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June  2015

  • Music Day on Tuesday
Well done to Ms Patterson and all the teachers and children for a fantastic music day. What a talented bunch of children! Great job everyone!


  • Best of Luck to Ms Kennedy
Congratulations and best of luck to Ms Kennedy on her wedding day this coming Saturday.


  • Sixth Class Graduation
The sixth class graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday 25th June. Time TBC.

  • EAL End of Year Show
The EAL pupils put on a fantastic show for their parents at school today. Well done to all the boys and girls and their teachers for all your hard work in preparing for the show. Brilliant job!


  • Runners up in Limerick Leader (Primary Schools) Cup Final
Congratulations to the u13  boys hurling team who went on from winning the Mayor's Cup to beat Bruff for a place in the Limerick Leader Cup Final. Despite leading at half time they were eventually overcome by a strong Doon CBS team. Congrats to Doon on a great win. Well done to all the boys from Monaleen and their coaches Mr. Flanagan and Pat Keane. It's been an amazing year for them so far & the whole school is very proud of their success.

 
  • Another great win by u13 boys 
After winning the Olo Cup Final last week the u13 boys progressed onto the Mayor's Cup against a Limerick City Team in the Gaelic Grounds. Monaleen got off to an early lead with two goals in the first half. However it was a tense second half as Limerick City made a great comeback to equalise the match late in the half  but thanks to two late points by captain Ronan Lyons, Monaleen held them off for another fantastic victory. Well done Mr. Flanagan, Pat Keane & all the boys!
 


May  2015

  • Olo Cup Final Champions
On Thursday, May 28th, our U13 boys recorded an epic win over their local rivals Milford in the Olo Cup final in the Gaelic Grounds. Both sides produced wonderful hurling despite the windy conditions.  Playing into the elements in the first half we trailed by 4 pts to 2,  with both our scores coming from  Ben Crowe. A quick second half goal by Ronan Lyons got us up and running and scores were nip and tuck right through the half. Our scores came from Ryan Power with 2 points and a R. Lyons free. Going into the last minute, it required a late R. Lyons (re-taken) free to tie the game and send the game to extra-time with the score 1.6 to 0.9. In the additional 10 minutes, an Eoghan O' Driscoll point and a R.Lyons goal gave us a 2 point margin.  After the presentation of the Olo Cup to Ronan Lyons by Ruairi Walsh of Cumann na  mBunscoil, scenes of extraordinary joy fill the Gaelic Grounds. Thanks to all the supporters and parents who were present for this great occasion.

Panel. Declan Aylward,Reece Kelly,Nicky O'Dwyer,Tony Power,Eoin Dignam,Ronan Lyons(2-2),Lochlann McHale,Ben Crowe(0-2),Conor Carew,Eoghan O'Driscoll(0-1),Paul O'Shea,Dylan Crowe,Ryan Power(0-2),Alan O'Brien,Noel Clancy. Substitutes:Jack Ryan,Darren Nwankwo,Darragh Langan,Darragh Clifford,Oisin Toland,Darragh Murray.

The team now progress to the Mayor's Cup on June 3rd and the Leader Cup on June 10th.


  • Athletics
A massive well done to Mr. MacCraith and the athletics teams captained by Laura Bourke and Ryan Power who won  Division A in both the boys and girls categories in the Limerick City Primary School Sports competition in UL this week. This is the first time the school have won both categories in Division A. Fantastic job!!!!


  • National Children's Choir
Well done to Ms Kennedy and all the boys and girls in the school choir who took part in the National Childrens Choir, Cór na nÓg concert in the UL Concert Hall this week. Together with 6 other schools the choir performed 18 songs in front of a full house. This was the schools first time participating in this event and they put in a lot of hard work throughout the year. Well done everyone!


  • Communion Day
Best of luck to the boys and girls in second class who are making their First Holy Communion over the coming weeks. Ms Casey and Ms Hurley's classes are making their Communion on Saturday 9th May and Mr Stack and Ms Nelligan's are on Saturday 23rd May. Well done on all the hard work they've put in so far and we hope they all have a fabulous day.

  • Congratulations to Ms O'Sullivan
On behalf of all the staff and pupils we would like to wish Ms. O'Sullivan all the best on her wedding day this coming Bank Holiday Weekend. We had a small celebration in the staff room to mark the occasion. Thanks to everyone who brought in snacks, especially Sonia... Yum :)



  • JEP Showcase Day
Well done to the boys and girls in sixth class who received their certificates and school flag at the JEP Showcase Day in the Woodlands Hotel in Adare recently. More details on the projects page. 


  • Runners Up in Munster
A massive congrats to the boys 5-aside team who represented their county in the Munster Championship and beat Clare, Tipp and Waterford on the way to the final where they eventually lost out to Cork. This is a huge achievement for the school and well done to all e on all the hard work they've put in so far and we hope they all have a fabulous day.


April  2015

  • Sports News
Congratulations to our girls who won the city 7-aside gaelic football and the girls also won their FAI 5-aside competition.Congratulations also to the boys who also won their 5-aside soccer competition. Both soccer teams will progress to the provential finals.

  • Easter Raffle
Many thanks to the Parents Association for running the 'Monster' Easter raffle, to all the sponsors for the wonderful prizes and the parents and community for supporting. This raffle is a key part of our annual fundraising programme.