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.

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

Active Schools Week

April 17, 2018
      TIME         
MON
TUES
WED
THURS
FRI
08.50-9.30
 
 
ZORBE SOCCER
ZUMBA
ALL GIRLS
3rd year boys PE Class Arena Gym
 
09.30-10.10
ACTIVE KINGDOM
2nd year PE Class
ACTIVE KINGDOM
2nd year PE Class
2nd year Anois Programme
ZUMBA
ALL GIRLS
3rd year Boys PE Class Arena Gym
 
10.10-11.05
 
 
 
 
 
11.05-11.45
ACTIVE KINGDOM
TY
ACTIVE KINGDOM
5th year
JUDO
All 1st years
 
 
11.45-12.25
ACTIVE KINGDOM
3rd year PE Class
ACTIVE KINGDOM
1st Year PE Class
JUDO
All 1st years
 
 
12.25-1.05
 
12.45-1.30 HURLING BLITZ
12.45-1.30 HURLING BLITZ

JUDO
All 1st years
12.45-1.30 HURLING BLITZ
 
1.05-2.15
ACTIVE KINGDOM
Rest of 3rd years
ACTIVE KINGDOM
6th years
 
SOCCER BLITZ
1st, 2nd and 3rd year
 
2.15-2.55
ACTIVE KINGDOM
1st year PE Class
 
6TH YEAR STUDENTS VS STAFF VOLLEYBALL
SOCCER BLITZ
1st, 2nd and 3rd year
 
2.55-3.35
ACTIVE KINGDOM
1st year PE Class
 
VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
SOCCER BLITZ
1st, 2nd and 3rd year
 

School Hurling League

April 17, 2018

School Hurling League starts today at lunchtime.
See fixtures for this week and teams below.

Desmond College Lunch Time Hurling League 2018

TY Limerick Fittest School

April 13, 2018































Desmond College Ladies Basketball Team

February 2, 2018


Jan 2018: Desmond College Ladies Basketball Team
Desmond College Ladies Basketball Team

Girls Basketball Blitz Thursday 16th November

November 21, 2017

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)


Nov 2017: Desmond College First Year Basketball Team
Desmond College First Year Basketball Team


Nov 2017: Desmond College Second Year Basketball Team
Desmond College Second Year Basketball Team

U15 boys Soccer Minor Trophey Cup

November 19, 2017

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 Girls Basketball

November 16, 2017

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)

Camogie

October 28, 2017

Oct 2017: First and Second Year Desmond College Camogie Team 7-a-side county blitz today in Mick Neville Park

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!