Filed Under (Sport News) by dhartland3459 on 23-04-2015

The running team having been training hard and had the final race of the series this week over by the Tallaght Leisure Centre. Ms Doran, Ms Sheekey and Ms Hartland were all very proud of everyone who raced on the day. Congratulations to all of the individuals who made it into the top 10 in their race and earned more points for St Aidans! We are back to training hard now in preparation for the Finals, which will take place on Thursday the 14th of May in Corkagh Park.

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Filed Under (Sport News) by dhartland3459 on 16-12-2014

Congratulations to the school football team on winning the under 11 go-games league.


Filed Under (Sport News) by dhartland3459 on 20-10-2013

Congratulations to St Aidan’s girls football team who made it through to the semi-final last week. Croke Park here we come!!

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Filed Under (Active Flag, Class blogs and information, Sport News) by aoconnor3465 on 18-04-2013

The Girls football team did St Aidan’s proud. They participated in a league and were the overall winners in the Competition.

They progressed to the next level, but after a great match, we sadly lost the game. The team had an excellent attitude and represented the school to the best of their ability. Well done girls!!


Filed Under (Class blogs and information, Sport News) by jmccormick4866 on 25-06-2012

17th May, 2012 Athletics 2

St. Aidan’s recently participated in the South Dublin School’s Cross Country series of races. After hearing about the competition, Ms. Sheekey, Ms. Foley, Ms. Maher and Ms. O’Leary decided to start up a running club in the school. They held trials and eventually chose 75 pupils to begin training with the club. The first competition took place on February 23rd in Butler McGee Park beside Tallaght Leisure Centre, with five schools from Tallaght taking part. Each school could only enter 50 pupils in the races, so the teachers had a tough job picking the team. There were no medals or trophies to be won, instead the pupils could win points for their school by finishing in the top ten in their races. This first competition was a huge success with St. Aidan’s coming first in all of the races and most members finishing in the top ten. St. Aidan’s managed to accumulate an impressive total of 243 points, putting them well ahead of the other schools.
The second competition took place four weeks later on March 22nd. Again 50 members of the running team represented St. Aidan’s and were just as impressive. St. Aidan’s won 6 out of the 8 races and once again were the leading school with a total of 223 points. There was great excitement around the school afterwards with lots more children wanting to join the running club. So the teachers held trials again and a few more pupils from each class were chosen, bringing the membership of the club to around 100 children. It was around this time that the running club decided to do some fundraising so that a brand new set of kit could be bought for the runners. Members began to sell raffle tickets for three lovely Easter hampers and thanks to the generosity of St. Aidan’s pupils the kit was designed and ordered without delay.
The third competition on April 19th was no different. Some of the new members were racing for the first time and were a bit nervous but they all ran brilliantly. The other schools had begun to close the gap but St. Aidan’s still managed to hold onto the lead winning 6 races again. This time a total of 232 points was achieved. The level of hard work and effort in training was clearly evident from all of the students.
St. Aidan’s was then invited to take part in the South Dublin Cross Country Finals day. This meant they would be competing against schools from Tallaght, Clondalkin and Lucan – sixteen schools in total. On May 17th a carefully selected group of 50 students arrived at Tallaght Athletics Club. By this time the new kit had arrived and the St. Aidan’s team looked fantastic in their shorts and jerseys with the school name and crest displayed proudly. The day began with the 5th class competition, with St. Aidan’s getting off to a great start in these 500m races. They were followed by the girls and boys from 3rd class who ran extremely well in the 300m, with several impressive performances. Next up were the 4th class runners who had to run a full lap of the 400m track. They did extremely well also with many of the students finishing first in their races. Last up were the 6th class pupils who ran a very impressive 600m. There was some fine talent on display with Sarah Singa and Dean O’Neill winning their races by a very wide margin. With all the class races completed, an extra competition called the “Olympic” race took place. Each school had to select one boy and one girl from 5th class to run in this special race, and Kashifa Morenikeji and Jordan White represented the school superbly. In total St. Aidan’s won first place in 10 races, as well as countless top ten finishings. Every pupil did their bit to help the team, no matter where they finished.
With the results approaching St. Aidan’s were nervous yet hopeful. First of all the overall best girls’ team was announced and it was Aidan’s that took the trophy. As the celebrations erupted they were also announced as overall best boys’ team. St. Aidan’s couldn’t believe their luck and Mr. O’Philbin’s hands were looking a bit full with two large cups to hold! Finally the overall best school of the tournament was announced and yes, it was St. Aidan’s again! The celebrations began and all the students were delighted with the outcome.
This was a great day and a great achievement for all involved in the running club this year. Every member played their part and was a credit to their school. The teachers would like to thank everyone for their hard work and the effort they put in. The pupils would like to thank their classmates for their support and encouragement, and their class teachers for allowing them time out of class to take part in training and competitions. They can’t wait to do it all again next year!

Filed Under (Class blogs and information, Sport News) by nmccullagh2602 on 22-02-2012



Semi-final results

Wed 22nd Feb                                            Fri 24th Feb

F. Brooks V L. Duffy                                P. McAleer V F. Brooks

2.2                        2.6