Hockey is one of the primary sports played in the first two terms for both boys and girls. The school has excellent facilities for the coaching and playing of the sport, with one artifical pitch with floodlights.
In boys hockey, each year sees around 10 teams represent the school in both friendlies and in the Leinster Schools' League and Cup competitions. Matches are played traditionally on Wednesday afternoons, but with the use of floodlights, matches can be played at other times. Hockey is compulsory for students in Form 1 and 2, and after that, pupils are encouraged to continue playing the game. Our Senior boys XI qualified for the All Ireland Secondary School Hockey Cup in 2017 for the first time in 9 years, which is sure to be the first of many qualifications as we look to capitalise on that success.
In Girls hockey, each year sees around 15 teams are fielded regularly. Again they play friendlies and Leinster Schools' League and Cup competitions, mainly on Wednesday afternoons, but also on other week-days. Teams also compete in the North Side League towards the end of the season, and have done so with great success in recent years. In the past two years we have had three girls go on to represent Ireland at under 16 and under 18 level.
Both boys' and girls' teams embark on tours to Britain and more recently Spain to widen their experience of the game and enjoy the camaraderie of such trips.
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Head of Hockey (Boys): Derek Tucker
Head of Hockey (Girls): Jean Atkinson