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.
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Carrickshock schools hurling team had a great day in Nowlan Park when they played an exhibition game against Graignamanagh/Skeough during half time in the relegation final between Kilkenny and Clare. It was a great experience for all the players to play in front of a big crowd and everyone really enjoyed the day. In addition we were able to watch a very exciting game between Kilkenny and Clare which went right to the wire with Killian Buckley scoring a wonderful point in the final minute to give Kilkenny a narrow victory.
A person in our village who has put his heart and soul into our community is Criostóir ó Tuama. He was from Ballyvourney, West Cork. He came to Newmarket in 1952. For 37 years he was the principal of Newmarket N.S. Thanks to Criostóir, Newmarket was the first rural community in 1957 with a water scheme. He had a keen interest in G.A.A and trained the parish school team for 27 years. In 1988 he retired and moved on from teaching to becoming involved in tidy towns and he formed a committee. He was the secretary of the Newmarket tidy towns committee for many years. Newmarket got top marks in category A of the Kilkenny tidy towns for ten years! He also took care of Calvary cemetery, the local graveyard. He used to often visit us in Newmarket school. He used to always influence us to speak the Irish language. He always loved the Irish language, even if he came into the school to visit us he would talk in Irish and encourage us to as well. Criostóir used to visit us very frequently. He thought the Irish language should come first. He was also responsible for the building of Gairdín an Ghorta which is a lovely garden remembering the famine in 1841. He very sadly passed away on the 30th of December 2014. We, the pupils in Newmarket school played the recorder in his memory in Hugginstown church on the 6th of January 2015. It was very sad. Everyone that knew Criostóir will always remember him. He was a person who made a great contribution to our community. To the very end, Criostóir was working to finish the footpath from the village to the Gairdin, and for Newmarket church to reopen. We will certainly never forget Criostóir. I don’t think anyone who knew him will. We will very much miss his frequent visits, and his encouragement to us for the Irish language. Our prayers are sent to Criostóir’s family and friends.
Leah 6th class
On Friday last John and Richie Power visited our school and brought a very special guest with them. It was the McCarthy Cup they had recently won in the All Ireland final. On Thursday when Mr. Duggan told us they were coming I was hopping with excitement .The next day I was waiting for half ten all morning. Finally John, Richie and of course Liam arrived and everyone clapped for them. Then we were asking them questions and after that we got to hold Liam I kissed it about five times .A while later we went outside for a picture. I was holding Liam with my friends. After a lot of pictures everyone were getting their hurls jerseys flags and posters signed by John and Richie. Everyone was so happy. Then a lot of people went running around with Liam.(Including me)It was a bit disappointing when the three had to leave but it was well worth it and they had left Coke, Club Orange, 7 up and crisps! When everyone was outside they were having picnics on big Kilkenny flags but in short it was a really really good day!
On Thursday 15th June, the whole school went to The Watershed in Kilkenny for our school tour.The weather was beautiful and we all had a great time.
Today I went to the Spelling Bee in Presentation Primary School in Kilkenny. We left school at 10 past 10 in the morning. We arrived there at 15 to 11. When we got there I registered myself in and got a t-shirt! We got around 20 minutes to practice our spellings and go to the toilet then they began. All the spellers had to go up on stage and sit down where they tell you to. First we did a practice round then the real thing. I got knocked out on the third round because I spelt exhilarate wrong I spelt it without the H so it was exilerate. I wasn’t the only one to get knocked out on the third round because that’s when the words got tricky and people got nervous. When there was only 2 people left the words got very hard and 2 people called Kate and Kevin were in the last round, Kevin won. When it was over all the spellers were asked on stage again and received a certificate a badge, an Eason’s dictionary and 3 book vouchers. We took some pictures on the way out on my Mam’s phone. Overall it was a great experience! 🙂
Catherine Cassin 5th class