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posted 18 Dec 2011, 06:51 by Unknown user

History was made in St. Isidore’s N.S, Boherlahan in November when the children brought home three Cumann na mBunscol football county titles: U11 Boys, U11 Girls and the U13 Girls. The children’s sheer hard work, commitment and determination, combined with skill and “never say die”attitude, brought glory to our school. The U-11 boys contested in two blitz style competitions which were held in Durlas Óg. Having successfully defeated Rahealty, Lisnamrock and Templetouhy on day one, they went on to defeat Mount Bruis and Birdhill thus qualifying for the final against Corville, Roscrea. At half time, two goals down, things did not look promising; however the children dug deep and with total teamwork and commitment they emerged victorious by one point. So began the first of three in a row.

Our next step on the journey to success began in the Ragg when our U-13 girls competed in a four match blitz. They played Moyne, Holycross, Two Mile Borris and Loughmore. Having been successful in all four games, the girls qualified to play in the county final against St. Joseph’s, Tipperary Town, in Clonmel. After losing the toss they had to play against the wind in the first half. The girls fought hard and had a cushion of 13 points at half time. With St. Joseph’s battling strong our girls had to muster all their skill and strength to secure victory. The final score was 8-2 to 2-8. This was a wonderful achievement for the girls following a match winning performance by all players. The second county title was now on its way to St. Isidores, Boherlahan.

Our U-11 girls also played in a blitz style competition. On their first day out they successfully defeated Pouldine andUpperchurch which qualified them for the final on home turf. On a bitter, cold, windy afternoon the girls showed their true metal when they defeated Scoil Eoin Naofa, Roscrea, qualifying them to take on Ballylooby N.S. Ballylooby are known for their strong tradition of football. Though having the advantage of playing with the wind in the first half, we were slow to settle, and we faced half time on level pegging. Facing into the wind in the second half, the girls had to rally together and give of everything they had. This they did to great effect. When the final whistle blew, there was sheer euphoria as we had successfully secured our third county final of the season.

Our U13 boys also deserve great praise having reached the semi-final stages of their competition. They did themselves and our school proud. With the Christmas season upon us, spirits are high in St. Isidores. The children can now enjoy a well deserved rest following the excitement of their successes. In 2012 the gloves will be off and the hurleys out in preparation for the hurling season. Míle buíochais do na múinteoirí agus na tuismitheoirí a bhí páirteach san iarracht seo. Comhgáirdeach do chách agus Nollaig Shona Dhuibh go léir.