3rd & 4th class league

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 today 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.

Summer News

We are delighted to have been nominated for the #BeActive Education Award by the Irish Sports Council. This is a European award to coincide with the European Week of Sport and National Fitness Day at the end of September. Click on the photo below to see some of the best photos from our Active Weeks and other activities over the last few years.

30 day timelapse on a cargo ship in the Indian Ocean and a journey through the Suez Canal.
STAY SAFE IN WATER!
Some football tricks to try during the summer. 60 min work-out for parents! More tips here for fitness/diet and the importance of good sleep.

A Canadian teacher banned bottle flips and then spent the whole year making this video to show his class at the end of the school year.

The type of questions you might be asked in an interview to get into Oxford University.
The BBC Planet Earth people have posted hours of amazing footage and sounds of nature on youtube.

Well done to Cillian and Dara who were competing in Athletics National finals today. Wearing a lime green top, Cillian´s races can be seen at -3.37.00 and -1.56.00 on this video. If you have ambitions to be a hurdler look at these drills-some you can do at home with a high stool, chair or coffee table in place of a hurdle.Running Barefoot- is it safe?

Santry Athletics

Well done to all our athletes who represented St. Joseph´s with distinction on both days. We finished the two days with eight golds and one bronze medal. Our Under 10, Under 11 and Under 12 teams were all lucky enough to come away with the cup and gold medals. Hard luck to the Under 14 team who also ran their socks off against some very strong competition. A special thank you to Melina who has flown in from Munich to help with Active Week, Santry preperation and Sports evening (Weds June 7th at 6.30pm). More photos will be posted here and video clips will be uploaded here.

Spring Sports

The third term is always a very active one in St. Joseph´s and we look forward to welcoming Melina back in a few weeks in the runup to our school sportsnight on June 7th(a date for your diary). Already this week we´ve had a cricket match, a tag rugby blitz and a cross-country event(photos here). The Cumann na mBunscol hurling leagues starts this week(photos will be uploaded here) and Santry athletics is also penciled in for May (22nd & 31st). We also say well done to our past pupils who were involved with the successful Faughs Under 14s in a fantastic weekend of Féile hurling. Cross country finals day.
Shot put Hurdles 2016 Hurdles 2015 Hurdle drills More drills More athletics videos Eoghan´s great performance last year
Cricket-How to bat

Cricket

Following an excellent series of coaching sessions with Diarmuid Lynch of Leinster Cricket we had the opportunity to play in the Blue Insurance Leprechaun Cup for primary schools. A number of 6th class boys represented St. Joseph’s vs. Scoil Mobhi, Glasnevin at Sydney Parade today and came out on the winning side by five wickets. For most of the boys it was their first experience of a proper cricket match but our captain, Finn has played cricket in sunnier climes down under. This showed as he took two quick wickets and his fast bowling was backed up by Chris and Nawfal who also took two wickets each. However Scoil Mobhi batted well and scored a fine 85 runs all out. Our batting was also good and Gavin was our leading batsman with a cracking 26 before he was run out. Finn, Aaron and Ryan all kept the scoreboard ticking along towards the target and just as some hailstones started to fall, in the 17th over, Brendan(11 not out) clipped the ball to the boundary for the winning runs. Well done everyone and our thanks to Scoil Mobhi for an enjoyable, sporting game. Also we are grateful to Diarmuid and Brian of Leinster cricket. More photos here. Cross country April photos