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ASt. Mary's National School Make History

The 2011/2012 Boys school team made history when they won not one, not two, not three but all four School Finals

First up was The Roinn A Gaelic Football Final , this was a
thrilling encounter between Thomastown and St. Canice’s on November 26th . St. Canice’s were hoping to get their 10-in-a-row victory but it was not to be. The final score was St. Mary's Thomastown 1-7 to St. Canice's 0-4
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Next up was The Gaelic Football Country Cup Final which took place during Christmas Week.  It took 70 minutes to separate Thomastown and Tullogher-Rosbercon. Right from the get  go, the teams were evenly matched. Tullogher, taking an early lead, looked dangerous in front of goal. With 3 minutes left, Tullogher were 3 points up. Stephen Wemyss finished a great play under pressure and Jack Barcoe nearly winning the game, shaving the post. But in extra time Thomastown really showed their skill and fitness, as they scored 14 points in extra time to win the match. Captain David Barron gave a great speech, dedicating the win to David O’ Keeffe.The Final score was St. Mary's Thomastown 7-13 to Tullogher-Rosbercon 6-4.

Next up it was time for the boys to show their hurling skills.  From the throw in Thomastown were much the stronger side showing great skill and determination from 1 to 15 and the subs that came on were equally as skillful.  Emphatically beating  a very gallant Schoil Phádraig, Ballyhale on Saturday June 16th. The final score St. Mary's Thomastown 5-12 to Schoil Phádraig Ballyhale 0-5. Captain Ned Kirwan lifted the Country Cup for the first time in Thomastown’s history.

Last but not least was  The Roinn B Final which took place in Nowlan Park  on Saturday June 23rd.  There was great excitement in the build up to this match as St. Mary's knew it was going to be a tough battle.  Both Teams played their hearts out and battled through for the full sixty minutes.  Thomastown cruised home with the win scoring 3-8 to Castlecomer 0-8.
Scores from Jack Barcoe (2 points), Rory Monks (1 point), Colm Whelan (a goal), Stephen Wemyss (2 goals and 1 point) and Stephen Donnelly (4 points)

Great credit goes to the School and Teachers and Coach Enda Roberts and Patricia Dowling for their time and commitment and what they achieved with this bunch of players. 


The Winning Team pictured with the Four Cups June26th 2012



Grennan College, Thomastown

 

28th March 2011 - Senior Schools Leinster Ladies Football Quarter final
 
Grennan College 4-8  Sacred Heart Tullamore  1-8
 
Grennan College Senior Football Ladies qualified for the Leinster  semi final when they defeated Sacred Heart Tullamore in a hard fought game.
 
The girls fresh from their All Ireland win in Camogie, and their All Ireland semi final penalty shoot out in soccer were slow to get moving.  Some good defending by the full back line of Sophie Kavanagh, Niamh Quigley and Chloe Gantley kept Sacred Heart at bay while a Niamh Donnelly goal with points from Kelly Hamilton and Sinead Whelan edged Grennan ahead 1:3 to 0:5 at half time.
 
Tullamore stormed into the second half with 3 unanswered points and it looked like they would pull away.  However a rallying point from Meighan Farrell roused the Grennan girls.
 
The half back line of Rachel O Carroll, Jessie Carroll and Jane Cullen started to command and the turning point came when Shauna Carroll planted a lovely ball in the left corner which was collected by Katie Walsh who passed quickly to Kelly Hamilton who spotted the unmarked Sinead Whelan on the far side, who collected the ball and slotted in the bottom corner, to complete the move of the game.
 
Within minutes Sinead Whelan pounced on indecision in the Tullamore defence and blasted her secong goal for Grennan to take control.
 
Tullamore responded with a goal.  Niamh Bolger made some smart safes in the Grennan goal before Grennan pulled away with Eimer Donnelly finishing a fine move involving Leanne Walsh, Niamh Donnelly and Sinead Whelan  with a cool finish.
 
Team: Niamh Bolger, Sophie Kavanagh, Niamh Bolger. Chloe Gantley, Rachel O Carroll, Jessie Carroll, Jane Cullen, Meighan Farrel(0:1)l, Niamh Dollelly(1:1), Sinead Whelan (2:4), Kelly Hamilton(0:2), Shauna Carroll, Eimer Donnelly (1:0), Katie Walsh, Leanne Walsh, Sinead Naddy, Ciara Nevin, Hannah Murphy, Kayleigh Begley.

 

12th March 2011 - All Ireland Colleges Roinn B Final
Congratulations from all in Thomastown GAA Club to Grennan College camogie team who won the All Ireland Colleges Roinn B Final in Trim on Saturday 12th March. 

They beat St. Louis Ballymena by 4-10 to 3-4.





St. Mary's National School, Thomastown
 
NEWS

4th March 2011 - Girls Roinn A Football Final
The girls of St. Marys NS are Roinn A County Football Champions after beating Gowran NS in the final on Friday 4th March in Palmerstown. A large crowd saw the Thomastown girls record a great win to take home the silverware. Thanks and well done to Mrs. O'Shea and Mrs. Power who had the girls excellently prepared.
 
 
 
 
9th March 2011 - Inter Schools League
The new pitch at the school was the venue for the first time for an inter-school hurling league game, when St. Marys NS played host to Paulstown NS. The Thomastown boys emerged victorious on this occasion, running out winners by 4 points.

16th March 2011 - Inter Schools League
The second league match for the boys took place in Inistioge on Wednesday 16th March against  St. Columcille's NS, Inistioge .   The boys were unlucky not to win this one and were up at half time, however they will be happy to have secured a draw following a good comeback by Inistioge.  It was a good all round team effort by the boys in blue and their coach Enda Roberts.  The final score was 2-3 to 2-3.  The next match takes place this Wednesday March 23rd at 4pm against Tullogher Rosbercon NS, venue to be confirmed.  


FIXTURES

U-13 Schools Hurling Roinn B League

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Corn De Bhaldraithe Country Cup Hurling

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Football League Roinn A Group 2

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