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.
Since Easter the boys from 4th and 5th Classes have been training every Monday at Ratoath GAA pitch in preparation for September’s Competition. The boys displayed great enthusiasm and have developed and improved their skills through the training sessions. The boys played two friendly matches against Dunboyne N.S. and Dunshaughlin N.S. and displayed great skill and team work. The boys were rewarded with a great win over Dunshaughlin N.S. We look forward to starting back in September with the boys.
It was another busy year for St. Paul’s basketball teams. Our boys and girls competed in the Meath Primary Basketball League where both teams made it to the finals in Trim. The girls were first to play and were met with a very tough side. Although they were trailing in the first half of the game they fought back to win and they brought the trophy back home. The boys’ team had enjoyed a hugely impressive season in which they remained unbeaten coming into the final match. They faced a very strong St. Paul’s N.S., Navan team and despite their hard work and effort the boys were narrowly defeated. St. Paul’s are very proud of both teams and want to wish the sixth players the best of luck for the future! Thank you to the basketball coaches Ms Mullen, Ms McGowan and Ms O’Donovan for all their hard work in training the teams both during lunchtimes and after school.
On the 29th March 16 girls went out to represent St. Paul’s in the MDL in Navan. The first match for the second team against was extremely competitive with a 1 all draw which was scored by Ciara Coroner. The second team unfortunately had a match straight after their first one and were playing against White Cross this match was one of the most competitive for the second team, at the last few minutes St. Paul’s scored an amazing 3 goals but unfortunately it wasn’t enough and St. Paul’s lost by won goal with the score being 3-4 to White Cross. St. Paul’s third and last match was once again extremely competitive. This match was against Dunboyne. The girls played amazingly and with luck not on their side they lost 4-5. All the girls on the second and first team played amazing and even better the first team got through to the play offs!! We all wish them the best of luck and let’s hope they do amazing.
By Cara O’Sullivan
On Friday the 29th of March, the girls’ soccer teams headed to the MDL in Navan to compete against other schools. In the first match, the girls 1st team won and one of the main mids, Grace Kelly, had to leave after that match to go to the dentist. After their first match of glory, they moved onto their next match which they lost by 2 goals. After that match they went and played their third match, this winning by ten goals. After, almost like a miracle, Grace Kelly returned from actually missing her dentist appointment! Now with more hope, the girls went on and won their next match, making them through to the play off. For the play off, the girls were playing Ratoath Senior National and many girls on our team knew the girls on the other team. For the first part of the game, Ratoath were in the lead by one goal, but towards the end Molly Kearns, stormed up the pitch and took her shot, scoring a goal, making the end score, one all. The girls were made do penalties, with Molly Kearns in goal, she saved all the penalties from the other team and Molly scored a penalty as well as Grace Kelly! The girls had made history for this was the first time St. Paul’s girls’ soccer team had made it through to the finals!
By Elsa Johnson