Josh is an Irish Champion!!!

Huge congratulations to Josh Benton McCash  in 6th class who claimed the All Ireland Jiu Jitsu title in the 55kg section. Josh brought in his gold medal to show his classmates and we are sure it will be the first of many big wins for this very talented martial artist!! Well done to Josh and his family on this fantastic achievement. Our whole school community is very proud of you!!

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Josh and his gold medal!

Visit From County Champions

On Friday 25th October our school received a visit from members of the victorious Senior Football Champions Newtown Blues. Louth star Andy McDonnell and former St. Joseph’s pupil Thomas Costello visited classes with the Joe Ward Cup and to talk to our boys about the importance of fitness, team work and focus. They also congratulated the members of our own winning football team. Go raibh maith agaibh agus comhghairdeas to the Newtown Blues!!

IMG_20191025_120709 Members of the victorious Blues team with members of the victoriuos St. Joseph’s team.

GARDA SPORTS DAY

 

On Thursday 24th October the boys from R12 took part in the Garda Sports Day. We had a fantastic time on a cold but sunny day. All the schools in the Drogheda area attended and took part in events such as running, tug of war, penalty shootout, three legged race and sack race!! All the boys who took part tried their best and showed great sportsmanship and we even came home with a gold medal in the 200m sprint!! Most importantly our boys represented our school with great behaviour and manners! Well done boys!!

IMG_20191024_122927 Some of our class with the Garda K9 Unit

 

IMG_20191024_121012 Our 4 x 100m Relay team.

IMG_20191024_121021 Our Three legged race team.

IMG_20191024_114853 With the Garda Mounted Unit!!

Big Win For Our Football Team!!

 

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Wednesday 25th of October saw a famous win for our U-13 footballers. Our team faced off in a tense local derby against St. Paul’s N.S.

Conditions were windy but clear as both teams took to the Blue’s pitch and the conditions played their part in what proved to be a game of two halves.

St. Paul’s started as the stronger team in the first half and created many opportunities to score. They showed great skill and determination but the St. Joesph’s defence was equal to any test that was thrown at them! With a little bit of luck and a lot of excellent defending the teams went in at half time level at 0-3 to 0-3.

The second half proved to be the difference between the teams. St. Joseph’s came out and showed all the skills they have been working so hard on in training. Fantastic passing, fierce but fair tackling and pin-point accurate scoring were all on display from the St. Joe’s boys. Their wonderful second half display saw them rack up a second half score of 3- 8 while limiting their opponents to just 0-2.

When the final whistle blew the score board read St. Joesph’s 3-11 St. Paul’s 0-5. There was jubilant scenes from  players, pupils, parents and all members of our school community who turned out to support our lads! Finally the cup was hoisted by our inspirational captain to the cheers of all present!

The team would like to thank our opponents, the referee and Cumann na mBuncscoil for making the day possible and all parents and families who have supported the players since the beginning of the year. The players will continue to train hard to improve their skills and teamwork!!

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5th Class Trip to Oldbridge

R6 and R7 visited Oldbridge House last Thursday.

They got a bus to Tullyallen School and from there walked through the new walkway, Belnumber Wood Way, to King William’s Glen, part of the site of the Battle of the Boyne 1690.

After spending some time at Oldbridge House, they walked along the Boardwalk to the ramparts and Dominic’s Park. The sun was splitting the stones all day.

There were some very tired legs after the long day’s walking but all boys and teachers had a fun-packed and educational trip.

 

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Boyne Athletics Club Challenge Cup

A massive well done to all the boys that took part in the Boyne Atheletics Club Challenge Cup. The boys performed very well across all races, from the 100m sprints all the way up to the lung busting 300m race.

The boys also had great success in the 4x100m relay races.

As you will see from the photos there was a huge haul of medals brought back from the Lourdes Stadium.

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