Sports in Scoil Úna Naofa

Our school has a very comprehensive PE (Physical Education) programme.

We cover all 6 strands of the Primary Curriculum – Games, Dance, Gymnastics, Athletics, Aquatics and Outdoor and Adventure.

We make full use of our 2 yards, 2 halls and surrounding facilities such as local parks, playgrounds and swimming pool.

The school is very fortunate to have coaches who visit the school during the year.  Our G.A.A. coach is Jonathan, and Fintan is our Cricket coach.

In May and June, we employ swimming coaches for 6 weeks of lessons for classes from 2nd to 6th. Pupils also learn about Water Safety.

There are school teams in Hurling, Camogie, Football & Ladies football, which compete in the Cumann na mBunscoil competitions each year. We’ve also sent Soccer, Cricket and Running teams to take part in local competitions and to Santry Sports. There are  many After School Clubs each week too.

Our school tours are activity based where possible.

Health and fitness are a top priority in Scoil Úna Naofa.

Our Camogie Team

Our Camogie Team are being coached by Mr Shanahan and Ms Waldron and they are playing very well. They have matches against Loretto, Mourne Road and Assumption. Their coaches are delighted with the team's spirit and committment, and they think they will go far! Go n-eirí libh a Chailíní!


After great wins in our 1st Round of Matches, Scoil Úna Naofa's camogie Team are through to the Quarter Finals. Fantastic News.


Sport’s Days 2022

We had 2 wonderful Sport’s Days this week.  On Monday, Junior & senior Infants and 1st & 2nd Classes went to Pearse Park to Crumlin United Club grounds. We received a very warm welcome there and couldn’t believe the sunny weather. The children got to enjoy the high slide, Football shoot out, Silent disco, parachute and many other great activities. On Tuesday, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Classes had a very active Sport’s Day. Again, the Silent Disco proved to be very popular, as well as Rounders, Tug of War, Bungee Basketball, Penalty Shootout, Novelty Races and Cic agus Puc Fada. Many parents and families came to enjoy the activities.



School News & Activities

The school is a busy place this term. Activities such as violin lessons have resumed in the CCMA each week. The after-school clubs are also up and running. There is great variety:- Irish dancing, Book Club, Active Club, Music club, Homework club, Coding club, Lego club, Whizz Kids & knitting club, so many interests are catered for.

Our 6th classes will be receiving their Confirmation on Thursday 17th Feb in the church. We hope they have a lovely day.

We are continuing to work on our Green School status. The focus is on travel this time, and one of the main things to have happened was the School Zone outside the school. It means that the footpaths outside the school are clear of traffic, and makes them safer for walking, cycling or scooting! The planters with trees & flowers are lovely too. We have also received news that Dublin City Council are going to install a sheltered bicycle rack in the yard during the year.

It’s great to see that the parents are walking together on Wednesday mornings at 9am. Everyone is welcome to join the group.

It was lovely to read about ‘The Crumlin Community Clean Up’ in The Irish Times recently, and to spot some of our pupils & parents in the photo. Find our more about this group here!


Spring has arrived!



LauraLynn Children’s Hospice Challenge

Staff took part in the 100km walking challenge for LauraLynn’s Children’s Hospice during the month of May this year and raised a total of 2,585.00 euro! It is such a worthy cause and everyone enjoyed the challenge of getting out and about and walking as much as possible in the fresh air. Scenic walking routes from all over Ireland were photographed from Pearse Park to Glendalough and Bray Head, Blarney Castle, Powerscourt and the High Kings Loop in Cashel to name just a few. Well done to everyone for taking part for such an important cause!

Thanks to Ms. O’ Donovan & Carrie for organising the challenge.



Ms Nulty’s Junior Infants are Keeping Busy!

The girls and boys in Ms. Nulty’s class have been very busy over the past month. They are all working so hard at home, practising their cursive writing, reading and doing number work. The boys and girls miss their friends and school but they are making the most of the lovely sunshine and getting lots of fresh air!



