Kildalkey's success in Fr. Murphy's Cross Country Competition
Well done to all of the boys and girls who took part in the Cross Country Competition at Fr. Murphy's A.C. on Friday. Kildalkey picked up 12 medals in total which was a fantastic achievement.
In the girls 1st/2nd class 500m race Alannah came 3rd, Lily came 4th and Aoife came 5th
In the boys 1st/2nd class 500m race James came 2nd and Conor came 3rd.
In the girls 3rd/4th class 800m race Abbie came 1st and Anna came 2nd.
In the boys 3rd/4th class 800m race Jamie M came 2nd, Pete came 5th and Jamie K came 6th.
In the girls 5th/6th class 1000m race Jessica came 1st.
In the boys 5th/6th class 1000m race Brian came 5th.
Kildalkey school also came 2nd overall in the 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th class boys and girls races, and came 3rd overall in the 5th/6th class boys and girls races.
Well done again and congratualtions to all of the winners and those who took part in what was a superb day's racing for our school.
Boys Retain Division One Hurling Title
Huge congratulations are due to the boys who retained their Division One Hurling crown.
Having won only their second ever Division One title last June, they qualified for the final by topping the group, beating Trim, Dunboyne and Cannistown on the way. They defeated each team twice. Last Saturday, 22nd October, they took on St. Michael's of Trim.
The first half was an entertaining affair. Kildalkey took an early lead through points from Charlie and James C. However, Trim then took the lead with a well taken goal of their own and when they knocked over a point to leave the score 1-1 to 0-3, it looked like a close game was in store. However, it was then that the Kildalkey boys showed their mettle. With Brian and Cian prominent in midfield, the platform was set for a blistering period of 15 minutes in which Kildalkey stormed ahead. Superb points from Brian, Cian and James along with goals from Brian left Kildalkey in an unassailable lead of 4-7 to 1-2.
The second half saw Kildalkey holding onto the lead and soaking up all Trim had to throw at them. Sterling defensive work from the two Seáns, along with Brandon, Thomas, James and Jamie K, meant Trim were unable to breach the defense enough to trouble Kildalkey. Frees from Brian extende Kildalkey's lead and though Trim scored a superb goal from a free, late goals from Kildalkey meant the cup was heading back to Kildalkey with the final score reading 7-9 to 2-3.
Sam and Brian were presented with the cup afterwards and made two excellent speeches. Jacinta had organised food in the Snug House, courtesy of Rossis - sincere thanks to Rossis' Chippers, the Snug House and the Village Store in Kildalkey for their extremely generous donations for the presentations yesterday. It was greatly appreciated by all the players. Thanks too to Jacinta for organising the presentation and finally thanks to all the parents who offered lifts throughout the year.
Well done to all!
Best of luck to all Kildalkey teams this weekend
Best of luck to all Kildalkey teams this weekend.
First off on the Saturday is the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol final between Kildalkey N.S. and St. Michael's N.S., Trim. Having won the final in 2016 for only the second time ever, this is a great chance to retain the title. Trim beat Kildalkey in the final in 2013, 2014 and 2015 before Kildalkey finally won the title last June. The game throws in at 1.00 and we wish the hurlers the best of luck in that final.
Then, on the Sunday, Kildalkey minors take on Trim in the minor A final in Páirc Tailteann to try win their first A title in 68 years. This current minor team has many school representatives on it with the Kildalkey N.S.'s winning school team of 2012 being well represented. Captains that day Brín and Even both play as do many of that starting team.
Photo from Kildalkey N.S.'s 2012 winning team (courtesy of John Quirke)
The very best of luck to both teams. Cill Dealga Abú.
3rd and 4th Class Hurling Match v Ballivor
Well done to our third and fourth class hurlers who played Ballivor N.S. in Ballivor last Thursday 20th October.
In what was a very tight and skilful affair, Kildalkey held the advantage at half time with goals from Billy and James meaning they went in leading 2-0 to 0-1.
Ballivor narrowed the deficit in the second half with a well taken goal and some frees. But Kildalkey looked to have regained the advantage when Billy scored again. However, a thrilling finish saw a Ballivor goal in the last minute leave the final score 2-3 to 3-0.
Well done to both teams on a great game!
Maths Week 2016
Maths Week is ongoing this week in Kildalkey N.S.
This is the tenth annual Maths week Ireland, an all island celebration of Mathematics from October 15th to 23rd.
There are several websites to explore Maths in a fun way - why not try some of them!
After all, it's important to know our Maths! Just ask Michael Jackson!