Congratulations to our choir who came second in their category at the Bangor International Choral Festival on Thursday 4th April 2019.
(Photo courtesy of Bangor International Choral Festival Facebook)
Both the boys and girls of Holy Child have had a successful week in their respective
The boys were dealt a difficult group against St John the Baptist and St Michael’s
Primary Schools. Our first game was against a very well organised St John the
Baptist team. After a hard fought 25 minutes the boys prevailed by a single point.
Our second game was surprisingly a lot more comfortable. The boys ran out easy
winners with every member of the squad contributing to the victory.
The boys progressed through to the semi-finals, on Tuesday 2nd April, against Christ the Redeemer.
The boys were once again successful and made it through to the final against St. Bride's on Tuesday 9th April 2029.
The girls had a much more difficult group than the boys. They faced a very talented
Bunscoil Sleibh Dhubh team and an impressive Gaelscoil na bFhall team, the team
who defeated us in the league and league final this year. The girls did not let this
affect them. They were exceptional! The girls defeated Gaelscoil na bFhall in their
first game, with special reference to the defence who blocked everything that came
their way. The girls went into the second game knowing a win would take them
through to the semi-final and continued where they left off. If the girls were
nervous, they didn’t show it. Once again they performed exceptionally well and won
the game by 2 points. The girl’s feat was made even more impressive by the fact
that the squad contained only 5 primary 7 children, with the remainder of the squad
being made up of Primary 5 and 6 girls.
The girls progressed through to a semi-final tie against an extremely good St John the Baptist team on Wednesday 3rd April, where they fought a good fight but unfortunately this semi saw the end of their 2019 journey.
P7 Soccer Festival
On Tuesday the 19th March the 7 top P7 Primary school teams in Belfast were asked to take part in a tournament at Ormeau Park.
Holy Child played against St Matthews and Cairnshill. They played against Christ the Redeemer in the semi-final. The two teams could not be separated and a decision was made to split the cup between the two schools. “The final was played in an excellent spirit and both teams were a credit to their schools.” Mr McCloskey
Holy Child v Sacred Heart
Congratulations to the boys team who won their match against Sacred Heart at Solitude with a score of 5 - 1. Special congratulations to the 3 goal scorers.
Our Erasmus students who accompanied the team were very impressed by such talent.
Congratulations to the girls who took part in a 5 a side tournament on Thursday 6th March 2019.
The team got their cup campaign off to a fantastic start on Tuesday 5th February 2019 with a superb 6-0 victory over St. Therese of Lisieux. All the played played amazingly and what a way to debut their skills for our new team members. Good luck in your future matches.
P7 Soccer Blitz
Congratulations to the boys who played a blitz against St. Teresa’s, St. Oliver Plunkett and Christ the Redeemer on Thursday 31st January 2019. Following their successful day, they have progressed through to the Finals in April.
Congratulations to the girls who played extremely well in their matches on Thursday 24th January and made it through to the Belfast finals on Friday 25th January. They played their hearts out but unfortunately were beaten in their final match. We are very proud of their great effort and sportsmanship.
Congratulations to Mr McKiernan and his hurling team who are this years Belfast Indoor Hurling Champions. The boys played extremely well and had 2 very tough days of matches. The boys played in 3 matches on Thursday 17th January to progress to the overall final on Friday 18th January when they played another 3 matches. They were rewarded for their hard work by being being crowned the winners of the Belfast Tournament. They have now qualified for the Antrim County final in February. We wish them lots of luck in their future games.