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!!
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!!
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!!
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.
Last week the boys were lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet a local hero and an inter-county football star.
Louth footballer and captain of the two in a row Senior County Champions, The Newtown Blues, Andy McDonnell paid a visit to the school to talk all things football, answer the many questions that were put to him and he also put the Gaelic football team through their paces with training a session.
The boys picked up some expert tips about the importance of nutrition as well as developing their skills with new training drills.
We would like to thank Andy for offering up his time and hopefully his visit will inspire future football stars from St. Joseph’s.