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On Wednesday May 17th our Infant classes took part in their sportsday. This is a great day where all the boys are encouraged to have fun while being cheered on by their parents. Congratulations to all the boys on taking part and thank you to Ms Doyle our sports teacher on organising another brilliant day.

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The boys in 4th and 5th Form participated in a Gaelic football blitz organised by Kilmacud GAA on Monday May 15th and again on Monday May 22nd. .  Other participating schools included Holly Park, Our Lady's Grove,and St. Laurence's.  All the boys were challenged by tough opposition in each game and improved with every game.  We wish to say a special thanks to all the parents who offered to help out owith transport on both days. 

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The Junior School had a very successful outing to Irishtown Stadium on Friday May 12th for our annual sportsday. All the boys had great fun taking part in the different sports and activities. The highlight of the day were the races on the running track where I am sure we have seen many future athletes. I would like to thank Deirdre Doyle our Sports Teacher for organising the day and Cillian Hogan for all the hyelp he gave each class in Irishtown. 

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St. Michael's Junior School Athletic team participated in the AIJS Athletics event today hosted by St. Conleth's Junior School. The event was a great success and a great day for all. The team was made up of students from 4th, 5th and 6th Forms. All participants competed with great enthusiasm and finished up best overall boys Junior School with a total of 23 medals. Well done to all participants and we wish you luck on your next outing in Santry. 

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St. Michael's Junior School are delighted to now be represented in Cricket. Today they played their first match in the Cricket Ireland League in which they cruised to victory against CUS, who put up a great fight, with a close score line of CUS 56-9, 20 overs and St. Michaels 61-2, 8.2 overs. 

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Click on the following link to watch all of the boys enjoying a fantastic day in the sun during this year's Rugby Festival.  https://animoto.com/play/OHrD0Z1VNP73v1OOL0tSGw.  Tag rugby rules were used to encourage the maximum enjoyment and participation on the final day of a successful rugby season.  Thank you to Mr. Hogan for all his work organising the festival.

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Yesterday in Donnybrook our Junior Cup team, captained by William Hickey, won the JCT for the 4th time in the schools history. The team, backboned by 11 former Junior School pupils, powered their way to the title with a brilliant 31-17 win over local rivals Blackrock. Tries from Christopher Cosgrave (2), Jack Boyle, Niall Carroll and Zach Harrison insured that all the boys in the Junior School left the game feeling very happy and with dreams of future glory in their head. Congratulations to everyone involved with the team.

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The first ever swimming club in St. Michael's College Junior school started this term and has proven very successful. The students involved in the Otters Swimming Club have trained with great determination and have shown great confidence in all their strokes as the weeks progressed. The team will attend the Willow Cup Gala next Wednesday 29th March. This will be their first competition as a team this year and we wish them all the best. We would like to thank the Parents Association for supplying swim kit for the team, it is greatly appreciated. 

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This year St. Michael's College Junior School will be represented for the first time by a Sixth Form team. This is a huge achievement for the school and we look forward to the tournament ahead. We would like to thank Cricket Ireland for the support in setting up a team from the school, and the supply of equipment to make it possible to compete. Good luck to all involved.

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St. Michael's College Junior School participated in the ten minutes of activity, at ten o clock, on the 10th February in conjunction with Operation Transformation. We participated in this event with the activity of dance which all students had completed over their six week module of dance in P.E. All classes performed their individual class routines for the entire school. Finally, the whole school from Pre-School to Sixth Form, performed their school dance with great success. Well done to all students for participating with such enthusiasm and pride for activity through dance.