But in between the visit to Annascaul and the indoor water park, they had some very important business to attend to. It had been arranged a few months previously that since the boys were going to Kerry on their tour, they would play two Gaelic football challenge matches against their namesakes in Tralee CBS Primary. A chance encounter on Twitter back in April, when Tralee CBS happened to become Nenagh CBS’s 100th follower led to the arrangement of this fixture, a unique inter-county exhibition of Gaelic football at primary level, not linked to the Munster GAA’s ‘Primary Game’.
Putting the good word out forNaturally the Nenagh boys were very excited about the prospect of testing their football skills against other CBS boys from ‘the home of football’. Tralee CBS couldn’t have been more accommodating. They arranged for the use of the excellent John Mitchel’s GAA grounds with whom they have strong community links and they laid on more than enough sandwiches, crisps and drinks for the entire Nenagh entourage. They didn’t even give out to the
@cbstralee (our 100th follower!) to get to #C themselves. Only 7 more to go!
— Nenagh CBS Primary (@nenaghcbsp) April 11, 2012
The football games themselves were well-contested, played in a fine spirit and crucially everybody enjoyed themselves. The
Tralee boys showed the skills that we have all come to
expect from the Kingdom but the Nenagh boys acquitted themselves well and it
was a wonderful experience for them.
and Kerry have had some great football tussles at all levels in recent years
and the boys from both schools can be proud that they have left their own
little mark on that history. Tipperary
A BIG 'Thank You' toNenagh CBS would like to thank Mr Coleman, Mr Costello, Ms Lynch and all at Tralee CBS for their hospitality. It was fantastic for two ERST schools to be able to forge a link through the unlikely medium of Twitter and for that link to be demonstrated through sport. Go raibh mile maith agaibh gach duine!
@cbstralee and John Mitchel's #GAA for looking after us so well today. A great exp for our boys. twitter.com/nenaghcbsp/sta…
— Nenagh CBS Primary (@nenaghcbsp) June 27, 2012
Reminder: We're back to school on Monday 3rd September. Hope everyone has had a great summer. Looking forward to seeing everyone again.