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Rugby training with Tiernan Regan

Rugby training with Tiernan Regan

Today we began Rugby Training with Tiernan Regan. Tiernan plays with Loughrea Rugby and is working with Ballinasloe Rugby and Connacht. The Seniors will train for November and the Juniors for December.

Rugby Blitz at Ballinasloe Rugby Club

Rugby Blitz at Ballinasloe Rugby Club

Today we played a fun Rugby Blitz at Ballinasloe Rugby Club. The Blitz was organised by Wendy Hickey of Connacht Rugby. We got our photo taken with the Women’s Rugby World Cup Trophy. Ireland hosts the Women’s Rugby World Cup … Continue reading

Billy Byrnes Memorial Cup Winner December 2014

Billy Byrnes Memorial Cup Winner December 2014

Congratulations to the new winner of the Billy Byrnes Cup today. He was awarded the cup for his contribution to sport, especially soccer, hurling and Spikeball, his enthusiasm and encouragement of younger students. Comhghairdeas!

The award is for a student sportsperson who has excelled both on the sports field and in the promotion of cooperation [...]

Rugby Coaching

Rugby Coaching

                Fifth and sixth classes have just completed a four week block of rugby coaching. This coaching was provided by trained coaches supplied by Connacht Rugby. Children had the option of playing full contact or tag rugby with a separate coach for each discipline. Some of the skills worked on were handling, passing, creation of space and evasion
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Rugby Blitz in Ballinasloe

Rugby Blitz in Ballinasloe

Today we took part in a Rugby Blitz in Ballinasloe Rugby Club. 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes were all involved. We had a girl’s team and a boy’s team. Everyone got to play and we had great fun! The other schools involved were Gaelscoil Béal Átha na Sluaighe and Newtown N.S. Thanks to Wendy [...]

The importance of physical exercise

The importance of physical exercise

6th class have arranged our lunch time sporting activities for September and October and worked with Ms. Byrne on a timetable for little break for games with Junior and Senior Infants. This all ties into our Health Promoting schools initiative and our Comenius SHAPE project this year. To help understand the importance of being active [...]

Annual Report to the Board of Management

Annual Report to the Board of Management

Today the first Board of Management meeting took place in the school. Please see below for the Annual Report to the Board outlining activities that happened in Clontuskert over the past school year.

St. Augustine’s N.S. Clontuskert staff and students would like to thank the community for their help and support this year. 2013-2014 was [...]

Rugby with Wendy

Rugby with Wendy

Today Wendy Hickey, the Connacht Development Officer for Rugby came to train us. We had such fun! Training for U12 Boys and Girls takes place at Ballinasloe Rugby Club every Saturday at 10.00am.

Tag Rugby

Tag Rugby

Tuesday is Tag Rugby Day. 5th class organise the sports each lunch time and we all take turns to referee.

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