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We had a fantastic week for active schools week. Our activities were superbly varied and there really was something for everyone. We started the week off with fantastic activities organised by the Irish wheelchair association. These included wheelchair basketball and blind soccer. These were challenging activities but great fun.
We then moved onto ultimate frisbee on Wednesday where we learned new frisbee skills and then applied them through games.
Well Done to our girls who took part in the 9 a side camogie blitz in Ahane GAA field on May 22nd. The team played Caherline in their first match which they won. They qualified for the finals in the Gaelic Grounds on 11th June .
Well done to all the children who took part in the local Community Games on May 7th in Ahane GAA grounds
Community games.jpg, by Siobhan Kennedy
all the children who took part in the Community Games in Ahane GAA grounds.
Ahane N.S. Boys played in the 11 a side hurling blitz in Boher on 10th June .
The boys played their first match against Roxborough which they drew. The team played Killinure in the second match and they won this match. These results brought them to the semi -final which was played against Donoughmore. The boys were successful in this match and have now qualified for the final which will be played in the Gaelic Grounds on June 11th.
The girls are preparing for their 9 a side blitz which will be held in Ahane GAA grounds on 22nd May .
Over the past few weeks, the children and staff in Ahane N.S. have been trying to pool together all the classes walking efforts to attempt to walk from Ahane N.S. to the G.P.O. in Dublin.
On the 26th of February, 32 children from 4th to 6th class travelled to Corbally to compete in the FAI 5a side tournament. Two girls teams and two boys teams competed from Ahane N.S.
The captain of Team one boys was David Foley Byrnes and his team mates were James Delaney, Eoghan Fitzpatrick, Luke O Donnell, Marcin Boch, Eoghan Foley, Oliver French, and Mark Lonergan.
Team two consisted of captain Ryan O Keeffe, Luke Phelan, Denis Blackwell, Tadhg Dillon, Freddie French, Dara Moloughney, Darren Collopy and Dara Kennedy.
Our athletics programme was on in U.L. this year, and it finished in a tournament which took place on the 23rd of February. There were both track and field events. These are a few examples of the track events:
1+1 lap relay, 2 + 2 lap relay, 6 lap paarlauf, 4x1 lap relay, obstacle relay and the over/under relay.
The field events included:
the standing long jump, the standing triple jump, vertical jump, speed bounce, the chest push (1kg), and the soft javelin.
This year, we are really enjoying the 10 @ 10 videos. We are completing these 10 minute bursts of activity in our classrooms in the morning time and it has resulted in increased energy levels in class and a sense of excitement to complete
An action shot from Junior and Senior infants!