On Sunday I had rugby training and we had six people at training which is small numbers for us because we mostly have 12 people at training on Sundays. And I thought well that was a good start to training this Sunday – NOT!
Throughout the year we have improved in our passing and tackling and our skills are very good. My dad is a rugby trainer and I’m really proud of him. My favourite sport is rugby and my favourite rugby player is Dave Kearney. He plays for Leinster in Ireland.
“Come on -you’re going to be late!”said dad.
Waking up at two o’clock in the morning we were heading to Portugal for two weeks and our flight was at five. So when we left we were all delighted about heading off. .We got to the airport and we were first to get on the flight.The day couldn’t get any better. But it did. We got to the hotel and it was amazing.
“Mom, take a picture of us”
“Okay,”she said, “let me get my phone.”
The phone was missing and I thought well what a start. Luckily we found the phone in the bottom of a suitcase.
It was the first game of the season Cork vs Dublin. The game had just begun. I got the ball and my foot got caught in the ground and I was taken off and rushed to hospital .
I had an x ray and it showed that I dislocated my ankle from its socket. And I thought “well what a start .” I came out of hospital 3 weeks later. And the long road of recovery was to begin. It was tough but luckily I was back playing next season.
There is a big blitz coming up.It is basically a big blitz with a cup. All the teams from Duhallow are going to be there. I can’t wait.
The next day I wake up and my mom calls me downstairs and tells me the blitz has been canceled due to bad weather. And I thought well what a start to the day.
Instead I go to my cousins for a sleep over. The next morning I wake up and my mom called me at about 10 am in the morning and told me that the blitz was going to be played on Monday.I was delighted about it.
Roy walked over to the quest counter.
“Operation : Congalala,” Roy whispered. “Lads! you wanna do this quest?”
“Wait…Isn’t this a rank 5 quest?” Rath whimpered.
“Ahh it’ll be fiiiiiine!” Roy said while sharpening his sword.
There it was. It was a giant bear eating honey.
“OK lads we-”
“CHARGE!” Al screamed.
Nobody else charged. Al ran into the bears’ claws. Later the medic crew ran in and brought him back and I thought “well what a start”.
The bear went back.
“Alfred. Set a trap,” Roy said. “Shoot Rebecca!”
“Thanks guys,” Al scowled afterwards. He had a cast.
Suddenly a storm strikes. The team rushes to the escape rocket. Mark is hit and thought to have died. And I thought “well what a start”! He started work for survival. He found a way to reproduce water and potatoes. He has made Mars a livable place.
His home or protective dome is a site called Areas 3. He planned to travel to Areas 4, where the next mission was meant to land 2 years after Areas 3.
His teammates (who are in space) eventually find out he’s alive. They pick up extra supplies from Earth and slingshot themselves towards Mars! They successfully make physical contact with Mark.
He’s heading home!!
Standing before me were ten explorers. I needed to choose four of them to join me on an adventure of a lifetime. We would explore the world, discovering tremendous things.
Choosing the team was quite a challenge. They all had their own skills and weaknesses. Eventually I picked them. Ruth, Conor, Amelia and Eoin. Ruth had a lot of exploring experience. Conor was very brave. Amelia was trying to bamboozle everyone with her amazing intellect and Eoin was doing flips and cartwheels everywhere.
Suddenly, there was a bang. I turned around to see Eoin lying on the floor in a very uncomfortable position and I thought “well what a start.”
One morning I watched TV and on the TV was the trailer of the movie “Claws”. “It looks like a funny movie,” I thought but I only looked only at half of the trailer. I didn’t look at the second half of the trailer because
“It looks like a funny movie,” I thought but I only looked only at half of the trailer. I didn’t look at the second half of the trailer because I had to take out trash to the bin.
I decided to watch the whole movie. I was so excited but when I saw the movie I thought it was dumb and I thought sarcastically “Well what a start.”
The sun was shining through the trees into my eyes; it was really annoying. It was a work day for me. So I drove into the ZOO. I got ready and went to the snakes. They were not there. The glass was broken and everybody was scared.
“Where are they?” I wondered.
I went outside and I thought well what a start to the day. All the amphibians of the zoo were in front of me. The biggest thing there was a crocodile. He was fat – really fat and aggressive but he was so slow -it would take an hour for me to get him back in.
