Category: Achievements

Girl’s HUrling February 2014

20140206_142412 20140206_142415On Thursday February 6th our 3rd and 4th Class girls took part in an indoor camogie competition in Ballinacarriga Community Hall.  Our girls played 4 matches, winning every one.  Well done girls and congratulations on reaching the county semi-final.


Boy’s Hurling February 2014

boys hurling 2 boys hurlingCongratulations to the 3rd and 4th Class boys, who played against Derrinacahara, Knockskeagh, Laragh and Gaelscoil Kinsale in the seven-a-side 4th Class indoor hurling competition.  The competition was held in the Community Hall in Ballinacarriga on Wed 5th February and our boys won all of their four matches! They scored an amazing 18 goals in total and will go through to the county semi-finals in March.

Debate Final Success!

DSCF2302 DSCF2303 DSCF2305 DSCF2314 DSCF2339Huge congratulations to the Ballinacarriga National School debating team who are now the proud winners of the West Cork debating competition! What a final it was.  The motion was ‘Religion Should not be taught in school’ and Ballinacarriga were proposing the motion.  The opposing team were from Ardfield National School, the reigning champions.  It was a tricky subject for a primary school debate but it was clear on the night that both teams had put many hours of research into their speeches.  The adjudicators were so impressed with the standard, they said it was ‘off the richter scale’.  The adjudicators also highlighted just how tight the competition was, explaining that it had never been crystal clear which team would win but Ballinacarriga were slightly more convincing in their argument.  Commiserations to the Ardfield girls, who made it a very entertaining final.  Ballinacarriga NS will now go on to represent West Cork at a regional level debating competition.


4th class Indoor Hurling finals win!!

The 3rd and 4th class girls beat Gael Scoil Peig Sayers and Rennies NS to win the County Final.

The 2nd, 3rd and 4th class boys beat Canovee NS to advance to the final, but sadly lost in extra time to Ballygown NS.

Both teams showed enormous courage and skill. We are very proud of them!!



Irish Dancing

Congratulations to Maeve, Patrick and Holly Ann who came second in an Irish Set Dancing Competition. They are all now through to the Munsters in July. Best of Luck!!!

Community Games

Congratulations to Meave, Aífe, Eimear, Diarmuid, Farrah, Meabh and Leah who won medals in this years community games art and handwriting competitions. Best of Luck to Diarmuid who is now through to the All Ireland.


Congratulations to Conor, Seamus, Donnoacha, Cian, Conor, Peter, Mairéad and Aífe who took part in the West Cork Championship over the weekend.

Indoor Soccer

Congratulations to Conor O’Neill, Seamus Crowley, Donnacha Collins, Cian O’Neill and Patrick O’Donnell who came 2nd in the Indoor Soccer competition in Little Island


Congratulations Oonagh Healy for participating in the Féile Cheoil in Skibbereen coming 3rd in the competition. She played the tin whistle.

Jack Hurley

Award for soccer

Ruth O’Driscoll

Dunmanway Swim Gala – 3rd place

Eoghan O’Sullivan

Irish Dancing medals

Theresa O’Sullivan

Irish dancing medals and trophies

Diarmuid Murphy

All Ireland Medal for Art in the community games