All our new pupils have well and truly settled into life in Thomastown NS at this stage. Their enthusiasm and energy everyday is great to see!
Congratulations to everyone in Golden Kilfeacle Ladies Gaelic football Club following their fantastic win in the County Junior Final last Saturday - another great step forward for the club!
Well done to Niamh McCarthy and Jamie Crowe who recently took part in a pony race for juvenile riders at the Tipperary Races. This unique event was the last race of the day on the card and it was televised live on television also. All of the young riders got to use the weigh room ahead of their race, were treated the same as the professional jockeys and met champion jockey Rachael Blackmore.
Congratulations to the Golden Kilfeacle GAA Club Under 15 Hurlers on their great win in the Under 15 Shield Final during the week!
Ahead of tomorrow's big game, we wish the very best of luck to everyone in Golden Kilfeacle GAA Club in the County Intermediate Hurling Final. Avril, Jessica, Lucy and Ryan have a message from our pupils and staff for the team and management. Beir bua!
Well done to all our current and past pupils who took part in the Munster LGFA Under 12 Ladies Football Blitz in Nemo Rangers, Cork City with Golden Kilfeacle Ladies Football last Saturday. And best wishes to those involved with the County Development squads playing in Banteer, Co. Cork tomorrow. Great to see so many so busy and active over the summer holidays!
Congratulations to Leah McGrath who scored two goals for the Ireland Under 16 soccer team v Faroe Islands on Tuesday. Brilliant to see Leah's International career progressing even further!
Congratulations to Grace Hayes, Lily Flannery and Grace Tuohy who won the County Under 16 A Ladies Football Final with Galtee Rovers St Pecaun's Ladies Football Club on Saturday when they defeated Moycarkey Borris in the County Final. Well done girls on another fantastic achievement!
We were delighted to once again have the opportunity to have Grandparents Day in the school prior to the summer holidays. It was the first time since June 2018 that we were able to celebrate the occasion and this year it coincided with Graduation Day for our 6th Class pupils. A huge thank you to everyone who helped to organise the day including Garda Eddie Nugent who looked after traffic management, Nicholas & Kevin O'Toole who ensured that we had ample seating for everyone, Golden Kilfeacle GAA Club for the use of their chairs and cups, Fr Coffey who celebrated Mass for the 6th Class Graduation Ceremony, Michael Fitzgerald who, as chairperson, represented the school's Board of Management, everyone who sent in cakes, buns and all manner of tasty treats and the parents and staff members who looked after the refreshments on the day. And we owe a big debt of gratitude to whoever helped to make sure it didn't rain that day as well!
Thank you to all the parents of the 6th Class pupils and of course the many, many grandparents and family members who visited the school and helped to make the day so special and memorable. We look forward to doing it all again in the not too distant future!
Well done to Sophie O'Toole, Avril Marnane, Lucy Hall, Jessica Byrnes, Mia McCormack (Golden Kilfeacle LGFA), Niamh McCarthy, Lucia Tuohy & Bella Greenstein (Galtee Rovers St. Pecauns LGFA) who played for their respective clubs in the Mini Games in Semple Stadium on Saturday. The games were played during half time in the TG4 All Ireland Senior Ladies Gaelic Football Championship Semi Finals. As well as playing in the "Field of Legends", the girls also had the opportunity to march behind the famous Artane Boys Band. A great day out was had by all involved!
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