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Colm from Gymnastics Inc. in Carrigaline has been taking classes in the hall as part of the P.E. curriculum in recent weeks. See below for pictures of the children enjoying these fantastic classes. Well done to all and keep up the great work!

Easter Activities

See below a few pictures of the children being active before the Easter mid-term.  It was great to see all children so active and was very eggciting! It was also fantastic to see the children used their orienteering skills during the activities. Special thanks to sixth class and Ms. Moran for organising the Egg hunt.

4th Class Tag Rugby Blitz

Well done to both Tag Rugby teams in fourth class who recently represented the school in a tag rugby blitz in  Douglas. All pupils had a great day and did themselves proud!!


FAI Primary School Soccer Tournament

On Thursday 6th of April both the boys and girls soccer teams went to Knockgriffen Park in Midleton to compete in the FAI Primary soccer tournament. Both teams performed very well on the day and represented the school fantastically well. Unfortunately the teams did not progress to the next round but can be proud of their performances. Well done to all involved.



We are very lucky in the Shanbally area to have a vast array of different sporting clubs available to the community. The Active School Committee recently completed a survey of all classes and asked ‘What Clubs are you in?’ There was a fantastic response from the children and you can see below the range of different sports that the children of Shanbally N.S. are involved with.  If some children are not members of a club perhaps you could sign them up to one of the many clubs in the local area to keep your children fit and healthy



Language Class

Rugby, Athletics, Soccer, Wall Climbing, Football.

Junior Infants

Swimming, Gymnastics, Damhsa Gaelach, Carrigaline United, Shamrocks G.A.A., Horse-riding, Taekwondo, Carrigaline R.F.C., Monkstown Golf Club, Passage West F.C., Ballet Carrigaline.

Senior Infants

Swimming Lessons, Shamrocks G.A.A. Gymnastics Carrigaline, Woodlands Warriors, Anna’s Fitness Class, Rebel Wheelers, Taekwondo, Ballet, Irish Dancing, Carrigaline G.A.A. Carrigaline Soccer, Awesome Walls (Climbing), Karate.

1st Class

Swimming, Gymnastics, Irish Dancing, Soccer, Shamrocks G.A.A., Horse Riding, Taekwondo, Rugby, Golf, Modern Dance, Athletics Club, Woodland Warriors, Basketball Club, Hockey, Tennis, American Football.

2nd Class

Shamrocks G.A.A., Carrigaline Gymnastics, Carrigaline United, South Union Pony Club, Merryville Stables, Carrigaline Dancing, Leevale Running Club, Carrigaline Tennis Club, Carrigaline Beavers, Carrigaline Drama Club.

3rd Class

Gymnastics Carrigaline, Carrigaline United, Shamrocks G.A.A., Karate Passage West, Blarney G.A.A., Monkstown Sailing, Sundays Well Rugby Club, Carrigaline Rugby, Douglas Swimming, Passage Camogie, Passage Soccer club, Crux Dance, College Corinthians, Douglas Hall, Joan Denise Moriarty School of Dance.

4th Class

Shamrocks G.A.A., Garryduff Tennis, Carrigaline United, Passage United, Carrigaline Basketball, Hitchmoughs Riding School, Carrigaline Tae-Kwon-do, Crosshaven Karate Club, Monkstown sailing, Ballygarvan G.A.A. club, Carrigaline G.A.A., Bmxing, Carrigaline Inc Gymnnastics, Swimming COPE, Blackrock Camogie, Swimming Cobh.

5th Class

Shamrocks G.A.A., Wolfe Stage School, Douglas Gymnastics Club, Kinsale Soccer Club, Carrigaline Rugby Club, College Corinthians, Carrigaline Tennis, Douglas Hall, Carrigaline Basketball, St. Michaels Football, Carrigaline United, Blackrock Taekwondo, Hitchmoughs Riding club, Sunday’s Well Swimming Club, Rebel Wheelers Basketball, Ashton Hockey Club, Cork Con Rugby, Passage Camogie, K.J. Power Lifting, K.J. Strength & Conditioning.

6th Class

Maryville Equestrian Centre, Hitchmough Riding School, Shamrocks G.A.A., Blackrock Rowing Club, Crosshaven A.F.C., Maradyke Climbing, Carrigaline G.A.A., Sunday’s Well Tennis, Rebel Wheelers, Elite Gym, Carrigaline United, College Corinthians, Douglas G.A.A, Carrigaline G.A.A., Passage United, ELJ Dance Club, Leevale Running,  Carrigaline Tennis Club, Douglas Gym, Wolfe Stage School, Carrigaline Gym.

City Sports Trials

Well done to all children who participated in the City Sports trials on Monday. Also special thanks to Mr. Clifford and Ms. Callanan for organising and coordinating the trials.

Seachtain Na Gaeilge

Bhí an-spóirt agus spraoi againn an seachtain seo chaite i rith na seachtaine. Bhí na paistí ag damhsa agus an-gníomhach gach lá agus bhí cluichí ar siúl trí mhéan na Gaeilge. Féach ar na ghrianghrafanna anseo!!


Cork SportsAbility Day 2017

Cork SportsAbility Day will take place in the Mardyke Arena UCC on 25th March with over 15 different activity sessions and 30 information stands.
Wheelchair Rugby, Table Tennis, Archery, Badminton, Seated Volleyball, Powerchair Football, Wall Climbing will all feature in the biggest showcase event for Sport for People with a Disability in Ireland. In addition, over 25 information stands from a wide range of clubs & organisations will also be on display with information on how to get involved.

Special guest on the day will be former international goalkeeper Packie Bonner.

Irish Dancing

Classes have been enjoying Irish Dancing with Miah in the last few weeks. Please see below for a few pictures!

Nutri-Safari Trip to Supervalu

As part of the Super Troopers Health Homework Programme children from 5th and 6th class had a very enjoyable trip to Collin’s Supervalu in Carrigaline last week. The Super-Troopers programme in association with Laya has been working very successfully this year ensuring all pupils complete active homework each night. The children really enjoyed their trip to Supervalu and tasted a wide variety of healthy and nutritious foods.  Thanks to all for participating and to Supervalu in Carrigaline for facilitating both classes!