PE and Sport



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Yesterday in Donnybrook our Junior Cup team, captained by William Hickey, won the JCT for the 4th time in the schools history. The team, backboned by 11 former Junior School pupils, powered their way to the title with a brilliant 31-17 win over local rivals Blackrock. Tries from Christopher Cosgrave (2), Jack Boyle, Niall Carroll and Zach Harrison insured that all the boys in the Junior School left the game feeling very happy and with dreams of future glory in their head. Congratulations to everyone involved with the team.

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The first ever swimming club in St. Michael's College Junior school started this term and has proven very successful. The students involved in the Otters Swimming Club have trained with great determination and have shown great confidence in all their strokes as the weeks progressed. The team will attend the Willow Cup Gala next Wednesday 29th March. This will be their first competition as a team this year and we wish them all the best. We would like to thank the Parents Association for supplying swim kit for the team, it is greatly appreciated. 

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This year St. Michael's College Junior School will be represented for the first time by a Sixth Form team. This is a huge achievement for the school and we look forward to the tournament ahead. We would like to thank Cricket Ireland for the support in setting up a team from the school, and the supply of equipment to make it possible to compete. Good luck to all involved.

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St. Michael's College Junior School participated in the ten minutes of activity, at ten o clock, on the 10th February in conjunction with Operation Transformation. We participated in this event with the activity of dance which all students had completed over their six week module of dance in P.E. All classes performed their individual class routines for the entire school. Finally, the whole school from Pre-School to Sixth Form, performed their school dance with great success. Well done to all students for participating with such enthusiasm and pride for activity through dance. 

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Second Form took part in their first ever rugby blitz in St. Mary's College at the weekend. The boys played brilliantly in all of their matches and represented the school very well.

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Best of luck tomorrow to our Junior Cup Team who play Blackrock in a replay of the JCT Final. The first game was a very tense affair with the final score of 7-7 showing how close the game was. The game is on in Donnybrook Stadium tomorrow at 3pm so everyone get your St. Michael's scarf on and bring your best singing voice to support our boys!


At 10am this morning all the boys in St. Michaels gathered in the sports hall for a dance off! This was part of the Operation Transformation Challenge. The challenge was that all Primary Schools in Ireland were to do 10 minutes of exercise at 10am on the 10th of February. The boys really showed off all their moves and everyone had a great time. Thank you very much to Ms. Doyle on having the boys so well prepared.

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On Saturday 7th January, St. Michael's Swimming team participated in the Leinster Swimming A Championships in Tallaght Sports Complex. All boys represented the school with great pride and showed class in their chosen events. Callum Morris was our first competitior of the day in the u.10 Breaststroke. He managed to clock a personal best time which earned him a spot in the All Ireland Championships in February. To keep the success of St. Michael's going, Tom Leo performed with great strength in the u.11 Freestyle, only 1 second off his personal best time.

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Well done to all students in participated in the Jingle Bell run before the Christmas break. Classes 1st-6th completed a mile around our 400m running track, while Pre-school, Junior Infants and Senior Infants completed a half mile. All students participated with great joy and enthusiasm to welcome in the holiday season. Well done to all and a huge thanks to all parents who came out in support of the students.

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All classes have worked extremely hard over six weeks in P.E to create a gymnastic routine out of gymnastic moves they were taught. Each group performed their routine infront of their whole class and class teacher. They were all extremely professional in their performances and it was a pleasure to see all boys enthusiastic about their own work.