Music Session

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On the 17th of May, Joan Mc Namara and Christy Mc Namara came into school to play some traditional tunes. The whole school assembled in the back yard and they set up on a stage in the shelter. Thankfully the weather was dry. For the first tune, Chloe Mc Mahon performed some Irish dancing. Soon afterwards the Music Club and the Choir performed some of the music and songs they have been practising with Amy and Louise. Then the 6th class came up to sing “How long will I love you”, which they sang at their confirmation, just a few days before. Then 2nd class sang “Two Oruguitas” which they sang for their communion. Finally, the whole school sang “Wake me up when it’s all over”. We had a most enjoyable morning

By Siara Moore and Max Garvey

Realtóg 2022

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Wednesday, April 6th was a great day for Knockanean! Realtóg was held out in the shed. By holding it outdoors it meant the whole school could be together to watch it. A lot of people participated and had a great time. Every class performed and all had great acts. There were a lot of different acts such as music, arts, singing and drama. After every act different teachers commented on the act and praised each act for their efforts. Everybody had a really good day

By Tiernan Garvey and Cathal Ryan

Basketball

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Boy’s Basketball

On the 5th of April, we went to Gurteen to play in the 1st round of the Marion Keane basketball tournament. The teams there that day were Crusheen, Gaelscoil Mhichil Ciosog and Barefield. In the first game, we played GMC and we lost narrowly on a score of 7-6. In the 2nd game, Barefield defeated Crusheen. In the 3rd game, Barefield did us a favour and defeated GMC. That gave us a chance if we won our last two matches which we did defeat Crusheen and then Barefield. That meant we and GMC were in a playoff to see who would advance from the group. The playoff was 5 min long and with time up we got a basket that we thought had won it for us but the referee disallowed the score because he said it had gone over time. We then had to go to Golden Basket and unfortunately, they got a free throw which they scored. We were devastated and disappointed. Thanks to Joe & Anne for the time they put into coaching us and to Paul Kennedy of PK Masonry for sponsoring our new basketball gear

By Shay Stubbs and Harry Leahy

Girls Basketball

At 9:15, on the 7th of April we left for Gurteen to play Gaelscoil Mhichil Ciosog , Barefield and Crusheen in the Marion Keane basketball tournament. We were playing in the first match against GMC and we won 7-4. In the 2nd match, we played Crusheen, which we won 16- 0. The final match of the day was between ourselves and Barefield. We knew if we won this match we’d advance from the group. At halftime they were 2-0 up. At the start of the 2nd half they scored a 2nd basket to go 4 up. We then scored three baskets in a row and a free shot to win by 3 points. We now go on to the 2nd round after Easter.

By Ailbhe Curran and Ciara Brooks

FAI Spar Soccer 2022

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On Mon April 4th classes from 3rd to 6th went to Gurteen for a blitz. Colm made up teams of 5 or 6 mixed between all the classes from 3rd to 6th. There were girl’s teams and boy’s teams. The teams were divided into groups and each team played the other once in the group stages. The four teams that had the most points got through to the semi-final and then the winners played the final. Denis Hynes from the FAI was there for the full day. O’ Keeffes kindly sponsored refreshments such as water, crisps, bananas and biscuits and importantly the teachers got coffee! Overall we had a really great day.

By Andrea Barry and Luisa Hogan

Cycling Training

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Last Thursday and Friday the 6th class pupils had cycling training. This was coached by Leeroy and Richard. They taught us how to behave when cycling on the road. This training involved how to act at a junction, how to do an emergency stop, how to signal and what side of the road you should be cycling on. The training took place for nearly the whole two days so we didn’t have to do any work!!

One of the reasons why we took this cycling training was to help us when cycling on the road or on our way to school especially when we have narrow roads and busy traffic so we have to be careful. Another reason this training is useful is in preparation for our cycle to Tulla later this year. We really enjoyed this cycling training and are looking forward to the trip to Tulla

By Andrea Barry and Luisa Hogan

Purple Ribbon Day

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On purple ribbon day, we raised awareness for people with cystic fibrosis. All the children wore purple. We decorated purple ribbons and roses for the windows. We made roses out of tissue paper. On the day, the whole school stood in the shape of a heart, holding their tissue paper roses. Then the whole school paused for a mindful silence. After that, first and second class and the choir sang the 65 roses song composed by Amy. We took lots of photos and had a disco at lunchtime.

By Laura Warner and Síofra Quinn