Viking trip and Clonmacnoise 2012

March 22nd, 2013

Class trip 2012

Yesterday I awoke at 8 o’clock ecstatic for our class trip. The bus came early and brought me to the school where a different bus awaited us. Yesterday forgot my notebook and pen so I had to run inside my class and get a pen and my SESE copy. MRS. Dowd checked us all that we had what she asked like hats, gloves and raincoats. If we passed the test we could go out to the bus but if MRS. Dowd thought different she would send us out to get a jumper on the lost or found rack. When we got on the bus we were listening to music and we had a few snacks. When we arrived at Clonmacnoise we had to get into our “buddy pairs” who I was paired up with Kayleigh Donahue. When we got into our pairs we advanced into the reception and into the cinema. When we got into the cinema we watched a movie that had all the history of the place. After that we went outside and we saw all the graves and the high-crosses, St. Ciarans church,  kings church and the round towers. The entrance of the round towers were 4 metres off the ground  so that attackers would not be able to come into the tower and take all of the Monks possessions. The biggest round towers roof was took off by lightening. We also saw kings church where it is the burial place of the 7 high-kings. We saw the cathedral where the last high king Rory o’connor is buried. After that we saw the Viking ship so we rushed back to reception and off we went on the boat. On the boat was a shop where you could buy a Viking hat and sword. There was also bars and drinks. On the roof of the boat was life-jackets. The boat driver let me drive the boat and he let me say a message through the microphone. The Viking hats and Viking swords were sold out in a matter of minutes. Kevin was sooooo smart to leave his cap off the bottle of milk so it spilt everywhere. The boat journey was up to 1 hour and 30 minutes long. We arrived at the dock but the people let us through the loch and we went up the Shannon for 5 more minutes. When we got off the boat we walked to St. peters church where we said a prayer. After that we went walking towards the leisure centre but we stopped at the gates of custom barracks where we were supposed to go  but they had a special visitor. Then we progressed to the leisure centre where we went into the adventure land to wait for our food. After our food 6th class went to quasar. Then after quasar we went and played games for 10 minutes to wait for the others to finish bowling so we could have a go. During the bowling I got 4 strikes and 2 spares. After that we went to play the games where I entered 1 20c coin in a machine and I won 4euro 20c. after  we went back to the school where  Pauls dad gave me a lift home.

By callum jones

OUR SCHOOL TRIP 5TH AND 6TH

On Thursday the 18th of October 2012 5th and 6th class of Tubber National School went on a class trip. On the trip I was partnered up with Annie, and my buddy was Aaron.

        I arrived at the school at about 5 minutes past 9. Many people were there. The bus got there at approximately 9:25. When we got on the bus the first stop was Clonmacnoise.

            We later arrived at Clonmacnoise at about 10 o’clock. It was very wet and damp. Ms. Dowd blew her whistle and then we had to buddy up. We later went into the center and sat down to watch a short movie about St. Ciaran and many buildings in Clonmacnoise. After the film was finished we got a questionnaire, then we set off to see the 3 high crosses. A lady called Nuala gave us very interesting information about the crosses. It was still raining outside when we went outside when we went outside to see the many buildings and graves. The Viking ship shortly arrived.

            I thought this was the best part of the trip. We were on the boat and we got to steer the ship. Nearly everyone got a go. The trip was about an hour and a half long and we got a lot of info on the Vikings.

              We were making our way to Leisure World when we stopped to go into St. Peters Church. The Church was big and had beautiful with beautiful stain glass windows by Harry Clarke. It was a beautiful sight to behold.

                We then arrived at Leisure World. We all rushed into adventure land. We were in there for about 15 minutes .We then ate and played bowling. Kayleigh and I won on our team. Then came a little game I like to call quasar. We lost our game but my gun wasn’t working for half of it that’s why we lost. But overall I had a great day. Thank you Ms. Dowd I had a great day.

   By:Laura SHERIDAN

My Viking Trip

On the 25th of October 2012, 5th and 6th class went on a Viking trip in Athlone to learn a bit more about the vikings. We travelled by bus to clonmacnoise and went inside. In there, we watched a movie and were given a questionnere. We were to fill this in as we went on through clonmacnoise. There was two round towers and eight churches. There was a guide woman who told us more about the Vikings. After we were finished at clonmacnoise, we got a Viking boat through the River Shannon and a guided tour. We had our lunch on the boat and the man who was steering the boat told us more about the Vikings. There was a shop on the boat where you could buy Viking hats and Viking swords. He then let the people who wanted to steer steer. The teachers who came with us were mrs. Conway and mrs. Dowd. After that we walked. We were going to go to the barracks but we thought it was too wet so we didn’t but we still walked past it. We then walked to the church and we went in and prayed. Niamh and I went to check to see if the castle was open but it wasn’t. We went to leisure land then to do bowling and quasar. First we  had our food. Then we bowling and 6th did quasar. In our group, niamh got the highest score in bowling. Our team won in quasar. It was one of the best school tour’s ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

By Therese Robbins

 

 

Roisin’s story

Kians story

Emilys Trip

Rachels Trip

 

The End

Cumann na mBunscol Autumn 2015

March 21st, 2013

Autumn Games 2015

This was a great season for both the boys and girls teams. We played all our matches in good enough weather considering the time of year. Both teams played their hearts out in each game and had fun every time.

The Boys final took place on Tuesday 20th Nov, in St Brendan’s Pk, Birr, where the boys played Cloghan again for another great game. At half time the Tubber boys were up 1 point to a very strong Cloghan team. The boys, with the help of Ava, Maedbh, Martha and Annie played a fab second half and went on to win by 10 points. It was a great game and Captain Shane with his vice captain Pauric made a lovely speech in Irish and English. It was a late game so it was straight home to prepare for their trip to Lough Key the nest day.

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Boys Final Birr... Winners

Boys Final Birr…
Winners

 

The girls got to the final on Thursday 22nd Nov in O’Connor Pk against Rahan. The first half was very tight and at half time Tubber girls were up 1 point. Tubber went out in the second half with determination and a job to do and went on to win by 10 points. It was a fantastic win and Captain Ava with Vice Captain Maedbh made a lovely speech. A sincere thanks to all parents, supporters and Tubber GAA for all their help and support throughout the year. As always it is much appreciated.

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Girls Final, O'Connor Pk Winners!!!

