Sports and P.E.

Sporting opportunities in Desmond College are offered to our students to promote healthy lifestyles and to further their physical development, as well as to awaken an interest and love in a new sporting experience.

Our students are offered the chance to participate in field games such as camogie, football, hurling, soccer, rugby, basketball and athletics.

The Desmond College Sporting Department believe in meeting the needs of any group in any sport; in this respect we aim to provide our best efforts and commitment to each student so that they can reach their full potential, as both a team and individually.

Limerick South West Girls Basketball League

January 15, 2019

On Tuesday 8th January, Desmond College girls basketball teams took part in the Limerick South West Girls Basketball League under the management of Ms Catherine Creed.

Our First and Second-year teams both beat Askeaton and our Cadette team had two very closes matches against Pallaskenry and Askeaton but lost.


Desmond College First Year Basketball team
Desmond College First Year Basketball team

Desmond College Second Year Basketball team
Desmond College Second Year Basketball team


Desmond College Cadette Basketball team

Rugby News

December 18, 2018

Desmond College’s First-year and Second-year boys took part in a rugby match with Colaiste Mhuire Askeaton as part of the Emerging School’s Programme in connection with Munster Rugby. Well done to all involved. Some excellent standout performances on the first day out

Dec 2018: Desmond College’s First and Second year boys team
Desmond College’s First-year and Second-year boys team

LCETB Bouldering Competition

December 11, 2018

Congratulations to Martin McDonagh who came 2nd and Leon Lenihan who came 3rd in the LCETB Bouldering Competition.

December 2018: Martin McDonagh and Leon Lenihan winners at the LCETB Bouldering Competition
Martin McDonagh and Leon Lenihan winners at the LCETB Bouldering Competition

LCETB Schools Bouldering Competition

December 7, 2018

Some of our First Years took part in the LCETB schools bouldering competition in Kilfinnane Outdoor Education Centre on Thursday 29th Nov.

Nov 2018: Some of Desmond College First Year students taking part in the LCETB schools bouldering competition
Some of Desmond College First Year students taking part in the LCETB schools bouldering competition.


Nov 2018: Some of Desmond College First Year students taking part in the LCETB schools bouldering competition
Some of Desmond College First Year students taking part in the LCETB schools bouldering competition.

Lunchtime Hurling

November 25, 2018

Over the past few weeks, a number of students participated in a school hurling tournament, with a number of teachers taking on hurling manager roles.

Congratulations to Ms Quaid’s team who defeated Mr O Leary’s team in a hard-fought final.

A huge thank you must go to John English for all his organising. It was a fantastic success. Well done to everyone who took part.


Nov 2018: The Winning Team Ms Quaid (manager) Aoife Corbett, Tiernan Mason, David O Brien, Darren Bridgeman, Billy Cunningham and Eoghan Collins
The Winning Team Ms Quaid (manager), Aoife Corbett, Tiernan Mason, David O’Brien, Darren Bridgeman, Billy Cunningham and Eoghan Collins

Nov 2018: Tiernan Mason receiving the winning shield from John English
Tiernan Mason receiving the winning shield from John English


Nov 2018: Lauren Mayenberg, Jack Corkery, Declan Kennedy, Josh Daly and Ethan Kirwan with Mr O'Leary
Lauren Mayenberg, Jack Corkery, Declan Kennedy, Josh Daly and Ethan Kirwan with Mr O’Leary

Camogie News

November 20, 2018

Well done to our camogie team who played Abbeyfeale on Thursday 15th Nov! Great determination and commitment was displayed by all the players.

Nov 2018: Desmond College Camogie Team
Desmond College Camogie Team

Nov 2018: Mary Odigie who played with Desmond College against Abbeyfeale
Mary Odigie who played with Desmond College against Abbeyfeale

TY Tae Kwon Do class

October 26, 2018


Oct 2018: Desmond College Transition Year students participate in a Tae Kwon Do class


Oct 2018: Desmond College Transition Year students participate in a Tae Kwon Do class


Oct 2018: Desmond College Transition Year students participate in a Tae Kwon Do class


Oct 2018: Desmond College Transition Year students participate in a Tae Kwon Do class


Oct 2018: Desmond College Transition Year students participate in a Tae Kwon Do class

Senior Boys Soccer Team Success

October 25, 2018


24th October 2018: Desmond College Senior Boys Soccer Team win 3-1 against Askeaton

Well done to our Senior Boys Soccer Team and trainer, Mr. O’Leary, on their 3-1 win against Askeaton yesterday.


24th October 2018: Desmond College Senior Boys Soccer Team win 3-1 against Askeaton

Junior Soccer

October 24, 2018

Our Junior Soccer team were unlucky on Thursday 11th against Mungret CC when they were defeated 2-1.

Our girls played brilliantly – well done to all involved!!

Thanks again to Megan for the fantastic photos taken on the day.


