semi-final of their tournament, losing out on penalties. The girls’ team had an impressive run which brought them to the final where they also lost out on penalties.
Despite the disappointment the pupils felt they can be very proud of themselves. The next outing for the pupils at this grade will be the indoor hurling after Christmas and another day to look forward to. Well done to Mr. Wixted, Mr. Gubbins and Breda for guiding the teams through the day.
Herbertstown National School