Sports and Clubs

GAA

The Gaelic Football team were very successful this year. They made history as they became the first team from our school to win the Sciath Comhair Linn for Gaelic Football. Well done to all the 5th and 6th class girls who took part.
The camógie training will take place on Wednesdays in the new year. As always, this is weather dependent. League matches usually start from March onwards. Dates, venues and opposition to be confirmed. Keep an eye out here for further updates and information. We are looking forward to it already!

Roll of Honour
June 2014 – Camógie Winners of the Sciath Haughey
June 2015 – Camógie Winners of the Corn Haughey
September 2015 – First ever Gaelic Football Team in SVDP Marino
October 2015 – Gaelic Football Runners up of the Sciath Chomhar Linn
October 2016 – Gaelic Football Runners up of the Corn Chomhar Linn
June 2017 – Camógie Winners of the Corn Bean Uí Phuirséil
September 2017 – Gaelic Football Winners of the Sciath Chomhar Linn

 

 

CROSS-COUNTRY/ATHLETICS

We have a great tradition in cross-country running and athletics here in St. Vincent de Paul School. Every year we compete in cross-country competitions in Santry Demesne, St. Anne’s Park and Portmarnock. We have been very successful in recent years, winning many medals and trophies. This year our team finished second in the Brother Invitational meet, organised by Clonliffe Harriers and we had great success at the North Dublin Championships where we were the overall winners much to Coach McElwain’s delight! 🙂

Here’s a photo of the soaking wet but victorious team after their race through the mud and rain in Portmarnock. Well done girls!

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Colette Quinn from Raheny Shamrocks has been working on indoor athletics with the girls on Thursday afternoons and we are really looking forward to starting training for the annual track and field championships which are held in Morton Stadium, Santry every June. In Santry we will be competing in sprints, relays, hurdles, shot putt, long jump and high jump.

 

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SOCCER

Over the past few years, David Rake from the Football Association of Ireland has been busy putting the girls through their paces in the school yard during his weekly coaching sessions. David’s expertise and enthusiasm are much appreciated and the girls really enjoy the drills and games as they fine tune their skills. An after school soccer programme is now taking place on Wednesdays from 2.45pm to 3.30pm in the school yard. Information can be had from the office.

 

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SWIMMING

Aquatics is a part of the Physical Education curriculum and so during the second term our 4th classes headed off to Westwood pool once a week. The instructors in Westwood were very complimentary about the girls’ excellent behaviour and the great progress made by everyone over the term. The girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were pretty tired upon their return to school after each swimming session! A huge thanks to the parents who volunteered to accompany the girls to the pool and back each week and a special thanks to our very supportive Board of Management which subsidised the cost.

 

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