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Check out our latest news and newsletters below

Nutritionist Talk thanks to Fresh Today


Thanks to Kiera Donnegan nutritionist for an insightful helathy eating workshop. Kiera discussed the importance of having a healthy balanced lifestyle and also discussed the harm energy drinks can cause.

The nutritionist Ciara from Fresh Today also gave some great advice on healthy options to 5th & 6th Class for their plates

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MNS Active Newsletter - Term 2


Active Committee:

Our fantastic active committee kick-started term 2 with an award for their brilliant work. Well done to all


All stars in Moneenroe National School

​Friday the 12th of January was a day to remember for the pupils of Moneenroe National School as Kilkenny and All-star full back Huw Lawlor visited the school to present medals to the Girls football team. The successful Girls team added to their Roinn A success in 2022 to pick up another schools county medal on November the 11th . 


The girls recorded good wins over St John of God, Presentation primary school and Carrickshock schools on their way to reaching the final. The Girls then defeated a very good Mullinavat side to achieve county success on a score line of 4-5 to 0-3. The Girls made huge progress throughout the year and credit must go to the Moneenroe NS staff for all their hard work training the Girls, Mr. Gary Kelly, Mr. Michael McKeogh, Mr. Kevin Maher & Kathleen Connolly.

After the medal presentation Huw spoke to the children about their success and encouraged the children to continue practicing their skills. The children were in awe of their sporting hero as he answered their many questions and also gave the children an insight into his training and nutrition habits. The children were further treated to another surprise as Huw brought his 2023 All-star award with him. The children posed for pictures with the award and all had an opportunity to hold the 

All-Star. The future is surely bright in Moneenroe NS.











































Active Schools Survey:
Our Active schools committee were busy conducting a survey this week to find out how active all our pupils are, what clubs they are members of and how often they change. They created a fantastic display to convey all results. Brilliant work to date by all involved
















Extra-Curricular Early morning training:

Early morning sessions began in Term 2. The children received an opportunity to develop their skills and receive some exercise prior to school.   This will continue into the foreseeable. 


Rugby Coaching:

Noel Devlin from Leinster Rugby delivered rugby coaching for 5 weeks. 


Hurling sessions:
Our school welcomed new games development officer Bill Cody to our school in term 2. Bill provides top class coaching every Wednesday. We are very grateful to have Bill with us for the foreseeable.  






















Hurling & Basketball Blitz:
3rd – 6th class pupils enjoyed a hurling and Basketball blitz to cap of Midterm. 


Soccer Coaching:

FAI Soccer Coach William Kinsella provide soccer coaching for pupils in 3rd – 6th class. 




















1st – 6th class enjoyed fantastic handball coaching lessons in Term 2. Huge thanks to Clogh Handball Coach Billy love for facilitating this to our pupils. 


Big well done to Darragh Roche and Mason Dunne who represented our school at the Cumann na mBunscoil Handball championships. 


















After schools hurling training got under way in Early February. Big numbers continue to attend on Mondays and Wednesdays. Our girls team played Lisdowney and Ballyragget. Our Boys team played Castlecomer in a challenge match. Cumann na mBunscoil games start after Easter. 













Lunch Time Leagues:

Lunch time leagues began in Term 2. Lunch time league will continue in Term 3 on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. 
























Junior infants are enjoying Zumba lessons.

Pupil Leadership: 

Big Thanks to our committee members for engaging all pupils in inclusive sports at break times. 


Run to Zagreb Challenge:

Moneenroe N.S. will participated in the 'Run around Europe' active challenge (26/2/14 - 22/3/24) Moneenroe N.S. ran to Zagreb, Croatia estimated 2,152km.  Well done to all. 


FAI Blitz:

A great day out in Thomastown for the F.A.I. 5 A Side soccer tournament for 5th and 6th class boys and girls. All four teams performed fantastic and enjoyed the day out. Our 6th class boys team topped their group and will progress to the County final stages.






INTO Mini 7s:

Our school hosted the girl’s football Mini 7s in Term 2.  Moneenroe, Castlecomer & Gaelscoil all competed. An enjoyable day for all. 


Easter Blitz:

3rd and 4th class capped off the term with an Easter hurling blitz.


Sporting achievements noticeboard: Well done to our students who represented our school and were successful in their sports throughout term 2. 

What has term 3 got to offer?


  • Morning hurling coaching & Circuit trainings- 9.05-9.25. 

