We began the season with a defeat in the Pegasus Cup away to St. Ultan’s, Cherry Orchard. Igor scored our goal in a 4-1 defeat. Our first league game was at home against St. Benedict’s and we came out on the right side of a 4-1 scoreline on this occasion. Igor (2), Dylan and Evan K were our scorers on the day. Two days later we played Plas Mhuire away at Stella Maris in Drumcondra. The team played some wonderful attacking football and had a very convincing 9-0 victory. Jake found the net on no fewer than 5 occasions with our other goals coming from Igor, Dylan, Aaron and Malcolm. We have 3 more league games to go this season. Our next outing is the Dublin 5-a-side blitz which takes place on Wednesday, April 2nd in Irishtown Stadium.
We played the 5-a-side blitz in terrible conditions in Irishtown last week and did really well to emerge from a very tough group to qualify for the quarter finals of the tournament where we lost 2-1 despite dominating the game. All 8 squad members played well.
We played our third league match yesterday against Baggot Street. We led 4-0 at the break thanks to strikes from Jake (2) and Dylan (2). We brought on 10 subs at half-time but still managed to win the second half 3-2 with further goals from Jack, Jake and Evan K. It was a first competitive game for lots of the boys yesterday and they acquitted themselves very well. Oisin, Adam, Rhys, and Samuel performed excellently on their first time donning the school jersey. We have 2 more games left in the league which will be played after Easter. You can monitor our progress online at this web address: http://inform.fai.ie/league/Clubs/portals/FAISDublin/default.aspx?
The football season will begin in February. We have entered a team into the 11-a-side League and Cup competitions as well as the national 5-a-side competition. A squad of nearly 30 boys from 3rd to 6th classes have been training since Halloween in preparation for the new season. We have a few ‘friendly’ games arranged for the coming weeks. On Thursday, January 23rd, we will play Sheriff St. in Ringsend Park on the small Astro pitch. Then the following week we will play them again on their pitch. We’ve also arranged a trip to Ronanstown for the week after to play some 5-a-side matches there using the players who don’t make the first team squad. It is a reward for all of the younger children who have been training so well this year.
Mr. Booth has begun Hurling training as the school gets ready for the start of the Hurling league in Spring this year. We hope to build on some good performances last year and also to introduce some new, younger players to the team this year.
We hope all of the players enjoy the sporting year ahead.
Senior Infants played Giant Snakes and Ladders, Shop, Skittles, Hopskotch, Giant Connect 4 and number exploration through playdough and magnetic numbers.
Lots of scary costumes with many superheroes thrown into the mix too!
We had a fantastic time making Halloween Trick or Treat bags in the classroom – thankyou SO much to Ms. Sherry for organising it and to the parents for helping the boys make such colourful and spooky Halloween goody bags!
Our Gaelic Football team made it through our group games to qualify for the quarter-finals where we faced Glasnevin E.T. In a very tight match on Clanna Gael’s pitch we lost out at the death even though we had been in front for most of the match. It was disappointing to lose the game but we can be happy with the huge amount of progress the team has made in a few short weeks. Huge thanks must go to our coaches Claire and Mr. Booth for training the team so well. We hope to see many of this team go on to play with Clanna Gael and maybe we might even have a few future Dublin players in our midst. Well done to all on a great season. We now look forward to the start of the hurling and soccer seasons which begin in the new year.
On Friday last, Junior Senior Infants went to do PE in the playground. We all had great fun and we even found lots of ladybugs.
A collection of all the photos from the English and Maths Camp
Swimming lessons in Sportsco pool begin this Thursday, September 12th, for the boys from Mr. O’Rourke’s class. There will be ten lessons in total. Please remember to pack your towel, shorts, goggles, and arm-bands (if needed) and wear a rain-jacket to school in case of rain.Please pay Mr. O’Rourke for the lessons this week.
The school’s Gaelic Football team get their season underway with a match at home at Clanna Gael’s pitch on Thursday at 3pm. Best of luck to Mr. Booth and his players.
It’s the start of a new school year and we welcome back all of our pupils, teachers and staff. We extend a special welcome to the new class of Junior Infants as they join us for their first day in school. We hope they enjoy the experience. Let’s hope it’s a great year for everyone involved with the school.