Herbertstown NS pupils take part in South Handball Blitz

6 Herbertstown N.S. players competed in the South Limerick Schools Handball blitz in John the Baptist C.S. on Monday.

Over 40 players in total were present at the event and there were some excellent games played on the ‘One Wall’ courts in Hospital.

We had 2 pupils taking part for the first time, 1 playing in his second blitz for the school and 3 players playing in their third blitz.

2 Herbertstown N.S. pupils met in the U13 B decider and provided a top class game for those who were watching on. Another one of our boys finished runner up in the U11 A competiton.

Well done to all our pupils who once again represented our school with distinction.

South Primary Schools Handball 2018

Herbertstown NS pupils show off their handball skills.


Well done to the four pupils who represented the school today in the South Limerick Primary Schools Handball event hosted by John the Baptist CS. The boys played some great handball and are making great progress in the game. Two pupils came home with South medals in a very competitive U11 division. Congratulations boys.

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.


Primary Schools Handball

Congratulations to our pupils who collected medals today at the South Primary Schools Handball Blitz in John the Baptist CS.


The boys started playing handball following a visit to the school from local handball player Paudí Quish. A multiple All Ireland champion, Paudí then became their coach at Hospital Handball club and today was the first opportunity the boys had to represent their school in the game. They can be very proud of their performances as we had players in both the A & B U11 finals with the U11 A title coming back to the school. It’s great to see our pupils playing one of our national games and hopefully we will have more boys and girls taking up the sport in the coming months.


Visit of Handball Star, Páidí Quish

All Ireland Intermediate Handball Champion Páidí Quish visited the school in December to talk to the children about Handball. Páidí gave an excellent talk on the rules of the game and how the game has helped him see more of the world as it is played internationally. Páidí is a member of the Handball club in Hospital and some of our pupils are now planning to join!


Thanks to Páidí for taking the time to visit us.