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February 2017

Nicky Rackard Cup visits Craggagh NS! @adrianhession


We had some very important silverware in Craggagh last week when the Nicky Rackard Cup came to visit!

Mayo GAA Games Promotion Officer, Adrian Hession, accompanied by Mayo hurler, Ciarán Charlton, brought the cup around the classrooms. Each child got the opportunity to hold the cup aloft (the infants in particular enjoyed this!) and ask questions of Adrian and Ciarán.

Ciarán, who is Mr Charlton’s cousin, is a native of Kiltimagh. The town is not exactly a hurling stronghold but at the age of 12 Ciaran began hurling for Toreen GAA club. He was a key member of Mayo’s All Ireland winning team, lining out at midfield for the final.

Adrian discussed the development of hurling in County Mayo and finally showed the children a video of highlights from the All Ireland Final.

We really enjoyed the day, thanks Adrian and Ciarán!

Maigh Eo Abú!!!

We played rounders in McHale Park on Saturday Night! Click for pics:

The children of 5th & 6th class participated in the first ever Cumann na mBunscol Mhaigh Eo rounders exhibition in McHale Park on Saturday night during the Mayo Vs Roscommon NFL fixture.

We formed a Guard of Honour before the game to welcome the Mayo and Roscommon teams onto the field along with the children from the other participating schools.

At half time, we took to the field for a quick game of rounders with the children from Breaffy NS.

It was a great experience for all involved, and we even got to meet some of our heroes from the Mayo team!

“Cheep cheep”

The middle class took inspiration from the infant room’s spring crafts for their art lesson this week.

These new spring chicks are “peckish” and are looking for food.

The children have brought their chicks home, in the hope that they will be well fed!

Spring art in the Infant Classroom

The infants have been hard at work this week creating beautiful spring crafts. 

All of the children from junior and senior infants made animals for the interactive farm in the classroom. Even the first class got involved by making the beautiful trees surrounding the farmyard. 

Can you identify all of the animals?!

The children also made 3D daffodils using cupcake cases. 

Mental Health awareness evening for parents in Mayo Education Centre

Used Clothes Collection

Our Parent Association are again seeking your old clothes for recycling.

Where?  Craggagh Community Centre

When? After 11am Mass on Sunday, Feb 26th and 9am to 9:30am Monday, Feb 27th

All old clothes and textiles wanted. Simply fill as many black bags as
possible with the recyclable items listed below.
 Clothes (clean, dry and reusable),
 Paired shoes,
 Trainers (tied)
 Curtains
 Handbags, Belts
 Bedding (blankets & sheets)

No duvets or pillows please!

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