Sciath Na Scol Final
Whitegate vs Ballycotton Paric Ui Rinn 24/10/19
We started of the day as normal with maths and tin whistle and just after eleven we started to gear up.
We left around 11:15 and arrived around 12:00.
At the end of first half of the game on before ours we were allowed into the dressing rooms to put on our kit, boots and gloves.
We got charged up for a long game ahead of us. Some of the team were getting nervous but Brendan and Ms Hyde calmed us down.
We started to warm up with some passing skills and pick ups. Then we were called over for our names to be called out on the mega phone.
After the names we all got in our positions, Alex in goals, Fionn, Ellie and Éanna in the back line, Cillian and Senan in midfield and Shay, Ewan and Lukas up front.
The game started at 13:30. The game started slowly but after awhile, Whitegate got the first point of the game.
The scores then started coming in thick and fast.
Both Ballycotton and Whitegate started scoring.
At Half-Time the score was 0-4 to Whitegate and 1-0 to Ballycotton.
During half time Brendan talked tactics while we recharged.
The second half started swiftly with Ballycotton scoring first which put them 2 points
We came back with a goal of our own which put us in front.
Then they got 2 goals and 2 points in quick succession but Whitegate had lots of half
chances which we should have converted.
Whitegate got 1 goal and 1 point before the final whistle and it ended 2-5 to 3-3 to
Whitegate lost by one point we were devastated.
But it was still an amazing experience for all. We all got a medal and the school got plaque.
On behalf of the team we would like to thank the parents who drove us to the games and to everybody at Pairc Ui Rinn and to Ballycotton for a great match.
Whitegate NS invited all pets both small and large to school.
It is lovely to meet different pets and learn about keeping dogs, cats and all other types of pets.
Children can learn and gain understanding about keeping a pet.
We also had the pleasure of helping students that had a fear of some animals to get over this fear. This was very rewarding.
We also discussed that rubbing animals and being with them can make you very happy. This was true for us in our class.
We were able to discuss how to train tricks and interact with all the different personalities that the animals offered.
Have a look at our pics!!
Sciath na scol
Whitegate N.S v Tirelton N.S
On the 2nd of October, the Sciath na Scol semi final between Whitegate and Tirelton was played in Kilmicheal GAA pitch.
From the throw in Whitegate took an early lead with a goal. Then Tirelton responded with two points and a goal.
Then after a couple a wides Whitegate got one up with a well deserved goal and ending the half with another goal and a point.
At the break Whitegate fuelled up with jaffa cakes and oranges and get ready for the second half.
At the start of the second half Tirelton had a lot of shots on goal but they only came away with only a single point and they then followed up with a goal. After that long spell of possession that Tirelton had.
Whitegate win their own kick out and work the ball well up the line and get what they needed, a goal followed by a well taken point and Whitegate go four up.
After that Whitegate did great defending before they leaked two points at the end but just as it looked like Tirelton were going to come back the referee blew the final whistle and the Whitegate team, supporters, coaches and subs erupted in cheers.
That is the first time in a long time that Whitegate N.S will compete in a Sciath na Scol final!!!
The final will be taking place on the 24th of October at 1:15 in Pairc Ui Rinn!!
Scaith Na Scol
Whitegate V Knockraha
On Wednesday the 25th of Sepember, Whitegate N.S played Knockraha N.S in Aghada GAA.
Throw in was at 11 o'clock. The game started slowly, but suddenly, the ball was played out wide to Éanna. He ran in and put the ball in the back of the net.
Then the game started to pick up the pace a bit. Two points went over the bar and the referee blew the whistle for half time.
Ms Hyde had a chat with the players and they were all ready to go again.
The referee blew the whistle and the game was back on.
But almost straight away they got a point.
Then they got a goal. They were one point behind! Whitegate now decided it was game on.
Cillian and Senan started sending the balls over the top of the defenders so Ewan and Shay could get them and score.
Whitegate just kept doing that and Knockraha started to get annoyed so they started to play a bit "physical". They gave away a lot of frees and Whitegate used the frees to score points.
