Archive for the 'Schools' Category

01
Jul
09

Win one of eight FAI Summer School passes

We have eight complimentary passes for a place at one of the 36 FAI Summer Schools taking place across the city this summer.
To win, simply answer the following question:
Who is the current Republic of Ireland manager?
Please send your answer, together with your name and full contact details, to sport@gazettegroup.com, with “FAI Summer School” in the subject line, by midday on July 14.
For more information, see http://www.summersoccerschools.ie, or call 1890 653 653.

We have eight complimentary passes for a place at one of the 36 FAI Summer Schools taking place across the city this summer.

To win, simply answer the following question: Who is the current Republic of Ireland manager?

Please send your answer, together with your name and full contact details, to sport@gazettegroup.com, with “FAI Summer School” in the subject line, by midday on July 14.

For more information, see http://www.summersoccerschools.ie, or call 1890 653 653.

18
May
09

Dublin Junior Schools’ Golf finale next week

The Schools Cup for Boys and Girls, the highlight of the 2009 Dublin Junior Schools’ Golf Programme, will be held at the Castle Golf Club on Monday, May 25.

The golf programme, an initiative that is in its fifth year, encourages school children from eight to 12 years of age to get involved in the game.

Since last September, weekly coaching sessions have been initiated by teachers and parents in over 28 junior schools throughout Dublin, involving around 800 school children.

The finale of the 2009 event will involve children from sixth class in each of these schools competing for the title.

European Tour golf professionals, Gary Murphy and Gary Evans, will also attend and provide a golf clinic on the day for the children to get the opportunity to observe at first hand the talent and skills associated with tour professionals.

13
May
09

Ballinteer CS host Leinster handball finals

 

bcshandballThe Leinster schools’ Olympic Handball finals were held last week in Ballinteer Community School.

The Under-17 final between Ballinteer Community School and Drimnagh Castle was “a game of heart and soul, passion and will to win”, according to BCS coach, Lorraine Gallagher. It was a very close contest, which went to extra time and penalties. Drimnagh Castle beat BCS 3-1 on penalties.

After a cautious start in the Under-15 final, with defenders on both sides working hard, BCS eventually beat Drimnagh Castle 26-20.

Olympic handball is relatively new to BCS. According to Lorraine Gallagher, “Handball brings out the best in players and spectators. It demands a high level of sportsmanship and fair play.”