On the 16th of October 5th and 6th class hosted their inaugural Gaelic football tournament finals. They had been working up to the final of the competition in the last few weeks. They made 2 random groups with 4 teams in each group. The top 2 teams in each group progressed to the Fr.Keogan Perpetual Cup Group and the bottom 2 teams went into the Master Connolly Cup Group. From there all teams would play in a semi final match against a random team from their group. Dublin came 1st in the Master Conolly Cup Group and Roscommon came 1st in the Fr.Keogan Cup Group. The 1st matches were Roscommon versus Cork and Donegal against Kerry. Roscommon won against Cork with a couple players picking up scores. At the other side of the field Donegal and Kerry were battling it out for a place in the final and victorious was Donegal after that tie. The 2nd group of matches was Mayo versus Tyrone and Dublin against Leitrim which ended in triumph for Dublin with Darragh Brennan putting in an exceptional performance with 4 goals and 2 points being scored. Leitrim were really missing something in the match with the absence of the captain Fergal Mc Clafferty. Mayo and Tyrone was quite the opposite with it being a very tight match with a controversial goal decision giving Mayo the win. Then it was the finals. Most of the school arrived to spectate the finals. The first match was the Master Conolly Cup Final which was Dublin versus Donegal. It was a very tight match with a very narrow scoreline. Donegal put out a decent performance halting Dublin’s attack. Both teams put in an excellent performance on both sides of the pitch, but Dublin emerged victorious. Then it was the main event, Roscommon v Mayo in the Fr.Keogan Perpetual Cup. It was a very immersive match with Roscommon dominating in all areas of the pitch. Mayo just couldn’t handle Roscommon in defence and couldn’t make the cut in attack. Roscommon put in a spectacular performance with the win basically having been secured at half time with the noticeable gap in
Connacht Cross Country Finals
The Boys and Girls of 6th class took part in the qualifiers for the Mini- Sevens football competition in Manorhamilton on Wednesday 25th September 2019. The Boys played five games against various primary schools in North Leitrim winning four of them but narrowly missing out in qualifying for the Leitrim finals.
However, the Girls team played well and beat St Clare’s NS and Drumkerrin NS comfortably to qualify for the national championships which will take place in October in Annaduff. They put in an excellent performance and all their hard training with Melvin Gaels really paid off, as their standard has come on in leaps and bounds. Well done to all involved and we wish them best of luck in the Leitrim finals.
North Leitrim / South Donegal League 2019
Congratulations to the boys, girls and mentors. It was the Girls first time in the A Final and they were joint winners of the A Cup. The boys won the B Cup.
Sportshall Athletics 2019
Pupils from Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth classes competed in the North Leitrim section of the Sports Hall Athletics competition in the gym of Saint Clare’s Comprehensive School on February 20th 2019. All teams now advance to the County finals of the competition which will take place in Ballinamore in March.
Third and Fourth Class boys and girls came first in the County Finals and travelled to the final in Athlone on Wednesday 27th March.
Fifth and Sixth Class boys and girls came second in the County Finals in Ballinamore.
On the 26th of September 2018, six girls from 6th class and four from 5th class went on a trip to St. Osnat’s pitch in Lurganboy to play the mini sevens. We left the school at quarter to ten and arrived at quarter past ten. At the pitch we found our changing room and got all geared up.
We were playing the first game in the competition and to our amazement were victorious against the Gaelscoil. After that match, we had a break and engaged in a few shooting drills. Our second match was against Drumleesh and was much tougher, but we got through it and won. We were going to go head back to the school, but the last team, Drumkeerin, wanted to play us, so we obliged and won by a huge margin. We happily got changed and headed back to the school. On the bus we ate our lunch. We arrived back at the school in time for break. It was a successful day for us.
Kaitlyn McMorrow Rang 5
Melvin Gaels County Champions visit Four Masters
Sports Day 2018
We had a very successful year in football this year that culminated in a very exciting finals day in Manorhamilton last week. The Girls kicked off against Creevy NS and led at the end of first half after playing with the wind. Meadhbh Mc Ginty scored a great goal and continued her hot streak in the second half where after holding off intense pressure from Creevy, notably by girl markers Julie Mongan and Avril Keegan and defensive maestro Catherine Hill, she scored another. The game was finished off following an astounding 30 yard point scored by 4th class student Caitlyn Mc Morrow. This was the girls first ever victory and a huge thanks must be extended to Dympna Keegan, Annette Lipsett and Pat Gallagher who was worked tirelessly over the past three years to bring girls football back to Kinlough. Through training at school and club we have a Girls’ team to be proud of.
The boy’s team followed playing against St Macartans NS, Bundoran who beat them earlier in the season. Again the Boys played with the wind in the first half and led by 2-3 to no score at half time thanks to Liam Mc Sharry’s and Eoghan Mc Gowan’s goals. The second half was back to the walls stuff with Sean Carolan shoring up the defence and Sam Kearns doing a magnificent job at man marking their danger man. In the end it took a few brilliant saves from David Cleary to secure a 4-3 to 3-4 victory. Football is going from strength to strength here at school and this year we had 35 boys and 30 girls playing football matches overall in matches played with great spirit.