Category Archives: After School Activities

Cumann na mBunscol Boys Blitz

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Congratulations to the boys hurling team, who all put in excellent performances in the Cumann na mBunscol blitz in Ballinakill last week. They won three matches against Coolfancy, Kilcoole and St. Fergals, with clean sheets in their first two games. Unfortunately, they narrowly lost out to Scoil Chualann who were the eventual winners.

Well done boys and everyone in the school is extremely proud of you!

Question of the Week – ‘What’s the score…?!’

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The P.E. hall in St. Kevin’s has been home to many fierce rivalries and competitions. None of these matches, however, have been more competitive than Mr. McNeice versus Mr. O’Neill in table tennis!

This week, we are asking you to watch the video below and guess what the final score of the match was for both Mr. McNeice and Mr. O’Neill!

You have until Friday morning of next week to enter. The student with the closest answer gets a night off written homework! Good luck everyone!

Cumann na mBunscol Credit Unions Cup 2015 Winners!

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Congratulations to the boys hurling team for winning the 2015 Cumann na mBunscol Credit Unions Cup on 29th April! The team were undefeated, beating St. Brigid’s in the final.

Well done boys and everyone in the school is very proud of your victory! Here is the full report by Neil Browne and Luke Dorgan –

On Wednesday 29th April, the St. Kevin’s hurling team took part in the Credit Unions Cup. We started off in the group stages and played 3 very tough matches. The first one was against St. Pat’s of Wicklow. We knew this was going to be a hard game. We started off against the wind and found ourselves 6 points down at half time. In the 2nd half, we went out with a different attitude because we knew only 1 team would qualify from the group. An important goal from Scott Dalton set the team off to a brilliant half. We got fantastic points from our captain, Luke Dorgan. We narrowly clinched the victory in the end by 1 point, the final score being 1-3 to St. Pat’s; 1-4 to St. Kevin’s.

Next, we played Mr. McNiece’s and our star full back, Rory Farrell’s old school St. Cronan’s. We started slowly against the wind, but got back into the game with a brilliant goal from Edward Nicholson. With that goal, the team drove on and with some great defending from Fintan Potts and Rory Farrell, we won by 13 points.

In the final group match, we faced our local rivals, St. Lawrence’s, knowing that a win would get us to the final. It didn’t come easy. We were highly motivated by outstanding performances from Kevin Booth and Neil Browne in the backs. Daniel Healy contributed a man-of-the-match performance in the forwards. In the end, we came out with a place in the final.

We soon found out that we were playing another Greystones team – St. Brigid’s. We knew St. Brigid’s had strong players all over the field. We had to battle but we knew we were well-able for the challenge. In this match, we saw great determination in heavy hailstones and strong winds. Joseph Prendergast showed great bravery going into all the challenges, but unfortunately he broke his finger which left us a man down. Shortly after, however, he heroically came back on and gave the team a big boost. We were leading by 1 point at half time. In the second half, St. Brigid’s came back fighting. However, a set of phenomenal saves from Daniel Leahy kept us in the lead. With our captain Luke Dorgan driving us on, we got the ball to Chase Scully who scored the winning goal from an impossible angle! The final whistle blew! St. Kevin’s had won!

We brought the trophy back to the school, with Joseph winning Player of the Tournament!

A massive thanks from all of the players to Mr. McCarthy for all his hard work all year and thanks to Mick the bus driver!

By Neil and Luke 6th class