St. Ciarán’s Community School sports ethos, intrinsically linked to our Mission Statements aim of supporting holistic development makes available as many sports as possible to as many students as possible.
There is a great tradition of Gaelic games within the school and we are represented in football, hurling and handball. he school has won many Leinster League titles over the past few years in Gaelic football as well as a number of All Ireland Handball titles.The school is proud to see the development and success of many past students who have gone on to win inter-county recognition, provincial and even All Ireland medals. The school also has teams participating in Leinster Soccer Schools Competitions at Under- 17, Under-15 and Under-13. Indeed a number of our students have won soccer scholarships to American Colleges.
There is also a strong tradition of Basketball for both boys and girls and school teams have been very successful in North Eastern and All Ireland competitions over the past few years.
In our short history we have had several All Ireland winning athletes, both boys and girls, with past students going on to win athletics scholarships and represent Ireland at international level.
St. Ciaráns also participates in several school golf competitions. We have so far produced one All-Ireland winning team and a number of golfing professionals.
The school also has Junior and Senior rugby teams participating in Leinster League and Cup competitions and has an active coaching programme organised and supported by the I.R.F.U. and North Meath RFC.
St. Ciaráns has also had success in the area of Equestrian Sport and has produced a number of International Competitors in the different disciplines, together with a number of professionals in the sport.
Foreign school tours, which are available to 1st and 2nd year students only, provide great educational opportunities as well as helping the students to get to know one another. Students have travelled to many of the European cities on school tours and this year will be going skiing near Lake Garda, Italy.
Within the school year groups are brought on trips that are connected to their studies – over recent times groups have gone to the Ploughing Championships (Agricultural Science), the Young Scientist Competition (Physics / Chemistry / Biology) to see numerous plays (English) and for field trips (Geography / LCA / LCVP) and also to Carlingford Adventure Centre for self Confidence activities ( junior girls / LCA). 1st and 2nd year students are also offered the opportunity to take part in personal development activities at Carlingford Adventure Centre.
Zambia Immersion Programme (ZIP)
The purpose of education is to open the eyes of those educated by engaging the whole person - spiritually, morally, physically, emotionally. Senior Students are given the opportunity of developing a deeper understanding of the developing world through the Zambia Immersion Programme which culminates with a trip to Zambia.