Corville Updates – 12/05/2018
We are half way through Term 3 and things are blossoming nicely in the school. As always we have had a busy time of it with a lot of amazing things going on in the school. There really is never a dull week in Corville and things will get even more manic as we enter the final few weeks where we have Communion, school tours, sports day, Graduation, Erasmus trips and class tests coming up. Over the last few weeks we have had not 1 but 2 helicopters come and land in our back field! We have represented Tipperary in soccer. Our hurling and camogie seasons got into full swing. Our athletics team were the inaugural winners of the North Tipp Indoor Athletics Perpetual Trophy. Our school tennis team won a tournament. Some students were in Portugal on an Erasmus trip while the rest of us celebrated Europe Day with MEP Deirdre Clune visiting the school. Our 6th class continue their blogging adventures and Abbey Moloney became a World Champ! Not a bad few weeks at all for the school!
Rescue 115: we were literally blown away by the landing of Rescue 115 in our field last week. The crew members from the Irish Coast Guard Helicopter visited Corville to give a talk on safety and the role Rescue 115 from Shannon plays rescuing people in trouble at sea, on mountains etc. Winch man Phil Wren gave an excellent presentation to the kids and it was safe to say that this was one of the most enjoyable, exciting experiences in the school to date. We would like to thank the 4 crew members involved in this for giving our students memories that will last a life time.
World Irish Dancing Champion: it’s not many schools that can boast having a World Champion walking through its corridors. Thanks to the amazing exploits of Abbey Moloney the World Championships we can say that we are in the presence of greatness! Fair play to Abbey and all those involved in her success.
Europe Day: the school celebrated Europe Day last week with a visit from MEP Deirdre Clune and Cllr Michael Smith. Our 5th class students were there to welcome them to the school and they learned all about the EU. Both 5th classes also put on a Countries of Europe Exhibition in the school hall. Each group chose a country to explore and bring to life. We had Vikings, Eiffel Tower constructions, Olympic Games, Mona Lisa artwork, fussball, dancing and much more. They taught all the other classes about the countries of Europe and it was a great experience for all involved.
Soccer: our soccer teams have improved hugely over the last few years and now we enter tournaments with an expectation of doing well. This is down to the great effort being put in by all our students each week with the school and their clubs. Both our boys and girls team qualified into the 2nd round of the FAI Spar 5 a-side competition. The 2nd round took place in Two Mile Borris with the ultimate prize of becoming county champions and representing Tipperary in the Munster Finals. First up were our Girls Team captained by Lucy. After 4 games, our team were unbeaten and qualified for the final where they took on Templemore. After losing last year’s final our girls were determined not to let that happen again. They put in a huge performance in the final and took the win on a 3-2 scoreline. Tears of joy from the girls showed just how much it meant to them.
Our boy’s played the following week in the county finals. They welcomed back Captain Aaron, who missed the first round win. In the group stage our boys put in a big effort but after losing 2 matches and winning 1 they were eliminated. They were understandably upset after this but it is a young team and we will bounce back again next year!
Team photo – BR: Killian Bergin, Cormac O’Connor, Leigh Loughnane, Brian O’Rourke. FR: Seán Purcell, Patrick Moloney, Aaron Mulready, Sam Dooley.
Munster Finals: the girls were very excited at getting the chance to represent Tipperary for the first time in this competition. The 2 Johnnies kindly sponsored jackets, shorts and socks for our girls. This was very much appreciated; the kindness and support shown by the Roscrea community is amazing. The Munster Finals took place in MountHawk Tralee, Co. Kerry. In the league phase we found ourselves up against Kerry and Cork. We got off to a great start with a well earned 3 – 1 victory against Kerry. Against Cork we were well in control of the match; we were leading 1 – 0 and every few minutes we seemed to be hitting the post or their keeped pulled of a world class save. In the 2nd half they scored a freak goal from their own half to level and in the final minute we conceded again to lose 2 – 1.