Girls Final, O’Connor Pk
Winners!!!

(These are the dates for the boys and girls matches for the season:

Girls Games

Date:                        Venue:

Wed Sep 16th          Ballybryan      (win)

Wed Sep 23rd           Tubber  Vs  Rahan   (draw)

Wed Sep 30th           Tubber  Vs  Gaelscoil ER  (Win)

Wed  Oct 7th             Tubber  Vs   Scoill Mhuire  (Win)

Wed Oct 14th             Edenderry  (Win)

 

Boys  Games:

Date                             Venue

Thur  Sep 17th            Cloghan    (win)

Thur Sep 24th             Rahan       (win)

Thur Oct 1st                 Tubber

Thur Oct 8th                Tubber

Thur Oct 15th               Clonmacnoise  (Win)

Spring Games 2015

The dates for up and coming games for boys and girls are as follows:

 

Boys games:

Date:                   Venue: 

tue 10th mar      Cappagh            Vs Cappagh

Tue 24th Mar     Tubber              Vs Bracknagh

Tue 21st  Apr      Tubber              Vs Cloneygowan

Tue 28th Apr      Rhode               Vs Rhode School

Finals Wed 13th/20th May

 

Girls games:

Date                        Venue

Wed 25th Mar       Clonbollogue         Vs Clonbollogue

Wed 15th Apr        Geashill                  Vs  Geashill

Wed 22nd Apr       Tubber                    Vs  Gaelscol E.R

Wed 29th Apr        Tubber                     Vs  Rhode

Finals Wed 13th/20th

 

Autumn Games 2014

Tubber Girls and Boys into the final.

What a great season for Tubber boys and girls. Both teams made it to the finals this Autumn. The girls final was in O’Connor Pk on Tue 21st Oct at 2 o’clock. The girls were all geared up to give their best shot. The girls were to play the Gaealscoil Tullamore and both teams wanted to win. We played a fab game and it was point for point all the way. Either team could have won and we were unlucky to have lost by 2 pts when the final whistle blew. The girls were devo but ….we’ll be back. Thanks to the female ref on the day for a very fair game and to all the organizers on the day.

 

 

Girls Final Team Autumn 2014.

Girls Final Team Autumn 2014.

The boys final was to be held in St Brendans Pk in Birr, which was a first for some of us. It turned out to be a lovely sunny day with a strong wind. The boys team with a few girls was ready for action. We were to play against Cloghan. This was the best game I had watched in ages. Both teams deserved to win this game. At the full time whistle it was a draw so we played another 5 min a side. After the first 5 we were 1pt down but after a good hard team talk we went out to claim the game….and we did. The boys with the well need help of a few girls wone the game well in the end. Every player gave 101% and deserved to win the game. Well done to the team.

Line up for the National Anthem.

Line up for the National Anthem.

 

The Boys Final Team.

The Boys Final Team.

 

Tubber Abú!!!

Tubber Abú!!!

 

Tubber Boys Vs Clonmacnoise.

This was a fantastic display of talent for the first game of the season. The Boys played very well together and with the help of a few girls sure they could only do well. Welcome to the new lads on the team whom no doubt will be a great asset. Next game Vs Pullough.

 

 

Football training will be held in the GAA after school every Tuesday unless there is a match on. It will be over at 4:30pm. The dates for the matches are as follows:

Boys: (11 a side)               Home     Vs        Away

Tue 16th sept                      Tubber  vs           Clonmacnoise          Tubber Won

Tue 23rd September        Pullough vs         Tubber

Tue 30th September        Boher  vs             Tubber

Tue 7th oct                           Tubber   vs          Rahan

Tue 14th oct                         Tubber   vs          Cloghan

 

Girls (13 a side)                 Home     Vs        Away

Thur 18th September      Tubber  vs           Geashill           Tubber Points

Wed 24th sept                    Scoil Mhuire vs Tubber

Thur 2nd Oct                        Gaelscoil ER  vs  Tubber

Thur 9th oct                         Daingean  vs       Tubber

Thur 16th oct                       Tubber  vs           Ballybryan

All finals Mid October.

 

 

Spring 2013

Tubber Girls vs Clonbollogue

Today was a lovely sunny day and a great day for football in Tubber. The girls were all set to play their second game this season. With Emily as captain she lead her team out onto the pitch. We started the game well and Tubber got the first score. Every score after that was well earned and we deserved more than we got. We were unlucky to be disallowed a goal and pt in the first half and these scores would have made a difference to the result. The girls played well but need to incorporate some of their drills into the next game. The game ended with 1-4 to both teams.

 

Tubber Boys Vs Rhode

The Tubber boys went in convey to Rhode  GAA this tuesday. The marched out onto the pitch with Callum as captain and played a terrific game from start to end. All boys got to play and show their skill. Rhode team put up a great fight but victory was to be Tubbers on the day and we won 4-9 to 7 pts. The next game for the boys is against Edinderry Gaelscol on Tuesday 16th in Tubber GAA.

 

Tubber Gals Vs Mucklagh     0-4

Today, a wet icy cold winters day the girls charged onto the pitch at Tubber GAA to play their first game of the Spring season. It was bitter cold with gaelforce winds. Claire captained the team. We lost the toss and ended up playing into a strong wind. The girls were scattered for the first few minuets but eventually found their feet and played a magnificent first half only conceeding 3 pts. The Mucklagh girls looked to be an older crew than ours but we gave them a good run for their money. We had a few close shots in the first half but it wasnt to be. At half time the girls got wateredf and took their place on the pitch again. Tubber uped the anti this half and only conceeded 1 pt. This was a great game and we were unlucky not to have scored. We took our chances but the forces of nature didnt help us for this game. I was very proud of all the girls as they never gave up. Unfortunately for us Shauna McGuinness played her last game for Tubber NS today and as usual she played a blinder and smiled her way through the Mucklagh forwards.. We would all like to wish Shauna, Cadhlá and all the McGuinness family every success in Dubai and we look forward to seeing them all again soon. Bon voyage mes chere.

Dates for next girls matches:

April 11th  in Tubber          against Clonbullogue      1-4     1-4

april 18th in Tubber          against Geashill

April 25th in Ballinagar

May 2nd in Daingean

 

BOYS GAMES

April 9th  in Rhode                             4-9     7pts

April 16th in Tubber     Vs Eadan Doire Gaelscoil

April 23rd in Geashill

The End

Parents Council Newsletter 2010

March 21st, 2013

NEWSLETTER

Tubber National School Parents Council

 

The Parents Council would like to welcome all new parents and children to Tubber National School.  We look forward to working with you and your child during their time in the school.  The AGM of the Council will take place NEXT Wednesday 29th September at 8.00pm.  We look forward to seeing you there.

