Our school participates, competes and has had great success in a wide variety of Sports throughout the year. Activities are led by our sporting teachers and volunteers and include….
GAA Football, Camogie, Hockey, Soccer, Swimming, Athletics, Basketball, Irish Dancing and Chess
Throughout the years we have experienced many successes and victories across our sporting fields and we are always so proud of our students in their sporting achievements and efforts.
In 2023 we celebrated with our Student Council founding our first FAI Soccer Team
Our Partners in Sport and Physical Activity
GAA plays a big part at St Raphaela’s and we have a very strong partnership with our local club, Kilmacud Crokes. Many of our girls play both Football and Camogie with Kilmacud Crokes and many parents of our children help coach and mentor various age groups in both Football and Camogie at the local club.
Kilmacud Crokes kindly assist us with the training of our school Camogie and Football teams, their chief football coach Pairic McDonald and Hurling/Camogie Coach Niall Corcoran visit the school every year to lead skill and training sessions. Senior infants to second class have access to these sessions and they are a great way of introducing the pupils to Gaelic games.
After school on Mondays, girls from 3rd class upwards have an opportunity to train and play for the school GAA Football team managed by Laura Crowley from Kilmacud Crokes
During the months of January to May one of our teachers and Dublin Camogie Player, Rachel Noctor coach’s girls from 3rd class upwards to play for our School Camogie Team where they have an opportunity to meet and compete against the pupils from local schools.
Fittogether is a local fitness provider that encourages Fitness, Friendship and Fun with a focus on children being active,
During our Month of Healthy Options, they run an early morning dancing/aerobic session with the pupils in the school helping them kickstart the day with a positive, upbeat attitude.
They also provide free couch to 5k and fitness sessions in Clonmore Park which is a programme that parents and children partake in together.
Recently we have included Leinster Rugby as one of our School Sporting Partners. Leinster Rugby send a professional coach to the school for 5 weeks to teach the girls the game of Tag-Rugby. Tag Rugby has grown in popularity with women over the last decade, and we feel that this training gives the girls a great opportunity to partake in this sport with local groups and teams outside of school hours and through their journey in secondary school, college and the work place.