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The school is boiling over this week with the excitement of Sundays All-Ireland Hurling Final. This years final is extra special for our school as we will have three past pupils togged out. It also promises to be historic if Conor Fogarty is selected to play for the seniors! Conor has lined out at mid field for the last three games and has done very well. Expectations are high that he will get the “Nod” and start and if he plays any part,  he will be the first Firoda past pupil to play in an All-Ireland Senior Final. Both Conor and his older brother Damien, also a past pupil,  have two senior All-Ireland medals each but neither were fortunate enough to get any game time in the finals.In the minor game expectations are that Conor Delaney will line out at full-back, a position he has distinguished himself in in all the championship games to date, while his good friend and neighbour and former classmate in Firoda, Niall McMahon is also a member of the panel. Current pupils and aspiring hurlers should note that there hardly a day passed by for these stars during their days in Firoda that they were not out pucking a ball against the wall or honing their skills on the field. Practice makes perfect and dedication is a must if you want to succeed in any sport. We wish the three lads all the best on Sunday and hope they will be bringing back the McCarthy and Irish Press cups for another visit to the school in the coming weeks. Other past pupils that represented Kilkenny in  Minor and U-21 All-Irelands were Peadar Healy, Michael and Anthony Owens and Michael Murphy. We hope to be able to add to the list in the years to come. 
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Conor Fogarty in action against Limerick in the All-Ireland Semi-Final
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Conor  Delaney and Niall McMahon with the McCarthy Cup  in 2008 when the victorious Kilkenny Team visited our school.
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Pupils in school “Training” for the All-Ireland Final
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Pupils attending the Draw for All-Ireland Tickets

 

First Holy Communion

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Congratulations to all in First Class who received their First Holy Communion on May 12th. 2013 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception Castlecomer. Well done to James Coogan, Michael Brennan, Amy Slattery, Aidan Brumby, Eamon Power, Eoin Nolan, Shane Holden, Will Healy, Molly Hogan and Kiara Dunny.

Local Author Visits School

Local author Martinl Brennan who writes under the pseudo name Edward Crane recently visited our school with his series of books “The Havishams”. Martin spent the morning with us, giving us some valuable tips on how to write and giving us a wonderful insight into what inspired him to write “The Havishams”. He then read an extract from the first book and finished up with a questions & answers session. Everybody enjoyed the visit and are very grateful to Martin for giving us his time.

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Children join Savings Club in Credit Union

Pupils in our school have recently started a “Savings Club” in conjunction with Castlecomer Credit Union.

Recently the Credit Union dropped out with lovely prizes for members which included pens, pencils, Easter Eggs and Easter Bunnies.

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1st. and 2nd. classes Juniors and Senior Infants
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3rd. and 4th. Classes 5th. and 6th. Classes

Credit Union Schools Quiz

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The local Credit Union held its annual Schools Quiz on Friday February 1st. We had four teams representing the school. Congratulations to our u-13 team who took 1st place ahead of Coon N.S and Moneenroe. On that winning team was Adam, Leo, Will and Jack. They now proceed to the Regional Final which will be held on March 3rd. Well Done to you all!

Credit Union Quiz Champs

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Congratulations to Conor, Bobby, Molly and James who have reached the National Final of the  Credit Union Schools Quiz which will be held in the RDS Dublin on the 2nd April. The team came 2nd yesterday following a tie breaker after they were both tied following the final round of questions in the Springhill Court Hotel in Kilkenny. Everyone would like to wish them the best of luck in the National Final. Well Done!!

First Holy Communion

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On April 17th. seven pupils from Firoda N.S. received their First Holy Communion in the Church of the Immaculate Conception Castlecomer. The happy recipients were Alex, Eoin and Dylan Brennan, Jamie Cahalan, Leo Hogan, Caroline Coughlan and Caitlin Meagher. Congratulations and well done to all. The sun was shining, everyone was happy and had a wonderful day. The Firoda children were joined by two girls from Castlecomer Convent and thirteen boys from the Boy’s School for this very special occasion.

Infants 2015

Infants 2015

A Huge Welcome to our 11 new infants for 2015. We hope you all enjoy your time in Firoda School. It’s great to see everyone settling in so well.

infants 2015Jamie O’ Neill, Cormac Lacy, Darragh Nash, Aaron Van Rijswijk, Rían Dwyer, Oisín Ryan, Aoibheann Brennan, Holly Abbott, Caoimhe Daly, Séarlait Tywang, Gráinne Meagher, Muireann Meagher.

We also welcome other new pupils to our school. Cian & Ava O’ Donovan, John, Dylan and Leah Brennan, Rory Bollard, Keelin Brennan, Jessica Joyce, Chloe Van Rijswijk and Shane Coogan

Bord Gáis Theatre Awards

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Pupils and Teachers from Firoda School made a recent pleasant but unexpected visit to the Bord Gáis Theatre in Dublin for the Bord Gáis Student Theatre awards. Our film (see our video section) “The Bracelet” was short listed for the best overall school play and actor Cillian Cooney was short listed for best performer in a leading role. Everyone had a wonderful day at the “Oscar Style” ceremony and while the play did not scoop the coveted title of best play, Cillian, to everyones great delighted was named “Best Actor in a Leading Role”. What a day for Cillian and for the school.

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Powerpoint Presentations

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After weeks of hard work, our 5th & 6th class students got the opportunity to showcase Powerpoint Presentations to the class! A huge amount of hard work went into these projects, and the end product was absolutely magnificent! Everybody should be extremely proud of what they achieved and we look forward to more wonderful presentations to come!

Our overall top three finishers in the end were Holly, Kevin and Adam! Well done to you all and congratulations!

Confirmation Day 2019

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On Friday 22nd of March, thirteen of our 6th class pupils celebrated their Confirmation Day.Those pupils were as follows, Holly Byrne, Jack Coogan, Conor O Sullivan, Bobby Brennan, Niamh Meagher, Patrick Coughlan, Leo Downey, Mark Kennedy, Josh Kirwan, Adam Nash, Eamon Brannigan, Cathal Dunny and Will Tynan.

Bishop Dermot Farrell joined us all in Castlecomer Church on what was a wonderful occasion for all. A huge congratulations to all the students and their families. We hope you all had a very special day!

Aldi Rugby Stickers

Our second Aldi Rugby poster is filled!! Thank you to everyone who has sent in any stickers to date. We would really appreciate any stickers you or your family can provide in order to fill a third poster but there is no obligation. The more posters we fill, the more sports equipment we receive and the more chances we have to win the big prize of €50,000. Stickers can be left into the office any day. Thank you!

Garda Visit

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On Wednesday 13th February there was great excitement when members of the Garda Mounted Unit visited the school with their horses. The Gardaí also spoke with the pupils about cyber bullying and internet safety. Great courtesy and kindness was shown to all pupils and staff by the Gardaí and everyone got to interact with the horses.