On Thursday 29th September 2022, the annual St. Colman’s hurling and Loreto football blitz
took place in Fermoy. Our school was superbly represented by 12 boys from 5th and 6th class, and
16 girls from 4th, 5th and 6th class.
Our boys team entered the 7 a-side hurling competition and played Conna, Ballygown and
Araglen in the group stages. As the boys won all of their matches, they progressed into the knock-
out stages and beat Clondulane in the semi-final. It was a rematch with Araglen, who they
played in the group stage for the cup final. The boys displayed great skill and after a hard-
fought battle, they came out as victors. Our captains received the cup from St. Colman’s principal
Mr. Lane to great cheers and applause.
Our girls football team entered the 9 a-side competition and they played Ballyhooly, Presentation
Fermoy, and Castlelyons. This was a very tough group, but through great determination and hard
work the girls progressed to the plate competition knock-out stages. The girls played Araglen in the
semi-final and this was arguably the girls best performance resulting in them progressing to a
final showdown with Kilmagner. This match proved too stiff a challenge for the girls, but they
should be so proud of themselves for representing Bartlemy so well. The girls received medals from
Mr. Ger Murphy Loreto, to end a fantastic day for Bartlemy N.S.
A special thank you to St. Colman’s Fermoy and Loreto Fermoy for a great day. A sincere thank
you to all the parents who provided transport for the day and who were great supporters for the