Our junior and senior infants have kicked off our Sport’s day, week and month events with a football blitz of coaching and games in the VEC grounds. The football fun was organised by our GAA coach Kevin from Templeogue Synge St, who coaches our boys every Friday in school. Our 6th class prefects helped to bring the boys safely to the pitches and to referee the matches ensuring everyone had fun! Thanks to the VEC for allowing us to use their wonderful grounds. The rain kept away and the boys loved playing on a carpet of green grass.
Huge congrats to Bobby Quirke and Jamie Keating on getting their prize winning ball wall design painted by graffiti artist Joanne Murphy onto our local Faugh’s Hurling Club ball wall. What a fabulous design!
The senior boys played their first soccer match in the schools’ soccer league for 2022 yesterday and came home with a win. They played against St Pat’s and had a comfortable win. We want to thank Larkview FC for the use of their all-weather pitch. It was great to see the smiling faces – supporters included.
Also we are very proud and happy with the performances and dedication of the boys during the Cumann na mBunscol Gaelic football season which finished this week. We wish to thank the teachers, Mr. Kelly, Mr. O’Doherty, Mr. O Brien, Ms. Byrne and Ms. Hahesy who have helped with the training and supervision.
Many thanks to the parents for their co-operation with drives to matches and training.
Hurling and athletics will take place after the Easter holiday.
The school senior football teams have returned to training and on Thursday we played our first match in two years against a very strong St. Pius team. There will be a short season of matches over the next few weeks and we are hoping hurling and athletics will resume after Easter.
It was great to get back out on the pitch this week with the schools Gaelic football teams. Boys from both 6th classes braved the elements this week in Terenure College. Ms. Byrne, Mr. O’Doherty, Mr. O’Brien, Ms Hahessy and Mr. Kelly will coach the teams this year, while Mr. Ring will oversee all proceedings. We are hoping for a fun filled season where the boys can get back to competitive games and a bit of normality. The GAA teams are open to all boys in sixth class at the moment. All boys in sixth class are more than welcome to get involved and play a few games this year. If anyone wants to join, please speak to any of the coaches or Mr. Ring.
Senior Infants were working on their fundamental movement skills today. They were controlling a ball using various body parts. Developing manipulative skills at an early age is so important. Well done boys!
The boys in the 4th classes designed and created art pictures for the ball wall in Faughs G.A.A. club for the annual Faughs community project competition.
The aim of the project was to design something related to Faughs and its history that could be painted onto the ball wall. The winning entry will be painted onto the ball wall in October and the boys who designed it will be given their prizes by the Dublin manager, Mattie Kenny, in September.
Many thanks to Paul Dixon and his committee for their hard work and their commitment over the years in organising such a brilliant and enjoyable event.