BagpackingThe Council organised Bag-Packing in Super Valu, Moate and Dunnes Stores Tullamore which raised approx  €3,000.  Thank you to everyone who helped out. Sacrament Of ConfirmationThe Parents Council presented each child making their confirmation with a card.  A large bag of goodies was brought to the class to mark their special day.
Christmas Raffle The council organised a Christmas raffle which raised approx €2,700. Our sincere thanks to you all for your support, for buying/selling tickets. BasketballThe council contributed €870 to cover the cost of basketball coaching for 2nd – 6th Class.
SantaThe Council organised for Santa to visit all the children in the school and a small goodie bag was given to all the children. SwimmingFor many years, the Parents Council has tried to help in making the cost of swimming lessons more affordable for families.  The Council contributed €700 towards swimming lessons.
Children With Special Needs The Council arranged for an information evening to be held in the school with guest speaker Tom Minnock.  Refreshments were available after the talk. School JerseysThe Council paid €675 for the purchase of  the schools new jerseys. We would like to express our gratitude for the €200 donation that we received towards this.
Holy CommunionOne of the most important days for second class children is the day of their First Holy Communion.  The Parents Council make the necessary arrangements to have the ceremony recorded on DVD and those interested are notified of cost in advance.  After the ceremony families are invited for refreshments to The School Hall. Congratulations Well done to Tubber Boys School Football team who won Cumann na mBunscoil Division 7 Final. We would like to thank Ms Dowd, James Farrell and Patrick Kealy for all their time and efforts training and helping out.
CongratulationsCongratulations to Tubber Girls Football  team who achieved a fantastic score of 2:8 in the last game of the season.We would like to thank Ms Dowd, Ms. Killane and Ms Trina Murray

for all their time and efforts training and helping out.

CongratulationsWell done  to all the children involved in the Credit Union Quiz.  They did us proud and it was a fantastic achievement to make the all Ireland Final held in the RDS last April.  Congratulations!!!

 

GETTING INVOLVED………….

 

The Parents Council members work with and support the Principal, Staff and Board Of Management to build effective partnership between home and school.  Our support to the school is invaluable to the school in many ways whether it be assisting with an event, fundraising or just helping out in whatever way needed.  State funding for both the needs of the children and the running of the school are minimum so the school relies on our support.  Your child will benefit from your contribution to the Council.

This year the school has 111 families.  We hope to form a good supporting Council,   of members who are active and willing to get involved and be part of the team.  We welcome new faces and fresh ideas.  Approx 5/6 meetings are held each year and the next AGM takes place NEXT  Wednesday 29th September at 8.00pm in the school.

 

Some members children have now moved on and we wish them well.  We would like to thank those members for the contribution and support which they have given over many years to the Council.  We would also like to thank Mrs Anne Kelly who facilitates us in communicating with the families throughout the year.

Please come along to our AGM and if you have any questions or concerns prior to this, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sandra Coady

Chairperson

Parents Council

USEFUL WEBSITESThe following are websites that parents of primary school children may find useful:www.schooldays.ie

www.scoilnet.ie    (Our School)  www.tubberns@scoilnet.ie

www.webwise.ie

www.npc.ie

www.starfall.com

The End

School Newsletter

March 21st, 2013

First  Term  Newsletter                                                               September   2016

1.             Welcome

On  behalf  of  all  the  staff  I  would  like  to  welcome  all  new  parents  and  pupils  to  our  school. This year  we were delighted  to  receive  twenty  new  pupils.  I  hope  our  association  together  will  be  happy  and  successful.

Welcome  back  to  all  of  our  other  parents  and  pupils.  I  hope  that  you  all  enjoyed  your  summer  holidays. We  welcome  our  two  new  Special  Needs  Assistants,  Ms. Bernie Boland  and  Ms.  Betty  Higgins,  to  our  staff  and  wish  them  well.

  1. 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.”

  1. School Hours

School begins at 9.30a.m. and  finishes at 3.10 p.m. / 2.10 p.m. (Infants). We wish to remind parents of the dangers of dropping off children very  early in the school playground. We are concerned about the number of children who are being dropped off in an unsupervised playground from 9a.m. onwards each morning. While we understand that children may be putting pressure on their parents to drop them off early to play with their friends, we urge you not to drop them off  before 9.15 / 9.20a.m. From  an  insurance  point  of  view  children  are  insured  during  school  hours  only. Therefore  the  Board  Of  Management  can  only  accept responsibility for children  during  school  hours.

  1. Opening Mass  For  New School  Year

Our  Opening  Mass  for  the  new school  year  takes  place  on  Thursday  22nd  September  at  11.15 a.m.

  1. Language Curriculum Planning

An  additional  closure  will  be  necessary  for  staff  training  in  the  New  Language  Curriculum.  The Department  Of  Education  &  Skills has  not  yet  advised  us  of  the  date  of  this  training.

  1. Drive Thru

The  Board  Of  Management  wishes  to  inform  all  families  that  the  direction  of  the  drive  thru  at  the  front  of  the  school  has  changed. This  will  ensure  safer  drop-off  from  buses  and  cars  beside  the  school  wall. We  urge  all  drivers  to  take  great  care  as  everyone  gets  used  to  the  new  direction. Please  adhere  to  the  one-way  system  as  indicated  by  newly  painted  arrows  on  the  ground

  1. Bookbills

When  paying  book bills  the  Board  Of  Management  wishes  to  acknowledge  the  difficulties  that  many  families  currently  face.  As  in  previous  years, it  has  been  decided  to  offer  the  following  options  to  families  for  payment  of  bookbills this year.

  • Payment of full  bill  in  September
  • Payment of  bill  in  two  instalments – September  &  February
  • Payment of  a  set  amount  on  the  first  Wednesday  of  each  month

Should  any  family  wish  to  discuss  alternative  payment  options  please  feel  free  to  contact  the  school  to  arrange  a  meeting.

