Scoil Fhionáin, Kilfinane

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Scoil Fhionáin win Breda O’Donnell Memorial Cup

By Shane O’Sullivan (6th Class)


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……what a day!


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September:     ‘Bizzy Breaks’ (Active Flag – activities ongoing)

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

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

                          ‘Junk Couture’ Fashion Show (5th/6th classes)

October:          Welcome evening for parents of new Junior Infants

                           Enrolment Ceremony for children making First Communion (Sr. Patricia)

                           Halloween Dress-Up Day

                           Cake Sale and ‘Cafe’

                           Maths Week activities and games

                           Maths Trail in school grounds

                           Hip Hop Workshops (Ms Kelleher)

                           Chess coaching ( Olive Weeks)

                           Peace Proms preparation – ongoing (event 28th Feb.)

                           Foróige Book Club – 5th class (after school)

November:      School Band performance at Mass led by music teacher

                          Joan Slattery with Ms Frawley on harp

                          Science Week (All classes)

                          Science experiments at Scoil Pól (6th class)

                           Friendship Week (Anti-Bullying)

                           Diocesan Examiners visit

                           Parent/Teacher meetings

                           Flash Mob to preview ‘Peace Proms’ event.

                           Friendship Week Nov. 24th – 28th focuses on promoting

                           positive relationships and communication between children

                           through curricular and extra-curricular activities.


                             Christmas Carol Service Monday 8th December 7pm

                             Carol Singing (outside Etna’s) Friday December 12th @

                             11.30am (extra voices welcome!)

                            Internet Safety Talk (4th – 6th classes) by Community Garda


                               Silver Circle – First draw will be held on January 15th

                               Peace Proms rehearsal, University Limerick 16th January (children only)

                               Set Dancing – 8 weeks (Breda Mulcahy)

                               Traditional music workshop (Liam Flanagan)

                               Peace Proms, University Limerick Sports Arena on Feb. 28th

                               at 8pm.  Tickets available only at