Sports

 

GAA
St. Benedict’s & St. Mary’s have three G.A.A. teams.  There is a boys and girls senior team and a boys junior team.  They compete in Cumann na mBunscoil and Fingal Leagues.  There are also mini leagues for boys and girls in 1st & 2nd class.  Our local G.A.A. Club Naomh Barróg provide coaching for the children every Friday.

SOCCER
Our soccer team takes part in the FAI City Leagues.  We also take part in Cup and five-a-side competition.  The soccer team is made up of boys in 6th class.

ATHLETICS
Every year the school team takes part in Santry Sports.  They compete in both track and field events from 4th – 6th class.  There is additional training after school in which a coach visits our school from Raheny Shamrocks.

BASKETBALL
Basketball coaching is available from 1st – 6th class in St. Benedict’s and St. Mary’s on a weekly basis.

BOXING
Boxing with Michael Carruth takes place in the school for a month before Christmas and a month before the Summer holidays.  Children from 4th – 6th class take part in the Bronze Programme.  If they like the training they can complete the Silver and Gold Programmes.

HIP HOP
The children at St. Benedict’s and St. Mary’s were given the opportunity to get dance training by Ireland’s Got to Dance act Ghetto Fabulous!

SWIMMING
Children from 3rd – 6th class take part in 6 week long swimming lessons. This is a requirement of the Department of Education and Science.