December 29, 2015
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It has been another eventful week in Hammies, filled with various activities and achievements. The week kicked off with a bustling Monday as the school hosted the 6th-year graduation mass. The occasion was a momentous one, with students donning their ... graduation gowns and celebrating their accomplishments. The event included the presentation of awards and a class photo, capturing memories to cherish for years to come. Following the mass, a gathering took place at the Munster Arms, where the U16 county medals were awarded to the team. The presence of esteemed individuals like John Cleary and Rory Magure, who addressed the young players, added a special touch to the evening, and their words of wisdom were greatly appreciated.
Wednesday brought yet another reason to celebrate as the U14 hurling team once again demonstrated their prowess by securing victory in the county final against Coachford College. This talented group of players continues to impress with their skills and promising potential, leaving spectators in awe of their exciting performances.
Friday came with the much-anticipated awards day. It was a joyous occasion as the exceptional students of Hammies were recognised for their outstanding achievements. Proudly calling themselves "Hammies boys," these individuals received well-deserved accolades in various categories. The event not only honoured their hard work and dedication but also served as a source of pride for others in the school community.
With the coming of next week we to enter the exam period, students will get to show how their efforts throughout the year has prepared them well for these assessments. Students were reminded by Ms. Foran at the awards ceremony for everyone to stay focused, manage their time effectively, and maintain a healthy balance between studying and self-care.
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It was a busy week at the school, with various events and activities taking place. The Green Schools Committee organized a bake sale to raise funds for their next project, which aimed to make the school's facilities more environmentally friendly. ... The bake sale received a fantastic response from their peers, and the support they received was heartening.
In the sporting arena, the U14 hurlers travelled to Carrig na Bhfear for a crucial game in preparation for their upcoming final match next week. The team displayed some excellent performances, and their hard work and dedication were evident.
The highlight of the week was the 2nd-year hurling Blitz held at Bandon GAA. The event was a massive success, with all second-year students invited to participate in the blitz. The enthusiasm and skill displayed by the young hurlers made it a memorable event for everyone involved.
On Friday, the school witnessed the inaugural Sean Hamilton Cup game. Local primary schools were invited to compete for the trophy in a round-robin hurling/comogie blitz. The event was organized and run flawlessly, and the hard work put in by the organizers deserves commendation. The Sean Hamilton Cup served as a tribute to the late Sean Hamilton, and it was a fitting way to honour his memory.
Overall, it was an eventful and successful week at the school, with the Green Schools Committee's bake sale, the U14 hurlers' preparation, the 2nd-year hurling Blitz, and the Sean Hamilton Cup game showcasing the talent and community spirit within the school. Congratulations to all the participants and organisers for their efforts and achievements.Read moreLess
This week in Hammies was another busy one, the Meitheal Team has started their training in Scala Blackrock. This marks the beginning of an exciting journey for John O'Leary, Charlie Kendellan, Nathan Duggan, Tom Warner, Shane Galway, Cormac Barry, ... CJ Bryan, Stephen Tobin, Jay O'Shea, and Luke Casey. Congratulations to the new team on their selection and best of luck for the year ahead.
The under 16 football team had a massive achievement by winning the top grade county final. The first half was closely contested with the team, nicknamed "Hammies," fighting against the wind. However, they managed to score an opening goal thanks to the efforts of Daniel Coughlan, and some great saves from goalkeeper Alan O'Regan kept them in the game.
The second half saw some great football, with both teams playing their hearts out. The game came down to the wire, but the Hammies managed to pull ahead with some great points from Humphrey Canty and Jack Hennigan. James O'Driscoll, the team's captain, led the backs along with Ben Coffey, ensuring a solid defense throughout the game.
This victory is a testament to the team's hard work and dedication, and they should be proud of their achievement. Congratulations to the Hammies under 16 football team on their impressive win.
On Thursday evening, the incoming 1st-year students and their parents attended an information evening. It was great to have the parents share in the first moments of their sons' time in Hammies, and we hope they enjoyed the experience as much as we did.
During the information session, the students had their first run out on the astro, where they participated in a friendly blitz. It was a great opportunity for the incoming students to get to know each other and to become familiar with the school's sporting environment.
The school is committed to providing opportunities for students to develop their athletic abilities and to encourage them to lead active and healthy lifestyles.
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It was an eventful and exciting week at Hammies with a range of achievements and activities taking place. On Tuesday, the U14 hurlers had a fantastic performance against Patrician Academy Mallow, ending the match on a high note with a ... score line of 3-8 to 1-6 in Hammies' favour.
The TYs continued their journey in gaining new skills as they followed up their barista training from earlier in the year by getting the qualification. It was a successful two days for them and they put in great effort throughout.
Wednesday was a busy day as the 5th years competed in the first Bandon soccer tournament. Although they narrowly missed out on winning the tournament, Peter Craig was awarded player of the tournament. The Lord Majors Cup was also on Thursday, and while the lads put in a great effort, they narrowly missed out on the win. Nevertheless, they showed great potential for the future.
On the same day, the U16 football team showed great resilience and determination as they battled many injuries to secure a fantastic win against Rochestown College. This win put them into the county A final, a great achievement.
Finally, on Friday, the 1st years had a great day out on their school tour to Fota. The weather held up, making the day even more enjoyable for everyone involved.
The committee for the upcoming tractor run on May 7th had another productive meeting this week. The members discussed various aspects of the event, including logistics, marketing, and volunteer recruitment. The committee is working hard to ensure that the tractor run is a success and raises funds for Pieta House and the Hamilton High School Development Fund.Read moreLess
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