Sports Update

We have mainly concentrated on the Athletics and Games Strands from September to December. The Aquatics Strand continues from September to March with each class from 2nd – 6th classes inclusive in a five week block session. Land aquatics will be taught from Junior Infants to 1st class. As well as the three strands above a certain amount of activity, be it integrated or stand alone, has taken place with the Dance, Gymnastics and Outdoor and Adventure Activities Strands.


On the 24th September our school cross country team competed at Moyne Community School. Seven of our athletes qualified for the Connaught final, our 3rd/4th class boys team came 1st in the team event with 3 of our boys coming in 1st, 3rd and 7th in the 800m race. One of our girls came 2nd in the 1000m race which qualified her for the Connaught finals also.

Seven of our athletes competed in the Connaught Primary Schools Cross Country Championships at the IT Sligo on the 14th October. All seven bought home a medal and our 3rd/4th class boys’ team won the 1000m category, with two of our boys finishing in the top 10. Our senior girl finished in the top 10 in the 1200m race.


Our mixed and girls’ teams reached their respective finals in the Cumann na mBunscol Gaelic Football Leagues. Our mixed team defeated Edgeworthstown in the Division 2 final while our girls’ team were defeated by Colmcille.

We continue to have Gaelic Football and Hurling/Camógie coaching from September to November with GAA coaches, James Moran, a past pupil of the school and a member of Grattan Óg GAA club and Kathlyn Quinn of Coaching and Games Development. 

Hurling/Camógie blitzs were organised in Edgeworthstown for 2nd, 3rd and 4th classes.

Gaelic Football blitzs for 2nd, 3rd and 4th classes took place at Grattan Óg’s Dunbeggan Park.


We decided to renew of Active School Flag status despite the ongoing building works. It is almost 3 years since we were granted our first Active School Flag.


We plan to introduce 3 types of Rounders after Easter. (small ball, big ball and cluster of balls)

Bizzy Break! and Bizzy Break! For Rainy Days have been purchased from the Irish Heart Foundation so as to be incorporated into our P.E. programme.

We have also registered with Super Troopers which promotes physical activity, nutrition and well-being. This will be rolled out in January. A lot of the yard games are currently being played.

The next competitive  item on the sports calendar will be our senior team’s participation in the annual volleyball/spikeball blitz in Roscommon in January.