A number of local schools throughout Tralee and the North Kerry area are official five star performers and they now have the flag to prove it.
Twenty Two Kerry schools took part in the GAA 5 Star initiative which aims to support and recognise Primary Schools that provide pupils with 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous Gaelic Games activity per week in a manner that ensures the children will experience fun, friendship, fairness and ultimately improve their fitness. Recognition as a “GAA 5 Star Centre” is awarded to Primary Schools that undertake to deliver a programme of Gaelic Games activity that is age-appropriate and meets the developmental needs of children within the school.
In order to receive recognition as a “GAA 5 Star Centre” a Primary School must provide for the flexible delivery of GAA related activities over the course of a school-year.
Last Wednesday the Schools who met the criteria were awarded their flags this week in Currans by Kerry GAA Games Development Officer Donal Daly.
The schools that were award flags were Cullina NS Beaufort, Scoil Bhreanainn Portmagee, Glounaguillagh National School, Muire na Mainistreach Monastery Killarney, St. Bridgid’s N.S. Duagh, Scoil Mhuire Brosna, Lyreacrompane N.S., Scoil Mhuire de Lourdes Lixnaw Boys, Sliabh a’Mhadra N.S., Gaelscoil Faithleann, Scoil Naomh Eoin Baiste Lios Póil, Scoil an Fheirtéaraigh, Firies N.S., Killocrim N.S, SpaN.S., Scoil Chriost Ri Drumnacurra, Knockaderry NS, Gael Scoil Mhic Easmainn, Scoil Bhríde Loreto and Holy Cross Mercy Killarney.