James Carroll scored a goal following a great run. Then a while later Sean Moroney punched a great goal. Then Jack Ryan had a rare chance to get forward from defence and he too popped a point. But there was more to come. Sean Kenneally scored another beauty from a free. Cathal Greene then added to his tally when he scored from a free to widen the gap. Tankerstown battled hard and were rewarded a goal. The game was over and the final score was Moneygall to Tankerstown At the end of the day it was not one person that won the game it was a big team effort that won the game for Moneygall.
It was a brilliant display from goalie to forward involving all twelve players. Huge thanks have to go to our coach Mr. Egan and our principal Mrs. Boherlahan played in a nail biting game against the girls of Sisters of Charity, Clonmel town. After a strong start, Sisters came back with great determination.
However Boherlahan girls were more than able for the challenge and fought bravely to secure victory at the end. Well done to all the team, those who played on the day and subs who played in other games. They depended on one another and trusted each other throughout the campaign. A well-deserved victory. Thanks again to all concerned, parents, teachers and coach. Thugamar aghaidh ar Chaiseal maidin an chraobh. Mullinahone and Bansha were appearing in the finals again this year. Mullinahone had to line out without one of their star players, Emma Cody who was ill on the day.
Mullinahone started well when Louise Fallon sent the ball soaring over the bar for the opening score. Louise passed the ball to lively Holly Carroll who quickly scored another point for Mullinahone. Holly took a free and with the help of Saoirse McNamara it sailed into the back of the net. These scores settled the determined Mullinahone girls who were never going to give up easy having being beaten in quite a few finals in the previous three years.
Megan Tynan in the Bansha goal worked hard. Ellie Peters and Niamh Roche were unlucky not to score after a few lively runs at the Mullinahone goal but Katelyn Reilly and Marion Gillman were very strong in defence for Mullinahone and cleared many balls up the field. The strong Amy Doyle scored another two points. Holly was reading play very well and scored before the half time whistle. Mullinahone led to at half time. Bansha started the second half well. Ellie Peters scored a fine goal for Bansha.
Amy Doyle showed her strength when scoring in quick succession. Saoirse Lyons made a spirited run after a good pass from Eva and scored a brilliant goal for Bansha. Saoirse scored a stunning goal. Bansha backs were constantly under pressure despite Megan Heffernan, Chloe Quinn and Sally Ann putting in a tremendous effort. Louise and Joanne Hickey kept the scores rolling in with a point each and Olivia Quinn scored a lovely point from a free for Bansha. Hazel Murray and Louise finished the scoring for Mullinahone with a point each.
When the final whistle was blown Mullinahone players and supporters were overjoyed as this was the first Ladies Football title won by the school. Mullinahone N. Bansha N. Nerves were building in the parish of Clonoulty on the morning of Monday 11th of November. There was a grim and dull start to the day. Nerves get the better of us as we said our prayers. We waited excitedly for our teacher to announce that it was time to leave. Our prayers were said, our gear was ready and we were on our way. The convoy of cars pulled up in Cashel hurling field. We walked into our dressing room where our jerseys were lined up from We ran out of the dressing room all guns blazing and onto the pitch.
S captain began the game having won the toss. The whole school was on the side-line waving flags and cheering us on. Parents, teachers even our parish priest came and supported us. As the ref checked his watch, our hearts were pounding out of our chests with adrenalin. That felt like the longest part of the match.
The shrill sound of the whistle pierced the air and the game was on. Clonoulty NS opened the scoring with a fine goal from Eimear Bourke having made a dashing run from mid-field. Kilcash were down but not out as the gap between the sides was only 4. The second half began at a blazing tempo. Anna, Alannah and Elena put up a hard fight in the backs and goals. Kilcash fought hard to break the unstoppable force of the Clonoulty forwards but this proved challenging. A few frees here and there were given and taken. There was little anyone could have done to stop the well taken goals of the Clonoulty forwards.
