Sports Day 2018

An action packed Sports Day took place last week and it was The Frogs who claimed the team trophy for 2018!


Congratulations also to the winners of our finals which were played on the same day. Hard luck to our runners up in what were very close games.

Pádraig Pearse Cup: Kerry

Ned Daly Shield: Limerick

Summer Soccer League: France

Sports Day 2017

Powerful Puffins Make Principal Proud!


The 2017 Sports Day saw the introduction of teams for the first time. Every pupil in the school, from Juniors to sixth, was placed in one of six teams: Puffins, Deer, Frogs, Hares, Owls and Foxes. Points were awarded to the top five finishers in the running races, sack races and spud and spoon races. There was also an award for the team with the best team spirit. At the end of the races the points were totted up and it was The Puffins who emerged victorious. Congratulations to them and their coach, Mrs. Heelan.

Following the races the finals of the Ned Daly Shield, the Padraig Pearse Cup and the Summer Soccer League were played. These finals were the culmination of weeks of preliminary matches and the finals were closely fought contests. Congrats to Dublin who claimed the Ned Daly Shield, Mayo who captured the Pádraig Pearse Cup and France who beat England 3-2 in the final of the Summer Soccer League. Thank you to FAI Development Officer Barry McCann who came to the school to watch the soccer final and, along with Mike Bermingham of Herbertstown AFC, presented the school with footballs and equipment.

Sports Day 2016

Active School Flag raising ceremony follows action packed sports day!


Herbertstown NS’s annual summer sports day took place today with the children participating in a whole host of activities. Firstly,  there were running races, spud & spoon races, sack races and three legged races. Next on the agenda was the obstacle course and the morning was completed with javelin throws, a Cic Fada competition and a Welly Throw.


Following these events the finals of a number of competitions took place. Two new competitions, the Ned Daly Shield and the Pádraig Pearse Cup, were contested by the pupils of second and third class. In two very even finals, Limerick emerged victorious in the shield final and Cork claimed cup glory in the second game.


The final of our summer soccer league also took place. In a Euro 2016 themed league, Northern Ireland faced off against England in the final. Again, the spectators were treated to a close game with England notching some late goals to claim victory.


To cap off a great day, Limerick hurling star James Ryan visited the school to raise our new Active School Flag. It was a wonderful culmination to both such an active day and year and our pupils should be very proud of their efforts this year!