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.

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



















Mark Enright

September 4, 2018

As a new academic year begins and we reflect on what was a fantastic summer of sport for Limerick, we at Desmond College would especially like to congratulate past pupil and jockey, Mark Enright, on his recent achievements on the horse racing circuit.

August 1st 2018 brought one of his greatest successes to date when he guided trainer Gordon Elliot’s “Clarcam” to victory in the summer’s most prestigious steeplechase – The Galway Plate.

Huge Congratulations Mark from all at Desmond College!

Desmond College Past Pupil : Mark Enright, successful jockey

North Munster Athletics

May 16, 2018

Huge Congratulations to Desmond College student Nathan Wright who came 3rd in the intermediate triple jump at the North Munster Athletics!

He is now through to the Munster Schools final this Saturday 19th May 2018 in Castleisland.

Well Done Nathan!
May 2018: Desmond College student wins in triple jump at North Munster Athletics

Desmond College Team who won the Shannon side league this week

May 11, 2018

May 2018: Desmond College Team who won the shannon side league

Soccer Tournament

May 9, 2018

The winners of the soccer tournament
May 2018: Winners of the Soccer Tournament

Kieran O’Connell- Player of the tournament
May 2018: Player of the Tournament

Congrats to all the winners in 1st and 2nd year
May 2018: All the winners in 1st and 2nd year


May 2018: All the winners in 1st and 2nd year

Well done to Katelyn O’Sullivan – Most improved player
May 2018: Most Improved Player

Huge thank you to Rang Honor who organized a very successful tournament as part of their CSPE Action Project.
May 2018: Rang Honor CSPE Project

Active Schools Week: Teachers vs Students Volleyball

April 27, 2018

The annual Teachers vs 6th years volleyball game took place Wednesday 18th April as part of Active Schools Week. After an exciting game the teachers won! Well done to all who participated!


April 2018: The Annual Teachers vs 6th year Students VolleyBall Game

April 2018: The Annual Teachers vs 6th year Students VolleyBall Game


April 2018: The Annual Teachers vs 6th year Students VolleyBall Game


April 2018: The Annual Teachers vs 6th year Students VolleyBall Game


April 2018: The Annual Teachers vs 6th year Students VolleyBall Game

Active Schools Week

April 23, 2018


April 2018: Desmond College's Active Schools Week


April 2018: Desmond College's Active Schools Week


April 2018: Desmond College's Active Schools Week


April 2018: Desmond College's Active Schools Week