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Boys Football Kicks Off the Year in Style in Bray

Thursday, 29th September saw some fine footballing talent in the 5th and 6th Class Boys Allianz Football Participation Blitz in Bray Emmets. It was a sunny autumnal day and conditions were perfect for playing fast-paced and entertaining football. The beauty of participation blitzes is that teams play in a non-competitive environment which encourages an atmosphere of teamwork and creativity, but most of all joy in playing the game.

The boys from KPS made the most of the opportunity to practise their skills. Four matches in total were played, against Gaelscoil Uí Chéadaigh, St. Fergal’s, Newtown and St. Cronan’s.

The boys represented KPS with pride linking in well as a team, showing some great skill and most importantly, thoroughly enjoying the day.

KPS: L. O’Toole, S. Fernandes, N. McCoy, D. Kelly, E. Kelly, A. McLeavey, R. O’Brien, F. Jayawardene, S. Byrne, B. Stapleton, R. O’Brien, J. Cartstairs, E. Mallon, E, Hatton.


First Time Representing KPS - A Special Day for the 3rd Class Girls

The storm cleared and made way for a fine day of football on Wednesday 20th October in Bray Emmets GAA grounds. The excitement of the 3rd class girls was palpable as we set off from KPS. We played 3 matches in total against St. Brigid’s, Greystones Educate Together National School and Roundwood. The girls represented KPS with style, played well as a team and their skills improved with each match. Undoubtedly these girls will don the KPS jersey in the future!

KPS: E. O’Reilly, S. Morrey, F. Odiose Crean, E. Delaney, M. Godfrey, E. Murphy, I. Doherty, C. Magee, M. Cadden, N. Carstairs, J. Hayes, E. Reynolds and E. Flood.

Thanks also to O. McDermott, 6th class, who did a super job on her first outing as a Young Whistler.

3rd and 4th Class Boys Gaelic Football Team Have a Ball in Bray

On Thursday the 27th of October some of the boys from 3rd and 4th class braved the wet weather to take part in the Allianz Gaelic Football Participation Blitz in Bray Emmets. Despite the wet weather, the boys got stuck in to each and every game that they played. The boys from KPS displayed excellent team work as they encouraged one another and ensured that everyone was involved in the game. Everyone in the team showcased some excellent soloing and hand passing skills within each game and there were some very impressive kicks over the bar.

The KPS team played four matches in total against Holy Rosary, St.Brigid's, Gaeilscoil na gCloch Liath and Gaelscoil Uí Chéadaigh. The aim of the day was to ensure that everyone on the team had the opportunity to engage in matches where the focus was on playing their best and doing their school proud.

Thank you to our two young whistlers from 6th class (R. O’Brien and R. O’Brien) who also came on the day to help out with the smooth running of each game.

Well done to all of the boys involved. They did themselves and their school proud with their comradery and perseverance. It was great to see each team member enjoy the day.

KPS Team: D. Dutton, D. Hammond, Z. Mahon-Poutch, E. Rodrigues, M. Berry O'Brien, É. Owens, A. Finnegan, B. Treacy, M. O'Brien, G. Byrne, N. Hennessy and O. Kennedy.

Silky Skills on Show at 5th and 6th Class Girls Football Blitz

KPS played the rescheduled 5th and 6th class girls football blitz in Bray Emmets on Thursday November 10th. Thankfully the weather held up and despite some blustery conditions late on the standard of football was excellent. The girls were in high spirits and thoroughly enjoyed their action packed day. They played four games in total and all matches were keenly contested with Ashford the only team to have got the better of them. Their opponents were St. Kevin’s NS (Greystones), St. Brigid's NS (Greystones), St. Patricks NS (Wicklow) and Ashford (Scoil na Coróine Mhuire). KPS represented their school and community very well with fair play and respect on full display. The girls look forward to the next football blitz in the New Year.

KPS Team: A. Synnott, O. McDermott, A. O'Neill, A. Kelly, A. Flood, M. Dunne, D. Reynolds, R. Wilson, C. Murphy, A. Fitzgerald Lucey, T. Delaney, M. Yu, A. Prendergast and R. Merriman.

