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Munster Junior Football Champions 2018!!
8th May 2018

On Tuesday the 8th of May, Scoil Pol, Kilfinane took on Scoil Mhuire, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh in the Munster Junior football final in Mallow. In front of a sizable crowd, both teams delivered exciting football that was played with a high intensity. Playing with the aid of a stiff breeze, it was Scoil Pol who settled into the game faster. After exchanging points in the opening minutes, Scoil Pol took control with a clinical fifteen minute spell which saw them move into a commanding nine point lead with goals from Laoise Browne and a brace from Sinead Halpin. Despite the Limerick side's dominance on the scoreboard, Scoil Mhuire worked a number of chances moving the ball quickly through their halfback line and midfield before hitting quick ball into their inside forwards. However, they failed to capitalise on these chances, leaving them trailing by nine points with less than ten minutes left in the first half. As halftime approached, the momentum of the match swung in favour of Béal Atha'n Ghaorthaidh, with Scoil Pol's scores drying up after hitting the crossbar no less than four times. The Cork side, after some quick passing and powerful running from their midfield duo Caitlin Ni Mhathúna and Eilie Ní Laoire, hit two quick goals to leave just three between the teams at the break.

The second half started with a similar intensity as the first with both sides quickly exchanging points. From this point on however, Scoil Pól began to dominate proceedings with scores from Laoise Brwon, Katie O'Connor, Eibhlis Lee, Emma Barrett and Sinead Halpin stretching their advantage. Scoil Mhuire pushed hard to reply, but Scoil Pól held firm with dogged tackling and pressure from their defence while captain Rachel Condon lead by example in sweeping up loose ball and delivering it to the forward line. Although the weather deteriorated, the standard of football contuined to shine with both teams continuing to play with high intensity. However, it was to be Scoil Pól's day, with further scores from Sinead Halpin, Eibhlis Lee, Phena Herbert, Rose Hyland and Emma Barrett guaranteeing the cup would be heading to Limerick on a final score of Scoil Pól 5-12 Scoil Mhuire 2-06.

Ladies County B Football Champions 2018


1st Year Blitz Winners

The Scoil Pól 1st year Ladies Football team took part in the Munster 1st year blitz in Mallow on Wednesday 2nd May. They beat Coláiste Mhuire Cork in the semi final and defeated Caimins College Shannon to win the final with a score line of 5-4 / 1-0. The future of ladies football in Scoil Pól is bright & strong. Well done girls.

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U16 Limerick County B Winners April 30th!

Scoil Pól U16 Ladies Football team beat Desmond College in Rathkeale on Monday 30th April to win the Limerick County B Title.

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Blitz Winners

15th March 2018

1st & 2nd year ladies football team that won the Castletroy College Munster Blitz on Thursday the 15th March 2018.

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Ladies Gaelic Football Update in Scoil Pól


Training for the new football season resumed the first week of September. On the back of our Munster win last year, the popularity of ladies football was very evident; a 40 strong panel of junior & senior girls showed for training. Mr Somers, Mr Walsh and Ms Fitzgerald were delighted and were very hopeful of another successful year. Scoil Pól had been promoted to division D in both senior & junior grades due to our win last year.

We had some wins and losses but managed to get to the quarter final stages in both grades. The juniors won their 1/4 final against Kanturk, and were to play Kilenaule in the semifinal. Kilenaule were unable to field a team and so we were once again in a Munster final. The junior D final was fixed for the 3rd of February in Martinstown GAA pitch. Our junior girls were well prepared and looking forward to the match, but on the day, the girls of Fethard were too strong and Scoil Pól now looked to the senior footballers for Munster glory.

The senior girls beat our old rivals CTI Clonmel in the D plate semifinal after loosing their 1/4 final in the senior D cup competition. Scoil Pól will play Colaiste Craobhin Fermoy in the Munster D plate final on the 2nd of March in Manix College Charleville. We wish our girls the very best of luck and look forward to a great match and hopefully victory for Scoil Pól. 

Munster Finalists 2016 pictured with Kerry footballer Colm Cooper. 

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Ladies Win Jnr Football Munster Final!

On Thursday 5th of February, the Junior Munster Ladies Football Final between Scoil Pol (Limerick) and Gaelcoláiste Mhuire (Cork) took place in Charleville. Little over a week since their Scoil Pol Footballdisappointing loss in the senior ladies final, the girls of Scoil Pol bounced back with an impressive performance against a skilful and resilient Cork side.

