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St Brigid's Secondary School Killarney

Parents' Council Agenda


Christmas Wishes

We wish the entire school community a happy Christmas and a peaceful and healthy 2018.

Photographed below is the St Brigid's Choir who sang carols in Killarney Credit Union in aid of St Vincent de Paul recently, with their teachers Ms O Connell and Ms Healy.


Junior Football Update

St. Brigid’s Junior Football team emerged victorious against St. Mary’s Mallow on a score line of 6-15 to 6-08. The game was played in Millstreet GAA grounds who were thankfully able to give the teams use of the field despite the bad weather.

All the St. Brigid’s  team played very well on the day especially considering the tough underfoot conditions. Evie Culloty had an excellent game in goals and managed to keep the opposition at bay through her kick outs and saves. The half time score of 5-09 to 2-02 in favour of St. Brigid’s reflected their early dominance.

There was little ‘The Pres’ could do when St. Mary’s scored an early penalty in the second half and began to cut the Killarney girls' half time lead . This made for a thrilling ending as St. Brigid’s hung in there and managed to keep their Cork counterparts at bay.

It was a great test for the team and this squad is really improving with every game. They now progress to the Munster semi-final stage. The other Quarter finals have yet to be played so at the moment St. Brigid’s will continue training in preparation for whoever they may face. Well done to all involved


Soroptimist Public Speaking Competition

On Tuesday 14th November, St. Brigid's Presentation Secondary School was represented at the Kerry final of the Soroptimist Public Speaking Competition. 

Well done to Transition students Ciara Kennelly, Máiréad Bennett, Ana McGuire, Eimear Beazley, Kate Lynch O' Doherty and Karis Koschan who impressed the judges with speeches on the topics of Democracy, the Environment, Friendship and the Empowerment of Women. 

Congratulations to Eimear Beazley who was selected to represent Kerry in the Regional Final in February.  


AXA Road Safety by Wiktoria Bankosz TY

On the 21st of November the transition years attended the AXA Road Safety Roadshow with An Garda Siochana in the INEC with almost a thousand transition years from schools all over Kerry. The aim of this event was  to warn us of the dangers of speeding and reckless driving before we learn how to drive and take the exam. The main talk was given by Gardaí , Fire Brigade and Medical Staff . We were shown videos and they walked us through a real car accident  . The doctor showed us some  photographs of injuries from car accidents . The most emotional part of the Roadshow was when Anne Tydings from Lisselton told us her story. She lost her son Padraig in a car crash 13 years ago. When Ms.Tydings started to tear up on stage, it caused an emotional response from the audience.  After the talks, we went outside to see a demonstration of a person being taken out of a car. The fire brigade first unscrewed the doors , took out the glass form the back window and then used a hydraulic cutter to take the roof off the car. They then lowered the seat and placed a spinal board under the person. At last they took the person out on the board through the back of the car. Today really opened up my eyes about the dangers that come with speeding and reckless driving.


Junior Football News

The Junior Ladies Football Team continued their good form with a win on the road against Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne recently. The final score was 3-12 to 1-06 in favour of St. Brigid’s. The game was played in Dingle on another wet day but the girls did not let the conditions interfere with their performance.The first half was extremely impressive as St. Brigid’s managed to keep the home team scoreless with some great team defence. The forward line created three goals with Treasa O’ Sullivan and Kate Lynch getting on the end of some good team moves.

Following that win, the girls had a great success agains Coláiste na Sceilge last Friday. It was the first game this season in the Munster PPS Junior B competition and was played in Cloon in Killorglin on a misty November morning. The final score read 6-12 to 5-02 in favour of St. Brigid’s after a tough game despite the big gap on the scoreboard. Coláiste na Sceilge put the team under serious pressure and brought the best out of St. Brigid’s after a sluggish start. The defence must be complemented for allowing only two points with Amy Myers, Isabelle Murphy and Tara Murphy showing great leadership of this unit. Goals were scored by Ciara Randles, Shelly Clifford and Julie Delaney but many of these goals came as a direct result of Anna Cliffords endeavour on the half forward line. The team now progress to play Coláiste íde on Tuesday 14th  in Dingle in what should be another very tough game. Go n-éirí libh!


LCA Cube Challenge Nov 18th