Final Countdown: Gaelscoil Gives Kerry Minor Stars A Major Send-Off

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THERE was great excitement and colour at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Primary School on Thursday when three past pupils who will be involved on All-Ireland final day this Sunday received a Heroes send off.

Former students Andrew Barry and Jack Morgan will be lining out for the Kerry Minor team while Mary O’Connell who finished up with the school last June will play during half-time of the senior game.

The Kingdom trio were also there to draw winners of a fundraising competition for the school. The prize on offer being two All-Ireland Final tickets and a Kerry jersey signed by this year’s senior team.

Andrew Barry plays his football with Na Gaeil while Jack Morgan plays for Austin Stacks. Andrew has been a vital cog in the Kerry minor team this year, having started all but one game so far in Kerry’s march to the final.

“Both Andrew and Jack were great players for school team while they were here, so everyone is very proud of them to see them go from strength to strength,” said school Principal, Cáit Uí Chonchúir.

Mary O’Connell was selected to play in Croke Park last year when she played in the national Cumann na mBunscol mini 7 competition.

Since they left Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn, Andrew Barry and Mary O’Connell have since have moved onto Mercy Mounthawk while Jack Morgan is now in C.B.S The Green.

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Kerry’s Minors, from left, Jack Morgan and Andrew Barry with Jack’s little sister Orla who is a current pupil at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.


Three  Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn second class pupils at the school cheering on past pupils, Andrew Barry, Jack Morgan and Mary O’Connell . Photo by Gavin O’Connor.


Pupils of Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn wish former students and current Kerry minors, Andrew Barry and Jack Morgan all the best ahead of of the All Ireland minor final against Donegal. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.


Revved up for the final in Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.


Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn pupils wish Kerry minors Jack Morgan and Andrew Barry all the best for the final. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.


Fantastic noise and colour in Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn ahead of the All-Ireland final. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.


Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn pupils show off their green and gold colours in support of Kerry. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.

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