2 weeks later the crocodile was put on a diet.
On the 23rd of October 2035 the Mars one mission was taking place in the national space centre. Thousands of people were coming from all over the world to see the rocket launch to Mars.
50 astronauts and 2 rockets were getting ready to launch . One rocket had food, water, crops, medicine, animals and building supplies on it that could last the crew for months and the other was for transport.
Chris and I were two of the four pilots getting ready to launch. “James!” Chris shouted, “get ready – we’re leaving in an hour !”
2 days later we all landed safely on Mars and put up tents and I thought “well what a start. ”
One day I was on my phone and I saw a game trailer for the Beta. I went on the video and it played. At the start, there was an explosion and a man came out of the fire. He was on fire but doing nothing. It was like he had never known he was on fire. That was the end and I thought” well what a start. ”
The next day the Beta came out for Xbox one and ps4 and I started downloading it. When it was done I played it.
Preparing to land on Mars to live there forever, my team and I had a lot of work to do. A few weeks later we started building the dome so we could breathe. Walking towards the dome and I thought ” well what a start.”
A few months later the dome was finally finished. Johnny the leader told me to find a way to farm, and I did of course. But after a couple of months, none of the crops had grown. There was air and water. Then we knew why – there was a hole in the dome.
In my summer holidays, my family went on a trip to one of the 4 nuclear underground bases. And at first, I thought it was a great place to go to plus it’s a very popular museum. It was one of the 4 best in the world. So it had to be good but I was wrong .
As we went meters under the ground, I had a cold creepy crawl down my spine and a few goose bumps over my arms. And I thought well what a start. I guess this museum was not really for children.
” And only 5 minutes left to place your bet,” the loudspeaker said.
I came to the desk to place my bet but which one would I choose? Maybe Runner, no, Slow Coach, in my dreams. But as I saw Lightning I knew he was mine.
The man asked, ” Now which one?”
“Lightning ” I repeated.
“And how much? ” he asked again.
“Just to try my luck, 1 million “I replied handing in the money.
” Ok here is the ticket, “he said.
I took the ticket and went in. The race started and I thought well what a start. I could see Lightning in the lead. With only one turn left he crossed the finish line first.
” Yesss, Three Million here I come!”
It was an ordinary day on the news programme. But today most of the reporters didn’t realise that they were live. There was one reporter called Susie who hated her job.The reporters didn’t know that though.She hated it because she thought it was boring.
So one day she decided she was done. But she chose the wrong day because it was live. It was at the start. She was covering the news that a badger found a surfboard and ate it.But near the end of that she stood up,roared curse words at the reporters and bellowed “I QUIT”
I was watching this and I thought “well what a start”.
She just didn’t realise that she was live.
The build-up to the match was crazy. It was Ireland vs New Zealand. We parked 3 kilometers from the stadium. When we got to the stadium we got some food from a chipper across the road. We eventually got to our seats. We had a great view of the match. Ireland was looking good in the warm up.
The game kicked off. Straight away New Zealand scored a very good try. At half time it was 15-3. Then the second half started and we scored straight away and I thought well what a start. Then we scored again and we were level until the 80th minute when the number 10 drop-goaled it to beat New Zealand for the first time ever.
The big final started after weeks of preparation. Straight away right from the start, they were the better team by far leading with a score line of 3-8 to 0-2. The halftime whistle blew and I thought “well what a start”, as we walked towards the dressing rooms.
The second half started, Straight away we got the ball and with great passes we scored a goal and right after that we scored two more goals. The match was into the last minute and the score was 3-10 – 3-10. It was the longest minute I ever played. Then with a great pass, I got the ball and over the bar.
We had won.
I was shocked to hear that, I’m going to a new school tomorrow! It was an unexpected surprise. I sadly didn’t get to say goodbye to my school friends.
I didn’t waste time and got ready for the long day tomorrow. I didn’t do my homework and gave my school books to my friend next door and said bye. I got a new bag and some new crayons. For some reason, I couldn’t sleep that night.
I woke up full of energy as I heard the alarm go off…I ran off to school and since I was new everybody liked me and I thought “Well what a start.”
