ST. LOUIS BASKETBALL
St Louis High School basketball programme currently has four teams ranging from first year to sixth year. The teams compete in the Dublin SSA girl's league. The last three years have been very successful for our basketball teams winning both senior, junior and 1st year divisions in the SSA Dublin Girls' League. Each team trains twice a week in the evenings after school. The programme has also established links with other St Louis High Schools around the country. Occasionally our Senior and Cadet team travel to the St Louis Secondary School in Dundalk to play a friendly match.
The programme encourages the girls to participate in all aspects of the game. We have girls undertaking refereeing and table official courses each year.
ST. LOUIS HOCKEY
Hockey is alive and thriving in St Louis! Hockey coaching takes place every Monday in the Iveagh Grounds in Crumlin. In addition to training we organised various friendly matches and participate in the Leinster League. We also have a tournament to mark the end of the term.
ST. LOUIS SWIMMING CLUB
St. Louis High School swimming club has been running for the past fourteen years, meeting before school in Rathmines Swan Leisure Centre on Thursday mornings at 7.15 am (we share the pool with the lifesaving club).
The long, very successful tradition of swimming in St. Louis has, over the years, led to many successes in the Irish Schools Swimming Galas, both at Leinster and National Level. Some of our swimmers join competitive clubs and represent St. Louis at provincial and national level. However, many students just swim for overall fitness, but are also encouraged to compete in school galas if they so wish.
We were proud to count Aisling Cooney – Irish Olympian 2008 – as one of our foremost swimmers – representing St. Louis at all major school galas throughout her years in school. In her final year she captained our Under-
This is a very popular club, with large numbers despite the early morning start. We train in Rathmines Swan Leisure Centre on Thursday mornings at 7.15. Students prepare for Irish Water Safety exams and most complete their Pool Lifeguard Award – this enables them to work as lifeguards at pools and beaches during the summer months. Students also complete exams in CPR.
ST. LOUIS ATHLETICS CLUB
The club provides coaching for a wide range of sports: shot putt, discus, javelin, long jump, hurdles, sprints and middle-
Gaelic football training takes place once a week. There has been great participation by the students. The team members are training hard and have had a series of friendly matches.
St. Louis Rugby
Girls Rugby 7’s is an up-
This extract is taken from Railway Union RFC's website:
“The big change this year is that the programme will be run as a series, on exactly the same basis as the IRB Women’s World Series” said Railway’s Head of Girls Rugby Alison Nolan. “There are five competitions on scheduled dates throughout the year, where each school accumulates points based on their finishing position in each tournament.”
The programme is of the highest quality and has been devised by Railway coach Mere Baker. Baker is one of the most decorated female players in the game and has played 15s and 7s for New Zealand, won the rugby league world cup with New Zealand, won the Hong Kong 7s (the most prestigious 7s tournament in the world) six times and has coached international women’s 7s rugby.
“There are three grades the competition will be held at -
“The expansion of the programme from three tournaments to a series will give girls regular competition and allow them to see their progression over the course of their year, as well as the opportunity to play in a high profile finals day tournament. It will also allow the girls to build up relationships, rivalries and friendships with other girls in other schools, as well as competing in a format that the Irish and international stars compete at,” concluded Nolan.
SPORTS DAY 2014
We had a wonderful day on Friday 16th May for our Annual Sports Day. Thankfully the sun shone and all students entered into the sporting spirit of the day. Faces were painted and many class groups adopted various themes so as to instantly recognise one another! Congratulations to all who participated in the various events. The day came to a close with the annual game of rounders between the 6th Years and the staff. The 6th Years, obviously in fear of the staff, prepared well and dressed appropriately for challenge. The theme of Peter Pan and the lost boys was adopted by the 6th Years whilst the teachers decked out in pirate regalia. The 6th Years enjoyed the taste of sweet success on this occasion! Please take time to view some lovely images of our Sports day.