Kilmurry National School Superheroes in the Making

Some of the resident ‘Super Heroes’ in action at Kilmurry National School during the Kerry GAA launch on Friday afternoon.

Kerry GAA has been working with The Performance Lab on an exciting new program called Superheroes.

This program provides a fun and engaging way for children to learn the fundamental movements by using the modern day Superhero moves of Ironman, Spiderman, Thor, Hulk and Superman.

By Joanne Brosnan

You might ask what the fundamental movements are? Well quite simply they are the squat, lunge, push, rotate, crawl, jump and land.

Ready-Made Physical Literacy

Superheroes provides a ready-made physical literacy programme based on the most up to date sports science research which a child can do from anywhere, it requires no equipment and can be supported from any smart device.

Kilmurry National School was chosen as one of the lucky ten schools in Kerry to pilot and try out this programme. The staff and pupils, under the guidance and dedication of teacher Joanne Brosnan, have been busy since January learning and developing their Superhero poses and exercises.

Best Superheroes in Kerry

As part of this new initiative, Kerry GAA ran a competition between the schools to see which school had the best superheroes in Kerry. All at Kilmurry NS were delighted to receive the wonderful news that they had topped the challenge and won the competition with flying colours.

On Friday last all hard work paid off when they got a visit from Kerry’s real-life superheroes. Members of both the Kerry senior men’s and ladies’ football teams visited the school to help launch the super-heroes programme.

Gathered in Kilmurry

Kerry GAA Games Manager Dónal Daly with Schools Games Development Officer, Tom Joy and the founder of the Strength Lab Superhero’s programme, Simon Brundish all gathered in Kilmurry on Friday to launch and celebrate the programme’s success.

Simon is a sports scientist and has an impressive resume. He has worked with Manchester City,

Coventry, Leeds and Bordeaux football clubs, GB Basketball and UK Gymnastics to name but a few.

He was highly impressed by the pupils of Kilmurry NS and highly commended the school and its pupils for its efforts in implementing his Superheroes programme.

Delighted Children

The children were delighted when Kerry GAA players Joe O’Connor, Paudie Clifford, Tony Brosnan, Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh, Eilís Lynch, a teacher in Kilmurry NS; Paris McCarthy,

Aisling O’Connell and Danielle O’Leary joined in with them on the sunny Friday afternoon in Kilmurry to complete the Superhero’s exercises with them.

It was a joyous and wonderful occasion of sporting talent in Kilmurry NS. The future is looking very bright with all these young superheroes in Kilmurry National School.

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