It was Monday, my first day at my new school. I was in 5th class and a boy came up to me and started to boss me around. I told him to boss somebody else. His name was James and he was in 6th class.
When the bell rang and it was time to go home he took me by the neck. I pounced him. I went home and I thought well what a start.
The next day I went to school and he was not there. Everybody was talking about him and they told me that he moved away. Needless to say, I was delighted.
We were all nervous in the dressing room. We were about to start the match. We were just getting our Jerseys. I was number six. We walked out to start the match .
The whistle blew – it was the first half . WE SCORED the first goal of the half SO We were happy and I thought well what a start. Both teams abided by the rules of the game . Soon it was half time and we were 3 goals to nil.
During the second half, we just scored again. We won four nil.
One day last Summer I got an experiment kit just like my friends. I was so excited to see what we could make.
We went to my friend’s garden and we all started experimenting. I mixed hot pepper, vinegar, water and dry ice. When I mixed it, it made a fog. It was smelly and the pepper went into our eyes so we couldn’t see anything. And I thought “well what a start.”
When I was older I was still interested in Science and I set up my own Science business called S.C.P.
And I thought “well what a start.” We had reached the quarter final of our soccer tournament. We were about to play Watergrasshill. The last time we played them we lost 3-1.
The game started and we got off to a good start and we were winning 1-0 at half time. The second half started and we were under a lot of pressure but we pulled through to win.We were through to the semi-final .
That’s when things went downhill. We were drawing to play against the favourites who were Mallow. We started the game badly losing 3-0 at half time and 2 of our players were sent off. We got 1 goal back but lost 7-1.
I was waiting in a room for someone to come in to interview me for what I hoped to be my new job.
When they eventually came in, she started asking me about my most recent job and how many other jobs I had. Well after all that talking I got it.
I was on my way to my first day at work and when I got to the traffic lights – CRASH. A car went into my boot and I thought “well what a start”.
Finally I was picked to start in the first team in the defensive midfield role, my favourite. Only an hour till kick off.
In the dressing room beforehand, all togged out tying my laces, thinking this is it my premier league debut. The whistle has just blown. I was just hoping for the best.
This was the best day of my life…
Next I heard a loud chant. We really needed three points. Soon comes an opposition player running directly at me. I couldn’t have asked for any worse, I gave away a penalty and I thought, “well what a start”.
It was Monday morning. The one day all children hate. So I packed my bag for the unfortunate time ahead. As I walked into the school yard I saw the new teacher MR BOURKE! He called me and my class mates over to the History Room.
My friends and I said, ” Well this is going to be a very long day!”
So we prepared for our class feeling depressed about the new teacher and for the next hour ahead.The class began and suddenly DING! DING!.
The school’s fire alarm had gone off. The whole class panicked and ran in hope for safety. I thought to myself “well what a start! ”
Thankfully our brave teacher brought us to safety. And not one person got hurt in this tragedy!
Everything went wrong for me on my first day back to school. Firstly the local shop didn’t have the uniform I needed so I had to go in my old school uniform that was too short for me.
The first morning there was a check to see if we all had the proper uniform on , I didn’t! Soon after we had to abide by all the rules – not having the right uniform was on top. I hadn’t been in the school one hour and I was already breaking one of the rules!
That was the first day back to school for me and I thought, “Well what a start.”
“Where is the picnic area?” I asked my friend James as we walked across the new luxury beach. James shrugged and kept walking.
The beach that we were on was a new luxury beach with high technological advancements. But sadly was also said to be a crime and theft hot spot.
“There it is, by the restaurant” I cheered as I walked closer. But as I walked nearer BANG! A bomb went off under my feet. I laid on the ground feeling dizzy, as I got up every thing seemed to be in slow motion.. .
But right in front of me was a stairway to heaven.
D-Day 6th June 1944.
My squad were getting heavy fire from the German bunkers. I was getting low on ammunition. Behind me was a red river. Our radio was getting no signal. All I had to do was to eliminate a German bunker.
(Think it’s easy, try it sometime yourself.)
Moving into the trenches a German bullet went through my chest.
“MEDIC!”. I was bleeding out too quickly. ..
After the Germans retreated and it was over. Back home every solider was remembered by building a staircase into the sky to let them have a good journey to Heaven.