The boys hurling team took part in the I.N.T.O. mini 7's blitz today held at Tulla. Seven schools competed in the blitz and Kilkishen were grouped with Tulla and Kilmurry N.S. The boys played some very entertaining hurling and gave their best in both games. There were great performances on the day from Seán Boyce, Darragh Moroney, Adrian Kelly, Mickey Canny and Oisín Cleary. Kilkishen played Tulla, the eventual winners on the day, in their first game loosing on a scoreline of 5-3 to 3-2. A fantastic second half display saw Kilkishen close the halftime deficit to 2 points, however Tulla ran out deserving winners in the end. In the second game Kilkishen narrowly lost out to near neighbours Kilmurry N.S. on a scoreline of 2-5 to 1-3. Padraig Tuohy, T.J. Stewart, Daniel Burke, and Cathal McNamara impressed in this game. Well done to all and we look forward to the Cumann na mBunscol matches next term.
The students of 2nd class continued their preparation for First Holy Communion by having their First Forgiveness this morning. The children made a fantastic display for the church and great credit is due to Antoinette and Mrs McClean for their work whilst also not forgetting the work of the children in decorating the display.
It was a fantastic day for the Kilkishen girls 5 a side soccer team who reached the finals in Lees road on Tuesday April 4th. The girls won three games and drew one which was enough to get through to the much coveted finals in Lees road. The girls represented the school with pride and passion which was truly evident on the field of play. Chelsea Canny was a star performer scoring goals for fun whilst Hollie Nugent and Lilly Kavanagh formed a potent attacking force. Juliet Murphy and Abbey Heffernan were rock solid in defense. The substitutes who entered the fray were talented additions which ensured our progression to the finals in Lees Road.
Kilkishen boys reached the final of the East Clare schools 5-a-side tournament held at the Cragg Tulla on Wednesday last. Having recorded group victories over Ogonelloe, Dromindoora and Bridgetown, the boys took on Mountshannon in the semi-final. After a great contest Kilkishen emerged winners on a 3-1 scoreline, Seán Boyce with a brace and Darragh Moroney with the other. Lackyle N.S. from Whitegate were the opposition in the final and after a very tight game the teams could not be separated at full time. Extra time and golden goal rules applied with the team scoring the first goal being declared the winners. Kilkishen piled on the pressure to no avail and conceded a break away goal with seconds remaining. The boys can be very proud of their efforts and now qualify for the county schools 5-a-side tournament next Tuesday at Lee's Road. Exceptional performers on the day included captain Darragh Moroney scoring 7 goals, Seán Boyce outstanding in defence and attack, Adrian Kelly in goals and Daniel Burke rock solid at the back. Cathal McNamara and Mikey Canny impressed throughout. Best of luck next Tuesday!
Congratulations to our group of "Pupils of the Week" for the week past. Well done to all pupils that were in the running for selection this week and remember to be in with a chance Try Your Best, Show Respect and Complete Your Homework. Best of luck everyone next week!
Seniors/1st learned the procedure of how to make jelly for S.E.S.E. Their favourite part was eating it - YUM!!
The students of 1st and 2nd have been very busy learning about the works of the famous artist Claude Monet. Also they celebrated St. Patrick's day by constructing a beautiful display. The boys and girls truly enjoy displaying their artistic side. We also welcomed the season of Spring by decorating our own cherry blossom trees.
This week, our Maths stations were all centered around the Strand Unit, Weight.
The children had fun exploring the topic in a number of ways.
Station 1: The children played an interactive weight game where they had to read the weighing scales and write the decimal answer.
Station 2: They used a bathroom scales to measure heavier items. They also used a balance weight scale and a selection of weights, deciding which combination would make it balance.
Station 3: They converted grams to kilograms and vice versa.
Station 4: They used a kitchen scales to measure various foods and sand. They had to measure out given amounts and they also had to estimate, then measure the weight of tinned/packaged goods.
Station 5: The children practiced their addition and subtraction of grams and kilograms.
As part of our One Good Idea Project, The Water Squad sent letters to the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, to Councillors Joe Cooney and Alan O'Callaghan and to TDs Timmy Dooley and Pat Breen. We sent them letters to tell them about our one good idea and to ask them to help us tackle climate change and in particular, to highlight the global water crisis. We are delighted to have received three replies thus far. Read a copy of the letter we sent and the replies below.
Congratulations to our fantastic debating team, who are now through to the Clare Schools Debating FINAL!!
Team captain, Chelsea, main speakers, Abby and Darragh and team members, Mikey, Holly and Adrian did exceptionally well earlier today in the Clare Education Centre. We faced Cahermurphy NS in the semi-final, who were also a very strong team. Today's motion was, 'The Effects of Global Warming are Over-Exaggerated' and Kilkishen NS were opposing this motion. The teams were equally matched in the content and delivery of their speeches. However, where we really shone was in the cross-fire round. The adjudicators, Liam Lawlor and Antoinette Barry, commented on the impressive standard of our debaters and they awarded the win to Kilkishen NS based on this round. The cross-fire round is a difficult round as it requires the children to think on their feet. It didn't phase our debaters however and it was great to see how confident and well prepared they were. We are extremely proud of them and we wish them all the best in the final, where they will face Kilrush NS. Comhghairdeas agus Ádh Mór oraibh!
The senior girls competed in the primary schools basketball tournament on Tuesday at Gurteen sports complex. Kilkishen played 4 matches on the day and managed to record victories over Doora N.S. and Inch N.S. Both games finished tied after two six minute halves. Chelsea Canny proved the difference in overtime in both matches as she managed to claim victory for Kilkishen with the winning baskets. In the first game Kilkishen girls lost out narrowly to Tulla N.S. by 4 points to 2 and were also beaten by the tournament winners Crusheen N.S. Kilkishen had great performances on the day from Abby Heffernan, Ella Donovon, Mia Egan, Hollie Nuggent, Julie Murphy and Chelsea Canny. Lola Moroney, Emily Pewter, Clara Madden, and Ciara Nash played their part in the tournament and all these girls will be available to play again next year. The future of girls basketball in Kilkishen is very bright! Thank you to Martina O'Hagan and Richard Greaves for their coaching with the girls and their assistance on the day.
Our senior boys competed in the Marion Keane memorial basketball competition in Gurteen sports complex on Monday last. The boys played competitive matches against Tulla, Crusheen Inch and Doora N.S. There were fantastic matches throughout the day and Kilkishen boys performed exceptionally well. The boys saved their best performance for the final game against Doora when overtime had to be played to separate the sides. A superb three pointer from "Player of the Tournament" Mikey Canny was all that separated the teams at the final buzzer. Mikey Canny finished top scorer with 14 points in the four matches and was ably assisted by Padraig Tuohy, Adrain Kelly, Seán Boyce, Oisín Cleary, Cathal McNamara and Daniel Burke. Sean Ryan and Kyle Tuohy from 4th class are players to watch for in the future with their contributions made today. A huge thank you to Martina O' Hagan and Richard Greaves for their help in coaching the boys this year.
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