Over years the pupils from St Anne’s were very proud to take part in a number of sporting events throughout the school year. Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been no school sporting events taking place but we hope that this year will see a return to all the fun and enjoyment that we have experienced through sport in the past.
We believe there are many benefits to sports participation for our pupils. Alongside the physical and health benefits, playing on the school team is an ideal opportunity to develop a range of skills; including co-operation, teamwork, leadership, goal-setting and strategic thinking. It is also lots of fun!!!
Each year our GAA teams participate in the Cumann na mBunscol Gaelic Football League and the players from 4th & 5th class participate in a local Mini-League in preparation for the following year. Pupils from the 4th – 6th classes play on the St Anne’s GAA team, but each year, coaches from our local GAA club O’Mahony’s visit the school to teach GAA skills to the younger classes.
The boys and girls from 4th and 5th class also take part in the Meath Olympic Handball League during the second term. In February 2019 our boys U11 team finished 3rd in the Meath competition.
St Anne’s have a girls and boys Rounders team. We take part in the Cumann na mBunscol Rounders competition each year. Rounders is a great game and we enjoy taking part each year.
The 6th class boys and girls take part in the Meath Basketball League each year in the last term. This League is organised by Ms Geoghegan and is always a very enjoyable experience for our pupils.
Our 6th class pupils also take part in a soccer blitz each year which is very enjoyable.
Every year a local coach from Navan Rugby club teaches rugby skills to a variety of classes for a 6 week block. This provides the boys and girls with a great opportunity to experience the sport of rugby and develop their skills through the game of tag rugby. We also take part in a rugby blitz in Navan Rugby club every Autumn with other schools from the area.