Sport

Sports evening photos    Santry Athletics Photos

 

As we head into sunny days and long, bright evenings we are promoting an active, healthy lifestyle over the next few weeks with the help of our visiting PE expert, Melina from Munich University.
Sports evening (see provisional schedule) will be on Weds. May 23rd at 6.30pm in the VEC Grounds, Templeogue Rd. Other activities include Walk to School, Fyffes Fit Squad, tennis and cricket coaching, Yoga with Ms. Larmer, before-school athletics training for Santry, tag rugby, after-school hurling(senior and junior teams), Terenure College Gaelic football blitz and more. Photos will be added to this gallery.

We are very grateful to Mark Caslin of Larkview FC who has kindly sponsored a beautiful new set of gear for our school teams. Our soccer and hurling teams have started playing league matches after the long winter, while we will also have more cross country and track events. Our Active Weeks are in May (with Sports evening on Weds 23rd) and we are hoping our German PE expert, Melina will be here for a few weeks to get us all moving like this.

Last week, we had the first ever indoors athletics Primary schools’ event at the magnificent new arena in Abbottstown. St Joseph’s were represented by boys from 5th and 6th class who all performed very well. Medallists were Luke-bronze in the 600m, Alex-silver in the shot and gold for our excellent relay team (Aaron, Liam, Tom and Dillon). Photos Video

Our thanks to Terenure College for hosting the primary schools cross country again this year in their magnificent college grounds. 71 boys from St. Josephs´s, including some from 2nd and 3rd classes running their first cross country races, ran their socks off in the winter sunshine against the best runners from eight other local schools. We were delighted to have our German PE teacher, Melina, here for a flying visit, to encourage everyone. She will be back in the summer term for a few weeks. More photos Video (Thanks to our cameramen Ben, Roan, Senan and Leo)
Melina´s Christmas Dance Mix.

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 football 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

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