Category: ‘Sports Activities’

Gaelic Football Champions 2018 – Offaly schools

November 6, 2018

Gaelic Football team

A great season for our schools Gaelic Football team. The boys really bought into the idea of playing the game for September and October and we had huge numbers 70+ playing the lunchtime league with Mr Crofton. The panel of 31 boys then training each week under guidance of Mr Kennedy and great to see such good numbers from 6th class this year playing.
They started off the campaign with a good win over Dromakeenan and then also won against a weakened Banagher side and young Gaelscoil Tullamore side to reach the final in St Brendans park. The boys really had it put up to them by a strong Banagher team with a goal only in it at half time. That’s when the men stood up and led by some outstanding performances by 6th class they eased away with 5 mins to go. The honour of lifting the cup fell to Adriano Szoma as captain.
Thanks to Mr Kennedy for his passion and dedication to the team– the school staff who supported the team as various matches and attended in great numbers at the final and to the great parents for support as each match too Full report in this weeks midland tribune and we also hope to write our school magazine after mid term with some reports—

Oct 18- Catch and kick Gaelic lunchtime league

November 6, 2018

Catch and kick football
8 teams of 80 boys from 3rd—6th took part in this fun league each lunchtime. We are down to semi final stage now with 4 teams remaining– great to see boys try football for the first time and enjoy it so much.

Oct 18 – Kayak level 1 course

November 6, 2018

Kayak level 1 training course– Our 6th class boys got a fantastic opportunity last week as they each earned certs from The Irish Kayak Association of Ireland for level 1 kayak skills. The OEC organised through the excellent Yanni and he had the boys out paddling the Shannon and overcoming their fears and anxiety in o time at all. It was great to see the boys excel at this activity and how many attend the OEC centre.

Sept 18- Offaly school cross country athletics

November 6, 2018

Cross country athletics—
school teams 2018 / 2019

Mr Cunningham took teams from 3rd-6th class over to Tullamore harriers for this school event. Trials for each class were held in school beforehand and 4 boys from each class went forward to represent the school.All ran well with medals coming home with ——
Danny Dwyer—1st in 6th race
Kevin Pardy– 7th in 6th Race
Sixth class team 2nd overall in Offaly
Dylan Carroll –5th in 4th class race

Sept 18- New Look hall !

November 6, 2018

New artwork for our fresh new hall

Over the summer we had our school hall repainted and fresh carpet laid down. With support from the parish we commissioned some artwork to bring a sense of soul and community to the fresh walls. In September we were delighted to unveil some new artwork especially created for our school hall by local artist and past pupil Mr Frankie Gallagher. Fr Tom Hogan attended for our start of year prayer service along with some of our retired ( and fresh looking ! ) staff . The boys played lovely music for the ceremony and loved the new art works which depict boys learning at school / St Brendan our school saint and a painting of Jesus caring for all in the world – thank you Frankie and Fr Tom. Pictures are also some boys from senior classes in full uniform along with Fr Tom Hogan, Mr Frankie Gallagher (Artist) Mr Michael Donegan ( Former Principal) Mr Niall Crofton ( Current Principal).

June 18 – Sports day

July 13, 2018

Sports day 2018 which was a day of sunshine , fun and activity. Stations and teams organised and set up by Mr Cunningham and his team from our wonderful staff- each pupil on a team ( county based) and all took part in a spirit of enjoyment / encouragement and participation. Some wonderful photos and memories !
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Oct 17- Offaly Cross country Athletics

October 8, 2017

Great event for the boys again this year.

Trials were held in 3rd / 4th / 5th / 6th classes to find a team of 4 boys from each class.

Boys traveled to Tullamore Harriers on Friday 6th October 2017 to compete.

All boys ran well with medals winner in individual runs from Ruairi and Danny- Also 5th class boys cam 2nd in team event.

Thanks to Mr Crofton and Mr Cunningham for taking them.

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End of year awards 2017

July 20, 2017

End of year awards hold a special place in our hearts as they celebrate our young peoples achievements at school while remembering those from our school community who have sadly passed away. Special trophies and awards have been created over the years and June is a special time where we invite members of the various families back to St Brendans to present these awards to the next generations.

The Brother Finian Cup for the 6th class long race was won by Ben Miller
The McManus Cup ( Special Achievement Award) was won by Nanghal Khan
The Derek Maher Trophy (Student of the year) was won by Damien Delaney
The Aidan Rosney Cup (Snr Hurler of the year) was won by Darragh McNamara
The Kenneth Fox cup (Winning Capt of Senior Hurling league) was won by Ailbe Watkins.
The St.Brendans Cup (Winning Capt.Of Junior Hurling League) was won by Ruairi Mooney.
The Junior Hurler of the year went to James Carroll.
The Johnny Cleary Cup( Most Improved Hurler) was won by Canice Stevenson (6th).
Annual spelling bee champion Damien Delaney.
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Hurling final 2017

May 19, 2017

Delighted and proud that our hurling team has again managed to make it back to the allianz offaly cumann na mbunscoil finals.
All support welcome to cheer on the boys !!

Venue – St Brendan’s Park Birr
All teams must be strictly on the pitch 20 minutes
before their match is due to start for Team photograph and parade

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

3.15pm Camogie Group B – Killoughey Schools vs Mercy Primary School , Birr
4.30 Boys Hurling Group A- Killoughey Schools vs St. Brendan’s N.S. Birr
5.45 Boys Hurling Group B – Seir Kieran N.S. Clareen VS Coolderry

Please inform parents/supporters that there will be a €3 charge per adult to attend the finals. This will be used to cover the cost of referees, medals, pipers, programmes etc. There will be no charge for children. Any money left over from final expenses goes back into Cumann na mBunscol accounts and is used to subsidize hurls , helmets and equipment.

• Please ensure that only team officials are on the side line during games. Both venues used for the finals have excellent covered seating and there is no need for parents or supporters to be on the sideline during games.
• Each school is responsible for providing their own first aid for their players.
• Each school is responsible for the conduct of their own supporters.

Student council – xmas shoebox appeal

March 21, 2017

shoebox appeal