Stephen Coen and the Clarke Cup

Posted by Blaine On June - 7 - 2016

The All-Ireland U21 captain, Stephen Coen, visited our school with the cup last week. The trophy for the winning team is the Clarke Cup which is named in honour of former Kildare Secretary and Treasurer Tim Clarke.  Mayo won the 2016 All Ireland U-21 Final by scoring five goals to defeat Cork.

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Stephen Coen with the lads holding the cup.

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Stephen Coen with the girls holding the cup.

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Stephen Coen with the middle room and the Tim Clarke cup.

 

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Stephen Coen with the infants and the cup.

 

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3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class football training.

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Claremorris Credit Union

Posted by Joseph On February - 23 - 2015

We participate in our local Credit Union competitions and events. They are great fun.
Credit Union Quiz

We participated in the Claremorris Credit Union Quiz.  We entered two teams, an A team and a B team. On the A team were Conor Lydon, Evan Flynn, Orlaith Heaney and Amy Hession. On the B team were Ellen O’Conor, Jamie Hession, Megan Commins and Clíona Mc Greal. There were ten rounds made up of six questions for both teams but team B got two extra rounds. Team B came joint third with a score of fifty two. We had to compete in a three question tie-breaker with Gaelscoil de Búrca. We got all three correct and came third. The teams that came second and first got fifty three and fifty four points. We really enjoyed the experience and were proud of our accomplishment.

Credit Union Savings Card

The Credit Union visits our school twice a month. We have plastic savings cards with which we can lodge money into our accounts. Ciaran Sweeney and Miriam Duffy help us with our savings accounts.

Credit Union Savings Card

Miriam first visited to tell us about the savings card. We give her our money and then she scans our card. When she is finished the total amount of money is written on the card. We can bring our cards to our local Credit Union and we can take our money off it.

Credit Union Savings Card

This is the computer that scans our cards.

Credit Union Art Competition

Every year we also enter the Credit Union art competition. We enter three different age groups.  It is good fun and you can meet new people at the prize giving ceremony.

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Football Training Video

Posted by Joseph On December - 15 - 2014

We play football on the pitch when it’s dry.  Earlier this year we trained with Eugene Lavin. He used to play Gaelic football with Mayo. We had lots of fun and learned about different skills. Eugene taught us how to use our weak side just as well as our strong side. We played matches as well as training. All of us are looking forward to the Mini-sevens, McCarthan Cup, Heaney Shield and the Cumann na mBunscol competitions. We have improved a lot and have lots of fun playing football.

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  1. Happy Christmas, all at gortskehy.

Bus Travel School of the Year 2014

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On May - 13 - 2014

Bus Travel Award 2014We were presented with our award and a cheque for €250 by Mrs. Patricia Oliver, Unit Director, An Taisce and Minister Alan Kelly, Department of Transport.

To have been selected from among 1300 Green Flag schools around the country is something we are very proud of. Joseph, Jamie, Megan and Grace represented the school and their families extremely well. We had such a lovely day. 🙂

 

With Lukasz Krzywon, Travel Officer for County Mayo at An Taisce.

With Lukasz Krzywon, Travel Officer for County Mayo at An Taisce.

We also met Brian Dobson, RTÉ news presenter.

We also met Brian Dobson, RTÉ news presenter.

 

With Orla Walsh, News2Day

With Orla Walsh, News2Day

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Megan, Grace, Jamie and Joseph

Looking forward to dessert!

Looking forward to dessert!

Awards ceremony at the Radisson Blu.

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  1. Lynda Forde Lynda Forde says:

    Well done again Gortskehy.

Green School Travel Awards

Posted by Joseph On May - 13 - 2014

We’re off to Dublin to receive an award for being one of Ireland’s top sustainable travel schools! We’ve finished our display on the train and are looking forward to the ceremony in Dublin. 🙂

We were on Midwest news yesterday evening which you can listen to below.

Our Travel Award on Midwest News


Award to be presented by Minister Alan Kely.

Megan and Grace on the train.

Megan and Grace on the train.

Jamie and Joseph on the way to the awards.

Jamie and Joseph on the way to the awards.

Getting ready for the awards.

Getting ready for the awards.

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