Newsletter 18 Bealtaine 2018
Please note: We have details of the Enniscrone show being held here in Castleconnor in July. We will be making children aware of the various events and competitions and would encourage children to enter whatever section is of interest to them,
The sun shone in the sky – and the pollen count was high!
We had beautiful weather for the Sports Day today and (except for a few hayfever casualties) we had a great day. There were thrills and spills and lots of action – and over a hundred 99’s, (thanks to the Parents Association)!
Here’s just a flavour of our activities…
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Cumann na mBunscol 2018!
As the sun shone down, Markievicz Park welcomed players, teachers, parents and supporters through the gates on Saturday 26th as the finals of the Sligo Cumann na mBunscol 2018 took place. Schools from across the county came together to showcase their skill and talents.
Our boys team from 5th and 6th class were focused and determined on retaining the cup from our win last year. We knew we would be challenged by the talented team from Holy Family School in Tubbercurry. They proved worthy opponents. But it was Corballa who were victorious on the day and we now proudly display the County Final Cup in our school for the second year in a row!
Also, well done to our neighbours Stokane N.S, who won the girls 5-a-side final on the day!
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Corballa NS Calendar 2018 – 2019
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Commiserations to our girls team who played bravely and fought to the end in the Cumann na mBunscol games in Tubercurry on Friday May 18th. To lose by a mere point is tough but the girls can hold their heads up high having given it their all. Thanks to Yvonne Healy for her coaching and support of the girls team and good luck to the qualifying teams from Moylough and Tubercurry as they progress to the next round.
And, of course, best of luck to the Corballa N.S. boys team who were successful in their matches and play again next week in their attempt to retain the cup!
Newsletter 16 Bealtaine 2018
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Newsletter 8 Bealtaine 2018
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Today our boys from Rang a Cúig & a Sé made history by becoming the first ever hurling team from Corballa National School to win the Sligo hurling championship.
Hurling is a relatively new sport for the parish of Castleconnor and our school. The GAA club has been doing sterling work for the last 5 or 6 years in promoting hurling and training children in the many skills of our national sport. This year our outgoing Parents’ Association committee spent almost €1,000 to provide our school with 20 helmets and hurleys so that all children can learn hurling in school. Hurling coach Benny Kenny has worked with girls and boys for a 6 week block to demonstrate technique and encourage them further.
In 2017, we entered the boys in the 9 -a – side hurling competition for the first time and were greatly heartened to reach the county final, losing only to an excellent Gaelscoil side.
Today, in beautiful May sunshine, the boys travelled to Scarden to face Geevagh in the semi final. The standard of hurling was high and it was not until late in the 2nd half that Corballa pulled ahead to set up another final. This time we would play Rathcormack of North Sligo in the decider.
Corballa found themselves under serious pressure in the first half and had the brave goalkeeping of D Meenaghan to thank for keeping them in touch. Tenacious defending from D Holmes, N Rafter and D Bourke denied Rathcormack several certain scores and so the teams were level at half time.
The second half saw M Sheridan take command in the mid-field alongside captain E Durkan who gave a display of silken skills. Forwards C Dolly, D Stenson and F Gordon hunted relentlessly for scores which began to pay dividends. Substitutes O Mullarkey and T Sheridan injected further energy in the second half.
Ultimately this was to be Corballa’s day and the boys’ determination and effort paid off with a memorable victory. E Durkan accepted the perpetual shield and offered three cheers for our worthy opponents Rathcormack who will surely have another day.
So well done to the boys of 2018 – hurling champions of Sligo! Another great day of sport for our school and “for the credit of the little village”.