Kilcash kept pressing on and forced the Clonoulty mid fielders, Saoirse Quirke and Eimear Bourke back into defense at times. Lady Luck was with us once more as a number of wides from Kilcash kept us on top. Clonoulty made a number of changes in the second half which kept the team fresh and keen. Molly Mc Carthy, Irenea Slattery and Katie Armstrong added great energy and force to the Clonoulty team and this kept them going to the final whistle.
It was a rough and tough match, Kilcash put up a great fight, but one team had to win. The final score line was Clonoulty NS 9. Saoirse Quirke said a brilliant speech. Afterwards we headed to McDonalds for some well-earned food. There was great atmosphere when we came back to school and a feeling that will be remembered for ever.
Powerstown Girls under 11 A1 team qualified to play the Sisters of Charity in a football final on 6th November. The practice put in before the day proved of huge benefit as the girls had qualified straight for the final. All of the girls on the panel were in 4th Class as the girls on the A panel had all been selected from 5th Class. In the first half, Powerstown dominated the score line with a cushion of 5 goals to no score at half time. With the subs bench being emptied at the start of the second half, both teams were waiting with bated breath for the expected comeback from the Sisters of Charity.
The final score was Powerstown Sisters of Charity Coaches: Margaret Ryan and Mairead Wall. The entire school travelled to Moyle Rovers to support the girls. The first two goals were scored by Rosegreen but Mount Bruis fought back with an amazing 5 goals and 1 point scored by our fantastic forwards Alyssa Franks and Leah Carew. It was a very exciting first half with great saves from our goalie Lisa Nelson. Four consecutive goals were scored by Michelle Doherty! Final score Mt Bruis to Rosegreen. What a win, what a day! Clerihan ladies left the school at 1. After a thorough warm-up they went back into the dressing room, where they received their prized school jerseys.
The team was named at this stage. Usually they would be told the team before leaving the school but on this day we decided not to name the team until after the warm up, so as to ensure that the warm-up was done with everyone fully alert and still in with a chance of starting the match.
Following some final instructions from the coaches the girls walked confidently onto the Leahy Park pitch, ready for action.
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Clerihan started positively with an early goal and a point. Moycarkey hit back with a goal of their own and were beginning to play with confidence. However Clerihan scored a few more goals to take control of the game. Clerihan now were the team playing with confidence and authority. They began to dominate in all areas of the pitch and were in control of proceedings by the mid-way point of the first half.
More goals followed as Clerihan began some fantastic football. Moycarkey, to their credit, worked very hard to stem the tide and scored a couple of nice points. However Clerihan hit top gear in the final minutes of the first half, adding some further goals and pulling away. In the second half Moycarkey played some good football and made Clerihan work very hard. However Clerihan added a number of well-worked goals and points.
At the final whistle Clerihan N. Even though Clerihan N. S had won by a very large margin Moycarkey never gave up, and played to the final whistle. They deserve great credit for that. The Clerihan girls were overjoyed at the final whistle. It was a proud moment for them, and for the school.
Diarmuid Delaney found a yard of space to float a priceless point between the sticks leaving three points between the teams as the half time whistle blew. The second half continued in much the same vein. Ewan Scott and Ali Aissou pointed for Templemore after some wonderful interplay. Peter and Pauls responded with two points of their own. Neither team was willing to concede while the supporters were enthralled in a wonderful spectacle. Then a lethal blow. The full back line of Niall Moloney, Stephen Cahill and Darragh Doyle provided an exhibition of defending as they blocked, tackled, dived and refused to allow anyone breach one of the meanest defences seen this year.
Although one final point was conceded to St. Peter and Pauls it would prove too little too late as the referee blew a whistle which ignited memorable celebrations. Not bad for a school who played Roinn C a mere six years ago. The brand new jerseys were removed and placed in the gear bag, soiled and damp. Their first outing will never be forgotten.
But for the moment, the new set of jerseys are undefeated, priceless and in need of a wash! Thugamar aghaidh ar Chaiseal luath maidin an chluiche.
