7th June 2018

Down Syndrom Sporting Organisation

Eoin Tully, grandson of Betty our wonderful tea leady, is representing Ireland in swimming at the World Down Syndrome Swimming Championships in Canada in July.  We are delighted to support him on this journey and we are hoping to raise […]
7th June 2018

Special Olympics Ireland

We have a number of parents from our school involved with Special Olympics Ireland. Boys in 4th class have recently been learning about the Olympic Games. We have invited a number of people in to talk to the boys about […]
7th June 2018

Active After School

Here in St. Mary’s, we also have a sports and social club. The club is run by two teachers, Ms. Keane and Ms. O’Malley. Activities include, team games, circle time, drama games, circuits, cooperative games and challenges, ball skills development, […]
7th June 2018

HSE Links

We linked in with Ciara Miley, from the HSE Health Promotion and improvement supports for the Active Flag programme.  Ciara has organising for us to use the yard stencils made available from the local sports partnership. Ciara also gave us […]
5th June 2018

HSE Health Promotion Officer/ Physical Activity Coordinator

This year we made a number of changes in an effort to increase awareness around healthy eating and drinking; we emphasised the importance of drinking plenty of water and cutting back on sugary drinks. We replaced treats for extra PE […]
5th June 2018

South Dublin County Sports Partnership

Here at St. Mary’s, we understand that we are all equal and different. Regular exercise and social engagement through active fun is important for everybody.  That’s why we regularly check out what’s happening in our local area. If you are […]
5th June 2018

Lucan Community Games

Many of the boys from St. Mary’s compete in various events with the Community Games, from soccer and Gaelic teams to individual competitions, such as sprinting and long distance events. Competitions take place from early to late summer. If you […]
31st May 2018


We are very lucky that Ms. Keane offered her rugby expertise and took lots of different class levels for rugby training.  She taught them tag rugby skills, drills and fun rugby games.  The boys really enjoyed taking part.  In Lucan […]
31st May 2018

Soccer – Martin Russell

We are very lucky to have a long standing partnership with Martin Russell.  Martin regularly comes in to our school to offer soccer training to the boys.  He also runs soccer camps on the school grounds during the holidays.  Martin […]
31st May 2018


We were lucky to have a wonderful zumba instructor, Benina Khalifa, who came into school to teach zumba to our junior infants, first and second classes.  The boys really enjoyed learning new moves!
31st May 2018

Cricket Leinster

Diurmuid Lynch from Cricket Leinster came in to do cricket lessons with the 5th classes.  The boys really enjoyed the opportunity to play a sport that was new to a lot of them.
31st May 2018

Coláiste Phádraig CBS

In St. Mary’s, we are delighted every year to participate in the Coláiste Phádraig CBS Primary Schools Gaelic Football Blitz.  This year, we were crowned the winners and returned to school with the shield!   Visit their site: https://Coláiste Phádraig […]
30th May 2018

Celtic Adventures

We had a very successful few days with the team from Celtic Adventures.  They organised cooperative games and activities and every boy in the school took part.  To see what we did with Celtic Adventures, follow this link to our […]
30th May 2018

Fittest Family – family activities

During the months of February and March, we really encouraged family fitness and active fun in our school. We ran our St. Mary’s Fittest Family campaign and encouraged families to tap into active initiatives. Families are now participating in local […]
30th May 2018

Bring Back Play

As part of the Active Flag process, we invited parents to check out the ‘Bring Back Play’ section on the website. Our teachers have also taught some of those games recommended throughout the year. Here is a link to […]
28th May 2018

Road Safety Authority/Cycling Ireland

Our fifth classes completed the Cycle Right safety training for a block of 8 weeks.  The boys practised cycling safety skills and when they had enough practise, they got to test their skills on the road.  This is such an […]
28th May 2018

Scouting Ireland

There are very strong links between Scouting Ireland and our school.  There is a scout den located right beside our school!  This is a wonderful facility to have on our doorstep and many of the boys are members. To visit […]
28th May 2018

Weston Hockey Club

We are so grateful to one of our wonderful parents, Barbara Ryan Doyle, along with her sister and daughter who gave up their time to coach hockey for the fourth classes for an entire month!  The boys really enjoyed the […]
28th May 2018

South Dublin County Council – Gymnastics Ireland

We identified two areas to work on from our Active Flag audit, Gymnastics and Outdoor Adventure Activities. We linked in with our local sports partnership officer, Thomas McDermott from South Dublin county council. He organised 4 hours of CPD training […]
25th May 2018

Lucan Sarsfields

In St. Mary’s we have a wonderful relationship with Lucan Sarsfields GAA club.  Many of our boys start off at nursery level with Lucan Sarsfields and they develop their GAA skills there, going on to play for the club for […]
23rd November 2017

Westmanstown Gaels

We are lucky to work closely with Westmanstown Gaels – a local GAA club.  Lots of our boys play for Westmanstown.  As a school, we are supportive of our pupils joining local clubs and we are happy to say that […]