Sport

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

We have 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 take 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 represent our school with great pride.

We would also like to express our gratitude to the parents who generously volunteer their time to support our teams and give lifts. Your involvement and assistance is invaluable. Thanks to all teachers who take teams.

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

Castleknock GAA and St Brigid’s GAA  Coaches 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

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Basketball – the 6th class boys and girls are taking part in Basketball Competitions this year and look forward to competing in the National Sports Arena in the springtime.

Well done to all involved.


Marathon Kids – 4th, 5th and 6th class children have completed their 8 weeks Marathon Kids Programme. We held a Final Mile in December.


Cycling – Each year 6th classes participate in cycling lessons and put their skills into practice with a cycle around Phoenix Park led by Mr. Parker.


Swimming – 5th Classes participate in Swimming Lessons.

Cricket – 5th Classes participated in Cricket Lessons with Yash from Cricket Leinster in Term 1.

Rugby – Classes participated in rugby lessons with James from Leinster Rugby in Term 1.