Sports

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Sports on offer include athletics, badminton, basketball, fencing, golf, rowing, rugby, soccer and hurling. Facilities include four rugby pitches, ten tennis courts, a soccer pitch, sports hall and cardio-vascular suite plus a six lane 400 metre grass track during the summer term. In addition the estate has an abundance of woodland paths which offer opportunities for exploration and activity. The school prides itself on its outstanding provision for games. There are regular fixtures with other schools for all age groups in the major team games.

Rugby takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on our four Rugby pitches. Rugby is the school’s main team sport and is compulsory for 1st years unless as a parent you expressly wish this not to be the case. 

Athletics coaching is on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Fencing takes place on Saturdays and is compulsory for all 1st years.

Golf - The school offers Golf lessons in association with Ballykisteen Golf Club on Saturday afternoons. Students can avail of lessons including full membership of the club for a fee.

Tennis lessons occur on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for both beginner and advanced players on our all-weather tennis courts. 

The indoor sports hall is used for badminton, basketball and indoor soccer and has an extensive weights/cardiovascular suite.

Swimming takes place on Wednesday afternoons in the University of Limerick’s 50 metre pool .

Rowing takes place in partnership with Shannon Rowing Club on Wednesday afternoons.

In addition on certain days in the week especially Tuesday and Thursdays those not involved in tennis or rugby gym training will be assigned to a Housemaster to keep them active. These activities will take the form of a 5 km run or walk, circuits in the Gym, Pitch and Putt, Carpentry, Yoga and Taekwondo.

Transportation to all outside activities is covered by the school.