Well done to Alannah Culhane, Amy O'Brien, Órla Ryan and Shane Heffernan, our four sixth class pupils who represented us in the East Limerick boys and girls football teams.
Sarsfield Cup and Larkin Shield East Limerick Football Teams
By Shane Heffernan
In October I went to the Sarsfield Cup trials. This is a Gaelic football team picked from East Limerick schools. Boys from East schools go to trials for three weeks and the selectors pick the best talented twenty players. The trials were on in Murroe at half three on a Wednesday evening. I was nervous because I really wanted to get on the team. My Mom encouraged me and told me to do my best.
There were 72 boys at the trial the first week. The next week, there were 52, then they cut it down to 34 for the third week and finally the team of 20 was made. An email came to the school to let us know I was picked, I felt so happy.
We had a training session, then we played Doon Secondary school 1st year. I made lots of friends from others schools. Last Tuesday we played West Limerick. If we won we would have been in a final in the Gaelic Grounds.
The final was between the Limerick City and West Limerick, the final is in the Gaelic Grounds.
Well done to the Limerick City team who won on the night defeating Limerick West by 1-6 to 1-1.
Larkin Shield Team (Girls)
Alannah, Órla and Amy from 6th class were selected to be on the girls East Limerick team. They got to the final against the West Limerick and were beaten in a very tight game.