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Getting to Croke Park is every players dream including mine.To represent your club or county is huge and that’s exactly what Carrickshock are doing this Saturday. They are up against Galway’s Ahascragh-Fohenagh and they will be trying their ultimate best to try prevent us from winning the cup(which nobody knows the name of!) and of course the title of All-Ireland Champions 2017. I am absolutely ecstatic for the All-Ireland and this match will be one of the most important games of the club’s history. If they win the parish will be absolutely delighted, but the team need to watch Ahascragh’s county players Padraig and Cathal Mannion who are in in top form.The Mannion’s will be some of Ahascragh’s vital players to winning the game, but Carrickshock also have their key players too. To be totally honest I didn’t think Carrickshock would reach an All-Ireland Final, I don’t think anybody really did, but they were too happy to even realise! I am so nervous for the match. My dad said you’d swear that I was starting full forward! My cousin Damien Walsh may be starting in midfield and he’s delighted but quite nervous. I hope Carrickshock win the All-Ireland so bad, but one thing is for sure even if we lose on Saturday the Shocks boys are still going home winners no matter what. HON DA SHOCKS!!!
Faye 6th Class.
Ar an tocht ú la de mhí Feabhra shúil mé go dtí An Doire Liath. Shúil mé agus rang a ceathar, cúig agus sé. Chonaic mé Loch, planda, éan, crann agus caisleán. Bhí an máistir ag glacadh grainghraif. Bhí a lán duilleoga ar an talamh. Chonaic mé geataí mhóra agus an teach geata. Thaispeán Chris teach broc dúinn. Ó gheata scoile go gheata na scoile bhí sé 6.23km. Bhí an aimsir go deas. Bhí lá iontach ag gach duine.
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Today, 20-12-16, fourth, fifth and sixth class went to St.Joseph’s Nursing Home, Kilmogany. We sang songs for the elderly there. We also played some songs on our recorders for them. It was great to sing Christmas songs for them all. I was so happy to see all those smiling faces beaming up at us while we sang. It was a great experience for the young and the old at the nursing home today. I am a regular visitor to the home because my mother works there. It was really enjoyable singing our Christmas hymns and carols for everyone at the home. I thought it was very fun to be able to go around and have a chat with all the old folks. We got some treats when we finished singing and we also got no homework. I think it is very important to go visit the elderly close to Christmas, especially the ones who have no family to visit them. We had a wonderful day today.
Rebecca 6th class
Simon O’ Dwyer came to our school last week .He brought cool old Irish instruments. He told us a really good story. The story was about fishermen. They got horns and they were known as the horn players. Simon bought in the first flute and it was a stone with a hole in the top. The second flute was a bone with a hole in the top, another one in the middle and four others at the bottom. There was the bullhorn, the castanets, the goat horn and the ram horn. There was a small European snail shell and a large African snail shell and a bronze trumpet that was really really long. They made the best music I’ve ever heard. We had lots of fun. It was really funny when he blew the horns because his face went red all over. He was really great to listen to!!!!!!
On Thursday the 13th of October three very important people came to our school. Their names were Aisling O’ Farrell, Lydia Phelan and the one and only Jacqui Frisby. And the reason they came was because they had all beaten Cork in the All-Ireland Camogie Final. Aisling , Lydia and Sabrina Walsh were on the Intermediate team who were from Carrickshock. Sadly Sabrina wasn’t able to come but we still had a good time. Also Edel Frisby wasn’t able to make it. Edel is a past pupil and she played a vital part on the Intermediate team as a solid wing back. And last but not least my hero the one and only Jacqui Frisby. Jacqui is my hero because she has lost so many finals, but every time she lost, she just picked herself up and dusted herself off. It must have been the best day ever for the Frisby family as Jacqui and Edel Frisby both won a cup. Hopefully someday I might just be up there doing the same thing as them.
Today we say slán to our 6th class who have been part of our lives here for the past eight years. They have been a fun loving bunch who just love having the craic. Don’t be surprised if some of them end up in Hollywood. We’ve had fun! Slán agus go neirí an bóthar libh.
Our School Tour 2016
On the 9th of June 2016 everyone from 1st to 6th classes went on a school tour to Kilcullen. It was an early morning for everyone because we all had to be at school for 8:20am for the bus that was leaving at 8:30am. The bus was full of excitement on the way. We arrived at Kilcullen Community Centre at around 9:45am. Then we got introduced to our teachers or mentors or whatever you want to call them. And that’s when the fun started. 1st, 2nd and 3rd got split up into one group and 4th, 5th and 6th got split up into another group. First our group (6th, 5th and 4th) went to do an activity called Orienteering or for short a treasure hunt. It was a lot of fun because we had to run around a field looking for codes while holding iPads and taking pictures. When we were finished doing that we went back to the Community Centre and ate our lunches. After our lunch we went on a few bouncy castles called Disco Dome and a game called air ball. They were really fun. A little while later when everyone was ready we went outside to play Lacrosse. It is kind of a weird sport but I like it. After all the tough work in Lacrosse we went into the hall of the Community Centre and ate big lunch. After lunch we stayed in the hall a little longer and played wrecking ball bouncy castle. It was so fun. I fell down so many times. Then Claire, or mentor, took us outside where we split up into two different groups. My group were the first to go on the KMX carts. They were kind of like little bikes. We were on the carts for around ten minutes and the other group were in the human foosball. When the ten minutes were up we swapped around. For our last activity we went on a bouncy castle which was dark inside. It was fun and we had loads of races. In the end we said goodbye and thank you to our mentors. And off we went to MacDonald’s and ate loads of junk food.
By Áine Rohan, 5th Class.