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St Francis of Assisi PS, Balgriffin, Dublin 13

School Sports

Gaelic Football & Hurling

GAA plays an integral part in our school community. GAA provides our students with an extra-curricular activity promoting teamwork, physical wellbeing and above all; fun with their peers. We had a successful gaelic football season in the Fingal League final. 

In 2023, we entered five teams into competition. We had four football teams - junior girls, junior boys, senior girls and senior boys entered into the Fingal league. 

Our aim is to develop the basic skills of Gaelic games during our weekly training sessions and give the children the opportunity to represent their school by wearing the school jersey and trying their best on match days.  


Mr. Finnerty organises and coaches the Boys Soccer team. They participate in the School's FAI cup, the FAI 5-a-side tournament and a local schools 5-a-side Blitz. Training occurs each week and is comprised of children from 4th, 5th and 6th class. 


St Francis of Assisi have grown from strength to strength in their participation in athletics since our first ever event in 2018.  We participate in Cross Country events organised by Dublin city council which give the children from 3rd to 6th class the opportunity to compete against children from all across Dublin. These events are always wonderful days out and children gain a lot from the experience.  In May each year, we participate in the Cumman na mBunscol Athletics events, which takes place in Morton Stadium in Santry.

The children get the opportunity to compete across a range of track and field events including sprints, relays, long distance, high jump, long jump, shot put and hurdles.  In the build up to the competition the children are very dedicated in their training which often takes place before school.  It is a great opportunity for the children to be exposed to such a wide variety of athletics events.

Congratulations to our 6th Class Student coming 1st Place in the High Jump at Cumman...