At the end of May, athletes from 3rd – 6th travelled to Santry Stadium to compete in Santry Sports. Santry Sports is run every year by Cumann na mBunscoil, which also organises the Gaelic football, hurling and camogie competitions in the schools. Schools from all over Dublin city and county travel to the stadium to compete.The day opened with all the school teams parading around the stadium track, which was a great honour for the athletes. Our athletes ran well, but unfortunately didn’t make it to the winners podium this year. Well done to all who represented the school so well.

PE Activities – Ms. Caulfield

A few photos of Ms Caulfield’s  1st class enjoying their PE lessons

School Tours Dates

Early Start– 14th May – Lullymore Farm

1st Classes – 18th June – Fort Lucan

2nd Classes –18th June – Fort Lucan

Junior Infants – 19th June – Glenroe Pet Farm

Senior Infants – 19th June – Glenroe Pet Farm

Ms Johnson’s 3rd class – 11th June – Let’s Go Tours

Ms Coady’s 3rd class – 12th June – Clara Lara

4th Classes – 12th June – Clara Lara

5th /6th Class Girls – 12th June – Carlingford Centre

5th /6th Class Boys – 21st June – Alive Outside at Kilruddery House.

Walk on Wednesday

All classes are continuing to check their Walk on Wednesday tracker of how many pupils walk to school each Wednesday.

The evening walks are continuing to be a huge success and we really hope to keep these going.

So please ask your friends, relatives and neighbours to come join us on our community walk every Wednesday evening at 7pm.

Launch of our Active Flag, 5th April, 2019

Presentation of Active School Flag (ASF) – Friday April 5th 2019

Scoil Úna Naofa was awarded an ‘Active School Flag’ in 2018. This followed a great effort by the whole school to increase our physical Activity, some of which can be seen on the website.

The ‘Active School Flag’ is a national award for both primary and post primary school, and achieving a flag is a great honour for any school. ‘ASF’ is a Department of Education and Skills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland.

We were delighted to welcome Michael Darragh MacAuley to the school to present us with our award. Michael Darragh has been a stalwart of Dublin Gaelic Football for many years, and is a former primary teacher. He was treated to a lovely concert from some of our pupils, as well as a display of GAA skills from Mr Kiely’s class with our GAA GPO, Jonathon Rock. Jonathon is an uncle to another Dublin great – Dean Rock.

On Thursday, the school had rehearsed the ceremony in the front yard, but the weather did not oblige us on Friday. Ken, our caretaker, moved all the equipment and chairs back to the Big Hall, and thanks to great team-work from our pupils and teachers – the show went on. We were delighted that so many of our parents came to the ceremony, and we managed to find seats for most people.

Michael Darragh spoke to the audience before presenting us with our Flag. He said that it is very important to stay active – for both young and old. He mentioned some of the activities we did to achieve our flag. As well as our regular PE curriculum, the school ran initiatives such as ‘Run around Ireland’, ‘Run to Rio’, ‘Our Exercise Bike’, ‘Walk & Talk’, ’10 @ 10’ and many more. He spoke about the importance of sport – not just for physical activity, but for forming life-long friendships. Many of his good friends are people that he played with on school and club teams.
After that, our senior classes went out to the yard to watch the raising of our ‘Active Schools Flag’. Many of our school community were in attendance, and many got a chance to speak to Michael Darragh, with a few taking photos also.

Afterwards, refreshments were served in the small hall, which gave people a chance to warm up and chat.
All of this would not have been possible without the great effort of our ‘Active Committee’. Thank you to Éabha & Conor from 6th Class, along with Ms Nulty, Mr Malone, Ms Waldron and of course Mr Shanahan, who kept coming up with new exciting ideas to keep us active, and continue to do so – Thank You All!



Raising of our Active School Flag Schedule

Act Item Participants
Welcome Welcome Michael Darragh to the school and present official award Senior Infant pupils
Act 1 Seo mo bhéal

Tá mé ag Súgradh

Istigh sa Zú

Junior Infants
Act II GAA Drills with Johnathon Rock
Act III The Scoil Úna Naofa Twirlers

Julie, Breanna, Neveah, Mya, Calum, Holly, Anna.

2nd/3rd/4th class
Act IV 2nd Class Song 3 x 2nd classes
Act V Haca as Gaeilge 4th classes
Raise Flag 4th, 5th and 6th classes walk with MD Senior School

Raising the Flag


Tea & Refreshments