Cavan Handball Champs
Philip, Daire, Antonio, Súin and Aisling bring 3 U13 County titles back to St. Kilian’s.
Swimming is a sport which is rapidly growing in popularity among all ages. Three pupils in our school are testament to that statement, Finn Longmore, Johann Behme and his brother Wilhelm. These boys train four or five times a week, usually at East Cavan Swimming Club but also at Aura Leisure Centre, Navan. We were all extremely proud to have them represent St. Kilian’s National School in the recent Swim Ulster Primary Schools Championships which took place in Bangor, Co. Down. Over 200 schools and 1,100 pupils took part in the competition. The boys are pictured here with two gold medals and a bronze following a truly successful weekend of swimming. Finn, Johann and Wilhelm each recorded personal bests and our school finished in 3rd place out of all the schools in Ulster. Congratulations to Johann for becoming Ulster’s best swimmer in Butterfly and Individual Medley for his age group. Together with his brother Wilhelm, they will be going forward to the All-Ireland Swimming Championships. Best of luck boys!
Boys and Girls Do the Double.
Boys Football: St. Kilian’s N.S. were crowned Division 1 Cumann na mBunscoil champions in an epic battle against Farnham N.S. on Saturday 7th November. It’s the second time in 3 years to accomplish this feat, against the same opposition and after extra time. The team were guided by the Royal management team of Mr. Monaghan, Mr. Rowe, Ms Clinton and Mr Mc Niffe. Dáire Lennon’ heroic display in goals earned him the Man of the Match accolade after making a string of acrobatic stops throughout the encounter.
Joint captains Philip Smyth and Caolach Monaghan accepted the cup with glee and brought it home to its rightful resting place, Mullagh! Incredibly, the school holds both the girls and boys Division 1 cups following the girls hard fought win earlier in June of this year.
John Watt from Virginia RFC took us for a training session teaching us the basics of tag rugby. He also let us “release some steam” by allowing us to tackle the tackle bags on the grass.