Category: Active School

Cork v Kerry Munster football final

Congratulations to Maeve O Neill who will represent her county in football on July 2nd in Killarney during the Cork v Kerry Munster football final!!

Well done Maeve!!




Cork City Sports

These are the children who took part in the Cork City Sports on Thursday June 1st.  Congratulations to all on a very successful day.

Boys Relay Team

Girls Relay Team


P.E. Folk Dancing Video

The children in Miss Kelly’s room had great fun learning different types of dance.

Physical Activity: Sciath na scol

The children took part in a sciath na scoil blitz at Ballinacarriga football pitch. Both the girls and boys teams demonstrated great team work and skills. We are looking forward to the finals!



P.E.: Folk Dancing

The children in Ms. Kelly’s classroom have begun their folk dancing.

Folk dances are dances that are developed by people that reflect the life of the people of a certain country or region.

We look forward to seeing the children’s different dances they learn.

Watch this space for a video to follow.

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P.E.; swimming

The children from first to sixth class have begun their six weeks of swimming lessons for P.E. The aquatics strand is very important for the children and we are delighted to be using the local swimming pool.

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Physical Activity: Athletics

During the Easter holidays some of the children went to CIT for athletics. Taking part in an 80 metre sprint and a relay team race. One of our pupils in third class came first in the under 11’s sprint and the relay team came 2nd.


Many of the children also took part in the community games and had a great success in the sprints and the hurdles.


It is fantastic to see the children involved in so many activities in  and outside of school!




Partnerships: Contact Rugby

The boys in sixth class had a fantastic day at a contact rugby blitz in Dunmanway Rugby club. They boys got to learn new skills like passing and tackling as well as making new friends from other schools. rugby-1 rugby-b2

Physical Activity: Easter Egg Hunt


The whole school took part in an Easter egg hunt with a twist this Easter. Each egg contained an exercise the group had to carry out and some eggs had letters in them as well to find a hidden message.

The children had to work as a team and experienced a wide range of exercises. Well done to the senior classroom who came up with the exercises and the Active Schools committee who organised it.

The children also carried out bunny hop races and egg and spoon races for fun.









Physical Activity: Skip Hop

We were delighted to have Skip Hop visit our school during the week. We learned lots of new skills and tricks to do individually, with partners and in a group. Skipping offers a host of health benefits including improved muscle tone, coordination, balance and flexibility.



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Partnerships: Orienteering

The children took part in orienteering with Catherine Russell from the Green schools during the week, we were all delighted to be outside and active in our lovely weather. Orienteering is a great opportunity for the children to further develop their team work skills,  as well as following instructions.


Seachtain na Gaelige: “Haka” as gaeilge

The boys & girls learned the “Haka” as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge.  The boys & girls loved being outdoors and active.

Cork Sports ability day (Partnerships)

The Cork Sportsability day in the Maradyke is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to learn about different sports available to people with disabilities along with information about how to be more inclusive.


Partnerships: 10 @ 10

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Physical Activity: Indoor hurling finals

The finals were played in Na Piarsaigh’s GAA grounds on Thursday 16th March.
The 3rd & 4th girls beat Vicarstown in the semifinal (6-2)
They met Shandrum in the final and it was a close battle in the first half. Ballinacarriga pulled together & went ahead in the 2nd half. It ended 5-2 with Ballinacarriga on top. Congratulations to all the girls in 3rd & 4th class!!
The 2nd-4th class boys met Burnfort in the semifinal & were very unlucky to lose 3-2. It was a close encounter with Ballinacarriga leading for most of the game but Burnfort went ahead just before the final whistle. They played Tirealton in the runners up final & won that match 5-2. They played really well & received medals for 3rd place.
Well done to all the boys!!
It was an amazing opportunity for all involved & a great day out!






Active Week: Jiving Videos

Partnerships: 10 @10 Video

Trip to Kilmichael Ambush site


The 3rd to 6th class went to the ambush site in Kilmichael on Monday 6th March with Charles Mccarthy & Conor O Driscoll. They visited the monument and the house where the boys went after the ambush. They saw the bog where 3 of the boys of Kilmichael were temporarily buried- today there is a cross standing in the bog.

A big thank you to Charles, Conor and Claire O Brien for bringing the children & for their wealth of knowledge!!

DEAR – drop everything and run

Throughout the school the children have begun taking part in DEAR: drop everything and run. Its a fantastic break for the children to get moving and some fresh air before they get back to their work.

Active week – scavenger hunt

The children carried out a scavenger hunt based on exercise. The children got into teams and carried out various activities throughout the hunt like lunges, high knees, dancing, skipping etc.