11th Oct 2013

It was action all the way on the GAA front with games on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Junior Boys
Scoil Mhuire defeated Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada in a very entertaining game in Lucan Sarsfields on Tuesday.
Led by two excellent midfielders, Dylan Byrne and Stephen McInerney, Scoil Mhuire played their best football of the season. Even though we won convincingly on the scoreboard, the match was very evenly fought and GSER were very unlucky on many occasions as shots whizzed by the post . However the main reason Scoil Mhuire held out was the brilliant defending of David Ooi and the goalkeeping of Benjamin Ubaekwe, who saved 2 penalties. In attack, Evan Wynne, Evan Colgan , Alex Hickey , Thomas McClelland , Aaron Fitzpatrick and Daniel and Sean Nulty were excellent.
Laoch na hImeartha: Benjamin Ubaekwe and David Ooi.

Senior Boys
On Monday the seniors played out a thrilling draw in a local derby against Scoil Áine. Scoil Mhuire trailed by one point at half time and with wind advantage to come , looked well poised to come out on top. However two early second half goals left them trailing by seven and looking in big trouble. The game swung back in our favour then and Scoil Mhuire took the lead with five minutes remaining. An equalising goal; for Scoil Áine set up a nail-biting finish but a draw was a fair result and both sides qualified for the quarter finals.
Laoch na hImeartha: Mark Gormley

On Thursday, our season came to an end when we lost out to a very good team. St David’s Artane qualified for the semi and Scoil Mhuire had no excuses. They battled bravely to the end and were rewarded with some late scores.
Laoch na hImeartha: Cian Hyland

This was the last time some of these boys will represent Scoil Mhuire in football.
The sixth class boys have put in a huge effort to representing their school but the good news is that most of them will be back in action in the Spring when the hurling season swings into action.

History was made in the Phoenix Park on Wednesday when a girls’ football team qualified for a Cumann na mBunscol semi final for the first ever time. This team is improving with every game and they gave their opponents no time to settle as they chased and hunted for every ball. Some brilliant performances in defence from Goalie, Hannah Moore and the Berlin Wall full back line of Chi Chi, Sinead and Erris. Other outstanding players were Jessica, Erica, Katie, Abby and Ciara.
Onwards and upwards to the semi final now, where our opponents will be St Oliver Plunketts from Malahide.
Laoch na hImeartha: Chi Chi Ubaekwe
Fixtures for next week:
Monday 14th Oct.
Scoil Mhuire v Scoil Áine (3rd class match) in Lucan Sarsfields at 3pm

Tuesday 15th Oct.
Scoil Mhuire v Gaelscoil na Camóige(Clondalkin) in Lucan Sarsfields 3pm

Wednesday 16th Oct.
Scoil Mhuire V St Oliver Plunketts, Malahide. (time and venue to be confirmed)

History on the treble
Three historic achievements on the GAA fields during the week
1. Our girls becoming the first Scoil Mhuire team to reach a girls’ football final (we have reached some camogie semi finals before)
2.Benjamin Ubaekwe became the first goalkeeper in the history of Scoil Mhuire to save two penalties in a single game in the junior game against GSER
3. Benjamin and Chi Chi became the first brother and sister to be nominated as Laoch na hImeartha in the same week.

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