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


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


Tymon cross country March 2017 video & photos.
With cross-country and track & field events upcoming so we all need to get some training in. When you´re not out getting fit, take time to check out our athletics coaching videos. Try these speed and agility drills. Here you can see Jack and Daragh showing how to change baton at top speed.
Cross country photos 6th class races video 3rd/5th class video
Hurdles 2016 Hurdles 2015 Hurdle drills More drills More athletics videos Eoghan´s great performance last year
Well done to Gareth, Dara and Cillian who were all among the medallists at the Dublin Indoors Championships recently. Photo here.
St Enda´s cross countryphotos and video.

Quiz time

Well done to our four teams who competed in the Rathfarnham Credit Union quiz in Knocklyon. They really enjoyed themselves and clocked up good scores in a difficult quiz but the competition was very intense. Congratulations to quiz winners Knocklyon and St. Pius. Here are the 72 questions.

Quick quiz(10 questions) Credit Union Quiz Practice
Previous All Ireland winners(look at 2013)