Áine Ní Ghlinn – Cois Life
Gluaiseacht den scoth! In our first match, Ballylooby lost to Moycarkey and we were coming into the county final as the underdogs. All the players were anxious as we know the scale of the task that faced us. Finally after all the training, all the preparation and all the effort the team put in to get to the County Final, the day had finally arrived. Before the match, we got a pep-talk from our coach who told us the team, the positions we were playing in and our final instructions.
We left the dressing room, did some drills and then we headed for the pitch to play our biggest match of the year. As we ran onto the pitch our supporters cheered us on. All 12 of the starting players got into their positions. Finally the ball was thrown in and the county final had started. Ballylooby got off to a bright start but did not take their chances which cost us heavily as Moycarkey hit us with 2 quick goals. We finally got off the mark with Zach Keating, who was having a great game in midfield, scoring a vital to put Ballylooby back in contention. The referee blew the whistle to end the first half with the score to with everything to play for in the second half.
Ballylooby started the second half with great determination and were rewarded with an inspiring goal from midfielder Patrick Morrissey after a storming run. Liam Ryan came off the bench to snatch a very neat point during a good spell of play for the team in red and black. Goalkeeper Tadhg Velthuysen, after a string of remarkable saves, was forced to pick the ball out of the net after a fine Moycarkey goal.
Corner forward Shannon Morrissey, showing all the skills of a future Tipperary ladies football star, fired in a powerful shot but was only rewarded with a point after the Moycarkey goalkeeper brilliantly parried it over the bar. This was followed by another 3 points by the relentless midfield duo of Patrick Morrissey and Shane Crosse.
A remarkable comeback was on the cards until Moycarkey finally sealed their victory with 2 late scores. It was a crushing defeat for Ballylooby but we all took pride in our performance and took consolation in the fact that we won Roinn D last year and had the honour of playing in the county final this year. It was a fantastic achievement for our school and one we will not forget. The Ragg was the venue for this thrilling encounter between Knockavilla N.
Both teams had brought support, thus creating an exciting atmosphere worthy of the occasion. Willie Clohessy promptly got proceedings underway and the battle commenced. Knockavilla were first to make the break through with a well taken point from Devon Ryan. However Gaelscoil Nenagh responded in turn with a well taken point of their own before further points from Devon Ryan and Lorcan Carr edged Knockavilla into the lead at halftime. Immediately after the restart Gaelscoil Nenagh pointed to leave the narrowest of margins between the sides.
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Barry McCarthy then raised the white flag once more for Knockavilla to regain their two point advantage. However the lead was to be short lived as Gaelscoil Nenagh pounced to score an emphatic goal, thus giving them the lead for the first time. The momentum was now with the Gaelscoil and it looked as though it would be their day. But the Knockavilla lads raised their game again and got their just rewards when Lorcan Carr levelled proceedings. Soon after, Stephen Browne was on hand to finish off a well worked goal for Knockavilla to firmly swing the momentum back in their favour. This in fact proved to be the last score of the game as a resilient Knockavilla side managed to survive the onslaught of pressure from Gaelscoil Nenagh who did everything in their power to equalise.
However it was not to be and Knockavilla held out for a three point win, leaving Hugo Bourke with the opportunity to lift the trophy aloft to the delight of the Knockavilla following. Knockavilla N. The 12th November will be a day long remembered in Lisnamrock N. At 10am, a nervous but excited group of children and teachers set off on their journey to The Ragg to play Borrisokane N.
A tremendous group of parents and supporters followed, which was great to see. Lisnamrock was first out on the pitch and after the warm up and the pep talk from Mr. Paddy Ivors were complete, there was nothing left to do but pray that each child would play both fairly and to their potential. David Ivors passed the ball to Dylan Kealy who skilfully tapped it over the bar. Shortly after this, Dylan gave a sweet pass into Declan Hayes who scored his first point. Borrisokane tried hard to get the ball up to their forwards, but with a powerhouse of Niall Fitzgerald and Dara Ryan in defence, it was not long before the ball was back up to our midfield players.
