To launch the school clubs each year there is a Club Day in late September. Each club has a stand manned by some members, and their aim is to publicise the club and to recruit new members.
Each club is different, but they have some things in common. They are all there to help develop skills, to get students to take part in inter-school competitions, or to go on trips etc. Also, club membership and club successes contribute to clann scores.
A student may join as many clubs as he wishes. All first and second years must participate in at least one club. Each club has its own committee, a membership list and a place to put up notices, so that club members know what is happening.
A Club of the Year and also a Club Member of the Year Award may be made on the end-of-year Awards Day.
Current clubs include: Art Club, Science & Discovery Club, Music Club, Creative Writers Club, Debating Clubs (Junior & Senior), Padel Club, Cricket Club. Three other clubs do not have formal membership, and activities are arranged on an ad hoc basis e.g. chess & table tennis at lunchtime.
Art ClubThis is an art group who receive support from Mr Murray in entering into art competitions at local and national level. There are weekly meetings on Thursday after school, with advice and support as required.
Advising teacher: Mr Murray.
Chess Clubinformal activities at lunchtime from October in assembly hall. Just turn up to participate..
Advising teacher: Mr Boland.
Debating SocietyOrganised at junior and senior level and meet on two lunchtimes during the week. Weekly debates advertised on noticeboards. All welcome.
Occasional interschool competition (evening activity).
Advising teachers: Mr Larkin & Mr O’Brien.
Creative WritersMeets weekly at lunchtime.
To contribute to newsletter, social media and electronic noticeboard
Advising teacher: Mr Mulligan.
Table Tennis ClubInformal: Activities most lunchtimes from 1 October – regular competitions
Advising teacher: Mr Dunne.
Music ClubThe music club meets fortnightly on Tuesdays after school. In the second semester it aims to organise some performance lunchtime concerts (Tuesdays) during which students can showcase their musical talent while providing a spot of entertainment during break. Performers will be selected in advance of each of the short concerts.
Advising teacher: Mr Fagan.
Science and Discovery ClubTo explore the mysteries of science and to promote research, and to provide support for those entering projects for inter-school competitions. Meets weekly at lunchtime in the Science Lab.
Advising teachers: Mr Preston, Ms Trianni.
Orienteering ClubMeeting afterschool on Tuesday by arrangement in advance of competitions.
Participation for & represents school in regional and national championships.
Advising teachers: Mr Dunne, Mr Lonergan.
Padel ClubOn Ireland’s first ever Padel tennis courts. Tuesday after school.
Advising teachers: Mr Lonergan, Mr Cassidy.
Cricket Clubweekly training on astros in late spring. Contact person Sidanshu (5th year)
Advising teacher: Mr Dunne.
Soccer team trainingTo prepare to represent school in inter-school competition, attendance at training is required. Training weekly for U13 and U15 on Wednesday from 3.15 pm.
Supervising teacher: Mr Dunne.