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March 2018

Easter Bonnet Parade

Soccer Blitz

Girls teams to be added later….

Seachtain na Gaeilge

 February 2018

Confirmation Class

Confirmation 2018 Tubberclare.

January 2018

Credit Union Quiz

Tubber had an U11 and U13 team in the first round of the Credit Union quiz. On the night both teams were excellent and lead in score all the way, but unfortunately the U11 team of Adam, Finn, Molly and Lauren  lost out by one point in the end. The U13 team won their round well and will go on to represent the school in the Regional finals in March. It was a great night and the children really enjoyed themselves. We wish Aisling, Mai, Nathan and Hugh the very best in the next round. Go n-éirí an t-ádh leo.


Dead Zoo and RDS

A new year begins, new resolutions made. Happy 2018 to all.

The children returned to school all set for hard work. Ms Dowds class went to the BT Young Scientists exhibition in the RDS. They had a wonderful day full of science.

Before going to the RDS they manages to have enough time to visit the Dead Zoo (or by its real name the Natural Museum). This is free and a great opportunity to get up close and personal with some Big Scary animals.

Christmas 2017

Christmas Concert 2017

The Senior classes in Tubber prepared a Christmas play and they went on stage on December 19th. Ms Haynes’ 3rd class produced          on the night. It was a great display of music and acting. Ms McGuire’s 4th and 5th class produced Stable Manners which was a funny play about contrary animals in a stable who put aside their differences when the baby Jesus was born. Finally, Ms Dowds 5th and 6th class did the play Away with the Manger, about two thieves who decide to hide out in a school and hide their jewels in the manger during the school Nativity play. The children all had fun on stage a some great talent was displayed on the night. We ended the night with a few musicians playing Fairytale of New York and the children and audience singing it to get into the Christmas spirit. On the 30th anniversary of the release of that great song it was a good way to end the night.


The parents Council held their raffle in the school hall and afterwards the junior infants and senior infants sang a lovely Christmas song.

Tubber Children Serving the Community

The children of Tubber NS have made numerous efforts this school year to help those less well off.  They started the year with a breakfast morning for Childline where they raised €314. The senior class then organised a visit from the Midlands Simon Community to come and speak to the class. They watched a video explaining the work done by Simon and the desperate need for funds. The class decided that charity would start at home this year and that they would endeavour to make Christmas a bit better for some people. The children regularly brought in money from their own pocket money and put it in the Simon bucket. It was then decided that we would have a Christmas jumper day in the school in aid of Simon and the S.V.P and any contribution would be gratefully received. The children were delighted when they had collected over €800 and lots of boxes of food donations. This meant that they were able to give €420 to the Midlands Simon Community and also give €420 to the local St Vincent De Paul. Every little counts and we all hope that their contribution made a difference to some people. Remember…if you don’t find Christmas in your heart then you won’t find it under the tree.

Also we should try to remember to be in the Christmas spirit even when it’s not December.


Tubber Children Raise Money for Childline

The children of Tubber N.S raised over €400 for Childline recently by hosting a Cheerios breakfast morning in the school. All the children wore their P.Js to school. Then they all sat together and had their Cheerios breakfast. The school does this fundraiser annually as it is for a very good cause and the children really enjoy it and understand  the importance of Childline.

Cumann na mBunscol Autumn 2017

The timetable for the Autumn Games are below. Note, that not all games may be played on the dates below for reasons out of my control. Because we are straight into games training for boys and girls will be random and I will let you know in advance.

End of Year Mass as we say Goodbye to 6th Class

And We bid a fond farewell to some Staff members.

Sports Day 2017


Special Awards given out at the last assembly.


The Last Supper for 6th Class

Cake Sale 2017

Tubber NS takes part in celebrating Offaly GAA day.

Well done to Dean and Sean for coming second in the All Ireland County Cub challenge competition.

The Colin Dunne memorial Races in the Harriers

First Holy Communion in Tubber

Boys and Girls play in the Cuman na mBunscol finals in

O’Connor Pk

School Tour to Clara Lara Fun Park 2017


Ms Dowd’s Class visit the Dáil

A trip to Birr Casltle.


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)


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


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.


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.”



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

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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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








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.





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!!!




 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.








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


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.


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


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

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 mBun S winners medals to the girls team.

Trease mcManus presents the 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


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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