On Wednesday December 12, the Knockbeg junior team competed in the South Leinster semi-final.
The ‘Knockbeg Army’ travelled with a full panel to face a strong Newbridge CBS outfit. It was always going to be a tough task to overcome such a talented team as Newbridge, especially in their own back yard. After having a man sent off in the first 20 minutes, it was hard to get the ball rolling. Knockbeg went in at half time, 6 points down. In the second half, Knockbeg came out guns blazing, and fought valiantly in the second half but it wasn’t to be despite good performances by Glen Pullen who got Knockbeg’s only goal.
On the same Wednesday a Knockbeg run took place. Schools from Laois, Carlow and Kildare took place in minor, junior, intermediate, and senior relays. The day was an overall success with Knockbeg winning many of the races.
On Friday, December 20, Knockbeg’s music classes travelled to St Dympna’s in Carlow. They played music for the elderly as they do every year. They really enjoyed the Christmas songs and modern music.
Transition Years went to Rapid Fire Paintballing, in Maganey, supervised by Mr Guilfoil and Mr Stapleton. All students got their fair share of paint. Despite the pain, it was enjoyed by all.
The school’s annual Christmas mass took place in the gym. Various music was played by the students, and mass was said by Fr Dunphy. Some of the students read prayers and participated well in the mass. The school choir was present and it was another fantastic occasion.
On Tuesday January 3 and Thursday January 5 transition years travelled to Glendalough with an ambition of going the full way around, without any injuries or problems and also to take pictures of the surrounding scenery. The two teachers which accompanied the classes were Mr McNeill, Mr Bolger and Mr O’sullivan. Both classes enjoyed the walk but were extremely tired afterwards
On January 12 Knockbeg senior footballers took on Athy’s Ardscoil in the Leinster league in Dr Cullen Park, Carlow. Knockbeg led throughout the first half and went in at the whistle with a comfortable lead. Knockbeg continued to play well and with good performances from David McDermott, Cormac Murphy and Aidan Brennan.
Knockbeg were comprehensive winners.