Founded in 1887, Gortskehy National School is a five-teacher primary school situated in the parish of Roundfort, County Mayo. There is a welcoming and homely atmosphere in the school and a stimulating learning environment provided for all. View current or past pupils' work, photos and videos in our Individual Pupil Archives.
Founded in 1887, Gortskehy National School is a five-teacher primary school situated in the parish of Roundfort, County Mayo. Visit our Individual Pupil Archives to view current or past pupils' work, photos and videos.

2022 Mini-7 Champions!

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On October - 1 - 2022

On Wednesday last, September 28th, the girls’ football team won the South Mayo Mini-7 final for the first time as a stand-alone team. The competition was held in the dome at the Connacht Centre of Excellence and the teams taking part included Ballyhaunis, Gortskehy, Irishtown/Meelickmore (Group A); Bekan, Balla, Aghamore (Group B); Ballindine, Knock, Mayo Abbey, Gaelscoil Uileog de Búrca (Group C); Barnacarroll, Taugheen, Tooreen, Claremorris boys/girls (Group D).

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Gortskehy overcame Ballyhaunis and Irishtown/Meelickmore to meet Balla, as the winners of Group B, in the semi-final. Barnacarroll and Knock faced off in the other semi-final with Gortskehy and Knock progressing to the final stage.

Grace played fantastic in goal, making a number of key saves at crucial times in the game. Aoife and Sorsha commanded the back line while Faye & Alaois were excellent in mid-field. Alaois fielded some superb high balls matched with fine scores while Faye’s relentless marking of Knock’s key player was instrumental in Gortskehy gaining the upper hand.

The movement of Holly H on the forward line left her marker struggling to keep up and unable to prevent Holly taking a number of excellent scores. Holly M gathered a number of key balls, laying them off to our runners, and taking some fine scores herself, rasping the crossbar on one occasion. Gortskehy ran out winners on a scoreline of 7-7 to 4-4. Niamh, Aoibhinn and Alisha completed the panel but, because of age limits in this competition, they couldn’t join the field of play on the day.Gortskehy, 2022 Mini-7 Champions!

The girls will now represent South Mayo in the County Quarter Finals in November. The last time the school enjoyed such success at this level was in March 2012 when an amalgated team of Gortskehy/Meelickmore won the South Mayo Final. The Gortskehy panel at that time included, Nicola Hession, Diane Tierney, Orla Beddows, Marie Mulhern, Amy Frizzell, Rachel Hession and Rebecca Flanagan. A video of that presentation can be viewed here.

We cannot forget the boys who were also group winners, defeating Ballyhaunis and Irishtown/Meelickmore before meeting Balla and being beaten by the narrowest of margins in the semi-final (5-6 to 5-7). Following their win, Balla went on to overcome the Gaelscoil in the boys’ final. Our boys didn’t let their disappointment impact the joy and celebrations led by the girls. We are so proud of them all. It was a fantastic achievement and we look forward to the county finals in a few weeks’ time.

Gortskehy, 2022 Mini-7 Champions!

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My First Day! Junior Infants 2022/23

Posted by Ms. McDonald On September - 1 - 2022

Hi everyone,

We would like to wish a very warm welcome to all our new entrants for the school year 2022/23. These are the fantastic girls – Ella, Abbie, Olivia and Darcey. Alongside the brilliant boys – Dillon, Fionn, Thomas, Aaron and Daniel. I am sure we will have lots of fun and giggles over the coming year. Mammy and Daddy should be very proud of you all, as you are all doing so well so far.

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Caylum

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On August - 9 - 2022

CaylumIt is with enduring shock and sadness that we struggle to process Caylum’s passing. We offer our sincere condolences to Alan, Michelle, Evan, Ryan and extended family. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Pupils are invited to form a guard of honour in full school uniform alongside Caylum’s classmates from St. Colman’s following his Funeral Mass in Roundfort Church on Wednesday, August 10th at 3pm. Rest in peace Caylum.

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