Girls Claim South Honours

Roinn B title claimed by Herbertstown girls in Martinstown.

The busy final term of sporting action continued today with our girls travelling to Martinstown to compete in the Roinn B football competition.

Two wins over the famed football nurseries of Galbally NS and Ballylanders NS set up a final meeting with Emly NS.

The Herbertstown team saved their best performance for the final as they recorded a resounding victory. There were some great scenes of celebration as the girls returned to the school with their silverware.

Congratulations to the team and their coach Mr Franklin on a fantastic win.

Premier Football title for Herbertstown NS

History was made on Thursday as Herbertstown NS claimed the South Limerick Premier title for the first time.

The venue for the Premier football was Bruree and the games were refereed by Josh Dineen of Galbally. The slight hill in the Bruree pitch was offset by a strong breeze blowing back up towards the village.

In the semi-final, Herbertstown recovered from a slow start to record a 7 point victory. In the early stages, some direct running from Kilmallock culminated with the ball being crashed to the net. The team in maroon responded well and slowly edged in front with some neat points. Two goals in the second half were to prove crucial in maintaining an advantage as Kilmallock tried to mount a comeback. The hardworking Herbertstown players would not be denied and a place in the final was secured.

Herbertstown NS scorers: Seán Conway (1.03), Jack McNamara (1.01), David Monks (0.01), David Mulcahy (0.01), Jack Collins (0.01), Fionn Mulcahy (0.01)

The Premier final started shortly after 1pm with a good attendance from Herbertstown and from Bruree, who had a large number of their pupils supporting on the sideline.

The first half was a cagey affair, with both teams working hard in possession but not being effective in front of goal. This tense nature of the game was illustrated by the fact that there was no score in the first half.

The second half burst into life when the first score arrived via a Herbertstown 45. Another 45 and a free gave Herbertstown momentum before some Bruree points brought it back to a one score game. This did not deter the Herbertstown team as they rallied to score a goal and stretch four points ahead. The final moments saw a barrage of attempts on the Herbertstown goal but the only result was a single white flag as Herbertstown held on to win by 3 points.

Herbertstown NS scorers: David Monks (0.03) Jack McNamara (1.00)

John English presented the South Limerick Premier Cup to a Herbertstown captain for the first time, triggering great celebrations, both on the field in Bruree and when the team returned to the school.

Well done to our fantastic bunch of players who produced two absolutely terrific performances! They will now go forward to represent the South in the County Championship on June 13th.

Cumann na mBunscol Update

Herbertstown NS pupils represent South Limerick in all codes over the course of a busy week.

Neville Cup

Last Thursday our girls, Molly and Sinead, played in the Neville Cup final in Bruff. Unfortunately West Limerick were to prove too strong for the South on the day. It was a great achievement for our girls to play in both games and well done also to Ms Mann who coached the team.

Larkin Shield/Sarsfield Cup

On the football front, the South have qualified for both finals following victories today in Martinstown. Well done to Niamh and Eimear who were part of the South team who beat the City and also to Robbie and Jack who played with the Boys team who also beat the City.

The finals will be played on Thursday in Bruff. At 2pm the South boys meet East Limerick and this will be followed by the girls’ final where it’s East vs South once again. Good luck to all our players and also to Mr Franklin who is coaching the boys’ team.

Primary Game

Congratulations to Molly and David who have been selected to play in the upcoming Primary Games for Limerick following their performances for South Limerick last week.

Footballers Finish 2nd in County Finals

Our Girls finished runners-up in the 2019 INTO Mini 7s football competition.

Our girls football team continued their fine year with some outstanding performances at the County INTO Mini 7s Finals in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale today.

Herbertstown NS, representing the South as the division’s champions, took on East champions Roxborough NS, Mahoonagh NS from the West and Gaelscoil Caladh an Treoigh from the City.

In the first game, Herbertstown gave a fine display and had a convincing win against Gaelscoil Caladh an Treoigh.

Captains prior to first game

In the second game, Herbertstown faced off against the Celtic Image Shield holders (county 15-a-side champions) Roxborough NS. The first half was keenly contested and at the break, Roxborough held a 1 point lead. Wind assisted in the second half, the East side pulled away to get the victory.

In the final game, Herbertstown and Mahoonagh NS met having secured a win each at that point. In their best performance of the day, our girls recorded a memorable victory with some crucial goals coming in the last couple of minutes.

Pictures courtesy of Eamon Doody, Skyview Photography

As mentioned, Herbertstown finished as runners-up and it was our best result at a Mini 7s County Final having finished 3rd on two occasions previously. (Boys hurling 2016, girls football 2017). Well done girls!

Winter Leagues

Congratulations to Kilkenny who narrowly defeated Galway in the final of the boys winter hurling league today.

As one league ends, another begins. St Brigid’s Day marked the beginning of the girls football league.

Girls Football League Begins

Hospital/Herbertstown Present Sliotars/Hurleys to the 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 visited the school on Monday and presented the staff & pupils with hurleys, sliotars and gaelic footballs for the year ahead. Thank you to Hospital/Herbertstown for their cntinued support of Gaelic Games in the school.

South Finals

Well done to our boys and girls who completed in South Cumann na mBunscol finals this week.

 

Our teams met two very strong Ballylanders NS sides in Martinstown and unfortunately did not bring home a trophy on this occasion. Our teams deserve huge credit though for the way they played and their supporters and mentors were very proud of them.

 

In terms of Gaelic Games, attention now turns to hurling where 2019 will see teams participate in indoor hurling, INTO Mini 7s, camogie and 11 a side competitions. Before that, the school’s handballers will be in action in November in the South Primary Schools Handball Blitz.

 

Our girls will also represent the South division in the county finals of the INTO mini 7s sometime in the spring.