Access Keys:

Creevy National School, Creevy, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

Annual School Football League

3rd Jul 2019

Our Annual School Football League took place over the course of four weeks in May and June, culminating with the grand finals and a party at Fr. Tierney Park on June 13th. The pupils from 4th, 5th and 6th were invited to put their name down for mixed football teams and captains and vice captains from 6th were selected to lead the four teams.

The teams battled it out during lunch time games to see which teams would make it to the A final and which teams would be in the B final. On the finals' day, Team A versus B competed in the first match, the B Final. Team A lead by Morgan McNamee and Nessa Mitchell were the winners on the day. In the second match, the grand finale, Team C played against Team D. Team C led by Ellie Hoey and Matthew Fox were the school league winners for the school year 2018/2019. Well done Team C. Every player got to play and received a medal on the evening. 

A lot of people came together to ensure that our 17th annual School League was a roaring success. Thank you first of all to the seventy pupils that played with great spirit and fun and ensured they followed the fair play charter. Thank you to the captains and vice captains who organised their teams well. A special thank you also to the teachers who organise football in the school and refereed the league matches during their lunch breaks, Ms. Breslin, Mr. Boyle and Mr. Timoney. 

We are very grateful to CLG Aodh Ruadh for giving us the use of their facilities to host the finals and party.  Thank you to the grounds team, John and Tom who accommodated us. Thank you also to Brian Roper and Sylvester Maguire Jnr for coaching the pupils during the school year and refereeing the finals.

Parents and pupils from the whole school came along to watch the finals and joined us afterwards in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh for refreshments and a disco. Past pupil Oisín McCauley entertained us all very well as DJ and was spinning some great tunes. We held a monster raffle with lots of lovely prizes just before home time. There was a football signed by the Donegal team and tickets for the Ulster Final up for grabs to name but a few of the lovely prizes. A big thank you must go out to out sponsors from the local community, parents and local business people. Without their generous support this special event could not go ahead. 

Thank you to Ballyshannon Shoe Co., McMullin Solicitors, Seamie McPhelim Buses, Kevin Byrne Coach Tours, Finnegan's Shop, Ballyshannon Leisure Centre, E&J Oil, Thomas Kelly Haulage Co., Mr. G's and numerous parents. 

Thank you also to our Guest of Honour, three time All-Ireland winner, Seán Meade who once again obliged and presented the medals to all the pupils. Seán is proud grandfather to 5th class pupil Garvey and 2nd class pupil Zara. 

After another successful footballing year we can now look forward to our summer holidays. We hope you will have a lovely summer break and get time to practise all the skills learned over the year.