That result was hard to take but we still managed to qualify for the semi final against Limerick. This semi went pretty much the exact same way as the Cork game; it was a game we dominated but ultimately lost 2 – 1 with another freak goal from the opponents half going in against us. Sometimes it’s easier to lose by being hammered as you know there was nothing you could have done. In this instance, being eliminated in the semi final was hard to take, especially when we had played so well. We are immensely proud of what the girls achieved this year. You are helping to raise the expectation levels of all Corville teams to follow. With a bit of luck this team will be back again at this level next year looking to go even further. I certainly wouldn’t bet against them.
An emotional photo taken a few minutes after the semi – BR: Sarah, Abi, Lucy, Ella, Madison. FR: Ceola, Farah, Niamh.
Tennis: 4 students from 6th class – Tori, Lucy, Leigh and Killian took part in a local tennis tournament recently. They did very well and in another first for the school, they managed to win the competition. Well done everyone!
Camogie: Our u13 girls were in action in the County Semi-Final last Friday in the Ragg against an exceptional Boherlahan team. Every girl who represented Corville did the school and their families proud never dropping their head and fought for every ball with such heart! Unfortunately the result at the end of the day didnt go our way but Ms. Kelly Ms. O Gorman and Mr. Slattery along with the rest of the school are so proud of the girls, especially our sixth class girls who wore the Corville jersey for the last time! Our U/11 girls are traiing very hard for the County Final which will be taking place some time in June. We wish them all the best!
Hurling: training is going very well and everyone is putting in a huge effort. Our U/13 team were in action last week. They played well and got through their blitz and qualified for the North Final. They were unlucky in the u13 North Final, having missed a few chances, but they were beaten by a very good Dromakeenan team. Our u11s were also playing recently and they managed to win their blitz and with that qualify for a county semi-final against Carrick on Suir on Friday where we hope to get the best performance yet this year. Our other u11 team are in the county final and we are looking forward to it.
Primary Game Trials: 4 students from the school were selected to go to the Primary Game Trials; they were Killian (hurling), Leigh (football), Ava (camogie) and Lucy (football). All 4 performed very well in the trials and they were all called back. They now have a very good chance of being selected for a Tipp Primary Team that will play at the upcoming Tipp vs Waterford Munster Championship game.
Athletics Success: Our school athletics team were in action at the North Tipperary Primary Schools Indoors Competition in the Nenagh Indoor Stadium recently. We sent over a large team and came back with 24 medals! This was enough for the school to top the points table and our school became the first winners of the new Perpetual Cup for this event. The children were very well behaved and they put in a mighty effort on the day. We are very proud of each and every one of the students who wore the Corville colours in Nenagh. Well done! >> Click here for full results
Erasmus Trip to Portugal: 4 students and 3 teachers from Corville took part in the recent Erasmus Trip to Portugal. Aaron, Darragh, Kiera and Ciara got to see what school life is like for children in Portugal. They had a great time and represented the school very well.
Assembly Performances: Friday assembly kicks off with a performance on stage from each class and from any budding entertainers / singers / dancers that want to show off their skill. Recently it was the turn of 6th, 5th, and 4th to sing and we also had our 2nd class students up on stage performing a terrific dance routine.
6th Class Blog: our 6th class students continue to work on their web publishing skills. It’s amazing how quickly they can pick up the technical knowledge needed to create a quality blog like this. Their latest blog updates include more student lessons, Watership Down project updates, Geography projects, sports success, Erasmus Trip and Cormac’s helicopter ride! >> Click here to view their blog
Corville Updates – 14/04/2018
Term 3 has kicked off with one of the biggest and most successful weeks the school has experienced in a long time. Our U/11 Quiz Team were representing the school in the All Ireland Credit Union Quiz Final in the RDS in Dublin. Our U/13 Girl’s Camogie team were in action on Wednesday along with our U/13 Girls and Boys soccer teams on Thursday and Friday. Sandwiched in-between all that, we had our flag launch day where we launched our 6th Green Flag, Blue Active Flag and our Digital School of Distinction Award. We even had a helicopter come and land in our field to whisk a few lucky students and teachers up into the skies around Roscrea. After all that I think we need another holiday! Seriously though, fair play to all the students, teachers and wider community who are involved with making big things happen in our school.
