Sport in our School
Sport plays a huge part in the life of our school. The staff place considerable emphasis on physical activity. This emphasis is clearly visible in the implementation of the prescribed P.E. curriculum. Extra-curricular activities also supplement this focus on the benefits of active participation.
The school also utilises expert coaches in Gaelic football and tag rugby. We have long established links with Ballyboden Wanderers GAA Club (http://www.ballybodenwanderers.com) and use Frank Kelly Park for our home games. In 2009, for the first time, the school entered separate boys and girls teams in the Cumann na mBunscoil competitions (For more information on Primary School-level Dublin GAA see:www.cnmb.ie). They performed brilliantly and hope to do even better this year.
Sam Maguire Visits Edmondstown
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The school team played very well this autumn and averaged 12 points per game, for each of their three games. The boys and girls from 3rd to 6th classes enjoyed a great victory in their last game against St. Clare’s with a final score of 3-10 to 3-1. The team got great support for each game, and they get better and better with each game.
The school also enjoys a fantastic tradition of Irish dancing. Under the excellent tutelage of Ms. Merrigan, all pupils are taught dancing on a rotating basis for the school year.
The year’s work culminates with the annual FÉIS where all the pupils, from junior infants to 6th class, display the steps they have learned over the year. This is a hugely enjoyable event for both pupils and parents alike.
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The annual school sports day is held each June at Three Rock Hockey Grounds, Rathfarnham. The emphasis is on participation, teamwork and fun. Sprint races, relays, novelty events and an obstacle course form the core activities of the day. Teams are also rewarded for good sportsmanship and encouragement of other participants. Even the mothers and Fathers take part in their own race! The winning team captain’s name is engraved on the perpetual plaque and displayed prominently in the school.
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