Last Thursday 26th September, a bus of 15 excited boys headed
off to take part in the St. Colman’s hurling Blitz. This is an
annual event which is extremely well organised and well
supported by the local schools. It is definitely one of
the highlights of our school year. In the group games we played
Ballynoe, Kilmagner and Ballyhooly. After a defeat to Ballynoe in
the opening game, the boys played their heart out and showed
some great teamwork to come out victorious against Kilmagner
and Ballyhooly. This brought us to the semi-final of the shield
competition where we played Kilworth which can only be
described as an epic game where the boys fought hard and it
was a very close competition. Our boys showed fantastic spirit
and determination, fighting for every ball running out winners in
the end bringing us to the final where we played
Castletownroche. This was a good game of hurling from our
boys and their ability to play as a team was evident as they
clocked up some lovely scores till that final whistle blew and we
had won. Every boy represented the school with great distinction
and honour and they should be very proud of their efforts as we
all are here in the school. We would also like to say a special
thanks to Mike Walsh who has been training the boys and
coached them on the day and to Ms. Power for her help on the
day also. Special mention to the parents who, as always, were a
huge support to the boys on the day. Best of luck to the boys
who are competing in the Sciath Na Scol football Semi-final this
Farewell Canon Leamy
The whole school came together recently to celebrate mass to mark the beginning of another school year. This mass was extra special as it was the last one that would be celebrated by our much loved Parish Priest, Canon Leamy. The children sang and read beautifully during the mass. After mass, Canon Leamy came out and the whole school community got an opportunity to thank him for all he has done for us over the years. The eldest child in each class presented Canon Leamy with a card and the Parents' Association and Board of Management also made presentations. Our Chairperson, Helen Arnold, spoke some lovely words of gratitude for Canon Leamy's time with us in Bartlemy and wished him well in his future ministry in Mitchelstown. We finished up with Úna Finn taking some lovely photographs which you can see below. Go raibh míle maith agat Canon Leamy agus go n-éírí an t-adh leat!
Junior Infants 2019
A very warm welcome to all the boys and girls who have started
with us this year. The children have settled in very well and have
had a very busy and enjoyable time so far getting to know one
another and the school. We look forward to many years of
learning and fun.
Below are some photographs of the children from their first week
Anne's Retirement June 2019
June saw the retirement of our much loved secretary Anne.
Anne has worked with us for the past eighteen years and will be
But it was not a goodbye as Anne has promised to come and
visit us frequently and so we look forward to that.
Below are some of the pictures from Anne’s final day with us.
Happy Retirement Anne :)
Senior School Tour 2019
On the 24th of June 2019 3rd to 6th class went on their school
Tour to Cork city. We started the day with a visit to Lifetime Lab
where we were taught about the Old Cork Waterworks. Next up
was a visit to Cork City Gaol for a guided tour where the children
got an insight into what life was like in the prison years ago.
After this we had lunch in McDonalds followed by some 10 pin
bowling in The Planet.
A very enjoyable day was had by all.
6th Class Graduation 2019
We had a very special Mass on the 27th of June 2019 for our
fantastic 6th class pupils as they graduated from Bishop O’Brien
The mass was celebrated beautifully by Canon Leamy and was
attended by the 6th class pupils, their families and friends,
members of the community and the other children of the school
who formed the wonderful choir.
We wish all the pupils every success and happiness as they
move on to the next exciting stage of their educational journey.
Slán go fóill rang a sé agus tá súil againn go bhfeicimid sibh arís