On Tuesday 26th May and Thursday 4th June Eochaill Óg held 2 very successful Inter School Blitz days. Over 550 kids from the 4 local national schools (Bunscoil, South Abbey, Clonpriest and Gaelscoil) attended and played mini football games against each other all morning. On Day 1 we had Junior & Senior Infants, whilst on Day 2 we had 1st class & 2nd class playing against each other. For some of the kids it was their first organised game and they thoroughly enjoyed it.
Afterwards they were treated to bottles of water/juice and fruit, compliments of Brookes Supervalu. All in all it was a very uplifting experience where the kids were made aware of outdoor exercise, having fun, making friends through sport, eating fruit and playing with a team. All schools were delighted with the 2 days and as they saw the enjoyment on the children’s faces afterwards. All positive experiences!
Eochaill Óg would also like to thank the teachers of the schools for their enthusiasm, the transition students and U16/minor players for helping out in terms of referring and minding the teams, Brookes for supplying the fruit, Butler’s Busses for transporting the children to and from the schools. Also a huge buíochas to the Eochaill Óg organising committee (ye know who ye are!!) for providing 2 great days of sport to the pupils of our 4 national schools!!
On Thursday 18th June Eochaill Óg, Camogie and Ladies Football representatives visited all 4 national schools to present each classroom that attended the Inter Primary School Blitz with a certificate of attendance. Also Eochaill Óg presented each classroom with a sliotar and gumshield, where it was left to each teacher to either raffle or hold a quiz. There was also some goodie bags provided by the Camogie club. All in all the feedback we received from the blitz days was very heartening and it was great to see that so many pupils had enjoyed themselves on our club grounds. Well done to all involved...