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.

Football Success for Desmond College

October 18, 2019

Desmond College 6-8 St Ailbhes 3-7.
Great performances all round from Daire O Connor 2-4, Eoghan Collins 2-2 and other goals from Kieran O’Connell, Dean Quaid and 0-3 from Ethan Kirwan. Well done.
2019: October football team success for Desmond College

Desmond College Hurlers

October 18, 2019

Our hurlers travelled to Cork today to play Gaelscoil Carrigaline and won comprehensively on a scoreline of 6-10 to 12 pts under the management of Mr Gearoid Hegarty.

2019 October: The Desmond College Hurling Team

First and Second Year Students run in the World Marathon Challenge

October 12, 2019

First and second year students that took part in the World Marathon Challenge. They completed the 26.2 miles in a time of 2 hours 24 mins and 16 seconds. Well done to all involved.

Desmond College Hurlers

October 11, 2019

Our hurlers beat Glenstal Abbey comprehensively under the management of Mr John English.

Desmond College Hurlers pictured on pitch after win over Glenstal Abbey

Equestrian Competition Success

October 10, 2019

Some fantastic performances by Kaliyah Enright on her recent equestrian competitions and congratulations on picking up a new sponsor.

2019 October: Equestrian Success for Desmond College student Kaliyah Enright, pictured on her horse

A Win for Desmond College!

October 2, 2019

Desmond College 3-14 Gaelscoil Luimni 1-7.
Danny Moriarty led the way scoring 1-10 in an impressive team performance.
Leading 2-7 to 0-7 at half time, Desmond dominated the second half thanks to super displays from David O Brien, Declan Kennedy and Jack Corkery to name but a few.

5th Year Student Representing Ireland

October 1, 2019

5th year Student Bronte Collins is representing Ireland this week in a dressage competition.

Desmond College’s 7th Annual
Primary School Blitz 2019

September 30, 2019

Mr Gearoid Hegarty giving inspirational words to an attentive young audience at Desmond College after Primary School Blitz.

Mr Gearóid Hegarty giving inspirational words to an attentive young audience @desmondcollege today after Primary School Blitz.

County Under16A Final

September 26, 2019

Wishing the very best of luck to students Aoife Lee, Lauren Ambrose, Emma Brennan and Leah Quinlan who are playing with Newcastle West Camogie Club in the County Un16A final v Monaleen at 6.15pm in Croagh on Thursday evening. Go n-éirí an t-ádh leo!

Desmond College Senior Soccer Team beats Castletroy College

September 24, 2019

Desmond College Senior soccer girls beat Castletroy College yesterday on a score line 2 -1.
Scorers on the day were Aoife Corbett and Camily de Oliveira.
#teamwork

Whole School Walk

September 13, 2019

On September 9th, the 2.8km whole school walk got us ready for the week.




U15 Arrabawn Shield

September 2, 2019

Congratulations to our Eoghan Collins and Limerick on winning U15A Arrabawn Shield on a scoreline of 4-14 to 2-12 beating Wexford.

The Weekend Ahead…

August 30, 2019

Our Kerry teachers preparing for the weekend ahead.
#kerry #stopfiveinarow #sammaguire

North Munster Athletics Championships

May 23, 2019

Congratulations to all the athletes who took part in the North Munster Athletics Championships over the two days.

We had huge success with Nathan Wright winning a bronze in 400m and achieving a personal best in the 200m.

Ciara O’Connor won bronze in 110m hurdles. Aoife Lee made the shot putt final. Best wishes to all as they progress to the Munster finals.

Ciara O'Connor taking part in the 110m hurdles at the North Munster Athletics Championships
Ciara O’Connor taking part in the 110m hurdles at the North Munster Athletics Championships

Ciara O’Connor with her Bronze medal at the North Munster Athletics Championships
Ciara O’Connor with her Bronze medal at the North Munster Athletics Championships

Aaron Moínbhíol, Konrad Papierowski, Nathan Wright, Cian Mason, Billy Cunningham, Aoife Lee, Emma Brennan, Ciara O’Connor at the North Munster Athletics Championships
Aaron Moínbhíol, Konrad Papierowski, Nathan Wright, Cian Mason, Billy Cunningham, Aoife Lee, Emma Brennan, Ciara O’Connor at the North Munster Athletics Championships

Ciara O’Connor, Aaron Moínbhíol and Aoife Lee at the North Munster Athletics Championships
Ciara O’Connor, Aaron Moínbhíol and Aoife Lee at the North Munster Athletics Championships

Nathan Wright winning a bronze in 400m at the North Munster Athletics Championships
Nathan Wright winning a bronze in 400m at the North Munster Athletics Championships

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