Swimming March 2023
Athletics May 2023
Our school athletics squad took part in the Cumann na mBunscol Athletics event in UCD on Thursday 1st June. They proudly and successfully represented the school winning both the U12 and U14 relay races. They also took home the silver medal in Shot Put and the gold in the Long Jump and U12 sprint.
Squad Members: Emma Drury Byrne, Camille Fagan, Rachel Anne Irwin, Sarah Kelly, Robyn Kennedy, Juliana Toole, Catarina Mora Martins, Kate Clare Buckley, Holly Cassidy, Millie Cronin, Amelia Doyle, Aisling Kavanagh, Sian McCrohan, Genevieve McGhee, Eva Batt, Sylvia Burns, Saoirse Gallagher, Zoe Kelly, Heidi Keogh, Layla Twamley, Sarah Cruise, Anna Dunphy, Julia Smialek. Hollypark Abú!
Soccer May 2023
Our 6th Class girls who were members of the Granada U13 team won the DDSL Soccer Cup at the end of May. Team members: Ella Leonard, Claire Martin, Mella Garvey, Zoe Kelly, Heidi Keogh, Evie Mahon.
Golf May 2023:
Four girls from 6th class - Niamh Ahearne, Grace Dwyer, Lara O’Rourke & Leah Walsh - took part in the Castle Schools Cup golf competition in the Castle Golf Club in Rathfarnham on Monday 29th May.
We were very lucky with the sunny weather and there was lots of nature on the beautiful golf course. We played a “scramble” on the front 9 holes of the golf course. Karol O’Brien, a father of one of the other competitors, accompanied us around the course and took our scores. He was very kind and helpful and gave us a few good tips! Ms. Lamont and Ms. Dobey also joined us on the course. After the scramble, we had a golf lesson from two pro-golfers. We practised putting and chipping out of a bunker. The pros also demonstrated a ‘trick shot’ on how to spin the ball- we look forward to trying this the next time we play! To finish off the day, we had a lovely meal in the club house restaurant and attended the prize-giving ceremony. We were thrilled to receive runner-up medals at the prize giving. We really enjoyed the day and were very proud to represent our school in the Castle Schools Cup. We look forward to continuing to play golf over the summer months and into the future. by Grace Dwyer and Lara O’Rourke
Gaelic Football & Camogie
In May of last year, Hollypark started up a school hurling team. We competed in the Cumann na mBunscol and everyone really enjoyed it. In the Cumann na mBunscol, you play 5 matches, a semi-final and then the big final in Croke Park! Last year, we were lucky enough to get the opportunity to play in Croke Park and we brought the Cumann na mBunscoil cup back to Hollypark! Unfortunately, we weren’t as lucky this year but still had so much fun playing our matches and even played in a few play offs. We are so thankful to Ms Duggan, Ms Shannon and Ms Marnell who made our hurling team possible and our amazing coaches, Niamh Commanford (our favourite Dublin hurling player), Joanne and Pádraigín. By Alice McNally