  • Hurling with Bill

  • Extra-curricular hurling coaching continues

  • Lunch time leagues continues

  • Cumann na mbunscoil hurling league commences

  • Camogie Training and matches for senior classes

  • Dance Lessons with Lisa Coogan

  • Gymnastic Lessons

  • Land Paws programme

  • PE Challenges for all classes

  • Cycling programme for Junior Infants

  • Active Schools Week 

  • Sports day

  • Races day

  • Sports Quiz

  • Mini-Marathon

MNS Active Newsletter - Term 1


Active school Committee:
Our committee are working hard to ensure Moneenroe NS remains active. T

he Committee members are as follows:

1st Class: Rian Douglas Brennan & Mila Kinsella

2nd Class: Scarlet Braban, Donnacha Lynch & Isabella Brady Hillard
3rd Class: Jack O' Keeffe, Emmie O’Shea & Elijah O’Shea

4th Class: Bláithin Maguire & Ryan Booth

5th Class: Zara Roche & Niall Phelan

6th Class: Heidi Buggy, Patrick Royce Brennan & Oisin Dunne 


Active Schools Slogan:

Our Active Committee have chosen ‘Get up, Get moving, feel alive, start grooving’ as our active slogan for 2023/24. 

Active Schools Noticeboard:

Our Active schools committee will continue to update our noticeboard to highlight our active school journey.


Gaelic Football:

Training began back for our boys and Girls on the 6th of September. Our Boys narrowly missed out on a semi-final spot. They recorded great victories over Goresbridge/Paulstown, Urlingford NS and Castlecomer Boys School. 


Moneenroe NS claim Glory on County Final Day

Our Girls football team were crowned County Champions on the 11th of November defeating St Beacons NS, Mullinavat. 







Gaelic Football Blitz:

3rd – 6th class took part in a Gaelic Football Blitz on Tuesday the 24th of October. Over 50 children took part and showcased their skills. Well Done to Dublin who came out Victorious.


Fit 4 classes:

3rd and 4th class completed the fit4class athletics programme.


It’s a lust 4 life:

3rd and 4th class pupils completed it’s a lust 4 life programme which focused on both physical and mental well-being.




3rd – 6th class enjoyed 9 swimming lessons in Graiguecullen swimming centre. 


3rd – 6th class received the opportunity to avail of Badminton coaching for 6 weeks. Thanks to our teachers Mr. Maher and Ms. Walsh for coaching our pupils. 





















Indoor Hurling:
Indoor hurling commenced on the 8th of November. Children from 3rd – 6th class practiced their skills and put those skills to use in fierce battles. Well done to Limerick who came out Victorious. 

Hurling sessions:
Nathan Culleton came every Wednesday to promote hurling for all pupils in our school in Term 1. Nathan will be with us all year. 



Bernard O Mara from cricket Leinster introduced cricket to our school pupils in 1st – 6th class. This was a first for our school and the children enjoyed every minute of it. We hope this can be a tradition for our school going forward. 



Well done to Darragh Roche who represented our school in the Kilkenny development handball tournament. 


Nutrition & Exercise workshop:

Thanks to Kiara Donegan who provided an insightful workshop in nutrition and exercise to pupils in 2nd – 6th class.

Active yard:

Great to see our students enjoying Basketball, handball, soccer & Gaelic football during yard time. 


Pupil Leadership:

Senior active committee members will continue to be playground leaders and provide active games and exercises in the junior yard in Term 2. 


12 days of Fitmas:

Moneenroe NS took on the 12 days of Fitmas challenge as part of our active schools journey. Children in all classrooms took on a challenge each day. Our pupils are enjoying their active Journey. 


Santa Stroll:

Santa Stroll again was a big hit with pupils and staff as we got into that festive spirit while walking/ running around Railyard GAA Club clocking up our steps while listening to Christmas music.  Well done to our active school committee for buddying up with junior pupils and walking/jogging alongside them.  


Sporting achievements noticeboard:

Well done to our students who represented our school and were successful in their sports throughout term 1. 

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What has term 2 got to offer?


  • Morning hurling coaching & Circuit trainings

  • Hurling with Nathan

  • Extra-curricular hurling coaching continues

  • Cumann na mbunscoil hurling league commences

  • Camogie Training and matches commence for senior classes

  • Extra-Curricular Soccer sessions

  • FAI 5-a-side Soccer competition

  • Rugby with Leinster coach Noel Devlin

  • PE Challenges for all classes

  • Cycling programme for Junior Infants

  • Athletics for senior classes 

  • Table Tennis

  • Running around Europe Challenge begins for whole school

  • Active Easter day of sports

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