  1. Art, Drama, And Yoga

We  have  introduced  classes  in  art, drama  and  yoga  this school  year.  All  children  from  Junior  Infants  to  6th  class  will  participate  in  the  lessons.  All  of  these  areas  assist  children  in  self  expression  and  in  dealing  with  anxiety  and  emotional  difficulties.  For  the  first  term  we  have  Eithne  Gallagher  assisting  with  Art  Classes  in  the  school.  After  Christmas,  for  the  second  term  we  will  have  Caroline  Cunningham  from  “Expressions”  School  of  Speech  and  Drama.  During  the  final  term  we  will  have  Hilary  Kinahan  giving  Yoga  classes. The  school  will  subsidise  the  cost  of  the  lessons  from  our  weekly  draw. We  are  asking  that  each  pupil  pays  €12  per  term  for  the  lessons. Payment  for  the full school year  is  €36.

  1. Welfare board

We  would  like  to  inform  all  parents  that  we  are  obliged  to  inform  the  Welfare  Board  if  a  child  is  absent  for  twenty  days  or  more  in  any  school  year.  A  written  note  of  explanation  should  be  sent  in  with  your  child  following  all  absences.

  1. Meet and Greet Evening – Monday  26th  September– Junior Inf, Senior Inf, & Sixth Class

We  will  have  a  Meet  and  Greet  Evening  on  Monday  26th  September .The  purpose  of  the  evening  is  to  give  the  teacher  and  parents  a  chance  to  “meet  and  greet” each  other.  Parents  will  spend  approximately  ten  minutes  in  their  child’s  classroom  where  the  class  teacher  will  introduce  him / herself  and  explain  class  procedures  and  homework  procedures  for  the  year.  We  hope  that  this  will  help  to  clarify  any  issues  about  which  parents  may  have  concerns. Ms. Hughes will meet Junior Infant parents at 7p.m. Mr. Kelly will meet Senior Infant parents at 7.15p.m. Ms. Dowd will meet parents of her pupils at 7.30p.m.

  1. School Draw

The  weekly   school  draw  will  recommence  on  Friday 23rd  September. The money  raised  will  be  used   for  school  related  activities  (eg. Subsidise  Art, Yoga, drama, curriculum resources,  field  trips  etc).  We  ask  that  each  family  contribute   €2  per  week  (i.e  €12  up  to Halloween  break  or  €24  from  now  to  Christmas)  Prizes  will    be  given  out  each  Friday  using  half  of  the  money  contributed.

  1. School Tour Savings Scheme

Ms.  Dowd  will  continue  to  do  a  savings  scheme  this  year  this  will  enable  children  to  pay  more  easily  for  the  school  tour  and  other  school  trips.  Children  are  encouraged  to  try  to  save   €2  each  week  from  their  own  pocket  money.  In  the  event  that  they  save  more  than  the  amount  required  this  will  be  returned  to  them  to  use  as  they  please.

  1. Mobile  Phones / Text a parent – emergencies  and  important  reminders

Should  your  address,  phone  or  mobile  phone  details  have  changed  since  you  first  registered  your  child  please  inform  the  school  immediately.  It  is  vital  that  you  receive  the  school  texts  in  an  emergency  situation.  In  the  case  of  separated  parents please  inform  the  school  if  you  would  like  text  messages /letters  sent  to  both  parents.

Mobile  Phones  are  strictly  prohibited  in  the  school.  Should  your  child  require  a  mobile  in  school  you  should  write  a  note  of  explanation  to  the  school.  Otherwise  if  phones  are  found  they  will  be  kept  in  the  office  until  collected  by  parents.           

  1. School Calendar

All  children  received  a  copy  of  our  school  calendar  including  all  school  closures  for  the  2016 / ’17  school  year.  We  ask  that  all  parents  retain  this  calendar  for  reference  during  the  year.

  1. Confirmation /  First Confession /  First Communion
  • Confirmation on  Wednesday  15th    There  will  be  no  school  for  pupils  on  this  day.
  • First Confession  will  take  place  in  Tubber  Church  on  15th  March  at  30 p.m.
  • First Communion  will  take  place  in  Tubber  Church  on  20th  May  at  11 a. m.
  1. School Lunches

Our  aim  is  to  encourage  healthy  eating  in  children.  Therefore  all  sweets , chocolate  bars,  biscuits with chocolate  (such  as  Club  Milks, Twix , Penguins  etc.),fizzy drinks,  winders,  crisps,  popcorn, cereal bars  eg. Coco pops bars, rice krispies bars, squares  bars etc. are  not  allowed  for  school  lunches. Some  suggested  alternatives  might  be  sandwiches, scones ,  buns,  plain  digestive  biscuits , cheese ,fruit,  carrots, yogurts,  fruit  juice  or   diluted  drink. We  suggest  that  children  use  reusable  bottles  instead  of  cartons  of  drinks.  We  are  asking  all  children  to  pack  their  lunch  litter  in  their  lunch  boxes  for  disposal  at  home.  This  is  to  emphasise  to  children  the  need  to  protect  our  environment  from  excess  packaging.

  1. Uniforms / School Crests

Parents  who  have  chosen  to  adopt  the  school  uniform  when  registering  their  child  in  our  school  should  ensure  that  their  child  is  wearing  the  full  uniform  at  all  times.  If  for  some  reason  your  child  cannot  wear  the  proper  uniform  please  inform  us  in  writing.  Please  label  your  child’s  jumper / cardigan,  tracksuits and  coats.  We  have  already  gathered  some  jumpers, tops  and  coats  in  our  lost  and  found  area.  Should  you  require  a  school  crest  for  your  navy  tracksuit  these  can  be  purchased  from  James  Farrell  [Mobile  phone  no.  087 – 9844754]           

  1. Medication

Written  instructions  will  be  required  from  parents  should  any  child  require  medication  during  school  hours.  On  arrival  at  school ,notes  and  medication  should  be  brought  straight  to  the  class  teacher.

  1. Parents’ Association

The  A.G.M.  of  the  Parents’  Association  will  be  held  on Tuesday  4th  October  at  8 p.m.  All  parents  are  invited  to  attend. We encourage all families to support  the  Parents  Association.  We  would  like  to  thank  our  Parents’  Association  for  all  their  help  and  support  during  the  last  school  year.  We  value  the  relationship  which  we  have  with  all  parents.    The  Parents’  Association  are  of  invaluable  assistance  in  ensuring  that  this  relationship  will  remain  open  and  supportive  from  both  sides.

