Our thanks to all parents and pupils, who raised a total of €8,557 towards the installation of interactive whiteboards. This combined with €8,200 from business raised by Martina Comerford and Lorraine Coffey, €1,500 from the Lotto Committee and €1,000 from the Parents’ Association makes a total of €19,257 collected.
Congratulations to Nina Bradley, Kerri Browne and Hazel Mangan, who won prizes in the St Martin de Porres Parish Festival Art Competition
Well done to all the boys and girls who played with the school hurling, football and camogie teams last year
Ms. O’Reilly, Ms. Walsh, Ms. S. Murphy and Ms. M. Murphy took part in the Discover Primary Science programme this year. We held a science fair which included 20 experiments and we had a work shop on energy, headed up by Sustainable Energy Ireland, which each class got the opportunity to attend. The school was awarded a Science Excellence award for our participation.
Members of the Parents’ Association, and particularly Martina Comerford and Lorraine Coffey, have been very active of late fundraising for the installation of interactive whiteboards in classrooms. To date they have raised €8,200 in total from the following companies: Heatons, €3,700; Dunnes Stores, €3,700; Supervalue, Aylesbury, €500; Tesco, €200; Easons, €100. They have also donated €1,000 from their own funds and €630 for the purchase of athletes’ jerseys. Members of the Parents’ Association include Chairperson, Lorraine Coffey; Vice Chairperson, Teresa Gadd; Secretary, Martina Comerford; Vice Secretary, Anne McClelland; Treasurer, Bernadette Hudson and Vice Treasurer, Pamela Conway. Other members include Brenda Raethorne, Teresa Gadd, Christine Masterson, Martina Royal, Mary Brazil, Rhona McCarton and Susan Murphy.
Colours Day raised €600 for Cathal Cullivan
Congratulations to Mr. Moore and our Senior Football team who won their final in Croke Park on December 16th.
Hi my name is Cian Murphy and on the 16/12/08 my school won Cumann Na nGael. This is a cup for the division three. There are fifteen teams in the competition. They are split up into groups of five. In our groups we had Scoil Lorcain, Scoil Mharcais, Holy Spirit, Scoil Bhiride and ourselves. In the first game we had Holy Spirit and we beat them. In the second game we had Scoil Lorcain, in the third game we had Scoil Mharcais and in the fourth we had Ballyroan. We won all our matches up to that but so did Ballyroan. After a tough hour of playing we cam out on top. It was a great match.
We topped the group so we didn’t have to play a qualifier. In the semi final we played Holy Family. It was a very rough match. If you saw that score board you would think we got a walk over because we won by about 7 points. But on the pitch it was closer.
Then in a couple of weeks I found myself with my team going to the final in Croke Park on a bus. I was the captain with my friend Jason, the substitute captain. It was a great feeling to be leading this mighty team. When we walked into the dressing room my jaw dropped.
I was standing in a room where all the greats were before. As I walked in there, I saw a small room on the left. The floor was made of astro there. It was for teams to get warmed up before the match. After about 20 minutes in the dressing room, Mr. Moore and Mr. Corcoran gave us a pep talk.
After that we went out onto the pitch. We ran out onto it and there was a big roar. It was a great feeling. We were playing Sacred Heart from Finglas. When the match started Vincent won the throw in. After about 10 minutes they scored a point and immediately after they scored a goal. It wasn’t looking good. But finally Ryan scored a point after that. I scored another.
At half time we were a couple of points down. Mr. Moore and Mr. Corcoran ate us a half time.
We came out on fire but with ten minutes to go we were three points down. Myself and Darragh assisted Jason with a marvellous goal to put us level. Then in the last two minutes I scored a point and then the whistle blew.
We won by a point. Barny Rock presented the cup, Dublin legend. When we went into the dressing room I had to say a speech in front of the other team. I will never forget that day in Croke Park.
By Cian Murphy