Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Many thanks for the 110 shoeboxes we received for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal.  These included boxes from the Marion Social Club.  The boxes were collected yesterday and will be making their way to Malawi on Thursday.  Our Student Council, Active School Committee and Green School committee helped to bring them to the collection van. 

Hallowe’en 2018

It is said that our Celtic ancestors believed that Hallowe’en was the night when the dead revisited our mortal world to carry people away.   The Celtic druids would dress up in costumes to disguise themselves as spirits and devils so that if they met other spirits or devils during the night they would not carry them away.   This explains why witches and ghosts remain the most popular choices for Hallowe’en costumes.  

East Limerick Cumann na mBunscol 7-a-side Girls’ Gaelic Football Final

The girls from Scoil Mhuire N.S. participated in the East Limerick Cumann na mBunscol 7-a-side Girls’ Gaelic Football Final versus Ahane in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick on Monday 22nd October 2018. The girls played for each other with great heart and no little skill during the match. Unfortunately for the Murroe girls however, Ahane proved too strong on the day and they were victorious at the final whistle. Understandably, the girls were very disappointed with the result but they can feel very proud of themselves for reaching the final and for performing to the best of their abilities on the day.

After the finals were over, all of the children repaired to the nearby Supermac’s for some refreshments.

Again, many thanks to Siobhán Flynn [mother of 5th class pupil and footballer, Laura] for having everything ready for us when we arrived in Supermac’s. The food [and especially the ice-cream] helped to ease the pain of defeat. Hopefully the next time we dine there, we’ll be celebrating a victory.

The panel was:

  1. Sarah Nicholas
  2. Laura Flynn
  3. Eve Shanahan
  4. Rebecca Ryan
  5. Sinéad Cusack [captain]
  6. Aoife Dunlea
  7. Asha Slattery
  8. Julia Bubula
  9. Hailey Martin
  10. Amber O’ Brien
  11. Lauren Cusack
  12. Jenna Johnson
  13. Maeve Callanan
  14. Rachel Kemp
  15. Aleesha Drew.

East Limerick Cumann na mBunscol Boys’ 9-a-side Gaelic Football Final

The boys from Scoil Mhuire N.S. participated in the East Limerick Cumann na mBunscol 9-a-side Boys’ Gaelic Football Final versus Oola in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick on Monday 22nd October 2018. The boys showed great team spirit, skill and determination during the match. Unfortunately, Oola proved too strong on the day and they ran out winners on a scoreline of Oola 2-6 Murroe 0-3.

Naturally enough the boys were very disappointed with the result but they can feel very proud of themselves for reaching the final and for performing to the best of their abilities on the day. The boys are already looking forward to the hurling competition in 2019.

After the finals were over, all of the children repaired to the nearby Supermac’s for some refreshments.

Again, many thanks to Siobhán Flynn [mother of 5th class pupil and footballer, Laura] for having everything ready for us when we arrived in Supermac’s. The food [and especially the ice-cream] helped to ease the pain of defeat. Hopefully the next time we dine there, we’ll be celebrating a victory.

The panel was:

  1. Oisín Holmes
  2. Luke Jordan
  3. Matthew Walsh[captain]
  4. Cian Finch
  5. Darragh Bourke
  6. Luke Hartnett
  7. Michael Landers
  8. Oisín Delaney
  9. Tommie Cusack
  10. Kyle Gow
  11. Peter Ashe
  12. Dylan Barry
  13. Ben Ross
  14. Alex Woodland
  15. Tadhg McElligott
  16. Arran Kinsella

 

Cross Country Athletics 2018

We had great success at the Limerick Cross Country Running in the Limerick Racecourse in Patrickswell yesterday.  Over a thousand children participated on the day from schools around Limerick.

Scoil Mhuire Murroe was well represented in all races, competing in the age groups from 8 up to 12.  We came home with 8 individual medals.  The individual medal winners were: Aideen Kinsella, Millie Martin, Cian Long, Cillian Holmes, Lauren Cusack, Kerrie Moroney, Alex Woodland and Peter Ashe. 

Team medal winners were the U8 Girls who won Gold medals.  The team members were: Aideen Kinsella, Millie Martin, Ava Short, Pearl Crowe, Áine Mc Elligott and Maeve Gleeson. 

In the U8 Boys event we won Bronze medals.  The team members were: Cian Long, Darragh Meehan, Liam O’Brien, Killian Hartnett, Alex Drew and Páraic Landers. 

In the U10 Boys category we won Silver medals.  The team members were: Alex Woodland, Peter Ashe, Ben Ross, Ewan O’Flynn, Reuben Crowe and Cillian Kinsella. 