  1. Parent – Teacher Communication.

Parent – Teacher  meetings  will  be  held on  Mon 24th   &  Tues 25th    October   from 3  p.m.   All  children  from  1st  –  6th  class  go  home  at  2.55p.m.  on  both  days.  You  will  receive  a  note  with  your  specific  time  a week  beforehand .  However , it  is  not  necessary  to  wait  until  then  to  discuss  your  child’s  progress.  If  at  any  time you  wish  to  discuss  your  child  with  his / her  teacher , please  telephone  the  school  and  we  will  arrange  a  suitable  time  for  you  to  call.  Parents  should  not  feel  obliged  to  contact  the  principal  regarding  most  of  their  concerns.  The  class  teacher  should  be  the  first  person  to  be  contacted  as  he/she  is  dealing  with  your  child  on  a  daily  basis,  and  is  therefore  in  the  best  position  to  deal  promptly  with  the  situation.  If  you  wish  to  see  both  class  teacher  and  principal  it  will  be  necessary  to  make an  appointment  to  see  them  after  school.

  1. Headlice.

As  we  are  at  the  beginning  of  a  new  school  year  we  would  appeal  to  all  parents  to  check  your  children’s  hair  for  head  lice  on  a  regular  basis.  If  you  detect  head  lice  we  would  appreciate  it  if  you  would  let  the  school  know  immediately.  We  can  then  ask  the  parents  of  the  other  children  in  the  class  to  treat  their  child’s hair  as  soon  as  possible  .

  1. Basketball / Tag  Rugby / Gaelic

We  are  happy  to  be  able  to  inform  you  that  once  again  Paddy  Mullally  will  coach basketball  this  year.  Sessions  began  on  9th  Sept.  Coaching  sessions will  be  rotated  between  classes. Initially  he  will coach  1st  Class,   2nd  Class  and  5th / 6th   class.  Our  Leinster  Rugby  coach  Ciarán  Sloan  has  started Tag  Rugby,  with  4th & 5th  class  each  Wednesday.  All  classes  will  start  Gaelic  with  James  Bracken  next  Monday.  Therefore  tracksuits  should  be  worn  on  Mondays  by  all  pupils.

  1. Taxi

In  the  interest  of  your  child’s  safety,  a  parent  should  accompany  a  taxi  driver  to  the  school  to  collect  a  child.  If  it  is  not  possible  for  a  parent  or  named  guardian  to  collect  a  child  we  will  require  a  signed  note  from  the  parent  giving  the  school  permission  to  release  the  child  to  the  taxi  driver.

  1. Party invitations

In  order  to  avoid  disappointment  and  distress  to  children,  we  would  ask  that  birthday  party  invitations  should  not be  handed  out  in  school.  We  would  appreciate  your  co-operation  in  this  matter.

  1. School Walk

Many  thanks  to  all  those  who  contributed  towards  our  sponsored  walk.  The  amount  raised in June 2016  was   €2,159.10  which  was  very  much  appreciated.  The  funds  raised  will  go  towards  our  school  book  rental  scheme.

  1. School Photographer.

The  School  Photographer  will  be  visiting  our  school  on  Monday  6th  February.

  1. Website

Our  website  can  be  accessed  at  tubberns.scoilnet.ie.  Should  you  have  any  objection  to  your  child’s  photograph  being  included  in  the  teachers’ class  presentations  on  the  website,  please  contact  the  school.  Names  will  not  be  included  with  the  photos.

  1.      Garda Vetting

All  people  working  with  children  must   provide  a  copy  of  garda  vetting   to  the  Board  of  Management.

  1. Board of Management The current board are as follows:
Rev.  Fr. Tony  Gavin—Chairperson   Kenneth Fox—Parents’ Nominee.
Anne Marie  Minnock—Principal

Angela Higgins—Community Rep.
Sean Maloney—Bishop’s Nominee

Michael Hiney—Community Rep.
Mary Cosgrove—Parents’ Nominee.   Alicia Fallon—Teachers’ Rep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

——————————————————- Principal.

 

The End

Rugby Blitz 2011

March 21st, 2013

Rugby Blitz

Last Tuesday the 6th class went to a rugby blitz in the Midland Warriors pitch in Moate.There were 3 teams A,B and C and we faced teams such as Oliver Plunketts in Moate.We set out at about 10 o ‘clock and had to pick up Oliver Plunketts,Rosemount and Streamstown. Some of the lads in TY refereed the matches.Everyone got to play a couple of matches and some people were better than they thought.Luckily we didn’t have any injuries during the day.A great time was had by all.

By James Sheridan

OUR RUGBY BLITZ

Our school was invited to a tag rugby blitz in Moate. 5th and 6th class were the classes who went. There was 29 of us so we were divided into 3 teams. There were boys and girls on every team. We took a bus into Moate and arrived at 11 o clock. We got our tags and kitted out so we were ready to play. There were 4 pitches marked out so there would be 4 matches going on at the same time. We were all very excited to be playing our first tag rugby game for our school. There were loads of other schools there aswell who looked just as excited as we were. Our teacher Mrs Dowd came along with us and was cheering us on from the sideline. Every team won and drew most of their matches. When we were finished we got changed back into our school clothes and got back into the bus. We arrived back at the school at a quarter to 1. We were all starving so as soon as we got back our classroom we all tucked into our lunch. Everyone had a great time and we were all so glad we went to play.

By James Kealy

Apres match 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

apres match

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apres Match 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before the Rugby

5th and 6th class Rugby players....before the matches!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During.....

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Cumann na mBunscol Autumn 2011

March 21st, 2013

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

Girl Champions

Tubbers First Girl Winners of Cumann na mBunscol

Tubbers First Girl Winners of Cumann na mBunscol

Well done to a fantastic football team.

Well done to a fantastic football team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2011 Games

Football notes:

Tubber Girls make it to the final once again….We play Rath in O’Connor Park on Saturday the 12th Nov at 3:45pm. This should be a great match and all support is very welcome. Come on the Gals!

Tubber Girls Vs Rath

This game is in Rath on Wednesday, leaving straight after school. How will it go……go on the gals!!!!

Well the was played in rain, wind and sleet and with a number of injuries on the Tubber team we ended up loosing this game by a few goals and points. But all is not lost as we have still made it to the final which is to be held in O’Connor Pk on Wed 26th Oct at 4:30pm. So Go on the Girls!!!!

