Cumann na mBunscol Final (May 2023)
Well done to our Mixed Gaelic team who performed so well in the Cumann na mBunscol Division 3 final on Thursday evening in Pearse Park. They were unlucky to lose out in a closely contested game. Congratulations to the team and management on a great year of great memories!
Longford GAA - Indoor Hurling (March 2023)
Well done to this group of boys and girls who made it all the way to the final of Longford GAA's Indoor Hurling competition. They showed commendable sportsmanship, effort and humour throughout the weeks. Well done boys and girls! :-)
FAI Soccer Blitz (7th March 2023)
Well done to our soccer team, who topped their league at the FAI 5s soccer blitz today. The boys march on to the next stage of the competition.
RSA Streetsmart Road Safety (13th January 2023)
We are encouraging all of our children who are able to, to walk to school more often. We want to make sure that they are safe doing so! The RSA Streetsmart Road Safety Show came to our school today. The Streetsmart brings road safety to life in a fun way for children. Using pretend streetscape mat and props, children are invited to carry out everyday road safety tasks! They learn from their own experiences and those of their classmates through a series of activities and received their very own safety licence! Well done everyone!
Halloween Mini Camp (October 2022)
Well done to all our pupils who took part in the Halloween Mini Camp. Many thanks to all in Kenagh GAA club and our Games Promotion Officer, Aidan Main for the fun and games during the midterm break!
Getting Active in our School Garden (October 2022)
We are getting out and active in our school garden this month. The senior classes have taken the lead in helping to build a sensory garden for our school to enjoy! There is lots of digging, planting and watering to keep us busy!
U17 Champions (3rd October 2022)
Congratulations to our past pupil, Dylan Hennessy and all the team on winning their U17 hurling final! Dylan kindly came in with the trophy this morning. All of the children loved the visit!
Mixed Cumann na mBunscol (October 2022)
Well done to our mixed Cumann na mBunscol team who kicked off the season today. Super effort and sportsmanship shown by everyone! Well done boys and girls!
Cumann na mBunscol League (September 2022)
Well done to our Girls Gaelic Team who kicked off the Cumann na mBunscol League on September 22nd with a brilliant performance. Best of luck for the year ahead! :-)
Walk to School Week (19th - 24th September)
St. Dominic's participated in Walk to School Week in September. It was a great way to kick off our work for our Active Schools Flag, as well as learning how we can help to take better care of our environment by using less cars for our work on our Green Flag. A great effort was made by all!
Super Troopers (2019)
Our school is currently engaging in Super Troopers with Laya Healthcare. Super Troopers is a programme which encourages children and their families to live happier and more active lifestyles. Through short burst, fun daily activities around physical activity, wellbeing and nutrition, this programme helps to promote healthy minds and bodies. For more information on Super Troopers please see their website, www.supertroopers.ie
FAI primary school 5s (April 2019)
The boys from 6th class took part in the FAI Primary Schools 5s, in Abbeycarton recently. They made it through and are heading to the finals in Navan this coming Thursday, 2nd May. We wish them the best of luck. Thanks to Martin, one of our parents for all his help in coaching and managing the team.
Irish Heart Foundation 'Let's get active' award (April 2019)
In April our school took part in the Irish Heart Foundation Active Award. The children were challenged to get active for 60+ minutes every day, and to try new activities. Congratulations and well done to all those who made such a fantastic effort to be active. Special mention to Ms McCormick's and Ms Finn's class who were exceptional in their efforts! :-) More photos to follow...
Longford Sports Partnership - Sports Hall Athletics (6th March 2019)
The Sports Hall Athletics competition was back this March. Students from 3rd - 6th class took part in various events in Ballymahon Secondary School. It was a fantastic opportunity for the children to experience participating in events which they may not have competed in before, such as the shot put, long jump, etc. Thanks to Amanda, one of our parents for all her help with it.
Indoor Hurling is Back! (February 2019)
It's February and that can only mean one thing.....indoor hurling is back! :-) We have entered a mixed team in this year's competition in Newtownforbes. 6th class boys and girls will play against the different schools in the area over the coming weeks. Shout out to Irene, our Spanish exchange student, who is enthusiastically throwing herself in our gaelic games! Best of luck to all taking part!
Yoga Time! (October 2018)
Yvonne, one of our parents has kindly offered to come into the school to teach yoga to the Junior Infants, Senior Infants, and 1st class. The children are really enjoying it so far, and it's a lovely way to end the school week on a Friday afternoon. :-)
A Visit from Longford Fitness (May 2018)
Enda, from Longford Fitness paid the school a visit in May and ran fitness workshops with each class grouping. The emphasis was on getting active and having fun in a non-competitive setting. The day was a huge success and enjoyed by all from Juniors right up to 6th class!
Longford GAA Indoor Hurling (February 2018)
Well done to all those who took part in the recent indoor hurling games in Newtownforbes. The games were ran over several weeks and we saw a steady improvement in our performance as the weeks progressed.