We held a camogie and football skills competition for sixth class girls on Thursday 9th March. Well done to Hannah Carey, Amy Berry, Emily O'Brien and Ellie Flanagan for taking part. The girls displayed great camogie and football skills on the day. Congratulations to Amy (camogie) and Hannah (football) who now go on to represent St. Philomena's N.S in the Offaly Schools Skills Competition.
Cumann na mBunscol is an autonomous national federation of primary schools promoting gaelic games in an educational context. The philosophy of Cumann na mBunscol is the promotion of gaelic games in an atmosphere of fun and enjoyment and to make gaelic games the games of choice in our primary schools.
Ms. Corrigan and Mrs. O'Meara are over the Camogie here in St. Philomena's and they bring the girls through their paces each Wednesday after school. They played Ballinamere and Scoil Mhuire and won both games. They also played against Kilcormac and Killeigh but unfortunately, they came up short in both those games.
Mrs. O'Connor is over the football in the school and it is for 4th, 5th and 6th class girls.
Jade O'Brien and Niamh Hand showed their skills as they played for Offaly against Kerry at half time in the Offaly V Kerry match in O' Connor Park.