Sport in St. Vincent's




We at St. Vincent's Convent N.S. understand the importance of enjoying and playing sport. We therefore endeavour to ensure maximum participation by all children in sports and to create a balance between curricular and extra curricular sporting activities.
Our P.E. co-ordinator, Ms. M. O' Leary works tirelessly to provide and promote a wide range of sports in the school so that children will have a chance to experience different sports. These include:

Swimming: 

We are very lucky at St. Vincent’s to be in close proximity to Leisureworld Churchfield. Formal swimming lessons are offered to all children from 1st to 6th Class, in six-week blocks yearly. Our swim teachers are qualified to Swim Ireland standard, and all levels are catered for, from the beginner through to advanced stroke analysis and technique.


Athletics:

 

Every year the school takes part in the Cork City School Sports which is held in Páirc Uí Chaoimh during the last term. Preliminary races are held to select runners for the school team before this event. Each child in the school gets an opportunity to participate, and many children have gone to represent their school at local and county level in athletics.


Basketball:

All children from 1st to 6th class get to participate in basketball training as part of their P.E. curriculum. They are coached by Mr. Dommie Mullins, the St. Vincent's Secondary School basketball coach, who has numerous accolades both as a player and as a coach to his name. The training takes place in the purpose built basketball arena in St. Vincent's Secondary School. A number of our girls who continue on to St. Vincent's Secondary School now play for their school, county and Ireland ladies basketball teams at various age levels. 
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