Cumann na mBunscol schools football

Our Cumann na mBunscol school football season is getting under way and we have entered two junior teams and two senior teams. They will be in action every week until Halloween with training on Mondays and matches on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

We are also continuing a long tradition in St. Joseph´s by running a 3rd and 4th class football league in the first term. It started this week and will continue for the next four Wednesdays(VEC Grounds 1430 to 1545), weather permitting. Some Dublin football superstars (Eoghan O´Gara and Denis Bastick) played their first football matches in this league many years ago. Thanks to Mr. Concannon for organising the league, the other teachers who helped supervise and the 6th class boys who are refereeing. Click below to see more photos.
Senior Football Photos. Junior Football Photos.

Boys in Blue

Well done to Tom and George who represented St. Josephs´s when they played for Dublin schools v Antrim last week. Also to Mr. Killane who managed the winning Dublin team.

Santry Athletics

A great effort by the Joeys boys over two days in Santry after some last minute coaching with Melina. Louis (60m h) and Tom (600m) both took bronze medals with Gareth taking silver also in the 600m to follow up his gold in the South Dublin cross country champions race. Best result of the day was from Alex who threw a great 10.77m to win the shot put. You can see a clip of Louis´ race on RTE here at 2.05. In the relays no cups this year but three sets of silver medals after some great contests and slick baton changing. Photos here.  Videos. Our thanks to Fergus and William of Sherry Fitzgerald Lettingswho recently sponsored our new athletics kit.

 

Spring has sprung

At last we have had some better weather and it is bird nesting time. Click below to see the live pictures (daytime only) of a heron’s nest in Clontarf where two chicks hatched out in early April.

Stork nest in Germany
Eight diffent nest cams in Holland
Osprey nest in Scotland.
Falcons, Storks and Vultures in Spain
Wildlife in woods of Estonia
Brown Bears fishing for salmon-live from Alaska
Check out ourDodder wildlife gallery here.