The school has been selected to participate in the GAA 5 Star Centre initiative which has been established by the GAA to encourage children to become more active in their daily lives. Children in all classes will participate in games and activities such as Have a Ball, Fun and Run, Catch and Kick, Strike it, Skill Challenges and Go Games. While the GAA are spearheading this initiative, all the games are totally inclusive and develop basic movement skills such as catching, kicking, and striking which are fundamental to all games. At the end of the year the school hopes to become a GAA 5 Star Centre.
The school already participates in all local GAA leagues and competitions throughout the school year. Pupils in the senior classes take part in after school training sessions in September/October for football and in May/June for hurling. We also run lunchtime hurling/camogie and football mini games during the school year in the community field behind the school. The focus during these small sided games is on participation and having fun. The pupils really enjoy developing their skills with their peers during the games.