We have always been great supporters of all initiatives involving the GAA so we were delighted to be part of the 5 Star GAA Awards. A massive thank you must go to James Flynn GPO who came to our school every week since November. Early morning training sessions were supervised by staff and James and lunchtime leagues were helped by Anthony and Mag Dillion and Barth Slattery.
Our Rackard League Boys and Girls did very well making it to the Mini 7's County Semifinal and the quarter final stages. The 4th class boys team won every match and made it to become the Rising Stars County Final Winners. Larry O'Brien and Pat Devereux have to be thanked for the work they did with the Rising stars team. Staff members Ciaran Holohan, Maura Shanahan and Brid O'Neill must be thanked also for their help and support with the teams and matches.
Four pupils from 6th class, Michael O'Rourke, Sean Fitzharris, Caitlin Gaffney and Daniel Cowman also took part in the GAA handball competition and both Michael and Sean became the Leinster u13 Doubles Champions.
It was fitting that we welcomed back a past pupil -
We rounded off the afternoon with a rendition of The Rathgarogue-