Sports at King’s Hospital

Sports Framework
FOCUSports
Rugby
Rugby at King's Hospital School

We have six rugby pitches on site and have been the official host venue of the Leinster Rugby School of Excellence summer camps since 1998. We also host Leinster Rugby coaching courses annually.

Rugby is a FOCUSport for boys, catering for students of all levels of ability through a variety of contact, modified contact (Touch) and non-contact (Tag) game forms. All Form 1 boys must participate in Rugby for a minimum of one afternoon per week. Matches for Form 1 and Form 2 teams take place on Wednesday afternoons or Saturday mornings. Students who continue with Rugby in Form 3 and above compete in Leinster Rugby competitions.

Rugby is offered to girls in Form 2 and above, in a variety of contact, modified contact and non-contact forms, with training sessions during the Autumn/Winter terms and matches taking place in the summer term.
Head of Rugby: Mr Jarvis

Hockey
Hockey at King's Hospital School

We have two purpose-built astro turf hockey pitches on site and are the host venue for Hockey Ireland and the Leinster Hockey Association coaching courses and camps annually.

Hockey is a FOCUSport for both boys and girls from Forms 1 through 6, catering for students of all levels of ability. All Form 1 students must participate in Hockey for a minimum of one afternoon per week and all matches selected for. Each team is entered in Leinster Hockey competitions.
Head of Hockey: Mr McKinnon

Basketball
Basketball at King's Hospital School

Basketball is a FOCUSports for girls, catering for students of all levels of ability. All Form 1 girls must participate in Basketball for a minimum of one afternoon per week and all matches selected for. Teams from Form 1 and Form 2 enter the North Dublin League. We also enter Under-16 teams and Under-19 teams in the relevant North Dublin Leagues for students from Form 3 upwards. Basketball is offered to boys from Form 3 with Under-16 and Under-19 boys teams entered into regional competitions.
Head of Hockey: Mr O’Connor

Athletics
Athletics at The King's Hospital School

Athletics is offered all year round and features as one of our FOCUSports for the summer term. Coaching is offered for the full range of track and field events including sprinting, jumping and throwing. Students are entered into both the Leinster Indoor Combined Events and the West Leinster Athletics Championships each year where they have the opportunity to subsequently qualify for the All-Ireland Championships.
Head of Athletics: Mr Jarvis

Optional Sports
Badminton
Badminton at King's Hospital School

Badminton is a winter sport available to all form groups. Focussed team training is held weekly in the Sports Hall in preparation for league matches, as well as social badminton for all students who wish to participate for fitness or social interaction.
Mr Wilson

Cricket
Cricket at King's Hospital School

Cricket has a longstanding tradition at The King’s Hospital and is offered to all students, catering for levels of ability. All Form 1 students must participate in Cricket for a minimum of one afternoon per week in the summer term, and all matches selected for. Each team is entered into leagues organised by Leinster Cricket. Indoor Cricket Nets training will begin one evening per week from November.
Mr Plummer

Football
Football King's Hospital School

Football is played during the summer term for senior school students with an emphasis on inclusion, participation and enjoyment. Students are coached in the fundamentals of football and challenge matches take place with similar schools throughout Leinster.
Mr Tucker

Gym Classes
Gym classes at King's Hospital School

We have a fully equipped in-house gym for students in Forms 4 and above. Our qualified Gym Instructors provide industry-leading fitness classes, strength and conditioning sessions and sport-specific training programmes. Gym classes offered include HIIT, advanced strength training and circuits as well as one-to-one development sessions. 
Michelle Barry & Ciaran Donohoe

Rowing
Rowing at King's Hospital School

From Form 2, students can attend rowing up to three days per week. All off-water training takes place in our purpose-built indoor rowing room whilst on-water training takes place twice per week at Neptune & Municipal Rowing Clubs in the Michaelmas and Trinity Terms. Our rowers compete in numerous regattas around Ireland, with the main event being the National Schools Championships.
Mr. O’Maoilchiarain

Running
King's Hospital School athletics and running
All students can participate in our running club to learn the fundamentals of running technique, stride, pacing and build stamina. Running is an excellent way to improve physical and mental wellbeing and thus very much complements both the academic and sporting programme.
Mr. Middleton
Swimming
Swimming King's Hospital School

The King’s Hospital Swim Club train two mornings per week throughout the school year. This is for experienced swimmers and is designed to be an additional fitness session, or part of a swimmer’s overall programme. We also offer swimming classes and ‘free swim’ opportunities for students who are not part of the Swim Club. Our onsite swimming pool has recently had extensive refurbishment and upgrade.
Della Daly

Tennis
Tennis at King's Hospital School

Tennis is a core summer sport for all students and is mandatory for Form 1, with teams for all skill levels. Each team is entered into a league organised by Leinster Schools Tennis. Training sessions are held on our Astro pitches and hard courts, with professional tennis coaches providing training.
Ms. Ryan

Yoga
Yoga at King's Hospital School

Yoga classes are offered in the early morning and afternoons four times per week. Yoga is a great way to improve balance, flexibility and muscle stability whilst providing a mindful practice to alleviate stress and anxiety. There are a variety of class styles available including energetic or relaxed flow.
Ms. Leahy