Scoil Aonghusa C.N.S Pupils have fun at the the ‘Cis Pheil na mBun Scoil’ Competition in Cork City

“The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I’d made my teammates play” – Bill Russell (American Basketball Player, Boston Celtics) The Scoil Aonghusa team who are coached by former Irish team basketball player Rose McCarthy had a fun day playing in the ‘Cis Pheil na mBun Scoil’ non competitive blitz in Cork city recently. The tournament takes place each year and allows primary school children from schools of all sizes to compete in a healthy activity where participation is one of the main aims. The team played four games over the morning and although no formal scores were kept in the non competitive matches, the Scoil Aonghusa pupils did their school proud. Playing basketball is a great sport for helping develop a child’s co-ordination, team building and social skills.  Team sports help children to integrate physical activity into their lives and helps their overall physical fitness. Each child received a certificate for participating and as an added reward, Scoil Aonghusa considered the activity for their monthly award ceremony at school assembly.  Tadgh O’Riordan was delighted to receive an award for most skilled player on the court and Ryan Kilgore was awarded best team player on the...

Chess

Well done to our Chess Team who took part in the recent Inter-Schools Chess Competition in Kilavullen. Kalvin Cambridge, Tadhg O’Riordan, Ryan Kilgore and Liam O’Riordan did very well. Our team was second overall. Well done! Liam was awarded second in the Chess Individual Prize...

Football

Football training is available after school for both boys and girls with Mr. Buckley. This is a great team sport for all children to participate in....

Basketball

Basket Ball training is available after school. Rose, our Special Needs Assistant, is a very skilled player and trainer.  Our team travels to competitions and can be seen below celebrating one of their...

Basketball

Basketball is one of the sports games taught to all pupils as part of the P.E. Curiculum in the school. Further training is provided after school every Thursday for those pupils who wish to develop their skills further. We attended Neptune Stadium recently in the Primary School’s Basketball Competition and all pupils did very well. Well done to...

Chess

Pupils from first class up will receive chess and draughts classes once a week with our School Chess Master, Gordon Mewis. Last year our in-school chess tournament was won by Liam O’Riordan and we had three pupils on the ChessForAll Roll of Honour. Well done to all. Pupils attend chess classes in the local chess Club- The Knight’s of St. James- as well. This has improved their skills. The classes are on every Monday night in St. James’s Hall at 7:00pm. Our chess team travelled to Killavullen N.S. for the Local Schools Chess  Competition and won second place...