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.
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!
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!
School Hurling League starts today at lunchtime.
See fixtures for this week and teams below.
Desmond College hosted a First and Second Year girls Basketball Blitz as part of the ‘Limerick Schools Basketball League’ on Thursday 16th November 2017.
An exciting day in Desmond College, with all games being very close and the teams were equally matched in ability and performance.
All teams showed great heart and determination and excellent sportsmanship. Desmond College results were as follows:
1st Year Desmond College VS Pallaskenry 16-01
1st Year Desmond VS Askeaton 08-13
2nd Year Desmond VS Askeaton 8-10
2nd Year Desmond VS Pallaskenry 11-12
Catherine Creed & Aisling Ryan (team coaches)
Desmond College First Year Basketball Team
Desmond College Second Year Basketball Team
Desmond College v Buttevant
Desmond College played their 1st game of the season. They had an impressive win over Buttevant. Final score was 7 -1.
Scorers on the day were:
1 Dylan O Shea
2 Jamie Fahy
3 Ryan Moloney
4 Darren Bridgeman
5 Michael Connors
6 Christopher O Brien
7 Shane Copse
Well done Boys!
Next game will be against the winners of Cobh or Ashton.
Desmond College First and Second Year girls played Nano Nagle in Limerick on Thursday 9th November 2017.
Both games came down to the wire with Desmond College First Year girls narrowly losing by one basket. Desmond College Second Year girls lost by three baskets.
Both teams showed great heart and determination for their first games played in the league. It’s gearing up to be the start of an exciting season.
1st Year Desmond VS Nano Nagle 18-20
2nd Year Desmond VS Nano Nagle 18-24
Desmond College First and Second Year girls will play a blitz day in Desmond College today (Thursday 16th November) VS Askeaton and Pallaskenry.
Catherine & Aisling (team coaches)
The 1st and 2nd years who took part in the county 7-a-side blitz yesterday in Mick Neville Park.
They made it all the way to the final but lost to a strong Kilfinane team. Well done girls!