Sport

In Bailieborough Community School, we offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Some of these activities may change on an annual basis however certain sports will remain our focus in relation to competitive school sport. Most of the sports listed below are offered to both boys and girls at all age groups.

Sports Teams:

  • Gaelic Football
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Athletics (cross-country, track & field)
  • Rugby

In addition to the competitive sports teams who train regularly, other activities are offered at lunchtime clubs and after school.

Some of these include:

  • Fitness Gym (general use, circuits, strength and conditioning)
  • Table-tennis
  • Badminton
  • Gaelic Football
  • Soccer
  • Tag Rugby

All teachers and other staff members in Bailieborough Community School play an active part in taking many sports teams and extra-curricular activities. Also, many students assist with helping with equipment on match days, assisting with the preparation of the pitch for games and assisting with lunchtime clubs for 1st and 2nd year students throughout the year.

Learning in Physical Education involves the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes, which are central to physical education, together with the recognition of its potential for integration with other curriculum areas. Physical Education in Bailieborough Community School is the only educational experience where the focus is on the body, physical activity and physical development. This enables students to develop respect for their body and contributes to integrated development of the mind and overall student wellbeing. By participating in physical activity this positively enhances self-confidence and self-esteem. Physical Education makes distinctive contributions to developing social skills, and prepares students to cope with co-operation, competition, winning and losing, whilst also providing skills of knowledge for future life outside of school. Bailieborough Community School takes pride in knowing that the Physical Education program offered plays a vital role in providing students with the skills and knowledge for lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

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