St. Corban's Cross Country Team 2016: Alan Tobin, Matthew McCarrick, Cian Richardson, Josh Hyland, Daniel Lenehan, Tiernan O'Rourke, Nikas Golmanas, Ethan Travers, Ryan Sinkey, David Onuoha, Cian Boran, Charlie Murphy, Cale McGrath, Dylan Murtagh, Seán Murphy.
On February 25th, two teams from St. Corban's competed in the Kildare finals of the SPAR FAI Primary 5s, an annual 5-a-side soccer competition organised by FAI Schools. One of our teams narrowly missed out on winning their group. Our other team won all of their games, including a tense penalty shoot-out in the semi-final, and were crowned champions of Kildare in the large schools section.
This team went forward to represent our school and county at the Mid-Leinster finals in Portlaoise on April 13th. Here they came up against the Kilkenny and Offaly champions. The boys performed excellently, winning both games (3-2 and 3-0) to progress to the Leinster finals which will take place in Navan on April 28th. Our goalscorers on the day were Matthew (2), Brandon, Cian and Jack and one own-goal was scored in our favour.
Very well done to both teams, and best of luck to our A team in Navan.
St. Corban's B Team: Sam Blackburne, Niall Murray, Liam Marshall, Elliot Beirne, Jack Sheridan, Jack McKevitt, Daniel Lenehan, Dylan Murtagh.
St. Corban's A Team: Daniel Glancy, Andrew Osborne, Matthew McCarrick, Brandon Leonard, Robert Fitzgerald, Daire Guerin, Jack Rodgers, Cian Richardson.
Our A team with their medals after their Mid-Leinster success.
Thanks you to everyone who supported our recent GOAL non-uniform day and Fill The Van. A special thank you to Ms. Brady for organising Fill The Van and to Mr. Ryan's 6th class who not only helped out on the day (as you can see from the photos below) but also brought in more bags than any other class! Go raibh maith agaibh!
Well done to the sixth class boys who represented Kildare in the recent Mid Leinster finals of the SPAR FAI Primary School 5s competition. Having come through the county finals in Kilcullen the boys again represented themselves, our school and our county proudly. They finished as runners-up in Mid Leinster, only narrowly missing out on progression to the Leinster Finals. Congratulations to Edenderry who made it through.
We left the school at 9:30 and the tournament stared at 10:00.
The B team played first but they lost their first match. Unfortunately the B team lost all of their games in a very tough group.
The A team played their first game against Maynooth BNS and we won 2-0. We then played St Joseph's BNS and won 4-0. Then we played Scoil Phadraig Naofa and won 4-2. We got out of our group into the semi final where we won 2-1 against Patrician Primary. Then in the final we played Athy and won 1-0.
This means that we are through to the Mid-Leinster finals in April. Well done to everyone involved.
Article by John M.
On Thursday the twelfth of February, an engineer came into St. Corban's to talk to the 6th classes about what it is like to be an engineer and what engineers do. He introduced himself as Michael Regan and went on to show us a picture of a house on the whiteboard. He asked us if there was any problems with the house. A lot of the lads agreed that the foundations didn’t look steady. Michael said that this was correct and showed us a representation of the house. A brick represented the house and there was a sponge underneath the brick to represent soft ground. Underneath the sponge was the teacher’s desk, which represented the hard ground. He showed us that when the heavy brick was placed on top of the soft sponge, the sponge sagged but the table didn’t react. This is what would happen if a house was built like the plans he had shown us. Then he went on to stick a couple of pencils into the sponge and placed the brick back on top. This time the sponge didn’t sag. This is because the pencils were transferring the weight of the brick to the desk. He explained to us that this is what the foundations of a building look like (in a simple form). That was only one of the projects in a very fun talk that I think all the boys enjoyed very much. Everyone was extremely engrossed in the talk and had a good time. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that in 10 years some of the pupils have gone on to become engineers.
Article by David C., St. Corban's Media Team.
The sixth class maths group were going to have a brilliant day. They were heading to DCU in Dublin for a magic maths show.
10:30am = The maths class meet up in the yard.
10:35 am = The maths class leave on a bus to DCU.
11:15am = The maths class arrive at DCU
Now that the maths class has arrived at DCU , its time for show!
The show is under way and it is BRILLIANT! Andrew (the magician/mathematician) is teaching us loads of fantastic maths tips and tricks. The magic tricks are superb and are leaving everyone amazed!
Andrew pulls a piece of paper and a lighter out of his pocket. He sets the paper alight and when the fire disappears he is left with a €10 note in his hand! He presents St. Corban's own Eoin Keogh with the tenner!
Unfortunately for Eoin, the magician asked for the €10 back but gave Eoin a signed copy of his new book instead! He then folded the €10 note which transformed into a fake $1,000,000 note! He then gave the note to Mr. Lane who looks after the sixth class maths group in St. Corban's.
But like everything, unfortunately, the show had to end. So the students all ate their packed lunches in DCU's cafeteria.
The bus then drove us back to St. Corban's and the day was over. Everyone had a fantastic day.
Some more thoughts from the day...
Photos by Elliot, article by David C, St. Corban's Media Team. Thank you to Ms. Lenehan for accompanying us and helping out on the day!
Our fourth, fifth and sixth classes had their Sports Day today. The boys enjoyed activities like unihoc, basketball, relay racing, puc fada, cic fada, penalty shootout and volleyball to name but a few! The glorious weather added to everyone's enjoyment of the day. A big thank you to Mr. Rock for organising everything again for one of the highlights of the school calendar. Our first, second and third classes look forward to their Sports Day on Wednesday.
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