THERE was lots of fun and games at St Brigid’s Primary School in Kildare town when the 6th class put their teachers to the test in the annual students v teachers football match on the sports field on Tuesday 25 June.
The whole school descended on the field to watch the hotly anticipated match.
Mr Stakelum was in charge of the tactics for the teachers and Ms Keating was in charge of the strategy for the students. Kick off was at 1.15 with Ola McCulloch and Adam Quinn acting as referees. The match was split into four quarters to ensure that all the 6th Class students had a chance to play.
After some fast paced play, the students were the first to put one past the posts with a superb goal from Daniel Crosbie. As the second quarter got under way, the students struck again with a goal from Ross Farrell which was deflected in off one of the defenders. As the whistle blew for half time, the students were ahead 2-0.
The teachers were looking under pressure and gallons of water had to be taken on at half time. The teachers had their purple patch in the third quarter with goals from Mr O’Neill and Ms O’Callaghan. Oisin Carrol in goals for the students pulled off some amazing saves to keep the match level, but the pressure was now truly on the students.
Things would turn in favour for teachers when Mr O’Neill scored a screamer into the top left hand corner from outside the box. With full time close approaching, it looked like the teachers were going to get their win and continue their winning streak. However, the board showed an incredible nine minutes of extra time and this gave the students a glimmer of hope. It was end to end stuff with just two minutes remaining when another shot from Ross Farrell was deflected past Ms Moolick in goals. The crowd erupted with joy as the students were now back on level terms.
Eventually the final whistle went and the game ended in a 3-3 draw with the teachers clutching their undefeated title. Yet again it was another fantastic event in the school field and one that the students will remember for many years to come.
Congratulations to all.