County Football Semi-Final

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.

South Mini 7s Football

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 Continue Support of Gaelic Games in the school

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.

Sarsfield Cup

Well done to our representatives on the South Limerick team who played the City on Tuesday in Rathkeale in the semi-final of the Sarsfield Cup.

It was great to have two players involved and we also had two teachers coaching the team – Mr. Franklin and Mr. English.

Terrific Footballers Just Miss Out on County Final

Herbertstown girls represent the South and the school admirably in County Semi-Final

A week on from claiming a first ever South Premier Football title our girls team travelled to Rathkeale for the county semi-final. The South champions’ opponents were Monaleen NS who had a formidable 58 players on their panel compared to the 16 available for Herbertstown.

Minutes into the game it was clear to everyone in attendance that these numbers mattered little as both teams contested a fantastic game of end-to-end football. Herbertstown got the better of the first half exchanges and led at the half time whistle by one point.

The second half continued to be evenly matched but the final five minutes would provide much excitement for supporters on both sides. Despite some brilliant defending, Monaleen had managed to stretch in front of Herbertstown by two points. Then, a long Herbertstown free from the middle of the field went straight to the Monaleen net with time just about up. However, there was just enough injury time for the city side to make their way back down the field where they won a free of their own. A nerveless kick from their freetaker with the last act of normal time brought the game to extra time.

In the first half of extra time Monaleen struck for a brace of goals just after Herbertstown had a goal disallowed and this proved to be the deciding of the tie.

Final score: Monaleen NS 4:06 Herbertstown NS 2:05

A fantastic effort from the Herbertstown girls and everyone at the school is very proud of what they have achieved this year.

Monaleen were crowned county champions after beating Doon Convent in the final later on the same day.

Herbertstown Girls Win South Premier Title

A small piece of history was made today in Bruff as Herbertstown NS joined the list of schools who have won the South Premier Girls’ Football title.

The girls in maroon led from start to finish in what was a very impressive display against the home side Scoil Dean Cussen. Playing against a strong wind in the first half, Herbertstown scored two goals before Bruff registered their first score and held a seven point lead at the break.

Then, with the wind at their backs in the second half, the girls showed great composure in front of goal to stretch ahead and secure a memorable victory in front of a very vocal group of Herbertstown supporters.

After the game, Shane Mullane of Scoil Dean Cussen presented the cup to the Herbertstown captain.

Congratulations girls!

pic Declan Hehir