Sport in Caragh NS
Caragh NS has a long tradition of participation and achievement in a wide range of sports.
Sport plays an important role in the local community and this is reflected in our school .
We are very lucky in Caragh NS to have so many teachers who have bought into the culture of giving pupils an opportunity to represent their school. Teachers, in their free time, coach pupils in Athletics, Basketball , Camogie , Football and Hurling . These teams then participate in all available Cumann na mBunscol competitions .
We enter teams in Senior Boys & Girls Football, Hurling & Camogie. Under 10 & 11 Football, Hurling & Camogie. Senior Boys & Girls Basketball and of course Cross Country.
GAA 5 Star Centre of Excellence
The GAA 5 Star initiative acknowledges the outstanding work of teachers in our in promoting Gaelic games in Caragh NS .We were awarded our 5 Star Flag in 2019.
School Basketball League
Teachers organise our lunchtime basketball training for 6 th class pupils .Boys and girls then participate in Cumann na mBunscol league and blitzes.
Leinster Rugby have put in place a coaching programme led by an experienced coach. Pupils develop their handling skills as well as the importance of working as a team.
All children from 1st to 6th Class visit K leisure for swimming lessons. Instructors and Life Guards are provided and the children attend for 5 weeks.
Cycling Proficiency Course
A Cycling Proficiency Course takes place every year for pupils of 5th class . Children get the basic bike handling skills.
Caragh NS has been awarded Kildare School of the Year on 3 occasions to date.
We have, over the years built up strong links with our local clubs Raheens GAA and Eire Óg C.C. The club mentors take a real interest in the progress of our school teams and lots
of knowledge is shared between club coaches and the teachers in our school. This positive relationship is vital to the progress in the various coaching initiatives that we have started in the school in the past number of years. The clubs provide weekly training sessions and all pupils in the school are exposed to expert coaching.
All classes from Junior Infants to 6th class participate in the “Daily Mile” - non-competitive
running every day.
Dedicated pupils from fifth and sixth classes take part in athletics training in Fr. Kinsella Park . They are put through their paces with intervals and various running drills. We have
had great successes in the annual cross country event .
6 th class pupils go through a well organised training programme that leads to participation in
our annual Hallowe’en 5K .
This year we had our first ever Santa Run which we hope to make an annual event .