Sport

Today our Junior White team played an exciting draw with our neighbours St. Mary´s, Rathfarnham to conclude our programme of matches in the Cumann na mBunscol leagues for 2017. Our four teams played a total of 23 matches since early September, with over 100 boys representing the school. No medals or trophies were won this year but all the boys can be proud of their efforts, skill and sportsmanship. A special word of praise for our senior team who won their group impressively. They put up a titanic struggle in the semi-final, in torrential rain, before just coming up short against St. Michael´s who went on to win the final easily. Our two junior teams showed plenty of potential for the future with even a few 3rd class boys getting the chance to play. We thank all the teachers for giving their time and coaching expertise, including those who supervised the 3rd & 4th class league in the VEC grounds (organised by Mr. Concannon with some 6th class boys refereeing). Go raibh maith agaibh go léir!!
Click on the links for some photos. Junior teams photos Senior teams photos 3rd & 4th class league photos

For the third year in a row we were delighted to see past pupils Eoghan and Denis arrive with their good buddy Sam. The boys from 3rd & 4th were presented with their league medals by Denis. Click to see all photos.

These are some of the activities we had last week and it all culminated in the Take On The Teacher Challenge on National Fitness Day.

Tug of war, Dodge ball, Bean bag bash. Athletics, Relays, Inclusive sports and games, Swimming, Dramatics, Bizzy breaks, Go Noodle,Circuits

Dance, Yoga, Mindfulness Activities, Penalty shoot outs, Football & Hurling  training.

This week is the 2017 European Week of Sport and Physical Activity and here in St. Joseph´s we have an exciting week planned culminating in National Fitness Day on Friday when some boys will be taking on the teachers in a sports challenge! St. Joseph´s was recently nominated for the #BeActive Education Award by the Irish Sports Council and narrowly missed representing Ireland at the European awards in conjunction with this week.

We are continuing a long tradition in St. Joseph´s by running a 3rd and 4th class football league in the first term. It started yesterday and will continue for the next four Wednesdays, weather permitting. Some present football Dublin superstars (Eoghan O´Gara and Denis Bastick) played their first football matches in this league many years ago. Thanks to Mr. Concannon for organising, the other teachers who helped supervise and the 6th class boys who are refereeing. Click below to see more photos.

Congratulations to the senior hurling team and their managers Mr. Reale and Mr. O’Riain on winning the Sciath Marino, in Croke Park. The boys led from start to finish after reaching half time with a comfortable lead. There was a very high standard of hurling on show with some excellent scores. Ballyroan, put up a spirited display in the second half to narrow the scoreline but St. Joseph’s emerged as comfortable winners in the end. 

2017-06-13 Sciath Marino St. Joseph's BNS Terenure v Ballyroan BNS

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