Cross Country

Yesterday in the beautiful Santry Demense park we had our first run of the year. 45 boys from 4th, 5th and 6th classes represented St. Joseph’s and all ran very well especially the boys from Mr. O’Flynn’s class. The 5th class boys won the bronze medals for 3rd in the team event with Ben finishing 5th and Cillian, Eoghan and Sean all finishing in the top 25 against around 200 boys form 20 other schools, some from as far away as Armagh and Belfast. There will be several more of these cross country runs during the school year and every boy from 3rd to 6th will get an opportunity to run so get out running and get fit! Photos here.

Hurricane Watch

The North Atlantic hurricane season runs from mid August to mid October. Most of these hurricanes move west towards the Carribean and Florida like Hurricane Dorian which recently devastated one of the Bahamas. Some then turn eastwards towards Europe bringing us a wet and windy day as these storms lose some of their power because the seas around Ireland are too cold. However Hurricane Ophelia came directly up over Ireland in 2017 causing some damage and closing all schools for two days! Now Hurricane Lorenzo is also coming close to Ireland. Watch its progress here through one of the much talked about computer models. You can zoom in on Ireland on the live windspeed map here. Find out more here about why as the earth’s climate warms, hurricanes may become a more familiar sight in Europe in the coming years.