We remembered our good friend Tim in many ways on his Birthday. In class we had a cake and ice-cream and shared good memories. The children throughout the school wore jerseys in memory of Tim and Tim’s class mates from 5th and 6th along with Aoife, Orla and some staff released balloons as they described Tim in a word.
The Easter raffle went down a treat with all eyes on the hampers and the eggs. These are the happy winners:
Student of the month (January, February and March)
Students of the week.
Cumann na mBunscol Spring 2017
Boys Football Only Group B (13 a side) Contact: Stephen Darby (Ballybryan)
Tuesday 14th March 2017 Rd1 Scoil Mhuire Naofa, Rhode v Tubber (won)
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 Rd2 Cappagh v Tubber
Tuesday 28th March 2017 Rd 3 Tubber v Croghan
Tuesday 4th April 2017 Rd4 Ballybryan v Tubber
Tuesday 25th April 2017 Rd 5 Tubber v Bracknagh
Tuesday 2nd May 2017 Rd 6 Bye : Tubber
Tuesday 9th May 2017 Rd7 Tubber v Boher
Final Tuesday 16th May/ Wednesday 17th May / Thursday 18th May 2017
Girls Football Only Spring 2017 Group B (13 a side) Cilian Lynch ( Clonbullogue)
Wednesday 29th March 2017 Rd1 Tubber v Ballinagar
Wednesday 5th April 2017 Rd 2 Scoil Mhuire Naofa Rhode v Tubber (won)
Wednesday 26th April 2017 Rd 3 Clonbullogue v Tubber
Final: Tuesday 16th May/ Wednesday 17th May / Thursday 18th May
Students of the last week for 2016:
Students of the month for Dec:
6th Class organised a collection for the Simon Community:
Santa came to visit;
The Junior Christmas concert:
Cheerio-breakfast morning for Child-line where Tubber NS raise over €350 for this great cause.
A Tree For Tim
Our school is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our pupil and friend Tim Ross R.I.P. We will continue to remember his kind heart, bright smile and enthusiasm for life and also his innate sense of fairness. We extend our deepest sympathy to Tim’s parents Richard and Katharine and to his sisters Orla and Aoife. As your children come to terms with the loss of their friend, we ask all parents to keep in touch with us and inform us of any concerns they may have about their child in the coming weeks and months. To celebrate his life the school community will plant a tree in Tim’s memory on the 30th September. All are welcome to attend as we plant the tree at the front of our school at approx 12.30 p.m. The Parents Association have kindly agreed to provide refreshments afterwards in the school hall.
“The people we love don’t go away. They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.”
Achievements in the last month, reflects the childrens success all year in 2015.
Boys photo of the presentation of medals to their winning team has being mislaid, so I will accept any donations of this picture to firstname.lastname@example.org
I will add it as soon as I get my paws on one…. but well done to both teams.
Students of the Week
Trip to Horizon 2015
End of year Mass
School Tour 2015
3rd to 6th classes had a great time on their school tour to Croke Park, the field of dreams and afterwards to the National Aquatic Centre.
Easter Raffle 2015
The school Easter raffle was a great success. At assembly the children were so excited about the holidays and after some safety advice for the holidays and reflection on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ we proceeded with the Student of the Month, student of the week and finally the raffle.
Confirmation, Rosemount Church, 20th March
The 6th class children of Tubber N.S made their confirmation in Rosemount Church on Friday the 20th March. It was a beautiful day and a fab ceremony organised by Rosemount school. All the children from Rosemount, Ballymore and Tubber looked great and behaved as great. Well done to all.
Spelling Bee county final.
Ava Cornally, represented the school in the spelling Bee county final. Well done to Ava for getting that far and for her great representation on the day. She brought some buddies along for moral support.
Fit Friday in Tubber N.S 2014-15
The Staff and children of Tubber NS are out every Friday morning running, hopping and leaping like mad things around the back trying to keep up with Operation Transformation. So far we are all having fun.
“Don’t Believe me ….Just watch!!!”
Today Wed the 8th October we came to school in our pyjamas and all had our breakfast together for Childline. All children made a donation to Childline. How cute did we look???? The school raised E309 for childline….Every little helps. Thanks to all our parents who, as always support all events in the school.
Autumn Football Games
Now the boys have played all their games and have won all games. We are now to play Cloghan in the final. Cloghan have also won all their games, so the final should be a great game. Watch this space. No photo of the boys yet as we have had someone missing each week.
