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December Newsletter, 2012


Roinn A Football Champions….Again!

(Written by Conor Lewis and Conor Donohue, 5th class) Last Saturday, 8th December, Thomastown and Ballyhale played in the Roinn A final. There was great skill and determination showed by both teams following a great game of Gaelic football. But only one team could win and to our delight it was Thomastown. After the game there was a great roar when Joseph Conlon (Captain)
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All-Ireland Glory for Thomastown A.C.

(Written by Orla O’ Keeffe, Dearbhla O’ Reilly and Áine Kirwan) On Sunday the 9th of December, Áine Kirwan, Dearbhla O’ Reilly, Ellen Ryan, Anna Cass, Edie Maher, Orla O’ Keeffe and Ciara O’ Keeffe (From Gowran) all ran in the All-Ireland’s Athletics in Adamstown Co. Wexford in the Cross Country Finals. They ran an extraordinary race with Áine Kirwan coming 2nd and Ciara
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The Cup Returns to Thomastown! St. Canice’s V Thomastown

Girl’s Football Final November 28th 2012, St Canice’s V Thomastown (Written by Ciara Prendergast and Sinéad O’ Keeffe) On Wednesday Thomastown and St Canice’s went to O’ Loughlins to play each other in the school final. The team was lined out with Jodie Lancashire on goal, Ava Kavanagh on one corner and Dearbhaile O’ Keeffe was full-back. Lizzie Buckley was in the other corner
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The Arrival of the Heineken, Nov 2012

(Written by Shane Kearney and Ben Carrol) The Heineken Cup arrived at St. Mary’s National School on Thursday the 8th of November. Leo the Lion came too!! All the classes gathered in the hall. There was great excitement. Leo entertained us all and gave out lots of Leinster hats to pupils who could answer questions about rugby correctly. After that we got our picture
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Thomastown Intermediates Bring the Cup to St Mary’s

(Written by Diarmuid Galway and Eddie Donnelly) On Monday the 5th of November, the Thomastown hurling team arrived with the cup having  beaten Bennettsbridge in the county final in Nowlan Park the previous day. They have now been promoted from a junior team to an intermediate team. Lots of players of players arrived with the cup and took the time to visit every class
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Football Finals, Friday 26th October

(Written by Peter Connellan and Robbie Cody) The first final was Kerry V Mayo. Mayo won the match on the score 5-4 to 0-0. The girls’ final followed. Ciara Mason’s team against Ruth Ryan’s team. Ruth’s team won by 4 points. The Boy’s final was the last to be played. Kildare V The Nice Boys. Colm Whelan against Jack Barcoe’s team. Jack’s team won
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Our New Stone Sculpture ‘Journey’

(Written by Kerri Whelan and Hannah Bay) On Friday 26th of October a new creation arrived at our school. The new creation was a beautiful stone sculpture. It is a magnificent addition to our magnificent school. A gigantic crane arrived on Friday morning to lift the amazing piece of art from the back of a lorry. The whole school gathered to watch. Although we
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The Green Schools Committee, Nov 2012

The Green Schools Committee is up and running again.  We’re full steam ahead with our eyes on our second Green Flag. All the children in the school are working really hard on the Energy theme. We’ve noticed lots of children turning off their classroom lights when they leave their rooms. Children are also reminding their teachers to close windows and doors and switch off
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Liam McCarthy Arrives at St Mary’s!!!!

On Friday October 12th , St Mary’s N.S. had a visit from 5 very special guests…….  Henry, Micheal, T.J.,  Paul and of course ………. LIAM McCARTHY!!! Míle Buíochas to the lads who took the time to visit our school and bring such joy and excitement to everyone. The photographs below are proof of how delighted the children were to meet the players and hold
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Download an autograph from the Kilkenny Hurlers, Oct 2012

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St Mary’s Shows Support For Kilkenny Hurlers (Photos and Vidoe)

Video by Dylan Vaughan of children showing support for KK Team Thanks Dylan for the fantastic photos and video!

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Under 10 Camogie Final, September 29th, 2012

Written by Róisín O’ Keeffe and Michelle Donnelly Last Sunday, Sunday 29th of September, U-10 Thomastown camogie team won their blitz in Danesfort. We played four matches and won them all. In every match, we kept the other teams scoreless. We were going for  three-in-a-row and we achieved it! We had four different captains; Alicia Minogue captained the first match, Una Donnelly captained the
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School Newsletter, October 2012

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