11th October 2018: Desmond College Junior Soccer Team play against Mungret CC


11th October 2018: Desmond College Junior Soccer Team play against Mungret CC


11th October 2018: Desmond College Junior Soccer Team play against Mungret CC


11th October 2018: Desmond College Junior Soccer Team play against Mungret CC


11th October 2018: Desmond College Junior Soccer Team play against Mungret CC


11th October 2018: Desmond College Junior Soccer Team play against Mungret CC


11th October 2018: Desmond College Junior Soccer Team play against Mungret CC


11th October 2018: Desmond College Junior Soccer Team play against Mungret CC


11th October 2018: Desmond College Junior Soccer Team play against Mungret CC

Senior Hurling

October 16, 2018

Our Senior Hurlers got off to a winning start on Tuesday 9th October, in their first game of the year against Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh.

The sides were level going in at half-time but Desmond College were deserving winners at the full-time whistle with a final score of 3-8 to 2-3.

Many thanks to TY student, Megan, who is doing a photography module as part of her Gaisce award and took fantastic photos at the match.

Congratulations to all involved!


October 2018: Desmond College Senior Hurling Team win the first match of the season against Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh


October 2018: Desmond College Senior Hurling Team win the first match of the season against Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh


October 2018: Desmond College Senior Hurling Team win the first match of the season against Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh


October 2018: Desmond College Senior Hurling Team win the first match of the season against Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh


October 2018: Desmond College Senior Hurling Team win the first match of the season against Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh

World Marathon Day in University of Limerick

October 10, 2018

Well done to the group of 1st and 2nd year students who went to UL to compete in the world marathon challenge.

They placed 3rd with a time of 2hr 12min and 03sec.

Congrats to all who took part and to teachers, Ms. Ryan and Ms. Quaid.

8th October 2018: Desmond College students went to University of Limerick to Participate in World Marathon Day


8th October 2018: Desmond College students went to University of Limerick to Participate in World Marathon Day


8th October 2018: Desmond College students went to University of Limerick to Participate in World Marathon Day


8th October 2018: Desmond College students went to University of Limerick to Participate in World Marathon Day


8th October 2018: Desmond College students went to University of Limerick to Participate in World Marathon Day


8th October 2018: Desmond College students went to University of Limerick to Participate in World Marathon Day

Camogie Win!

October 5, 2018

Well done to our Camogie team and coach Ms O’Leary who had a great win over Salesians Pallaskenry with a score of 5-14 to 5-6. Comhghairdeas libh!


Oct 2018: Desmond College camogie team win!


Oct 2018: Desmond College camogie team win!


Oct 2018: Desmond College camogie team win!


Oct 2018: Desmond College camogie team win!


Oct 2018: Desmond College camogie team win!

All Ireland Football Champions visit Desmond College & Colaiste

October 4, 2018

All Ireland Football Champions paid a visit to Desmond College and Colaiste today.

The visit was extra special because the two players who brought the cup were past pupils Catriona Davis and Rebecca Delee. They brought the Cup following their great win this year making them Junior All Ireland Football Champions.

Staff and students were delighted to welcome the past pupils. A very proud day for Desmond College and Gaelcolaiste!


Desmond College and Colaiste are visited by All Ireland Football Champions and past pupils, Catriona Davis and Rebecca Delee


Desmond College and Colaiste are visited by All Ireland Football Champions and past pupils, Catriona Davis and Rebecca Delee


Desmond College and Colaiste are visited by All Ireland Football Champions and past pupils, Catriona Davis and Rebecca Delee


Desmond College and Colaiste are visited by All Ireland Football Champions and past pupils, Catriona Davis and Rebecca Delee


Desmond College and Colaiste are visited by All Ireland Football Champions and past pupils, Catriona Davis and Rebecca Delee


Desmond College and Colaiste are visited by All Ireland Football Champions and past pupils, Catriona Davis and Rebecca Delee

Desmond College’s 6th Annual
Primary School Camogie and Hurling Blitz 2018

October 1, 2018

Sept 2018: Desmond College's Annual Primary School Camogie and Hurling BlitzSept 2018: Desmond College's Annual Primary School Camogie and Hurling Blitz

Sept 2018: Desmond College's Annual Primary School Camogie and Hurling BlitzSept 2018: Desmond College's Annual Primary School Camogie and Hurling Blitz

Sept 2018: Desmond College's Annual Primary School Camogie and Hurling Blitz

Liam McCarthy Cup visits Desmond College and Gaelcholáiste

September 25, 2018

There was unbelievable excitement in Desmond College as we welcomed Richie English and the Liam McCarthy Cup.

There to welcome them were the staff and students of Desmond College, Coláiste and the camogie and hurling teams of the local primary schools.

Each year Desmond College hosts a Primary Schools Camogie and Hurling Blitz so it was a most fitting day to host the visit.

Liam McCarthy Cup