Four rugby pitches accommodate over a dozen teams of boys playing the game. Teams take part in the premier sections of the Leinster Senior and Junior Cup and League Competitions enjoying considerable success. Boys have attained representative honours for Leinster and Ireland.
Boys and girls play on two synthetic pitches and two shale pitches. Girls play within the South-East area while boys play in the Leinster competitions and have been very successful in recent years. Players, both girls and boys, have won interprovincial and international honours at under-16 and under-18 level.
This sport is undertaken largely on an individual basis but junior and senior teams take part in various competitions particularly in the summer term. Our pupils have attained international recognition in recent years.
We have many pupils who enjoy golf and some who represent the college with distinction in various local, provincial and inter school competitions. Some pupils take part in the Past Pupils’ Annual Golf Outing.
Tae Kwon Do
Tae Kwon Do is on every Friday in the Macadoo from 3.50-4.50. We have 2 black belts in 1st yr - Ashton Botha and Lydia Berry. They are pictured with Aoife Botha, past pupil and Master Michael Botha, instructor.
Outdoor sports include tennis, cricket, soccer and cross-country running. The large Sports Hall is the venue for various indoor activities including physical education classes, indoor hockey, indoor soccer, basketball, weight training and table tennis.
Every first year pupil is taught swimming with organised lessons every week. The more competent swimmers can learn lifesaving and seniors can train to become Assistant Swimming Teachers.
Boys and girls receive coaching in the sport in our P.E. Hall. There is much interest and pupils recently won a national championship.
Our Equestrian Club was founded in 1993 and is still going strong, due the support, advice and enthusiasm of many of our students and their parents. Our club is best described by some of our members, both past and present.
“I enjoyed jumping for the College, because I was proud to represent it and be part of a good team spirit.”
Dean Wilson, showjumper and breeder, based in the UK.
“lt was a great experience competing on the school teams, the team spirit helped me learn to deal with the pressure of competing as a team.”
Richie Moloney, Showjumper, based in the USA.
“There was always great camaradrie amongst our teams and I was thrilled to be going to a school with a renowned equestrian background.”
Elizabeth Sterling, eventer and post-graduate university student in UCD.