Despite the terrible weather endured over the past number of weeks the excellently maintained pitch at Charleville allowed both teams to play a skilful and high tempo brand of football. It was Scoil Pol who, aided with the wind, started much brighter with four unanswered points. Despite the constant pressure, Gaelcoláiste’s defence worked tirelessly in closing down space and tackling, providing limited scoring chances to the Scoil Pol forwards.

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Hurling

 

Upcoming Matches:

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 Scoil Pól Kilfinane v Limerick CBS    in Kilfinane  Wednesday 17/9/14

 

Scoil Pól Kilfinane - County Champions 2013 and 2014

 

Hurling 2013

  

 

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The first term has been very busy for all involved in GAA activities in school.
We kicked off the year on a very positive note by hosting the Tommy McCarthy Memorial Hurling Blitz for Primary schools. Over 120 players enjoyed a training session and a fantastic competition. The A division was won by Bruff, the B division by Bulgaden/Martinstown & the C division by Glenbrohane. Thanks to all who helped to organise the Blitz and all who participated.

The U18 Hurling team faced Kilmallock in the first round of the hurling championship, despite a brilliant performance the lads were narrowly defeated in a very entertaining game. Our senior team continue to train as they await the draw for the second round.

The U 14 Hurling team participated in a First Year Blitz held at Old Christians GAA grounds. We were victorious against Scoil Mhuire, Askeaton and St Clements, while being narrowly defeated by SMI Newcastle West. Well done to all who participated.

U14 win County Final

Monday morning in Scoil Pól, and the excitement was palpable, the under 14 hurling team were in a county final. All onto the bus at 12 noon, only an hour to throw in against St. John the Baptist Hosptial.

The mentors Mr. Mike Organ and Mr. Dan Somers spoke to their charges about the game plan and the important role each player had in representing Scoil Pól.

Scoil Pól captain Kevin O'Farrell won the toss and elected to play with the wind. The ball was thrown in and a great cheer was heard from the Scoil Pól supporters in the stand in Bruff. John the Baptist were first to register a couple of points. But Scoil Pól settled quickly and Ed Valatka put Kilfinane on the score board, with two points. Darren McCarthy started a scoring spree for Scoil Pól with one goal and two points from himself and another 2 points from Valatka.

At half time Scoil Pól lead 1-9 to 2points. The second half started well for Hospital with them scoring 1-2 very quickly. Scoil Pól replied with 2 points from Ed Valatka and a goal from Patrick Ahern. The game got very exciting with Hosptial scoring 2 goals and 2 points and Scoil Pól 1 goal. Strategic positional changes were made by Scoil Pól to stop the Hospital come back. Dylan O'Connell, Katie Hennessy and Jason Penny were just a number of Scoil Pól players who showed great steel at this point.

The score of the match was scored by Shannon O'Doherty as she put a 25 yard goal into the Hospital net, to seal the game for Scoil Pól. Final score Scoil Pól 4-13 St. John the Baptist 3-8. Congratulations to the entire panel for a glorious and well deserved win.

Football

FOOTBALL BLITZ - 28th November 2017

We were delighted to welcome James Ryan to our school on 28th November 2017, where he ran a football blitz in the school.

Here are some photos from the day, with the winning team being presented with their white jerseys:

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Footballers in Training

 

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Chess

All Ireland Chess Champions
The Scoil Pol Girls Chess Team won the All Ireland Secondary School Girls Chess Title for the second year in a row in May 2010. The team was Jennifer Halpin, Ellen Casey, Niamh Weeks and Clodagh Hennessy.

The competition was run as an individual five round swiss tournament with the individual results added together to make the team score, and with each girl winning four out of five matches, they won the title with a score of 16 points, with Carrick-on-Suir in second place on 13 ½ points and Drogheda third on 12 points.

Individual Prizes were also awarded with Sarah Jane Hearne from Carrick-on-Suir in 1st place. The four Scoil Pol Girls, along with Megan DeSousa from Drogheda, all tied in 2nd place, which called for a tie break and resulted in Megan DeSousa being awarded 2nd place and Niamh Weeks from Scoil Pol came 3rd.

Camogie

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Junior All Ireland Quater Final Winners

The jerseys are washed and ready for the All Ireland Junior Camogie Semi Final having had a comprehensive win over St. Louis, Rathmines today with a scoreline of Scoil Pol 15-11 St. Louis 0-1.

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