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.

Masters Superbike Championships

May 21, 2019

Congratulations to JP Gahan who qualified 3rd on the grid in the Dunlop Masters Superbike Championships after returning from a good winter testing in Spain.

JP was unfortunate to pick up a minor collar bone injury which he felt was ‘a bad start to the year’ but is determined to bounce back.

He is currently the fastest in his group and ‘intends to maintain this position’ through training and pushing himself to achieve his full potential.


Desmond College student participates in Dunlop Masters Superbike Championships

Limerick Sports Partnership Transition Year VIP Programme

May 17, 2019

A big congratulations and well done to Aoife Lee and Sarah Cashin, both 3rd Year students in Desmond College who have been selected for The Limerick Sports Partnership Transition Year VIP Programme 2019/2020.

With near 300 applicants and 2 rounds of interviews, the girls should be very proud to get chosen. The programme is provided by Limerick Sports Partnership at the University of Limerick and will be carried out every Monday from September to May.

The girls will get certified in a range of coaching courses and work with Primary School children throughout the Year.

Sarah Cashin and Aoife Lee

Active School Week 2019

May 16, 2019

Active School Week took place in Desmond from the 29th April to 3rd May 2019. The week of activities was organised by the fantastic PE Department, which consists of Ms. Ryan, Ms. Creed, and Ms. Quaid.

It was a hectic week, jam-packed with a range of exciting activities for both students and staff. Some of the activities included zumba, obstacle courses with active kingdom, strength and conditioning sessions, spinning, walking a mile with a smile, teacher versus student volleyball, long puck, soccer tournament, Sound Bath, table tennis and much more.

It was a great week, which highlighted the importance of physical activity for both the body and the mind.


5th Year Students Enjoying Zumba
5th Year Students Enjoying Zumba


Deirdre McMahon and Kristina Horan during Active Week
Deirdre McMahon and Kristina Horan during Active Week


Eoghan Collins steps up in the Penalty Shootout
Eoghan Collins steps up in the Penalty Shootout


Students enjoying a gym session in the arena as part of Active Week
Students enjoying a gym session in the arena as part of Active Week


Nicholas Pitaru during Active Week
Nicholas Pitaru during Active Week


Long Puck Winners Iris Kennelly, Mr Hegarty, Darragh Collins and Josh Daly
Long Puck Winners Iris Kennelly, Mr Hegarty, Darragh Collins and Josh Daly


Iris Kennelly in action in Long Puck Competition
Iris Kennelly in action in Long Puck Competition


Liam Cantwell from Limerick Sports Partnership giving a talk to second years about the importance of exercise for our mental wellbeing
Liam Cantwell from Limerick Sports Partnership giving a talk to second years about the importance of exercise for our mental wellbeing


Some of the 5th Year boys doing some strength and conditioning in the Arena Gym
Some of the 5th Year boys doing some strength and conditioning in the Arena Gym


Bryan Mortell and Jack Grimes in the Arena Gym
Bryan Mortell and Jack Grimes in the Arena Gym


Adam Greaney and Cameron Wright enjoying Wii-Wednesday in Grandin
Adam Greaney and Cameron Wright enjoying Wii-Wednesday in Grandin


The Winners of the Soccer Tournament
The Winners of the Soccer Tournament


Ethan Kirwan Star Goalie and Michael O Brien player of the soccer tournament
Ethan Kirwan Star Goalie and Michael O Brien player of the soccer tournament


Ms Audrey Cussen taking on John English in a game of table tennis
Ms Audrey Cussen taking on John English in a game of table tennis


No hard feelings for Ms Creed after she was narrowly defeated by Mr Hegarty in the table tennis final
No hard feelings for Ms Creed after she was narrowly defeated by Mr Hegarty in the table tennis final


Students engaging in Sound Bath as part of mindfullness during Active Week
Students engaging in Sound Bath as part of mindfullness during Active Week


Some of our 1st Year students about to 'walk a mile with a smile'
Some of our 1st Year students about to ‘walk a mile with a smile’

Alan Wallace and Shane Scanlon on the obstacle course
Alan Wallace and Shane Scanlon on the obstacle course

World Tang Soo Do Championships

April 30, 2019

Congratulations to Caitlin McKinney (Second Year Student) who won Gold and Silver at the World Tang Soo Do Championships held in Wales during Easter.


