On March 12th and 13th a couple Dennis and Olivia came to St Brendan’s N.S. Schools all over Kilkenny Carlow and Wexford and some in Waterford take part in the funky kids programme. The last time Dennis and Olivia came to St Brendan’s was in 2016. Dennis and Olivia pick songs and make up dance moves and then teach the children the moves and the words of the song over 10 weeks and then after those 10 weeks Dennis and Olivia set up at Hugginstown hall and put on a show with the moves we learned. The parents come and watch the show this is called the Funky Kids show. The children also make their costumes out of different materials. A raffle is also organised on the night. This year two children each night did a comedy scene. And let me tell you something it blew the crowd away.
Edee 4th class
Silver 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.
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.
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.
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