Both the boys and Girls succeeded in getting to the South football finals in November. The finals took place in Martinstown what a day of football it was! The boys were successful in winning the cup in what was a very exciting game of football. The girls weren’t as lucky
in their game but they fought so hard to the bitter end. Both teams represented our school so well and we are so proud of them!
Pupils from 4th, 5th and 6th class took the track last Wednesday. They represented our school very well and as always did us proud!
John the Baptist C.S. played host to the South Limerick Primary Schools Handball blitz on Monday 2nd Dec. Some of our pupils in 5th & 6th took part in the u11 and u13 grades. The games were very enjoyable and competitive. The children really enjoyed their day and we ended up with 3 runner up medals!
Hurling & Camogie
Hurling & camogie season will be starting in the spring. There will be training where all children are encouraged to pick up a hurley and develop their skills and love for this sport. The school teams will take part in the South School’s competitions in hurling & camogie. Already this year 3rd and 4th class girls and boys took part in an indoor hurling competition. They trained well for this at lunchtimes with Mr Moloney. Their efforts were rewarded with a great win for the boys, who came home with the cup!
All classes have taken part in a 6 week block of sean-nós dancing with Pat O’ Dea, our dance teacher, They undertook some listening and responding to music and rhythm. They learnt some dancing and composed some dance moves. At the end of the 6 weeks, they performed their dances for an audience of the entire school and some parents.
In September, the children from 2nd to 6th went into UL for swimming lessons for a block of 8 sessions, every Friday. The Swim Academy in UL cater for all abilities. The children become more confident in water and as a result have great fun and games in the water. They improve their swimming strokes and learn to thread the water. They also learn to become more independent in organising themselves for swimming and looking after their belongings!