Dickson PS finished as runners-up in the cricket tournament at Pollock Park on Monday 11th June. The team beat St Mary's by 26 runs, beat King's Park in a last ball thriller by 4 runs and lost narrowly to overall winners Maralin by 6 runs. The boys and girls represented the school excellently and a big thank you should go to Lurgan CC and Callum Grieve for all of the coaching and organising the tournament.
On Friday 8th June the P6 tournament took place on a glorious sunny day at Drumgor 3G pitch. Two P4 pupils represented Dickson PS and three boys made their debuts for the team in a good run out, defeating Carrick PS and drawing with Tandragee PS.
A mixed team of boys and girls took part in the Brownlow College 5 aside tournament for all potential feeder primary schools. There were 12 schools in attendance and Dickson managed to top the group, winning all their matches convincingly showing great skill and team spirit. The team then won the semi-final on penalties after a 2-2 draw before being beaten by a strong St Francis team in the final, winning medals and a trophy for their achievements. Well done boys and girls on doing our school proud!
Dickson PS 5 aside football team finished top of their group in the qualifying stages for the overall Mid-Ulster final. In a very difficult group, consisting of King's Park, Drumgor, St Brendan's and Maralin Village, the team showed great skill and attitude to come out as victors, 2 points ahead of Drumgor in 2nd place.
In the overall final on Thursday 8th March the boys beat Seagoe 2-0 before a 2-2 draw against Millington and then an unfortunate defeat to winners Mullavilly, finishing in 2nd place out of all the schools in the area; narrowly missing out on the NI Final.
The Dickson boys played their first hockey tournament on Wednesday 7th March at Killicomaine JHS. The boys played 3 games and improved with each match as they became more familiar with their positions, drawing the final game 0-0. They will now look to continue to improve as they train and play more matches. Well done boys!
6 pupils from Dickson PS had the opportunity to attend football coaching with the Rangers FC Academy before the half-term break. Mourneview Community Group kindly offered the school 6 places on this training camp and the boys who have represented the school football team were delighted to accept this opportunity to receive more coaching. All 6 had a great time and learned a lot about the importance of hydration and a healthy diet to enhance their footballing skills.
P6 and P7 boys and girls have been training for and competing in the Flahavan's Cross Country league since October. This has consisted of running on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9am on some bitterly cold mornings but the pupils have shown great improvement. One of our boys, Owen Mercer (P7), qualified as one of the best 5 individual runners in the Southern region to qualify for the Ulster Final at Mallusk Playing Fields. Owen has performed excellently all year and while the boys' team only narrowly missed out on qualifying as one of the best 3 teams, we are all very proud of Owen's achievement. In the Ulster final on Wednesday 21st February, he finished a fantastic 26th out of over 250 runners, only 12 seconds away from finishing inside the top 10. Well done to Owen and all of his running teammates!