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Latest news June 2015
The GAA season began in February with a third class indoor hurling blitz in Cloughduv. We had four games in this blitz against Kilbonane ,Canovee,Clondrohid and ,Newcestown. We had a very successful outing winning three games and narrowly losing the last by a goal..Hopefully a Sciath na Scol title will be coming our way when these pupils reach fifth and sixth classes.
Next up was the fourth class hurling blitz in Bishopstown. We had three games in this blitz against North Mon, Glasheen Boys and Scoil Cholmcille Blarney Street. Looking at the fixtures we knew we were up against strong opposition from much bigger city schools but our pupils played brilliantly on the day gaining two draws and a loss. The hurling played on the day was exceptional and well done to all involved.
The Sciath na Scol hurling season began in the middle of March . We were in a very tough group against Carrigtwohill, Gaelscoil Charraig Ui Leighin, Innishannon and Gaelscoil Choráin Youghal. We were well beaten in our first game against Gaelscoil Charraig Ui Leighin. Thankfully we regrouped to draw our second game against Carraigtwohill with a brilliant display of hurling from all 21 panel members. We would consider ourselves unlucky to lose our final two games but with the vast majority of our panel available again next year we ll hope for more success. We would like to extend our best wishes to the sixth class members of our panel and sincerely hope they have successful sporting careers ahead of them.
On behalf of the school we would like to thank all the parents who helped us out in any way during the campaign.

The West Cork Board and it's Games Development Officer James McCarthy organised a third class outdoor hurling blitz in Clonakilty in April. The emphasis on this day was having fun and enjoying hurling matches.Scores and results were not recorded on the day. We sent two teams to the blitz and both had a thoroughly enjoyable day out.
Bandon GAA club organised a football blitz for the boys of first and second class in early June. This was run along similar lines to the third class blitz mentioned above with the emphasis on fun and participation. All pupils had a brilliant days football.
We would like to thank Bandon GAA Club for its help during the school year and for providing coaches each week for the boys. Thanks to Ian Doyle who co ordinated the programme and to James McSweeney and John O'Connell who did the coaching..

Spar Fai Primary Schools Five a side Tournament.
This competition was held in Carraigaline Soccer Club in March. We brought a panel of eight pupils from sixth class. We had a great days soccer playing five games in total .. Our final tally was two wins two losses and one draw.. The future of Bandon Soccer Club seems to be in safe hands and we had some outstanding performers.. We'll done to all involved.

Cork City Sports.
The Cork City Sports was held in CIT this year due to the refurbishment of Pairc Ui Chaoimh. We brought a team of 20 pupils ranging in ages from under sevens to under thirteens.. Continuing our proud tradition in the city sports we came home laden down with trophies.. Congratulations to all involved in a very successful day.

Congratulations to our 4th Class boys who recently qualified for the finals of the FAI Schools soccer blitz in Bishopstown. SPN had two teams competing (in photo). They all did us really proud with their displays of skill, teamspirit and sportsmanship. The finals are due to take place after the Easter holidays. Best of luck boys!!!

Mini 7's 2013

Tennis coach Alan O' Mahony from Bandon Tennis Club has been coming to the school for the past few weeks teaching the basic skills and rules of Tennis. The boys have really taken to it and are really enjoying it. The next Wimbledon champion could be from SPN!!

Safe Cycling course


Congratulations to the boys who represented SPN in this years Cork City Sports in Pairc Uí Chaoimh. It was a very successful day as the the boys brought home some silverware for winning the Junior relay and second in the individual U11 final making us all here very proud.

3rd Class Team

4th Class Team

Congratulations to both 3rd and 4th class Indoor Hurling Teams on their outstanding performances recently in the Sciath na Scol Indoor Blitz competitions. 3rd class travelled to Riverstick for their first outing representing their school. Tough competition came from 4 other teams. They played really well improving in every game they played.
4th Class travelled to Ovens. In a 7 team competition against extremely strong opposition they played exceptionally well making it all the way to the final.
Both teams have done their school very proud and we look forward to seeing them represent SPN in the future

Feb 2012

Winners of the Bandon Inter schools soccer blitz 2011. The SPN team were undefeated in all of their games in the competition. They won the final after pentalties. The competion was organised by Bandon AFC.

Physical education contributes to children’s overall development by helping them to lead full, active and healthy lives.
The following activities are available in the school:-
Hurling & Football
Sciath Na Scol
Tag Rugby
Buntús Programme


We have several coaches who call to the school to share their expertise in their chosen sports from Bandon GAA club, Bandon Athletic Club, Bandon Soccer Club and Bandon Rugby Club. 5th and 6th class also go swimming to Leisureworld in Bishopstown

4th Class took part in an FAI organised blitz on Friday 12th March. 9 teams from West Cork took part on the day. There was an extremely high standard of football played. All boys in 4th class got an opportunity to play. We would like to congratulate the Scoil Phádraig Naofa team who won the Blitz outright and also pay tribute to our other team which finished 3rd.


A group of fervent Cork City Football Club Supporters pictured with Geraldine Fitzgeralds wonderfully carved "City 'til I Die" pumpkin. They were all very optimistic about citys chances of promotion and were right to be as the won promotion to the premier division and took the title after a great win over Shelbourne. Ms Lordan (pictured) made the trip up to cheer on the rebel side.

Congratulations to Bandon who recently soared to victory over a much fancied Fr. O’Neill’s team to re-gain the Intermediate Hurling county title for the first time in 37 years. The scoreline was Bandon 2-14, Fr O'Neills 0-07.
The most of the team many of whom were past pupils visited the school with the cup the following day. They had great words of encouragment for the future hurling stars.


Mohammed Ali said:

"Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them – a desire, a dream, a vision…. they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill."

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