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.
How the year has flown by and what a way to end it! Our final term in Junior Infants was the best yet. Between Active Week, GAA sessions, baking, our school tour and of course, lots of play and learning, we really have had a blast! See for yourself from the pictures below.
I had so much fun with Room 1 and will miss them loads next year. I wish them all the best for Senior Infants and hope they have a wonderful, fun-filled Summer- they certainly deserve it!
-Ms. Melvin 🙂
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