Scoil Ghráinne Futsal Cup WINNERS!!!

Scoil Ghráinne Futsal Cup WINNERS!!!

On the last Wednesday before mid-term, October 23rd, boys and girls from our 3rd and 4th classes took part in the annual FAI Schools Futsal/Respect Cup in Corduff Sports Centre. There had been weeks of training put in by lots of dedicated boys and girls after school. Before the tournament, we also had to design posters for the tournament under the title of “Respect” and our fantastic artists produced lots of great artwork. On the day of the tournament, the girls were pitted against 9 other teams from the Dublin 15 area, while the boys were pitted against 14 other teams. Both teams had a shaky start, with the nerves getting the best of the players during the first matches. However, after getting into their stride, both teams really improved throughout the day and they grew stronger and stronger as the day went on. The girls team, none of whom had played in a real football match before, performed brilliantly on the day and got better and better with each game. After losing their first game by only 1 goal, they started to grow in confidence with every goal they scored and managed to win 3 of the rest of their matches coming 2nd in their group. Unfortunately only the top team went through though, so we just missed out. The girls gained valuable experience in teamwork and playing with and for each other. The excitement and success of the day will hopefully encourage these girls to join their local soccer club and keep improving their skills.   The boys team also had a shaky start losing our first...

Croke Park Finals Monday 10th June 2019

Monday 10th June 2019 was a very proud day in the sporting history of Scoil Ghráinne. Our boys won the first Shield trophy in front of 300 fans who braved the elements to shout on their team. On the day goals from Ephraim Bukasa proved decisive as we defeated St. Mary’s of Saggart 3-1 to 2-2. It was a very tough match and the boys had to overhaul a four-point deficit to come out on top. Captain Paul Steopan lifted the trophy and he himself was lifted shoulder high by his teammates!   Training had started in January with 8am sessions every Monday before school. It was amazing to see the progression in skills and the quality of our play increase due to the boys commitment and that of the teachers that gave up their time to train them. Hopefully this will be just the first step in many more hurling and camogie successes for Scoil Ghráinne in...

3rd/4th Class G.A.A. Blitz

This year 130 boys and girls took part in the annual lunchtime G.A.A. Blitz. It ran over 7 weeks and each team (e.g. Dublin) played seven games against other teams! With the help of volunteer managers and referees we were able to have a really enjoyable experience, with some people playing gaelic football for the first time in a real game. The finals day on Thursday 20th June was a great occasion with four finals taking place. The winners were Kildare, Galway, Cavan and (in the Chmapionship final) Meath! The players of the tournament received their trophy from Mr. Scully andd everyone that played got a special medal. Thanks to everyone that helped make the G.A.A. blitz...