Scoil Mhuire has a long and memorable tradition of pupil involvement in team sports. On the GAA playing fields, our school enters football, camogie and hurling teams into the annual Rackard League competitions where many of our teams have experienced tremendous success over the years. Of recent note, is the success of our Camogie Team which was the outright winner of the Wexford Urban League in 2021/2022.
Soccer is also a very popular sport in our school and one that many of our pupils play on a daily basis. Each year we enter a boy’s team and a girl’s team into the FAI Primary School 5’s tournament, hosted in Ferrycarrig Park. Our teams have a strong competitive streak and in 2003 our boys’ team reached the Leinster Final, eventually losing out in a penalty shoot-out. Equally, our girls and boys 5-a-side soccer teams have enjoyed much success over the years.
Regular training is key to our pupils’ sporting success both at school and in the many sporting clubs of which our pupils are members. As well as the training provided by our school staff, coaches from Na Fianna, Clonard and St John’s Volunteers GAA Club regularly give of their time and expertise to coach our pupils at school in the skills of camogie, hurling and Gaelic football. Along with being a thoroughly enjoyable experience for the girls and boys, the benefits of coaching is clearly in evidence by the time our pupils reach the senior end of the school and begin participating competitively in inter-school team sports.
With Scoil Mhuire’s enthusiastic promotion of the importance of physical fitness and wellbeing, we are always delighted to host visits from the many local Wexford sports clubs who come our way during our annual Active Schools Week. Here, our girls and boys get the opportunity to learn a little more about participating in a range of sports, from boxing to Gaelic games, cricket to soccer, and tennis to rugby.