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Swimming Gala

The following pupils will represent the school in the Munster Swimming Gala on the 20th October – Eibhlís, Sarah, Niamh, Tegan and Grace.  Best of luck to all.


Congratulations to Sarah Bartley of 2nd class who recently won two gold medals and a silver at the Munster Athletics Championships.  She will now be competing in the All Irelands on the 1st July.  We also wish her sister Eibhlís the best of luck as she competes  in her Division 2 time in the 50 metre Freestyle swimming in the National Swimming Championship in UL on the 7th July.


Swimming lessons at Clonmel Swimming Pool commence next Wednesday the 17TH January for seven weeks.

The Parents’ Association will subsidise these lessons and the cost will be €30.00 per pupil. The bus will leave the school at 9.20am sharp and return approximately at 11.45am.

Children must bring the following:

  • Swim wear – some children prefer to wear this under their tracksuit when going to the pool.
  • Goggles
  • Swim hat [long hair needs to be worn up for swimming also.]
  • Swim socks – not compulsory
  • Towel – girls need to bring a towel for their hair also.
  • Spare underwear and socks
  • Warm clothing for return journey.

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

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