So far the boys have played two games….against Clonmacnoise and Pullough and have won both games. With Ronan Byrne as the captain Vs Clonmacnoise the Tubber boys went out on the Tubber pitch with great determination and secured a great win in the first half. With a panel of 22 on the day all children got to play.
The second game was in Pullough and Paddy Bracken lead his team out onto the pitch. Playing with the wind in the first half helped secure a good lead at half time. With all the squad getting to play the Tubber boys had a great win. Well done to them.
The girls played their second game against the Gaelscoil in Tullamore. This was a tough game and we did well to win it. Next we travelled to Daingean and played a great game of football and once again left as winners.
We will play Geashill on Monday 13th in Tubber and Ballybyran on Thursday.
The girls played their first game today against Scoil Muire in Tullamore. The Captain Martina Heavin won the toss and we played with the wind and out of the sun in the first half for a great lead at half time. The 13 aside game left us with 4 subs who all got to play on the day. This was a great start for the girls and we look forward to the next game. Tubber Abú!!!!
This year we held our internal spelling Bee competition early and with Christopher R as our school representative we were ready to conquer Co westmeath. Christopher practised regularly by reading his dictionary and went to his competition in St Etchins in Kineghad with confidence. Christopher did us proud and got through numerous before he faltered on a spelling. Well done Christopher for you great achievement and Best wishes to the chap who won and will go on to represent Co Westmeath.
Credit Union Quiz 2014
Once again the senior prepared for the Credit Union Quiz. We then held an internal quiz to select our team. Once that was in order the children had to gather as much general knowledge as possible.
On the night we arrived early with 2 teams, the U13 and the U11. Both teams well ready to go. The questions started off well but it was difficult to tell until the final score was announced. Our U13 s had cone 3rd….but there was no recognition for that. So we live to fight another year. Well done to all who participated on the night and to their parents for chauffeuring on the night.
Spring Games 2014
Well it is 3 weeks into the league and we have only played one game. Yesterday on a miserable wet mucky day we played the Geashill girls in Tubber. Captain Kayleigh led the team to victory in these harsh conditions. The Geashill girls faught hard but with the rain and mucky pitch it wasn’t an easy challenge. Some great goals and points from the Tubber girls made then the clear winners on the day. Our next game is against Daingean next Thursday……watch this space….
We played our first game this season against EdenDoire Gaelscoil in Tubber. This was a good game with a great display of skill on both sides. The boys played hard and won the game easily…… With a little help from some of the girls. We then travelled to Rhode to play our second game, we played a great game but we were unfortunate not to win. We trailed behind all through the game but in the last 10 min Tubber woke up and lashed out numerous points…but too little too late we lost by 2 points. This week we travelled to Mountboillus to play Kilcormac. This was a great game that could have gone either way in the second half. Both teams played and displayed great skill and Tubber mixed team were the final winners. Tubber Abu!
Our next game is Tuesday week in Geashill……
Autumn Games 2013
Starting out again in a new school year, with a new starting team once again, we never know what to expect. We trained hard and have fun and whatever happens on the field, we always do our best. Our first game was away to St Philomenas. Kayleigh was the captain ans she lead out a great team who displayed great skill, teamwork and enjoyment, all leading to a great win for Tubber. The second game was at home to scoil Mhuire and Tessa lead this team to victory once again. On the 3rd of Oct we made our way to Geashill, our old friends where we went on to a wet an mucky pitch Captained by Aoife. This was a tough game but alas we came out victorious. On the 10th of Oct we played Daingean at home for a change as we usually travel to Daingean. Maybe this was what clinched it for us because we won this match also. Laura was the captain for this game. On the 17th Oct we have a bye as we waited to see who we were going to meet in the final. And to our surprise we were not meeting Daingean, as we have in the past few finals we we to play Geashill. This ended up being a fantastic match played in O’Brien Pk, Tullamore on Sat 23rd Oct. The sky was black and clouds lingered over our heads for the entire morning, but the game went on. The Tubber girls were really up against it with Geashill who also played their hearts out. Anyone could have won on the day, but thankfully it was Tubber who went home victorous. Therese and Niamh were the captains on the day and Therese gave a wonderful speech “as Gaeilge “. She did school, family and herself proud as did all her team. Well done girls. The medals that the girls got were presented to them by Offaly, All Ireland Star Treasa McManus in December. This was such a delight for the girls to have such an icon and sportswoman present them with their medals.
