“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” Michael Phelps
Sport in our School
Physical activities are essential in the everyday lives of children today. At Scoil Teampall Toinne we try to promote and encourage all children to participate in physical games and activities everyday. Children spend forty minutes each day walking, running and playing on yard. We are very fortunate to have a large spacious area where children can explore and move around.
All teachers work hard to teach the children core physical skills during PE and the children participate in various sporting competitions associated with schools.
U11 Girls Football Blitz
U11 Girls travelled to Ballylooby this week to play in a football blitz. They played fantastically and they placed in third place. Well done to Ms. Keating and the girls who participated.
Third and Fourth Class Blitz
First and Second Class Blitz
First and second class travelled to Moyle Rovers in Clonmel today to compete in an Indoor Hurling Blitz. Each of the children represented the school fantastically. They played well and supported the classmates with great enthusiasm. Keep an eye out for the budding Tipperary hurlers and camoige players of the future. Well done to everyone involved.
County Final heartache for Scoil Teampall Toinne
On Thursday the 22nd of November the Under 13’s ladies football team travelled to Semple Stadium to take on Tankerstown NS in the county final.
On a lovely day for football the Ballyporeen girls got off to a great start when Aoibhe Maher found the back of the net after some great passing play between the forwards. The concession of an early goal though, seemed to kick Tankerstown into action. Their strong running and crisp passing started to cause our girls problems and only for our goalkeeper, Lauren Hickey, they really could have finished the game in the first half. Tankerstown, who were going for their second county title in two years, were in control for the vast majority of the first half and went in at half time leading on a score line of 4-8 to 2-1. Many other teams would have hung their heads at this point but the fire was still burning in our girls and they went out for the second half with a real determination to not go down without a fight.
Holly Harrington and Kayla O’Gorman were first to every day and transferred the ball from defence to attack time and time again. Shelly Ryan moved into the forwards and proved to be a torn in the Tankerstown defence. Aoibhe Maher played a captain’s role and kept driving her team forward and with three minutes to go we had the lead back to 5 points.
Shelly got on the end of a great pass from Meadhbh Kenneally and when the goalkeeper hauled her down, the ref had no choice but to award a penalty. Unfortunately, we missed it and with time running out, we only managed to score one more point leaving the final score Ballyporeen 4-6 Tankerstown 4-10.
It is the third final this current group of girls has lost this year and was a bitter one to take as they had trained really well leading up to the final. However, there can only be one winner but if these girls stick together and keep working hard I’ve no doubt they’ll be back and get the rewards that they deserve. After the game the team stopped in McDonald’s in Cashel for a well deserved meal. Although the result may have been disappointing it was a super achievement to get that far. Everyone in the school would like to say how proud we are of our girls; they are a credit to themselves, their families and their club.
Back l-r: Aoibhe Maher(capt’), Sarah O’Donoghue, Anna McKenna, Meadhbh Kenneally, Jemma Hickey, Holly Harrington Front l-r: Kayla O’Gorman, Eva Heaphy, Lauren O’Donoghue, Aoibhínn Roche, Joanie Corbett, Shelly Ryan
Serious words been spoken at half time
Primary School Futsal 2018
The Tipperary Primary Schools Futsal programme was the first to kick off their campaign this season with 40 schools, 80 teams participating in three different venues; Peake Villa FC, Cahir Park and Ballymackey FC. The participation initiative saw 960 kids enjoy the blitz day format. Over twenty students from our school attended the recent Futsal competition in Cahir Park. Both the boys and girls teams performed terrifically. Congratulations to the coaches and organisers of this fantastic event.