Fitness and fun go hand-in- hand in the lives of children, and the broad range of sports we play at St.Patrick’s NS ensures that there’s fitness and fun for everyone. We offer Gaelic football, hurling, rugby, basketball, soccer, and athletics – so there’s never a shortage of sports to enjoy.
We work closely with local clubs to promote these activities in our school and provide pupils with quality training and physical education.
Hurling and Camogie
St. Patrick's N.S. provides hurling training for our pupils after school on Tuesdays, throughout the year. Mr. Billy Cuddihy, member of the Wicklow County hurling team, coaches the pupils from 2nd to 6th class. St. Patrick's N.S. has enjoyed terrific success on the hurling field, winning numerous trophies.
The girls' camogie team has competed in a number of blitzes. Mr. Cuddihy trains them too.
St. Patrick's N.S. works closely with our local club, St. Pat's GAA, in the coaching and promotion of hurling. Many of the current minor and senior teams in St. Pat's GAA are our past pupils. Peadar De Hora from the club helps Mr. Cuddihy with the after school coaching of hurling.
Hurling Competitions - The school enters several hurling competitions each year, such as the Allianz Hurling League, the INTO Skills Challenge and the Credit Union Cup. Teams are selected and trained for these competitions.
Pupils from St. Patrick's N.S. have enjoyed tremendous success on the football field over the years winning many trophies. St. Patrick's N.S. works closely with our local club, St. Patrick's GAA, in the promotion and development of football amongst young children.
Boys and girls travel to indoor and outdoor Cumann na mBunscoil blitzes throughout the year. There are both participation and competition blitzes to cater for all our pupils.
This year we have Paul Earls (teacher) to teach Gaelic Football skills to our pupils.
Ms.Whelan does basketball with the pupils every Monday after school.
The first term we hold a league using teams from 5th and 6th classes. All children from these classes are welcome to participate in the training sessions. During the spring term pupils from fourth classes are invited to join us.
After Christmas we play teams from the neighbouring schools and clubs. This is on a non-competition basis and we all have a lot of fun and try to keep fitter and healthier.
Athletics coaching takes place all year round on Wednesdays from 2.45 to 3.15pm. This is open to all pupils from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes. Ms. Murphy and Ms. Buckley (teachers) are the coaches this year.
The school enters teams in several cross country events each year and teams are selected and trained for these events. In addition, some events are open to all children who participate in training.
The school also participates in the annual Cumann na mBunscoil Primary School Sports Day where pupils compete in a wide range of athletic events.
We are delighted to have Aiden Kearney come in to coach our students this year. Aiden is a member of the very successful Wicklow Rugby Club.
St. Patrick's N.S. enters teams in the Spar FAI 5-a-side primary school soccer competitions. Mr. Ahern (teacher) trains pupils from 4th to 6th class for this.