Active Breaks!

This week saw the Active Schools Committee introduce even more activity to our break times.

The whole school got involved and jumped, ran and lunged when they heard the whistle!!

Well done to everyone who took part!!

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G3 Gymnasts

Well done to the boys in G3 and Ms. Dillane who have been working really hard in P.E. to improve their gymnastic skills.

The boys have worked individually and in groups to improve their balance, movement, flexibility and fitness!

Rio might come a bit too soon for the boys in G3 but if they keep improving we may have some future Olympians in our midst!IMG-20160209-WA0000 IMG-20160209-WA0001 IMG-20160209-WA0002 IMG-20160209-WA0003 IMG-20160209-WA0004 IMG-20160209-WA0005 IMG-20160209-WA0006


3rd Class Dance off!!

Our third classes have been strutting their stuff for the last few weeks, receiving dance lessons as part of P.E.

The boys are not only learning some great new moves but are also improving their fitness, balance, flexibility and movement!!

Well done boys…..

Its a 10 from Len!!!!





Fifth Class Athletic Coaching!!

Our fifth classes recently visited the Lourdes Stadium to take part in some athletics training!! The boys had great fun trying out a number of different events. A big thank you to all the coaches from Boyne A.C. who put the lads through their paces. Watch out Usain Bolt!!!IMG-20160310-WA0038 IMG-20160310-WA0030 IMG-20160310-WA0026 IMG-20160310-WA0021 (1) IMG-20160310-WA0021 IMG-20160310-WA0014 IMG-20160310-WA0001 IMG-20160310-WA0039

Louth F.A.I 5-a-side Competition

Two teams from sixth class represented our school at the recent Louth F.A.I 5-a-side soccer blitz. Our teams, managed by Mr. O’Reilly, performed superbly.

Our red team topped their group with an unbeaten run while our green team were very unlucky to loose out on second place in their group by a single goal.

Our red team qualified for the final stages of the competition and finished in a very respectable third place overall!


Well done to all the boys who took part. They represented our school brilliantly and played each game in a spirit of sportsmanship and fairness!!



Green team: Back Row (l-r) Tanere, Oliver, Patrick, Kyle, Mr. O’Reilly

Front Row (l-r) Jabril, Ronan, Kai, Dylan




Red Team: Back Row (l-r) David, Connor, Stephen, Matthew, Brendan

Front Row (l-r) Mark, Michael, Jayden, Ignas


Rith 2016 – Active Schools

Our next Active Schools event will be taking place on Sunday, March 13th.  The event is in association with “Rith 2016″.  This event is a nationwide initiative that involves 700 schools using athletics to promote Seachtain na Gaeilge.  (More details can be found on the website Each school will run 1km over the course of two weeks in a relay format.  St Joseph’s will be running from the bottom of Trinity Street to Scotch Hall on Sunday the 13th of March at approximately 12pm. The Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of our Active Schools Committee will receive and carry the baton on behalf of our school.

We would like to invite all members of our school community to partake in this extremely positive event.  The arrangements for the day will be for everyone to meet on the Fair Green at 11:45.  We will walk  to Trinity Street where we will then run/walk the kilometre from Trinity Street to Scotch Hall as a group.

We look forward to taking part in this event as a school and hope that you can find the time to join us in a fun filled morning.

R6 Going To The Boyne Rugby Club.

On the 30th of September, St Josephs C.B.S , Donacarney , Aston Village , White Cross and Ballymakenny went to Boyne Rugby Club to play some rugby 



All of the schools.



R6 playing with the Leinster mascot Leo the Lion





St Josephs and Ballymakenny playing with Leo the Lion

All of the schools had a lot of fun playing rugby at the Boyne Rugby Club