The exciting visit was held in aid of Marymount and allowed the entire school to get involved in Go Red for Cork.
“When we heard that the GAA were doing the Red Day for the hurling and football double 30 years ago, we said ‘we are definitely on board’ and it just created a wonderful, wonderful atmosphere,” said principal Ursula Hedderman.
“All our classes have been organised into teams of four and then within those teams, each class is in a bubble and then within that there are pods, so it’s very rare since we came back to school that we can get to see everybody.”
The pupils ditched their uniforms for the day and decorated their classrooms as part of the celebrations, with donations from parents going to Marymount. “We’re trying to do what we’ve always done but in a different way,” Ms Hedderman said.
Kitted out in their best red clothes and accessories, the pupils had the opportunity to see the sporting legends, along with their winning cups, from both All-Ireland finals.
Eimear Greene, Junior Infants.Picture: Jim Coughlan.
Kai Fitzpatrick, Junior Infants.Picture: Jim Coughlan.
“I would like to thank all of our parents who donated. We haven’t been able to total it up yet but I know that they were very generous and we will be delighted to make the donation to Marymount now in the next few days,” said Ms Hedderman