In SNCN sport and physical activity play a very important role in our school. Keeping children active and healthy is very important to us and it also teaches them good social skills and develops positive self-esteem.
While GAA and athletics are strongly supported in particular, the children are also exposed to a wide variety of other sports.
Soccer, basketball, spike ball and orienteering are all busy activities within the school at various times during the school year. In-school leagues, out of school competitions and trips to woods for orienteering are always enjoyed.
Athletics training is currently proving to be quite successful with huge numbers getting involved. As well as competing in The Cork City Sports, in-school meets are organised for our longer and shorter distance runners also. Cross-country running and shorter sprint distances are both developed. Gaelic football, camogie and hurling are all provided for within the school.
We compete in Sciath na Scol and The INTO Mini Sevens competitions each year as well as organising in-school blitz competitions for the younger players. Erins Own Coaching Scheme provides us with an in-school coach for GAA and a number of teachers are involved in training the children after school hours. Developing the skills, actively involving the children and having fun is what the training is all about! We have been very fortunate in contesting numerous finals throughout the years, with many very happy trips to Páirc Uí Rinn and Páirc Uí Caoimh. We have also been lucky enough to win the county title in mini sevens on three occasions in camogie, hurling and girl’s football, which are unbelievable achievements never to be forgotten.