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.

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.

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