Boys Spring 2012

The boys also lined out against Geashill in Geashill on the same day as the girls. They played hard but Mr Luck was not on their side and they lost the game. The next game was at home to Boher and this was a nail biting game that could have gone either way. The Final score left Tubber boys 1 pt down. What a game. Unfortunately this was the last game this season for the boys team.

Tubber Boys v Boher 4-16 to 3-13

The boys and Annie Boland had a great match today in Boher school. They boys stood out in their positions for their final match for this season. It was a damp, dull and misty afternoon. They all played their hearts out against a strong team from Bonher. With goals and points comming from all players we

The Tubber Boys Autumn 2011

soon had a 7pt lead going in at half time. Boher came out strong in the second half and soon made up the difference in score to take the lead for a while. But the Tubberians came back fighting and won the game in the final minutes with a lead of 1-3. Well done boys and thats the end of football games until the Spring season. Thanks to all the parents who helped and support the team. Go raibh míle maith agaibh go leir.

The team of 2011 in Boher.

Tubber V’s Rhode School

The Tubber boys went out in extreme heat to play against Rhode. They played their hearts out against a great team and came in at half time 2pts down. This was a tremendous achievement for the boys. With the start of the second half of the game Tubber made a great burst with 2 Goals in the first 5mins but Rhode were not to be moved from the lead and in the end after a great struggle Rhode won by 4pts. The boys from Rhode were a credit to their school and parents, they played a great game and were extremely polite and mannerly. We wish them the very best in the rest of their games. The boys next game is in Boher on the 4th Oct.

Tubber Gals V’s Walsh Island (5-7 to 2-2)

On home soil the girls in amber and black took to the pitch with sheer determination. The sun was splitting the stones and water was scarce in Tubber. But the girls got straight into the game from the start and stuck like gel to their opponents. We saw fantastic team work throughout the game and because of this the girls were leading at half time. The Walsh Island girls came out fighting in the second half and gave our girls a good run for their money. We won the game well with sheer delight and exhaustion…even those on the side line. The girls are a great team and play fantastically together. Their next game is in Rath against Rath next Wed 5th Oct.

Tubber Vs Geashill

As another year starts and we lose some players and we gain new players but we never know what the year will bring. Today the 14th Sept we started off with a girls match in Geashill against Geashill. We left the school at 3:10 and arrived at the pitch around 4 o’clock ready to give the game our best shot. Our toughest game last year was against this team so we tried to stay positive….we were going to have fun regardless. The starting team, all the 6th class girls, lined out and prepared for action. The ball went up and Tubber got first possession. The girls were fab, they stuck to their players like glue and fought hard for every ball. Clodagh did a great job in goal with great support from Kayla, Alannah and Áine. With Annie and Claire in mid field we kept control of the game and made sure the ball went the right direction. At half time the score did not portray how well the girls were playing. We truly were unfortunate that we had so many wides. The girls took every opportunity to score but it wasn’t to be. Tubber 3 pts to Geashill 2-6 was the half time score. At half time the girls were wrecked, never mind the parents on the sideline but they’d all live to fight another day. With a refreshed morale boost the girls took their places on the pitch again. Their look of sheer determination was hard to quell. This was a different game, the team had settled in and with a fantastic passing mechanism and accurate kicking the forward line, Kayleigh, Saoirse and Dearbhla put most balls over or under the bar. Fantastic work all round this gave Tubber the upper hand to finish the game with a 2 goal lead. We fought hard and never gave up, we turned the game around in the second half and every girl contributed fully to this fantabulous win. All girls got to play on the day. Subs were Emily, Charlotte, Lorna, Annie Br, Rachel, Niamh, Kayleigh and Terese. Well done to the Geashill girls, as this was a fantastic, nail biting game that could have gone either way. Tubber Abú!!!!

Girls football continues every Monday straight after school.

Girls Dates:

21 Sept: Girls …No game

28th Sept Girls play Walsh Island in Tubber

5th Oct Girls….play Rath in Rath

Tubber Vs Clonmacnoise

The Boys played their first match today against a very strong Clonmacnoise team. The Tubber boys faught hard but just couldnt get ahead. With only one sub verses a team with many subs it was hard to keep energy levels up. In the 2nd half of the game the Tubber boys put away some lovely scores with goals from Ian, Callum, Tómas and Kevin and points from Ian, Callum, Matthew, Kian and Tómas. The defence tactics from Aaron, Chad, Ronan and goalie Peter were fab but unfortunately the stronger team won in the end. Our next game is at home against Rhode and the date hasn’t been set yet. Well done lads.

Boys Games:

20th Sept….Clonmacnoise in Shannonbridge

27th Sept to be decided

4th Oct we play Boher in Boher

Spring 2011

Tubber Boys vs Bracknagh

Once again the boys in Amber and Black representing their school did us proud, they played a fantastic game of team football against a very strong Bracknagh team. With strong winds tearing across the pitch it did no favours for either side but alas the Tubber boys held their heads up look for the helping hand of the team mate and gave it their best shot to win well in the end. As always a fantastic team spirit. This leaves both the boys and girls football team in the Cumann na mBunscol final. This is a great achievement for Tubber footballers. Thanks to the parents for all their lifts and support throufghout the year and especially to James Farrell and Patrick Kealy for all their help. Also a big thanks to Trina Murray. Well don all.

Tubber Girls play Walshe Islands

Congrats to Tubber Girls football team who are through to the final after all their hard work throughout the year. They played a fantastic game at home against Walsh Island. It was a tough game from the start put they played hard and fast, and held their heads up to win through in the end. With fantastic defence from Amanda (Captain), Kathy and Grace in the first half and Áine Farrell in the second half they lightened the load for Amy our team goalie who made some wonderful saves. Claire King , Annie Boland and Aine O Connor covered the mid field section very well leaving very little ball for the Walsh Islanders. Lori Rickard , Clodagh Bradley, Saoirse Halpin did justice to the team in the forward line with great support from Aine Farrell in the first half as they popped scores into the net and over the bar. Emily Fielding, Kayleigh Cornally, Alannah Carey, Dearbhla O’Rielly, Kayla Gannon, Coldagh Heavin, all came on in the second half of the game to help out in all areas. All players had a fantastic game leading to their victory against the toughest team of the tournament so far, to the delight of their team mate and No 1 supported Áine Healy who usually plays mid field but due to injury could not play. Tubber Abú….all the way to O’Connor Park!!!!!

