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3rd Class had a great day at the hurling blitz in Rathcoole on Tuesday. Well done to all & especially to the 6th Class Refs, Colin & Ciaran who helped on the day.
Our school tours have been decided for this year. All classes will be travelling on June 14th .
1st & 2nd Class will be going to Grenagh Farm at a cost of €15 per child.
3rd & 4th Class are going to Glen Resource Centre, Cork at a cost of €30 per child.
5th & 6th Class are going to U.L. at a cost of €35 per child.
Fun Times ahead for the Boys!
Congratulations & Well done to our 2nd Class boys who received their First Holy Communion last Saturday. Everyone played their part to perfection and we were very proud of you all. It goes without saying that you all looked dashing in your suits! Many thanks to Janusz Trzesicki for taking the group photo for us.
What an honour it was today to have Aogán Ó Fearghail, President of the GAA visit our school.
The President was given a guard of honour into the school by the Boys & Girls U14 Feile Teams while the other boys, invited guests, parents, grandparents & staff waited eagerly inside for his arrival.
He was welcomed by Mrs Finnegan who told us all that Mr O Fearghaíl hailed from County Cavan and spent 25 years coaching U12s in his local club.
Mrs Boyce's Class started off the proceedings by telling us about GAA in our school. This was followed by 4 boys from Mrs O' Connor's Class informing us what GAA meant to them.
After this we had a Question & Answer Session where 9 boys from the school asked the President questions varying from his views on dual players to whether there should be a black card in hurling.
Mrs Finnegan then presented Mr Ó Fearghaíl with an Aidan Walsh hurley signed by all the staff & pupils in our school. We think we might make the Guinness Book of Records for the most signatures ever on a hurley! Aidan Walsh is both a past pupil of our school & a local sporting hero.
Finally the boys performed for the President. Mrs Stack's Class sang Grace, the whole school played The Foggy Dew and we ended the visit by standing proudly and singing Ámhrán na bhFiann.
It truly was a momentous occasion. Well done to all that took part in making this a wonderful event.
Many thanks to Janusz Trzesicki for the fabulous photographs.
May 2016 in St Colman's BNS
Dates to Remember
May 3rd Talk by Nuala O' Riordan re Protecting Wildlife in Duhallow. 4th, 5th & 6th
May 5th Running Programme begins for 4th, 5th & 6th
May 10th Clothes Collection
May 11th Football Competitive Blitz 4th, 5th & 6th - Cancelled
May 11th Visit of Aogán Ó Fearghaíl President of the GAA
May 12th Hurling Blitz 3rd Class
May 14th First Holy Communion
May 18th School's Swimming Gala in Mallow
May 19th Competitive Football Blitz 4th,5th & 6th
May 26th Talk for 6th re Growing & Changing by Ber Brown
May 31st 3rd Class Hurling Blitz