All posts by Marie Griffin

Robotics Competition

Well done to our team of Laura Flynn, Luke Hartnett and Sarah Nicholas on reaching the final 16 teams in this competition held in Analog Devices European Research & Development Centre last Saturday.  Points were awarded for their teamwork, their robot design and innovation and how well their robot competed in the challenge.  Although this was a competition, our three team members enjoyed their day.  

Analog Devices Primary Schools Robotics Competition

The pupils of Fifth Class enjoyed a robotics workshop today where they were given the opportunity to work together as engineers, researchers, analysts and designers.  The boys and girls took measurements, analysed data, made predictions, solved problems and designed solutions as they worked in teams to build and test their projects.  The children who will go forward to the final of the competition on Saturday March 2nd are: Laura Flynn, Luke Hartnett and Sarah Nicholas.  The runners up were: Darragh Cummins, Eve-Ann Shanahan and Kyle Gow. 

5-a-side Indoor Hurling

East Limerick 5-a-side indoor hurling blitz

Well done to the 3rd and 4th class boys who competed in the East Limerick Cumann na mBunscol indoor hurling blitz at Caherconlish Hall on Tuesday the 5th of February.

The boys competed very well and showed great skill, heart and determination throughout the competition.  They defeated Donoughmore, drew with Castleconnell and lost to Nicker.  A big well done to all involved.

Panel: Cillian Holmes, Cian Long, Joseph O’Brien, Adam O’Riordan, Tadhg McElligott, Peter Ashe, Alex Woodland, Zinedine Laihem.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

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. 

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.  

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.