Sport

A great effort by the Joeys boys over two days in Santry after some last minute coaching with Melina. Louis (60m h) and Tom (600m) both took bronze medals with Gareth taking silver also in the 600m to follow up his gold in the recent South Dublin cross country champions race. Best result was from Alex who threw a great 10.77m to win the shot put. You can see a clip of Louis´ heat victory on RTE here at 2.05. In the relays, the Under 10s just missed a medal after two great runs but the three older teams all bagged silver medals after some close contests and slick baton changing. Our thanks to Fergus and William of Sherry Fitzgerald Lettings who have generously sponsored new kit for our athletes.  Photos here  Videos

   

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.

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