Archive for April, 2012

Apr 30 2012

Great Victory For Senior Hurlers by Cormac, 6th Class

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A victorious Dualla team left the pitch excited about the clash against Kilcash that will decide their fate. Kilcash, who will have nothing to lose after beating Kilvemnon and Killusty, will not be looking forward to facing the Dualla team that we saw today. The weather for the match was dreadful. The pitch was soggy and wet. When the match started, Dualla missed one or two chances before getting their first score through Cormac Gleeson. After that, Dualla couldn’t help but score goals against a one man Killusty team. One, two, three, four, Dualla couldn’t stop and were on a rampage. The first half finished with a Sarah Hickey goal. Six goals to no score at half time and Dualla were cruising. We made a few changes at half time and we started where we left off with another goal from Cormac, then a Callum Lawrence goal. We then brought on most of the subs and young Eoin Moloughney got a cracker of a goal. Killusty came back forcing Páraic Brosnan to make a great save, but there was nothing he could do about the next one; a great goal from , but it was too little to late as the referee blew the final whistle. A great win for Dualla but a tough defeat for Killusty.


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Apr 27 2012

Dogs Trust Visit Dualla NS by Senior Room Pupils

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Yesterday Deirdre from Dogs Trust visited the school. She brought in her dogs Cónán and Sadbh. We learned all about how to treat a dog properly. She told us that they rescue 16,000 dogs every year! They are also trying to build a Dogs Trust Centre in Cork.

I learned that they re-home over 1,000 dogs per year – Leah.
I learned that they are caring for 184 dogs at the moment-Cormac.
I learned that you should walk your dog twice a day-Declan.
I learned that bread is bad for dogs-Sinead.
Dogs trust is known as National Defence League -Caoimhe
I learned that they rescue 16000 dogs per year- Sarah
I learned that before the dogs go to Dogs Trust they go to the pound for 5 days so that the owners can collect the dogs. After 5 days the dogs go to Dogs Trust – Chloe.
Dogs Trust commenced in 2005-Augustine.
I learned that some human foods are poisonous for dogs -Hannah.
I learned that the dogs in the Dogs Trust come from the pound – Nicole.
I learned that they have an app called imutt – Eoin.
They take in 16,000 dogs a year – Aisling
I learned that Dogs Trust go to 3 or 4 schools a week-Brendan
They have 185 dogs in Dogs Trust -Ava
They have big yellow vans for collecting the dogs -Páraic










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Apr 25 2012

Official Opening

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Our Official Opening will take place in the school on Friday, June 15th.
Preparations have begun in earnest for this historic event. It promises to be a very special day for our school community.


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Apr 25 2012

Well Done To Our Camogie Team

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Well done to our wonderful camogie team on winning the Cumann na mBunscol Camogie Blitz in Golden today. We defeated Ballyneale and Thomastown to qualify for the County Semi Final. We face Clonoulty in this match and the game is provisionally fixed for May 9th. The winners of this game qualify for the County Finals, which are to be held in Semple Stadium over two days on June 6th/7th.

Our victorious squad was as follows: Katie, Caoimhe, Chole (Capt.), Sarah, Sinéad, Leah, Aisling, Ava, Nicole, Hannah & Ciara.

Comhghairdeas! Tá sibh ar fheabhas.

Finally, our match with Killusty scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled. This will now take place in Dualla this coming Monday, April 30th at 11:30a.m.



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Apr 23 2012

Dogs Trust

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On Thursday, April 26th representatives from Dogs Trust Ireland will visit the school. They will explain to the children how they care for abandoned dogs. We are looking forward to meeting the dogs and learning all about Dogs Trust Ireland.


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Apr 23 2012

Well Done Jack

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Well done to Jack M, who played at halftime yesterday during the National Hurling League Semi-Final between Tipperary and Cork. Comhghairdeas.


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Apr 20 2012

Would you like to know about Andy Finn?!

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With our official school opening only two months away, we would like to tell you about one of our former principals Mr. Andrew Finn. Mr. Finn led an extraordinary life and was indeed quite the character! We would also like to tell you about another former Dualla NS Teacher Mr. William Hackett! Enjoy!

ANDREW FINN 1884 – 1958

He was the son of John Finn and Annie O’Meara. His father was an R.I.C constable and his mother came from Meldrum, Cashel.  He was brought up in Ballymacarberry in the Nire Valley where he received his Primary education. He was born on the 1st January in Cashel and baptised in St. John the Baptist Church, as was the custom at that time, the mother came back to Cashel for the birth of her 1st born.  He had a brother Tom, who emigrated to Australia.  In 1902 he entered the De La Salle teacher training college in Waterford and in 1904 qualified as a primary teacher.  He first taught in Labasheeda, Co. Clare.  His annual salary was 65 pounds (paid quarterly).  He also taught in Lickfield, England for a couple of months. From May 1905 – June 1945 he was principal in Dualla N.S. (retired in 1946).  He married Margaret Quigley N.T. a teacher in Dualla N.S who hailed from the parish of Doon, Co. Limerick.  They had 7 children – 6 girls and 1 boy.  Margaret died in 1930 at the age of 41, leaving him with a young family.  In 1938 he remarried.  His second wife was Mary Ryan, Rathclough, who died in her 100th year.  He lived in the teacher’s residence, now the community centre.  He was a keen gardener and grew a wide variety of vegetables and fruit.  As the owner of one of the few motor cars in the parish he was regularly called upon in emergencies. He had great interest in folklore and local history.  He wrote three books.

  1.  Cashel and its Ancient Corporation
  2.  A guide to the Rock and Ruins of Cashel
  3.  Royal and Saintly Cashel

He also wrote numerous articles in the local and National Newspapers. See a list of some of his works.  He was involved in Muintir  na Tíre and was a great friend of its founder Canon Hayes.  He lectured on the Rock to groups of national and international students.  He sent all his children to boarding school for their secondary education.  Two of his family are still living and are regular visitors to Dualla: Sr. Margaret, Pres Convent, Clonmel who has just celebrated her 92nd birthday & Sr. De Pezzi, Presentation Convent, Farranree, Cork.

He died 19th Dec 1958 and is buried in Dualla.


NOTE: He wrote a poem about Amber Wave; a local horse that won the Grand National.  Ned Kirwin the owner/trainer of the horse lived where Martin Power now resides.



He taught in Dualla before Andrew Finn and lived on the Ballinure Road where Mary Nash now resides.  The remains of part of the wall in his house now serve as the background for Mary’s outdoor statue of our Lady.  He went to Cork on Retirement.

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Apr 20 2012

Daltaí na Seachtaine

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Well done to our pupils of the week Caoimhe H and Cormac.

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Apr 20 2012

Heroic Display

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Well done to our Senior Hurlers who gave a heroic display in going down narrowly to Kilvemnon NS. Our second half performance was very encouraging. Our next game is against Killusty NS and is provisionally fixed for Thursday April 26th at 11:30a.m. in Dualla.

Good luck to our Camogie team who take part in the Under 13 Camogie competition for the first time. This takes place in Golden this Wednesday, April 25th at 12:30. We will leave our school at 12:00.


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Apr 16 2012

Welcome Back

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Welcome back to all the children and staff. We wish everybody involved with the school the very best for the final term.


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