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Munster Schools Swimming Championship

Well done to all those who participated in the Munster Schools Swimming Championship held recently.  Grace, Eibhlís, Niamh and Annie took part and there were plenty of Personal Bests on the day.

Congratulations to Eibhlís who qualified in the 50 metre Butterfly and will now be representing the school in the All Irelands at the National Aquatic Centre on the 11th February 2018.


Swimming Champs

A hearty Congratulations and well done to the Bartley sisters Eilish and Sarah who competed and medalled at the community games in Thurles at the weekend. They both did very well, Sarah came first in under 8 front crawl which means that she will now compete in the All Irelands this summer.

Kool Schools & Swimming

We had a busy period in the school recently, on Wednesdays we had Kool School lessons with one half of the school while the other half went swimming.

These Kool Schools classes with Juniors – Second class has recently finished at the school.  Thanks to instructor Niall.  The children greatly enjoyed these activities.

With that said, Children from third to sixth class have completed the swimming programme.  Thanks to all the parents who helped supervise the children at the pool.

Well done to Eilish Bartley who competed in the National Finals in the National Aquatic Centre on February 12th


Well done to all who took part in the Spikeball Blitz today January in Moyle Rovers. We did really well in all competitions and narrowly missed out reaching the regional finals with the mixed team losing their decider. All three teams showed great technical skill,  movement and togetherness considering we’ve only had a few sessions before this blitz. Well done to all involved. A special word of thanks must go to Ms Whelan and Cornelius McFadden for preparing the teams so well in advance of this competition.


Girls Team


Mixed Team


Boys Team

Irish Minor Swimming Championships

Congratulations to Eibhlís Bartley, a third class pupil, on qualifying to compete in the Irish Minor Schools Championships which takes place on 12 th February 2017 at the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin. Eibhlís will compete in the 50m butterfly event. We are all very proud of her. Best of luck Eibhlís!

Swimming (3rd – 6th)

Swimming lessons at Clonmel Swimming Pool commence on Wednesday 11TH January at 10.00 a.m.  The Parents’ Association will subsidise these lessons and the cost will be €30.00 per pupil.  As swimming is part of the school curriculum all children must participate in the lessons.  The bus will leave the school at 9.20am sharp.

The children must wear a tracksuit and have with them a towel, hat, swimsuit, goggles and change of underwear.

Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons will begin at Clonmel Swimming Pool for children from 3rd to 6th Class on Wednesday January 11th for seven weeks.  These lessons are subsidised by the Parents’ Association and will now cost each child €30.00.