Scoil Fhionáin, Kilfinane

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Scoil Fhionáin win Breda O’Donnell Memorial Cup

By Shane O’Sullivan 


On the 14th of May 2015 we travelled to Martinstown to play Galbally in the Breda O’Donnell Perpetual Memorial Cup.

Once we arrived at the pitch we went into the dressing room to tog out.  As I ran out on to the field I heard the cheers from the supporters.  We did our warm up before I had to go into the middle of the field for the toss.  The referee flipped the coin.  I called ‘Heads’.  There was a moment of silence.  I had won the toss!  I chose to play against the wind in the first half.  I ran back to tell my team mates.

The match was very intense from the first whistle.  We settled down quickly and got the first score.  Galbally had scored a couple of points when a great long range strike from Shaun Moloney got us our first goal.  It was 1-1 to 3 points at half time.

We went back out strong and straight away took advantage of the wind by scoring 4 points.  We scored another goal when disaster struck.  Galbally came down to our side and gave in a lovely ball.  Following an unfortunate block we conceded an own goal.  We all thought we were in trouble when Galbally got another chance but once again, our superstar keeper Adam Sheehan made another great save.  Galbally had a 65.  They scored a point but it was too late.  We had won.  We were the first ever Scoil Fhionáin team to win the cup.  The final score was 2-6 to 1-7.

I was very fortunate to captain the winning team.  After the match I was presented with the Breda O’Donnell perpetual memorial cup.  I had to give a speech.  We were all exuberant.  What a day!




          NEW SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016 





September:     Active Flag – activities ongoing

Launch of our new Walking Trail

                          School Band with Joan Slattery(ongoing)

                          Blessing of the School Year by Fr. Hanley

                          Scoil Pól Hurling Blitz (5th/6th classes)

                          Schools’ Football Blitz (5th/6th classes)

                          Junior Entrepeneur ‘ MarBling’  Project (5th/6th classes)

October:          Welcome evening for parents of new Junior Infants

                           Enrolment Ceremony for children making First Communion

                            Swimming Lessons at Charleville Park Hotel (4th/5th)

                           Halloween Dress-Up Day

                           Cake Sale and ‘Cafe’

                           Tree Day Observation Walks in the locality

                            Harvesting of our garden produce

                            Foraging for Food; activities on school grounds

                           Maths Week activities and games

                           Maths Trail in school grounds

                           Comhaltas Ceolteoirí Éireann (Tuesdays after school)

                           School Band performance at Mass led by Joan Slattery

                           Joyce Brothers’ Week Trad Music Workshop

                           U21 County Hurlers visit to display cup

                           ‘Limerick’s Buzzing’; Science Project visit  (Pilot School)

                            Junior Entrepeneur Programme( ongoing)

November:       Discover Science Programme; Visits to Griston Bog and

                            Mitchelstown Caves (3rd-6th)

                            Swimming Lessons finish on Nov 30th

                            Parent/Teacher meetings

                            Rehearsals for Carol Service on 8th Dec.