[Sport]In association with Youth Sport West, several classes in the school receive coaching in different sports both during and after school. Coaching We are fortunate this year to have three coaches coming into the school on a weekly basis. Damien Carolan took 4th/5th and 5th/6th classes for hurling on Tuesday afternoons for 6 weeks before Christmas. A basketball coach from Youth Sport West, took 3rd/4th class for basketball after school on Wednesdays before Christmas. Volleyball coaching takes place on Wednesdays from 3-4p.m for Ms Hynes’ class. Gavin Foley comes on Friday afternoons to teach tag rugby.In the last few months he came to teach it to 4th/5th and 5th/6th.They then had a blitz in the Sligo Rugby Club on the 9th of May.They have finished tag rugby and now he teaches the junior classes. Gaelic coaching takes place on Thursdays for 1st, 2nd and Mr Quinn’s 3rd/4th class for 40mins a class.
Cumann na mBunscoil
We had a very successful year in 2005/6 in both hurling and football.
In hurling we started off the year by winning the TJ Surlis Shield for Indoor hurling in the Teeling Centre. We then won the 7-a-side Regional Finals and went on to represent Sligo at the provincial finals in Galway. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and had three pupils selected to play at an exhibition game in Croke Park on the day of the All Ireland Semi-Finals- Gary Cadden, Niall Murphy and NiallO’Rourke.
We also got to the final of the 11-a-side competition but were narrowly defeated by Strandhill in the final.
In football we got to the semi-finals of the Mini-7′s and in the 11-a-side competition we won the John Kent Sport Perpetual Cup, overcoming Ballymote in the final.
Well done to everyone involved!
Our 2006/7 Cumann na mBunscoil campaign has started off slowly. So far we have participated in two hurling competitions- the Mini-7′s and the 11-a-side and were narrowly defeated in the finals of both competitions.
Thanks to our coaches: Joe Murphy, Liam Loftus ,Stephen Devaney,Ailish Murphy and Antoinette Burns for their dedication and encouragement.
CHILDREN MEET G.A.A PRESIDENTS
On Tuesday the 22nd of May 4 people from 5th class went to meet the female and male presidents of the G.A.A in St.Brendans N.S.