Dublin Schools Camogie Team
This year brought another huge honour to St. Brigid’s when Ms. Mullins was appointed the Manager of the Dublin Schools Camogie Team! Past pupil Amie Butler who has been helping Ms. Mullins with the camogie team all year was appointed assistant coach for the county fixture! Every year Cumann na mBunscol engage in the Belfast Friendship Games with Co. Antrim and this year was the 84th games. The location alternates each year between Belfast and Dublin. The last time St. Brigid’s was represented on the Dublin Schools Team was 7 years ago when Laura Browne and Meabh Dowler travelled to Belfast and played for their county.
This year Ms. Mullins brought 4 St. Brigid’s girls, Aoife Gilbert, Áine Measey, Emily Brophy and Nicole Pinkasevich, along with 14 girls from other Dublin Schools to Belfast to play camogie wearing the Dublin jersey! A special congratulations to Áine Measey on her success as Dublin Vice-Captain!
A wonderful day was had by all – we had banter on the train going up to Belfast, a great match against Antrim, a delicious lunch in The Devanish, followed by treats from the ice cream van and more chat on the train on the way home. All 18 girls played their hearts out and secured a comprehensive win against the Northern side.
It is wonderful that so many local girls (including Ms. Mullins!), got to participate and we hope that next year will see just as much success! Well done girls!
The Road To Croker
After a terrific battle against Scoil Lorcáin, Monkstown we lost our big final by 2 goals. The girls played out of their skins, never gave up, fought for every ball and did the St. Brigid’s G.N.S. Community proud.
We were joined in Croke Park by 300 loyal supporters from 1st – 6th class with Mammies, Daddies, Grannies, Grandads, in-laws, out-laws and everything in between. Our fans cheered us on so well, it was great to hear them on from the pitch.
It is safe to say that a memorable day was had by all, a day that wouldn’t have been made possible without the help of our wonderful volunteer parents who helped with supervision, made cakes, bought goodies and screamed the loudest in Croker!
I hope all 362 girls in our school enjoyed the goodie bags that Luke Moriarty in Supervalu Palmerstown donated for our special day!
I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all 22 girls who put in a huge amount of work at training all year and who really rose to the challenge of getting to Croke Park. Girls it is an honour to have been with you on this journey, I will never forget all of the players on my first team in the big Stadium!
Thank you also goes out to Ms. O’Shea, our Principal who did Trojan work behind the scenes, to Ms. Flanagan in the office who made more phone calls than Eircom and to all the teachers who brought classes to Croke Park to support us.
Thank you to all our fans, our parents and friends who helped us on our way.
This day would not have been made possible if it were not for the generous financial support of local businesses and organisations...
Palmerstown Credit Union
Luke Moriarty and Supervalu Palmerstown
The Parents Association
St. Patrick’s GAA Club,
Fr. Tony Reilly
Premier Line Coaches
Our Arrivals Reception in the hall would not have been possible without the help of Natasha Lester, Trisha Gore and their team of 10 volunteer past pupils.
Or after party on Wednesday 10th was made all the better with delicious hot food from Easy as Pie topped off with tasty ice-creams from Gore’s Ice-Cream Van!
To everyone who played even the smallest role in our success this year, my heartfelt thanks goes out to you all. Bring on next year girls!
Yours in sport,
Click on the following link to view photos of our match in Croke Park:
ST. BRIGID’S ROAD TO CROKER
It is with sheer delight that we can announce the fantastic news that our school Camogie Team is through to the FINALS IN CROKE PARK!!!! Our girls have been training hard all year, some of the girls have been on the school team for 3 years! It is 17 years since we reached a final in Croker and the excitement is palpable around the school.
Details of the date and time will follow very shortly. We would love to see as many supporters as possible there to cheer us on.
We want to decorate the entire school in our team colours BLUE AND YELLOW so let’s get making banners, posters, paper chains, woollen braids, flags etc!
A massive well done to all 22 girls and their coach Ms. Mullins on their hard work, dedication, perseverance and determination. You have made us all so proud.
Aoife G (Captain)
Áine (Vice Captain)
A HUGE CONGRATS to all 21 girls on our camogie team who had a comprehensive win against Sacred Heart Sruleen on 15/4/15 with a score of 5:3 to 2:0. Led by Captain Aoife Gilbert (mid field) the girls played their hearts out, battled for every ball, encouraged each other and demonstrated some excellent skill and talent. Vice Captain Áine Measey (mid field) was ‘Girl of the Game’ with an outstanding 4 goals to her credit. She ’ran the socks off herself’ up and down the pitch and truly led by example. Nadine Byrne (goalie) made some incredible saves with her quick thinking and steady hands. Nicole Pinkasevich (mid field) scored an impressive goal and 2 points with a further point coming from Captain Aoife. Our backs fought hard to ‘protect the house’ with Emily Brophy playing the game of her life in corner back! Well done to all the subs who came on who made a valuable impact.
Comhairdeachas a chailiní, bring on the next game! Details to follow!
Hard luck to all 22 girls on our camogie team who lost against Gaelscoil na Camóige on 22/04/2015 with a score of 0:0 to 2:0. We played our hearts out, battled for every ball, encouraged each other and demonstrated some excellent skill and talent. Our Girl of the Game was Nadine Byrne (goalie) who made some incredible saves with her quick thinking and steady hands. Player of the Month for April is Emily Brophy who has worked really hard and improved a huge amount.
Bring on the next game girls!!
Report by AOIFE GILBERT (Captain)
Camogie is a great sport to get into it is healthy and fun. If your not already doing it I guarantee you would love it. I am not going to lie camogie challenging sport physically demanding and it can get rough but it’s still great. Ms. Mullins and Amie Butler are our teachers / coaches. They both play camogie outside school they are in the local camogie club St. Patrick’s G.A .A club it has a wide range of sport’s for both girls and boys, so you are more than welcome to pop down and try out any of the sports we have there. But now we are in a little bit of a situation, the under 12 team needs more players so anyone who would like to try camogie either in school or out you are more than welcome but to join St. Patrick’s under 12. You need to be born in 2003 and be free on a Monday at 7:00- 8:00 in Glenaulin park. Camogie is a great sport, I mean my friends love it Amie Butler loves it Ms. Mullins loves it the team loves it. I get you would love it too. Don’t be shy we train every Wednesday at big break and after school at 2:00pm-3:30pm. If you can make it why not come along and try it out . Talk to Ms. Mullins and remember don’t be a stranger, come be a player.