Congratulations to our girls GAAmigos team who were runners-up in the county final held recently in Summerhill College. The girls lost out by the narrowest margin to Mullaghroe NS. They scored 42 out of a possible 45 in their skills tests with the winners achieving 43. Well done to the girls for all the hard work they put in over the past few weeks. Maybe next year, we will go all the way!!
Congratulations to our Girls GAAmigos team who qualified for the county finals of this year's skills competition!! Hard luck to the boys team who narrowly failed to get through after a brave effort.
Any child interested in taking part in the St. Mary's Community Games please contact
Katie Maher 087 9197308
Sligo Triathlon club's annual Club Try a Tri is taking place on April 6th so spread the word. It is open as usual for adults and juniors who are newcomers to the sport. As these are super sprint distances, we also want to encourage individuals who have participated in a limited number of triathlons to also participate in this event especially as it is a good means of training for the season ahead. So this event is not just limited to 'newbies'!
This year we really want to encourage juniors aged between 10-18 years to participate and be exposed to this growing sport. If students aren’t prepared to participate individually, it is hoped that they will be encouraged to take part in a relay team. We will have 2 separate race events a Children’s Event and a Junior and Adults Event.
The age categories for the Children's Event are as follows:
10 -11 Years
12 -13 Years
14 -15 Years
The distances will be: 200m swim, 4km cycle, 2 km run
All activity will take place as usual at the Sports Complex.
All info is contained below and race entry is through Triathlon Ireland. https://www.triathlonireland-newserver.com/local-races.html
As this is pool based Tri, numbers are limited and places will be filled on a first come first served basis. Don't leave entering until the last minute as places are liked to be snapped up quickly. You have been warned!
We are also hosting a FREE Junior coaching day on Sunday March 2nd at Sligo Sports Complex as an introduction to the sport of triathlon. To all interested juniors, please email the following email address in order to register and obtain further details: firstname.lastname@example.org. For all info you may seek regarding this event, please contact the aforementioned email address.
Congratulations to Danielle, who represented Scoil Ursula at the recent Connacht Primary School Swimming Championships. She won bronze medals in the 50m Butterfly & Breaststroke and goes on to the National Finals in the National Aquatic Arena in February. Well done, Danielle!!
Congratulations to our Hurling Team who made history by becoming the first ever hurling team from Scoil Ursula to gain a victory in a Cumann na mBunscoil game. The team travelled to Rathcormac today, where they had a deserved 9-point win against the home side in less than ideal conditions for hurling. They now need one more win after Christmas to qualify for the next stage of the competition. Hurling is a fledgling sport in the school with coaching only introduced in 2010 with 1st & 2nd classes. That early work by Coach John Mullins was built on by his successor Benny Kenny and is now paying off as these young hurlers enter the senior classes. We entered the competition for the first time last year but didn't manage a win. This first victory is an important step in building confidence in the squad and encouraging more pupils to take up this fantastic game of ours. Well done to all our players on this great achievement!!
20 athletes from Scoil Ursula travelled to Sligo IT to take part in the Fit2Walk 1K Race-Walking Challenge where they met World 50Km Champion Rob Heffernan from Cork. Well done to everyone involved!!!
Our 6th Classes recently took part in a Touch Rugby Blitz Day in Sligo Rugby Club. Schools from all over the county participated and our three teams, the Scorpions, the Slammers and the Sonics acquitted themselves very well with the Scorpions completing a "Grand Slam" by winning all of their matches. A big thank you to the 6th Class teachers, Mrs Calleary and Ms Caffrey for organising the teamsupervising the event
Well done to our Girls’ Mini-7s team who qualified for the finals of the competition in St. Mary's on Thursday last. Unfortunately, we came up against a very big and strong Castlerock team in our semi-final and despite the best efforts of our girls, they won through to the final where they defeated Calry. A big thank you to Ms Munnelly & Ms Caffrey for taking charge of the team during the season! We can now look forward to the Cumann na mBunscoil championship with great hope.
We had or most successful Athletics Fest ever on Friday, when 36 athletes from Scoil Ursula participated in this very enjoyable annual event in Sligo IT. Seven out of our nine teams qualified for finals on the day. Out of those finalists we had a first, a second, a third, two fourths and two fifth placings and all out of competitions of thirty-two participants or more. Our Junior Boys took the honours in the 100m Relay, with the Junior Girls achieving 2nd place in their 100m sprint while our Senior Boys came in third in their 100m race. Well done to all our athletes on a brilliant display!!