Star of the Sea Sports
Star of the Sea has a long and proud history to the fore of primary school sports in Dublin. The school places a strong emphasis on participation, inclusion, skill development and teamwork. We are committed to improving the fundamental movement skills of all pupils during Physical Education lessons. Our pupils receive coaching in Gaelic football, hurling, cricket, cross-country running, track athletics, rugby football, tennis and hockey.
The Star jersey has been worn in competition since the school was one of the eight founders of Cumann na mBunscoil in 1928.
The school currently sends teams forward to compete at Gaelic football, hurling, cross-country running, cricket, tennis and golf. Our fourth, fifth and sixth class pupils have the option to train during lunch breaks in the sports grounds of Clanna Gael Fontenoy GAA club.
Our cross-country teams avail of the popular running routes around Sandymount Strand and the Poolbeg Peninsula.
Senior pupils are encouraged to train up to five days per week for much of the school year.
We are committed above all else to participation and enjoyment in sports and exercise by the greatest number of pupils possible
We encourage all our boys to training and improving together with a shared commitment to develop and improve
The school sports day is an important date for the calendar each June bank holiday. The events take place in the grounds Clanna Gael Fontenoy and occasionally on the full track facilities of Irishtown Stadium.
The school community is proud of the Star Boys who have gone on to represent Ireland at cricket, soccer and rugby and who have represented Dublin at Gaelic football.
While we have enjoyed winning matches in Croke Park, winning the Leinster Cricket Super League and bringing individual and team athletics winners medals back to the school, what brings most satisfaction is seeing a group of boys training and improving together with a shared commitment to develop and improve.