Schools wishing to achieve the Active School Flag begin the process by self-evaluating their current provision across 3 areas:
Ms Finnerty kindly accompanies the girls and boys to their football blitzes this year. Ms Teehan had the honour of bringing the 5th and 6th class girls to a blitz in Bray Emmetts this time and she was delighted. Ms Teehan thought they were extremely well behaved and a pleasure to watch. Their football skills have improved so much and the way they play so well together was to be admired. Well done to the girls involved.
Allianz Cumann na mBunscol North Wicklow Sports
This annual highlight of the school year took place in Charlesland Sport and Recreation Park, Greystones on Wednesday 7th June, 2017.
Students participated in individual races, team relays, tug of war, ball throw, long puck, long kick and long jump. They were great ambassadors for St.Brigid’s and represented the school excellently. Well done everyone.
A Visit from the Sam Maguire Cup
There was great excitement among the children for the visit of the Sam Maguire Cup. It was a great acknowledgement of our support for and participation in Gaelic games. Thank you to Ms. Donnelly for organising the visit.
In Partnership with Green Schools – We find that walking, scooting or cycling to school on Wednesdays (WOW days) tie in with working towards our Active School Flag. You can read more about this HERE
Girls Gaelic Football – Wicklow Times Shield Blitz – Bray Emmets
On Wednesday 8th March the girls who play gaelic football from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th attended the Wicklow Times Shield blitz in Bray Emmets. The girls played exceptionally well especially since as it was a blitz only for 5th and 6th. They showed tremendous sportsmanship and played so well as a team. They supported each other and were very happy to come on and off the pitch to give each other turns to play. Everyone played really well. Players that shone on the day were Éabha Cunningham, Teagan Byrne, Ellen Byrne, Layla O’Brien Doherty Dunne and Rebecca O’Connor. Well done to all involved. Thanks to Ms. Horan for bringing the girls and for encouraging them to do so well.
Gaelic Football – Cumann na mBunscoil
Well done to the boys from 5th and 6th class who represented St. Brigids in the Coughlan Cup. They played three matches and won them all. They showed great skills and sportmanship and enjoyed supporting eachother from the sidelines too. They boys involved were:
Max, John Paul, Cillian, Paraic, Aaron, Jack, Tadhg, Matthew, Sam, Tom, Robbie, Ciarán, Finn, Jude, Senan, Loman, Jason, Oisín, Daragh and Hamish.
A selection of boys and girls from 6th class took part in a basketball blitz organised by the Wicklow Local Sports Partnership. This blitz took place on Wednesday 23rd November in Shoreline, Greystones. We entered two boys teams and two girls teams. All teams played amazingly well and showed off the skills they have been learning over the last few years at their basketball training. We are hoping to enter some more teams in a blitz in 2017.
Kilkenny All Star Visits Saint Brigids
On Wednesday 16th November Eoin Murphy visited St. Brigids. 6th class made a guard of honour as he entered the school. Eoin called around to a few of the senior classes where he was asked some really interesting questions. The children learned about his training, match days, etc. Eoin then went down to Éire Óg to join in with the hurling session. Click here to see some photos of Eoin’s visit.
Fifth and Sixth Class boys representing St. Brigid’s at the Gaelic football blitz in Bray Emmet’s GAA Club 26th October, 2016. A job well done boys!