Now it was nearing the end of the game. A few seconds later the referee blew the whistle for full time. Whitegate won 3-8 to 1-2!
It was the first time we had got into the semi-finals in 14 years!Everyone was really happy.
We are looking forward to playing Tirelton N.S in the semi-finals on the 2nd of October in Killmicheal.
Sciath na Scol
Whitegate V Shanagarry
On the 16th of September 2019, Whitegate played Shanagarry in Russell Rovers GAA pitch.
Whitegate started off with a small warm-up.
Throw in was at 11:45.
The match started off well for Whitegate. Whitegate started off with 2 early goals.
Shanagarry then got 3 consecutive points. Whitegate answered back with a point just before half-time.
At half-time, Ms Hyde gave us a motivating pep talk.
The ball was thrown in; Shanagary came out firing with 2 fast points. Then, Lukas scored a goal. Then Shanagarry answered back with 2 points. After that, Whitegate scored 2 goals & 2 points to put the game to bed.
Shanagarry couldn't score any more points thanks to our back line & goalkeeper.
At last, the referee blew his whistle. Whitegate were thrilled with their performance. The match ended as Whitegate 5-3 Shanagarry 0-6.
By Fionn & Senan
On the 16/09/19 we played our first game.
We left school at 9:20, we got at the pitch at 9:50. The match started at 10:30.
At half time the score was 2-4 to us and 3-3 to them.
The second half started.
We got a score and points but so did they. It was close. We tried our best but it was our first match and we were rusty.
We were rusty but we were upset but we were looking forward for our next match v Shanagarry that we did well in.
Sadly we lost but we were a bit rusty!!!!!
By Kacper Ewan Aisling Ciara.
On the 4th of June 2019, 4th, 5th and 6th Class set off for Limerick. They left the school at 7.30am.
It took over an hour and thirty minutes to arrive at our destination, Kilfinnane Adventure Centre.
One we arrived, the children were taken to the sports hall and were divided up into two groups.
The first group travelled to Lough Gur for kayaking and the second group took on the climbing wall and orienteering. At lunch we enjoyed burgers and chips. It was delicious.
In the afternoon, the groups switched activities.
We arrive back to school at 5.15pm.
Thank you to Irving Oil who treated us to this tour. We had a great time!!
After a wonderful Christmas break everyone settled in very well again in 4th, 5th and 6th.
We have been very busy in all areas of the curriculum.
One area of the curriculum that all students seem to be showing a great interest in is SESE, we have been delving into everything from the Planatations in Laois & Offaly, Munster and Ulster to Volcanic activity to plate tectonics to chemical reactions. The children have been putting in great work in these areas. Check out a few of our pictures below!!!!
We were very lucky to welcome Imokilly hurling teams, Cork County Champions to the school.
Imokilly Hurlers won the Senior Hurling Championship Final against Midleton. We were honoured to have the cup in our school. The children asked a lot of very interesting questions and hopefully one day one of our pupils will bring back another cup to us!! Cork Abú
As some of you may know the we, in 4th, 5th and 6th, including Ms Hyde have a sweet tooth so we decided that some baking was in order :)
We made homemade chocolates.
We were able to make these chocolates by using ice cube trays as our mould!!
Step One: Melt the chocolate
Step Two: Coat the chocolate around the ice cube tray and let dry momentarily.
Step Three: Add your filling, this can be anything from rice crispies to marshmallows
Step Four: Add more melted chocolate on the top for a base and freeze
Step Five: EAT and ENJOY!!!!
Over the past few weeks we have been learning all about Halloween and it's origins.
It was very interesting to learn that the Jack o Lantern came from Ireland!!
We had a great time dressing up!! Check out our creepy costumes!
On the day of the mid term break, we made our very own hurricanes in a jar! We needed water, washing up liquid and glitter and a little bit of elbow grease and we were able to create our very own deadly hurricanes!!
Have a look at our pictures
We are always very busy here and we are always going lots of really cool places!!!!
Check out how some of our class got on in Dublin at the AVIVA Stadium!
