Throughout the past school year, the boys and girls of Daingean NS put in a great effort into GAA activities, participated in training after school and played a number of matches. All this helped improve their skills and keep them interested and involved in our native games.
Both the boys and girls from 4th to 6th class competed in the autumn and spring Allianz Cumann Na mBunscol leagues. This year we had assistance from Daingean GAA club with the training and it was much appreciated. The girls’ football team reached the final of the Spring league and played in O’Connor Park. Unfortunately they were unsuccessful on the day but played very well and never gave up. Credit is due to all the children for always trying their best.
As well as football in the school, some indoor hurling training took place over winter in the school hall. The school participated in an indoor hurling blitz in St. Mary’s Youth Centre, Tullamore.
During the spring term, Daingean GAA, organised football training for children from 1st to 6th classes. This took place over a number of weeks in the school hall. It was great to witness the enthusiasm and commitment of both children and coaches.
Throughout the year, all the classes in the school including infants took part in football coaching sessions during school time. This benefited all children greatly.
As the end of the school year, a lunchtime football league was organised for 2nd to 5th classes. It consisted of 6 teams with 11/12 pupils on each team. Pupils from 6th class were responsible for refereeing the matches. It was a great success and really got the children involved and interested in playing the game.
On June 25th the final of the league took place in the school. It really was a thrilling match. Well done to the two teams that reached the final.
Daingean GAA kindly sponsored and provided a perpetual cup for the winning team as well as individual trophies for each member of the winning and runner up teams. It also provided prizes and treats for all the children who took part in the league. Daingean N.S. would sincerely like to thank Daingean GAA for its continued support over the past year.