Gortskehy goes Country – Active Week Finale

Posted by Ms. Thomas On May - 10 - 2019

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We held a Community Day here in Gortskehy today as part of our Active Week! It was an amazing, fun filled day for everyone in our community to enjoy!

We had a beautiful sunny morning for our Community Walk with Deirdre Donnelly of Mayo Sports Partnership. Deirdre spoke to us about the importance of getting activity into our daily lives and how it makes us feel better. As we were walking, she was giving us tips on how to get more out of our walk. Thank you to all the people who joined us!


Our Active Week Grand Finale took place this afternoon as we went country with Jason Moyles – and what an afternoon it was! He put on a great show for us and we showcased our line dancing skills to everyone! We might even have a few musicians and singers in our midst! Massive thanks to Sharon Fitzpatrick, our talented dancer who has given so much of her time to our school this year teaching us all the dances! It was a wonderfully inclusive event, involving our parents, grandparents and friends in the community. We all enjoyed the sing-song and the dancing. Thanks Jason for making it a memorable day!

We were privileged to welcome back two of our past pupils today, Enda Hession and Justin Commins who are part of the St. Colman’s College Senior Team with the Aonghus Murphy Memorial Cup that they won this year. It was great to see them back in Gortskehy and they received a great welcome from everyone! Great role models for the children! It was also a privilege to have Noel Tierney, former Galway Footballer, who was part of the Galway team that won 3 All-Irelands in a row in the 1960s with us today. He has grandchildren attending our school and it was lovely to have him part of our community day!


The children were very confident with their football skills and decided to take on Andrew!

We would like to thank everyone who joined us today and helped make the day so much fun!

Gortskehy Staff in the school colours!

Our wonderful Active Schools Committee

Our Playground Leaders

We have had lots of fun together this week and we had the most enjoyable Active Week here in Gortskehy.

Here’s a short summary of the fun we had!

“Being active, staying fit, Gortskehy always does its bit”!

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