Interested in swimming in the Community Games ?

We know that we have some really talented swimmers in our school. This year we are hoping to enter some children in the swimming events in the 2018 Community Games.

  1. Children must be living in the Parish of Our Lady Mother of the Church in order to be eligible to compete on behalf of the Castleknock Community Games.
  2. They also need to have swum competitively in the last two years and  have a  personal time from Swim Ireland. U/8 Over 6 category (born between 1st Aug  2010 and 31st July 2012) must be able to swim a minimum of 1 length (25m).The event in this category is the 25m Freestyle U/10 Over 8 category (born between 1st Aug 2008 and 31st July 2010) must be able to swim a minimum of 1 length (25m). Events in this category are 25m Freestyle and 25m Backstroke.

    U/12 Over 10 category (born between 1st August 2006 and 31st July 2008) must be able to swim a minimum of 2 lengths (50m). Events in this category are 50m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke and 50m Backstroke.

     U/14 Over 12 category (born between 1st August 2004 and 31st July 2006) must be able to swim a minimum of 2 lengths (50m). Events in this category are 50m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly.

    If you think your child is at a swimming level that would enable them to compete , please send their name and contact details  into the office. Let us know what event they would be interested registering for. Depending on the number interested we may  need to hold trials , the details of which will be sent out later.

You could also email  these details by clicking here  

Please add Community Games Swimming in the subject line.

Thank you.


Cross Country Running.

Mr Lowery sent a few pictures from todays Cross Country Meet in Porterstown.  Fifty children from 3rd  to 6th took part and they had a really successful day. Dermot Collins ran a great race and came home in 1st place . All competitors earned valuable points for the school team 





Swimming Success

We were delighted to learn today that Cameron Jackson has done St Brigid’s proud in the All Ireland Schools Irish Nationals.
For the under 9 category, each child entered  two strokes..all the training, hard work and passion  paid off in the end and he won the silver in 50mtr freestyle & bronze in the backstroke. We couldn’t be prouder!

Croke Park Appearances


Well done girls and congratulations to Noelle Healy on winning player of the match .

Four of our girls have been selected to play in a mini game in Croke Park this Saturday evening. The event is headlined by the The Dublin  Football Teams.  The Ladies team plays Cork and the  Mens play Donegal. Teacher Mr. Martin O’ Reilly takes the pitch for Donegal !  Faye Monaghan, Niamh Carolan, Sadbh Kenny and Mia Brown  are so lucky to  be  there to cheer everyone on.



National Swimming Finals

Cameron Jackson who is in 3rd class is representing St Brigids in the Irish national swimming schools finals on Sunday. Unfortunately he was the only qualifier from St. Brigids at Leinster qualifiers in Oct. All the top underage swimmers in Ireland compete in this tournament & qualifying for it is an achievement in itself. He will be racing in the 50 meter freestyle & back crawl. His Dad says he has been absolutely flying in training & he has a really good chance in qualifying out of his heat into the final 10 in both disciplines. The competition including heats & finals are on in NAC on this Sunday. We all wish him well and hope he has a great tournament.

Handball Leagues

On Monday some of our boys are going to Russell Park to represent Dublin in the Leinster Handball Leagues

U 13 Team members are

Nathan O’ Donoghue

Ruairi Kirby

Patrick O Donnell

U 11 

Kevin Scally

Luke Simmonds

Rory O Farrell

Niall O’ Grady

Roisin Kirby will  be representing the girls on Tuesday

We hope they have a great day and play to the best of their ability

Football Fixtures 2017

The following is the list of football fixtures for the boys and girls teams this term

Junior Football 4th classes

19/09/17    3pm   Rush v St Brigid’s  Murs

26/09/17   3pm   Holy Family  v St Brigid’s  Russell Park

03/10/17    3pm   Belgrove  v St Brigid’s  St Annes

10/10/17    3pm   Scoil Fiachra v St Brigid’s   Whitehall


Senior Football 6th classes

14/09/17    3pm   John Paul II v St Brigid’s  Russell Park

21/09/17   3pm   Rush v St Brigid’s  Maurs

28/09/17    3pm  Holy Family  v St Brigid’s  St Finians


Senior Football 5th classes

14/09/17    3pm   Sc Lorcain v St Brigid’s  Russell Park

21/09/17   3pm   Lucan v St Brigid’s     Russell Park

28/10/17    3pm  Knocklyn  v St Brigid’s      Russell Park

5/10/17    3pm   Saor

12/10/17   3pm  Scoil Bride FX v St Brigid’s  Cornelscourt

19/10/17    3pm St Michaels  v St Brigid’s  St Michaels

26/10/17    3pm  Hollypark  v St Brigid’s  Meadowvale


Girls Senior Football 

13/09/17    3pm   Sc Thomáis v St Brigid’s  Russell Park

20/09/17   3pm   Knocklyn v St Brigid’s  Sancta Maria

27/09/17    3pm  Navan Rd  v St Brigid’s  Glendhu

Well Done Boys

We are thrilled to report that the Boys Senior Football team won today at Croke Park. Having trailed by nine points at one stage, they fought hard to come back level and then to  snatch victory from Drimnagh Castle by a single point. Mr Courtney  said  ” This was one of the best games of football  I ever witnessed in Saint Brigid’s. The boys showed such courage and determination and  they all played with great speed and skill against tough oposition”

Well done to all the team and a huge congratulations to Mr. Byrne and Mr. O’ Donoghue, our team coaches.

The Team
The Team

Cross Country on March 2nd

Mr Lowery, Mr. Byrne and Ms. Walsh will take 80 children to take part on Wednesday

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Note to those taking part:

The weather forecast is not great dress for cold and rain!

This a school day so the bus will bring you there and back to school afterwards.


We hope everyone has a great day and you back  plenty of medals !

5 a side soccer 

5 a side soccer blitz between St. Brigids & castleknock national school. Very competitive matches. Great skill and sportsmanship shown by all players.