Munster Champions!! On the 9th of May the girls soccer team from Crusheen N.S made history winning the FAI SPAR Soccer-5-Aside Tournament in Tralee. First we played a strong Limerick side from Croagh N.S, who we defeated narrowly with a score line of 2-1 with sisters Síomha and Caoilfhionn Perill scoring a well deserved goal apiece.
Next, we took on a weak Waterford side that we easily beat with a score line of 3-1, with outstanding goals from sister duo Hannah and Grace Gleeson. We were in the Semi Final up against a speedy Kilgarvan N.S (hailing from Kerry) side who kept the pressure on throughout the match with again Grace and Hannah both scoring goals to win the match. There with many great shots on target from our strikers Sarah O’ Donnell, Síomha Perill and Caoilfhionn Perill.
We now had exceeded our expectations getting all the way to the final where we faced Croagh N.S once more. We started strong with some outstanding saves from our fantastic goalie Aimee Colleran and super defence from Caoimhe Clancy but unfortunately conceded a late goal. With seconds to go Caoimhe Clancy hit the back of the net with an excellent strike from half way down the pitch. Both sides were evenly matched so extra time was necessary to decide the winners. Two outstanding and well deserved late goals from Grace Gleeson with some exceptional passes from sister Hannah sealed the victory as we narrowly pulled through with a score line ending 3-1 in our favour.
As our captain, Aimee Colleran lifted the cup high in the air it was the start of many celebrations from Crusheen NS. We’d like to thank our teacher Ms. McGrath and trainer Ciaran Collins who kindly trained us for this competition. We are looking forward to representing Munster and Clare in the All-Ireland Spar-5-aside competition in the Aviva Stadium on May 30th.
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Upcoming Dates for your Diary Friday 25th May 2018 The Confirmation Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. in St. Cronan's Church.
School closed Friday 25th May for polling day for referendum
Wednesday, May 30th FAI 5 a Side Schools Girls Soccer Finals, Aviva Stadium, Dublin
School closed Friday 1st June and on Monday 4th June 2018 for Bank Holiday
Friday 8th June - Junior Infants School Tour to Ballymorris Pottery & Ennis Fire Station
Monday 18th June 2nd Class tour to Craggaunowen
Monday 18th June Senior Infants & 1st class school tour to Turoe Pet Farm
School closing on Wednesday 27th June 2018 at 12.30 p.m – School closed for summer break.