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GAA in St. Brigid’s

We have a proud tradition of Gaelic games in St Brigid’s BNS. Take a stroll through the corridors of our school and you’ll be greeted with images, both past and present, of the footballers and hurlers who donned the Orange and Black of Killester. Fun, camaraderie, respect, team work and resilience are but a few of the values that our teams have passed down through the generations. Every year you can be sure to hear the clacking of football boots on their merry way to St. Anne’s Park to hone their skills and become their GAA heroes, even just for a little while.

The successes of competing in Croke Park, bringing home silverware and competing against all the best players in Dublin are certainly major achievements in our sporting history. But the greatest feat of all, without question, is the sheer enjoyment the boys derive from playing Gaelic games with their classmates, school mates and friends. That is the lifeblood of the GAA. This is sport in St. Brigid’s.

Every year our Senior and Junior footballers compete in Cumann na mbunscol competitions. The Senior footballers usually comprises of boys from 5th and 6th class. The Junior competition is for boys from, predominantly, 5th class but sometimes boys from 4th or 6th can compete on these teams too. They are excellent competitions in which the boys will play some games at home in St. Anne’s Park or away in other schools. The Football calendar fits in line with the return to school in September and October.

The Hurling teams also compete in Cumann na mBunscol, with a Junior and Senior team entered along the same lines as the Football competition. This usually takes place in April each year and can continue into May.


Throughout the year a GAA coach from Raheny GAA comes into the school and each class will have numerous coaching sessions. The boys love these sessions and it is a great asset to our school. These coaching sessions, all the countless additional hours put in by our teachers, along with the amazing support of our parents mean that GAA is thriving in St. Brigid’s.

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