Desmond College 2nd year student who won Gold and Silver at the World Tang Soo Do Championships in Wales during Easter

Desmond College: Active School Week 2019: 29th Apr – 3rd May

April 26, 2019

Desmond College Active School Week 29th April 3rd May 2019


All SPHE and RE classes will ‘Walk a Mile with a Smile’ during your normal class period




STEP CHALLENGE ON THE SPORTS NOTICE BOARD
please sign up and fill in your daily step count

GAA Coaching Course

March 29, 2019

A number of 5th and 6th Year students received their certificates for successfully completing the GAA Foundation Coaching Course under the guidance of Ms.Ryan.

Aoife Corbett receiving her certificate for successfully completing the GAA Foundation Coaching Course
Aoife Corbett receiving her certificate for successfully completing the GAA Foundation Coaching Course

Dylan Moloney, Michéal Murphy and David O'Donovan receiving their certificate for successfully completing the GAA Foundation Coaching Course
Dylan Moloney, Michéal Murphy and David O’Donovan receiving their certificate for successfully completing the GAA Foundation Coaching Course

Jason Ryan, Emmett Wren and Calvin Wolohan receiving their certificates for successfully completing the GAA Foundation Coaching Course
Jason Ryan, Emmett Wren and Calvin Wolohan receiving their certificates for successfully completing the GAA Foundation Coaching Course

Thomas Curtin, Alice Duffy, Tiernan Mason, Amy O'Shea and Hannah McMahon receiving their certificates for successfully completing the GAA Foundation Coaching Course
Thomas Curtin, Alice Duffy, Tiernan Mason, Amy O’Shea and Hannah McMahon receiving their certificates for successfully completing the GAA Foundation Coaching Course

Munster Athletic School Games 2019

March 12, 2019

The Munster Athletic School Games 2019 took place in Nenagh on Tuesday 5th March.

Iris Kennelly made the 60m final.

The boys’ intermediate relay team (Nathan Wright, Dylan O Shea, Jack Corkery, Danny Moriarty) won silver.

Cian Mason put in a fantastic performance in 600m race.

Iris Kennelly and Aoife Corbett at the Munster Athletic School Games 2019
Iris Kennelly and Aoife Corbett at the Munster Athletic School Games 2019

Cormac Browne, Oísín O'Sullivan, Jack Corkery and Danny Moriarty at the Munster Athletic School Games 2019
Cormac Browne, Oísin O’Sullivan, Jack Corkery and Danny Moriarty at the Munster Athletic School Games 2019

Danny Moriarty, Nathan Wright, Jack Corkery and Dylan O'Shea at the Munster Athletic School Games 2019
Danny Moriarty, Nathan Wright, Jack Corkery and Dylan O’Shea at the Munster Athletic School Games 2019

Tiernan Mason, Jordan Ahern and Konrad Papierowski at the Munster Athletic School Games 2019
Tiernan Mason, Jordan Ahern and Konrad Papierowski at the Munster Athletic School Games 2019

Tiernan Mason and Cian Mason at the Munster Athletic School Games 2019
Tiernan Mason and Cian Mason at the Munster Athletic School Games 2019

First Year Boys Soccer

March 8, 2019

On Tuesday 26th February Desmond College’s First Year boys under the management of Ms Ryan played Newport away.
After a very competitive match, our boys were narrowly defeated.


2019 Desmond College First Year Soccer Team
Desmond College First Year Soccer Team

Ladies Basketball

February 22, 2019

On Tuesday 12th Feb Desmond College Ladies basketball teams under the management of Ms Creed played Killmallock in Desmond College. The First Year team had a comprehensive win while the Second Year team showed outstanding teamwork and commitment but were narrowly defeated.

Desmond College First Year Basketball Team
Desmond College First Year Basketball Team

Desmond College Second Year Basketball Team.
Desmond College Second Year Basketball Team.

Luimneach Abú

February 8, 2019

Limerick’s number one fan John English with his kids congratulating Mr Hegarty on a great win over Tipperary in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday evening
Limerick’s number one fan John English with his kids congratulating Mr Hegarty on a great win over Tipperary in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday evening.

North Munster Schools Cross Country.

January 31, 2019

Congrats to all who participated in North Munster Schools Cross Country. Some great individual and team performances were displayed.

Desmond College students who participated in the North Munster Cross Country
Desmond College students who participated in the North Munster Cross Country

Billy Cunningham, Andy O'Doherty, Joao Da Silva, Diarmuid O'Flynn, David O'Brien and Danny Moriarty who participated in the North Munster Cross Country
Billy Cunningham, Andy O’Doherty, Joao Da Silva, Diarmuid O’Flynn, David O’Brien and Danny Moriarty who participated in the North Munster Cross Country

Orla Mullane and Jody Duffy participated who in the North Munster Cross Country
Orla Mullane and Jody Duffy participated who in the North Munster Cross Country

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.