C’mon The Rebelettes!

While the Senior Hurlers and Footballers failed to make it to Croker this year, it’s the Cork ladies who are making all the headlines at the minute! And Scoil Barra is with them every step of the way! We know Scoil Barra pupils take their allegiance to the ‘Rebel County’ and the ‘Red & White’ very seriously as evidenced by their arrival to school today decked in out in a blaze of red and white and even pink!!! The loyal supporters besieged the school building and grounds in a burst of colour and demonstrated their absolute belief and faith in the ‘girls’ as they prepare for battle against Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Senior Camógie Final in Croke Park on Sunday. We would particularly like to wish local Ballincollig girls,Denise Cronin and Sarah Buckley the very best as they prepare to battle with their team against a highly fancied Kilkenny side. We here in Scoil Barra wish the ‘Rebelettes’ every success in their quest for glory as they bid to secure their 25th camogie title, their first since 2009.Is Féidir Libh!!

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Fifth Class Go on a Summer Adventure or Two!

Ms Murphy’s fifth class enjoyed some wonderful local trips recently in glorious sunshine. They were guests of Eason’s Book Store in the Ballincollig Shopping where they met with renowned children’s author, Maria Burke. Maria read some extracts from her beautifully written books to the enthusiastic group and enjoyed a most stimulating question and answer session about the process of writing itself and of her own personal experience in the world of publishing. We would like to express our thanks to Gwen White (Mom of Emma) for organizing such a intriguing and memorable outing.

Ballincollig’s new Allotment Scheme is now up and running and is proving to be a hive of activity.The project was funded by Cork County Council in conjunction with South and East Cork Area Development (SECAD) and Ballincollig Tidy Towns. It comprises 80 plots along with a canteen, toilet facilities and storage areas. Fifth class also enjoyed a fantastic visit to the Allotment Plots where they saw first hand the wonderful array of fruit and vegetables being grown literally over the fence from Scoil Barra. Yvonne Desmond (Mom of Katie)arranged the fantastic tour of this incredible facility for us and we are very grateful for her time and personal input. We may even have inspired some budding new gardeners to grow their own organic produce in the future!!


Scoil Barra Athletes Reign Supreme!

Scoil Barra athletes enjoyed a wonderful success again this year at the recent Primary Schools Athletic Meeting in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. The delighted pupils were only too happy to show off their abundance of silverware to the school community in recent times. Congratulations to all the very talented athletes and their dedicated coaches William Murphy and Sinéad O’Connor. Who knows we could even be celebrating an Irish Champion before long! Keep Running…..!

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Tag Rugby Thrills!!

Fifth and sixth class pupils thoroughly enjoyed their Annual Tag Rugby Blitz held in the school field recently. Munster Rugby School Development Officer, Matt McGrath and his volunteer officials from Ballincollig Rugby Club ensured that everything ran smoothly on the day and great fun was had by all! Our thanks to Ms. Doherty for organising this hugely popular event!

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