Inter Primary School Blitz
On Thursday 1st May and Tuesday 13th May Eochaill Óg held 2 very successful Inter School Blitz days. Approximately 510 kids from the 4 local national schools (Bunscoil, South Abbey, Clonpriest and Gaelscoil) passed through the club gates 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 and each class was presented with a certificate of attendance by Eochaill Óg. 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 are hoping we can make it an annual event 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 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 getting this off the ground despite hiccups with the weather!!
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