June 2016

Junior Sports June 2016

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Photo of the Year

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It was a long time coming but this may well be photo of the year. Thanks Ms. Ní Loinsigh (or was it Ms Mooney?) when they brought the junior infants to Glenroe Farm on Tuesday.

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Strength by Lucas Weber

Stronger than a terrible stench,
Stronger than a fist in clench,
Stronger than the ache of pain,
As great, as good, as Einstein’s brain,

Stronger than my little brother is loud,
Stronger than a lion is proud,
Stronger than a dog fighting for a bone,
As loud, as annoying as a baby’s moan,

Stronger than a riled crowd,
Stronger than a bow when bowed,
Stronger than a cloud is white,
As strong, as determined as Taylor up for a fight,

Stronger than a car is fast,
Stronger than a thunder blast,
Stronger than Usain runs far,
That’s how strong oxen are!

Football Blitz

Congratulations to our footballers on their amazing performance at the inaugural Terenure College Blitz that took place on Tuesday. Two teams were selected to take part from our 5 Cumann na mBunscol panels. Incredibly both teams walked away with the winning trophies! This competition saw teams from all over the locality take part in 20 minute games. Huge thanks to Dave Farrelly (our schools GPO) and Philip Wallace (Deputy Principal of Terenure) for all their work in organising such an enjoyable day of football. Here's hoping that the results bode well for our Cumann na mBunscol competitions in the Autumn!

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Shane meets Shane (and Cormac, Daniel and Oisín)

Shane, Oisín, Cormac and Daniel enjoyed Primary School golf in The Castle golf club where they met none other than Shane Lowry.

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Each year St. Pius B.N.S and St. Pius G.N.S compete . . .

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At 7am 30th of May I arrived at the Castle golf club . . .

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When I arrived at the Castle Golf Club I . . .

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Every year St Pius X BNS enters . . .

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Monumental Win in Phoenix Park

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Congratulations to our Senior Navy Hurling team who qualified for the finals in Croke Park on the 21st June. In an amazing display of skill and determination St Pius beat St Patrick's Drumcondra in the Phoenix Park.
Well done to all involved and we look forward to an amazing day at GAA headquarters next month!

Choir Party

Our fabulous choir enjoyed some well-earned pizzas and other goodies at their party on Monday to celebrate the end of a terrific season. Their performances during the year included both First Holy Communion and Confirmation ceremonies, Christmas concerts, opening of the academic year Mass and of course participation in Seussical Jr.

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Wicklow Way Walk

Another glorious and fun-filled day in the Pius Wicklow Way saga. Be sure to join us next year.

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Silvers in Santry

Jonas and Sean brought silver medals home to St. Pius after wonderful performances in Santry. Jonas jumped 4.04m in the long jump and was only a few centimetres short of gold. Sean was a short head shy of his rival for gold in the 600m. Cuán and John were among our other representatives in Santry.

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Cheese Cake / Icing on the Cake!!

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After reading instructional text about making a cheesecake these lads decided it would be a good idea to make one! After they enjoyed some of their own baking they kindly shared some with their teachers. Needless to remark, the lovely smell wafted towards Mr. Lynch's office and he had to come along to do some quality control!!

St Pius boys receiving awards after a very successful basketball season.
Daniel - most improved player
Darragh , Ethan and Adam - U12s won both the League & Cup
Brothers Evan & Dara - League winners
Eoin - most improved U11 player.

Tiernan won six medals for swimming in the last two weeks - 50 breast, 50 crawl, medley . . . in the Community Games and in the Leinster Championship in Abbotstown. That's terrific, Tiernan, well done.