Tubber Girls vs Gortnamona

The girls footie team played a great away game against Gortnamona. With Amy in goal and our strong defence line, Kathy, Grace, Clodagh and Amanda, the Gortnamona girls struggled to score. Our midfielders Áine Healy, Dearbhla, Annie, Claire, Kayla and Aine O’Connor left no ball available to the opposition and sent them down to our ever waiting forwards Áine Farrell, Clodagh, Emily, Alannah, Kayleigh and Lori, to place it over the bar or in the net…….or even wide!!!! With great support from the parents on the sideline the girls made us all so proud on the day.

Tubber vs Geashill

Congrats to both the boys and girls football teams who played fantastic games last Wednesday afternoon, 30th March in Geashill. The girls played first with outstanding performances by everyone ….they stuck like gel to their opponents winning all the ball in the first half with a score of 3 goals and 2 pts to just 2pts. After their half time pep chat they went out to play hard for the next longgggg 25mins. At this point the sun came out to blind the defenders and the Geashil team worked hard to quash their deficit and even the score before the final whistle, leaving it at a draw for Tubber and Geashil. Well done to both teams who really played hard in a fantabulous game of football. Final score was Tubber 5 – 3 to geashil 3-7 (unfortunately goals were only worth 2pts). The girls will play their next game against Gortnamona in Mountbolus on Tue 5th April. So we wish them all the best.

The boys game started immediately after the girls. It started with a blast from a Tubber score in the first 30 seconds. The boys, as always fought hard for their win, never letting up. The game was a brilliant game of football against a well experienced Geashil team, who wanted to win as much as the Tubber boys. Unfortunately, their can only be one winner on the day and it was Tubber. While the score may reflect an easier game than we had, I can assure you it was no easy game and could have gone either way in the blink of an eye. The boys in black and amber won with a score of 7-7 to 3-3. Thanks to all the parents who provided lifts for both teams. Much appreciated.

TUBBER ABÚ!!!!

Tubber boys vs Daingean

The boys played their first game of the spring league against Daingean. As always they played with such enthusiasm, and well deserved their win. All boys on the panel got to play. Thanks for all the lifts from parents.

Well done boys.

Spring 2011

It’s that time of year again when both the boys and girls football matches for the Cumann na mBunscol start up. The following are the details so far:

Girls games starting on Tue 22nd Mar (9 a-side)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Divg 5 Champions in O'Connor Park, Sat 13th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 5 Champions in O’Connor Park, Sat 13th.

Congrats to the Boys football team who won the Cumann na mBunscol final against Clonmacnoise in O’Connor park. The team played a fantastic game. The thrill of playing in O’Connor Park with its fab dressing rooms was too much to handle for the team initially and the lads and Áine took a while to realize they were actually playing the game and finished the first half 2 pts down….but with a reality check at half time they team pulled together and played a blinder for the second half. They shot point after point and conceded nothing for the rest of the game. They did us proud on the day, as they always do. It was an honor to be with the team on the day. Many thanks to James farrell and Paddy Kealy for all their help throughout the year so far.

The Girls Finalists of 2011!!

A place in Croke Park:

Jamie Donohue and Áine O’Connor are entering the County schools skills championship to try for a part as the Offally representitive on the team to play in Croke Park for the All Ireland final. We wish the all the best.

Harry Cornally is entering the same competition for hurling skills. Best wishes to all.

Playing for Offaly…

This year Áine O’Connor and Claire King togged out for Offaly to play at half time during the Offally v Wexford national league match on 20th Feb in O’Connor Park. For the boys team James Kealy and Shane Moran also wore the Offaly shirts to play. Well done to all.

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December Notes: ED

March 5th, 2013

December Notes:

The was a great month we prepared for the Carol Service which was held in the local chursh and went very well….we sang fantastic on the night. We read up to chapter 13 in our Novel and now we had enough knowledge of Scoil Éannas to make our class trip there. We had a fab time and the school was exactly as described in the book. The weather was cold but dry and so we could have a right good look around where John-Joe and Rodger spent their days with the Ard Mhaister and his brother Willie.

The End

Onion Soup

November 11th, 2012

Our Own Organic Onion Soup

Friday 9 Nov 2012

Today we made a fabulous soup that we called Onion Variety Soup….it was scrumptious. On Thursday we dug the veg out of our school garden. The carrots were gi-normous and the rest of the veg we normal size. We had potatoes, carrots, parsnips, celery, scallions, red onions, white onions, leeks, spring onions, parsley, fennel and various other herbs. Ms Dowd and Ms Conway both brought in other types of onions that they had in their home gardens. All our ingredients were organic.

Next we took all the ingredients and utensils to the staffroom and started the cleaning process…we started with our hands and then toped and tailed all the veg. Next step was to chop them up and tip them into the big cauldron (pot). Well the tears that fell at this point were a sight to behold. The white, orange and red onions had the class in tears or was it the fear of the cauldron!!!! We had to share the jobs as some kids were very upset at the chopping of the onions others just laughed at them. Heartless, I say, Heartless.

With all chopped and cleaned we tipped the lot into the pot, we added ground pepper and covered with water. Off back to the class to discuss our work and write up notes as we waited for the soup to come to boil and we turned it down and left to simmer for an hour. Ms Dowd brought the pot up to the classroom when it was ready and she used a hand blender to puree all the vegetables. We couldn’t wait to taste it. Everyone got a ladle full in a mug to start and there was a second ladle load if you wanted it and some even got a third go. Only two people out of a class of thirty didn’t really like it. Everyone else loved it and wanted more. Ms Dowd told us that we could make this cheap, nutritious meal for ourselves when we are in college and money is tight.

By 5th and 6th Class 2012/13

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Latest news update

October 6th, 2012

Open Day in Tubber May 24th…for enrolling new pupils

Tubber National School

Open DAY

new enrolments FOR September 2017 ALL welcome

Date:  Wednesday 24th May 2017

Time:   10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (For pupils and parents)

Alternatively

Time:   6 p.m. – 8 P.M. (Open For Viewing)

Tubber,

Moate, Co. Westmeath.             PH: 090 64 81501

If you are still unsure of where to send your child to primary school, please come and visit us in Tubber.

