Sport

Sport

Sport plays a central role in day-to-day life at Bearnageeha. We have a long and proud history of our boys excelling in a wide variety of sports. Activities currently on offer at—or supported by—the College include: football, hurling, soccer, handball, boxing, cross country, golf and many more.

Our teams are made up of young dedicated sports men; mentored by staff who are themselves recognised sports people. We strive to provide the highest level of coaching throughout our year groups and across each sport and we fully support our boys who compete for clubs outside of the College.

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All of our students are required to take part in a period of Physical Education each week. A broad and balanced programme is delivered which reflects National Curriculum criteria.

We are eager to welcome esteemed sports people to St Patrick’s. We believe that by hearing their stories and learning from their experiences, our young men can only aspire to greater and better things.

The local sporting scene is currently littered with connections to St Patrick’s College. Champion boxers Paddy Barnes and Ryan Burnett are likely to be selected to fight for Ireland at the forthcoming London 2012 Olympic Games. While many of our past students continue to play a high standard of intermediate or Irish League football. Other almuni have went on to participate in gaelic games and athletics.

Our sports department makes regular use of local leisure centres, Mallusk Playing Fields, Cliftonville Playing Fields, Barnett’s Park, Cavehill Country Park and the Antrim Forum Athletics Track.
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Sport at Bearnageeha has received a mammoth boost with the construction of a synthetic grass sports facility on-site. This will undoubtedly help develop and usher in a new generation of successful young sportsmen at St Patrick’s College.
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