Coaches from O’Hanrahan’s GAA are coming in to do Gaelic Football training with boys from 2nd and 3rd class. Here are some pictures of the boys enjoying their training session.
Today was National Fitness Day. Ireland Active are running an initiative called Take on the Teachers Challenge. Our school took part with lots of activities. We had a 6th class versus Teachers tug of war challenge. Sixth class won one and the Teachers won one. Class teachers then challenged their class to basketball or penalty shoot out. Great fun was had by all.
Our Gaelic football team have been training very hard after school every week and have been taking part in Cuman na mBunscol competition. We played our last group game today. It was a tough game but we came out on top. They are now through to a semi final. Well done too all the boys and best of luck in the semi final. Here is a picture of our Gaelic football panel. Missing from photo Adam Norton and Keelan Walker.
Well done to all the boys who took part in the Carlow Cross Country Running competition in Carlow Hurling Club yesterday. All boys did really well representing their school. Well done to all. Four boys came 3rd in the team event. Well done Keelan, Alfie, Alejandro and Shane. Here are some pictures of all the runners.
We have had a very busy year here in Askea BNS. We have been involved in so many sports and activities. We got to our first Cuman na mBunscol final in 23 years. We entered teams into more sporting events than ever. We made a huge effort to be more active both in and out of the classroom this year. We had out biggest Active School’s Week to date. All classes really enjoyed their action packed school tours. We ended the school year with the very exciting news that we have earned our SECOND Active School Flag. We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped us achieve this. We look forward to seeing you all at our flag raising ceremony in the new school year. Have a great summer and see you all in September for another active year.
We then continued our sports day on Tuesday with our Senior Sports Day. There were 12 teams with 11 boys on each, they went around to 12 activity stations where they completed tasks for points. Boys in 6th class helped out at each station and a teacher brought the team around the stations. In the end the scores from each station were added up and we gave medals to our 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed teams. Everyone who took part had a great day.