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.
This week, the annual Anthony Baggott Cup hurling tournament took place in Herbertstown. Thankfully, the fine spell of weather lasted long enough to give us a beautiful summer’s day which added to the occasion for both spectators and players alike.
The traditional quartet of schools were in action, Hospital NS, Herbertstown NS, Caherline NS and the holders Knockainey NS. As the round robin series of games were being played by the schools, it became apparent that the four schools were very evenly matched and some excellent hurling was on display.
The traditional junior & senior infant game also took place where the stars of the future got a chance to showcase their talents.
Following respective wins over Knockainey NS and Caherline NS, Herbertstown NS and Hospital NS met in the final. Kathleen Fitzgerald of the Liam Lynch Pipe Band led the parade around the field before the final and also performed Amhrán na bhFiann.
The first half of the final was closely contested with Herbertstown holding a 2 point lead at the break. Goals were to prove crucial in the second half as Herbertstown stretched ahead and held out for a memorable win. It must be said that Hospital NS were very impressive throughout the day and did their school proud.
Well done to our team and thank you to all who supported the tournament, especially Hospital/Herbertstown Bord na n-Óg and all the parents who donated food and refreshments for the players and supporters.
A wonderful year in Cumann na mBunscol was capped with a double success in the South Roinn A division.
Both our boys’ hurling team and girls’ camogie team captured the South Roinn A titles in Martinstown yesterday. They boys had victories over Hospital NS and Croom NS while the girls defeated Hospital NS and Ballylanders NS.
Well done to all involved and thanks to our great supporters on the day.
Well done to our girls who represented South Limerick in the county finals of the INTO Mini 7s camogie.
Herbertstown picked up a win in the first game against Crecora NS. Two defeats followed to strong opposition in Ballybrown NS and Killoughteen NS. The West champions Killoughteen were overall winners on the day.
A great experience for the girls and another memorable outing for them.
The next items on the Cumann na mBunscol calendar for the school teams will be the Roinn A hurling and football blitzes in May.
Herbertstown National School