We really enjoy sports here in St. Francis Xavier Senior School…..


It has been an incredibly busy and exciting year on the sporting front, and we are immensely proud of all our students.

We had numerous teams competing in various sports, including Boys and Girls GAA, Boys and Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls Basketball, Cross Country,  Sprinting Events, and Climbing. We also took part in  the Marathon Kids programme, SARI football against Racism and Bike Week events. The dedication, teamwork, and sportsmanship shown by students has truly been commendable, and all students have represented our school with great pride.

We would also like to express our gratitude to the parents who generously volunteered their time to support our teams and give lifts. Special mention to Ellie’s Dad, Christopher, Sally’s Dad, David and Olivia’s Dad, Ronan who helped out with the Camogie team. Your involvement and assistance have been invaluable. Thanks to all teachers who took teams.  We look forward to another busy sporting year.


GAA – We have GAA teams in our school and compete in Cumann na mBunscoil Competitions each year.

Castleknock GAA coach Marie and Coach Dave in from St Brigid’s GAA  work with classes in our school.

Soccer: We have a boys and girls team in our school coached by  Mr. Gurhy and Mr. O’Séaghdha and Ms. Donoher and Ms. Daly



Basketball – the 6th class boys and girls took part in a Dublin 15 league.

Well done to all involved and special thanks to class teachers Ms. Shovlin, Ms. Sheridan, Mr. Gurhy and Ms. Hanifin.


Marathon Kids – 5th and 6th class children have completed their 8 weeks Marathon Kids Programme. We held a Final Mile in Tír na nÓg.

Thanks to Mr O’Séaghdha for co- ordinating this.


Cycling – Each year 6th classes participate in cycling lessons.


Swimming – 5th Classes participate in Swimming Lessons.