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Our sporting season has kicked off with a bang over the last couple of weeks.
It began with a group of pupils from Fifth and Sixth Class taking part in the Fingal Athletics League out in Newbridge Park in Donabate. It was a very cold and wet day, but our pupils showed admirable determination and put in some great performances in each of the races. The final event takes place on Wednesday 26th of April in the ALSAA grounds in Santry. We hope there will be a big improvement in the weather the next day out!
Next up it was the turn of our Senior Gaelic football team to take to the field for their first game in the Fingal League. This was a match away to Priorswood, and was notable for the fact that this year we have more girls on the team than boys! It was also the first outing for our new set of school jerseys. In what was a well-contested affair, Priorswood ultimately were able to score a few more goals than us and ran out winners on the day. There were some great performances all over the pitch from our players, and we can look forward with confidence to our next match vs St Colmcilles after the Easter break.
The FAI 5 a side competition took place last Wednesday and Thursday in Malahide United’s grounds. Teams from all over north Dublin took part in this one day blitz, where each team got to play 3 matches of 20 minutes a side. Our boys were first up on Wednesday, and both the Fifth and Sixth Class teams acquitted themselves well on the day. On Thursday, it was the turn of our girls teams from Fifth and Sixth Class. Our Fifth Class team, under the guidance of Mrs Wall, won their first match and were close to snatching a draw in their final match.
Pride of place, however, must go to our Sixth Class girls team, who won all 3 of their group matches out in Malahide. They displayed huge determination, admirable teamwork and a great ability to stay calm under pressure. Unfortunately they just missed out on progressing to the next round of the competition on goal difference! We were delighted with their performances and are very proud that they are representing our school, as indeed we are of all our teams.
After the Easter break will see the continuation of the Senior Gaelic football matches, as well as the start of the Junior Gaelic football and hurling/camogie leagues. As always, we welcome any support you can give us.