The boys first game was at home to Boher and captained by Tomas. This was a great game and the Tubber boys emerged winners. This was a great start to the season. Our second game was away to Gaelscoil E.D and when we eventually found a field to play in Kevin lead his team to victory once again.We eventually played Rahan in Rahan and with Ciaran as captain the boys gave it everything. Unfortunately we had a serious injury with Padraic breaking his collar bone and without making excuses we lost focus and therefore lost the game. But Padraic has since recovered and will be back next seaqson….I hope. Our final match was against Clonmacnoise in Tubber. This was a tough game and Clonmacnoise were too strong for us to get a look in. But what fun we had.
Spring Games 2013
Cumann na mBunscol Spring 2013
The boys and girls once again entered the Cumann na mBunscol spring games. The Girls, being last year’s winners had moved up a division, therefore had it all to play for. Unfortunately they came up against stronger teams and did not make this year’s final for the first time in a long time. But we’ll be back. As for the boys, it’s been quite a while since they made it to the final and now we face Geashill on Wednesday 8th May on O’Connor Park in the final. This is a great achievement for the Tubber Boys and no matter what happens on Wednesday in the final, Tubber deserved to be there. The boys team have trained very hard this year and every panel member has contributed to the fact trhat we are in the final. Thanks to Tommy Colgan also for all his help. Go n-éiri an t-ádh leo.
Autumn Games 2012
THE FINAL, O’CONNOR PARK
Tubber Vs Daingean 10th Nov 2012
It was a cold frosty and damp morning, but it wasn’t raining. This was a good sign. We had all cleaned our boots, readied our gloves, shorts and socks and prepared ourselves for the mighty challenge that was ahead of us. With a good healthy breakfast in us we set off to join up with the rest of the Girls Tubber.N.S football team to take our place on the O’Connor Park pitch in Tullamore for the Cumann na mBunscol Autumn final against Daingean. The team arrived in dribs and drabs but each one looking more determined than the next. We warmed up on the training pitch and then went into the changing rooms to get our jerseys. After a little pep chat and some last minute advice our captain Clodagh led us onto the pitch. In our first half we played with the very strong sun on our back. Tubber started the scoring process with a point and followed quickly with another point and a goal. But it wasn’t long before Daingean retaliated with a goal. After that it was one for one. We did well to finish the first half a few points ahead (score: 3:5 to 3:2). We took a few minutes breathing space and then got down to winning tactics. The girls were all playing fantastic so it was not a good idea to make too many changes but in order to give some of the subs a chance we made 2 or 3 changes. The game was too close to change during play. We started the second half looking shattered but soon woke up when Daingean got a goal. We knew we only had 20 minutes to claim our cup and we gave it everything we had. Right up until the last kick of the ball we fought hard and fair. Daingean footballers gave us the toughest game of our careers so far but in the end our skill, determination and super supporters got us the result we came to Tullamore to get. We left with the CUP. The tears of joy sprayed the grass in O’Connor Park when the referee blew the final whistle and the crowd (of about 100) roared with joy. The subs who had played their little hearts out in the lead up to this game ran onto the pitch to applaud their comrades. We had won the final. Immediately we were summoned to the stand to receive the cup and Clodagh Heavin gave a fabulous speech with her first 3 or 4 lines ás Ghaeilge and in the following lines she thanked Ms Dowd and all the parents and supports for their time, support and lifts throughout the years. It was a great honour to be a part of this team on Saturday 10th Nov 2012.
Tubber Girls Vs Geashill
This was the first game we got to play at home, and also the first time Geashill travelled to Tubber out of all our games against them. It was another mucky wet day and we scanned the pitch to find the driest and safest place to play. with theat we started the game with captain Annie Bracken leading the girls into victory once more. We played hard and all girls got to play and we gave it our best shot. In the end we had a good win and the result of this game gauranteed us a place in the Final against Daingean.
Tubber Girls Vs Walsh Island
This was a great game of football. We left Tubber school at 3 o’clock in a hail of torrential rain but as we neared our destination we drove into clearer skies. The girls went out for a warm up and the first kick of the ball knocked the upright of the goal…..what a start. After the starting names were called and a brief team talk the girls took their places on the pitch lead by their captain Lorna. We had a great start with a goal and a point in the first 2 min of the game. We fought off the consistent challenges of the opposition and proceeded to get the scores clocked up, at points the Islanders came close to our score but this made the Tubberians fight back harder. Once again all girls got to play and had great fun. Well done to all. Girls next match is at home to Geashill next Thursday at 3:15pm.
Tubber Boys Vs Rahan
This was another miserable wet Tuesday and the boys played at home again to Rahan. The pitch was very wet but the referee decided to let the game go ahead. Captain Matthew lead the team to their positions. Everyone played really well and with some help from Emily, Clodagh and Therese the lads only lost by a few scores. They have been very unlucky this season with the weather which hasn’t helped their game. Boys next match is in Boher next Tuesday.
