FAI 5-a-side Tournament - Kilcullen March 15th, 2018
Our soccer team, who trained at lunch times, travelled to Kilcullen to compete in the FAI's 5-a-side soccer blitz in a hope to progress to the Leinster section of the competition.
The children were entered as two teams with our 'A' team seeing much success. Out of four games, our boys won 3 of these very comprehensively. Unfortunately, the boys were slow to start in their first game and lost 1-0 who, on another day would of been well able to put up a better fight. Although, we were very close to moving onto the Leinster section of the competition and narrowly defeated, we were delighted with our day out.
5-a-Side Soccer Blitz - Scoil Uí Ríada December 2017
The plummeting temperatures didn't affect our 5 a-side soccer team who headed to Scoil Uí Riada, in Kilcock last Friday to compete in a soccer blitz representing Scoil an Linbh Íosa.
With over 15 Gaelscoileanna competing in this competition, the boys of Scoil an Linbh Íosa had a hard task ahead of them. In fact, the task was made even slightly harder, as they had the privilege of being the only English-medium school playing in the competition. However, none of the 8 boys who travelled to Kilcock let that affect their performance as they played with great determination and grit.
They started well, with a 2-0 win over their opponents, Gaelscoil Cholmcille. They continued on their winning streak with a convincing win over Scoil Uí Dhálaigh, 4 goals to one.
Their next game was deemed to be the toughest they were going to face, as the hosts themselves, Scoil Uí Riada's Team A were hot favourites to win out the competition. Unfortunately, after putting up a great defensive line, the Kilcock boys ran out late winners of that game, much to the disappointment of the Prosperous players.
Our last game was up against Gaelscoil an Bhradáin Feasa and the boys took to the field with great enthusiasm. This meant the boys ran out winners with four goals to spare over their opponents. There was an anxious wait while the remaining games were played. Sadly, we were pipped at the post by our counterparts, Scoil Uí Riada A, who ultimately, ran out the winners of the competition.
The Prosperous boys played their hearts out and can stand proud winning 3 out of 4 matches, having been beaten by the winners of the competition. The students thoroughly enjoyed their day and even enjoyed using the cúpla focail as well.
Well done to everyone!