Ghlac imreoirí Ghaelscoil Éanna an-sult agus tairbhe as páirt a ghlacadh sa chéad Blitz Uladh riamh, Dé Domhnaigh seo chaite. Bhailigh Gaeil óga ó gach cearn d’Uladh ar mhaithe le féiniúlacht s’againn a chéiliúradh mar imreoirí iománaíochta/camógaíochta agus mar Ghaeilgeoirí óga. Thógadh sé do chroí an méid sin páistí agus cuiditheoirí ag spalpadh na Gaeilge go nadúrtha agus iad ag dul i mbun oibre ag iarraidh an bua a fháil ar na foirne eile. Bhí dhá fhoireann ag Gaeil Éanna agus bhain an dá fhoireann an-sult as an lá. Bualadh foireann amháin s’againn i gcluiche ceathrú ceannais den Chorn ag imreoirí An Charn, Machaire Fíolta.
Bhí Dearbhaile McGivern ag imirt agus duirt sí “ar an Domhnach bhí mo scoil i Blitz Uladh do camogaíochta / iománaíochta i Machaire Fíolta, bhí foireann an láidir againn cailínaí agus gasúraí. Bhí muid iontach tógtha agus ní raibh muid abaltá fanacht le dul. Bhí an craic nócha, bhí gach duine iontach cairdúil. Bhí sé cluiche san iomlán againn agus caill muid amháin acu agus bhain muid cúig ceann. Bhí lá den scoth agam. P.S. GRMMA do na duine ar glac muid ansin!”
Gaelscoil Éanna competed on the inaugural Ulster indoor Blitz for Irish Medium Primary Schools organised by Ballinascreen CLG.
Joining teams from across the length and breadth of Ulster, Gaelscoil Éanna fielded two teams such is their strength. The competition was a celebration of Irish language and Hurling – one of Irelands oldest, and most skilful native Irish sports.
Gaelscoil team 1 topped their group impressively scoring an amazing 30 goals in the group stage and qualifying for the knockout round. They progressed successfully all the way to the quarterfinals, only to be narrowly defeated by An Carn, via a golden goal in extra time. It was a game of epic proportions where all of the Children gave it their all. Jamie and Odhrán Morrow each took turn in goal and in midfield; while Ryan Noble was like a rock in defense. Oisín Quinn and Odhrán Morrow scored the goals whilst Dearbhaile McGivern and Ben McCormick worked their socks off covering the length and breadth of the pitch. Unfortunately it just wasn’t to be.
Gealscoil team 2 progressed all the way to the semi finals of the shield competition. The young Gaels were defeated by an experienced Gaoth Dobhair team. Piaras Finucane was immense in goal whilst his sister Caoimhe played amazingly in midfield alongside Cora O’Connor. Coailinn McCarthy played fantastically in defense with Suibhne Gibney who was the teams player of the day. Young Oisín Rossa Connolly was drafted in to play upfront doing a wonderful job creating havoc in the square.
The Glengormley Gaels done their school and community proud. They were commended for their efforts and attitudes; as well as their fluency in their native tongue – there was not one word of English spoken throughout the day!
Lá specialta a bhí ann!!