Physical Education and sport play a very important role in student life at the Mercy.
Scoil Bhríde was the second post-primary school in Ireland to be awarded the Active Schools Flag. This flag was awarded to the school in recognition of our timetabling of PE,our sports facilities,our range of sports, and our high level of participation in all sports. It also underlines the major contribution made by staff to sport in the school.
In addition to the Physical Education programme, students are given the choice of participating in activities at a competitive or recreational level. During lunch break and after school, teams are trained and coached in preparation for inter-schools competitions in volleyball, Gaelic football,Cross Country Athletics, Basketball and camogie.
We have had amazing success in recent years, in both team and individual sports.
We have seen All-Ireland success in Volleyball and All-Ireland qualification in Football, as well as both Cross Country Running and Track and Field Athletics competitions. None of this would be possible without the dedication of our staff to their training programmes and the efforts of our students, whose passion and enthusiasm are unparalleled.
We are very proud of our tradition in coaching students to the highest standards. This has resulted in many of our students being selected for the National Volleyball squad and the County Ladies’ Senior Football team.
Most Recent Achievements have included:
2014: Connaught Finalists at U14
2014: Connaught Finalists at Junior level
2014: Connaught Finalists at Senior level
2013: All-Ireland Runners-Up at Senior B Level
2013: Connaught Finalists at U14
2013: Connaught Finalists at Junior level
2012: All-Ireland Runners-Up at Junior Level
2013: All-Ireland Cadet Champions
2012: All-Ireland B Champions
2011: All-Ireland B Champions
2010: All-Ireland C Champions
2009: All-Ireland C Champions
2008: All-Ireland C Champions Runners-Up
2014: All-Ireland Qualifiers at Track and Field Competitions
2013: All-Ireland Qualifiers in Cross Country Championship
2012: All-Ireland Qualifiers in Cross Country Championship
2011: All-Ireland Qualifiers in Cross Country Championship
2007: All-Ireland Second Year Basketball Runners-up