The girls who play camogie put on a display for the school during Seachtain na Gaeilge. It was a lovely fine afternoon and everyone enjoyed the display of skills on show. The younger children now know what they have to look forward to as they go up through the school. Well done to all the girls and to Mr. Maguire and Mr. Devlin who train the team.
After we played our last match of the season, Mr. Maguire and Mr. Devlin started mini-leagues with the girls from 3rd to 6th. . We had 3 teams (Cavan, Limerick and Offaly). They all played each other twice, with Cavan finishing top of the table after these matches and thus got a straight place in the final.
Limerick and Offaly squared off in the semi-final, with Limerick winning. They then went on to play Cavan in the final (A rare occasion that we see either Cavan or Limerick in a football final!!). In the end, it finished Limerick 3-12, Cavan 0-15.
On Thursday 26th November, we had the great honour of welcoming the Sam Maguire cup to the school. Sam was brought along for all of us to admire by some wonderful Dublin footballers. A great time was had by all. The girls in Sixth Class researched some very interesting facts about Croke Park and about the Sam Maguire cup which they shared with the whole school. We had some beautiful singing from Rang a Ceathar. The girls in Senior Infants entertained us all with some terrific singing – and accompanying actions! – while their teacher played the accordion. Míle buíochas Ms. Ní Chonchubhair. The lads from the football team really enjoyed their time in the school and posed for photos with the girls from the school football team and with the teachers. We all sang ‘Molly Malone’ as they left the Hall. Let’s hope they’ll be back with Sam again next year! Up the Dubs!
True blue all the way for Blanchardstown’s league of nations
Pupils of Scoil Bhríde get together to celebrate being Dubs – with their Kerry teachers
Irish Times 19 September 2015
The children of Scoil Bhríde in Blanchardstown originate in 40 countries and have as many different languages, but they all have one thing in common: they’re Dubs. The 630 pupils from the boys’ and girls’ schools came together yesterday for a photograph to celebrate “Dubs Day” and the county’s All-Ireland final appearance tomorrow. Conspicuous among the navy and blue were the green and gold of Kerry teachers Áine O’Connor and Denise Kearney, who both teach in Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní). Both are used to the good-natured slagging, given the titanic battles between the two counties in recent years. Four in five of the girls from Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní) have parents born outside Ireland in what is one of the most multicultural parts of the country.
Uniform support Trista Talan (10) was born in the Philippines and moved to Ireland two years ago. Her favourite players are Diarmuid Connolly and Bernard Brogan. “We’re really lucky that our uniforms are the right colour so the poor unfortunates from Kerry have to look at them all year round,” said Girls’ School principal Siobhán-Kirwan Keane. The boys’ school boasts several ex-pupils who have played for Dublin. Barry Cahill won an All-Ireland medal with Dublin in 2011, James Brogan, a cousin of Bernard and Alan, was on the Dublin panel and hurlers Michael Cartonand Alan Nolan have also represented their county. “It’s a multicultural school and we’re trying to promote the GAA so they all have a collective Dubs identity,” said Boys’ School principal John Kearns.
All Ireland Football Champions and Leinster Hurling Champions
visit Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní)
Members of the victorious Dublin team
– past pupils of Scoil Bhríde (Buachaillí) themselves –
made a welcome visit to SBC in October 2013.
Come on the Dubs! Can you spot the Sam Maguire?