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Triple P Parenting course

posted Nov 13, 2017, 10:57 AM by Owen Breslin

FREE Triple P Parenting Programme For

Parents of Children 2-10 Years

Triple P gives you tips and strategies to make family life less stressful with young children and a good understanding of positive parenting with plenty of ideas to make parenting easier .The Triple P workshops takes 2 hours and you can choose the topic that is relevant to your family needs.

Topic    Dealing with Disobedience                                     Topic    Managing Fighting & Aggression

Date     Thursday 23rd November’17                       Date     Thursday 30th November’17

Time    10am -12 pm.                                                Time      10am-12pm



Topic    Dealing with Disobedience                       Topic     Developing Good Bedtime Routines

Date     Thursday 30th November’17                         Date     Thursday 7th December’17

Time     7.30-9.30pm                                                   Time      7.30-9.30pm


 Venue Arden View Family Resource Centre, Tullamore

Booking and Information

 To book your place call office on 090 6447111 or Helen on 0879875107 if you would like more information, you can ring or look at our website  or find us on Facebook TriplepMAPP   


Team Hope Christmas Shoebox appeal

posted Nov 10, 2017, 11:05 AM by Owen Breslin

Thanks to all the children who filled a shoebox with gifts as part of the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal.
Your generosity means that many children will have a much happier Christmas than they might otherwise have had.

John Lonergan talk

posted Nov 8, 2017, 3:53 PM by Owen Breslin

Killeigh NS are proud to present John Lonergan who will speak about parenting in the modern age in Killeigh NS school Hall on Mon 20 Nov at 8pm. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Halloween Raffle results - Killeigh NS Parents Association

posted Nov 7, 2017, 3:29 PM by Owen Breslin

Halloween Raffle results


Frankenstein cake

Jack Keenahan -1st class


Spider cake

Kayla Dunne -5th class


Pumpkin cake

Ellen Cleary -2nd class


Jumping Jacks voucher

Amy Walsh -3rd class


Jumping Jacks voucher

Maebh Dillon -2nd class


Aura swim voucher

Miss Moriarty


Aura swim voucher

David Kenna – 2nd class


Aura membership

Sinead Nunan -4th class


Hair voucher

Daniel Quinn -1st class


Vegetable Box

Liam Gorman


Pumpkins & Cake

Ginny Breslin


Pumpkins & Cake

Zac Kenny -3rd class


Box of Skittles

Nuala McDermott


Box of Quality Street

Owen Kelly -3rd class


Guess the number of sweets in the jar

Answer was 83, Won by Luke Kinahan with a guess of 84.



to the following for donating prizes for the raffle:

Karen Geraghty,Kirsten Cleary, Georgia Gorman, Nina McDermott, Jumping Jacks, Aura, Cheveux hairdressers, Howell & Mathews and  Mollie’s Family Farm,  

Thanks to Miriam Jones (Killeigh Art Academy) for Advertising signage at school gate.

Thanks to all the parents, children and teachers for their help and support.

A grand total of 1176.50 euro was raised.

Allianz Cumann na mBunscoil Girls football final

posted Oct 27, 2017, 4:05 PM by Owen Breslin

Many thanks to Mary Byrne for a selection of photos from the girls football final. 

Allianz Cumann na mBunscoil.pptx

Trick or Treat for Temple St - Halloween fun in Killeigh NS

posted Oct 27, 2017, 3:41 PM by Owen Breslin


Allianz Cumann na mBunscoil Girls football final

posted Oct 26, 2017, 2:29 PM by Owen Breslin   [ updated Oct 26, 2017, 2:31 PM ]

Our girls football team took on Ballinamere in the final of the Allianz Offaly Cumann na mBunscoil competition last Wed. The girls put in a huge effort but unfortunately it was not to be their day. Congratulations to Ballinamere on their win. We are exceptionally proud of the way the Killeigh girls fought all the way to the end. 
We would like to thank all of our supporters and everyone who helped out with the team this year. 
We also wish to thank Offaly Cuman na mBunscoil for running such an enjoyable finals day. 
The following is a match report sent to us by Offaly Cuman na mBunscoil and written by Kevin Egan. 



