On Wednesday of this week, January 17th, our 3rd and 4th class boys and our 4th class girls participated in the eagerly awaited Futsal competition in the CBD complex in Charlestown.
The annual competition, organised by the FAI, involved children from 4th classes in the surrounding areas playing against each other to aim to progress to the county finals. The Girls team were to play against Straide N.S., Cloonlyon N.S. and Tooreen N.S. and the Boys team would also be pitting their wits against these schools.
Our girls’ team performed very well and were very unlucky not to progress. Having lost our first game, our girls team went on to dominate and play very well in the next two games. Every girl on the team played their part and some of the passing, goals and teamwork were a joy to behold at times. Each girl worked hard and the progression from the first game to the last game was very evident.
Our boys’ team also performed very well, considering some of the boys were only in third class. Some of the skills on show were enjoyed by many of the spectators and the boys put in a huge effort for each other and were very unlucky not to see more of their efforts rewarded. They were really looking forward to this day and can be extremely proud of their efforts.
Many thanks to Paul Byrne from the FAI for organising this wonderful competition and wish the winning teams all the best in the upcoming finals. This event is about children participating, competing and most of all enjoying their day out. Also, a big thank you to all parents who helped in any way, including lifts to the complex and preparing their children for the competition and to the CBD Complex for the use of their facility.
Finally, well done to all our children who participated as they did themselves and their school very proud with their wonderful attitude, skills and determination shown.