Sports Update

Gymnastics and Games (Volleyball/Spikeball) were the two main strands taught throughout the school during January and February.

Rang IV and Rang II participated in the Aquatics strand in The Mall Complex, Longford in January and February.

The Dance strand will be the primary focus during the month of March throughout the school. Rang III will be going swimming during March.

Super Troopers

All classes will continue with the Super Troopers Programme which focuses on physical activity, nutrition and wellbeing. Professor David Hevey’s team from Super Troopers/Trinity College, Dublin liaised with all the mainstream teachers through telesurvey in order to find ways to evaluate and improve the programme. Also all families in our school were given a questionnaire to evaluate the programme and to make any recommendations for any future programmes. Professor Hevey and his team plan to visit our school and hold a ‘focus meeting’ with a number of parents in order to enhance this programme.

10 @ 10

On Friday, 10th February at 10.00a.m. the whole school took part in Operation Transformation’s 10 @ 10, a nationwide initiative inviting all primary schools in the country to drop all and do 10 minutes of physical activity. Such was the enthusiasm in our school that we extended it to 40 minutes!


We entered 7 teams (3 boys, 2 girls, 2 mixed) in the local Roscommon, Westmeath, Longford, spikeball competition which was held in Mercy Secondary School, Roscommon on Monday, 23rd January. Our two mixed teams qualified for the Connaught Finals held in Loughrea on Thursday, 2nd March, one of which came joint third.

Forthcoming Events/Dates

  1. Cumann na mBunscol Boys/Mixed (Division 1) and Girls (Division 2) Gaelic Football commences in March
  2. 2 boys’ teams and 1 girls’ team will participate in the FAI 5 a side soccer tournament in City Calling Stadium in March
  3. Coaching and Games, Longford have organised a Nutritionist to visit out school on Wednesday, 15th March bad a follow up visit on Wednesday, 22nd