The Parents’ Association had provided us with our yellow singlets last year and our athletes stood out not only for their running but also for their striking singlets in the lovely Autumn sunshine yesterday.  Congratulations to all our athletes on their wonderful achievements at the Limerick Cross Country Running.

Student Council 2018-2019

Student Council 2018-2019

Student Council: Congratulations to the boys and girls from R3-R6 who were elected to the Student Council.

R3: Sophie Gough and Conor Bourke
R4: Ruby Fadden and Tadhg McElligott
R5: Laura Flynn and Oisín Delaney
R6: Aoife Dunlea and Oisín Holmes; Sinéad Cusack and Matthew Walshe.

The main role of a Student Council as set out in the Education Act is “to promote the interests of the school and the involvement of students in the affairs of the school, in co-operation with the board, parents and teachers”.
We send our best wishes to the Student Council for the coming school year.

Girls’ Gaelic Football

Congratulations to the Girls’ Football team who qualified for the 7- a side County Final after winning their blitz which was played in Doon on Tuesday. The girls played brilliantly and showed great skill and character during all their games. The girls defeated Oola, Caherconlish and Cappamore and now look forward to the final in the Gaelic Grounds on Monday the 22nd of October. Best of luck to all involved.

Panel: Sarah Nicholas, Laura Flynn, Eve Shanahan, Rebecca Ryan, Sinéad Cusack, Aoife Dunlea, Asha Slattery, Julia Bubula, Hailey Martin, Amber O’ Brien, Lauren Cusack, Jenna Johnson, Maebh Callanan, Rachel Kemp and Aleesha Drew. Teacher- Mr. Neville. 

Boys’ Gaelic Football

The boys from Scoil Mhuire N.S. participated in the East Limerick Cumann na mBunscol 9-a- side Gaelic Football Competition in Boher on Wednesday 3rd October 2018. The boys played four games in total. They beat Bilboa, Caherelly and Nicker and lost to Oola. As they finished second overall they have now qualified for the East final against Oola on Monday 22nd October 2018 in the Gaelic Grounds. The boys showed great team spirit, skill and determination throughout the competition. Well done to the boys and the very best of luck in the final.

The panel was:

  1. Oisín Holmes
  2. Luke Jordan
  3. Matthew Walsh
  4. Cian Finch
  5. Darragh Bourke
  6. Luke Hartnett
  7. Michael Landers
  8. Oisín Delaney
  9. Tommie Cusack
  10. Kyle Gow
  11. Peter Ashe
  12. Dylan Barry
  13. Ben Ross
  14. Alex Woodland

Running to Europe, 2nd Class

Second Class took part in the Run to Europe. For one week, we took to the running track and ran laps for 15 minutes each day. Each lap counted as one kilometre. We ran as far as Paris, France. 

We had a look at the sights of Paris on the IWB; the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the sightseeing boats on the River Seine, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysées, views of Paris on Bastille Day and of course a little look at EuroDisney.

We also practised some French vocabulary, Bonjour, Au Revoir, Merci, Oui Oui, etc.

Then we sang Frere Jacques, and for good measure we sang the song in English (Are you Sleeping) and in Irish (Aindí  Leisciúil). We even sang it in two parts.

We had great fun on our trip to Paris! 

 

School News – 25/06/18

Active School Week June 18-22

Thank you for attending our lunchtime concert last Friday in glorious sunshine.  We had a very enjoyable Active School Week as we undertook activities on our school grounds and on the Astroturf.  We were delighted to welcome back past pupil Jack Nicholas last Friday. Jack, along with Pádraig Harnett, son of Nóirín is on the Limerick Minor team.  They play in the Munster Minor Hurling Final next Sunday, July 1st against Tipperary in Semple Stadium, Thurles and we send Jack and Pádraig our best wishes for their success. 

Parents’ Association

A very big thank you to our Parents’ Association for the goody bags they provided for all the children last Friday.  They were much appreciated by all!

Incredible Edibles

Congratulations to Third & Fourth class and their teacher Nicholas O’Brien on their crop of vegetables which they enjoyed for their lunch last Friday.  The children made salad sandwiches which included lettuce, spinach and chives which were harvested from the growing pots.  Some of the children will bring home strawberries, potatoes and turnips which are not yet ready for harvesting.  They really enjoyed being involved from the seed to sandwich process. 

Secondhand books

Many books on our book lists are available secondhand from Gateway to Education, a charity shop on 9 Wickham Street in Limerick. 

End of Year Mass Tuesday at 10.00

We say farewell to our Sixth class at this mass.  Please join us if you can.

Summer holidays

Thank you to all our children, parents and staff for their work over the past school year.  School holidays begin on Tuesday June 26th at 12 noon.  Have a lovely, sunny and safe summer.  We return on Wednesday August 29th.

Le gach dea ghuí

Marie Griffin
Principal

 

Primary School