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Silver? It should be Gold!

silver lining showSilver Lining productions came to Newmarket school on the 19-12-17. The children here in Newmarket loved them and I`m here to tell you why. Kate and Danny were the two entertainers. They were absolutely brilliant. Kate is very talented, in the show Kate did dances and she did a bit of comedy. Danny was great as well. He did things like play the drums and the clarinet. They did a lot more than that but we would be here all day if I named them all. One thing that really added to the show was the laser lights and music. One act I really liked was when Kate put glasses in between platforms and put a metal cylinder on top. Then she put a piece of wood on top and then balanced. I loved the show and I definitely recommend it. Thank you for reading.


4th class



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School in the 1950’s

Paddy Rohan (Mikey’s grandad) came to Newmarket N.S. on 06/09/2017. He told us about what school was like when he was young. He started school in1949. His first headmaster was Mr. O’ Sullivan . Sometimes he would come to school by pony with his brother Noel. Before he came to school he would milk the cows and then bring the milk to the creamery .And sometimes he would milk Mr. Twomey’s cows too. When his younger brother ,Seamus, started school they had to get a pony and trap . In school they had no electricity or heating so they used tilly lamps for light and a fire for heat. Everyone had to bring in a block of wood the fire and whoever brought  in the in the most wood each week would get no homework for the weekend. Each day they would drop the pony and trap into Mrs. Nolan,who lived beside the school . The toilet  in school didn’t flush and were only cleaned once a month . There was no toilet paper so you would need to bring newspaper instead . Also there was no sink only a barrel filled with rainwater. For drinking water they had to bring two buckets of water from St. Brendan’s well to the school . His talk was very interesting  and it was great to hear about what our school was like in the 1950’s.

John Paul

6th class

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Match Report: Mikey’s team come out on top of an intense school final.


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On the 14th of September 2017 the Gaelic Football league final was taking place at big lunch with Mikey’s team and Adam’s team battling it out to see who would get the all important free homework and also bragging rights until the hurling starts. The match started with both getting one goal and one point shortly followed by Mikey’s team getting another goal and point. Adam’s team then pulled ahead by one point by getting one goal and two points. Then all of a sudden Mikey’s team gained three goals in quick succession to put them in a wonderful position at half time with the score looking like this. Half Time: Adam 2-3:5-1 Mikey. The second half started with two goals again only this time Mikey’s team had scored both of them. Then Adam rugby tackled Cian as what happens at home I suspect and Cian stepped up to take the penalty. He walked and smashed it into corner but Adam jumped and pulled off a great save. Next came the closest Adam’s team came to scoring when Oisin shot but only to see his shot saved on the line by Aisling. Adam’s team did get a few points back but solid defending from Morette, Aisling and Emma and some great saves by Mikey meant they couldn’t break through for another goal. Mikey’s team got another point to practically seal the deal. The final whistle blew and the celebrations started for Mikey’s team. That was the school league football final, I hope you enjoyed my match report.


Sean 5th class

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Slàn leis an mBunscoil 2017


After spending 8 years in this amazing school I will look back at my time here and smile (: -Aoife Drea

Seeing as its my last full day I’m making the most of it.It is going to be very weird not seeing everyone’s faces. I’m going to miss all my class mates. (; Chantelle Somers

I find it kind of weird that today is the last full day in primary school. I will never finish at three o clock again. (; Edward Dwyer

I find it quite unbelievable that I will be leaving this school . In a way I will be sad leaving this school because I will miss my friends and going to school in my local area. (; Ben Moore.

I will really miss this great school and I will be sad to say ‘good-bye’. I have really enjoyed my time here. -Rebecca-

I can’t believe I’m leaving primary school already! I’ve enjoyed my time here and I think I might actually miss school here too! (; Faye Lanigan

Wow, these eight years have flown by. It is hard to believe that it is all coming to an end now. I have had a brilliant time in this small school. Áine.







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Cluiche Ceannais na mBunscoileanna

Dé Luain seo caite bhí Carraig Seabhac ag imirt i gcluiche ceannais an chontae ag a trí a chlog. Bhí an aimsir uafásach agus bhí sé ag stealladh báistí. Thosaigh Carriaig Seabhac go maith agus fuair siad trí pointí. Ansin fuair Tullogher 1-2. Ag leath ama bhí Tullogher ag buachaint 1-2 go 0-3. Ansin chuaigh Áine go dtí leathtosaí lár agus fuair sí 2-8. Fuair mé cúl gleoite agus nuair a shéid an réiteoir an fheadóg bhí an bua ag Carraig Seabhac. Bhí mé ar muin na muice. Bhí mé ag imirt i lar ná páirce. Chuaigh foireann Carrig Seabhac go dtí Carrolls agus d’ith mé béile blasta. Chuaigh mé agus mó chairde go dtí an siopa agus cheannaigh mé a lán milséan. Níl dhéanfaidh mé dearmad go deo ar an lá seo.

Aoife 6th class

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Hon the Shocks

On the 18th of February Carrickshock GAA won an Intermediate All-Ireland Final. They beat Ahascragh- Fohenagh on a score line of 2-16 to 0-6. The match was on at the GAA headquarters, the one and only Croke Park. I was there and I was an anxious Carrickshock supporter. Ahascragh- Fohenagh are from Galway and for all you GAA fans you might know what famous hurlers play club hurling for them. Cathal and Padráic Mannion are from Ahascragh- Fohenagh. Just because they have two county players doesn’t mean we can’t match that. We have Kilkenny’s one and only Richie Power, John Power, John Tennyson, John Dalton and Michael Rice. Carrickshock were relegated from the Senior ranks last year unfortunately but they bounced back very quickly indeed. Anyway onto the match. A lot of people were very scared that Ahascragh- Fohenagh would trash Carrickshock but Carrickshock were determined not to lose. Carrickshock lost the same match in 2004. Around six of the players who were playing in that one point defeat in 2004  were playing in Croker on the 18th of February. Carrickshock started the match very strongly and had four points before Ahascragh-Fohenagh put the ball over the crossbar. Just before the end of the first half Padráic Mannion fouled Richie Power inside the box so it was a penalty. Richie’s brother Jamie who is the Carrickshock goalkeeper sprinted up the pitch and scored the penalty by blasting it into the bottom left corner. Again in the second half Carrickshock started strongly and early in the second half Damien Walsh got the second and last goal of the match. Then Carrickshock started pulling away and Richie Power showed his pure skill and ability by just catching puck outs and slotting them over the bar. In the end the score was 2-16 to 0-6. John Tennyson was the man to walk up the steps of Croke Park and represent Carrickshock and lift the cup. I hope this isn’t the last time Carrickshock win an All-Ireland. This was the proudest day of my life.


6th Class

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Hon da ‘Shocks

#Hon the ‘Shocks from St. Brendan’s on Vimeo.

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.


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