Thursday, April 21, 2016

School note April 21st


Dear parents,

                      I wish to bring the following to your attention.

                      Yesterday, all the children in Junior Infants walked to Kiely's farm in Carrig where they saw donkeys, horses, pigs, cows, peacocks and chickens as well as getting the opportunity to collect freshly-laid eggs. We are grateful to Joe and Miriam Kiely for their generosity and hospitality in making this a day to remember.

                      Congratulations to Amy Gee, Róisín Leahy and Hannah Cliffe Byrnes from Sixth Class who travelled to Trinity College, Dublin last Saturday to take part in the Pangea Maths Competition organised by the Educational Society of Ireland.  The Ballybrown trio were among 120 children from all parts of the country who qualified for the final.  Over 5,000 children took part in the qualifying section.

                       Well done to the school under 13 camogie team who maintained their great form when they defeated an Mhodh Scoil yesterday.  The girls have now qualified for the semi final of the Limerick City Cumann na mBunscol league. The team will also play in the County final of the INTO Mini Sevens camogie blitz in UL on Wednesday 27th. Thanks to Ms. Keyes and Ms Hayes for all their efforts.

                      Tomorrow, the boys and girls in Sixth Class will take part in a day-long workshop on transition to post-primary school run by two facilitators. Thanks to the school's Parents Association for organising and paying the cost of this most worthwhile venture.

                        Our school is committed to encouraging a healthy, active lifestyle among all our pupils. Parents interested in the Great Limerick Run for children aged 4-12 are advised that this will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday April 30th. in UL. Registration closes tomorrow! More information on

Gach dea- ghuí,


J. Lyons



Community Games: A Community Games bulletin from Pauline Lowe has been posted on the school website                   

Ballybrown GAA: To celebrate the anniversary of the 1916 Rising, BALLYBROWN GAA CLUB will hold a ceremony on Sunday April 24th  at 4.00pm.We would like to issue an open invitation to All Past, Present and Future members of our club to attend. 
We will begin the day with the Feile A final between Ballybrown and Mungret in Claughaun at 1.15 p.m.
At 4.00 in the Club house Field we shall have the raising of the  Irish flag, the singing of the National Anthem and the reading of the Proclamation. This will be done by the oldest and youngest members of our club. 
After this there will be a match played by the U6,U8 and U10 teams. One side will be 16 minutes long and one side 19 minutes...We would love to see as many people as possible come out on the day wearing their club jersey and colours to support the U14Feile team and attend this ceremony....