Busy day of Cumann na mBunscol activity

Herbertstown NS pupils were in action in three different places today.

Our girls’ football team made up of pupils from 4th & 5th class travelled to John the Baptist CS to take part in a fun blitz there.

Well done to our team of hurlers who represented the school at the divisional stage of the Primary Schools Skills competition where they finished second. They now go on to compete in the county finals.

Back at school, training continued for the upcoming South blitzes and the Anthony Baggott Cup.

South Limerick win Mackey Cup

Congratulations to everyone involved in South Limerick’s win in the Mackey Cup yesterday. The South defeated Limerick City in the semi-final and then West Limerick in the final by a soliditary point.

Special congratulations to Fionn from Herbertstown NS who played a crucial role in the win.

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.

Anthony Baggott Cup Returns to Herbertstown

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.

Double Success For Herbertstown NS

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.