Hurling

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Hurling has always been an intrinsic part of our school’s activities and we are proud to have had great success at Kilkenny’s traditional game. When we won the schools’ championship in 1993, we held the record for the greatest number of victories and we have produced such All-Stars as Joe Hennessy, Mick Crotty and Michael Walsh.

Among the other All-Ireland hurling champions to pass through our school is dual player Ned Byrne, the only person ever to win an All-Ireland hurling medal and an International cap at rugby. His first cousin, Willie Duggan, another past pupil of our school, has the record of the most Rugby International caps won at No 8. Another famous pupil is Gary Halpin. Gary played rugby from 1995 to 2000 with the London Irish, Ireland and Leinster, scoring a try in the Rugby World Cup. He also competed for Ireland in Rome in the hammer throwing event.

The school hurling panel has been training together start training in January. We would like to thank all those who help and support them especially their coach, Mr. Bergin. Teams are selected on the basis of a pupil’s performance during the school’s winter league

The school usually enters hurling teams in the Roinn A and Roinn B competitions for primary schools.