FAI 5-a-side Tournament

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Well done to all the boys from 4th and 6th class who participated in the FAI 5-a-side tournament at the Showgrounds recently. The boys competed very well in all their games and can be very proud of their performance. Well done boys!

5-a-side Soccer Blitz ⚽️

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Well done to our girls in 4th, 5th and 6th class that participated in the Soccer Blitz in the showgrounds today. They did the Mercy proud! 👍⚽️

Sports Day 2016

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On Friday, the Mercy Primary annual Sports Day took place. The children took part in circuits, athletics, zumba, dance, gaelic, soccer, basketball, gymnastics and playground games. We even had some bouncy castles! The day ended with a soccer match between the 6th Class children and the school staff! It was a close game but the 6th Class children got lucky in the end!! Thank you to Ms. Sherry and the Sports Committee for organising such a fun day and thank you to everyone else who helped on the day!

 

 

FAI Primary Futsal Finals

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Our 3rd and 4th class boys enjoyed a great day of football at Sligo I.T recently. They attended the FAI Primary Futsal Finals with over 120 other children from the local area. There were some brilliant skills on show and fantastic goals scored. We’re looking forward to next year already. Well done boys.

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PRIMARY SCHOOLS TRIATHLON Mercy Primary Children make history!!

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Well done guys!!

Well done 3rd, 4th,5th and 6th Class children took part in the first ever PRIMARY SCHOOLS TRIATHLON at the Sports Complex last Thursday!  The children had to swim 2 lengths of the pool, jump out and run to their bike for a 1.2 km cycle followed by 800m on the track, a tidy little run for an experienced athlete!! Coach Ross McGlynn and Therese Kilgannon from Sligo Sport and Recreation assisted by what seemed to be an endless army of volunteer marshals ran this amazing event like clockwork! 259 children in total took part,all of whom got a great big cheer and a medal for their efforts!! We are very proud of you.. Many thanks to Mr.Reilly, SNA Berni Mahon and Ms McNulty for their help in organising the children and a very bifg thank you to the Lyttle Family for their help with the bikes!! Jeanette Towey

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The European Union in conjuction with the Irish Sports Council have unveiled a new annual ‘European Week of Sport’ that will officially run from the 7th – 13th September. As this years event is the first of it’s kind, the week has expanded to include the entire month of September and everyone is encouraged to get up, get moving and #BeActive.

With the first ever Week of Sport upon us, we are encouraging all our members to ditch the the car and use the bike, get off the couch and get outside or spend an extra 20 minutes practising a routine! What ever it is it doesn’t matter, there is something for everyone – all you have to do is #BeActive.

Flag Raising 2015

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There was a great sense of achievement among staff and children in the school garden today as we raised our 1st Active Flag AND our 7th Green School Flag! Well Done everybody! Thank you to Fr. Gillooly and Sr. Teresa for doing the honours!

The Big Blue Box Challenge

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Some 4th class children got to visit The Bank of Ireland today to receive their certificates for taking part in The St. Vincent De Paul / Bank of Ireland Big Blue Box Volunteer Challenge.

For the challenge cyclists are making their way down the west coast of Ireland, along the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’, collecting mementos in towns they visit along the way. They are also,most  importantly, raising money for a great cause.

Children from 4th and 6th classes in our school got a feeling for the distance that these cyclists will cover by running team laps of our school last week. In total the children ran 99km!

Today the children from 4th class who participated got to collect their certificates, have their faces painted, enjoy some treats and very importantly they got to cheer on the cyclists who were departing on the next leg of their tour to Ballina, Co. Mayo.

We wish them the best of luck 🙂 

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3rd-4th Class Tour 2015

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Here a few more photos from our great tour to the Donegal Adventure Centre in Bundoran on Monday. 

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And then things got reaallly interesting!!!

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3rd and 4th Class School Tour 2015

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3rd and 4th Class had lots of fun in the Bundoran Adventure Centre on their school tour yesterday! They worked together to complete team tasks and a muddy obstacle course in darkness!

Sport for LIFE

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Children from Ms. Travers’ 3rd Class and Ms. Donohoe’s 3rd/4th Class have been participating in a Sport for LIFE programme. This programme gives children knowledge of how their body works and how best to take care of it through fun activities. For example we have learned all about the Food Pyramid, how our heart works, our muscle names and locations etc. Today we went to the I.T to meet other schools who also participated and to play some of the activities together again. We even got free t-shirts and a certificate for our school! Teachers can now teach the programme to other classes too!  Thank you to all of the Sport for LIFE facilitators. We have had great fun!

PE – Games

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We are playing games throughout the school in Physical Education. Here’s a few shots of sixth class in action cooperating together. 20150415_121242_resized20150415_121339_resized


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