So on Saturday the 13th of October, Corkbeg were invited for an Irish soccer match against Denmark in Dublin. We left Whitegate on a bus at approximately 12:30 , we stopped twice , once in Tipperary and then in Laois. In Laois everyone had some food and then after half an hour we left again. All together, I think it took about 4 hours to 4 and a half. We got into Dublin around 5pm . We wondered around for a bit until the match started. Alot of people from our school went such as Ewan, Senan, Shay Eanna, Nicolas, Cillian and myself. Even though the match wasn't great and the weather was bad we all had a great time. We would like to thank the FAI for inviting us to the game . The FT score was 0-0 . We arrived home at 2:30 am very tired. Corkbeg Abú
Ballycotton vs whitegate
All the children were very excited to play,we got on our jerseys and we got ourselves ready and went off to Shanagarry. We went on the pitch and did a warm up.Then they called the captains.We started,after about 1minute Ballycotton scored the first point,soon after Whitegate came back to make it a draw!! Soon after that they scored a goal, but Whitegate did not give up whats so ever. It was level after 10 minutes to go Ballycotton scored a goal to make it Whitegate 2-3 to Ballycotton 2-5.Then the final whistle miss hyde gave us a big talk on how well we did and everyone felt a lot better about it.
We also played a friendly we won that :) . we had a ten minute match after about 3 minutes the first goal was scored for Whitegate. And then about a few minutes later we scored another goal to make it 0-0 2-0 :)
Sciath Na Scol
Gaelic Football Tournament
Ballintotis Vs. Whitegate
Whitegate played Ballintotis on Friday the 28Th in Rostellan pitch .The match started in the afternoon. We were warming up but Ballintotis were ready, ready to win……But we were too. The match finally kicked off, in the first half we got no score but Ballintotis did. We got back on the pitch hoping we would own the second half but we were wrong Ballintotis were well ready to beat us like they did the last 2 years and won all the first round matches already this year. We played very well. The end score was…
well done to the team WE PLAYED VERY WELL OVERALL Bria
Whitegate vs shanagarry
On the 25th of September whitegate ns took on shanagarry in the sciath na scoil. Whitegate would be hoping for another victory after just beating knockraha by 8 points. Teams arrived at 1pm and started to warm up, the game kicked off and both teams were evenly matched. Shanagarry got the first point of the game about 5 minutes later they got 3 more , then Ewan scored a goal for whitegate. Then the whistle blew for half time. At half time shanagarry were leading 0-4 to 1-0. The second half kicked off and shanagarry got 2 points but whitegate made an immediate response getting points, shanagarry then got a goal , the score was 1-4 to 1-1. Shanagarry were winning by 4 points, Whitegate needed a point , which they eventually got , they were only losing by 3 points. Shanagarry then got another point to restore their 4 point lead but whitegate weren’t finished and they kept pushing and got another point. The score was 1-5 to 1-3 and the referee blew her whistle for full time. Whitegate lost by 2 points and then got in line to shake hands and were in disappointment.
Written by Eoin
Sciath na Scoil 4th October 2018
It was Whitegate N.S vs Knockraha N.S.The match was played on 18th of September in Aghada
GAA pitch.The match was due for 11:00am on a Tuesday. It was 5th and 6th class starting in the line up to play Knockraha. Whitegate were warming up for the match as well as Knockraha. All the
children jogging on the pitch. Both schools willing to win the match. Whitegate and Knockraha
both sweated thier heads off. Whitegate got the first point after fighting for the ball countless of
times. Then after few minutes Whitegate got a goal. It was half time and both schools were
exhausted after 15minutes. Everyone had a drink and went back on to the pitch. After about
5 minutes Knockraha got a goal after conceding 4 points.Subs were made for both sides. With around
8 minutes left, Whitegate got another goal and 3 points then straight after the goal Knockraha
got a goal finally. With 2 points in the game,with 2 minutes left Whitegate got a goal to wrap up
the game. Final kick of the match. The referee blows her whistle and Whitegate N.S got the
victory. Everyone got into line to shake hands to be fair. The scores was 3-5 to 2-1.