Category Archives: Sport

Clonliffe Harriers Schools’ Cross Country

Despite the blustery weather, we had a great day of cross country running in Santry for the Clonliffe Harriers Brother Schools races.

It was a big challenge in muddy conditions and around 150 boys ran in each race, some from schools as far away as Belfast. Even our own Mr. Brennan showed up with his new school from Co. Meath!

Our 4th class boys, most running in their first ever race, made a good recovery after a slow start. Ben was our leading finisher, followed by Finn and Jason, all in the top 30.

5th class boys from Mr. O’Flynn’s class showed that those laps of the school yard do get you fit as we finished 3rd in the team event with 4 boys in the top 16. Ronan and Tom led us home followed by John and Alasdhair.

6th class boys took top honours with the team gold medals – a first for St. Joseph’s.  Sam comfortably won the race and Seán and Conn also finished in the top 10.  Conan’s 13th spot clinched us 1st place with an amazing 31 points.

Well done everyone!!

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Cumann na mBunscol

Our Cumann na mBunscol football season is underway and will run to Halloween break. Each boy in 5th and 6th class will get to play a few matches for the school mostly against our friendly local rival schools!!

Last week, our senior team played two great matches v St. Pius & St. Olaf’s winning one and losing one.  More photos. Junior team photos here.

We wish to think NRB Engineering who have sponsored two new sets of jerseys for the school.

Community Schools Night in Faughs

St. Joseph’s boys had an enjoyable time at Faughs’ Community Project Awards on Thursday night.  Local schools entered the ball wall designs competition and the art work was based on the theme of the importance of sport and our local clubs to our community of families during Covid.

The evening was presented by RTE’s Joanne Cantwell and refreshments were provided for all on the night. Each school got 3 awards for their designs and the judges decided on 2 for the actual ball wall.

Well done to our boys for their entries which were colourful, thoughtful and very creative. Congratulations to Cheeverstown and St Pius Schools for securing a double win – their designs will be painted on the wall by local Graffiti Artist Joanne Murphy.

3rd and 4th Class Sports Day

Our 3rd and 4th class pupils had another sunny day for their sports events which took place in the VEC grounds. Thanks to all who brought up equipment and who helped out on the day.  The boys had a wonderful time. Many parents were able to make it but for those who couldn’t here’s a little video of the day. Enjoy!

Santry Athletics 2022

Well done to our athletics team who came back from Santry yesterday with plenty of medals in the Dublin Primary School Sports Competitions. Individual medals included gold for Tommy and silver for Josh in the sprints while Sam ran a great 600m to finish 3rd on the line. Daire won his race taking home another gold medal for Joeys. Our two relay teams had practiced baton changing for a few weeks and it paid off with a gold for the U12 team and a close silver for the U14 team. Well done everyone!

Sport’s Day Events have begun!

Our junior and senior infants have kicked off our Sport’s day, week and  month events with a football blitz of coaching and games in the VEC grounds. The football fun was organised by our GAA coach Kevin from Templeogue Synge St, who coaches our boys every Friday in school.   Our 6th class prefects helped to bring the boys safely to the pitches and to referee the matches ensuring everyone had fun!  Thanks to the VEC for allowing us to use their wonderful grounds. The rain kept away and the boys loved playing on a carpet of green grass.