Athletics Programme

Our annual athletics programme gets underway in the autumn with the Cross Country season, which is open to fourth, fifth and six classes. The high point of the season is invariably the City Cross-Country competition held in November, and Scoil Chaitríona has a proud record in this event.

Over the summer season, there is quite an amount of athletic activity among various classes, leading up to the undoubted highlight of our athletics calendar, the School Sports. This is a real “sport for all” occasion. In addition to the normal programme of events, there is a wide range of novelty races where participation and fun are paramount. Our annual athletics season closes with an outing for our more “serious” athletes to the City Primary Schools Sports, where they get a chance to “go for gold” against the best from other schools. Scoil Chaitríona has a proud tradition in athlet­ics, and many of our young athletes have continued their interest by joining local athletic clubs.