Kevin Egan

Ballinamere NS 4-8 (16)    Killeigh NS    0-5 (5)   

A fantastic afternoon’s action from the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol finals ended in glory for the girls of Ballinamere National School as they overcame their counterparts from Killeigh to win the girls’ group B cup.

Goals proved crucial in this contest but while Killeigh failed to find the Ballinamere net at any stage, that wasn’t due to any attacking shortcomings on their part – instead they simply ran into a wonderful opponent in Lily Plunkett, who must surely have earned the Player of the Match title with a series of crucial interventions.

She was particularly prominent in the second half when players like Mollie Kelly, Tara Cleary, Jane Murray and Katelyn Flannelly Daly all drove at the Ballinamere defence with real pace and intent, but just couldn’t find a way past the winning goalkeeper.

Killeigh certainly had to chase the lead after Ballinamere dominated the first half of the contest, building up a 2-5 to 0-1 interval lead.

The sides traded early points before goals from Jane Maher and Niamh Galvin put distance between the sides, with Anna Wyer also heavily involved, picking off two superb points just before half time.

Saorah Doyle showed great tactical acumen with some good sweeping play while Blathnaid Egan earned some crucial turnovers to keep Killeigh at bay.

Further goals from Julia Slattery and Jane Maher stretched the lead but it was a rejuvenated and energetic Killeigh side that took to the field after half time, and they produced some superb attacking play, moving the ball quickly. Nothing they did found a way past Lily Plunkett however, who ensured that Ballinamere retained their healthy lead right up to the final whistle.

Ballinamere NS: Lily Plunkett, Bláthnaid Egan, Emma Buggy, Hannah Buggy, Naoise McDonald, Ruby Plunkett, Saorah Doyle (0-1f), Niamh Galvin (1-1), Amy McGreal, Niamh Keyes (0-1), Jane Maher (2-0), Julia Slattery (1-1), Anna Wyer (0-4).

Subs: Hannah Walsh, Susan Guiney, Grace Doyle, Áine Byrne, Áine Varley, Orlaith Garvey, Rachel Donegan, Niamh Garvey, Emily Walsh, Amelie Guiney, Eve Crowley, Florrie Brickland, Shannan Molloy, Grace McNally

Killeigh: Jennifer Crilly, Sadhbh Kelly, Hannah Troy, Lauryn O’ Reilly, Olivia Dempsey, Ava Spollen, Jane Murray (0-1), Tara Cleary (0-1), Sarah Corcoran, Katelyn Flannelly Daly (0-1), Mollie Kelly (0-1), Aoife Greene, Katie Tuite (0-1).

Subs: Katie Gowing, Alannah Kelly, Mia Malone, Julia Hooper, Róisín Lally, Kayla Dunne, Sinéad Walsh, Caoimhe O’Toole, Maeve Lally, Tanya Daly, Katie Deverell, Aisling Nunan, Hannah Doyle, Charlotte MacDonnell, Skaiste Slezeviciene, Sinéad Nunan, Grace Gowing, Emily Stack

Parents Association Cake Sale

posted Oct 26, 2017, 6:47 AM by Owen Breslin

Killeigh NS Parents Association held a very successful cake sale today in the school hall. There was a huge amount of cakes, buns, sweets, produce and delicious soup and rolls donated by parents.

A huge thank you to our Parents Association for running such a wonderful event and as usual a huge thanks to all those that donated goods or prizes for the cake sale and raffle and to all those that supported the cake sale by buying produce.

Girls football final - Wednesday 25th at 4:30 pm

posted Oct 20, 2017, 5:06 AM by Owen Breslin   [ updated Oct 20, 2017, 5:18 AM ]

Our girls football team play Ballinamere in the final this Wednesday 25th October at 4:30 pm in O'Connor Park Tullamore. Please come and support our girls. They have worked so hard preparing for this match and are great representatives for our school.  
In order to facilitate parents and children attending this match it has been decided that Wednesday evening will be given free of homework.

Please note that players are expected to be there earlier and should be in at 3:50.

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