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“As a parent and a former governor I have watched sport go from strength to strength in St Joseph’s.  The school is a force to be reckoned with on the pitch.  I have seen first-hand that St Joseph’s now produces some of the best and up-coming talent in Tyrone GAA.  You just had to look at the make-up of the Tyrone Minor finalist panel in the summer to see the calibre of sport in the school”.

Feargal Logan, Tyrone Joint Senior Football Manager

 

Sport is an integral part of life in St Joseph’s and it is constantly evolving.  We are justifiably proud of the progress our many teams have made working their way up through the various grades, for example in Ulster Colleges football. We have a rich tradition of sporting success in St Joseph’s and in recent years this has gone from strength to strength.  Over the last years the school has seen some significant achievements on the sporting front.  Principal, Mrs Geraldine Donnelly, speaking alongside Feargal Logan, joint-manager of the Tyrone Senior team, referred to St Joseph’s as a “incubator for Tyrone GAA talent”. 

 

Our new state of the art sports building is augmented by access to the local GFC pitches and our pupils are able to benefit from specialist GAA coaching in their after school training sessions.  We understand that sport is to be enjoyed by all, not just in the competitive sense, but also because of the health and well-being benefits it brings. We encourage our pupils to find the sport they love, be that swimming, cross country, netball, handball, basketball or gymnastics. Ultimately we aim to ensure our pupils enjoy a healthy mind in a healthy body.

 

Sports competitions that are our students are entered for include:

 

Boys Gaelic football 

Senior Maclarnon Cup 

Years 11 / 12 Rafferty Cup 

Years 10 / 11 Treanor Cup

Years 9 / 10 Loch an Nuir cup

Years 8 / 9 Corn Colmcille 

Year 8 Oisin McGrath Shield

 

Hurling 

Year 10 Tyrone Schools Development League Refill cup years 9 / 10

Years 8 / 9 Mallon cup

 

Camogie 

Ulster Schools Post Primary Senior League 

Ulster Schools Post Primary Under 14 League 

 

Ladies Gaelic football 

Senior Ladies Ulster Schools Under 19 League

Ulster Schools Under 16 Schools League 

Ulster Schools Under 14 Schools League

Year 8 Ulster Schools Development Blitz

 

Athletics 

District Schools Athletics Championships

Ulster School MS Athletics Championships

 

Cross country 

District Schools Championships

Ulster Schools Cross Country Championships

 

Netball 

Year 8 Area Netball Blitz

Year 9 Area Netball Blitz 

 

Basketball 

Year 8 Ulster Schools Blitz

 

Swimming 

Ulster Grammar Schools Championships 

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