Conor then scored a great point from mid-field. With Borrisokane yet to score, things were looking good for us, when Declan got another fine point. Then Declan hit the crossbar, but the ball came out and David did not hesitate in sticking the ball in the back of the net. Then Dylan was in hard luck when he kicked a shot narrowly wide of the goal.
Borrisokane won a free, but it was cleverly intercepted by Declan, who passed on to Conor, who scored another beautiful point. Declan got another point, having received a great pass from David and then came our second goal which was struck with determination by Aidan Ryan, who kept great pressure on the Borrisokane players throughout the match.
Conor scored another point and the half time score was to no score. The second half got underway and Lisnamrock were playing against the wind, but that did not deter the lads. They gave everything and when Conor got a free, we were off again with another point to our tally.
Borrisokane, to give them credit, played considerably better in the second half. Ben Corcoran proved his worth as a great goalkeeper, with a superb save, giving Borrisokane a 45 which they pointed. Jack White came on for an injured David and it was not long before he had the Borrisokane goalkeeper under pressure, with a fine kick on target, but good goalkeeping saved them.
Aidan, Niall, Dara and Declan worked like Trojans at keeping the ball out of our half. Borrisokane won a penalty in which Conor made a great save. We knew, at this stage, it was going to be our day! Borrisokane never gave up and found the net with five minutes to go. Kieran Lyons, who came on for Dylan, worked hard but it was Conor who scored a greta goal in the dying minutes. At this stage, Gemma Blackmore and Ciara Fitzgerald replaced Declan and Aidan with Aaron Phelan and Gerard Ryan replacing Dara and Niall and all showed great passion on the field working hard to ensure victory was ours.
The game finished with a score line of Lisnamrock N. There was a sense of exhilaration amongst the teachers, parents and supporters. It has been a long time since our school last won a County Final, a great achievement for a small rural school, such as ours. The children showed great sportsmanship the match and championship as a whole.
Afterwards, team captain, Dara Ryan gave a lovely speech, in which he thanked Paddy Ivors our trainer , the teachers, parents and supporters. He also showed great respect to Borrisokane giving three cheers to them. The children were brought to The Ragg where they were treated to a meal and some refreshments, a real treat for them! We can now look forward to the hurling championship in the hopes of doing the double! Ballinree N. The game started at a hectic pace with the ball going from one end of the field to the other with Kieran Boyle getting the first goal for Ballinree N. This was followed by another goal for Ballinree by Patrick Whelan.
Lismackin came back and scored a goal and a point, leaving the score to in favour of Ballinree. Coming up to half time, Eoin Healy scored for Ballinree but Lismackin got a goal back right at half time to leave the score, Ballinree , Lismackin Lismackin started the second half much the better team and scored 5 points without reply to go ahead by 3 points but Darragh Spillane then equalised with a great goal for Ballinree. Rory Brislane was having a great game in the middle of the field and winning a lot of ball but Lismackin went ahead again scoring another goal. Ballinree was not giving up and with that in mind Darragh Spillane soloed up the field to score his second goal to level the match at full time — this was very exciting and heart rendering stuff for all supporters present.
In the second period of extra time, Lismackin went 4 points ahead after scoring a great goal and a point. Ballinree came back once again with a goal from Darragh Spillane , now leaving them trailing by only a single point with 1 minute to go, but Lismackin finished the stronger and got two late goals to deny Ballinree their first ever County Football Final. What an exciting and sporting game of football!
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Tipp Town won the toss and picked the way in their favour. When the ball was thrown in, we got the ball and kicked it up to the forwards who kept the ball up there for a while then we finally got a goal from Danny Murphy. After the goal the pressure was kind of on us now. We had the ball a lot, we kept trying to get our scores, and then finally we got another goal again from Danny Murphy!
