EUROPENA DAY OF LANGUAGES
To mark the European Day of Languages last Friday, 26 September, St Thomas’ students played the annual French v Italian students football match. Both teams were well balanced in terms of numbers and talent, with both the French manager Monsieur O’Callaghan and the Italian supremo Signor ’Trapatoni’ Galligan going into the match predicting that their side would come out on top. In the end, after a pulsating match that saw each side trade the lead back and forth, it was those who called ’allez la France’ who were celebrating victory and it was French captain Josephine Scully who lifted the ’EDL Cup’ for 2008.
U-14 FOOTBALL ST BRENDANÍS - 2 DUBLIN OAK - 2
The U-14 Soccer squad faced Dublin Oak in the first game of the Wicklow Wexford League. At half time Brendanís were down 1 nil despite having the lionís share of possession and opportunities on goal. Brendanís started the second half enthusiastically with numerous chances, and then 10 minutes into the second half Jamie Hilliard pounced on a through ball from Sergio Garcia to rifle home from close range.
Shortly after Brendanís scored their second goal through a superb effort from 30 yards by Sergio Garcio. Brendanís continued to dominate but Dublin Oak were always dangerous on the break. Ten minutes to go Dublin Oak made Brendanís pay for not finishing off the game by scoring a free Kick from the edge of the box. The game finished 2-2 with a superb effort all round by St Brendanís.
LEINSTER SCHOOLS SOCCER
Well done to Michael Whealen who after a series of trials has been invited to join the Leinster schools football squad. This bodes well for Michaelís future football career.
LEINSTER SCHOOLS RUGBY SQUAD
Congratulations to Ray Hurley who has been invited to join the leinster schools rugby squad. This is the result of two years hard work in developing his game.
SIXTH YEAR GEOGRAPHY
Sixth years travelled with their teachers Ms Hand and Mr Murphy on Wednesday last to Kippie Estate in Blessington for a geography field trip as part of their leaving cert course. An informative and enjoyable day was had by all
On Tuesday 30th St Brendanís held an open night for all incoming first years. Parents and Students had the opportunity to met teachers and also received a guided tour of the school with various different activities going on in the classrooms. An enjoyable night was had by all.
TRIP TO GERMANY
St Brendanís students made their return visit to Wurzburg in Germany last week on an exchange programme which has been running between the two secondary schools for the past eight years. The students participated in German culture and tradition as well as practising their language skills. They were accompanied by their teacher Ms RussellKlein.