The boys and girls of Junior and Senior Infants were delighted to receive a visit from Santa Claus today. They asked him many questions and he advised them to go to bed early on Christmas Eve.
Many thanks for the 110 shoeboxes we received for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. These included boxes from the Marian 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.
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.
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.