Coughlan Cup Day 1 Match Report

Kilcoole Primary School took part in the Coughlan Cup Day 1 qualifying rounds on Thursday 2nd March in Bray Emmets. It was an action-packed schedule with five games to fit in. Kilcoole got off to an excellent start with a comprehensive victory over Holy Rosary (Wicklow Town). Next, they played Gaelscoil na gCloch Liath which followed much of the same attacking pattern as the opening game and finished with a comfortable win. However, Roundwood were to provide much stiffer opposition as the game ebbed and flowed between two evenly matched teams. It finished honours even with some fine examples of point scoring on show from both teams. Ashford was a more physical examination with both sides evenly contesting possession from restarts and robustly defending their goals but Kilcoole showed a little more finesse in their shooting and edged out this encounter. The final game of the group was against St Brigid’s (Greystones) and also finished as a draw. Three wins and two draws from five games was a super day’s work and the boys acquitted themselves very well as well as representing the school impeccably throughout. Kilcoole abú!

Team: D. Kelly, R. O’Brien, C. Gallery Martinez, E. Kelly, B. Stapleton, S. Fernandes, N. McCoy, R. Britton, F. Jayawardene, S. Byrne, R. O’Brien, M. Kelly, J. Carstairs and E. Hatton.

Girls Wicklow Times Shield Day 1

The KPS girls were delighted to get the chance to take to the field on Thursday 16th March after their blitz had to be cancelled the previous Thursday due to the weather conditions. Bray Emmets was a hive of activity with teams there from all over North/East Wicklow and thankfully second time round the sun shone. Our girls played four evenly contested matches and were in a group with Kilmacanogue, Roundwood, Holy Rosary and St. Patrick’s, Wicklow town. The girls played well as a team, encouraged each other and took some fine scores. They will play in Day 2 on the 30th March.

KPS: A. Synnott, O. McDermott, A. Kelly, A. Flood, M. Dunne, D. Reynolds, R. Wilson, C. Murphy, A. Fitzgerald Lucey, D. Murphy, K. Dunne, K. Kavanagh, C. Gill and A. Prendergast.

Coughlan Cup Day 2 Match Report

Kilcoole Primary School took part in Day 2 of the Coughlan Cup on Thursday 23rd March in Bray Emmets. Following on from the previous round of games, Kilcoole were placed in the top division. This rise in standard of opposition was felt with immediate effect as St. Kevin’s, Greystones, proved worthy winners on a score line of 19 points to 6 points (Over the bar = 3 points, a goal = 1 point). Next up was St. Laurence’s Greystones. Kilcoole got off to a very sluggish start finding themselves 10 points down before clicking up the gears and piling on the pressure to produce an exciting last quarter. Unfortunately, this was not enough as St. Laurence’s scored a late point to win by 21 points to 18 points. In the final game of the group, Roundwood and Kilcoole played an evenly matched game with Roundwood finishing the stronger as they kicked the last 3 sores of the game to secure victory on a score line of 21 points to 15 points.

Although the results didn’t go KPS’s way, the team were highly competitive in two out of the three games and on another day may have been victorious. However, the boys acquitted themselves very well and represented the school impeccably throughout.

Team: D. Kelly, R. O’Brien, C. Gallery Martinez, E. Kelly, B. Stapleton, N. McCoy, R. Britton, F. Jayawardene, S. Byrne, R. O’Brien, M. Kelly, J. Carstairs, E. Hatton, A. McLeavey, G. Davies.

Wicklow Times Shield – Day 2

On Thursday 30th March the KPS girl’s football team travelled to Bray Emmets. The girls played 3 matches in total, where points were worth 3 points and goals were worth 1 point, to encourage point taking. KPS played against Holy Rosary, Wicklow town in their first match. It was an evenly matched affair with end-to-end skilful football and both teams giving their all. Despite the best efforts of our girls Holy Rosary came out on top by a single score. Our next match was against St. Brigid's. In this match the KPS girls had gotten into their stride. They played really well as a team and took some fine scores to come away with the win. The final match was a crucial one as 3 teams out of 4 had lost one match each so it was to come down to the final game to decide who was going to top the table. Our final game was against a strong Newtown team who eventually topped the division, with our girls coming in third place. It was by the narrowest of margins that we did not come away with any silverware, but all had a fantastic day none-the-less. The KPS girls have to be commended for their never say die attitude, fantastic sportsmanship and skills shown on the field. Awe na mná!

KPS: A. Synott, O. McDermott, A. Kelly, A. Flood, M. Dunne, D. Reynolds, R. Wilson, C. Murphy, A. Fitzgerald Lucey, D. Murphy, K. Dunne, R. Merriman, K. Kavanagh, C. Gill and A. Prendergast.

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Summer holidays
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