So then Tipp Town woke up and played better and got a goal. When they got the goal the pressure was back on again. After a few minutes we got another goal, this time from Sean Daly and a point from Danny Murphy before Tipp Town got another goal. So it went into half time to We made 4 changes at half time before we played in the second half. The second half was much tighter but again we scored early and again it was Danny Murphy. A few minutes later we got a point from me Sean Daly.
The school has Gaelic football, camogie and athletics teams. Basketball is a very successful sport in the school also. The project, however, experienced difficulties from the outset due to a lack of funds, it took many years of collecting voluntary donations from parents and other members of the public for the project to even reach the planning stage. A second barrier was posed by the fact that additional accommodation could only be placed in a constricted rear area of the site, because the existing grass, Gaelic pitch to the south of this site was sacrosanct; this restricted site condition caused the new building to be formed into two shared elements: a four storey academic block, and a Sports Hall with performance space.
Despite these difficulties, building finally commenced in , of a Grafton Architects designed structure that met with all the schools requirements; the project was completed in and has since won a prestigious award at the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland Awards The building was completed in early December and is named 'Aireagal', because the main principle of the building is to provide an oratory for the students; this building completes the refurbishment of the school, and also means that no more classes are held in prefabricated buildings.
It prides itself in the Irish culture, has hurling and Gaelic football teams, traditional Irish music bands, Irish language debating teams; the school is financed by resources from the Department of Education and Skills and voluntary donations. Gaelscoil A Gaelscoil is an Irish-medium school in Ireland : the term refers to Irish-medium schools outside the Irish-speaking regions or Gaeltacht. Over 50, students attend Gaelscoileanna on the island of Ireland. A further over 13, students are receiving their primary and second level education through Irish in the Gaeltacht.
Students in the Gaelscoileanna acquire the Irish language through language immersion, study the standard curriculum through it. Gaelscoileanna, unlike English-medium schools, have the reputation of producing competent Irish speakers. English-medium schools, in contrast, produce few fluent Irish speakers, despite the Irish language being an obligatory subject in the Republic of Ireland in both primary and secondary school.
This has been attributed in part to the lack of Irish-language immersion programs. Their success is due to an efficient administrative infrastructure, they are distinguished by being the product, not of state policy, but of a genuine community movement. Gaelscoileanna have undergone a striking expansion over the last few decades, although there are now concerns that rules limiting the founding of new schools is affecting the establishment of new Irish-medium education in areas where there is a competition amongst educational patrons.
There is now at least one gaelscoil in every county in Ireland with over 40 in County Dublin. Supporters argue that the bilingualism resulting from early acquisition of another language is of general intellectual benefit and helps children to learn still other languages. Irish-language advocates of the immersion approach sometimes refer to studies showing that bilingual children have advantages over monoglot children in other subjects.
At present over 11, students on the island of Ireland are receiving secondary education through Irish outside Gaeltacht areas; these include around 10, students in the Republic of Ireland. This emphasises the importance of offering all children in primary schools in Ireland the opportunity to experience partial immersion in the formative years of primary education.
It calls for primary teachers to have additional immersion classes to improve their competence in the language. As of the institute has about sisters worldwide, organized into a number of independent congregations, they started many education and health care facilities around the globe. The Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy began when Catherine McAuley used an inheritance to build a large house on Baggot Street , Dublin, as a school for poor girls and a shelter for homeless servant girls and women, she was assisted in the works of the house by local women.
As the number of lay co-workers at Baggot Street increased, so did severe lay and clerical criticism of the House: Why did these women look like a religious order, yet not abide by the normal regulations of religious orders? Who was this "upstart" Miss McAuley? Why was the "unlearned sex" doing the work of the clergy?