Tubber Gals Vs Daingean
Last Thursday the Tubber Girls travelled the long journey to Daingean to play their first match. Conditions on the pitch were better than our last visit. The girl togged out, warmed up and took their positions on the battlefield lead by captain Annie. We had a few quick changes to the starting team due to a few broken fingers, absent players etc to contend with but the girls played their hearts out. We have a great team and with a bit more practice we will go far. In the first half of the game we had to play against the wind and we fell behind by points. In the second have we had the wind, we had 90% possession of the ball and kept the pressure on the Daingean backs for the entire half. Unfortunately our shots we not on target but if we were to count the Wides we would have won the game well. What a game, the girls played really well and all the girls got to play this game. We have a big panel of girls so only the 6th class are guaranteed a game. The next girls game is next Thursday in Walshe Island leaving the school at 2:50pm again.
Tubber Boys Vs Clonmacnoise
The football season has started all over again. Boys and girls have training on Mondays after school. We kicked off with the Boys playing in Tubber against Clonmacnoise on a wet, cold afternoon. Ian was captain and brought the team to their places. The Boys played a great game but in the mucky wet conditions they found it hard to get the scores in the first half. After half time the Tubber boys and Threse came back fighting and got some great scores but most importantly the defence line tightened up and prevented Clonmacnoise scoring in the second half. Unfortunately we didn’t get enough to catch up on the strong Clonmacnoise lads. All the boys got to play and everyone gave their best. Our next match is on Tuesday in Tubber against Rahan.
Well done all and thanks to the best supporters in Offaly/Westmeath for lifts and encouragement.
Spring Games 2012
These games started with a blast. We played Geashill in Geashill for our first game and won. It was a tough game and being the first of the season we had no idea what to expect. With Annie as captain and a starting team of Clodagh in goals, Kayla, Saoirse and Áine in backs we had the goal well defended from the get-go. Annie and Claire in midfield gave us ample opportunity to send the ball into Alannah, Dearbhla and Kayleigh on the forward line. A win was inevitable with both mid-fielders and forwards taking their scores when their chances came. This was the starting team and continued to line out like this for all the games.
Our second game was at home to Gortnamona and Kayla (Capt) lead the team out onto the pitch. Again the Tubber gals displayed great skill in this game and we started the secong half with a completely different line-up. Emily, Charlotte, Lorna, Rachel, Annie, Niamh, Kayleigh D, Therese, Laura and Aoife in Goals.
Our third game was away to Daingean and Alannah lead this team to glory with a number of graceful pts and goals herself. This was a tough game in pure muck. It had rained all week and was still raining during the game…..the ball wouldnt bounce and this was a different game than we had ever played. In the end we came through with flying colours and were topping the board with 6pts.
And the final game to lead us to the final was captained by Kayleigh when we played on home soil against Walshe Island. Once again the Captain took her scores and lead us to victory. All the girls play a great game and all the panel got to display their skills on the pitch. We have now topped the table and we shall meet the team in second place in O’Connor Park. Tubber Abú!!!
The Final…..Tubber Champions 2012
Girls Football Winners 2012
We started the cumhan na peil football in 4th class. We only had a small team at the time. The reason we started the football was because we went to the primary School sports in the tullamore harriers and none of the girls who did it were fit so mrs. Dowd decided to start up the football team. We started doing some small skills at first but then it progressed and we did some small games. In 4th class we lost all of our games. We didn’t even make it to the second round. But we kept doing drills and had great fun. Then in 5th class we were way better we practiced way harder and were way fitter. We were so good that we made it to the final but the ref was very unfair and we lost by only one point we were so upset and disappointed. We kept doing some challenge games and drills and kept our heads held high. Then we suddenly entered the 6th class and started the football earlier. We went into it with a bang. Everyone badly wanted to win the final. We won all the games and then we were in o Connor park once again. We trained super hard for our big game. Then the day arrived we stood behind the bagpipes and were very proud. Then the game started we kept our heads held up high the whole way. We got points and goals in seconds. Then we heard the half time whistle. We were winning at that time. Then some people were taken off and others put on. Then we heard the final whistle we had WON!!!! We were so so happy. We got our wonderful plaque. We were super exited. We went to super mac’s after. We went home all full of excitement. We wouldn’t have won only thanks to Aidan king and mrs Dowd. Thank you 🙂
By Alannah Carey