Gaelic Football

This week we have been developing our Gaelic Football skills. The weather over the last few days has been fantastic so we took the opportunity to get out to the football pitch and hone our soloing, hand-passing, kicking and catching skills. Then it was time for a game of Gaelic Football in the warm sunshine.

The F.A.I. 5 a side Soccer Tournament will take place on Tuesday 26th of  March. 4th – 6th class will travel to Clonakilty to participate in this competition.

We wish them the Best of Luck.

 

National Football Exhibition

Place: St Peter’s, Cork

Tickets: Free of Charge

St Peter’s Cork is delighted to be working with FAI to host an exhibition on the history of Irish Soccer. The UEFA European Championships are coming to Dublin in 2020 – with four games set to be played at Aviva Stadium! To celebrate, the Football Association of Ireland, Dublin City Council and The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport joined forces to create a National Football Exhibition.

The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday 9th March and will run until March 23rd in the only Cork venue of the tour and take in the exhibition before it travels to other destinations around Ireland throughout 2019 and 2020.

There’s  free access to anyone interested in learning about 60 years of the tournament. Call into us and relive some golden Irish footballing memories! We can’t wait to discover rare memorabilia, programmes, jerseys & artefacts, and have fun with the interactive stations & photobooth.

St Peter’s Exhibition is made up of six zones, with each zone designed to give you an overview of the various different aspects of football in Ireland.  Learn about the impact this has around the country, looking at some of your favourite National and International moments. Relive some of the most iconic moments over the last 60 years of the EUROs! The zones will be made up of memorabilia displays and interactive stations with videos, quizzes and an opportunity to step up to the mic and record your own commentary.

Download the National Football Exhibition App ahead of your visit.

Opening Times:

Sunday and Monday: 11am-3pm

Tuesday-Friday: 11am-6pm

Saturday: 10am-5pm.

Wild Atlantic Way Challenge

We missed a few days on our Active Walkway due to the ice and snow but as soon as the weather improved we were out again clocking up the kilometres. We are a further 102 km along the Wild Atlantic Way. We have passed through Clarinbridge, Oranmore, Galway and have arrived in the Gaeltacht village – An Cheathrú Rua. Is feidir linn ár nGaeilge a úsáid.

 

Tag Rugby

We were delighted to welcome Damien Hicks from Munster RFC to the school. Damien will be visiting the school for a number of weeks to help develop the children’s Tag Rugby skills. The children in the Senior Room really enjoyed the Tag Rugby drills this week. The Dunmanway Rugby Club – Tag Rugby Day is always one of our highlights of the year. We are really hoping for great things for the Irish team at this year’s Rugby World Cup.

Tug of War

Joe from the Cork Sports Partnership visited Togher N.S. to introduce the children to Tug of War. Joe carefully explained the rules of Primary School – Tug of War during a coaching session. These rules are designed to avoid injury. The children really enjoyed their first Tug of War and the school keeps the rope! We can’t wait for some dry weather so we can Tug of War on our sports field.