Our school provides a wide range of opportunities for students to participate in team sports. There are 7 main team sports which include – Gaelic Football, Hurling, Soccer, Rugby, Basketball, Spikeball and Frisbee.
Within these 7 team sports we field 22 teams which allows a huge number of students to benefit from the positive aspects of involvement in team sports. Teamwork, problem solving, resilience and developing social skills are all areas that are prominent within a team sport environment. These areas help to compliment life inside the classroom and it is our belief that they can develop our students in a holistic manner.
Over the years our teams have had many successes. Some of our recent highlights include:
Hurling – 2017/18 Senior Dublin B & Leinster C winners and All- Ireland Runners up. Dublin Hurling school of the year 2018.
Gaelic Football – Senior A Runners up 2017 and 2018.
Rugby – Qualified for Leinster Senior Cup in 2017 and 2018. A historic achievement and the only public school to do so.
Soccer – Dublin North Champions and Metro Cup winners 2018.
Spikeball – 1st and 2nd year Dublin winners 2018.
Basketball – A long history of successes at Dublin and All-Ireland level under the tutelage of basketball legend Jerome Westbrooks who coaches our teams. 1st and 2nd year Plate finalists 2018.
Frisbee – Dublin winners at senior level and All -Ireland Finalists for the last three years 2015-18.
Overall, success is not only judged by winning competitions though. The value placed upon participation and striving to give your best effort is what is encouraged in St.Fintan’s. Several well-known sporting stars have gone on to great successes in the careers but it is a love of sport and a desire to compete to the best of your ability that is held in the highest regard within our school.