We have been working hard on teaching our boys the skills of hurling. Early morning sessions with Mr Arthur, and Mr Culligan along with coaching from Colmcille`s coach, Níall Kane, have given the school a great interest in the game and in following our progress in the Cumann na mBunscol league.
And the boys are ploughing their way through the league. Last week they met with St. Paul`s school, Ratoath and, as the following report shows, they had a terrific match.
"We hurlers played our hearts out in our game yesterday in Pilltown. The game is in the Cumann na mBunscol primary school hurling league and we faced a strong team St Pauls, Ratoath.
The game was tough, really tough. St Pauls have great players, who have really good shots. They were fast, they were furious, they were strong. But they met their match.
By half time our boys were two points up. We all had high hopes. Mr Arthur reminded us that the half time score was only half the match, we still had the rest of it to go.
We set up our game in the second half to match whatever tactics they used. We had some great shots from far out, scoring points and goals. The big surprise of the match was Luis, who has only joined the school last week and is a superb player.
The final score 4 3 to 5 points. It was hard on St Paul`s but we are delighted with our win."
Toby, Fifth Class
Tomorrow, the boys will take on St. Paul`s Navan. It will be a home match for St. Paul`s. Here's hoping it will be a winning match for us! Throw in is at 11.00 and all support is appreciated!