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St. Paul’s Handball Leagues

St. Paul’s Handball Leagues

The handball leagues have once again been a huge success, with the boys and girls of fifth and sixth classes participating in the now annual handball festival of fun and skill.  A defining feature of all the leagues was the high level of skill shown by all the children. Congratulations to all the league winners. 

*Some children were missing the day the photographs were taken.

Girls’ Senior Footballers Make History

Girls’ Senior Footballers Make History

On the football fields, our girls’ senior team competed in the Meath Cumann na mBunscol Competition. 2019 was to be an historic year for the girls’ football team. The girls’ team competed in their league games with three wins and three losses the girls qualified for a play-off against Longwood N.S. Having been beaten by Longwood earlier in the competition the girls were determined to go one step further and with great skill and determination the girls had a fantastic win over the Longwood to make it into a semi-final for the first time ever. The girls were building momentum and growing in skill and confidence. The girls met St. Declan’s N.S., Ashbourne in the semi –final and having lost to them earlier in the competition the girls were ready for battle.  This was a tightly fought contest with only a point separating the teams in the dying moments. Our girls dug deep to score a goal and defended ferociously until the final whistle blew. The girls had won and had made history by being the first girls’ team to make it to a Cumann na mBunscol Final for St. Paul’s N.S. The girls met Duleek G.N.S. in the final on Friday 22nd November in Páirc Tailtann in Navan. With Sixth Class and their families as fantastic support the girls were ready to take to the field. After a very close first half it was all to play for. Duleek G.N.S. fought hard to get a lead. The girls never gave up but were unlucky to lose to a very determined Duleek side. Our girls should be very proud of their achievement in finishing second in Meath and making history for the school. Everyone in St. Paul’s is immensely proud of their achievement. 

Senior Boys’ Football Team

Senior Boys’ Football Team

On the football fields, our boys’ senior  football team competed in the Meath Cumann na mBunscol Competition. The boys’ completed their league games in Division 1- a first for the school. They had a great campaign and should be very proud of their efforts. They are already looking forward to the mini-sevens competition which will kick off in the New Year.

Handball Leagues

Handball Leagues

Our boys and girls competed in the first two rounds of the Olympic Handball Meath League in Gormanstown College on the 12th November and 21st January. All teams have been working hard, training twice a week in preparation for these games. Each team had to play a number of matches in Gormanstown College. All four teams competed excellently on both days and all four teams have qualified for the finals day of the competition. The finals day is taking place in Gormanstown College on 11th February. We wish them all the best in the semi-finals and finals of the competition.

Meath Players!!

Meath Players!!

This year Conor Godkin and Gerard Leavy were given the opportunity to participate in an intercounty football blitz in Dunganny against Cumann na mBunscol teams from Louth. This competition is run by Cumann na mBunscol Coiste na Mí. The competition was held on Saturday, May 18th. The boys displayed great skills in a number of games played and their team won the competition. Another county medal for two of our footballers. We are very proud of you both. The county jersey suits you. We wish you and all our 6th Class footballers all the very best as you begin Secondary School. We also would like to wish Devin Lynch the very best of luck as he will play at half time in the All-Ireland Football Final in Croke Park this Summer.