Past Pupils Return

Past Pupils Return


Recently the school had a visit from three past pupils that were pupils in the old Firoda School over fifty years ago. Jim Brien from Toronto in Canada called up with his two sisters Kathleen and Breda who live locally. Kathleen and Breda have agreed to visit the school again in the new year and give a history lesson to the pupils about life in Firoda in “The Old Days”

“Handy Holly”

Handball Holly


Congratulations to Holly Byrne on winning the County Under-10 Handball Championship. Giving away up to two years to some of her opponents this was indeed a magnificent achievement. The win was all the more special for holly as it came on the eve of her 8th. birthday. 

All Ireland Champions

All-Ireland Champions


Congratulations to our three Past Pupils who have brought All-Ireland honours back to our school. Conor Delaney played at full back for the victorious minors while  Niall McMahon was on the extended panel.  Conor Fogarty played mid-field for the seniors in the win over Tipperary and in doing so has become the first past pupil of our school to win a senior All-Ireland medal on the field of play. Conor won senior medals in 2011 and 2012 while his older brother Damien won medals in 2008 and 2009. Neither of them were fortunate enough to take the field on those memorable occasions which makes this years win all the sweeter. Well done lads! We are all proud of you.