PE update (May)

Physical Education Update


Rang III participated in a five week swimming block at The Mall Complex during March.

Land Aquatics will be taught during May in the junior end of the school. 


Dance was the main strand taught throughout the school during March, with special emphasis on Traditional Dance e.g. Baile Luimní, Ionsaí na hInse agus Droichead Átha Luain in conjunction with Seachtain na Gaeilge.

Super Troopers

Professor David Hevey’s (TCD), programme co-ordinator held a ‘focus’ group with parents of the school in order to evaluate the programme on Wednesday, 29th March.

Gaelic Football

Our Senior Boys’/Mixed team have qualified for the Division 1B Championship Final to be played in mid-May. Our Senior Girls’ Team, while a very young team did themselves and our school proud in the Division 2 Championship.

Our Senior Boys’ team got to the quarter finals stage of this year’s Mini 7s on 3rd May 2017.

Our 3rd and 4th class pupils will play in an inter school friendly blitz with St. Joseph’s on 16th May 2017 – an event organised by Longford Coaching and Games.


Our school hurling team will partake in the Co. Longford Primary Schools’ Championship on 25th May next. Many thanks to Kathlyn Quinn of Coaching and Games for all her hurling coaching and skills training. Also many thanks to Kathlyn for her Gaelic Football coaching during the first term of this year.


We entered three boys’ teams and one girls’ team in the recent Spar 5 a side tournament. Our boys’ A team emerged as County winners in the Boys’ B Cup (Medium Sized Schools) and represented Co. Longford at the North Leinster Finals in Navan on 27th April.

Our 4th class Boys’ team also took part in the local Co. Longford 4th class boys’ soccer competition.


Our 3rd and 4th class Boys’ relay teams participated in the Co. Longford 4x200m relay races in Newtownforbes on 28th April 2017. This was organised by Longford Athletic Club.


Having attended a course On Gaelic Rounders and introduced it to our pupils, it has proved to be

A big hit! This game promotes a very high standard of participation among all pupils. This was

organised by Coaching and Games Development. 


We plan to have an interschool friendly with the Senior Classes from the Gaelscoil in The Mall

Complex on Friday, 2nd June. There will be 3 v 3 games as well as 5 v 5 games.

Active School Week

Active School Week will be held from Monday, 22nd May to Friday, 26th May inclusive.

This is our provisional timetable.

Monday: Gymnastics and Orienteering (all classes)

Tuesday: Junior Infants – 2nd class – Yoga, 3rd – 6th classes – Swimming,

Wednesday: Dance (all classes)

Thursday: Games and Skipathon (all classes), Co. Longford Primary Schools’ Hurling Championship

Friday: Athletics/ Sports Day (all classes)

Stonepark N.S. works in partnership with G.A.A. Coaching and Games Development, Cumann na mBunscol, Grattans, F.A.I., V.A.I., A.I. and L.A.C., Longford Sports Partnership, H.S.E., The Mall Swimming Complex and Super Troopers.