Today, Thursday December 5th, was the last after-school Gaelic football training session for 2019. Training will recommence in term 2, after Christmas. Thanks to Greg McCabe, of the Orchard Academy, for his help and expertise with the football sessions this year.
Well done to the six schools who competed in their South Armagh heat of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Boys’ Indoor Football competition this morning. St Joseph & St James’ Poyntzpass, St Brigid’s PS Glasdrummond, St Moninna’s PS Cloughoge, Killean PS, Jonesborough PS and our own boys from St Mary’s PS Mullaghbawn took part. After almost two hours of football, it was St Brigid’s PS Glassdrummond who finished top of the table and who will move on to the county final. Thanks again to Silverbridge GAA for the use of their superb facilities and to Declan Carolan for refereeing.
Our Lady’s Grammar School Open Night will take place on Wednesday, December 4th. The school will open for everyone @7.15pm with the principal’s address @7.30pm and again @8.30pm in the Assembly Hall.
Please note that due to ongoing construction work, entrance to the school will be via Chequer Hill and Catherine Street (steps at this entrance). Please also note that there will be no parking available within the school grounds. Parking is available in St Joseph’s Convent Primary School and SRC Model Campus.
Well done to the five schools who competed in their South Armagh heat of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Girls’ Indoor Football competition this morning. St Joseph & St James’ Poyntzpass, St Brigid’s PS Glasdrummond, St Moninna’s PS Cloughoge, Killean PS and our own girls from St Mary’s PS Mullaghbawn took part. There was some high quality football on display and the games were very competitive. At the end of proceedings, it was St Mary’s PS Mullaghbawn who finished top of the table and who will move on to the county final. Thanks to Silverbridge GAA for the use of their superb facilities and to Declan Carolan for refereeing.
A huge thank you to everyone who returned sponsor cards following our sponsored walk at Hallowe’en, an amazing total of £1,800 was raised for school funds!
All the names of those who returned their sponsor cards were put into a raffle and 2 draws made, the lucky families were the Kellys and O’ Callaghans (Nursery pupil), each family received a gift voucher for Smyth’s Toys.
An additional raffle was held for all those who raised around £50 and over, the lucky winners were the Ferris Family.
One P7 pupil who overall raised the highest amount, well in excess of £100, was acknowledged for her superb effort.
As explained to the children at last week’s session, there will be no after-school training this week due to the ongoing Parent Teacher Meetings. There will not be training next week either, as the school will be closed for the Halloween break.
Congratulations to the TEN St Mary’s pupils who were selected for the Newry Cross Country / Endurance Squad. They were selected based on their performance at last May’s Cross Country event in Kilbroney.
The children had their first training session with Athletics NI on Monday evening past in St Colman’s College. The very best of luck to all of the pupils in their training over the coming months.