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...