Our annual sports day took place on September 21st much to the excitement of the students. The boys were blessed with good weather and offered some welcome reprieve from the classroom!
Sports Day is an important date on the school calendar and is one that the students always look forward to – the boys compete together in Houses in the hope of taking home the Aloysius Bowl, the overall prize for the winning House.
There are 10 Houses in Clongowes, made up of boys from each year group, all of which are named after Jesuit saints: Arrupe, Kostka, Sullivan, Hopkins, Kenney, Claver, Collins, Gonzaga, Loyola and Xavier.
Sports Day is an event where boys of all ages come together to compete towards a common goal, fostering new relationships and strengthening existing. The event is a great opportunity for new students to meet their fellow housemates and those of other Houses. The boys compete across a multitude of track and field events including; High Jump, Shot Putt, Javelin, Discus, and running events.
While all the boys who partook must be commended for their endeavours we offer special praise for the winning House, Hopkins, rallied by their House leaders Oisin Devitt and Aran Mannion.
The individual ‘Athletes of the Day’ were:
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Thanks are due to all who helped make the day such a success: all who competed; the staff who adjudicated; and all in the Ref. for a great meal afterwards.
You can view a gallery of images from Sports Day here.