Our philosophy for hurling in Howth N.S is one of participation, to introduce children to the games and offer them an opportunity to play them on a beginner level in a culture of inclusiveness and positivity and subsequently, to represent the school, on a more competitive level.
The hope is that if they are not members of a club, they will join one or that if they do not wish to continue playing when they leave school, that they can say that at one stage of their lives they played Gaelic games.
How are the Hurling competitons organised?
Hurling skills are taught by our GPO Mr Simon Lambert as part of the PE curriculum and by Mr Cassidy to Junior and Senior panels during the Thursday lunch break.
Junior and Senior panels
Home matches are played in Beann Eadair GAA club. Please ensure, if your child is due to play, that they have their hurl and helmet, boots and water.
Stage 2 Go Games
Once the basic skills to play Gaelic games have been developed children are introduced to Go Games. Go Games are small-sided versions of Hurling and Gaelic Football which have been devised for children up to and including 11 years of age. The games are organised on principles of fun, participation and skill development.
Stage 3 Inter-School Competitions
The final stage in the pathway are the Cumann na mBunscoil competitions organised at senior class level (5th and 6th classes). These competitive leagues are organised on a match or blitz basis.
Special word of thanks
Special thanks to Mary and Barry for all their work in getting pitches prepared. Thank you to all the voluntary coaches in Beann Eadair who are doing great work promoting the game, in particular to Simon Lambert and Mr David Caulfield who has always been a huge supporter and friend of hurling in Howth N.S.And last, but by no means least, a huge word on thanks to all the parents for all your support regarding lifts to away games.
We appreciate everyone’s en devours big and small.
Ar aghaidh le cheile,
Mr E. Cassidy.