CARLOW CAMOGIE ALL IRELAND WINNERS VISIT SCOIL MOLAISE
On the 14th of September, following their momentous All Ireland victory, members of the victorious Carlow camogie team visited Scoil Molaise with the cup.
Manager Mark Brennan and players Tracie Condell, Emma Brennan and Rachel Sawyer all went to school in Scoil Molaise and caused great excitement when they signed autographs and posed for pictures with the boys and girls.
ALLIANZ CUMANN NA MBUNSCOL FOOTBALL FINAL
On the 25th of October the boys from Scoil Molaise played in the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol football finals in the Centre of Excellence in Fenagh.
In the final we were up against a very strong Newtown Dunleckney team who had won all of their games in the group stage.
On the night the boys from Old Leighlin got off to a slow start and found themselves 2-3 to 0-1 down at half time.
in the second half however the boys clicked into gear and ran the eventual winners very close. Goals from Tadhg and Adam ensured that Newtown Dunleckney had to dig deep to grind out a 2-6 to 2-2 win.
It was a very honest and brave performance from the boys from Scoil Molaise which is very encouraging for the future. 10 of the 15 players on the panel will be back to play again next year when they hope to go one better and win the cup!
SPOOKY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES
On Friday the 28th of October the boys and girls came to school in their spooky Halloween costumes.
Each child donated €2 to Muscular Dystrophy Ireland and spent the day playing games and watching movies. Everyone had a great time!
CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING
On the 28th of September over 40 children from Scoil Molaise went by bus to the grounds of Carlow Hurling Club for the St Laurence O'Toole Primary School Cross Country Running Event.
With a huge number of children taking part in each race (upwards of 150 in some!) Scoil Molaise were thrilled to have three runners win individual medals.
Clodagh from 4th class, Sinéad from 5th and James from 6th did incredibly well to bring medals back to Old Leighlin.
FOOTBALL TEAMS IN FULL FLOW
During the months of September and October the boys and girls football teams from Scoil Molaise were out competing against teams from all parts of the county.
The boys team, captained by James, lost to Ballyconnell and Newtown Dunleckney but beat Grange, Hacketstown and Tinryland to set up a semi final against Tinryland. This was played in the village and was a very exciting game. The boys ran out winners by two points to win a place in the final against Newtown Dunleckney.
The girls, captained by Caitlin, lost to Ballyconnell, Newtown Dunleckney and Tinryland. They beat Grange and Hacketstown.
The boys and girls from Mr O'Regan's 4th and 5th class, under the expert guidance of Ms Reamsbottom, put together their Science Fair in November.
All of the other boys and girls in the school were invited to attend the fair in Mr O'Regan's room along with their parents and family.
All of the young scientists proved expert at explaining and demonstrating their experiments.
The event proved a real success. Please take a look at our pictures in the gallery.
In November the boys and girls from 3rd and 4th class travelled to Graiguecullen to represent Scoil Molaise in Futsal.
Over two days the boys and girls had great fun competing against other schools.
Everyone played really well. We scored some great goals, made some great saves and had lots of fun.
Please have a look at our team pictures in the gallery.
As part of Science and Engineering Week the boys and girls in Mr O'Regan's 4th and 5th class were challenged to build bridges using card.
The children were divided into pairs and allowed the opportunity to plan and design their bridges.
They then built their bridges from card and tested their strength and endurance by placing different weights on top of them.
Please take the time to view our bridges in the gallery.
CREDIT UNION QUIZ
Congratulations to the U-11 team from Scoil Molaise that recently won the Leighlinbridge Credit Union Quiz.
The team, made up of Ben, Aaron, Matt and Eoin, won well and will now go on to represent Old Leighlin and the Leighlinbridge Credit union at the Chaper Finals in Kilkenny in March.
Best of luck boys!
EASON SPELLING BEE QUALIFIER
On Tuesday 7th February the 5th and 6th class pupils gathered in Ms O'Callaghan's room to take part in the Eason Spelling Bee Qualifier.
The standard of spelling was very high. After four rounds we were left with four 6th class pupils: Kacper, Becky, Adam and Michael.
After a very tense fifth round it was Adam who emerged as our school champion. He will go on to the county final in Bennekerry next month.
Recently the boys and girls in Mr O'Regan's class designed and made 3D Shapes from card.
They used rulers and pencils to plan out the nets of the shapes before cutting them out and decorating them. Then they assembled their shapes.
Please take a moment to have a look at our cubes and cuboids and marvel at the animals, monsters, biscuit boxes and other wonders!
COMMUNITY GAMES BASKETBALL
Congratulations to the U-11 and U-13 basketball teams from ST Lazerian's that recently won the Leighlinbridge Credit Union Quiz.
They will go on to represent Carlow in the Leinster finals.
Best of luck everybody!
The boys and girls from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class have been coached by Adrian from the Naomh Bríd club for the past few months.
Every Wednesday the children put on their helmets, grab their hurleys and train on the yard and up the field.
The improvements shown have been very impressive and point to a very bright future for the school and the local hurling and camogie teams!