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GAA News

Scoil Bhríde’s first football match of the season against Scoil Mhuire , Clondalkin. A beautiful sunny afternoon and a great performance by all our players. Two superb points were scored before the final whistle blew but unfortunately that wasn’t enough to win the match . Our next match is on Thursday 26th against our neighbours St. Francis Xaviers.

Dub Dash

In Scoil Bhríde Cailíní, we are very proud of our county GAA teams. Dublin won the All-Ireland Ladies’ Football Championship for the third year in a row and the All- Ireland Men’s Championship for the fifth year in a row!

On Friday 14th September, we showed our support by dressing in the Dublin colours and dashing around the yard.

Up the Dubs!!


Running Around Europe

We are keeping ourselves very busy running around Europe this weather! We have been to visit Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower,

the Brandenburg Gate, the Wieliczka Salt Mines in Poland – and wer’e not finished yet!

Watch this space.

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Camogie Blitz

IMAG1256Mr. Maguire’s class made their way down to St. Brigid’s GAA Club today, Wednesday, 20th June, for a Camogie blitz against other schools in the Blanchardstown area. The girls walked to and from Russell Park so they certainly got plenty of exercise. This was their first experience of a camogie match and they all thoroughly enjoyed it! Earlier in the year, the St. Brigid’s Club coach had done a few training sessions with the class and all the skills that they learned during those sessions were on show today – striking, blocking, dribbling and most importantly, having fun. We’ll surely see a lot of these girls playing camogie for the school team in a couple of years.

Cross Country Champions!!!

A huge congratulations to our Cross Country Team who won the Fingal Athletics League Group C for the very first time.

Last Tuesday our Cross Country team headed off to Santry to take part in the final session of this year’s Fingal League.

Once again all our runners did their very best and ran some superb races. There were some fantastic performances in each age group.

Aimee Corcoran put in a wonderful performance to win the 3rd Class race with Adele Anigala following close behind to finish in a very impressive 3rd place. In the 5th Class race Aoife Corcoran once again put in an outstanding performance to cross the line in first place.

Several other girls finished their races within the top ten positions showing just how much they have improved since the beginning of the series. When all the scores were added up, our girls were delighted to be presented with the winners’ plaque . A well deserved reward for all the effort they put in throughout the last number of months.

Congratulations to all the girls involved and to their coach Mr Mc Crudden. We are very proud of you all.

Maith Sibh.




Camogie Display

In Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní), we are very passionate about our national games. Camogie is a wonderful game. It is fast and highly skillful. Today we had a camogie display for the school. The girls who play camogie every week showed us how it is done! All girls from 3rd to 6th are welcome to come along to camogie training on Mondays after school with Mr. Devlin and Mr. Maguire. It’s a great way to keep fit and healthy — and of course to have fun!

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Football League
After the girls’ football team had played all their matches against other schools a few weeks ago, Mr. Devlin, Mr. McCrudden and Mr. Maguire organised a mini-league for any of the girls in 4th, 5th and 6th who were interested in taking part. We were delighted when 34 eager players raised their hands!
The league began last Monday (November 13th) and the girls were organised into four teams: Dublin, Monaghan, Kerry and Mayo. Quickly, it became very clear that all friendships were put to one side for the good of the team! All the skills that had been practised since September were on show and the coaches were very pleased to see great teamwork, tackling and most importantly, that all the girls were taking part and having fun!
A total of four matches were played last Monday, with the final two matches played this Monday (November 20th). At the end of six very entertaining contests, the two teams at the top of the league were Monaghan and Kerry. They will play each other in the final next week, which will take part in front of the whole school. Dublin and Mayo will also play each other in the 3rd and 4th place play-off. Both of these matches promise to be exciting encounters and we look forward to seeing who comes out on top!
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The Scoil Bhríde girls played their second match of the season last Thursday, 5th October, in Russell Park. They came up against Sacred Heart National School from Huntstown, a team the girls had lost to last year so  they were  looking to improve the result this time around! 
What was evident from the start was how much the girls have made progress with their kicking, blocking, tackling and hand-passing. The team-work that was on show was also particularly impressive, especially from the midfield pairing of Betsy and Rachel. 
Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of the girls, the result did not go our way in the end. It finished Sacred Heart 1-3 to Scoil Bhríde 0-1. It could have been a different story if the girls had been a bit luckier with their shots, many of which missed the target by the smallest of margins.
However, the team can be extremely proud of their efforts. They never gave up and continued to help one another, as all good teams should. Player of the match goes to Eva Nulty, who was a constant threat for the Sacred Heart defenders. Maith thú Eva!!
Girsl who played on the day were:
Oliwia, Favour, Ella, Juliet, Aoibhe, Sinéad, Betsy, Rachel, Leah, Molly, Abilily, Neep, Phuong Linh, Aoife, Nicole, Francine, Leanne, Niamh (6th class)
Aoibhe Mc., Eva, Hannah (5th class)
Sorcha, Sophia (4th class)
Dublin Footballers

Congratulations to the Dublin Ladies Football team, winners of the All Ireland Ladies Football Championship. In particular, we’d like to congratulate two of our former Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní) girls – Leah Caffrey and Elaine Kelly – who are both involved with the Dublin Ladies Football Team. We are very proud of our connection with the team and wish them even more successes in the future. Hopefully, our former footballers will inspire a new generation of girls interested in football and we’ll get to fly the Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní) – and the Dublin – flags into the future. 

Positive Start for Scoil Bhríde’s Footballers
The girls’ football team played their first match of the year on Wednesday, 13th September. They came up against a strong team from Scoil Mhuire, in Lucan who managed to score a few more points than ourselves.
However, the managers and supporters were all very impressed by the skill and determination that was on show from Scoil Bhríde, led by our wonderful captain, Sinéad O’Reilly. The backs blocked and tackled until the final whistle; the midfielders ran all day; and the forwards never gave their markers a minute’s rest! A special mention for Oliwia, our goalkeeper, who played excellently in her first match in goals!
We will be playing Lucan Educate Together next Wednesday (20th) and we look forward to seeing how the girls get on there!
Tús maith, leath na h-oibre.