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Junior Tour
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Senior Tour.
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Girls Football Final 31st March 2011 .
The girls played the football final on 31st March.  We played against Emly and were eager for victory after last year's disappointment.  Galbally were confident and played with great determination.  It was a quick paced game with energetic players fighting for victory.  Galbally dominated the first half frustrating the unfortunate Emly team.  It was an entertaining and exhilarating game from beginning to end.  It was exciting to see the ball hurtling in the air and being blasted into the back of the net.  Emly had a youthful team so it was an unpleasant evening for their players.  Emly scored three late goals but still lost. The final score was 6-4 to 3-1.  report by Fionn O'Leary

Primary Game.
Congratulations to Patrick O'Donoghue and Émer McCarthy who  represent Galbally National School in this year's Primary Games. Patrick was chosen to play in the Limerick v Waterford  game in Semple Stadium Thurles on 12th June.  Émer  played in the Limerick v Kerry game  in the Gaelic Grounds on 4th June.  It is a great honour and achievement to have two players chosen to represent the school for this competition.
Larkin Cup
Well done to Gráinne Ryan and Émer McCarthy who represented our school recently in the Larkin Cup.  They were members of the South Limerick team who played the West.  They represented the school very well and the south was unlucky not to emerge as winners.
Mackey Cup.
Nathan O Byrnes and Patrick O Donoghue played on the South team which won against the West but lost to the East in the final.

First Communion.
First Communion was celebrated on 14th May.17 boys and girls received the Sacrament.

Confirmation Day was on the 12th April.30 boys and girls celebrated the Sacrament.

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Ta an suim againn sa Ghaeilge.Bionn sport agus craic againn ag foghlaim an abhar.Anseo is feidir leat pictiur a fheiceail a thogamar ar La Glas.
Below you will find a slide show of pictures we took on our La Glas....( green Day )

Hospital TY Show 3rd March 2011
On the third of March 2011 we went to the Hospital secondary school transition year show.  It was called 'The Wiz'.  Many other schools came as well.  There was a lot of music and singing.  I really liked the wonderful singing and the marvellous music played by the students at the school.  There were  a lot of dances.  The costumes and make up were very good.  I  enjoyed the story which was very good and well acted by the transition year students.  The breaks were a bit long but it was definitely worth the wait as the singing, acting and dancing was spectacular.  It is clear that the pupils put in a lot of effort into the wonderful musical.  That is why I am proud to rate it a grand 9/10.  I look forward to next year's show hoping it is up to the same quality and standard as this years.  It isn't often you would get such a spectacular show from secondary school children and they truly deserve to get a 9/10 for it was absolutely amazing!  I would recommend it to people of all ages because it was enjoyable for all!
Fionn O'Leary.
Grandparents Day Report .

There was great excitement for Grandparents Day.  Lots of grandparents and parents came in.  Canon Talbot welcomed everyone.Some children read essays about grandparents.  James Donovan said a lovely prayer.  Others said Prayers of the Faithful.  After that all the classes sang songs.  The youngest boy in the school, Billy Kiely and John Kearney a grandparent cut the specially made grandparents cake together.  Émer McCarthy, Gráinne Ryan and Fionn O'Leary interviewed Tom Casey, Tim Ryan and Johnny Hyland about their time in school.  They had great stories to tell.  When it was over there was tea, cake and buns for all.  While all this was going on there was  a slide show of parents and grandparents when they were young.  The children went down to the classes and watched a movie so that the grandparents could talk.  It was a great day for all.  I thought it was a great success because everyone was happy.The grandparents were very proud and thankful.
Press play under this picture to see more pics we took on the day.

Car Park
The carpark was finished in January and officially opened on 2nd February.

We had enrolement for Holy Communion on 23 January and Confirmation on 30 January.

Liam McCarthy Cup.

On 21 December the Liam McCarthy Cup came to the school.Many of our parents pupils and staff are from Co. Tipperary and were delighted to welcome the famous trophy.Indeed the Limerick supporters were honoured to hear that the trophy was first presented in 1921 to ........Limerick

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Confirmation Day will take place on 12 April 2011 in Lisvernane church.

Christmas Concert
This years concert took place over two nights - 20 / 21 December. It was a great success. We had huge crowds both nights. €2800 was raised and Carol singing was on 18 / 19 December raising a further €800.This year the  money raised will be spent on the road widening.To ensure this project went ahead the school has to contribute to part of the cost.

Table Quiz.
Our annual table quiz took place on November 9th in the Abbey Bar.It once again was a very enjoyable night and all funds raised went to the road widening project.

Windmill visit.

On the 14th of October 2010 the classes from 2nd to 6th went to the windmill on Sliabh Riach to learn all about it.  The windmill is owned by the wind farm company.  The windmill was made in Hamburg and is 100 metres in height.  The foundation is 3 metres deep and the windmill can generate sufficient electricity for 1600 houses.  Sliabh Riach is a convenient place to have a windmill, although they only plan on building around one more in the future as there isn't too much room.  It is an E-70 windmill and it cost around 3 million euro to build.  It was built on the 1st of October 2009 and it took only 4 weeks.  The windmill was painted with a special type of paint that prevents it from rusting.  We were let inside to look around.  There was a ladder going from the top to the bottom.  The man working there told us all about how it worked.  The windmill was a very interesting place to learn about and there were plenty of intriguing facts about the windmill   
Reporter Fionn.  

Horse Fair.
On the 12th of October the annual horsefair took place in Galbally. There was a big variety of things from horses to balaclavas and from pigs to silly string. There was something for everyone. A lot of people's parents took them out of school for a half day. Some of the horses were dangerous but were all tied up to horse boxes or onto the wall. The weather was great.  People were selling clothes, toys, pellet guns and pumpkins. Some stalls were dear but others were just right. It went on from 9 o' clock in the morning to about 6 o' clock in the evening. Some local people were selling things  but most sales people were from other places. It was a day for driving a hard bargain! Some people were very tired at the end of the day I think everyone enjoyed the whole experience.  

Sponsored Walk .

On the 1st of October 2010 we joyfully had our annual school walk. The money was greatly appreciated by the school. The purpose of the money was to widen the school road to accommodate large amounts of traffic on the road. We started from the school and headed confidently towards the historical stone structured burial chamber. As soon as we reached the gate of the narrow passage to the tomb we started to walk together. It was so enjoyable chatting, laughing and talking, I enjoyed the walk immensely. As we reached the summit we greatly collected our crisps and juice, we  appreciated that. There was a large scramble on top of the Dolmen. Before long we had to go. I was sad to go but I think we all enjoyed the day. Later some of us went home early.
Reporter Hugh.

This year we were in a tough group in the school's football. We encountered two strong, powerful and fast teams. They were Bruff and Kilmallock. We lost both our matches but our team is young. Nathan O Byrne was the school's football captain this year. Three boys went to the south trials from Galbally. They were Patrick O Donoghue, James Donovan and Nathan O Byrne. They made it through to the team. Two teams from Galbally were at the harvest fair. Michael McCabe and Ewan Cunningham were captains. One team made it all the way to the final but lost and the other team made it to the shield semi final. They both lost out by the narrowest of margins.
Reporters Nathan and James.

Sammy Stamp.
Sammy Stamp visited to present an award to Barry Donovan for his picture in the Mitchelstown Credit Union Art competition.

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