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 largely undertaken on an individual basis, but a “Fit for Life” running activity is provided as part of our ECA programme. The College also competes in inter-schools Cross Country in the Autumn term and inter-school outdoor Track and Field events both team and individual in the Summer term.
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.
This is provided as an ECA activity each Tuesday afternoon after school throughout the year. It is aimed at all age-groups in the college and is a therapeutic leisure activity. Lane swimming is provided for those who wish to use it for fitness reasons while a less formal area of the pool is provided for those who wish to enjoy a more relaxing swim.
Boys and girls receive coaching in the sport in our P.E. Hall. There is much interest and pupils recently won a national championship.
Founded in 1994 our Equestrian Club endeavours to encourage our members to develop their interest in and love for all aspects of the equestrian world.
We compete in schools competitions at weekends, have meetings with guest speakers and have trips to visit the Irish National Stud planned for this school year.
It is a requirement that all our riders wear back protectors and helmets during competition, and care for their ponies and horses.
Every rider, irrespective of ability is given every encouragement and whatever the results are at the end of the day we try to ensure that skills are being developed and that each rider returns home happy that they have done their best and make new friends. It is important too to contact your parents before putting your name forward for team competitions.
After 18 months without competitions we would hope to have a very busy and enjoyable year ahead
Over the years we have won 40 Irish titles and we have won 6 titles in Hickstead as well. Many of our former members have gone on to work in the equestrian industry, some as jockeys, and very many retain their love of horses for life. See details on our notice board or contact Mr Paul Cuddihy in Room 3 or Hetty Cope and Kate Collins, our joint chairpersons.
This year we are planning to compete in the schools show-jumping league which starts in October. We hope to get half-zips for competing members.
Please try to attend our meetings which will be advertised.