|Ennis NS Celtic Cross|
|Sunday, 01 December 2013 19:59|
|Football Final Success|
|Wednesday, 27 November 2013 20:17|
Both our girls' and our boys' football teams were in action last week in the Primary Schools' County Football Finals. The girls played against the title- holders Gaelscoil Cíosóg while the boys lined out against Knockanean NS. Both games were Division 1.
After a lively match and extra time, our girls emerged victorious with a scoreline of 2-8 to 1-2. Alannah and Edith were the goal-scorers.
The Squad: Kalli Herbert, Kate Neylon, Jade Purtill, Leanne Russell, Isabella Oliveria Carvalho, Anna Collins, Aoife Corey, Alannah McNamara, Nouro Tchadjobo, Alana McInerney, Edith Kearney, Katie Browne, Ailbhe Doherty, Luisne Corey, Leanne Considine, Emily Cheng, Cayla Flannery, Lucy Donnelly, Regina Yeung, Shanice Benson, Taranvir Kaur, Elliott Rynne, Emma McCarthy, Sarah Chambers, Sonia Ogbagu, Nicole Considine, Olive Shannon & Tara Mc Inerney.
Meanwhile the boys showed high levels of skill in their game. Unfortunately it was not enough to win them the title which was taken by Knockanean with a final score of 2-3 to 1-0. However, we are very proud to be silver medallists at county level (while planning a comeback in 2014...)
The Squad: Sean Hegarty, Eamonn O'Regan, Niall O'Donaghue, Gavin D'Auria, Kevin Moloney, Stephen Talty, Albert Obadeyi, Manus Doherty, Mark McInerney, Jack Joyce, Brian Downey, Dylan White, Lee Clohessy, Brian Crowley-Hayes, Damian Slattery, Dan Connolly, Alex Coughlan, Harry Kavanagh, Hugh Connolly, Oisín McMahon, Jordan Coffey, Keith Killeen, Ronan O'Connell, Ben Hartnett, James Lyne, Liam Fitzgerald, Ivan King, Seán Moloney, Kalum Kerin, Roan O'Flaherty, Wojciech Koper, Sean Harte, Elias Zikiss & Sean O'Brien.
Well done to all our young athletes for qualifying for the County Finals. A big Thank-You to their coaches/ mentors for bringing these young footballers to such a high standard - the girls are coached by Ms. Marren and Mr. Troy, and the boys by Mr. Walsh, Mr. Curtin and Mr. Dwyer. Cómhgháirdeachas daoibh go léir !
|Pick- a- Pocket for the Philippines|
|Tuesday, 26 November 2013 21:44|
A No Uniform Day was held last Friday to raise money for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Well done to all the pupils who donated their pocket money for the benefit of children affected by this disaster. Over 1,160 euro was raised on the day.
|A Troika of Visitors|
|Wednesday, 20 November 2013 22:32|
It was a busy day today with three different visitors at the school. First to arrive was children's author Judi Curtin, accompanied by Deirbhile and Feargal Ó Dúlaing of Ennis Bookshop.
Judi spoke to pupils from 3rd to 6th classes and told them about her experiences as a writer, in particular the challenges of finding a publisher. She advised any aspiring writers among the students to be persistent, as even J.K Rowling of Harry Potter fame was turned down by more than 20 publishers!
Our second visitor was Joan Keating, creator of the SALF approach (Self Assessment and Learning Folders), which is becoming a feature of school life across Ireland in line with the current DES emphasis on developing self-assessment in schools. It turns out that Joan is originally from Clare, a native of Loop Head, although now resident for many years in Cavan. She chatted with pupils and seemed to really enjoy looking through their SALF folders.
The third visitor was a surprise one - RTE sports personality Marty Morrissey arrived unexpectedly to check out our new school building. He met some young hurlers from 3rd and 4th class who were training in the halla and was very impressed by the sports facilities in the school.
All this before our football teams - both boys and girls - contested the Schools' County Football Finals this afternoon. All in a day's work at Ennis National School.
|Our Forever Friend|
|Tuesday, 12 November 2013 19:20|
For Larry Brennan ... with our sincere thanks
Having served for 14 years as a Community Rep on four successive Boards of Management of Ennis National School, Larry Brennan has decided to call it a day. Larry will quite rightly be remembered as the main driving force that ensured the new school was delivered ahead of time. It cannot be disputed that without Larry’s involvement and contribution the new school would not yet be open. His dogged determination, attention to detail and insistence on the highest quality and standards have resulted in Ennis National School having what surely must rate as one of the top school buildings in the country.
Despite the fact that Larry has not had any children in the school for many years now, his commitment and dedication never waned. During his time on The Board, he was never shy to volunteer to undertake any job and applied himself wholeheartedly to any task he undertook. He demanded similar levels of commitment from his fellow Board members and the school is all the better for it. Never one to shy away from expressing an opinion, Larry would say what he felt at Board meetings. But to his credit, he would always be to the fore in following through with a decision of the Board even if he disagreed with it.
Larry was keenly interested in the welfare of both staff and pupils and did everything in his power to ensure that the experiences of the entire school community would be as positive and productive as possible. Larry’s sense of humour and positive outlook cheered up many a meeting, particularly when things were looking bleak on the new school front. Always a man to look for solutions rather than problems, Larry’s talent, ability and energy was boundless. Ranging from getting a leak fixed to project managing a multi-million euro development on behalf of the school, no job was too big or small for Larry.
Larry with Minister Ruairí Quinn after the "Turning of the sod"
at Ashline in June 2012
Larry has been a true friend to the entire Ennis National School community and his contribution to school life will be sorely missed. Larry’s wife, Bernie, must also get honourable mention. Bernie played host to numerous ad hoc Board meetings, accepted Larry’s frequent absences from the Brennan household on school business without question, and supported him at all times. As a token of their collective appreciation a presentation was recently made to both Larry and Bernie by The Board of Management and The Staff.
|Clothing Recycle Fundraiser|
|Friday, 08 November 2013 21:52|