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Physical Education, Sport and Games



Physical Education, Sport and Games are very important for each student.
· Our school is a health promoting school.
·  Each class is timetabled for a double P.E. class each week.
· Students are offered a varied P.E. programme and have the opportunity to experience swimming classes, gymnastics, dance, net and invasion games, athletics, rounders, self defence classes, hill walking, orienteering, stress management and yoga.
· Games/Sports on offer include: Athletics, basketball, badminton, gaelic football, golf, hockey, swimming, tennis and volleyball.
· Students are entered in Inter-School Competitions and have achieved outstanding success in a variety of games in recent years.
· Many students in conjunction with the local Badminton, Golf and Swimming Clubs compete in the schools’ competitions.
· Students compete successfully in Basketball, Gaelic Football, Badminton, Cross Country, Golf and Swimming at different levels i.e. Regional, Connaught and All Ireland level.


School Basketball


Our school St. Joseph’s Secondary School – known as "St. Joes "or "Mercy Castlebar "in the basketball scene, have been competing in the Mayo League and SBAI (Schools Basketball Association of Ireland) for many years now. With both a senior and cadette team we have been very succesful winning many titles.


KICKBOXING
Congratulations to Laura Fahey and Sinéad Griffin who competed in the World Kickboxing Championship in Croatia. A great achievement for Laura and Sinéad.

RACQUETBALL
Majella Haverty and Katie Kenny took part in the Racquetball Championships in Arizona, USA.  Congratulations to both of you.



BASKETBALL
Senior
The Senior Basketball teams played four matches and won three of them.  They qualified for the All-Ireland playoffs and played in the University of Limerick Sports arena on Saturday 20
th January 2007.

St Joseph’s played against Rochfortbridge Secondary School and Mercy College Sligo.  Their opponents emerged as the winners in both matches but our St Joseph’s team played with great determination and spirit.  Next year they will fight back!  Thanks to Ms B Keaveney, Mrs Deirdre Conway, Ms Clare Nolan and Mrs Kathleen Redmond.

Cadette
The Cadette team played very well in their 3 matches but unfortunately they did not qualify for the All Ireland play offs.  They will do well at senior level next year.  They travelled to the All Ireland play offs with the Senior Team.  They were great supporters and a credit to the school.

1st & 2nd Year
These four teams are currently training and are progressing well, having defeated Ballinrobe C.S and Davitt College in two of their recent matches.  Keep up the training and we hope that you are enjoying the sessions.


BADMINTON
U16 and 19 badminton teams are doing very well.  Both teams won in the first round of the Schools’ Badminton competitions and qualified for the Connaught Finals.

U19 Team:  Aisling Granahan, Aoife Granahan, Sinead O’Donoghue & Laura Keena
U16 Team:  Niamh O’Donoghue, Jennifer Coleman, Maeve Lavelle &
Honor Coleman

Thanks to Ms Thérèse O’Brien and Ms Healy for their support.


CROSS COUNTRY
Well done to all the girls who competed in the Mayo/Sligo Cross Country Competition.  Congratulations to the Minor Team of Deirdre McGauran, Fiona Naughton, Clare O’Brien, Laura Nugent, Katie McManamon, Aoife Connaughton (Sub: Sorcha Thornton) who took 1
st place in the Connaught Finals and to Deirdre McGauran who was an individual winner.

HOCKEY
Since September ’06, a large number of students have taken up hockey.  Training is in full swing and the girls are greatly looking forward to the forthcoming tournament in Galway.  Thanks to Ms Carey.

KICKBOXING
Congratulations to Laura Fahey and Sinéad Griffin who competed in the World Kickboxing Championship in Croatia. A great achievement for Laura and Sinéad.

RACQUETBALL
Majella Haverty and Katie Kenny took part in the Racquetball Championships in Arizona, USA.  Congratulations to both of you.

GOLF

Aoife McHale, Daryl Conroy, Siobhán Gibbons and Deirdre Walsh competed in the School Girls Western Division in Golf.  Well done.  Interest in golf is fast growing among our student population.

 
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