Doodle Den

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Our Hurling Heroes

Back in the winter months, a group of boys from third, fourth, fifth and sixth class gathered in the hall on a Monday evening for training. I couldn’t help but wonder what the third class would be like at playing hurling. The newcomers were quick learners. There was never any fear because Taylor James Stokes and Ciaran Kavanagh were always ready to show us how it’s done.
We prepared well for our matches. Our first match was against Scoil Chronain in Rathcoole Park. We were off to a wonderful start with Stewart Barrett and Lauren O Keeffe both scoring goals. Scoil Chronain kept up the pressure but Jack Mahoney found the back of the net shortly before the end. We were narrowly beaten by two points.
We battled on and played Solas Chriost in Belgard in what was a cracker of a game. Ciaran Kavanagh was electric on the field. He scored three goals and seven points. Alex Rock and Ben Farrell worked tirelessly and won many balls for us. Michael Fagan and Ciaran Maxwell looked threatening and were always ready for the ball.
Our biggest challenge of the season was when we faced Scoil Santain. Adam White showed his skills as goalkeeper and as a corner forward. He ran at his marker and scored a powerful goal. Our mid-fielders Lauren O Keeffe and Stewart Barrett were continuously dangerous. Stewart’s fitness and his ability to win the ball helped Lauren O Keeffe to score another goal.  Ciaran Kavanagh scored two beautiful goals. Eoin Horton was solid in the back line. Ben Campbell hit some long shots to help us stay in the game.
Our last challenge was against Briotas. Ciaran Kavanagh made some great solos up the field on many occasions with a tally of five points to his name. Lauren pounced on a loose ball from a free and hit the ball off the back of the net. We were unlucky to be beaten. Dionise Carpaciu and Calum Dunne were strong and skillful and defended very well. Ryan White showed his expertise and hit many great balls. Paul Robinson demonstrated great energy and enthusiasm for the game. Taylor James Stokes rescued the back line on a few occasions.
We have a terrific group of hurlers with an enormous amount of hurling potential. Their attitude towards the game looks very promising for the future.
The twins, Adam and Ryan White have represented their school to such a high standard. We would like to thank them and wish them well on whatever team they choose to play with in the future.
I really enjoy hurling and I particularly enjoyed working with these hurlers this year!
We may have a few players who might wear a Dublin jersey one day!
Well done to all our mighty men!
Ms. Shanahan

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6th Class Visit Pearse Museum

Rang 6 had a very enjoyable and educational trip to the Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham last week. Check out this report by Karolina and some pictures below. 

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On Tuesday 13th May, 6th class went to the Pearse Museum.

Their morning started normally. The only difference was going outside to draw a bridge instead of staying inside. Around 10.20, 6th class got on the bus and left the school. When they arrived at the Museum, they found out they were early so they walked around the amazing gardens. As soon as they went inside, 6th class watched a video about Pádraig Pearse and his brother, Willie.

Next they were brought around the house and school, learning interesting facts along the way. These facts included;

– Their beds were stuffed with horse hair
– All the classes took place outside the house
– Willie Pearse was an artist.

After, 6th class had ice-cream and some free time in a field. Soon they got the bus back to school.

6th class had a great day and would like to thank Mr Vaughan for helping to plan the trip. 

By Karolina. 

           

Third Time Lucky for Camogie Girls?!

Congratulations to the St. Dominic’s girl’s camogie team who have put themselves into the semi – finals again for the third year in a row and this year are hungrier than ever to put their names into history in Croke Park!  The hardwork and dedication from the skillful girls during the long cold winter months paid off when they got off to a great start to their championship with a win over local school St. Mary’s NS in April.  Cheered on by many loyal supporters on the sideline the classy girls grew into their stride after a nervous start and were ahead at the final whistle.  Many noticed the courage and skill of the fearless third class girls who played in their first match that day and have continued to grow from strength to strength.  Next was a home game against SN Briotas where the future camogie stars of tomorrow racked up a tally of 6 -2 to secure their second win of the season.    Esther Oigbochie dug deep and stepped up for the third class girls when she scored her first goal for the team by sneaking it past the goalkeeper! The girls showed great spirit and teamwork when SN Briotas came back in the second half and every girl worked tirelessly in making sure St. Dominic’s held onto their lead.   A loose ball found its way to Lauren O’Keeffe  who found some space and scored a terrific goal from the half way line to close the game.  It wasn’t long before the girls found themselves playing Kilternan National School in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains.  With the sixth class girls celebrating their confirmation and hailstones and showers threatening to cancel our match, the junior members of the team showed no fear and were eager to put on the hallowed red and white jerseys of St. Dominic’s for the third time.  It was a very close game and Zara Dunne was magnificent in goal with some breath-taking, heart-stopping saves however, it was not to be our day.  The St. Dominic’s girls were not done yet however! It was still all to play  for with a quarter final against Gaelscoil UÍ Éarcáin in Pearse Park on a glorious sunny afternoon in May.  It was a nerve – wrecking first half for the St. Dominic’s fans on the sideline as the girls were looking like the stronger team but were not showing it on the scoreboard.  At half-time with a lead of 2 points the girls rallied together, discussed tactics and with the battle cry of “Dominic’s Dominoes!” faced the second half.  Every player was outstanding on the pitch and chased every ball.  Jessica Oigbochie made several great solos towards the St. Dominic’s goal.  Grace Lawless  and Naomi Osazee cleared the ball tirelessly from the full back line and Aisling Smith always looked dangerous around the goal!  Final whistle: St. Dominic’s 3-0, Gaeilscoil Uí Éarcáín 0-2. Semi- finals here we come! A big thank you to all the parents and grandparents who have supported the girls and given lifts over the last few weeks.  Our semi- final will be played next week.  Will it be third time lucky? One thing is for sure the Dominic’s Dominoes have done us proud! 

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6th Class Win Local Anti-Racism Award

Congratulations to our sixth class who won first prize in the South Dublin County Council European Week Against Racism Art Competition last week. Their video, “Embrace Every Race,” won in the IT section of the competition. It was originally made as part of the Show Racism the Red Card project.

Despite it being the mid-term break, several of our pupils showed up to collect the award from Mayor Warfield. Our class received a €100 prize, and voted for the money to go to pay for a bus on a class hike in June. 
You can see the award-winning video here.  

   

Up, up and away! 

1st class created these pictures of hot air balloons. Each of the boys and girls decided how they wanted to decorate their own balloon. It definitely got us in the mood for summer. However we’re hoping for fewer clouds in the sky over St. Dominic’s !!! 

  

  

Our Clay Necklaces! 

1st class spent alot of time creating their very own necklaces out of clay. They had great fun moulding, designing and painting their pieces. We let them dry on skewers and then we finished off by tying them together with wool.  Some of the children are going to give their necklaces to their mums, while others are keeping them for themselves!