St.Colmcille’s v Rush B.N.S.

St.Colmcille’s beat Rush BNS 3-2 in their first league match of the year. Our striker Callum Newman scored two goals and midfielder Sean Roughan also got on the score sheet. Our keeper Jack Dolan made a vital stop to go in at half time three goals up. Shortly after half time, Rush scored through a free kick from just outside the box. Moments later, St.Colmcille’s got a corner and our full back Jack Tynan hit the woodwork with a superb header which rattled off the cross bar. A corner to Rush soon followed and an unlucky deflection off James Doyle saw the ball trickle into the back of the net to leave only one goal between the sides early in the second half. Midfielder Jack Doyle then played a great through ball to substitute striker Eoghan Leahy, but unfortunately it was well saved. With ten minutes remaining and with the away side under increasing pressure, keeper Jack Dolan made a superb save to keep St.Colmcille’s with their noses in front. With almost the final kick of the game, Rush hit the post. The final whistle soon blew and with it came a collective sigh of relief from the sideline.

After School Club for First Classes

The boys have been very busy. In session 1 we learned all about the food pyramid and the importance of some foods for our bodies. The boys sorted pictures and wrappings of foods into the correct sections of the food pyramid. We went into the hall after and had great fun skipping, running, throwing and jumping.

Session 2 was very exciting, the boys got to taste different fruits and vegetables and some smoothies and juices. We recorded our results on a worksheet and the boys talked about their favourite fruits/ vegetables and juices afterwards.

This week’s session was art. The boys designed a picture frame using pasta shells. Then they chose a fruit or vegetable template and filled it in using a different range of fabrics in different colours. Some boys decided they wanted some gold spray on their frames. Look at the results. We think they are just fantastic!

Our Food Pyramid

Our Food Pyramid

We made food pyramids using food wrappers

We made food pyramids using food wrappers

Pasta Picture Frames!

Pasta Picture Frames!

Soccer Team’s First Victory

On the 26th of February 2015, the school soccer team beat Scoil Áine Naofa of Lucan 6-0 in the first round of the All-Dublin Cup. This was their first game of the year. The team arrived at the pitch in Lucan at 2:45 and the game started at 3:10. After ten minutes, St. Colmcille’s took the lead through a Callum Newman goal from a Sean Roughan-Curtin cross. Sean Biggins was unlucky not to score as he hit the post but about ten minutes later, Callum scored again from a corner whipped in by Jack Doyle. The score was 2-0 at half time. After half time, St.Colmcille’s picked up where they left off and substitute Dylan Fox scored the third goal of the game. Jack Tynan then got on the scoresheet and scored a lovely header to make it 4-0. He followed this up with a lovely effort from outside the box to make it 5-0. With minutes to go, another substitute, Scott Ferris-Rossiter, scored the away side’s 6th and final goal of the game. Jack Dolan kept a clean sheet and the back three were excellent. St. Colmcille’s now advance to the second round of the cup after a great team effort and well done to Scoil Áine Naofa for a spirited performance.