Sport in the Local Community

*The World Health Organisation recommends that children and youth aged 5–17 should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.*


4th Class are really enjoying Gaelic Coaching

Term 3: 
Basketball Coaching with Foo for 4th, 5th and 6th classes:


6th class Hurling:

Local Clubs:


2nd, 3rd and 5th Class ASF committee members carried out a ‘What Club Are You In?’ survey to find out about physical activity opportunities in our local community. Every pupil in the school completed the survey and the results are as follows:

Club: No. of Pupils
Geraldines GFC 134
Rock Celtic FC 114
Aura Leisure 112
Blackrock AC 75
Carol Leavy Irish Dancing 32
Dundalk Golf Club 32
Blackrock Hurling and Camogie 25
Dundalk Rugby Club 24
Gymnastics with Kelly 23
Dundalk Tennis Club 22
D-Mas-F 15
Malone Ballet and Gymnastics 13
Oak Tree Stables 13
Elevate 12
Ballymac Swimming 9
Swimming Drumcar 9
Star Maker 8
Dundalk FC 7
Hip Hop Funky Feet 6
Sherli’s Yoga 6
Crystal Ice 6
Dun Dealgan Boxing Club 6
Airbound 5
Yoga with Ruth 4
Cú Chulainn Cycling 4
Naomh Moninne 4
Dunleer AC 4
Dynamites Basketball 3
Top Notch 3
Quay Celtic 3
Clann Naofa 3
Ravensdale Horse Riding 3
Ravens Basketball 3
O’Hanlon Park Boxing 2
Warrior Champ 1
Cobra Kan 1
Na Piarsaigh 1
Dance Kids 1
Gaels GFC 1
St Pats Boxing 1
Mona Rudy Irish Dancing 1
Irish MA Academy 1
Snooker 1
None 33

Workout Wednesday

6th Class pupils have been trained as ‘Playground Leaders’ and every Wednesday they play games with the pupils in the infant yard. We have 2 different playground games every month for each year group. The yard is zoned and we use sports equipment too!




Track Tuesday

4th Class ASF committee members used a pedometer to measure 1 lap of our school pitch. They found that 1 lap=200m. We created a timetable and every Tuesday each class gets 10 mins to run as many laps as they can. We are having great fun calculating how many m/km we ran individually, as a class and as a whole school! We try to run a little bit further every Tuesday.


Week 1:

As a whole school, we ran 480.35km! From Blackrock, Co Louth to Leicester, England!

Week 2:

We ran 483.15km! Now we’re in Vernon, France!

Week 3:

Total of 479.85 km this week. We’ve reached Belfort, France!


Week 4: (Active School Week)

We travelled a total of 511.2km this week!!! Now we’ve reached Brescia in Italy.

Week 5:

Now we’re in Zadar in Croatia! We ran 541.8km this week (Our best yet!). We are going to carry over 40 km for next week as we had trouble finding a city 541 km away.

Week 6:

We travelled 489.3km this week. When we add on 40 km from last week…. it makes a total of 530km. Now we are in Koman, Albania.

Week 7:

503.35km travelled this week, now we’re in Samokov, Bulgaria.

Week 8:

After travelling 522.2km this week, we are in Istanbul, Turkey.

Week 9:

We travelled 524.25km this week! Now we’re in Konya, Turkey.

Week 10:

We ran 576.7km this week! Now we’re in Aleppo, Syria.

Week 11:

After running 549.2km this week, we’ve reached Anah, Iraq.

Week 12:

Great work by all this week!!! 572km!! That brings us to Ali Al Sharqi, Iraq. We hope to reach Dubai before the end of the school year! Only 2 weeks left!!

week 12


Week 13:

Massive effort this week!! 643.8km and 1 more week to go. Now we’re in Borazjan, Iran!

week 13

Week 14:

710.5km…..WE DID IT!! We reached Dubai, UAE!!! Big thanks to everyone. Some classes ran twice to help us reach our target. The children deserve all the credit for this fantastic achievement, their determination and enthusiasm was remarkable. We all enjoyed getting fitter and faster!!

week 14



Some Track Tuesday pictures:

Well Done Wall

*The World Health Organisation recommends that children and youth aged 5–17 should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.*

Fantastic achievements!

Super Troopers in 2nd Class !!!

Basketball League Final

Sports Day

More to follow…