Sport plays an important part in the boys’ life at Clongowes and several of our alumni are currently pursuing successful sporting careers at international level. Participation in sport helps build friendships, teamwork and a sense of camaraderie. Wednesday and Saturday afternoons are busy times as students travel to away fixtures and we welcome other schools to Clongowes for competitive and friendly matches.
There are a wide variety of sports on offer within the College grounds including rugby, soccer, golf, water sports, athletics, tennis, gaelic games, cricket, basketball, badminton, table tennis and orienteering.
Facilities for sport and fitness at Clongowes are excellent with grass and all weather pitches, running tracks, tennis courts and a golf course surrounding the school. Indoors, students enjoy a modern, fully equipped gymnasium and weights room as well as a large sports hall with basketball and badminton courts and a new 25 metre, five-lane swimming pool.