Sports Day / Active Schools Week 2019

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Active Schools Week took place in our school between Monday 27th and Friday 31st of May 2019. We engaged in many fun active events at school and at home, including a Summer themed Sports Day!

Have a peek below at some of the events we engaged in.

Hurling Taster Session

On Tuesday 14th of May 2019 we were very active in our school. We were fortunate to have Ryan Gaffney (on behalf of Monaghan G.A.A.) with us today to give us a taster session in hurling. The boys and girls had great fun and they also got the opportunity to practice some hurling skills. See some of the action below!

John ‘The Runner’ McGeough One Mile Race

Congratulations to Seán-Óg and Lucy who completed the John ‘The Runner’ McGeough One Mile Race in Blackhill on Friday 3rd May 2019. Seán-Óg completed the race in 5 minutes 30 seconds, and Lucy completed it in 12 minutes. Both children were quite close to John McGeough’s time of 4 minutes 30 seconds.

We are so proud of you both!

Basketball in Our School

Today (9th May 2019), all classes commenced basketball sessions with our coach Enda.  This will continue for the next five weeks. The children are really enjoying themselves as well as developing lots of basketball skills.

FAI Soccer Tournament

Congratulations to the children from Ms Atkinson’s room who took part in the FAI five-a-side tournament in Gortakeegan on Tuesday 2nd and Thursday 4th April. Both teams played brilliantly and had great fun on the day.

A huge thank you to Peter and Ewan for volunteering their time to coach both teams in preparation for the day.

We are very proud of you all!


Ulster Final Achievement

Well done to the Donaghmoyne under 12 girls football team who played during half-time at the Donaghmoyne ladies Ulster Final against Glenfinn on Saturday 3rd November 2018. A special word of congratulations to the seven girls from St. Michael’s National School who had the opportunity to play.

Conor Mc Skeane Memorial Shield 2018

Congratulations to the children who won the Conor Mc Skeane Shield in September 2018. Well done on your fantastic efforts! It is wonderful to see our school competing in this very special and worthwhile annual event.

Cumann na mBunscol Success!

Congratulations to St. Michael’s National School boys football team who came second in their division in the Cumann na mBunscol league. They displayed great skill and sportsmanship in the final, where they were defeated by Deravoy National School on Saturday 20th October. We would like to congratulate the boys, who will go down in history as one of the only teams from St. Michael’s National School to make it to the final. The boys produced an outstanding performance, of which they should be very proud!


We would like to thank everyone who came out on the day to support the boys. Also, a special word of thanks to Peter Boylan for his commitment in training the boys.


St. Michael’s National School Team with Monaghan captain Colin Walshe


Shane (Captain) receiving his medal from Monaghan’s Colin Walshe

Sports Day 2017

Sports Day took place on Friday 2nd June and proved to be a huge success. The children took part in a number of relays, games and circuit stations. It was an active and fun-filled day for all!

Conor Mc Skeane Memorial Cup 2017

The Conor Mc Skeane Memorial Cup took place this year on Tuesday 20th June in memory of the tragic and untimely death of Conor Mc Skeane who sadly passed away on December 10th 2007 while in First Class in Aughnafarcon N.S. Two pupils from First Class travelled to Aughnafarcon for this annual event. (more…)