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!!!!