Students at John the Baptist School, Hospital honoured for amazing sporting achievements
Scrolls to commemorate memorable year presented as new pitches open
Students from John the Baptist School in Hospital, Co. Limerick have been honoured at a special ceremony today (18th May 2017) acknowledging their remarkable sporting achievements over the past school year.
The school in Hospital now lays claim to being the home of one world champion and five All-Ireland team champions.
Students have been given a Municipal Reception by Limerick City and County Council in recognition of their achievements.
Commemorative scrolls were presented at a special ceremony in the school by Cathaoirleach of the Cappamore-Kilmallock Municipal District Cllr Eddie Ryan along with the other councillors.
Cllr Ryan congratulated the students on an amazing year. “I would like to add my congratulations and the congratulations of the people of the district on your fantastic achievements.”
“Competing in sport takes a lot of dedication, hard work and commitment. It is thanks to these three ingredients and the wonderful talent you possess that you have reached the highest goals. Becoming a world champion or All-Ireland winner are significant achievements in anyone’s life, and even more so as you’ve done it at such a young age.”
“You deserve your awards today and may the discipline and experience you have garnered this past year, hold you in good stead as you continue to grow into adulthood.”
Students from John the Baptist School, Hospital won:
- Paudi Quish, Hospital handballer, on winning the Italian Open Wall Handball Championship 2017. This is one of the most prestigious handball competitions in Europe.
- Junior Girls A Football All Ireland Final v Loreto Cavan, captain Anna Rose Kennedy, played in St Brendan’s GAA, Birr, Co Offaly on Friday 31st March 2017.
- Senior Girls A Football All Ireland Final v St Ciaran’s, Ballygawley, captain Grainne Condon, played in Cusack Park, Mullingar on Friday 24th March 2017.
- The two All Ireland winning ladies football teams were managed by Seamus Dollery and Michelle Buckley.
- Senior Boys B Hurling All Ireland Final v St Mary’s CBGS Belfast, captain Paudie Maher, played in Semple Stadium, Thurles on Saturday 25th March 2017.
- The All Ireland winning Senior Hurling team was managed by David Balfry, Michael Martin and James Devereux.
- Junior Girls D Camogie All Ireland Final v Scoil Mhuire Trim, captain Maeve Barry, played in Hospital GAA on Tuesday 21st March 2017.
- Senior Girls D Camogie All Ireland Final v Scoil Mhuire Trim, captain Caoimhe O Brien, Played at Trim GAA on Monday 13th March 2017.
- The two All Ireland winning camogie teams were managed by Helen Clifford and Sean Ryan.
Following on from the ceremony the new astro turf pitches located in the grounds of John the Baptist School were officially opened.They will be used by teams and clubs for the village and surrounding areas.