Erin’s Own players visit Oliver Plunkett’s PS

The St Oliver Plunkett PS/Nursery Unit children and staff welcomed senior football players from Erin’s Own Cargin into school on Friday morning with the ‘Antrim Senior Football Cup’. A very interactive assembly was experienced as some of the P7 children led everyone in a game of ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ followed by a Q and A session with Cargin team members: Gerard McCann, Kevin McShane, Jamie Gribbin and Kevin O’Boyle.  There was a lot of fun and laughter heard throughout the hall especially as the question arrived – who was the tallest person in the room? #MrsCairns/GerardMcCann

The opportunity then arose for Kevin O’Boyle to showcase his new books which himself and Michael Gerard Doherty have written within the context of gaelic football, camogie and hurling.  There wasn’t a sound as Kevin explained that these books are aimed at engaging children in their reading as well as enhancing role play, writing and imagination. Principal, Mrs Nuala Kearney, stepped forward to mirror Kevin’s vision and highlight to the children that these books can be customised for their chosen club.

A very enjoyable morning which involved a lot of fun, effective questioning and some learning to go along with it.

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