Sciath na Scol 2003
(updated 1/6/03)

The Sciath na Scol hurling and camogie season began once again early this year.  We started training in the middle of March and had our first hurling game on 27/03/03 against Cloghroe.  This was a very useful friendly which Ovens won by eight points.  This was particularly impressive as Cloghroe are a division ahead of us and have a larger school.

 In the remainder of our Sciath na Scol competitions this year  our teams had mixed fortunes. 

Our hurling team lost narrowly to Cobh (Score: Cobh 3-2 ; Ovens 1-6) before beating Togher in an exciting game (Score Ovens 3-4 ; Togher 3-2 ) . However, Millstreet proved to be too strong for us in the second half, beating us by 7- 4 to 3-4.Youghal and Whitechurch conceded their games which left our hurlers in third place, missing out on a final appearance by just two points

  
Final Table

Millstreet  10
Cobh  8
Ovens   6
Togher  4
Whitechurch  2
Youghal  0
    
Our girls fought bravely in Division 1 but lost out in the end to Scoil Oilibhéir ( 4-1to 1-3); St. Columbas (8-1 to 1-0) and St. Catherines (5-2 to 5-0); Whitechurch gave us a walkover.
   

Final Table

St. Columbas  10
Scoil Oilibhéir  8
Scoil Mhuire  6
St. Catherines  4
Ovens 
Whitechurch  0
    

Catch and Kick Competition

A new competition in association with McDonalds, called Catch and Kick will take place in the near future. Two children will represent the school doing various drills in Gaelic Football. Preparation for this has begun and our representatives are Liam Murphy and Conor Moynihan from 6th class. Go n- éirí libh!
    
Tag Rugby

A coach from Ballincollig R.F.C. came to our school to coach fifth and sixth class during their P.E. times this year. He took 5th from October to December and 6th class from January to March. This culminated in a fun day of tag rugby in Musgrave Park which all the children enjoyed.

    
Sports Council

 Ovens N.S. school was very lucky to be one of the few schools in Cork picked to receive Sports equipment to the value of  €1,500  to €2,000 from the Sports Council. This is a pilot scheme which is  supported by the G.A.A., F.A.I. and I.R.F.U.  The aim of the scheme is to involve all children in various different sports during P.E. lessons. The teachers underwent a training day on how best to use this equipment.

    

School Sports

We had great fun running off our qualifying races for the school sports last week. The sports will take place in Páirc Uí  Chaoimh on June 11th and the parents’ support will be very welcome.
    
Pitch and Putt

Ten children from 5th and 6th class have been playing pitch and putt every Thursday morning in Lakewood recently. Thanks to the local club for providing coaching for these children.