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Liam Drops By…… October 2015

Last Friday, October 16th, our school yard was a sea of black n’ amber. There was a great buzz around the school as all the children at St. Mary’s gathered excitedly to welcome the Liam McCarthy cup, which was proudly brought by Michael Fennelly, Kieran Joyce and our own local hero Jojo Farrell. The three champs showed great patience signing autographs and posing for
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Sarah Barcoe Plays at Croke Park! August 2015

Sarah Barcoe was picked to represent the school and play at half time of the All Ireland Semi-Final between Kerry and Tyrone on August 23rd.  The team was made up of other girls from all over Ireland representing their schools along with the President of GAA Aogán Ó Fearghaoil, President of Cumman na mBunschoil Mairead O’Callaghan, President of INTO Emma Dineen and President of
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2015 Girl’s Camogie Tournament

(Written by Sarah Alyward and Laura Challoner) We played a camogie tournament on Saturday September 12th in Danesfort. We played four matches and we won them all. We played Kilmacow, Callan, the Village and Dicksboro in the final. We won the cup! We were delighted. When we returned to school, the team brought the cup from class to class. It was so much fun.
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Black and Amber Day, September 2015

The very best of luck to the Kilkenny hurling team on Sunday. Go on the Cats! [Show as slideshow] .

Active Schools Week, May 2015

(written by Dearbhail O’ Reilly) Two weeks ago we had ‘Active Schools Week’ at St. Mary’s. All the classes in the school participated and we all worked hard to run 42 Km. Each day different classes ran around the pitch for as long as they could. Each class recorded their efforts on the ‘Active Week’ noticeboard. By the end of the week we had
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Girl’s Berkley Basketball Team Win the South East League Final, 2015

(Written by Áine Murphy) On Saturday 28th of March, in the Under 12 girls South East basketball league, Berkley played Wildcats in the final. The semi-finals had been played earlier that day and now it was time to see who was the best! Berkley scored 39 points whilst Wildcats scored 8 making Berkley the winners of the championship and the league. The Berkley team
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St Mary’s Badminton, March 2015

[Show as slideshow] (Written by Darragh Skehan) On the 25th of March, St Mary’s N.S. took part in a badminton tournament in Dublin. Both the boys and the girls teams won it out. Peter McDonald, Luke Connellan, Lukas Fromman and Darragh Skehan played for the boys. Una Donnelly, Katie Tylicka, Laurie Moylan and Sarah Barcoe played for the girls. Both teams played well. The
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Handball Glory, March 2015

(Written by Kyle Jordan) Conor Holden and I won our all our handball games against Ulster, Munster and Connaught opposition in the Cumann na mBunscoil All-Ireland finals in Kingscourt, Co. Cavan. It was a great day and we got to meet all the top women and men pros and watch them play. We also got our photograph taken with four times world champion, Paul
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Handball Report, 1st March, 2015

(Written by Cian Farrell and Éanna O’ Keeffe) I played a handball tournament on Friday in Windgap with my friend Éanna. We beat Windgap’s 2nd team in the quarter-final. We beat Kell’s 1st team in the semi-final. We then played in the final against Windgap. We lost the first game, won the second game but unfortunately lost our third game. We were disappointed but
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U-10’s County Handball Championships

(written by David Holden) The U-10’s County Handball championships took place in Windgap on the 20th of February 2015. There were 12 worthy competitors in the tournament. I (David Holden) battled hard to get through to the final, which I won against Michael Brennan of Clogh. It was a great day for me.

Badminton Blitz, January 11th 2015

(Written by Rory Connellan) It was on Sunday 11th of January in the Watershed that two Thomastown teams played in the under 12 county blitz. Twenty-three teams played. The girls were Sarah, Laurie, Isabelle and Anna who won the ‘A’ section. The boys were Luke Connellan, Luke Skehan, Rory and Evin who were runners up in the ‘A’ section. We had a great day!

Thomastown Girls Strike Gold Again!!

(Written by Orla O’ Keeffe) On Saturday last, 5/12/14, Thomastown girls – Áine Kirwan-2nd, Ellen Ryan- 49th (presentation), Ciara O’Keeffe-44th (loreto), Orla O’Keeffe-55th , Edie Maher, Anna Cass – were running in Santry Demense, Santry, Dublin. The six girls ran a superb race yet again this year through muck, swampy grounds and slippery surfaces. Striking gold yet again this year. There were 150 girls
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The Roinn A Football Final, November 19th 2014

(Written by Aoife Coverdale and Hannah Hughes) We got to the Roinn A football final. We were playing against a very strong St. Canice’s team. Our captain was Dearbhla O’ Reilly (and a good one too!) In the first half St Canice’s played well. At the end of the first half the score was Thomastown 1-0 to St. Canice’s 1-1. In the second half
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Under 10’s Camogie Tournament, Sept 2014

(Written by Aoife Coverdale) Thomastown under 10’s won the Shield Trophy in Danesfort when they were playing in the final against Mullinavat. It was hard going but they won in the end so it was great. They had a good strong team including Sarah Hudson, Aoife Coverdale , Eabha Doherty ,Róisín Lynch, Fiona Farrell, Molly Rice, Sadhbh O’Neill, Niamh  Galway, Ally Tennyson , Laura
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Double Delight!

(Written by Alex and Anna Cass) On September 27th, the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final replay was taking place. Róisín O’ Meara from Tipp and myself, Alex Cass, were bringing out the Liam McCarthy cup. First we went into the Tipp dressing room, then the KIlkenny one and of course they weren’t there. Then we went to the physio room and the indoor ball wall.
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