20th Apr 2015

There were two days of hurling action last  week.


Our senior boys’ team opened their league campaign on Thursday against Lucan Educate Together.

It was a very tough game to start our league as we came up against a very good team who will be in contention for league honours at the end of the season. However, after conceding a lot of scores against the wind in the first half, Scoil Mhuire showed great character to fight back bravely in the second half and we finished very strongly. Charlie Caseley had a great game at midfield and he was well supported by Aaron Meaney, Robert Hazley and Daniel Kane.

3rd/4th Class

Our 3rd and 4th class hurlers took part in the annual Lucan Sarsfields blitz on Friday. Like the seniors the day before, we faced very strong opposition at the beginning  when we came up against two very strong teams in St Mary’s and GSNP. We were well beaten in those games but battled bravely. After that the tide turned. A thrilling one point victory against our neighbours Scoil Áine was followed by two more wins against Lucan East Educate Together and Divine Mercy. This meant that we claimed the C title, which was a great achievement. Some of the boys were winning their first “cap” for Scoil Mhuire and they all did themselves proud.

Killian Gormley played a blinder in goal, pulling off some great saves.

Seán Treanor defended brilliantly throughout the tournament.

Niall Higgins was rock solid at the back and his driving clearances set up lots of scores.

Jamie Hoey started out in attack but really came into his own when switched to defence.

Gareth Mc Donnell, like Jamie , blossomed in defence.

Fionn Buckley , just back from a hand injury, was brave and solid right through.

James Foley showed some lovely touches and is a great team player.

Daniel Kane took up where big brother Phillip left off, with an all-action display in every game, the highlight being his equalising point in the Scoil Áine game.

Robert Keher, brother of the legendary Charlie, looked like someone who had been playing on the school team all his life, instead of someone making his first appearance. Robert scored a brilliant winning point in added time against Scoil Áine.

Edward Nabulele battled bravely in every match and just got a touch to a goal in the last match.

Cian Doyle also played his heart out. He shared that last goal with Edward and was unlucky not to get a few more scores.

Kevin Gormley was probably our player of the tournament, and grew in confidence as the games progressed.



Fixtures for this week

Thursday: Senior hurling v GaelScoil Cluain Dolcáin in Lucan Sarsfields at 2.50pm



After a narrow defeat in their first match, Scoil Mhuire came out with all guns blazing in the derby match with our neighbours St John the Evangelist. Our girls had most of the attacking play in the first half but a combination of narrow misses and some excellent saves by the St John’s keeper, kept the score to 2-0 at half time . St John’s came out for the second half determined to make a fightback and they certainly did that . They scored a well-deserved goal after five minutes and we were under pressure but we managed to seal victory with a late goal . Our last group game will be played against Neilstown and then it’s on to the knockout stages.

Eva Bell was outstanding in midfield and she received great support from Niamh Roche. These two girls shared the goals between them. Clodagh Mc Donnell and Carla Wynne were magnificent in  defence and Ciara Fleming was all over the place helping out in  defence and attack. There were also some lovely touches from Meabh Egan, Ellie Wisdom and Caitríona Chambers . A great team performance overall.