31st May, 2018.
Boys’ ‘Final’ Victory
Last Saturday will live long in the memory after our Boys’ Football Team defeated Kilbride in the final at Pairc Tailteann. We meet at the school at 11.00a.m. with nerves understandably jangling. After limbering up before the game the boys seemed to be very focussed and we knew a big performance was on the cards. We played against the breeze in the first half and let by 4 – 4 to 2 – 5 at half time. A very solid second half performance ended with Rathfeigh winning by 6 – 12 to 2 – 9. It is rare in any final when all players play to their potential but that is what happened on Saturday. Every player showed determination and courage and fought tooth and nail for every ball. We are exceptionally proud of their efforts and we hope they will remember the day for many years to come. I would like to thank Paul and Bridget Copeland (Copeland Coppersmiths) for sponsoring the jerseys this year. The jerseys definitely brought us luck as the boys won all their eight matches this year wearing their new jerseys! A big thanks to Paul also for paying for the pizzas in the school after the game. A big thanks to everyone who made sandwiches etc for the large group of supporters at the school and to Colette Monahan for providing the ice-creams. A special word of thanks goes to the fantastic support that we received in Páirc Tailteann and at the school afterwards and to Brian and Cormac for their assistance on the sideline.
The boys were in the limelight this weekend but we mustn’t forget the fantastic achievement of our Girls’ football team this year. They lost last Thursday in the semi-final against Oristown. They played really well this year and improved game on game and they deserve huge credit for their efforts this year. Thanks to Ms. O’Donaghue and Teresa for training the girls this year and to Tara Developments for sponsoring the jerseys.
All children in First to Sixth class completed standardised tests in English, Maths and Irish this week. The Standard Score and STEN score will be in the children’s reports which will be posted out on June 14th.
Next week is Health Week. Our Parents’ Association have organised activities for the children on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
New Junior Infants
Parents/guardians of children starting in Rathfeigh in September are invited to the school next Tuesday June 5th at 1.30p.m. The present Junior Infants and Senior Infants will be going home at 12 noon as their room will be used by the new Junior Infants visiting the school.
All classes are going on school tours on Friday June 8th. If you haven’t already paid for the tours please send in money in an envelope as soon as possible. The departure times and approximate returning times are as follows:
Leaving School Returning to school
Junior/Senior 9.30a.m. 1.30p.m.
First/Second 9.30a.m. 2.45p.m.
Third/Fourth 9.00a.m. 4.30p.m.
Fifth/Sixth 8.30a.m. 5.30p.m.
The school is closed tomorrow (June 1st) and Monday (June 4th) for the June Bank Holiday weekend.