Sports Day

Sports Day 2016 at Ardscoil Rath Iomghain.

Lee Cuddihy TY2.


On the 8th of September 2016 , Ardscoil Rath Iomghain hosted its annual sports day on the schools grounds. Full advantage was taken of the vast sports fields and impressive sports hall. Every student had the opportunity to participate in a huge range of activities . We had regular sports events such as races, long jump, high jump, golf and skipping. In addition we had the more unusual events like inflatable obstacle courses, ropes and a demolitionball . 

At our schoolwe host sports day at thestart of the school year.  This helpsnewfirstyear studentsmake friends and feel part of our school community.  It also encourages fun and a sense of team spirit in every student.

Sports day was organised by the P.E department with the help of all the transition year students .  Everyone worked hard for weeks before the day organising and setting up the events .  Jobs ranged from marking out the field to filling thesand pit for the long jump. Transitionyear students were selected for jobs like group leaders, events   co-ordinator, litter pickers and various other tasks throughout the day. Staff and students alike agreed they were exceptional and big congratulations to them for a great effort. The successof sports day highlights our schools dedication to healthy living and our overall feeling that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind.