Scoil Ailbhe Musical Recital

The inaugaral Scoil Ailbhe Musical Recital took place on Wednesday evening, June 1st.  A packed Scoil Ailbhe Hall was treated to 45 minutes of entertainment, from tin-whistles, violins and voice, accompanied by guitar, keyboard and bodhrán. The music ranged from variations on  “Twinkle, Twinkle” on violin, to “O’Neill’s March” and “Down by the Sally Gardens”, … [Read more…]

Cór na nÓg Dublin Concert

Following on from a very successful local concert, fourteen boys were lucky enough to represent our school at the National Children’s Choir Concert in Dublin, on Saturday, May 28th.  These boys were a credit to the school on the night.  They sang with such passion and energy, delighting a packed National Concert Hall.  Ben and Seamie were … [Read more…]

Great Semi-Final Wins for the U-11 Hurlers

Tuesday, May 31st saw the advancement of our two, U-11 hurling teams to the County Final in Semple Stadium.  The U-11 competition is now following the Go Games format, and both of these teams were lucky enough to taste success in Clerihan.  They now join the U-13 hurlers who have already reached the County Final.  … [Read more…]

Primary School Game

Everybody in Scoil Ailbhe was very proud when Michael Purcell was chosen as part of the Tipperary Primary School Game team. This team, which played at half-time in the Tipperary v. Cork match in Semple Stadium on Sunday, May 29th, had representatives from 15 Tipperary schools.  Michael was well deserving of his place on the team, … [Read more…]

First Holy Communion 2011

Saturday, May 21st, 2011 was a very special day for one group of boys in our school.  The boys from Ms. Ryan’s and Ms. O’Halloran’s second classes received their First Holy Communion in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, along with the girls from Scoil Mhuire. The boys were exceptionally well-behaved on the day, singing … [Read more…]

NPC Quiz Final

Our outstanding quiz team had their final outing of the year, on Sunday, May 15th, as they partook in the National Parents’ Council Final, in the Oriel Park Hotel, Ballincollig, Co. Cork. Competing against nearly fifty teams from all over Munster, the boys performed extremely well, sometimes with more accuracy than the quizmaster!!  Unfortunately, we … [Read more…]

Cór na nÓg Concert Wows Audiences

“Magnificent!” “Terrific!” “Unbelievable!” Just some of the adjectives used to describe the 2011 Cór na nÓg concert in Thurles.  350 boys and girls from eight Tipperary schools performed for a packed Premier Hall.  Amongst the performers were 105 boys from 4th and 5th class in our school.  These boys were a credit to the school and … [Read more…]

Arts Week 2011

Running from April 11th to 15th,  Scoil Ailbhe Arts Week 2011 was an enormous success. Following months of planning, a fantastic cake sale fundraiser and lots of “juggling” with timetables, Arts Week 2011 was finally ready to go! First on the agenda was drama.  A very entertaining session took us through many genres of drama, … [Read more…]

Trocaire Fundraiser

Following a very emotional talk from Fr. Joe Walsh, Trocaire Co-ordinator in our diocese, it was decided to hold a non-uniform day on April 6th, to raise money for the Trocaire Lenten Campaign.  Fr. Joe had told us all about the child who featured in the Trocaire Lenten campaign this year, Digna.  Her life, and … [Read more…]

Confirmation Day

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011, saw the boys from our two sixth classes receive the sacrament of Confirmation in the Cathedral of the Assumption. Turned out very smartly in school uniform, nearly sixty boys went “faoi lamh an Easpag”, after months of careful preparation in school, under the guidance of Mr. O’Reilly and Mr. McCullagh.  The … [Read more…]