Visit of Liam MacCarthy to County Limerick school tops off busy time

Donal O’Regan

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Donal O’Regan

Liam MacCarthy with third and fourth classes at Bilboa NS

Liam MacCarthy the with third and fourth classes at Bilboa NS

BILBOA National School could do with their Christmas holidays now as it has been a busy few weeks in the school!

Staff and pupils welcomed the Liam MacCarthy Cup, brought by Noel Hartigan and members of Cappamore GAA Club. Brian McMahon said their school was decorated in all things green.

“We all wore our county colours and pupils sang renditions of Limerick You’re a Lady and Dreams as we relived the Treaty county’s win and raised the cup once more.

“Noel Hartigan and local councillor Noel Gleeson addressed the crowd and gave some words of sporting encouragement to the pupils. There was a chance for children to lift the Liam MacCarthy Cup and we all took pride in our county on this momentous occasion,” said Brian.

Bilboa’s sporting traditions were not forgotten by the parents council when they held their 32nd annual Christmas fair in the Community Centre. There was a prize of a signed Limerick jersey as well as the regular attractions of a wheel of fortune, children’s entertainment, side stalls, and a visit from Santa Claus. He received lots of letters from the good boys and girls to bring home to the North Pole.

“Thanks to all who organised and supported us on the day. All proceeds from this event go towards the development and improvement of our school and facilities. Recently, the parents council bought new sports equipment for the school and they are currently funding zumba classes for all our pupils. We are now working towards achieving an Active Flag for our school,” said Brian.

If that wasn’t enough, buys and girls have been busy packing gift filled shoeboxes for Team Hope’s Christmas appeal. These shoe boxes will be delivered to children in less fortunate countries in time for Christmas. Other achievements this term included Ben Ryan from sixth class representing the school on the East Limerick School’s football team. They were narrowly defeated by the West Division in the Sarsfield Cup competition. Vegetables from the school garden were harvested to make soup for the annual soup day and they are now getting ready for their Christmas concert. Phew! 

See page 36 of L2 for photos