Up the Dubs! ASD Class

We are all big Dublin GAA supporters in Room 18. Today we made a lovely poster for the All Ireland Football Final on Sunday in Croke Park where Dublin will play Mayo for the second year in a row. Last year we got to hold the Sam Maguire cup when it came to our school. We hope we get to see it again this year! Best of luck to both teams.

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St Clare’s Make it to Croke Park

On Monday last, boys and girls from 3rd and 4th class were invited to play in Croke park in a Go Games Blitz. We had an amazing experience and everyone really enjoyed playing in one of the finest stadiums in Europe. Our two teams played against teams from  Kildare Place  and  St. Mary’s Rathfarnham and we  had some good battles and tough games. Here are some photos from this historic occasion.

Girls Gaelic Football

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Today we played a match against St Damian’s, Walkinstown. They were a very strong team with most of their players playing with a gaelic club twice a week. We had a very good spell in the first half and the start of the second half but unfortunately they were too strong. Their teacher told us to keep trying hard and we would be even better in our next match. Well done everyone!

Gaelic Football – 2nd Class

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In second class room 10 and 11 today we started Gaelic football. Dave from Templeogue Synge St GAA club came in to teach us lots of new skills. We learned the punt kick, hand pass, bounce and how to catch the ball. We had great fun and can’t wait to see Dave next Tuesday again.

Sam Maguire Visits St. Clare’s

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We were thrilled and delighted to welcome Dublin footballer Johnny Cooper and The Sam Maguire Cup to our school on Thursday. It was a fantastic morning. Paul from St. Kevin’s hurling club came along and got everyone warmed up before the arrival of Sam. When Johnny and The Sam Maguire showed up we gave them a huge cheer.  Johnny spoke to us about all the hard work and dedication it took to win the All Ireland Final and reminded us that in life, if we want to achieve something, we must work hard. He also spent time answering lots of our questions. It was a great day.