Loreto Abbey Secondary School Dalkey

Sport at Loreto

Welcome to Loreto Abbey Sport

We in Loreto Abbey, see sport as an essential part of a holistic education.

We can now offer our students the use of a large multi-purpose sports hall, a dance studio and a fitness gym in addition to an external astro-turf and basketball court.

Four hundred students are involved in team sports. Sixteen teams represent us at various levels in hockey in the Leinster Leagues, South Dublin Leagues and Loreto League. Such a spread of teams allows students of all levels of ability to enjoy playing the game - click here for more detailed hockey information

Eleven basketball teams play in both the Loreto and South Dublin Leagues and we regularly feature in national finals - see here for recent basketball performances

Other sporting opportunities include Cross Country. We have 18 students (6 from First Year and 12 from Second Year) currently training with Ms O' Keffee and Ms Scott on Thursdays.

At the East Leinster Cross Country championships Invitational in Blackrock College we had 22 competitors on the day.
Our team of four First Year girls came 4th overall while a team of four Third and Fourth Year girls came 1st overall

Huge congratulations to our National Cross Country Winners
Isobel O Sullivan (3rd year)
Niamh Murray (4th year)
Eleanor Foot (4th year)
Eabha Byrne ( 4th year)
As a team these ladies came 1st in the National Cross Country Championship’s in Kilkenny on Sunday the 5th of December. They were running for Bray Athletic Club. This is an outstanding achievement for these incredible athletes .

Rugby also features strongly in Loreto Abbey. Rugby training takes place on Wednesdays with Ms O'Keeffe and Mr Curtis after school. Students are training in Seapoint Rugby Club. All new members are welcome.
Students of Loreto Abbey Dalkey attended two non contact touch Rugby Blitz’s in Seapoint Rugby Club.
Altogether at the blitz we had 16 First Year students participate and 25 Second Year students.
Both years beat schools such as St Marys Glasnevin, Holy Faith Clontarf and St Dominics.
When trainings continue after Christmas, we hope to have a Junior contact team ready to compete in contact events in the new year

We have 5 teams who play Table Tennis - 3 junior teams comprise 18 First Years and 2 senior teams comprising 5 Fourth Years and 2 Fifth Years.
4 teams are involved in Leinster league, with matches starting after Christmas.
The junior first year teams played there first tournament against each other on the 30th of December with all teams recording some great results!

Aswell as the sports mentioned above we also have Tennis, Athletics, GAA, Volleyball, Badminton, Tennis and Fencing. Teams are also entered in Loreto and regional competitions in Sailing, Swimming and Golf for those involved in these sports outside of school.

After school, there is a programme of activities specifically designed but not exclusively for those who don’t like team sports. Included in this programme are Zumba, Dance, Aerobic and Martial Arts.

The fitness gym is supervised and open from 8.00 a.m. and closes at 5.30 p.m.

Jun 07
Leaving Certificate & Junior Certificate Exams
Jun 13
Board Meeting
Jun 15
Parents' Association Executive Meeting
Aug 24
Staff Meeting
Loreto Avenue, Off Harbour Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin, A96 YC81.
01 271 8900
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