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St Josephs Primary School Carnacavill

Sports Day 2023


Our Annual Sports Day was held on Friday 2nd June in glorious sunshine. Pupils had a wonderful day taking part in all the activities. As usual we were very well supported by our parents and there was a large crowd of spectators to cheer on the children. Big thank you to all our staff for helping organise the children and the events. It just wouldn't happen without them. Thank you to Eamonn Lennon of Lennon's Spar for supplying water and fruit for all the children, and thanks to our Parent Support Group for running the refreshments tent. Have a scroll through the many photos of the day.

Click HERE to view some images of our Sports Day.

More Football Success for P7


On Friday, the Primary 7 boys visited Donard Park for a 7 aside soccer tournament. To begin, we entered the league stages of the competition. Throughout the morning, we had to play seven different schools from the surrounding area so we could hopefully qualify for the semi-final. The boys worked hard all morning and played some excellent attacking football, winning all seven games and topping the group. This brought us through to the semi-final stage. Here we played a very talented St. Mary’s side. After a strong opening two minutes, and a well taken goal by Eoin Smyth, we had some disciplined defending to do. Fortunately, the boys were up for the challenge. We had a superb display at the back from Conor Adair and our goalkeeper Hayden Blackam. Having qualified for the final, the boys were determined to work hard and play as a team. We faced a talented Cumran Primary School in the final. Once again, it was a tight affair with Eoin Smyth grabbing the decisive goal. The boys played superbly all day and thoroughly deserved the victory. They were an absolute pleasure to watch and they played with a smile on their faces the whole time. A massive thank you must go to All Children’s Integrated Primary for organising the event. The organisation and preparation involved were fantastic. To top it all off, one of our players, Eoin Smyth was awarded with Player of the Tournament. A well-deserved accolade for Eoin who was fantastic all day. Lastly, a huge well done to the St. Joseph’s Carnacaville side. What a wonderful achievement boys! The squad included: Hayden Blackam, Conleth Lennon, Conor Adair, Riley Boden, Calum McLaughlin, Ryan Thornton, Eoin Smyth, Ollie Toner, Aodhan Toman and Matthew Rafferty.


P7 Team Success at St. Louis Tournament


Our Primary 7 boys have returned home from St Louis Kilkeel Primary School Tournament as Shield winners.  The tournament was very well attended with 12 local primary schools competing.  The boys navigated a tough group stage and quickly dispatched Carrick Primary School, Burren in the semi final.  They took on Kilbroney Intergrated, Rostrevor in the Final and quickly built up some early scores to keep their opponents at bay until the final whistle.  Thank you to Mr McGahon and Mr Mussen for all their coaching throughout the year, it has really paid off.  Thanks to Mrs Aisling Smyth for helping with Transport and Miss Laura Morgan for her backroom support of the 2 coaches.  


Fiadh's County Debut


Congratulations to Fiadh Murray who was selected to play at half time of the Down and Derry Ladies Ulster Championship game in Pairc Ésler on Sunday. 

Maith thú Fiadh and we look forward to seeing you play in the famous Red and Black again in the future!


Primary 4 First Holy Communion

Wow! What a special time we had today with the girls and boys in Primary Four, as they received the sacrament of Holy Communion in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Newcastle.

It was a beautiful ceremony.

The children were very respectful and showed great reverence throughout the Ceremony.   All the hard work they put in really showed.

They were a credit to their families and we are immensely proud of them!


After Schools Activities with AB Coaching

We are delighted to announce the beginning of our Extra-Curricular Programme at St Joseph’s in partnership with our staff and AB Coaching.  Each Tuesday, beginning on 4th October, AB Coaching will deliver a ‘Multi-Sports’ programme to a selection of classes in six week blocks.  We are beginning with P3,P4,P5 and P6.

If you are interested in booking a place please follow the link below or follow the links in the email.

Please note: Places cannot be booked through school, they can only be booked through the service provider, AB Coaching.  

A separate registration will need to be completed for each child.

Mr McGahon,Mr Mussen and Miss White will take Gaelic football coaching for Primary Six and Seven boys on Wednesday 12th October and for Primary Six and Seven girls on Friday 14th October.  It will take place from 3.05pm to 4.05pm.

Basketball will also begin for Primary 6 and Primary 7 from Friday 14th October at 3:05pm - 4:05pm 


Stunning Views of Carnacaville

Thank you to Magnetic North Drone Photography for providing such splendid views of our school grounds and stunning surroundings.




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