By Catherine and her co-workers realized that the stability of the works of mercy they performed, including visiting the sick poor in their homes and in hospitals, their continued appeal to co-workers, called for revision of their lay community. On 12 December , Catherine McAuley, Mary Ann Doyle, Mary Elizabeth Harley professed their religious vows as the first Sisters of Mercy , thereby founding the congregation; the rule and constitutions of the congregation were not completed until , nor approved until , yet they contained in substance only that, observed from the year The rapid expansion of the Sisters of Mercy in the six years flowed from Catherine McAuley's generous response to human need, she founded nine additional autonomous Convents of Mercy in Tullamore , Carlow , Limerick , London , Galway and Birmingham , branch houses of the Dublin community in Kingstown and Booterstown.
Catherine McAuley died on 11 November In May , at the request of Bishop Fleming, a small colony of Sisters of Mercy crossed the Atlantic to found the congregation at St. John's, Newfoundland. Sisters from Limerick opened a house in Glasgow in , in the English community established a house in Guernsey. In the leaders of the various congregations created the Mercy International Association to foster collaboration and cooperation; the purpose of the association is to provide support and foster collaboration and inspiration for the ministries of the Sisters of Mercy and their associates.
The sisters were the first nurses to respond to the British Government request for nurses in the Crimea in , they ran several hospitals during the war and provided nurses who were not under the control of Florence Nightingale. However their involvement was overshadowed by hers for political reasons.
Sisters of Mercy is an international community of Roman Catholic women religious vowed to serve people who suffer from poverty and lack of education with a special concern for women and children. Members take vows of poverty and obedience, the evangelical counsels vowed in religious life, and, in addition, vows of service. They continue to participate in the life of the surrounding community.
In keeping with their mission of serving the poor and needy, many sisters engage in teaching, medical care, community programs; the organization is active in lobbying and politics. The Sisters of Mercy are constituted as religious and charitable organizations in a number of countries. Mercy International Association is a registered charity in the Republic of Ireland.
On 20 May , the institute was condemned in an Irish government report known as the Ryan Report , the work of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse; the Sisters of Mercy were named as the chief among the institutes under whose care girls "endured frequent assaults and humiliation designed to make them feel worthless In , a monument was erected in Ennis at the site of the former industrial school'in appreciation' of the Sisters of Mercy.
John's, Newfoundland St. Augustine's Elementary School, St. Bride's College, St. Republic of Ireland Ireland known as the Republic of Ireland , is a country in north-western Europe occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland.
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The capital and largest city is Dublin , located on the eastern part of the island, whose metropolitan area is home to around a third of the country's over 4. The sovereign state shares its only land border with a part of the United Kingdom , it is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean , with the Celtic Sea to the south, St George's Channel to the south-east, the Irish Sea to the east.
It had the status of Dominion until when a new constitution was adopted, in which the state was named "Ireland" and became a republic, with an elected non-executive president as head of state. It was declared a republic in , following the Republic of Ireland Act Ireland became a member of the United Nations in December , it joined the European Economic Community , the predecessor of the European Union , in The state had no formal relations with Northern Ireland for most of the twentieth century, but during the s and s the British and Irish governments worked with the Northern Ireland parties towards a resolution to "the Troubles".
Since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in , the Irish government and Northern Ireland Executive have co-operated on a number of policy areas under the North-South Ministerial Council created by the Agreement. Ireland ranks among the top twenty-five wealthiest countries in the world in terms of GDP per capita, as the tenth most prosperous country in the world according to The Legatum Prosperity Index After joining the EEC, Ireland enacted a series of liberal economic policies that resulted in rapid economic growth. The country achieved considerable prosperity between the years of and , which became known as the Celtic Tiger period.
This was halted by an unprecedented financial crisis that began in , in conjunction with the concurrent global economic crash. However, as the Irish economy was the fastest growing in the EU in , Ireland is again ascending league tables comparing wealth and prosperity internationally.
For example, in , Ireland was ranked as the joint sixth most developed country in the world by the United Nations Human Development Index , it performs well in several national performance metrics, including freedom of the press , economic freedom and civil liberties. The state, comprising 26 of the 32 counties of Ireland, was "styled and known as the Irish Free State".