School Around the Corner
31 March 2010
GAA is very active in Quin school.... Writes Michael Culligan, 6th Class. Back in December, the 2nd to 4th class pupils took part in a hurling tournament which was organised by our Teacher, Mr Lynch . The other teams competing were Clooney, Kilkishen and Doora. Quin beat Doora and Kilkishen and were then in a final with Clooney, who had also beaten the two teams. In a very exciting and tight final, Quin just about won out, the score being 2-0 to 0-2.
"Wallball hurling is very popular and every boy/girl gets to use it for 10 minutes every week. We also have wall ball competitions and these are great fun."
Wallball hurling is very popular and every boy/girl gets to use it for 10 minutes every week. We also have wall ball competitions and these are great fun.
We have two coaches coming into the school, one doing Gaelic football and the other doing hurling.
David Ross, from Kerry, is doing football with the senior classes. The classes enjoy him being in because he shows you the perfect way to do the main skills.
The hurling coach is club and county star Cillian Duggan. He does hurling with all classes. The pupils like him because he is such a role model and a good coach.
In the mini sevens football, Quin made it to the top five schools in the county. To get here, they won their first round matches against Clooney and a strong Kilkishen team. This put them into the county finals where they were up against Cooraclare, Miltown Malbay, Barefield and Knockanean at the Ennis Gáelscoil. The team went down to champions Cooraclare and Barefield before losing to Miltown Malbay by a point. In the final game, they drew with Knockanean.
Events after Easter:
1. Mini sevens hurling will be held after Easter.
2. The schools hurling championship will be held later on. In Quin's group are Ennistymon, Holy Family and Stonehall.