Wednesday, November 30, 2016
As winter closes in and with the pitch becoming less playable we have decided to organise uni hoc tournaments to keep our students active throughout rainy days. The tournament takes a round robin format where each team will play each other twice. The top two teams at the end of the series will compete in a final. The teams are available to view on the school blog under our ''Active School'' page. Along with more information regarding our active school initiative!
Monday, October 10, 2016
Peterswell unlucky not to advance past group stages
Peterswell were unlucky not to advance past the group stages of this year’s mini 7’s competition after losing out narrowly to New Inn in their penultimate group game.
The south Galway side had won all of their previous group games and would go on to beat Kilbeacanty comprehensively in their final group game. For this reason the New Inn encounter would prove decisive.
Peterswell began the day strongly with a hard fought 4-2 to 3-0 win over Bullaun. Niamh Walsh and Mia Mullroe both netted a brace of goals. Abbie Massey and Lena Fahy both contributed a point each.
The next game would prove to be the group’s most important game. New Inn was the opposition this time and with a strong wind blowing, Peterswell decided to deploy a sweeper against the wind in the first half. When the final whistle was blown only a goal separated the teams. The fantastic full forward Mia Mulroe hit the net again for Peterswell. However it would not be enough to put Peterswell through to the final, bar an upset in the last round of group games. The final score line was 1-1 to 2-1.
In the final round of group games Peterswell accounted for Kilbeacanty on a score line of 4-2 to 0-0. However it would not be enough as New Inn would beat Bullaun to see themselves through to the final.
Following this Peterswell played Leitrim in a shield competition. Peterswell were again victors in this encounter. The scorers were Mia Mulroe, Niamh Walsh, Abbie Massey and Lena Fahy with a long range effort.
Finally a challenge game with Kilchreest was organised and all members of the panel got a run.
Peterswell Mini 7’s
Peterswell were competing in a mini 7’s competition in Gort pitch on Friday 30th of September. Their opponents were Lough Cutra, Lurga, Kiltartan and Kilchreest.
Peterswell started off with a very narrow one point win over Lough Cutra with scores from our midfielder Evan Brady and forward Darren Farrell. At half time Peterswell were leading 0-2 to 0-1.With two minutes to go in the second half Peterswell were leading by 4 points but conceded a late goal to narrow it down to one point. However with the clock running down, Peterswell saw out the final few minutes and came out on top.
Next Peterswell faced Lurga in a game where Peterswell would win on a score line of 4-1 to 0-3 with more scores coming from Evan and Darren who netted two goals each. Diarmuid Gillard performed well in goals, while Gary Kennedy and Declan Fitzgerald were as solid as rocks in defence.
Following the Lurga game Peterswell would face Kiltartan. This game saw excellent performances from Cian Fennessy and Brian Egan but in the end Peterswell would lose by single point with a score line of 2-1 to 2-2.
Peterswell’s final game was against Kilchreest and would prove to be our most vital match of the day. Peterswell fought until the end of the match but in the end Kilchreest would come out with the victory and go on to beat Tierneevin in the final.
By Gary Kennedy and Declan Fitzgerald
Friday, June 17, 2016
Report on County Final 2016
On the 9th of June 2016 we played our 11 a-side schools county final in Loughgeorge. We were to play Renmore NS. We left the school at 10:30am on Eamon Hansberry’s bus. We arrived at 11:20am to play our match at 12:00 noon. We got togged in the dressing room and then acted as spectators while Ballyglass NS fought out their match, which they won.
Then we warmed up on the astro-turf pitch. Next we lined out on the pitch in our positions:
Liam Collins in goals, Padraic Dooley and Ailbhe Flannery in the full back line then Gary kennedy and Jamie Hoey in the half back line, Evan Brady and Ben Mulcair in midfield, then Declan Fitzgerald and TJ Prendergast in the half forward line and Shauna Dooley-Glynn and Darren Farrell in the full forward line.
We started the first half very well with two early goals from Shauna and a long-range goal from midfield by Jamie Hoey. The score at half time was 5-2 to 0-2 to Peterswell NS. We dominated the second half with scores from TJ, Shauna, Ben, Darren and Declan. The final score was 9-5 to 1-4 to Peterswell NS.
The chairman of the Galway Co. board, Noel Treacy presented our captain Liam Collins with the cup. Liam then provided a stellar speech, thanking both supporters and mentors. Finally he thanked Renmore for a hard fought game. Next there was a presentation of medals to the players by Conor Cooney.
We went back to Supermacs in Gort for a feast of high calorie food .Then we went back to school as county champions. To cap off the day we met again at 7pm for a tour of the parish. It was a great day all around and we were very proud of our accomplishment.
By Liam Collins, TJ Prendergast and Ben Mulcair
Monday, January 18, 2016
Welcome back to everyone in the senior room! There is lots to look forward to this term. The senior room will be beginning preparation for their confirmation. This will include lots of confirmation themed artwork. Keep an eye out for future posts of these creations. As well as confirmation, the seniors will be preparing for their Easter concert. This year a drama entitled ''Where There's a Will'' by Bernadette Melia will be performed in front of an audience of parents and classmates. Having just attended a performance of ''West Side Story'' by students in Gort community school, the children have more than enough inspiration for their own performance. Who knows St Thomas' N.S. might be home to the next Saoirse Ronan or Michael Fassbender!