 

St. Manchan’s National School (Tubber N.S.) is a mixed national school, accommodating both boys and girls from Infants to 6th class, situated in an idyllic country setting with easy access to Clara, Moate and surrounding areas. It is 2 mins from Exit 6 off the M6.

Please check out our school website for more information to give you an idea of some of our activities.

www.tubberns.scoilnet.ie

 

Saoirse wins the Offaly Football Skills Competition

Tubber NS’s Saoirse McGuinness wins the Football Skills  award for Offaly. Tubber sent four children to the county Schools GAA Skills competition. Sarah Browne represented the school in Camogie Skills, Conor Treacy represented the school in Boys Football, Donal Shirley represented the school in Hurling Skills and Saoirse McGuinness, not only represented the school in Girls football skills, but also won the best female GAA  skills player in Offaly Primary Schools. This was another wonderful achievement for Saoirse, so well done Saoirse. All four participants did the school proud.

Two Sports Scholarships for Tubber children

Two children from Tubber NS have won sports  scholarships to Moate Community School for the coming school year 2017-18. They were delighted to win and of course it alleviates a lot of the cost for parents. So well done to Saoirse McGuinness and Donal Shirley on their success.

 

 

Cuman na mBunscol Finals

Congrats to both the boys and girls football teams who have made it to the finals this week in O’Connor Pk. The girls are playing on Tue at 1:15pm and the boys are playing Wednesday at 2:30pm. Both teams have worked and played hard to get here. We wish the the very best of fun, football and luck. Tubber Abú.

2017 Boys Final team

2017 Girls Final Team

 

Tim’s Birthday

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.

We send love, friendship and good wishes to our friend Tim.

 

The Easter raffle went down a treat with all eyes on the hampers and  the eggs. These are the happy winners:

The Easter raffle winners.

 

 Student of the month (January, February and March)

February and March Student of the month.

Jan (Student of the month)

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

Dec 2016

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:

Nov 2016

 

Oct 2016

Halloween 2016

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Cheerio-breakfast morning for Child-line where Tubber NS raise over €350 for this great cause.

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Sept 2016

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.”

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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 kikim@eircom.net

I will add it as soon as I get my paws on one…. but well done to both teams.

 

Winners of the girls Cumann na mBunscol 2015. Medals presented by past pupil, and senior footballer Jonathon Rooney.

Winners of the girls Cumann na mBunscol 2015. Medals presented by past pupil, and senior footballer Jonathon Rooney.

Winner of the Best Science award from St Ciarans, Secondary school Clara after a number of schools visited on open day.

Winner of the Best Science award from St Ciarans, Secondary school Clara after a number of schools visited on open day.

Primary Scientists..6th class with their project ready to present in The RDS on Jan 7th along side the BT Young Scientists.

Primary Scientists..6th class with their project ready to present in The RDS on Jan 7th along side the BT Young Scientists.

 

Ms Dowds 6th class performance of Annie with a Twist.

Ms Dowds 6th class performance of Annie with a Twist.

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Ms Hynes' class performance of Roald Dahl's Cinderella

Ms Hynes’ class performance of Roald Dahl’s Cinderella

Ms Sylvesters class performance of Children of the World.

Ms Sylvesters class performance of Children of the World.

Budding writers of the future. All winners or the writing competition for the Clara/Tubber Community Newsletter.

Budding writers of the future. All winners or the writing competition for the Clara/Tubber Community Newsletter.

Ms Fitzpatrick, the winner of the Parents Council 1st prize......She was delira.

Ms Fitzpatrick, the winner of the Parents Council 1st prize……She was delira.

Presenting Noel, from Simon Community with money and gifts donated by parents to help towards rebuilding a life.

Presenting Noel, from Simon Community with money and gifts donated by parents to help towards rebuilding a life.

Winners of the Parents Council Childrens Draw 2015

Winners of the Parents Council Childrens Draw 2015

Winners of the AIB Art competition 2015.

Winners of the AIB Art competition 2015.

Students of the Week

Dec 2015

Dec 2015, Students of the Month

Dec 2015, Students of the Month

 

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18th Dec

Nov 2015

 

 

20th Nov

20th Nov

13th Nov Students of the Week

13th Nov Students of the Week

6th Nov

6th Nov

Oct 2015

Octoner Student of the month!!

October Student of the month!!

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Sept 2015

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Trip to Horizon 2015

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End of year Mass

End of Year Mass.

End of Year Mass.

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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.
Aquatic Center 2015

Aquatic Center 2015

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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.

 

Students of the Week

Students of the Week

 

Students of the Month March.

Students of the Month March.

Easter Raffle Winners 2015.

Easter Raffle Winners 2015.

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.

Tubber NS confirmation class 2015.

Tubber NS confirmation class 2015.

 

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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.

Our school Bee!!!

Our school Bee!!!

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 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!!!”

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CHEERIOS……Childline:

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.

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5th and 6th Class enjoying Breakfast with Cheerios.

5th and 6th Class enjoying Breakfast with Cheerios.

4th and 5th Class for Childline.

4th and 5th Class for Childline.

3rd class.

3rd class.

2nd class enjoying Cheerios.

2nd class enjoying Cheerios.

1st Class having breakie.

1st Class having breakie.

Junior Infants.

Junior Infants.

Senior Infants.

Senior Infants.

Autumn Football Games

BOYS

October 2014

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.

September 2014

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.

GIRLS

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!!!!IMG_6702[1]

Spelling Bee

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.

 

Our School Spelling Bee 2014.

Our School Spelling Bee 2014.

 

Christopher showing his talent.

Christopher showing his talent.

 

 

 

 

 

 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.

 

The U13 team. Therese, Niamh, Laura and Adam.

The U13 team. Therese, Niamh, Laura and Adam.

 

Our U11 team. Ava shane, Edward and Ella.

Our U11 team. Ava shane, Edward and Ella.

 

 

 

 

Spring Games 2014

Girls:

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….

 

 

BOYS:

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

Girls Games:

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.

 

Trease mcManus presents the Cum.na mBun S winners medals to the girls team.

Trease mcManus presents the Cum.na mBun S winners medals to the girls team.

 

Boys Games:

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

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Winter Wonderland class trip Dec 2011

February 2nd, 2012
While we were in Dublin we decided a trip Ice Skating would be a treat….so off we went.

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This is how you do it.

Kyle breakdancing!

After the skating we tried out the rides………………
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