Marion Keane Basketball Champions

On Fri May 20th we travelled to Ennistymon to play the semi-finals and final of the Marion Keane basketball tournament. This tournament was set up in memory of Marion Keane, past pupil and former teacher in Knockanean. In the semi-final, we were drawn against Moyasta. This was an extremely tough game and after normal time we were level. This meant we had to play 3 minutes of extra time, which we won by 5 points. In the other semi-final, Bridgetown came out victorious over Toonagh. This set up a final between us and Bridgetown. Before our final Moyasta and Toonagh played off for 3rd and 4th spots which Moyasta won. The final against Bridgtown was difficult but we were victorious on a scoreline of 12-5. Afterwards, there were huge celebrations and our captain Lilith Kearney was presented with the cup by Dan Keane, Marion’s father. All the team received a trophy. We stopped in O’Keeffe’s on the way home and got ice cream. It was truly an amazing and memorable day.

By Lilith Kearney, Andrea Barry and Leanne Dixon

Travel Award

On May 19th we went to Dublin Zoo with Amy and Mr Curran to collect an award we won in the Big Travel Challenge. We won the award for “Park ‘n’ Stride school of the year. When we got there we had croissants, pastries, fruit and drinks. We also received a bag each with souvenirs. At the awards ceremony each of the 8 schools present, received their award in the various different categories. After the ceremony, each school had their photo taken individually and then there was a group photo. During the ceremony, there was a sideshow of the efforts each school went to. After lunch, we were free to walk around the zoo and look at the various animals and attractions. We had an amazing day in Dublin!

By Ava Hurley Sophie Talty and Ailbhe Curran

Music Session

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