Building on our successful sporting achievements from last year we have had a very good start this September. Our first year Camogie team entered the Cavan Schools Blitz day on Friday the 23rd of September. This was the teamโ€™s first outing and they did very well on the day losing one game and winning three. Our U16 Camogie team are also in winning form with their first victory on Wednesday the 28th of September against Baileborough at the 3G field Breifne Park. This was round one of the U16 Junior ย D Ulster Competition and the final score was 2-3 to 0-1. Player of the game was Emma Duffy. Round two was on Friday the 7th of October. This was an away game against Breifne College which ended in another victory for Loreto with the final score at 6-3 to 2-0. Player of the game was Amanda Collins. The team have yet to meet Ballyjamesduff but are already looking good to qualify for the Ulster semi-final. Weโ€™ll keep you posted!!
A first for Loreto is the entry of our U16 Soccer team to the Cavan/Monaghan School Girls Soccer tournament. This is the first time we have entered a soccer competition and we have gotten off to a good start beating Baileborough in the first round with a triumphant score of 8-2. Player of the game was Karen Delaney. The U16s are training hard and are looking forward to their next game against St. Louis of Monaghan. ย 
Our school fixtures are just getting started and we have a very busy few months coming up. The Camogie Ulster Championship and Soccer league will continue, the cross country team will have their first meet at the Cavan Schools Cross Country in Killenkere on Wednesday the 26th of October, the swim team will travel to the NAC on the 11th of November for the annual Loreto Schools Swimming Gala and the U14 and U16 Gaelic Football championship will begin this month with the U16 team due to play Holy Trinity from Tyrone next week. Hopefully we will have lots of good news to report from these competitions.


18 Comments so far

  1.    Ciara on October 19, 2011 1:34 pm

    My comment is about gaelic football. I like it because it’s a mixture of all the sports and looks really rough and has agility.

    Ciara, Eastwood.

  2.    Loreto Cavan on October 20, 2011 2:01 pm

    Ciara, gaelic football is very very popular with girls here. Lots of our students go on to play with our very successful County Cavan team. Is there a team anywhere near you in Eastwood?

  3.    Lindsy on October 20, 2011 6:14 pm

    Are those brooms?

  4.    Emily on October 20, 2011 7:00 pm

    I have never heard of gaelic football.
    I dont understand how you play, in virgina we have reagular football. So i have no idea how to play gaelic football, but it looks pretty cool! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5.    bradley on October 20, 2011 7:07 pm

    One of my friends told me about this and I thought it would be like our football but now I see its nothing like our football. is there any contact involved?

  6.    sydney on October 20, 2011 7:14 pm

    wow! american football is so much more differant! do u guys have to wear pads and stuff?

  7.    Jordan on October 20, 2011 7:51 pm

    How do you play football with brooms? That seems more like lacrosse to me.

  8.    caia on October 20, 2011 7:55 pm

    What is the broom used for. And how do you play this sport?

  9.    Jordan on October 21, 2011 1:44 am

    Oh it’s soccer got it

  10.    Jordan on October 21, 2011 2:13 am

    I looked it up its not soccer

  11.    Gabby on October 23, 2011 1:11 pm

    i really like the look of gaelic football. when ladies play the game do they get hurt like in the mens game? also do ladies have different rules to the mens game?

  12.    Loreto Cavan on October 23, 2011 2:19 pm

    Very good questions Gabby. Yes there are injuries in the girls game but there are strict rules about how they are supposed to play. The basic rules are the same but there are some differences in time played etc.,
    I am going to ask some of the students who play Gaelic Football to send you a better answer during the week…

  13.    Hollie on October 24, 2011 12:51 pm

    They aren’t brooms they are hurly sticks, and they aren’t used to play gaelic they are for camogie.

  14.    Emma, Loreto on October 24, 2011 12:53 pm

    no, its not gaelic or soccer… and they are not brooms. This is called camogie. Its an girls only sport, and there is a male version called hurling. there is quite a bit of contact, and the aim of the game is to use the ‘broom’ or as it is really called a ‘hurl’, to hit the ball, which is a small hard leather ball called a ‘sliotar’ into the net or over the cross bar to score goals (in the net ) or points (over the bar). its a brilliant and exciting game, not at all like soccer. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15.    Sinead on October 24, 2011 12:54 pm

    No, they are not brooms and it’s not football or soccer. Its is called camogie and it’s a girl only sport. They use the sticks called hurl’s are used to hit a ball a bit bigger than a tennis ball. They try to score goals and points against the other team.

  16.    Emma, Loreto on October 24, 2011 12:55 pm

    they’re not brooms! :L

  17.    Fabiola on November 15, 2011 4:24 pm

    Is there any sports related to soccer?

  18.    Ben on November 15, 2011 5:31 pm

    Is there professional hurling or camogie, because allot of our sports are professional.

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