School Open Night – April 26th: All are welcome to our school open night on the 26th of April. We are enrolling children for September 2018/2019. Get an overview of what your child could be doing next year. Come and see what we can offer your child.
Flag Launch Day: On Tuesday, the school celebrated the launch of 3 flags in fine style with a helicopter landing on our pitches! Over the last year the school has gained their 6th Green Flag, a Blue Active Flag and a Digital School of Distinction Award. Each one of these awards is huge for the school and is the culmination of months of hard work from teachers and students alike. As a reward for all the hard work they put in, everyone had the chance of getting selected to go on a helicopter ride around Roscrea. 4 students (Cormac, Cathal, Roisín and Cathy) and 2 teachers were selected. The rest of the school watched on from the school yard and there was great excitement when the helicopter came in to land. This was a great day for the school and one we will remember for quite a while!
Credit Union Quiz Final – RDS Dublin: Our U/11 quiz team did the school proud up in the RDS in Dublin on Sunday at the All Ireland Quiz Final. This was the first time the school had reached the finals, so it was a big thrill for all those involved. It was a just reward for all the hard work the school quiz teams have put in over the last few years. The standard of quizzing in the final was top-notch with the questions proving to be very tough and the competition excellent. RTE’s Aidan Power was the quizmaster on this occasion and with 400 students in the hall and well over a thousand watching on, there was much excitement in the air.
After 10 rounds of tricky questions our team finished around 30th out of the 50 teams that qualified for the final. We were very happy with that on our first visit to Dublin. Looking at it in an even more positive light – out of the 3000+ teams that entered the U/11 competition we came 30th = Top 1%. Fantastic achievement for the team and those involved. Well done to Senan, Karlo, Roy, Dan, their parents and their coaches. Thanks also to Siobhán and all those at the Roscrea Credit Union that looked after us so well on the day. We leave with memories that will last a lifetime.
Sports – 3 big days in a row.
Wednesday: Camogie - our u13 girls headed to Nenagh Eire Og for their County Camogie Blitz. In their group were two strong Nenagh based schools. Our first game was against Carrig NS. In tough conditions, our girls fought hard during the first half but, at a scoreless half time, the game could have gone either way. Thankfully with the girls’ hunger and sheer determination and goals from Ceola Bergin, Abi Vozza and Lucy Lee we secured the win.
Heading into our 2nd game against Nenagh Gaelscoil with a win behind us was a huge benefit but we were also facing a fresh team that hadn’t played any matches yet! Although tired, our girls never lost focus and after some encouraging words from management at half time we were victorious in our 2nd game and qualified for a county semi final which will be fixed in the next few weeks!
Thursday: U/13 Girl’s Soccer – the first round of the FAI 5 a-side school’s competition kicked off this week in Ballymackey. We have high hopes for our soccer teams this year after both teams lost in the Tipperary County Final last year. Getting back and winning those finals is the goal but we have to take it one step at a time and just keep doing our best.
For the first time ever, Corville brought an A and a B team to this tournament. It was great to give our younger girls some experience playing for the B team and it is a reflection of the up and coming talent in the school that they very nearly got through to the final to face our A Team. The A team successfully overcame their first obstacle by winning all 4 of their group games before beating Carrig NS in the final 2 – 0. This puts them into the 2nd round where they will get a chance to become Tipp. Champs. I certainly wouldn’t put it past this group of girls.
Thursday: U/13 Boy’s Soccer – the first round for the boys was also on this week and they too were on a revenge mission from last year. Like the girls, the boys had an A team and a B team. Both teams performed very well on the day with our young B team playing superbly. The experienced gained from this year should help them in years to come; being around a winning team will hopefully succeed in lifting expectations in the school. Our A team were missing, arguably, their best player so it was up to the rest of the lads to raise their game in what proved to be a tough first round. Everyone of our boys played out of their skin, winning all their group games and winning the final 2 – 0 vs Lissenhall. On they march now to the County Finals where they will really need to be at their best against the best teams the county has to offer. We are sure our lads will do us proud no matter what!