Double Féile Winners 2017

Huge Congratulations to the Hurling Under 14 team on winning the shield and Na Brideoga Under 14 team on winning the cup at Féile in Carlow at the weekend. We were delighted to have the cup and shield visit the school today and are very proud of all students past and present who represented their community so wonderfully! Congratulations! 


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Junior and Senior Infant Tour 2017

Junior and Senior Infants had a brilliant time in Funster Castlebar and in the Museum of Country Life, Turlough. Thanks to the parents who came and helped out on the day, it was much appreciated.

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A big thank you to the Parents’ Association!

It is greatly appreciated the work the Parents’ Association did earlier in the year organising a clothes collection. We were able to buy 20 Gaelic footballs with the funds that were raised.  The footballs are suitable for all age groups – First Touch (u-8), Quick Touch (u-10), Smart Touch (U-12).  

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Lighthouse Display

For the past number of weeks 5th & 6th classes have been working on the topic of electricity, and as part of this topic they designed and made their own lighthouses.  To create their lighthouses they each created an electrical circuit which incorporated a working switch.  This circuit was incorporated into their own lighthouse design. Today, the children of 5th & 6th classes provided the rest of the school with a very interesting and informative display of these  lighthouses.  Well done to the senior classes on all of your hard work!

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Board of Management report 02/17

The board of management met in the school on Monday, May 15th.  All members of the board attended except Fr. John Walsh.

The board extends a warm welcome to the Harrison family who have recently joined the school.

Communion took place on Saturday May 13th and went very well.  The board congratulates Joe Dillon on his preparation of the class and thanks the Parents’ Association for the reception and refreshments afterwards.

An appeal has been lodged with the Department of Education regarding the school not being granted DEIS status.  No reply has yet been received.

Pupil numbers:
The school will have 119 pupils during the next school year.  This means there will be no change to our teacher numbers.

Current events:
The 5th/6th hurling team have qualified for the Cumann na mBunscoil county final, which will take place in McHale Park on May 29th.  The board wishes the team the very best for the game!
Drama, yoga and rugby are continuing whilst athletics training for 2nd/3rd class will begin shortly in Claremorris.

Following some tweaks, the Administration of Medicines policy needs one final review by the board members.  It is hoped that it will be ratified at the next meeting of the board.

Fiona Biesty has informed the board that she will be taking maternity leave from the start of the next school year.  This vacancy will be advertised immediately.

The next meeting of the board will take place in June, following the recruitment process for the above position.

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Cumann na mBunscoil

Well done to our senior Hurling Team who played in a Cumann na mBunscoil Hurling Blitz in Tooreen today.  They won both of their matches against Barnacarroll & Carracastle and will now play in the Division 2 final in McHale Park on Monday,May 29th. Well done to all involved!

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Scór na bPáistí

There was five entries from Tooreen NS for Scór na bPáistí. We had a drama group, a ballad group, a music group, a solo singer and a recitation. The drama group and the recitation got through but unfortunately the music group, ballad group and the solo singer didn’t, but we have high hopes for them in future years.

In the final round everybody had a few nerves but we had great fun and did our best.When results came in, sadly neither the drama or the recitation won but we were happy with our performance and we hope to try again next year!

Solo singer: Leah Greally

Drama Group: Emma Colleran Aoibhín Lynskey Alice Curran Vanessa Whelan Kate Doyle Michaela Fitzmaurice Seán Lynskey Harry O’ Grady and Kate Flanagan who was our in charge of our electrical equipment.

Ballad Group : Éabha Delaney, Elizabeth Burcovschi, Ruth Grealy, Kate Tener and Alesha McGarry

Recitation : Vanessa Whelan

Music Group : Alice Curran , Katie Damron , Pierce Keadin , Ella Mulkeen and Keith Flanagan.

By, Aoibhín Lynskey and Emma Colleran !!!

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Camogie Exhibition Game McHale Park.


On Sunday April 2nd in McHale Park Castlebar our 5th and 6th class girls took part in the Cumann na mBunscoil half time exhibition game.  We played in the white Mayo jerseys. There were over 14,000 spectators in the stands. As the Senior Mayo Team ran out on to the pitch we formed a guard of honour. As half time drew closer we prepared for our moment of glory on the pitch. Tensions were running high as Cormac Reilly blew the half time whistle.

We were playing Snugboro NS ,a school from Castlebar. We ran out onto the pitch and we took our positions. We took early possession as our superb forwards Alice, Anna and Rebecca sent the sliotar into the back of the net. Snugboro’s goalie hit the sliotar straight into the hand of our backs , Aoibhin , Emer and Kate. they quickly cleared the ball up to our midfielders Caoimhe and Geri-Maye. Geri-Maye then hit a deadly shot past the goalie’s outstretched hurley. Snugboro then counter-attacked with a goal even Anthony Nash couldn’t save. Our goalie Roisin then pucked it out to Caoimhe who then sent phenomenal shot over the bar. We were now on a roll and Geri-Maye then sealed the deal with a spectacular point from half way down the pitch. The referee from Westport blew the final whistle and our match ended with a score of 3-2 to 1-0 to Tooreen NS.

We really enjoyed our day out in McHale Park and we are very thankful for this opportunity. We wish the Mayo Senior Team the best of luck in their journey for Sam. Hon Mayo!!!!!

By: Roisin Lynskey and Caoimhe Delaney.

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Easter Holiday Closure

School will be closed for the Easter Holidays from 10th -21st of April.

Friday the 9th of April is a full school day and classes will resume as normal on Monday the 24th April.

Wishing you all a lovely Easter !


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3rd Class Drama Show

The 3rd class Drama Play will take place on Thursday, April 6th at 7pm in the School Hall. Our thanks to Margaret Niland for preparing the children so well for their play. We’re looking forward to seeing you there.



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