Mr. Lynch's Retirement Concert
Senior Greens Win Again
Congratulations to both Junior Green and Navy teams who beat both their respective St Joesph's, Terenure sides in Bushy yesterday. Well done to the forty players on both teams and to their coaches, Ms Shanley, Ms O'Connor , Mr Kealy, Mr Glynn and Mr Coyle. The Junior 'Go Games' are a great proving ground for Senior fixtures next year. Our Junior Whites are hoped to also be in action next week too. Pictured too is a very happy Mr Lynch with the wins over our local rivals at what will have been his last Junior fixture as Principal.
Junior Infants Find Their Feet
The boys in Ms. Corcoran's junior infant class make new friends and enjoy the new challenges of life in big school..
Senior Infants Visit the Park
Ms. Devenney's boys took off to Bushy Park on Friday on a nature walk. They looked at the leaves on the trees changing colour and gathered an assortment of goodies for the nature table.
For third to sixth classes, we meet Mondays 2:30 - 3:30 in the GP room. New members welcome.
Some of Our New Entrants
I think it's safe to say that our new junior infants have settled in rather well.
Our freshly painted school hall sporting its brand new floor . . . and our framed art winners from June's art competition "Painting for Posterity" mounted on the long corridor
Back Training Already
The school was only into its third day and football training had begun! Indeed, all this week training and matches are taking place in preparation for the Cumann na mBunscol season that will begin next week. Ten teachers are giving of their free time to coach, train and manage the five competitive teams that we will field this year. St. Pius X BNS is one of the few schools in the country that field this many teams. It is a testament to the commitment of all members of our school community who support Gaelic football. Huge thanks to all who are involved and best of luck to our players in their competitions. Juniors (U11s) play matches on Tuesdays and Seniors (U13s) play their fixtures on Thursdays. All players train in Bushy Park on Wednesdays after school.
Any Galway Fans Out There . . ?
Senior Teams Begin with a Double Win
Huge congrats to our two Senior teams who won both of their debut matches in the Cumann na mBunscol leagues. Ms. Brennan and Ms. Brogan's Senior Greens had a decisive win against Columcille's in Cherrywood yesterday. Meanwhile Ms. Redmond, Mr. Murtagh and Mr. Kelly's Senior White team had a tough win against the same Knocklyon school in Bushy Park. A gruelling performance in blistering sunshine and torrential rain meant a step closer to Croke Park for our players. Junior matches resume on Tuesday, with training for all on Wednesday and senior teams out again on Thursday.
Croke Park Referee
Eoghan refereed the match played at half time in Croke Park yesterday (and met lots of prestigious people as you can see) - what an honour. Well done Eoghan.
Look Who's Here . . .
Jack and Conor at yesterday's game with the legendary Johnny Cooper, who kindly took the time to get into photographs with lots of children.