Thursday, 28 September 2017

GAA Research

Key questions for research:

The History of the GAA
1. What does GAA stand for?      
2. In what year was the GAA established?    
3. The GAA was set up to encourage people to play?
4. Which of the following sports is NOT a GAA game?          
5. The day on which people were killed at a match in Croke Park is known as                      
6. Which stand in Croke Park is named after the footballer who was killed on Bloody Sunday?           
7. Why was the 2007 Ireland V England rugby game in Croke Park so special?      
8. Why is the Cusack stand named after Liam Cusack?    
9. Bloody Sunday happened during           
10. In what county was the GAA set up?
Where was the GAA founded?                                                  
When was the GAA founded?                                                                                       
Which of these men was NOT a founding member of the GAA?                                                   
What is the name of the cup that the All Ireland Football winners receive each year?                                             
What is the name of the cup that the Hurling All Ireland winners receive each year?            
Where are the All Ireland finals played every year?                                                 
The only All Ireland final played outside of Ireland was played in which city?                                                     
What other country do Ireland compete against in the International Rules competition?                                                 
How many people can Croke Park hold?                                                 
What county has won the most All Ireland Football finals?                                                     
What county has won the most All Ireland hurling finals?

Examine the following and how they have changed over the course of the history of the GAA. 1888-2017
  • Transport
  • Politics
  • Education
  • Foundations
  • Family
  • Music and Culture
  • All-Irelands
  • Emigration
  • Women
  • Religion
  • Volunteering
  • Grounds

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Parent Class Meeting

Please note that the class meeting for 5th class will take place in my prefab on Tuesday 26th September next at 7:30.Should you not be able to attend we will make information available to you via the blog or email.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Open Nights

Please find below the dates and times of open nights for local secondary schools.

Clonturk ETSS / Community College
27th Sep
01-559 6960
Portmarnock Community School
21st Sep
7:30 – 9:00pm
01-803 8056
Malahide Community School
19th Sep
7:00 – 9:30pm
01-846 3244
Grange Community College
14th Sep
7:00 – 9:00pm
01-847 1422
The Donahies Community School
21st Sep
7:00 – 9:00pm
01-847 3522
Mount Temple Comprehensive School
01-833 6984
Pobalscoil Neasáin, Baldoyle
20th Sep
7:00 – 9:00pm
01-806 3092
St. Paul’s College, Raheny
18th Sep
6:30 – 8:30pm
01-831 4011
St. Fintan’s High School, Sutton
12th Sep
7:00 – 9:00pm
01-832 4632
Chanel College, Coolock
6th Sep
7:00 – 9:00pm
01-848 0655
St. Mary’s Secondary School, Baldoyle
12th Sep
7:00 – 9:00pm
01-832 5591
Santa Sabina College, Sutton
14th Sep
7:00 – 9:00pm
01-832 2200

Friday, 15 September 2017


Children are invited to submit entries for a Today FM competition if they wish. The details of the copmpetition can be found below and on the Today FM website 

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Be in with a chance to win €10,000 for your Primary School with Keelings Berry Breakfast Week

Keelings are celebrating ‘Berry Breakfast Week’ between September 18th and September 22nd
To celebrate Keelings Berry Breakfast Week, Keelings are offering listeners of the Ian Dempsey Show a chance to win €10,000 for their primary school, by submitting an essay on why The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show and Keelings should visit your school & what your school would do with a €10,000 prize fund.
So, get your class ready to enter by preparing to tell us, in 250 words or less, why The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show and Keelings should visit your school & what your school would spend the €10,000 on.
Closing date for entries is Thursday 21st September at midday.
The winning school will be announced on Friday, September 22nd.
For more information on Keelings check out

Wednesday, 13 September 2017



I wish to bring to your attention that there have been a number of children in both 5th classes complaining of sickness and cramps the past 2 days. Some children have had to leave school early as a result. Please let us know if your child displays any symptoms.


5th Class County Projects

5th Class County Projects
(Due Friday September 29th September)

We will be learning about the counties of Ireland this term. Children have been asked to carry out a small independent project on the following counties. Children will be given an A3 sheet of card to display what they have learned and will get an opportunity to share their work with the class.

  Name County
1 Paidí Kildare
2 Nicole Louth
3 Clarissa Waterford
4 Holly Down
5 Matilda Clare
6 Wojciech Tyrone
7 Antonio Fermanagh
8 Kalina Wexford
9 Anrijs Laois
10 Faareha Donegal
11 Victoria Galway
12 Sarah Derry
13 Julek Longford
14 Husam Antrim
15 Cleo Monaghan
16 Susan Leitrim
17 Kamile Limerick
18 Darragh Sligo
19 Mia Carlow
20 Karl Westmeath
21 Ousmane Armagh
22 Elliot Kerry
23 Adam Roscommon
24 Ryan Kilkenny
25 Denis Meath
26 Jack Tipperary
27 Alicja Cork
Research Categories
Bordering Counties
Biggest Town/City
Other Towns/Cities
Landmarks/ Well Known Locations
Rivers, Lakes, Mountains, Seas/Oceans
Famous People/Teachers
County Colours
Other Information/ Did you know?

Tuesday, 5 September 2017


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A very warm welcome to Kevin's 5th class! 

Children have settled in well after a well earned Summer break. I am pleased to let everyone know that 5th class have made a terrific start to the new academic year. We have been working extremely hard and hope to show you some of our hard work soon.

This week sees the introduction of homework every evening. Homework will no longer be posted daily on class blogs. Instead class blogs will be used to find notes to supplement homework, topics, projects, events etc. I also hope to be able to share some useful websites and resources to assist learning.

Homework must be noted in homework journals during school. This promotes children to become more independent and responsible for their work. Pupils have also been issued with a plastic zip-lock folder. This is to be used to safely store any study/research resources and homework.  I look forward to meeting you all soon. The date and time for the open class meeting with myself and Shane will be released shortly.

In the meantime should you have any queries please email me on: